Reacting to Videos, Planned Parenthood Fights to Regain Initiative
The women’s reproductive health care provider has countered videos claiming it was “profiteering in baby parts” by gathering information from...
New York State Orders Health Republic Co-op to End New Business
State authorities said on Friday that the cooperative, a nonprofit insurer, must stop writing new policies, citing the likelihood that it would...
Op-Ed Contributors: How Surgery Can Fight Global Poverty
The United Nations has developed admirable goals to end global poverty and hunger, but they can’t succeed without expanding access to surgery....
Drug Companies Hire New Lobbyist to Answer Critics
Stephen J. Ubl is known in Washington for his deep knowledge of health policy, shrewd political instincts and low-key manner....
2 New Drugs Prove More Effective Against Kidney Cancer, Studies Find
Studies of two drugs, showing that each works better than the standard treatment for advanced kidney cancer, should lead to changes in patient...
The New Old Age: Near the End, It’s Best to Be ‘Friended’
Older patients without anyone to make medical decisions on their behalf are described as unbefriended. In a crisis, there is no one to speak for...
Opinion: The Breast Cancer Gene and Me
It’s simple: All Ashkenazi Jewish women should have the BRCA test.
Well: The Weekly Health Quiz: Coke, Bikes and Full-Fat Foods
Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.
Well: Ask Well: Alcoholism and Depression
Is alcoholism a form of depression, or does it cause depression in those genetically susceptible?
On the Environment: The Connection Between Cleaner Air and Longer Lives
Despite challenges to the Clean Air Act as costly and unnecessary, the data make it clear that people are living longer in a less polluted America....
Well: Supplement Yohimbe Low on Accurate Information
Banned in several countries, it is sold in the United States despite often lacking correct details on quantity, or anything about side effects....
F.D.A. Panel Discusses Essure Contraceptive Implant
The public meeting was called after complaints accumulated that the device, inserted into the fallopian tubes, caused pain and possibly even death....