Ohio Bill Would Ban Abortion if Down Syndrome Is Reason
Legislators are expected to approve a measure that would make it illegal for a doctor to perform an abortion on a woman terminating to avoid having...
News Analysis: Decades of Data Fail to Resolve Debate on Treating Tiny Breast Lesions
The study’s authors said the data indicates that treatment has not made much of a difference, if any, for the tens of thousands of women a year who...
Study Finds Surprising Byproduct of Middle Eastern Conflicts: Cleaner Air
A paper published in the journal Science found that Middle Eastern cities involved in wars or other crises showed fewer pollutants in the air....
Room for Debate: Breast Cancer Confusion
What should women do with the latest findings that raise doubts about the value of surgery for certain lesions?
Breast Cancer Treatment and D.C.I.S.: Readers React
An article Thursday about treatment for ductal carcinoma in situ prompted a wide range of responses, anger, sadness and relief among them....
Well: Doctors Behaving Badly
The decision by a prominent medical journal to publish an anonymous essay recounting appalling behavior by doctors while a patient was unconscious...
Well: The Weekly Health Quiz: Coffee, Sugar and Sex Drive
Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.
Aggressive Treatment for Early Breast Cancer: Reporter’s Notebook
Medical reporter Gina Kolata explains why stories like her front-page article about early stage breast cancer treatment frighten her....
A Racial Gap in Attitudes Toward Hospice Care
Suspicions about end-of-life options remain strong among many African-Americans. Some doctors and clergy members are going to church to reshape...
Well: Ask Well: Fighting Bags Under the Eyes
The answer to whether there are effective ways of combating those darkened areas depends on what caused them, dermatologists say....
New Methods for Cancer May Benefit Jimmy Carter’s Fight
Experts said the former president, even at 90, was a good candidate for the treatment he has just begun: a highly-targeted form of radiation and an...
Business Briefing: Study Finds Drug Lowers Risk of Diabetes Complications
New data shows Jardiance cuts the risk of heart attack and strokes that are the top killers of diabetes patients.