Isabelle Rapin, Who Advanced Concept of an Autism Spectrum, Dies at 89
The Swiss-born neurologist is credited with modernizing the understanding of autism’s causes and popularizing use of the term “autism spectrum...
Why ‘Radical Body Love’ Is Thriving on Instagram
Embraced by celebrities like Tess Holliday and Lena Dunham, the body-positive movement is carving out a digital space where everyday people find...
Ties: Holding On to My Pets, as Alzheimer’s Takes My Memories
Amid the many worries that accompany the illness, is a terror over how it will affect my pets and my bond with them.
Ask Well: Why Does Hair Turn Gray at a Young Age?
Smoking, nutrition and many other factors may contribute to graying locks.
A Key Republican Demands Subsidies to Calm Insurance Markets
The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee said Congress must fund subsidies to insurance companies that offset out-of-pocket spending by...
F.D.A. Asks Drug Maker to Stop Selling a Dangerous Opioid
The agency’s request about the drug, Opana ER, may signal a more aggressive approach against prescription opioids that are found to be widely abused.
5% of U.S. Pregnant Women With Zika Had Baby With a Birth Defect
The report, published on Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also provided for the first time preliminary estimates of this...
Cancer Drug Proves to Be Effective Against Multiple Tumors
The drug, Keytruda, is the first approved for patients with tumors with a particular genetic signature, wherever they appear in the body.
Sharing a Room With a Baby
A new analysis questions the recommendation that parents share a bedroom with an infant until age 1 to reduce the risk for sudden infant death.
Better Health Through the ‘Lassie Effect’
People’s health improves when regularly exercising their dog. So why don’t more people walk their pets more often?
When a Pet Dies, Helping Children Through the ‘Worst Day of Their Lives’
Understanding the ways that a child might view and respond to a pet’s passing can help parents to ease the grieving process.
Taking a Toll: How Prejudice Can Harm Your Health
Research suggests that discrimination is internalized over a lifetime, and takes a toll on people’s well-being.