Lasik’s Risks Are Coming Into Sharper Focus
Some patients who undergo the eye surgery report a variety of side effects. They may persist for years, studies show.
Basics: Secrets of the Y Chromosome
It’s not just what makes males into males. The sex chromosome also influences health in hidden ways, some experts believe, and may even explain why...
New York Today: New York Today: Suicide Resources in the City
Monday: How to help a friend in need, mild weather, and a new riverfront park.
Personal Health: To Take Care of Your Health, Measure Your Waist
If your waist measures 35 or more inches for women or 40 or more inches for men, chances are you’re harboring a potentially dangerous amount of...
Can Low-Intensity Care Solve High Health Care Costs?
The shift toward cheaper settings like outpatient clinics and homes is a worthy goal, but new research is showing us where we shouldn’t cut corners.
Retro Report: Scientists Can Design ‘Better’ Babies. Should They?
Advances in reproductive technology have put genetic choices within reach of perspective parents. But critics warn of ethical peril.
Salmonella Outbreak That Sickened 60 Is Linked to Pre-Cut Melons
Packages of fruit have been recalled in eight states, but over half of the reported illnesses have been in Michigan.
Trump’s New Plan to Dismantle Obamacare Comes With Political Risks
The Justice Department’s challenge of the constitutionality of major parts of the law imperils popular protections for people with pre-existing...
How Suicide Quietly Morphed Into a Public Health Crisis
The deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain are emblematic of a persistent and growing threat in the United States.
Anheuser-Busch to Pull Funding From Major Alcohol Study
Controversy about the sponsorship threatens to undermine the study’s credibility, the company said.
Can One Suicide Lead to Others?
Suicides can occur in clusters, researchers have found, and high-profile examples may lead to similar acts among those who are already...
The Ascension of Cauliflower
Food companies are capitalizing on the low-carb, gluten-free trend by using vegetables like cauliflower to replace flour, rice and other simple carbs.