Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Chief Executive Resigns From Merck’s Board of Directors
Under scrutiny for the hospital’s industry ties and compensation, Dr. Craig B. Thompson stepped down from two company boards.
To Prevent Urinary Tract Infections, Drink Up
Women who drank more water got fewer U.T.I.s, a randomized trial confirmed.
Ivy League Football Saw Large Reduction in Concussions After New Kickoff Rules
The Ivy League adjusted its kickoff and touchback lines by just five yards. The number of concussions per 1,000 kickoff plays dropped from 11 to...
Everyone Should Have a Postpartum Doula
Because when a baby comes, friends and families don’t always know how to help.
These Cholesterol-Reducers May Save Lives. So Why Aren’t Heart Patients Getting Them?
Powerful PCSK9 inhibitors were supposed to revolutionize care for cardiac patients. But insurers and other payers balked at sky-high prices.
Voices: The Secret to Aging Well? Contentment
Despite having many friends in their 70s, 80s and 90s, I’ve been far too slow to realize that how we respond to aging is a choice made in the mind,...
Cancer Center’s Board Chairman Faults Top Doctor Over ‘Crossed Lines’
The executive told Memorial Sloan Kettering’s staff that the hospital had not done enough to limit the industry conflicts of its chief medical...
A Man Died After Being Infected With Brain-Eating Amoeba. Here’s What You Should Know.
A New Jersey man contracted the infection after visiting a surf and water park in Texas. Experts say the amoeba is found in warm bodies of fresh...
Global Health: Over 80,000 Americans Died of Flu Last Winter, Highest Toll in Years
Among the dead were 180 babies, children and teenagers, more than in any year since the C.D.C. began tracking pediatric deaths.
Breakthrough Leukemia Treatment Backfires in a Rare Case
The groundbreaking treatment that genetically engineers a patient’s own cells to fight leukemia turned lethal in one patient, reversing his remission.
2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to 2 Cancer Immunotherapy Researchers
James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo were recognized for a discovery that the body’s immune system can be used to attack cancer cells.
Personal Health: The Risk of Alternative Cancer Treatments
Avoiding evidence-based treatments in favor of untested ones can contribute to higher death rates, a Yale study found.