Maine Raises Smoking Age to 21 After Lawmakers Override Veto
The regulations, which also apply to e-cigarettes and hookah pipes, make Maine the fourth state to raise the legal age for buying tobacco products.
Trilobites: Lyme Disease’s Worst Enemy? It Might Be Foxes
New data suggests the rise of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases may be tied to a scarcity of traditional mouse predators.
Maternal Instinct, or O.C.D.?
Where is the line between normal parental instinct — that natural drive to keep our children safe — and true mental disorder?
In Breakthrough, Scientists Edit a Dangerous Mutation From Genes in Human Embryos
Researchers have found a way to reliably remove disease-causing mutations from human embryos, an achievement sure to renew concerns over so-called...
Gum Disease Tied to Cancer Risk in Older Women
Periodontal disease was associated with an increased risk of esophageal and gallbladder cancers, cancers of the breast and lung, and melanoma.
Phys Ed: The Best Running Stride? The One That Comes Naturally
Even beginning runners tend to settle into the stride that is most efficient for them, a new study found.
Senators Launch Bipartisan Effort to Shore Up Obamacare
The Senate health committee will begin drafting legislation to stabilize the strengthen the individual insurance market, Senator Lamar Alexander said.
Moderate Drinking Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk
Drinking three to four days a week, compared to only once, was associated with a lower risk of diabetes, regardless of the amount of alcohol consumed.
Voices: The Secret Life of Pain
Over a decade I had become adept at hiding the unexplained pain that racked my back and joints.
White House Panel Recommends Declaring National Emergency on Opioids
President Trump’s commission to assess the epidemic wrote to him that a declaration would allow the federal government to “take bold steps.”
The Male Animal: Losing the Fight Against ‘Dad Bod’
Meet the men who seem unable to win the battle against those extra five to 15 pounds.
How to Survive a Rip Current: First, Don’t Fight It
Two swimmers drowned in New York and New Jersey on Sunday after they were caught in rip currents, the phenomenon behind most rescues by beach...