Global Health: ‘Opiophobia’ Has Left Africa in Agony
Uganda has a strategy for giving scarce morphine to patients in pain. But many poor nations won’t emulate its effort because officials fear an...
Take a Number: Two Hidden Cancer Causes: Diabetes and Obesity
The conditions played a role in nearly 800,000 cases of cancer worldwide in 2012, researchers reported.
His Tattoo Said ‘Do Not Resuscitate.’ Doctors Wanted Another Opinion.
When a dying man arrived at a Miami hospital this year, unconscious, but with end-of-life wishes tattooed on his chest, doctors called on an ethics...
Personal Health: Cataract Surgery May Prolong Your Life
People who can see better are more likely to get exercise, take their medication and avoid falls, experts say.
The Checkup: Does an A.D.H.D. Link Mean Tylenol Is Unsafe in Pregnancy?
In a Norwegian study, pregnant women who took acetaminophen for 29 days or more had a more than twofold risk of having children with A.D.H.D.
The New Health Care: Why a Lot of Important Research Is Not Being Done
Lawsuits have an intimidating effect on an already difficult enterprise.
CVS Is Said to Agree to Buy Aetna, Reshaping Health Care Industry
The huge deal, in the works for months, is partly a pre-emptive move to fend off competition in the pharmacy business from Amazon.
The New Health Care: Why the Giant CVS-Aetna Merger Could Benefit Consumers
Consolidation in health care has generally not been good for Americans. Here’s why this seems to be an exception.
The New Washington: ‘The New Washington’: Sean Hannity
The conservative media host spoke with Matthew Shaer about the roots of his opinionated style, what it’s like to know the president is listening...
Woman With Transplanted Uterus Gives Birth, the First in the U.S.
A woman born without a uterus had one transplanted from a live donor, and gave birth to a healthy son, at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.
Social Q’s: The Friend Who Diagnoses Too Much
And: a sexual-harassment skeptic; a clumsy plans avoider; and the early stages of dating a man who’s (oh no) allergic to cats.
Philippines Suspends Dengue Shots After Drug Firm’s Warning
More than 740,000 students have already received Dengvaxia vaccinations, which could pose health risks for people not previously infected.