first person: Please Stop Merchandising Mental Illness
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Medicare Slashes Star Ratings for Staffing at 1 in 11 Nursing Homes
1,387 facilities got only one out of five stars for staffing because they failed to maintain the required nursing coverage or to provide data...
Q&A: Hives in the City
Is urban honey tainted by pollution?
Meet the Rebate, the New Villain of High Drug Prices
A growing chorus, including the Trump administration, is calling for a rethinking of after-the-fact drug discounts that some say contribute to...
Ask Well: Do Flip-Flops Protect Against Athlete’s Foot?
Public showers, locker rooms and swimming pools are breeding grounds for the fungi that cause athlete’s foot. Footwear can help prevent infections.
Gender Letter: Getting Real About Periods, Childbirth, Menopause and More
There’s a growing wave of women speaking openly and unabashedly about their health issues, amid concern about growing restrictions on reproductive...
Dr. Kimishige Ishizaka, Who Found Allergy Link, Dies at 92
Working with his wife, he identified an antibody that, in allergic individuals, produces excess amounts of histamine, which makes them sneeze.
Trilobites: Worker Ants: You Could Have Been Queens
Whether an ant becomes a worker or colony royalty may depend on insulin metabolism.
Clean, Sober and $41,000 Deep in Out-of-Pocket Addiction Recovery Costs
People recovering from opioid addiction and their families discuss the financial and emotional costs of treatment.
New Alzheimer’s Drug Shows Big Promise in Early Trial Results
The drug may be the first to successfully attack both the brain changes and the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Further research will be needed to know if...
Men Are Freaking Out About Their Sperm
A study suggests that sperm counts have been dropping for decades. Is this how the big dystopia begins? Probably not! Still, Silicon Valley is at...
How Not to Let Your Phone Ruin Your Vacation
Strategies for traveling without letting your phone keep you from enjoying your trip.