Hurricane Damage in Puerto Rico Leads to Fears of Drug Shortages Nationwide
Two weeks after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, manufacturers are scrambling to get their plants back on line and avoid production problems.
Saunas May Be Good for Blood Pressure
A Finnish study suggests that regular sauna visits can reduce the risk for high blood pressure.
With Affordable Care Act’s Future Cloudy, Costs for Many Seem Sure to Soar
Some insurers have been granted double-digit rate increases for 2018 amid questions about the stability of the individual market.
Poor Sense of Smell May Signal Impending Dementia
Men and women who failed to identify orange, leather, peppermint, rose or fish odors were at higher risk of cognitive decline.
Personal Genetic Testing Is Here. Do We Need It?
People are using a growing stream of genetic data to help them make better health decisions. But some findings may be overblown or irrelevant.
Arthur Janov, Psychologist Who Set the World Screaming, Dies at 93
The father of primal scream therapy, Dr. Janov maintained, not without controversy, that it could cure an array of ills from alcoholism to asthma.
The Global Siren Call of Fast Food
For The New York Times’s West and Central Africa bureau chief, tastes of home in Dakar, Senegal, are a mixed blessing.
Personal Health: Good Vegan, Bad Vegan
A vegan who consumes no animal products can be just as unhealthy as an omnivore who dines on burgers and chicken nuggets.
The Checkup: Managing Head Trauma in Children
Children’s head injuries are scary for parents — and doctors — but it’s possible to reduce CT scans and keep children safe.
Nobel Prize in Medicine Goes to Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young
The three U.S.-born scientists were recognized for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm.
The New Health Care: What Makes Singapore’s Health Care So Cheap?
The most frustrating part about its system is that it’s misused by those on both the left and right who want to hold it up as an example.
Obesity Was Rising as Ghana Embraced Fast Food. Then Came KFC.
The growing popularity of fried chicken and pizza in parts of Africa underscores how fast food is changing habits and expanding waistlines.