Global Health: Only Six Nations Have Evaluated Readiness for Global Pandemic
A World Bank-sponsored study found that wealth countries Finland, Saudi Arabia and the United States and poor nations Eritrea, Pakistan and...
A Dangerous, ‘Silent Reservoir’ for Gonorrhea: The Throat
Oral gonorrhea is hard to detect and treat. And with drug-resistant strains of the bacteria on the rise, experts are concerned about so-called...
A Conversation With: Dr. Raj Panjabi Goes the Last Mile in Liberia
A charity dispatches community health workers to the most remote communities in Africa — beyond “the last mile” of the organized health care system.
Trilobites: Lovers Share Colonies of Skin Microbes, Study Finds
Couples who live together come to share similar communities of bodily bacteria — especially on the feet.
Take a Number: Caregivers Are Too Slow to Reach for EpiPens, Study Finds
Just 36 percent of children having strong allergic reactions receive epinephrine before arriving at the emergency room, suggesting more education...
The New Health Care: When Children Lose Siblings, They Face an Increased Risk of Death
The data show a need for closer monitoring and more support after a child’s death.
Personal Health: No Crying Over Dry Eyes
Evolving knowledge of the nature of tears helps experts understand and treat dry eye disease.
The Checkup: Binge Drinking Drops Among Teenagers
Frequent binges are declining, but not as rapidly among black adolescents, lower-income groups and girls.
A New Way for Therapists to Get Inside Heads: Virtual Reality
Limbix, a start-up using Google headsets, helps psychologists expose patients to their anxieties in the safety of an office.
News Analysis: Consensus Is Health Law Can Be Fixed. Now the Hard Part.
Stabilizing the market, lowering drug prices and expanding access to coverage would go a long way to easing millions of Americans’ concerns.
Behind Legislative Collapse: An Angry Vow Fizzles for Lack of a Viable Plan
Voter anger turned Republicans against the Affordable Care Act, but amid the promises of repeal, the party never offered a viable alternative.
A Doctor Gives Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop a Pelvic Exam
Dr. Jen Gunter was already skeptical of “snake oil” products meant to improve women’s sex lives. Now she is a detractor of the movie star’s website.