Ask Well: Should Doctors Consider Body Size When Prescribing Drugs?
For many medications, a one-size-fits-all strategy works fine.
U.S. Issues Alert to Americans in China in Wake of Sonic Attack Fears
A strange illness reported by some American diplomats in the southern city of Guangzhou prompted the U.S. to urge its citizens in China to get help...
Every Time I Thought the Purdue Pharma OxyContin Story Was Over, I Was Wrong
Not only would a previously undisclosed prosecution report surface more than a decade after it was written, but as fate would have it, I would be...
Doctor Who Danced During Surgery Is Suspended by Georgia Medical Board
The board said that the dermatologist’s continued practice “poses a threat to the public health, safety, and welfare.”
Depression in Older People Tends to Be More Severe
It is apparently unconnected to known risk factors like social isolation or the chronic diseases of old age.
What to Do When a Loved One Is Severely Depressed
There are no easy answers for helping someone struggling with depression, especially if you’ve already tried and tried. Here are some tips from...
Blood Test Might Predict Pregnancy Due Date and Preterm Birth
The test is far from ready for use, but research is promising. If it works in bigger studies, it could help prevent deaths of babies born prematurely.
Suicide Is Increasingly Common in the U.S.
Since 1999, suicide rates have risen in almost every state, often by as much as 30 percent, health officials reported.
How I Used Art to Get Through Trauma
My encounter with a gunman on my evening commute led to nightmares and depression. Art helped me recover from post-traumatic stress, and it might...
Matter: Hot Heads: Why Mammals Need R.E.M. Sleep
Sleeping fur seals toggle between two brain patterns: one while at sea, the other on land. Researchers suggest that R.E.M. sleep serves to warm the...
Tonsillectomy Risks May Outweigh Benefits
Watchful waiting may be a good strategy when the condition is not too severe.
Voices: Death by Tuna Sandwich?
My heart does some crazy things. It stops beating when I eat.