Ask Well: What Causes Bell’s Palsy?
The facial paralysis and drooping is caused by nerve inflammation, but the cause of that inflammation “is a question for the ages” says one expert.
Without Obamacare Mandate, ‘You Open the Floodgates’ for Skimpy Health Plans
The Republican effort to undo the requirement that people get insured would unleash sales of cheaper policies offering little coverage.
Ban on Teflon Chemical Tied to Fewer Low-Weight Babies
Researchers estimate that 118,009 low-weight births were prevented from 2003 to 2014, resulting in $13.7 billion in savings.
Air Pollution May Weaken the Bones
People living in polluted areas had higher rates of osteoporosis and bone fractures.
Trauma May Have Fallout Over Generations
The daughters of women exposed to childhood trauma are at increased risk for serious psychiatric disorders, a new study concludes.
Mars to Invest in Kind, Maker of Snack Bars
The deal is aimed at moving the candy giant into more healthful foods, at a time when consumers are stepping away from traditional sweets.
The Times in Person: Clearing the Air on Climate Education: A Reporter Returns to the Scene of Her Story
“There may be emotional safety in talking about your story at a physical remove from where it unfolded. But it is far more enlightening — and...
Australian State Passes Assisted Dying Law
After two and half years of debate and despite opposition from many doctors, the state of Victoria legalized voluntary euthanasia for some...
Phys Ed: How Running May or May Not Help the Heart
Running marathons may not make up for some of the bad choices we make in our diet and lifestyles.
As Walmart Buys Online Retailers, Their Health Benefits Suffer
Employees at several e-commerce companies recently acquired by Walmart are finding that their coverage will come at a far higher price.
Gene Therapy Hits a Peculiar Roadblock: A Virus Shortage
Revolutionary new treatments depend on tailor-made viruses, but laboratories cannot make them fast enough.
Mind: Therapy for Sexual Misconduct? It’s Mostly Unproven
Some celebrities have promised to enroll in treatment following accusations of sexual impropriety. But experts say there is no proven treatment.