Bill Banning Circumcision in Iceland Alarms Religious Groups
Doctors, nurses and midwives have thrown their support behind the bill, which would ban circumcisions in children without a medical reason.
Phys Ed: Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Olympian?
Becoming the most decorated Winter Olympics athlete in history requires snow, fortitude, technique, squats, more squats, and more.
I Was Misinformed: Mars Needs My Mother
Before her stroke, Ma was an adventurous traveler: the Amazon, the Nile, the Galápagos. Now, she’s planning on tagging along with Elon Musk.
Sneeze Into Your Elbow, Not Your Hand. Please.
Some people have not yet gotten the official public health advice that sneezing into your arm sleeves (if you don’t have a tissue) will stop the...
Need a Date? Get a Dog
People with dogs are often perceived to be more approachable, happier and more empathetic, research shows.
Trilobites: Inside Wounded Flies, Fat Cells Race to the Rescue
Typically biologists have assumed that fat cells lead sedentary lives, but in fruit flies they seem to be highly mobile, performing vital functions...
Personal Health: More Fitness, Less Fatness
Public health experts worry about the effects of “fat acceptance” on well-being and the costs of chronic weight-related ailments.
The New Health Care: What Happens When You Let Babies Feed Themselves?
The hope was that they would naturally eat the right amount, and that fewer would be overweight, but a study didn’t support that.
F.D.A. to Expand Medication-Assisted Therapy for Opioid Addicts
The agency will embrace treatment that “does not require the patient to be totally clean at every visit,” as long as the patient shows continuing...
Patients Eagerly Awaited a Generic Drug. Then They Saw the Price.
Teva Pharmaceuticals announced it would sell a “lower-cost” alternative to Syprine, an old drug that costs more than $21,000. But the new generic...
Trump Blames Video Games for Mass Killings. Researchers Do Not.
“I’m hearing more and more people say the level of violence on video games is really shaping young people’s thoughts,” the president said on Thursday.
Wealth Matters: A Road to Addiction Recovery for Executives
As the opioid crisis tightens its grip, an industry has sprung up to offer recovery programs for executives who seek treatment in a discreet...