Replacing Faulty Heart Devices Costs Medicare $1.5 Billion in 10 Years
A new report says seven types of defective pacemakers or defibrillators had to be replaced from 2005 through 2014.
Take a Number: 110 Million Americans Have an S.T.D.
Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are all on the rise, federal researchers found.
The New Old Age: A Child’s Death Brings ‘Trauma That Doesn’t Go Away’
Even more than other parents, the elderly struggle to recover from the death of a child.
Cost of Contact in Sports Is Estimated at Over 600,000 Injuries a Year
Yale researchers calculated that, if contact sports could be made noncontact, there would be 49,600 fewer injuries among male college athletes per...
Ask Well: Is Microvascular Heart Disease a Serious Condition?
Microvascular heart disease affects about four times as many women as men, and the condition can be very serious.
Modern Love: Taking My Ex Back In (for His Own Good)
They loved each other and had a child together, but couldn’t make it work. Twenty years later, could their bond save his life?
Global Health: They Swallowed Live Typhoid Bacteria — On Purpose
A clinical trial enlisted some of England’s brightest minds, tempted by curiosity and cash. They proved a new typhoid vaccine works and could save...
Otto Warmbier Suffered Extensive Brain Damage, Coroner Confirms
The college student, imprisoned for more than year in North Korea, fell into a vegetative state after blood flow to his brain was cut off,...
The Zika Virus Grew Deadlier With a Small Mutation, Study Suggests
A single variation in its DNA may have helped equip the virus to attack fetal cells, contributing to a surge of birth defects in Latin America.
Older Siblings a Risk Factor for Serious Flu Infections in Infants
Having older brothers and sisters puts young children at higher risk for being hospitalized with the flu.
Students Look to Vending Machines for Better Access to Morning-After Pill
Stanford is the latest university to install a vending machine that sells emergency contraception after students spoke of difficulty obtaining the...
‘Flesh-Eating Bacteria’ From Harvey’s Floodwaters Kill a Woman
Necrotizing fasciitis, a deadly infection that destroys tissue, can be caused by a wide range of bacteria, many of which were present after...