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Many businesses are ill-equipped or unwilling to deal with opioid addiction even as it has driven up health costs and hurt productivity.
Dr. Richner turned a war-ravaged pediatric hospital in Phnom Penh into a network of five medical centers that now serve one million patients a year.
In 1983, Sally and Bennett Shaywitz began studying the reading skills of more than 400 children. The subjects are in their 40s now, and the Shaywitzes are still tracking them.
The faster speeds and larger screen sound boring on paper. But an electrical heart sensor gives a glimpse of the promise to come, our reviewer writes.
Antibody half-life varies tremendously, from about 11 years for tetanus to over 200 years for measles and mumps.
My siblings and I joined the ranks of the 15 million or so unpaid and untrained family caregivers for older adults in the United States.
The C.D.C.’s first guidelines to focus on children’s head injuries steer doctors away from CT scans and prolonged isolation.
A for-profit venture with exclusive rights to use the center’s vast archive of tissue slides has generated concerns at the nonprofit cancer center.
Three years after finding that laboratories had mishandled deadly pathogens, the Pentagon has no way to measure the effectiveness of its reforms, according to a new report.
Active infections kill 4,000 people a day worldwide, more than AIDS does. But the notion that a quarter of the global population harbors silent tuberculosis is “a fundamental misunderstanding.”
Medical insurance generally pays more than dental insurance, so your dentist may be able to bill for services extending beyond tooth care.
A Marine veteran shares the struggles of dating while on medication for his service-related PTSD and chronic pain.
New research found that the painful deposits are surprisingly dynamic, forming much like microscopic coral reefs, and could help with treating them.
Men tend to walk differently with other men than with women. And Americans walk faster with children, whereas Ugandans move more leisurely.
Scientists are focusing on a relatively small number of human genes and neglecting thousands of others. The reasons have more to do with professional survival than genetics.
Some studies suggest that taking high doses of folic acid can prevent pre-eclampsia, but a randomized trial found it did not.
Women who put on excess pounds, or not enough weight, had children at risk for high blood pressure and other problems.
The takeover of one of the nation’s largest pharmacy benefit manager by a big health insurer is expected to close by the end of the year.
I went to Kigali in Rwanda to report on the type of heart disease afflicting Chance and millions of other young people. I was supposed to be a fly on the wall. Before I knew it, I was trying to help.
Mimi Swartz’s “Ticker” tells the story of the doctors who, against all odds, struggled to make a device to replace one of our most vital organs.
Once a year, doctors travel to Rwanda to perform lifesaving surgery on people with damaged heart valves — a disease caused by untreated strep throat.
In his new book, the neuroscientist Eric Kandel explores the science of unusual brains, locating many of his answers in genetics.
Skull fractures, often from falling down stairs, are among the injuries that can occur with child walkers.
The origins of tamper-resistant packaging — exasperating yet reassuring — lie in a deadly episode in 1982, when cyanide-laced Tylenol killed seven people.