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An illustrated look at the face masks that are now everywhere on the streets of San Francisco and other smoke-ridden cities.
Compared with women who did not take omega-3s, those who took supplements had an 11 percent lower risk of giving birth before 37 weeks of gestation.
The appendix is turning out to contain biologically useful tissue that may help prevent nasty gastrointestinal ills.
Deaths from the disease plummeted from 2000 to 2013, but are now stuck at over 400,000 a year. Donor giving is flat, and some countries are not doing enough to protect their citizens.
Parents often feel bad if their babies aren’t good sleepers, but a new study suggests there’s a lot of variation, even at a year old.
Thirty percent of freshmen won’t return for their sophomore year, and the wheels can start to fall off as early as Thanksgiving. What can parents do?
For at least two decades, the New York City Housing Authority routinely disputed tests that revealed lead in its apartments. Private landlords almost never do this.
Results from a new study may lead to approval of what could be the first drug that ameliorates potentially deadly reactions in children with severe peanut allergies.
A week after the most destructive fire in state history ripped through this small town, the flames have been replaced by a new danger: the air.
The measure would punish doctors who perform an abortion when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, and would have few exceptions.
Millions embrace e-cigarettes as smoking cessation aids. Will restricting the devices for teenagers put former adult smokers who vape at risk to start again?
As vaping grows more popular, especially among teens, here are answers to some basic questions about its health effects.
E-cigarettes may help tobacco smokers quit. But the alluring devices can swiftly induce a nicotine habit in teenagers who never smoked. This is the tale of one person’s struggle.
Readers tell us about the stereotypes they have encountered around veterans and post-traumatic stress disorder, and the ways in which they have challenged them.
Smokers are customizing their trendy vape pens with purple glitter, fake designer labels and even 18-karat gold.
Parasites transmitted by tsetse flies travel to the brain, causing paranoia, fury and death. Until now, killing them required hospitalization and harsh drugs.
She also investigated links between various disorders, like depression and smoking, and suggested that migraines could cause mental problems — and vice versa.
The agency declined to prohibit sales of the popular vaping flavors, and will begin the process to outlaw menthol cigarettes.
The rate of sudden cardiac death in African-Americans is twice as high as in whites, and no one knows why.
Mr. Fingarette concluded that heavy drinking was willful behavior, not a disease, and that moderate use of alcohol was an acceptable treatment goal.
Flu season is here, and there are at least six types of vaccine to choose from. It’s worth studying the options to determine which is likely to protect you the most.
The Putian network of 8,000 facilities, which expanded rapidly with little government oversight, is facing national outrage and scrutiny over a death and fraud allegations.
No matter how long I deal with periodic blood tests, abdominal CTs and mammograms, they always trigger a huge wave of ‘scanxiety.’
Adults who cut carbohydrates from their diets and replaced them with fat sharply increased their metabolisms.
Between domestic duties and emotional labor, research shows, women are more stressed than men are — but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here’s what the data says, and how to take care of yourself.
The uproar highlighted decades-old tension over an effective ban on federal research of the public health effects of gun violence.
New federal exercise recommendations include the first-ever federal activity parameters for 3-year-olds, as well as a few surprising omissions.
Comparison of two tribes in the Venezuelan rain forest points to diet, rather than advancing age, as a cause of higher blood pressure.
Even when she was gone, she was present in the patient sitting before me and in the way I was newly able to comfort and reassure her.
Rapid consolidation has created powerful groups of hospitals, with organizations dictating prices and fueling health spending in some areas of the country.
Juul will restrict sales of nearly all its flavored pods to the internet, and stop most social media promotion to combat youth vaping, bowing to government and public pressure.
The Pacific nation hoped that hosting the APEC summit meeting would elevate its international profile, but a national health crisis threatens to overshadow it.