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Despite warnings from experts, older people are using more anti-anxiety and sleep medications, putting them at risk of serious side effects and even overdoses.
Veterans accounted for 24.3 percent of the American Paralympic team this year, and they benefit from funding sources not available to civilians.
After years of austerity, the National Health Service is under enormous strain, so it is paying French doctors to perform some operations on its behalf.
Authors of two books about aging pass along some of the wisdom of the oldest old about what brings meaning and pleasure to their twilight years.
At a cost of $1.4 billion, the N.I.H.’s All of Us program may help scientists discover new links between diseases, genes and lifestyle. But the project faces formidable obstacles.
A new category of prescription medical treatments, what executives call digital therapeutics, comes in the form of mobile apps.
Scientists and National Institute of Health officials waged a concerted campaign to obtain funding from the alcohol industry for research that may enshrine alcohol as a part of a healthy diet.
The administration is vetting Dr. Robert Redfield, a founder of the University of Maryland’s Institute of Human Virology, for C.D.C. chief.
“Hippocratic,” a documentary about Dr. M.R. Rajagopal, who helps India’s dying, shows the desperate need for the same drugs maligned for causing overdoses.
A House member from upstate New York, Ms. Slaughter championed women’s rights, food safety and the Affordable Care Act.
The mercy of dementia is that Mom is immune to the psychological distress that often accompanies cancer treatment.
Hargreaves sent her children a message from the apex: “I am on the highest point of the world, and I love you dearly.” She perished months later while descending Earth’s second-highest peak, K2.
The Nordic nations are the happiest in the world, an annual report found. The United States dropped four spots to 18th.
Ms. Holmes, the chief executive of the blood-testing company, agreed to a settlement in which she will be stripped of control.
For newborns who are losing weight, supplementing breast-feeding with formula for a few days may provide a kick-start.
In hospitals, clinics and books, he revolutionized our understanding of how children develop psychologically.
I chased patterns where there were none, but I saw one that was very real: This was not the only relationship my mental illness would detonate.
Older cyclists are not like most of the rest of us. They are healthier. They are, biologically, younger.
The three women who were found dead in Yountville, Calif., served as the core clinical team for the Pathway Home program.
Storage failures at two respected clinics have raised concerns about safety and reliability. Here are some things to look out for and questions to ask.