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Following reports in The Times that investigators and officials had solicited funding for the trial from the alcohol industry, the N.I.H. has launched two internal investigations.
Guessing wrong on when a condition is a life-threatening medical emergency could mean a large bill. Or worse.
Continually texting and emailing from her smartphone strained the tendons in this tech reporter’s phone thumb, which turns out to be an increasingly common condition.
“I never lock my door; if people show up at night, I will wake up,” said I Gusti Mangku Sasak, a holistic Usada Bali healer.
A break in the 31-year-long investigation of the killings in Washington State of a young Canadian couple came after DNA was uploaded to an ancestry website.
The cases of Dr. Larry Nassar and Dr. George Tyndall involve touching and comments that gynecologists say are highly inappropriate.
How soon would you swim after having diarrhea? 17 percent said one hour, but you’re supposed to wait two weeks.
The organization said the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is worrisome but there is “a strong reason to believe” it can be controlled.
The arrival of the disease in Mbandaka, a bustling port city, is “a game changer,” a World Health Organization official said.
Diet, smoking cessation, stress management and exercise can decrease the size of atherosclerotic plaques and help to stabilize them so that you are less likely to have a heart attack.
When scientists injected RNA from the brain cells of trained snails to untrained snails, the animals behaved as if they remembered the trained snails’ experiences.
The decision ushers in what many experts believe will be a new era in treatment for people who suffer the most severe form of the headaches.
Federal health officials say the tainted lettuce is no longer on the shelves or on restaurant menus, because the harvesting season in the Yuma, Ariz., region ended more than a month ago.
Children whose mothers lived in the most polluted areas were more likely to have high blood pressure between ages 3 and 9.
Compared with waiting for labor to begin, induction was associated with fewer perinatal deaths, stillbirths and cesarean sections.
In its campaign to lower drug prices, the agency posted a list of brand-name manufacturers in an effort to force them to share drug samples with their generic rivals.
Researchers mined medical records to build family trees they hope could help advance medical research, but the privacy implications worry some bioethicists.
Last week, U.S. veterans asked a federal appeals court to reinstate their lawsuit against a military contractor for exposing them to toxic emissions from burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Working out the muscles on one side of our bodies can keep the muscles on the other side fit, even if we do not move them at all.
The biggest mistakes most athletes make, how running can be good for the knees and why you might want to eat more gristle.
I knew, in that place in your soul where you know things, that I was going to become a swimmer at the age of 43, despite never having swum more than a lap or two in my life.
The authorities said the man, 35, died of a “projectile wound to the head.” It could be the first death attributed to vaping products in the United States.
A large, new study shows that the treatment regimen, typically recommended for a year, can be just as effective at 6 months, reducing serious side effects and costs.
The Swiss pharmaceutical giant said Felix R. Ehrat would retire, after the company said this month it had made payments to President Trump’s personal lawyer.
Weaned from using a key, drivers have left cars running in garages, spewing exhaust into homes. Despite years of deaths, regulatory action has lagged.
After six decades of giving blood, James Harrison, 81, has made his final donation. A rare antibody in his blood helped save more than two million babies, officials said.
Eradicating the artery-clogging oils from the food supply could save millions of lives, especially in developing countries, the global health agency said.
The spending began soaring beyond that of other advanced nations, but without the same benefits in life expectancy.
After a virus was created from mail-order DNA, scientists are sounding the alarm about the genetic tinkering carried out in garages and living rooms.
The goal should be to take measures to avoid athletic injuries — or at least minimize their severity — and keep kids in the game.
A new study suggests that parents think 13 years old is too young to see intense gun violence in movies, which has been rising for some time.