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A new government program was supposed to prevent certain Medicare recipients from cycling in and out of hospitals. Now experts worry some older patients are being denied necessary care.
Many members of the military now include yoga — often taught by veterans — as an element of their workout routine, and veterans turn to the practice for therapeutic applications.
Prince Philip, 97, was involved in a car accident outside London. For families everywhere, the incident raises all-too-familiar questions.
A new device — wearable, wireless and battery free — improves the ability to monitor and diagnose health problems by analyzing the sweat on your skin.
Counties where doctors got more meals, trips and consulting fees from opioid makers had higher overdose deaths involving prescription opioids.
A consumer technology innovation award was revoked from a company that makes a hands-free sex toy. The reason, some believe, is that the product is made for women.
After pioneering a targeted cancer therapy, he oversaw MD Anderson in Houston as it gained a reputation as the nation’s top cancer hospital.
As the drug becomes more popular, concerns have been raised that its use can lead to psychotic disorders. Here’s what scientists know for sure, and what they don’t.
Cannabis has downsides, but speculation and fear should be replaced with the best evidence available.
Fecal transplant is used to treat gut infections and is now being studied as a treatment for obesity, urinary tract infections, irritable bowel syndrome and more.
The advisory committee voted 8-8 on approving the drug, to be called Zynquista, which would be the first oral medication for people with Type 1 diabetes.
The conflict over accommodating a child’s allergy turned into a legal battle that highlights the isolation that people with food allergies often face.
The disease spread within ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities where vaccination rates are low and some are suspicious of government health workers.
The E.P.A. warns that radon causes cancer. But some tourists head to mines in Montana to soak it up.
I am a firm believer in the ability of music to help people express their emotions, hopes and fears, making their medical conditions more tolerable.
After too many cancer-related setbacks and deaths I started belting Nina Simone’s protest with new words, invigorated by her spirit of indignant fury.
Irisin, a hormone that is released during exercise, may improve brain health and lessen the damage that occurs during Alzheimer’s disease.
There was no difference in changes in bone mineral density or number of fractures in older men and women who took high versus low doses of vitamin D.
An argument for a good night’s sleep: People who slept less than six hours were at higher risk for hardening of the arteries, a new study found.
The CuddleCot helps preserve the body of a deceased newborn for days, allowing parents to hold them and take pictures.
A filing in a Massachusetts lawsuit contains dozens of internal Purdue Pharma documents suggesting the family was far more involved than the company has long contended.
People who are the most extremely opposed to genetically modified organisms tend to know the least about them, a new study found.
It is legal to resell unused test strips for blood glucose, and many patients do, driving an unusual trade online and on the streets.
Despite the federal shutdown, some agency inspectors are returning to work and will begin performing food safety visits without pay this week, the F.D.A. commissioner said.
Pediatric pain specialists believe that reducing the pain associated with needles can lead to better health care.
I wanted to face childbirth with an athlete’s strength, confidence and determination. So I turned to sports psychology for advice.
Military analysts are increasingly concerned about the nation’s “advanced, underestimated and highly lethal” bioweapons program.
A new report found that, for the first time, Americans are more likely to die of an opioid overdose than in a vehicle crash. But the likeliest causes of death are still heart disease and cancer.