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Studies show that female doctors tend to listen more, and their patients — both male and female — tend to fare better.
African-American boys “will expect increased scrutiny, surveillance and even direct targeting as they traverse whiter spaces,” researchers at Ohio State University found.
With such enormous bodies, elephants should be particularly prone to tumors. But an ancient gene in their DNA, somehow resurrected, seems to shield the animals.
Many college-bound students start out with dreadful sleep habits that are likely to get worse once the rigorous demands of courses and competing social and athletic activities kick in.
The only vaccine was taken off the market more than 15 years ago. As reports of the disease skyrocket, researchers are working on a new one.
Experimental gene therapies have yielded promising results in early trials. But the drugs have left some patients wary, worried that success will not last.
The new psychological approach targets anxiety, PTSD and other mental disorders. Fewer people drop out with short-term treatment, and relief is quicker.
The well-regarded science writer took up poker while researching a book. Now she’s on the professional circuit.
With a sophisticated new algorithm, scientists have found a way to forecast an individual’s risks for five deadly diseases.
The early months as a baby grows can be hard on a parent’s muscles, because none of that “weight lifting” is guided by the strengthening — or the safety — of the parent.
Premiums have risen very little in the years since Medicare Part D was introduced. But the same cannot be said of the burden on taxpayers.
Ambassador Todd C. Chapman said that allegations he pressured the country by threatening trade sanctions and withdrawal of military aid were “patently false.”
The allegations of insider trading against Representative Christopher Collins have revived calls for stricter rules about financial investments or corporate board seats held by members of Congress.
Many religious health care institutions do not make it clear up front what procedures they won’t perform, a New York Times analysis shows.
Glynnis MacNicol’s smart, pithy memoir, “No One Tells You This,” celebrates women who buck cultural norms.
A breast cancer survivor who ran one of the most notorious brands in fashion is now C.E.O. of Susan G. Komen, working to raise money for a cure.
The ruling by a federal appeals court was a major setback for the pesticide industry, which had successfully lobbied the Trump administration to reject a ban.
People whose diets contained the greatest variety of foods tended to eat many nutritious foods, but also many junk foods.
My feminist mother taught me to speak up. Now, as a trans man, I am trying to make space for women to be heard.
As people grow older and prefer to manage their health care at home, more need transportation to doctors and outpatient services. Business is surging.
Members of the American Psychological Association voted against allowing psychologists to resume work at certain detention centers like the one in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.
The actor’s daughter told The Associated Press, “It’s important to be open and honest so there’s not a cloud of shame in dealing with this.”
Since 1970, when he established a major treatment program in New York, Dr. Newman emerged as a global expert on opioid addiction.
Feeling dizzy or lightheaded when you stand up may be a risk factor for stroke and dementia years down the road, a new study reports.
Even as many performers focus on psychological well-being in their work, the grueling annual event can take a toll.