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While the “Me Too” movement has largely focused on adults, sexual harassment can leave deep and lasting scars on children and teens too.
New data suggests progress in efforts to curb the epidemic but raises questions about whether tightened prescribing may be leading some people to heroin and fentanyl.
Jérôme Hamon, a bookseller who has a genetic disease, underwent a second transplant after his body rejected the first because he had taken an antibiotic for a cold.
Nearly 9,000 readers wrote to The Times to talk about their use of antidepressants. Here’s what we learned.
A doctor who suggested an alcohol-based tonic was dangerous was detained for 3 months, and then freed as a public hero.
People who were married were more likely than single people to have melanoma detected in the earlier, more treatable, stages.
Aerobic fitness can halve the likelihood of developing heart disease, no matter how worrisome your genetic profile.
Eating nuts was tied to a lower risk for atrial fibrillation, but may not lower the risk of heart attacks or strokes.
Adding immunotherapy to standard chemo treatments can halve the risk of death for people with the most common type of lung cancer, a new study shows.
Scientists have made astonishing discoveries about the nature and evolution of friendship. Without it, humans suffer significant physical and emotional damage.
Viruses shape the ecology of the planet, but scientists still have only a rudimentary understanding of the microbial impacts on animals, plants and ecosystems.
Statins are often given to healthy people to prevent a potentially devastating problem, so some patients object to taking them.
Friendship generally is regarded as an unalloyed good. But scientists have found it also can be a conspiracy, a way to separate “us” from “them.”
An egg farm in Hyde County, N.C., is the likely source of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 22 people. Eggs from the farm may have reached nine states, officials said.
Researchers are studying a promising drug that could block the delivery of opioids from blood to brain, giving addicts a path to recovery.
If an abortion rights bill passes in Argentina amid a surge of feminist activism, it would be a milestone in a region where strict abortion laws are the norm.
An alliance of law firms, marketers, finance companies and doctors makes money by coaxing women to have their mesh implants removed.
No one has died in the outbreak, though 35 have been infected, including three people who have developed a type of kidney failure, officials say.
Because older people are so often excluded from medical studies, little is known about how best to treat them. Geriatricians often must rely on guesswork.
An aggressive typhoid strain, resistant to five types of antibiotics, is expected to replace other endemic strains worldwide. It could evolve to become untreatable.
Air pollution increases the number of lower respiratory infections, a leading cause of illness and death in children under 2.