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Regular exercise, such as brisk walking for an hour, improved long-term survival in those who had childhood cancers.
Humana is teaming up with two investment firms to become the nation’s largest provider of hospice care, dominating a rapidly growing — and controversial — business.
He helped develop two technologies that allowed people who could not use a mouse to communicate with a computer, and thus with the world.
A Yale study found that one in four patients admitted to cutting back on insulin use because of cost. The consequences can be deadly.
One-third of patients over age 65 die in the hospital after they are put on ventilators. Doctors are beginning to wonder if the procedure should be used so often.
The research did not find that viruses cause Alzheimer’s. But it showed that two types of herpes interact with Alzheimer’s-related genes and might drive the disease process.
Two skeletons and the remains of 11 amputated limbs are leading to new knowledge of combat injuries and medical practices on long-ago battlefields.
Dr. Atul Gawande, a Harvard professor, surgeon and writer, will lead the initiative formed to provide health care for the companies’ employees.
Buried in a new N.I.H. report are disturbing examples of coordination between scientists and the alcohol industry on a study that could have changed America’s drinking habits.
A broad turnaround on the issue by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo could pave the way for New York to join a roster of states that have already legalized the drug, including California and Colorado.
Fewer people are seeking and receiving Social Security disability benefits, reversing a long trend that had worried lawmakers about fraud and abuse.
As president of Merck Vaccines, Dr. Mahmoud overcame doubts in developing vaccines against two threats to women and babies: HPV and rotavirus.
For 30 years, scientists have fought to eliminate a horrifying parasite. Suddenly, it has begun infecting dogs in Chad, threatening to undo decades of progress.
The longer children remain in institutional settings, the greater their risk of depression, post-traumatic stress and other mental health problems.
Theaters are posting notices that flashing lights in the hit Disney Pixar movie could cause seizures in some people with epilepsy.
Multivitamins were the most common supplements, followed by vitamin C, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D and melatonin.
Funding is harder to find in general, and the current approach favors low-risk research and proposals by older scientists and white men.
Positioning babies on their stomachs helps prevent flattening of the head and strengthens neck, trunk and shoulder muscles, as well as hands.
Instead of focusing on patients’ unexplained symptoms, cognitive behavioral therapy encourages patients to replace unrealistic or unhelpful thoughts with more rational ideas.
Gaming disorder is being recognized for the first time by the World Health Organization. But of the few treatment options available, most are uninsured and unproven.
The Star Tribune reported that emergency medical workers were asked by officers 62 times last year to sedate people with the powerful anesthetic.