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Global Health: Measles Outbreak Now at 880 Cases, With Fastest Growth Still in New York

Warming weather usually slows transmission of the virus, but it is not clear that this outbreak is fading, experts said.

Tuesday Could Be the Beginning of the End of Philadelphia’s Soda Tax

A slew of opponents of the tax are running in the city’s election Tuesday and beverage industry has spent more than $600,000 on ads aiming to turn public opinion against it.

A.I. Took a Test to Detect Lung Cancer. It Got an A.

Artificial intelligence may help doctors make more accurate readings of CT scans used to screen for lung cancer.

In Cities Where It Once Reigned, Heroin Is Disappearing

The rise of the more potent fentanyl in its place has put a generation of older users, who had managed their addiction, at far greater risk of overdose.

Deadly Germs, Lost Cures: Citrus Farmers Facing Deadly Bacteria Turn to Antibiotics, Alarming Health Officials

In its decision to approve two drugs for orange and grapefruit trees, the E.P.A. largely ignored objections from the C.D.C. and the F.D.A., which fear that expanding their use in cash crops could fuel antibiotic resistance in humans.

A Rare Genetic Mutation Leads to Cancer. The Fix May Already Be in the Drugstore.

A common dietary supplement may help overcome mutations in the Pten gene. Should patients take it?

The New Health Care: Is Our Health Care Spending Worth It?

Putting a price on longevity or well-being is tricky, but not impossible.

Personal Health: Millions Take Gabapentin for Pain. But There’s Scant Evidence It Works.

“There is very little data to justify how these drugs are being used and why they should be in the top 10 in sales,” a researcher said.

A Daunting Operation Offers Relief to Obese Teenagers

Gastric bypass surgery works as well in adolescents as it does in adults, researchers report. But the procedure requires a major commitment.

In her words: Teenage Girls and Dating Violence: Why We Should Be Paying Attention

A new study found that 90 percent of young people killed by an intimate partner from 2003 to 2016 were girls.

Dog Person? It May Be in Your Genes

Scientists calculated that genetics is responsible for 57 percent of dog ownership in women and 51 percent in men.

Adolescence: When a College Student Is Home for the Summer

Adding college students back into family life is rarely as simple as rebooting their high school days.

Why High-Class People Get Away With Incompetence

People who came from higher social classes were more likely to have an inflated sense of their skills, a new study found. This overconfidence was interpreted by strangers as competence.

Turmeric Takes a Star Turn in Cocktails

The spice widely praised as a curative superfood is showing up in a different kind of medication.

Hours After French Patient Is Taken Off Life Support, a Court Orders It Be Restored

Vincent Lambert was left in a vegetative state after a 2008 car accident. His family is split over removing life support, and his case has attracted intense attention from the media and politicians.

The Checkup: Is ‘Digital Addiction’ a Real Threat to Kids?

Think of screens as something to handle in moderation, like food, rather than something without any healthy place in our lives, like heroin, experts say.

What Does It Really Mean to Be 6 Weeks Pregnant?

So-called ‘heartbeat’ legislation restricting abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy has started a conversation about when most women actually learn that they’re pregnant.

Maternity Leave for Sponsored Runners

A video about female runners losing their pay and health insurance if they are pregnant sends ripples through the running world.

U.S. Birthrate Drops 4th Year in a Row, Possibly Echoing the Great Recession

The birthrate hit a 32-year low and the fertility rate reached a record low in 2018, bringing the United States more in line with other wealthy countries.

Cystic Fibrosis Patients Turn to Experimental Phage Therapy

Phages have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, but there is growing interest in the treatment for cystic fibrosis.

House Passes Legislation Aiming to Shore Up Health Law and Lower Drug Costs

Democrats tied several bills together, trying to hold Republicans to promises to protect coverage of pre-existing conditions and rein in drug costs, but the minority party did not bite.

Why Eating Processed Foods Might Make You Fat

People who followed a diet of ultra-processed foods ate about 500 more calories a day compared to when they ate a whole foods diet.

Studies Show: How Much Alcohol Can You Drink Safely?

That depends on how you do the research — and then on how you read the results. Here’s what studies show.

Fitness for Bodies That Don’t Fit the Mainstream

Workouts tailored to the needs of transgender people who want to build strength after surgery.

Living With Cancer: Sleeping With Cancer

Ten years after diagnosis, could I finally dispense with chemical sleeping aids?

Thousands of Women Have Shared Abortion Stories With #YouKnowMe. She Was First.

After Busy Philipps opened up about her abortion on TV, a friend saw an opportunity for a bigger conversation about reproductive rights.

Nonfiction: We Have Abundant Food. Why Is Our Health — and the Planet’s — So Bad?

Bee Wilson’s “The Way We Eat Now” delves into the startling consequences of the globalization that has revolutionized our relationship to food.

A Rival to Botox Invites Doctors to Party in Cancun, With Fireworks, Confetti and Social Media Posts

Plastic surgeons’ Instagram accounts of the weekend trip didn’t note the drug company’s sponsorship, which some ethicists say should be disclosed.

The Met Will Turn Down Sackler Money Amid Fury Over the Opioid Crisis

The decision by one of the world’s leading museums could spur other institutions to turn down philanthropy from the family behind OxyContin.



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