The infection rate has begun to decline, but there are likely to be many deaths before the flu season finally ends.
Teva Pharmaceuticals announced it would sell a “lower-cost” alternative to Syprine, an old drug that costs more than $21,000. But the new generic version costs nearly as much.
As the opioid crisis tightens its grip, an industry has sprung up to offer recovery programs for wealthy executives who seek treatment in a discreet environment.
“I’m hearing more and more people say the level of violence on video games is really shaping young people’s thoughts,” the president said on Thursday.
Dozens of countries have tried to address shortages for transplants with an “opt out” system that assumes consent.
Outbreaks across the continent infected 21,000 and killed at least 35 children, leading some governments to crack down on vaccine compliance.
A reader asks: Can you get sick just from sitting in an overly air-conditioned room or going out without a jacket? Or do you need to actually catch a virus?
Cross-country skiers require, on average, more daily calories than any other type of athlete. But the constant need to eat can take over their lives.
Spree killers may be angry and troubled, but few have shown symptoms that would have landed them in mental hospitals.
A leader in IBM’s development of a speech-recognition system, she relied on her laptop to communicate after Lou Gehrig’s disease left her paralyzed.
Going to sleep within two hours of eating dinner and snacking after dinner were also associated with obesity, but skipping breakfast was not.
Believing in your healthful habits is a healthful habit in itself.
People with invasive pneumococcal disease were 62 percent more likely to be using opioids.
The more often people worked nights, the more likely they were to have Type 2 diabetes.
How Natasha Singer, a tech reporter at The Times, uses tech when she chronicles the industry’s effect on education, privacy and our health.
Stress weakens the brain’s ability to learn and retain information, but exercise may counteract those effects by bolstering communication between brain cells.
The pressure of an intense physical race combined with methodical target shooting gives biathletes a unique perspective on coping with stress.
The grocery chain’s deal and the retail giant’s drop in profits are the latest signs of the pressure that Amazon is putting on traditional businesses.
People who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and processed foods lost weight without worrying about calories or portion size.
They spend hours torqued to the left as they speed around a tight oval. As a result, their bodies are asymmetrical, with much of their right sides bulkier.
President Trump’s efforts to undermine the health law have widened the gap between those who get government aid and those who don’t, deepening resentments.
Dr. Blobel, at Rockefeller University, discovered that proteins in any given cell carry signals that guide them to where they can do their beneficial job.
Scientists are racing to understand why immunotherapy drugs have worked for a few cancer patients when the medicines should have had no effect.
Many streaming video providers offer movies and television shows with embedded text descriptions for those who cannot hear the words being spoken.
Although teenage pregnancy rates have declined, too many teens still use birth control methods incorrectly or inconsistently.
Lack of dental care through Medicaid not only harms people’s health, but has negative economic implications as well.
Avoiding non-biodegradable sunscreen may be the one solution to coral bleaching travelers have the most immediate and direct influence over.
A suspect was charged after three people, including a pregnant woman, sustained minor injuries in the crash. The authorities would not comment on a motive.
The Bigger Picture campaign uses spoken-word poems and music videos to highlight how Type 2 diabetes impacts communities.
Multigenerational and shared housing arrangements are on the rise, reversing a decades-long trend.