Don’t wait for a crisis like a broken hip to modify an older person’s home.
One reason that an experiment to reduce high blood pressure in a high-risk population succeeded is that it adapted its approach to encourage trust.
“I never lock my door; if people show up at night, I will wake up,” said I Gusti Mangku Sasak, a holistic Usada Bali healer.
The country has come tantalizingly close to eradicating the virus in recent years, only to be foiled by instability, mistrust and attacks on vaccinators.
Australia is a breadbasket to the world and a globalization success story. So why are its farmers killing themselves?
You may have forgotten about the nucleolus since you took biology class, but scientists think this structure inside every cell in your body may play an important role in aging.
Continually texting and emailing from her smartphone strained the tendons in this tech reporter’s phone thumb, which turns out to be an increasingly common condition.
Guessing wrong on when a condition is a life-threatening medical emergency could mean a large bill. Or worse.
A break in the 31-year-long investigation of the killings in Washington State of a young Canadian couple came after DNA was uploaded to an ancestry website.
In an administration with a deregulatory bent, Alex Azar relishes his policymaking powers.
The organization said the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is worrisome but there is “a strong reason to believe” it can be controlled.
The cases of Dr. Larry Nassar and Dr. George Tyndall involve touching and comments that gynecologists say are highly inappropriate.
How soon would you swim after having diarrhea? 17 percent said one hour, but you’re supposed to wait two weeks.
Diet, smoking cessation, stress management and exercise can decrease the size of atherosclerotic plaques and help to stabilize them so that you are less likely to have a heart attack.
It began as a vocabulary word recording. The rest is viral internet history.
The decision ushers in what many experts believe will be a new era in treatment for people who suffer the most severe form of the headaches.
Federal health officials say the tainted lettuce is no longer on the shelves or on restaurant menus, because the harvesting season in the Yuma, Ariz., region ended more than a month ago.
The arrival of the disease in Mbandaka, a bustling port city, is “a game changer,” a World Health Organization official said.
Following reports in The Times that investigators and officials had solicited funding for the trial from the alcohol industry, the N.I.H. has launched two internal investigations.
Children whose mothers lived in the most polluted areas were more likely to have high blood pressure between ages 3 and 9.
Compared with waiting for labor to begin, induction was associated with fewer perinatal deaths, stillbirths and cesarean sections.
Researchers mined medical records to build family trees they hope could help advance medical research, but the privacy implications worry some bioethicists.
The therapy may have other benefits: Women may feel more relaxed and better about themselves.
In its campaign to lower drug prices, the agency posted a list of brand-name manufacturers in an effort to force them to share drug samples with their generic rivals.
Last week, U.S. veterans asked a federal appeals court to reinstate their lawsuit against a military contractor for exposing them to toxic emissions from burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The biggest mistakes most athletes make, how running can be good for the knees and why you might want to eat more gristle.
I knew, in that place in your soul where you know things, that I was going to become a swimmer at the age of 43, despite never having swum more than a lap or two in my life.
The authorities said the man, 35, died of a “projectile wound to the head.” It could be the first death attributed to vaping products in the United States.
A large, new study shows that the treatment regimen, typically recommended for a year, can be just as effective at 6 months, reducing serious side effects and costs.
I’m drawn to the human brain, its unforgiving and protean nature.