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A small survey suggests that many young sex workers cannot protect themselves from infection and pass it on to their infants.
Five women describe why they used marijuana while pregnant, and how they assessed the risks and benefits before making that choice.
Liliane Ploumen, a trade minister in the Netherlands, mobilized support for global family-planning groups threatened by an executive order from President Trump.
The Justice Department moved Thursday to join a whistle-blower suit in California that claims the insurer improperly collected vast sums by claiming people under its care were sicker than they were.
The National Institutes of Health studies dietary supplements and advises the public and professionals, but its conclusions are often complicated.
Fitbits and Apple Watches and the like may have their uses, but they don’t appear to be effective in weight loss.
Older Americans are increasingly turning to pot to treat their aches and pains. The trend raises questions about effectiveness, safety and accessibility.
A ban on imported food at government functions and tourist establishments is an early step to prevent disease and promote healthy habits in an isolated province of Vanuatu.
As lawmakers hear an outcry from supporters of the Affordable Care Act, there is no longer a clamor for dismantling it, Republicans say.
In a remote city’s desperation, where at least 76 people died after drinking a tainted vodka substitute, Russia’s decline writ large.
The main goal of those involved in the effort is to convince college presidents that the Obama-era policies have positively transformed the lives of women on college campuses.
As of Friday, health officials confirmed eight deaths and 77 diagnosed cases just in February, according to Xinhua, the state news agency.
Britain’s efforts to aid the environment have inadvertently led to a spike in an even more insidious form of air pollution than the deadly smog of 1952.
Work has stopped temporarily at the government lab handling viruses like Ebola because air hoses used in safety suits were not tested for breathing safety.
The illustrations of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the father of modern neuroscience, are featured in the new book “The Beautiful Brain.”
As lawmakers leave for a weeklong recess, a flood of new activist groups has traditional organizations scrambling to catch up.
My dad’s philosophy was that you don’t need money or plans, only a willingness to be present in the moment and to go where inspiration takes you.
The Republican plan includes tax credits to help people buy insurance that would vary by age, not income, and incentives to establish savings accounts to pay medical expenses.
The outline of the plan points to a simpler system that would give every American a flat tax credit varying by age, but not by income.
I often feel relief at not being burdened by hope of a cure — like Sisyphus admiring the view from the mountain after someone stopped the boulder.
Congressional Republicans eagerly anticipated securing their conservative agenda, but they have yet to deliver on any of the sweeping legislation they promised.
As the Trump administration works to repeal the Affordable Care Act, it is moving to prevent a collapse of the public marketplaces in 2018.
The ruling gives the Broad Institute the potentially lucrative rights, a blow to the University of California, often said to be the birthplace of the technique.
Although the Obamacare individual mandate has not gone away, a change in policy at the I.R.S. may shift taxpayers’ perception about how urgent it is.
A study of the use of opioid painkillers found that patients who had encountered a “high-intensity” prescribing doctor in the emergency room were more likely to become long-term users.
The backgrounds of finalists to lead the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria are likely to draw scrutiny from the United States, its largest donor.
Lowering blood pressure to 120 — instead of the current guideline of 140 — could prevent more than 100,000 deaths a year in the United States alone, researchers report.
A false positive mammogram has a dangerous downside: It may reduce the likelihood that a woman returns for later screenings
Even a single workout may start to change how the heart’s cells work, a study of mice on treadmills found.
The removal of the White House web page on disabilities sent a chilling message to me and others like me.
Three people in the Grand Concourse area were infected with leptospirosis, making it the first reported cluster of the disease in New York, health officials said.
President Trump seized on the company’s decision as support for his call to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.