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Nearly one in five Americans now lives in a state where terminally ill patients may legally choose to end their lives with prescriptions from a doctor.
Nine governors visiting Capitol Hill criticized the Obama administration as too rigid, but many also urged lawmakers not to repeal the health law without a replacement.
Using laboratory tests, researchers found that a third of adults given a diagnosis of asthma did not actually have the disorder.
The Congressional Budget Office said 18 million people would lose their insurance in the first year, with that number and costs rising over 10 years.
A recent report suggests that society’s reliance on a volunteer army of family helpers — largely taken for granted — is unsustainable.
Wearing high SPF sunscreen provided more protection than an umbrella. But people still got sunburned.
Exposing young eyes to sunlight may be the best way to counter the worldwide increase in nearsightedness.
Communication between doctor and patient is one of the best treatment tools we have. And we’re not using it.
At a Senate hearing, Representative Tom Price set lofty goals for replacing the health law but did not say how he would achieve them.
Japan, Norway and two foundations have pledged money to devise a strategy to speed up the international response to viral threats.
Researchers attribute the declines to increased use of long-term birth control devices, particularly among poorer women.
Knees of runners showed substantially lower levels of two types of cells that can contribute to inflammation and promote arthritis.
The health secretary nominee needs to explain his investments as well as address confusion about the Trump team’s plans to replace Obamacare.
Food stamps are supposed to help improve nutrition for the poor, but a study shows that, just like everyone else, food stamp users buy soda and junk food.
Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder can lead to physical, social and psychological impairments.
Casey Dellacqua, who fell and hit her head during the 2015 China Open, missed nine months of competition while living in a “constant world of drowsiness.”
Over a long political career, Tom Price, a doctor, never swerved from his policy mission to protect his former profession from what he views as heavy-handed government intrusion.
Thousands of people are speaking out in support of the Affordable Care Act by sharing testimonials with Congress and holding rallies across the country.
One year after the W.H.O. declared a public health emergency, experts reflect on the response to the virus and find many aspects wanting.
Take your medical news and recommendations with a dose of healthy skepticism, especially regarding nutrition.
Producing the slogan turned out to be far easier for Republicans than producing an actual replacement for President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
The vote on a budget blueprint sets Congress on a course to fulfill a Republican promise to rescind the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s signature domestic achievement.
The outbreak in Minas Gerais State in southeastern Brazil appears to have killed at least 10 people, and 133 suspected cases are being investigated.
It’s not easy getting mental health care in this state, with its distinctive demographic, geographic and cultural characteristics and a fierce libertarian streak.
Representatives Chris Collins and Tom Price and other power players have substantial investments in Innate Immunotherapeutics, a company with no approved drugs.
A new report found that more than 1,300 men in the American military suffered various injuries to their genitals or urinary tract while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan.
How donating a vital organ to a fellow “news nerd” helped a Times data journalist overcome postelection Twitter fatigue and gain a better understanding of robot p.r.