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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.
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.
Warming weather usually slows transmission of the virus, but it is not clear that this outbreak is fading, experts said.
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.
Artificial intelligence may help doctors make more accurate readings of CT scans used to screen for lung cancer.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
A video about female runners losing their pay and health insurance if they are pregnant sends ripples through the running world.
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.
Doctors forced Mr. Cowart to undergo treatment after he was severely burned in an explosion. He spent the rest of his life arguing for patient autonomy.
Phages have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, but there is growing interest in the treatment for cystic fibrosis.
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.
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.
In her writings and lectures, she postulated that the human race was on the brink of an enhanced way of existing and could bring about great things.
Gastric bypass surgery works as well in adolescents as it does in adults, researchers report. But the procedure requires a major commitment.
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.
That depends on how you do the research — and then on how you read the results. Here’s what studies show.
After Busy Philipps opened up about her abortion on TV, a friend saw an opportunity for a bigger conversation about reproductive rights.
Ten years after diagnosis, could I finally dispense with chemical sleeping aids?
The decision by one of the world’s leading museums could spur other institutions to turn down philanthropy from the family behind OxyContin.
Plastic surgeons’ Instagram accounts of the weekend trip didn’t note the drug company’s sponsorship, which some ethicists say should be disclosed.
Bee Wilson’s “The Way We Eat Now” delves into the startling consequences of the globalization that has revolutionized our relationship to food.
Blood can be racially or ethnically specific, so having more blood donors in certain groups can be crucial for saving the lives of patients who share their backgrounds.
A new study finds that women who drink alcohol in social settings are seen as more “sexually available” and “less human.”
After the pain in his knee spread to other parts of his body, his mother pressed the doctors to figure out what was going on.
I took a break from the I.C.U. to write on a medical drama. It was a chance to imagine a world where the outcomes followed the script I wanted.
A dietary supplement widely used for arthritic pain may reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease, researchers report.
An African swine fever outbreak that had been centered in China is rapidly spreading to neighboring countries, pushing up prices of pork, a staple in many Asian nations.
Scientists are racing to treat brain disabilities with electrical stimulation. Here’s a metaphor to help make sense of the progress.
Teen girls are claiming their place inside an emerging online community of extreme athletes who flip, freerun and defy expectations.