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As medical insurers and billing companies begin using machine-learning software, they can learn to game the underlying algorithms for profit.
The Food and Drug Administration is taking another look at breast implants because of renewed safety concerns.
As a patient who grappled with an ostomy, I grieved the suicide of a 10-year-old whose family said he was bullied for having one.
“The optimal intake of these drinks is zero,” said one expert. “They have no health benefits.”
What appeared to be a cyst in a healthy fetus turned out to be an unformed twin “absorbed” early in pregnancy, connected by a second umbilical cord and still growing.
The medication works quickly, within 48 hours. But it’s an expensive infusion and requires a stay in a medical center.
A century of Danish advances for women met a barrier when a legislator was told by another female lawmaker that her baby had no place in Parliament, setting off a debate about gender politics.
The finding was the first verdict from a federal jury in thousands of similar cases against the company.
Lawmakers in California and at least seven other states want to provide state income tax credits for families that need help with home caregiving.
People who discovered that they enjoyed and felt capable of completing a weight-training session subsequently joined a new gym and showed up for workouts.
The panel, established after a Chinese experiment produced embryo-edited babies, said all human genome editing research should be listed in a registry.
Jeremy Kunkel, 18, claims he shouldn’t be forced to be vaccinated against chickenpox. He contends that barring him from school violates his First Amendment rights.
Knowing the odds of side effects and making sure to get periodic checkups that would pick up an adverse reaction, I chose to focus on the drugs’ potential benefits.
“I congratulate them on their courage,” said the photographer Nan Goldin, after the National Portrait Gallery said it would not accept a gift from the family, which has links to the opioid crisis.
The drugs are not just overprescribed. They often pose special risks to older patients, including tendon problems, nerve damage and mental health issues.
End-of-life decisions for animals are difficult. A veterinarian has developed a scale to help clear up the confusion.
Deployed on farms, industrious dung beetles clean up livestock waste, improve soil and reduce harmful bacteria.
Dermatologists and salons that offer waxing and laser treatments report seeing an increasing number of girls as young as 8.
Passion can be a gift or a curse.
New guidelines suggest the risk of bleeding outweighs the heart benefits among healthy adults who take low-dose aspirin.
The administration will focus on more than 50 “hot spots” in the U.S. that annually account for half of new H.I.V. infections. A clinic in the Deep South sees the challenges every day.
New guidelines call for speaking openly with children when they or their parents face life-threatening diseases.
Returning from a trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo, the agency chief also worried that vaccine supplies could run out.
Replacement of the aortic valve with a minimally invasive procedure called TAVR proved effective in younger, healthier patients.
Older adults who watched more than three and half hours of television a day had lower scores on tests of verbal memory,
About to enter a federal prison, a Massachusetts woman is not permitted to continue taking the opioid as a treatment to block cravings and withdrawal from heroin addiction.
A new analysis found that for each additional 300 milligrams a day of cholesterol in the diet — and the more eggs you ate — the greater the risk for cardiovascular disease.
Juul and Big Tobacco have lobbied for months to protect themselves from aspects of the F.D.A.’s crackdown. As Scott Gottlieb leaves, they see an opening.
I had never been close to my youngest sister. But after our other sister’s death, grief became the bridge we met on.