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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.
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.
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.
What can be done to help a woman who is having less-satisfying sexual experiences as she ages?
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.
Prophylactic antibiotics may help when women who are giving birth require the aid of forceps or vacuum extraction.
Starting in 2025, eligible state residents in Washington State will get $100 per day for 365 days of long-term care costs. A payroll tax will pay for it.
A state jury’s award for a Northern California couple followed awards in separate cases in March and August, and was the largest by far.
The F.D.A. has taken an industry-friendly approach toward companies using unproven cell cocktails to treat people desperate for relief from aging or damaged joints.
A survey finds that most boys who had sex before age 13 had not yet had comprehensive sex education in school.