Hospitals Are Increasingly Crowded With Kids Who Tried to Harm Themselves, Study Finds

Hospitalizations for pediatric suicidal behavior increased by 163 percent over an 11-year period, an analysis of millions of hospital admissions in the United States found.

Over-the-Counter Narcan Could Save More Lives. But Price and Stigma Are Obstacles.

The Food and Drug Administration is expected this week to allow the overdose-reversal medication to be sold without a prescription, a step toward making it a common emergency tool.

You May Need That Procedure. But Do You Really Need an Escort?

Following even basic screenings and operations, patients often must arrange for someone to deliver them home. For older people, it can be a tall order.

California?s Plan for Cheaper Insulin Collides With Big Pharma?s Price Cuts

The state awarded a $50 million contract to produce less costly treatments, but moves by major suppliers might undercut the initiative before any new product emerges.

Mississippi Has Rejected Medicaid Funding. It Is Killing Hospitals.

Mississippi is one of 10 states, all with Republican-led legislatures, that continue to reject federal funding to expand health insurance for the poor, intensifying financial pressure on hospitals.

North Carolina Expands Medicaid After Republicans Abandon Their Opposition

The state?s Democratic governor signed a bill expanding the health insurance program for low-income people days after the measure cleared the Republican-controlled legislature.

Should You Get Another Covid Booster?

Britain and Canada have authorized another round of booster shots for older and immunocompromised citizens. So far, U.S. officials haven?t followed suit.

The Income Gap Is Becoming a Physical-Activity Divide

Nationwide, poor children and adolescents are participating far less in sports and fitness activities than their more affluent peers.

These Devices Sickened Hundreds. The New Models Have Risks, Too.

Duodenoscopes ? tubular cameras threaded into the intestine ? with disposable parts were supposed to be safer. But the parts can fall off in the body, the F.D.A. warned.

Have AI Chatbots Developed Theory of Mind? What We Do and Do Not Know.

Some researchers claim that chatbots have developed theory of mind. But is that just our own theory of mind gone wild?

Philadelphia Monitoring Water Supply After Spill From Chemical Plant

More than 8,000 gallons of an acrylic polymer solution leaked on Friday into a tributary of the Delaware River, a source of the city?s drinking water.

In a Roman Tomb, ?Dead Nails? Reveal an Occult Practice

Forty-one bent or twisted iron nails, unearthed from a second-century imperial burial site, were meant to keep the deceased in their place.

Cleaner Air Helps Everyone. It Helps Black Communities a Lot.

A new study quantified the benefits of pollution reduction in terms of race and class.

Tennessee?s Rejection of Federal Funds to Curb HIV Alarms Prevention Groups

The state plans to use state funds, which a spokeswoman for Gov. Bill Lee said would be more efficient than receiving federal dollars. Some organizations are concerned they will be cut off if they don?t align with his conservative politics.

Who Is Most At Risk for Long Covid?

A new analysis summarizes the emerging picture of factors that make long-term post-Covid symptoms more likely.

Autism Prevalence Rises Again, Study Finds

The pandemic may have disrupted the detection of autism spectrum disorder in young children, researchers also reported.

Wyoming Judge Temporarily Blocks the State?s New Abortion Ban

Wyoming?s Constitution guarantees a right to make individual health care decisions. The new ban attempts to circumvent that right by declaring that abortion is not health care.

Rising Rate of Drug Shortages Is Framed as a National Security Threat

A Senate homeland security committee examined growing health care shortages amid reports of rationing within hospitals.

Biden Plan to Cut Billions in Medicare Fraud Ignites Lobbying Frenzy

The Biden administration has proposed changes to how it would pay private Medicare Advantage plans.

The Times Switches to CDC Covid Data, Ending Daily Collection

As local data sources become less reliable, The Times will instead report information collected by the C.D.C. on its virus tracking pages.

DNA From Beethoven?s Hair Unlocks Medical and Family Secrets

By analyzing seven samples of hair said to have come from Ludwig van Beethoven, researchers debunked myths about the revered composer while raising new questions about his life and death.

U.S. Organ Transplant System, Troubled by Long Wait Times, Faces an Overhaul

The Biden administration announced a plan to modernize how patients are matched to organs, seeking to shorten wait times, address racial inequities and reduce deaths.

Why Are Public Restrooms Still So Rare?

Cities in the U.S. and elsewhere have made strides, but challenges remain.

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