Pregnant, Addicted and Fighting the Pull of Drugs

Many pregnant women who struggle with drugs put off prenatal care, feeling ashamed and judged. But as fatal overdoses rise, some clinics see pregnancy as an ideal time to help them confront addiction.

Medical Experts Alarmed by Out-of-Hospital Cesareans in Florida

A new state law will permit surgeons to perform cesarean deliveries in ?advanced birth centers,? despite the risk of complications.

In Homes With Children, Even Loaded Guns Are Often Left Unsecured

Firearms often are not stored safely in U.S. homes, a federal survey found. At the same time, gun-related suicides and injuries to children are on the rise.

Four Astronauts Spent 3 Days in Space. Here?s What It Did to Their Bodies and Minds.

An extensive examination of medical data gathered from the private Inspiration4 mission in 2021 revealed temporary cognitive declines and genetic changes in the crew.

FDA Advisory Panel Endorses Approval of Alzheimer?s Drug Made by Eli Lilly

The modest benefits of the treatment, donanemab, made by Eli Lilly, outweigh the risks, the panel concluded unanimously.

Law Enforcement Unit Formed to Crack Down on Illegal E-Cigarettes

Agents from various federal agencies will focus on unauthorized candy-flavored and nicotine-laden vapes that have flooded the U.S. market from overseas.

Personal Conflicts, Even Violence, Are Not Uncommon in Long-Term Care

Arguments, verbal abuse and aggression are not unusual in elder care settings. Better staffing and training can ease the tensions, experts say.

Cancer Researchers Begin Large Long-Term Study of Black Women

The American Cancer Society hopes to enroll 100,000 women and follow them for three decades to discover what?s causing higher case and death rates.

The Bird Flu Virus Adapted to Sea Mammals. It May Not Be Done Yet.

Huge die-offs of elephant seals occurred after the virus gained nearly 20 troublesome new mutations, scientists found.

Is That Drink Worth It to You?

Alcohol is riskier than previously thought, but weighing the trade-offs of health risks can be deeply personal.

Kate Middleton Gives Update on Cancer and Plans to Attend Trooping Colour

In a message to the public, Catherine said she would attend King Charles?s birthday parade this weekend and wrote candidly about ?knowing I am not out of the woods yet.?

What ?Inside Out 2? Teaches Us About Anxiety

A new emotion has taken over Riley?s teenage mind. And she has lessons for us all.

Fauci Speaks His Mind on Trump?s Rages and Their ?Complicated? Relationship

In a new book, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci recounts a career advising seven presidents. The chapter about Donald J. Trump is titled ?He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not.?

The Woman Who Could Smell Parkinson?s

She first noticed the scent on her husband. Now her abilities are helping unlock new research in early disease detection.

Akira Endo, Scholar of Statins That Reduce Heart Disease, Dies at 90

The Japanese biochemist found in the 1970s that cholesterol-lowering drugs lowered the level of LDL, or ?bad? cholesterol, in the blood.

Biden Proposes Dropping Medical Debt From Credit Reports

The move would offer relief to millions of Americans who need a better credit score to get an apartment or a car, but it would not wipe out their financial obligations.

Morrie Markoff, Listed as Oldest Man in the U.S., Dies at 110

A rare supercentenarian, he remained remarkably lucid after 11 decades, even maintaining a blog. His brain has been donated for research on what?s known as super-aging.

A Column in Which Age Takes Center Stage

For Paula Span, a columnist for The Times?s Health section, the subject of aging doesn?t age.

Foraging on Public Lands Is Becoming More LImited

Collecting wild mushrooms, berries and other foods from public forests and parks has become so popular that state and federal agencies are imposing more restrictions.

For an Older Homeless Population, a New Type of Care

Programs are sprouting across the country to provide nursing home and rehabilitation services to homeless people who would otherwise shuttle between hospitals and the street.

Montana?s Suicide Rate Is Highest in the U.S., With Most Involving Guns

Montana?s suicide rate has been the highest in the U.S. for the past three years. Most of the deaths involved firearms. But suicide rarely registers in the national debate over guns.

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