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The Keto Diet Is Popular, but Is It Good for You?

Low-carb, high-fat eating can lead to weight loss, but scientists debate the long-term effects on health.

Planned Parenthood Refuses Federal Funds Over Abortion Restrictions

Facing a Trump administration rule that forbids referrals for abortion, the organization decided to reject federal funds for family planning for low-income women.

Getting the Right Care for Painful Autoimmune Conditions

A corticosteroid can quickly relieve symptoms of both polymyalgia rheumatica and temporal arteritis. But a delay could cause vision loss, a stroke or even death.

Spraying Antibiotics to Fight Citrus Scourge Doesn’t Help, Study Finds

Researchers found spraying oxytetracycline on orange trees didn’t halt a devastating infection called citrus greening, but a more expensive method — injecting the trunks — holds some promise.

Scientists Discover New Cure for the Deadliest Strain of Tuberculosis

Once, a diagnosis of extensively drug-resistant TB meant quick death. A three-drug regimen cures most patients in just months.

Older People Need Rides. Why Aren’t They Using Uber and Lyft?

Seniors need transportation alternatives more than ever, but many are intimidated by ride-hailing apps.

New York Subpoenas Banks and Financial Advisers for Sackler Records

The state claims that the Purdue Pharma owners transferred billions of dollars from the company and hid them in offshore partnerships and other entities.

Flavonoids in Plants May Help Protect Against Major Killers

Those who ate the most flavonoid-rich foods had a lower risk for cancer and cardiovascular death.

Premature Babies Lag in Vaccinations

Preterm babies were more than 20 percent less likely to have had required shots by 19 months.

Butterflies and the Salt of the Earth

The insects love mud puddles. Here’s why.

A Secret Opioid Memo That Could Have Slowed an Epidemic

A new TV Show from The New York Times on FX and Hulu.

The Thick Gray Line: Forest Elephants Defend Against Climate Change

If the species is wiped out by poachers, Africa’s vast rain forest will lose 7 percent of its carbon storage ability, scientists estimate.

Why Warning Pregnant Women Not to Drink Can Backfire

Harsh measures, or even threats of them, can lead to the avoidance of prenatal care entirely.

Developing New Guidelines on Lyme Disease

Public comments are still being accepted, but antibiotic treatment options for children are likely to be expanded to include the use of doxycycline.

A Nun, a Doctor and a Lawyer — and Deep Regret Over the Nation’s Handling of Opioids

In an Appalachian town, an unlikely group of activists recognized the early stages of the deadly drug epidemic, and fought in vain to stem its rise.

No Pre-Reading, No Rehearsing: How ‘The Weekly’ Kept Its Recreation of Historic Opioid Testimony Authentic

The Times TV show’s producer/director shares the challenges and rewards of bringing to life witness testimony against Purdue Pharma in a way that stayed true to our journalistic principles.

The Long Road to Injury Recovery

As I ate my breakfast on a tree stump by the trailhead after my run, I finally saw that I was on my way, and that there’s no shame in taking the time I need to get there.

‘The Last Ocean’ Considers Dementia in All Its Uncertainty

Nicci Gerrard wrote about the disease after it struck her father, but her new book is “full of other people’s voices and stories as well as my own.”

Ebola Outbreak Spreads to 3rd Province in Eastern Congo

Two new cases were confirmed in South Kivu, according to the Health Ministry.

For ‘Diagnosis’ Show, Dr. Lisa Sanders Lets Times Readers Around the World Join in the Detective Work

A Times Magazine columnist credits Sherlock Holmes and global crowdsourcing with helping her solve patients’ mysterious ailments.

A Secret Opioid Memo That Could Have Slowed an Epidemic

A new TV Show from The New York Times on FX and Hulu.

How Payal Kadakia Danced Her Way to a $600 Million Start-Up

The daughter of Indian immigrants went to M.I.T. and worked at Bain & Company before founding ClassPass.

Nurturing an Autistic Son’s Spiritual Life

Shabbat is a still point in our chaotic world, exactly the sanctuary my son needs it to be.

The Challenges of Home Dialysis

Dialysis at home takes discipline, skill, will and support.

The F.D.A.’s New Cigarette Warnings Are Disturbing. See for Yourself.

Weakened by court battles with major tobacco companies, the F.D.A. has softened its depictions of smoking-related illnesses required for cigarette packs.

Moral Distress in Neurosurgery

Is it in the patient’s best interest to go through surgery if the chance of meaningful recovery is vanishingly small?

Why Do We Hiccup?

Anything that upsets or aggravates your digestive or respiratory tracts can induce hiccups. There are almost as many remedies as causes.

Dozens of Young People Hospitalized for Breathing and Lung Problems After Vaping

Patients, mostly teenagers, suffered severe respiratory problems in recent weeks, possibly from vaping marijuana, illicit drugs or nicotine.

Lead Crisis in Newark Grows, as Bottled Water Distribution Is Bungled

Worries about the safety of the drinking water in New Jersey’s largest city have raised comparisons to Flint, Mich.

Football May Take a Toll on the Brain, Even Without Concussions

The brains of college football players showed signs of “fraying” after a season of play.

‘Juul-alikes’ Are Filling Shelves With Sweet, Teen-Friendly Nicotine Flavors

Juul, worried about further damage to its reputation as it tries to remake its public image, has filed lawsuits and a complaint with the International Trade Commission.

Dr. John Hansen, Who Made Marrow Transplants Safer, Dies at 76

His research expanded the pool of donors whose bone marrow was less likely to be rejected by patients with leukemia and other blood disorders.

Drinking Bleach Won’t Cure Autism or Cancer, F.D.A. Says

Alarmed about misinformation online, the agency warned about bleach solutions that are being marketed as cures for autism, H.I.V./AIDS and cancer.



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