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First Opioid Trial Takes Aim at J & J

Having settled with Purdue Pharma and Teva, Oklahoma will now try to blame Johnson & Johnson for its opioid disaster. Nearly 1,900 lawsuits remain nationwide.

This New Treatment Could Save the Lives of Babies. But It Costs $2.1 Million.

The price set by the Swiss drugmaker Novartis may be the world’s highest for a single treatment — prompting renewed debate about how society will pay for gene-therapy breakthroughs.

Older People Are Contributing to Climate Change, and Suffering From It

Growing numbers of seniors are using more energy. They also are most likely to suffer in extreme weather, which has become more common as the planet warms.

4 Women With Lives Scarred by Genital Cutting: Could a Surgeon Heal Them?

Over 200 million women and girls alive today have been circumcised. Four of them shared with The Times their pain, emotional trauma and sexual struggles — and their journey to feel whole.

To Calm Nervous Families, Pakistan Changes Polio Vaccination Tactics

Paralysis cases spiked after a vaccination drive was derailed by false rumors that dozens of children had collapsed and died.

To Fight Deadly Candida Auris, New York State Proposes New Tactics

The state health department calls on hospitals to do more to fight Candida auris, a mystery germ spreading the globe.

‘Battle of the Thermostat’: Cold Rooms May Hurt Women’s Productivity

In a new study, women scored better on tests they took in warmer rooms.

How to Care for Your Hair ... Down There

There are several pubic hair products on the market, but they seem to offer a solution to a nonexistent problem.

Returning to Racing After an Injury

After being sidelined for 84 days, my body remembered what it could do — which is where I got into trouble.

In Russia’s Provinces, the Doctor Is in (the Streets)

A new doctors’ union is organizing job actions and demanding greater pay than the $8,670 one surgeon said he was making.

June Dobbs Butts, Sex Therapist Who Preached Frankness, Dies at 90

By many accounts the first African-American to train with William Masters and Virginia Johnson, she brought their uninhibited view of sex therapy to black patients.

What Causes Stress Fractures in Runners? Can Diet Contribute?

Overtraining is the most common cause, but diet and other factors can play a role.

No, Night Owls Aren’t Doomed to Die Early

Despite alarmist headlines and a study that suggested morning people live longer, the truth is more complicated.

My Miscarriage Cured My Fear of Childbirth

It was a heartbreaking yet galvanizing preview of what the human body can endure — physically, emotionally and spiritually.

How to Pack a First Aid Kit for Extended International Travel

We talked to travel health experts and our own 52 Places Travelers to learn what products and medicines should go in your first-aid kit.

There’s Evidence on How to Raise Children, but Are Parents Listening?

Day-to-day individual choices matter less than we think, but national policies seem to matter a lot.

How to Bullyproof Your Child

Teaching children how to take the air out of the teasing.

Dr. Leonard Bailey, Who Gave a Baby a Baboon’s Heart, Dies at 76

The case of Baby Fae, the recipient of Dr. Bailey’s experimental transplant in 1984, generated worldwide headlines — along with criticism, demonstrations and threats.

A Possible Weight Loss Strategy: Skip Breakfast Before Exercise

A new study finds that the choice to eat or omit a meal before an early workout could affect our relationship to food for the rest of the day.

Eggs Not Tied to Higher Stroke Risk

“For healthy people without heart problems or diabetes, up to one egg a day should be O.K.,” said one researcher.

Lessons on Living From My 106-Year-Old Aunt Doris

Love, meaningfulness and the power of connection don’t stop just because we get old.

Teenage Girls and Dating Violence: Why We Should Be Paying Attention

A new study found that 90 percent of young people killed by an intimate partner from 2003 to 2016 were girls.

Dog Person? It May Be in Your Genes

Scientists calculated that genetics is responsible for 57 percent of dog ownership in women and 51 percent in men.

When a College Student Is Home for the Summer

Adding college students back into family life is rarely as simple as rebooting their high school days.

Measles Outbreak Now at 880 Cases, With Fastest Growth Still in New York

Warming weather usually slows transmission of the virus, but it is not clear that this outbreak is fading, experts said.

Tuesday Could Be the Beginning of the End of Philadelphia’s Soda Tax

A slew of opponents of the tax are running in the city’s election Tuesday and beverage industry has spent more than $600,000 on ads aiming to turn public opinion against it.

Why High-Class People Get Away With Incompetence

People who came from higher social classes were more likely to have an inflated sense of their skills, a new study found. This overconfidence was interpreted by strangers as competence.

A.I. Took a Test to Detect Lung Cancer. It Got an A.

Artificial intelligence may help doctors make more accurate readings of CT scans used to screen for lung cancer.

Turmeric Takes a Star Turn in Cocktails

The spice widely praised as a curative superfood is showing up in a different kind of medication.

Hours After French Patient Is Taken Off Life Support, a Court Orders It Be Restored

Vincent Lambert was left in a vegetative state after a 2008 car accident. His family is split over removing life support, and his case has attracted intense attention from the media and politicians.

Is ‘Digital Addiction’ a Real Threat to Kids?

Think of screens as something to handle in moderation, like food, rather than something without any healthy place in our lives, like heroin, experts say.

Is Our Health Care Spending Worth It?

Putting a price on longevity or well-being is tricky, but not impossible.

Millions Take Gabapentin for Pain. But There’s Scant Evidence It Works.

“There is very little data to justify how these drugs are being used and why they should be in the top 10 in sales,” a researcher said.



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