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Global Health: Now in Sight: Success Against an Infection That Blinds

Following a 20-year campaign, trachoma has been eliminated as a public health menace in at least seven poor countries.

Trilobites: 3-D Color X-Rays Could Help Spot Deadly Disease Without Surgery

A new medical scanner, derived from technology used by particle physics researchers at CERN, “is like the upgrade from black-and-white film to color,” one of its developers said.

mind: Psychology Itself Is Under Scrutiny

Many famous studies of human behavior cannot be reproduced. Even so, they revealed aspects of our inner lives that feel true.

Blood Pressure Medicine Is Recalled

The F.D.A. announced that batches of a widely used generic drug, valsartan, made in China, might be tainted with a probable cancer-causing ingredient.

How to Get Your Intuition Back (When It’s Hijacked by Life)

Suddenly at midlife, the gut instinct I had long relied on to make important life decisions left me. Here’s how I learned to get it back.

Personal Health: When to Get Your Bone Density Tested

Updated guidelines can help women decide when to have bone density screening but may discourage men.

Defendants on Probation Can Be Jailed for Drug Relapse, Court Rules

Many medical experts said that relapse is part of recovery and a symptom of disease, and shouldn’t be punished with jail. A court disagreed.

Cognitive Test Trump Took May Have Been Undermined by Publicity, Doctors Warn

Articles about the test, known as the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, or MoCA, listed some of its questions, potentially influencing future patients.

In Town With Little Water, Coca-Cola Is Everywhere. So Is Diabetes.

Residents of one of Mexico’s rainiest regions often have no water to drink, so many hydrate with soda. The impact on public health has been devastating.

Dr. Alan S. Rabson, Influential Cancer Researcher, Is Dead at 92

A longtime leader of the National Cancer Institute, he was known for his willingness to help anyone with a cancer diagnosis seeking advice or a referral.

An Aspirin a Day for Heart Health? It May Depend on Your Weight

The size of the dose and weight of the patient may have significant effects on outcome.

Sleep Tied to Teenagers’ All-Around Health

Adolescents who got enough sleep had a lower risk of metabolic problems.

In New Jersey, Legal Marijuana Is So Close You Can Smell It. But It Could Be Awhile.

Legal pot was a central campaign promise for Gov. Philip D. Murphy, and dispensaries are getting ready. But the Legislature is taking its time.

The Checkup: Writing Prescriptions to Play Outdoors

Advantages for children include being physically active, spending time in nature and getting away from screens. And fun.

William McBride, Who Warned About Thalidomide, Dies at 91

Proclaimed a hero, Dr. McBride was later embroiled in lengthy controversies over faulty research.

Breast-Feeding or Formula? For Americans, It’s Complicated

A brief history of the debate in the U.S., from the rise of formula to the Trump administration opposing an international resolution encouraging breast-feeding.

Drug to Treat Smallpox Approved by F.D.A., a Move Against Bioterrorism

Though the disease was eradicated decades ago, national security experts fear that stocks of the virus in labs could be released as a bioweapon.

McDonald’s Removes Salads Linked to Intestinal Parasite Outbreak in Midwest

Iowa and Illinois have recorded more than 100 cases of cyclosporiasis, which causes nausea and fatigue. McDonald’s has stopped selling salads at about 3,000 locations.

Women Making Science Videos on YouTube Face Hostile Comments

After studying 23,005 comments left on videos about science and related topics, a researcher says, “I could see why people would not want to be on YouTube.”

Ask Well: Is There Such a Thing as ‘Traveler’s Constipation’?

Traveler’s constipation is probably real. And the scientific evidence behind it is fascinating.

Multivitamins May Not Provide Heart Benefits

An analysis found no ties between multivitamins and the risk for cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease or stroke incidence or mortality.

Did Flawed Data Lead Track Astray on Testosterone in Women?

A new challenge has emerged to the I.A.A.F. rules that could require some runners to undergo medical treatment to lower their hormone levels.

Mice Don’t Know When to Let It Go, Either

Animals, like humans, are reluctant to give up on pursuits they’ve invested in, psychologists report.

Take a Walk in the Woods. Doctor’s Orders.

“Forest bathing,” or immersing yourself in nature, is being embraced by doctors and others as a way to combat stress and improve health.

Running After a Heart Attack

Today, many doctors prescribe exercise for their patients who have had a heart attack.

Swift Gene-Editing Method May Revolutionize Treatments for Cancer and Infectious Diseases

Scientists report that they have discovered a way to tweak genes in the body’s immune cells by using electrical fields.

Don’t Be Afraid of Pain

A neuroscience education program for those with back or neck pain led to better physical and mental health.

Phys Ed: Dog Walking Is Good for You. Provided You Do It.

Two new studies may offer novel ways to promote dog walking and its myriad benefits, even to people without a dog.

A Survival Guide for the Fourth Trimester

Practical suggestions for women dealing with the surprising things that happen to their bodies in the first months after childbirth.



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