Some babies born with devastating birth defects from the mosquito-borne illness are 7 now, but Covid turned the world’s attention away.
Half the world’s population has H. pylori, a type of bacteria that can mess with digestion. So why doesn’t the problem have a higher public profile?
From Covid guidelines to monkeypox, public health has a crisis of authority.
Air pollution sickens and kills millions every year. Here’s how the new measure will help tackle the problem.
The Sandy Hook defamation trial showed how bogus health products have turned misinformation into big business.
The complicated nature of cancer cluster investigations.
The United States, despite having time and tools at its disposal, has failed to bring the virus to heel.
Experts share tips on advocating for yourself in a health care setting.
The agency official headed an office that plays a key role in deciding whether to approve e-cigarettes and other products aimed at reducing smoking.
New York City is letting down its residents by nixing swimming lessons.
The psychiatrist and public-health expert Thomas Insel discusses how mental illness is a medical problem that requires social solutions.
City epidemiologists say some public health messages have been misleading about the risks and have narrowed the city’s chances for containing the disease.
As the city and federal government strain to supply enough vaccines, patients face a private battle to find treatment and relief from serious symptoms.
A new report says the havoc wrought by the coronavirus reversed gains made by health care facilities to combat deadly pathogens.
The Opinion podcast host Lulu Garcia-Navarro explores the future of reproductive health care in a virtual event on July 21.
The most urgent step the federal government can take is to ensure access to medication abortion.
The agency ruled against the company’s application to stay on the market, a decisive blow to a once-popular vaping brand that appealed to teenagers.
The move would be an effort to further wean Americans from addictive tobacco products and reduce smoking-related illnesses.
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Be aware but don’t panic, say health officials and advocates as cases of the disease tick upward in New York and around the country.
More teenagers than ever are seeking transitions, but the medical community that treats them is deeply divided about why — and what to do to help them.
The death rate for white Americans has recently exceeded the rates for Black, Latino and Asian Americans.
As criminal organizations control more territory in less-populated regions, health care workers, caught in the crossfire, grow reluctant to work in such places.
Some people may test positive for the coronavirus for 10 days or longer, but interpreting those results remains difficult, experts said.
It’s hard to imagine a more ideal escape for young people living through an extraordinary time of grief, loneliness and upheaval.
These pandemic deaths are still uncounted.
The transition was announced in a letter to agency employees, but details were scant.
Dismayed that victims of the incessant violence in Somalia’s capital were being rolled to hospitals on wooden carts and in wheelbarrows, a dentist decided to do something about it.
Over a million female health workers treat India’s most at-risk women and children, for little pay and sometimes at the cost of their own lives.
Nearly 1.5 million people have presented with a fever and 56 have died in what the country said was its first outbreak, according to state media.
Public health experts say the proposal could save hundreds of thousands of lives, especially among Black smokers — 85 percent of whom use menthol products.
A recent decision by a federal judge to block the mask mandate is deeply troubling.
Rates are stalling in most low-income countries well short of the W.H.O.’s goal to immunize 70 percent of people in every nation. Some public health experts believe the momentum is gone forever.
Millions of Ukrainians have been displaced since the war started. Many elderly or disabled people have been unable or unwilling to leave their homes.
The best reason to stop burning fossil fuels is that air pollution is a threat to our health.
The agency has calculated that 15 million people have died as a result of the pandemic, far more than earlier estimates, but has yet to release those numbers.
Removing the stigma from mental health care for doctors. Also: War crimes in Ukraine; the “Don’t Say Gay” law; baseball signs; Alcoholics Anonymous.
Studies show female patients and people of color are more likely to have their symptoms dismissed by medical providers. Experts say: Keep asking questions.
A disabled veteran takes his case to the Supreme Court.
In “The Emergency,” Thomas Fisher writes about his work at a Chicago hospital and the inequities of American health care.
Paul McCrory helped write the bible of concussion treatment recommendations. But when he was accused of plagiarizing, many scientists took aim at his relationships to the sports leagues he advised.
A lawyer by training, Xavier Becerra helped pass the Affordable Care Act as a congressman, but he is not steeped in infectious disease. His tenure will be defined by how he handles the fallout from Covid-19.
Supplies are more plentiful now but they are unpredictable and often a jumble of brands. Many places can’t meet the W.H.O.’s recommended dosing schedules.
Ira Rutkow’s “Empire of the Scalpel” is by turns fascinating and ghastly.
The Supreme Court will hear from two convicted pill mill doctors in cases that could have significant implications for physicians’ latitude to prescribe addictive painkillers.
Exploring the dilemmas involving patients, their families and health care providers in end-of-life care. Also: Quotation marks; calling and driving.
Before I go, I want to highlight the breathtaking evolution in health advice that has occurred since I joined The Times in 1965.
The agency has withheld critical data on boosters, hospitalizations and, until recently, wastewater analyses.
Experts weigh in on where, and when, you can safely take one off.