The agency issued a final rule that took years to complete and opens the door to cheaper, more accessible devices without a prescription or medical exam.
Some babies born with devastating birth defects from the mosquito-borne illness are 7 now, but Covid turned the world’s attention away.
If finalized, the agreement, along with a companion deal reached by Teva earlier this week, would send as much as $6.6 billion to communities harmed by the opioid epidemic.
The National Health Service is closing England’s sole youth gender clinic, which had been criticized for long wait times and inadequate services.
At the peak of the Omicron wave, Covid killed Black Americans in rural areas at a rate roughly 34 percent higher than it did white people.
In a new survey, 43 percent of parents of children ages 6 months through 4 years said they would refuse the shots for their kids. An additional 27 percent were uncertain.
A new federal report found that fatal overdoses jumped 44 percent among Black people, twice the increase among white people, from 2019 to the end of 2020.
Surgical procedures and medication for miscarriages are identical to those for abortion, and some patients report delayed or denied miscarriage care because doctors and pharmacists fear running afoul of abortion bans.
A new report says the havoc wrought by the coronavirus reversed gains made by health care facilities to combat deadly pathogens.
Often described as ground zero for the epidemic, the communities of Cabell County and Huntington, W. Va., had opted out of a settlement and lost their case at trial.
The government has greenlit new vaccines to defend against the latest Omicron variants. But the shots won’t arrive until the fall, and cases are rising now.
With Roe v. Wade overturned, states banning abortion are looking to prevent the distribution of abortion medication. Brazil shows the possible consequences.
Demand for medication abortion is surging, setting the stage for new legal battles.
The move would be an effort to further wean Americans from addictive tobacco products and reduce smoking-related illnesses.
Most Americans now carry some immune protection, experts said, whether from vaccines, infection or both.
A new survey of the nation’s abortion providers found increases in every region of the country from 2017 to 2020.
Sierra Leone is one of a few countries in sub-Saharan Africa that have not banned cutting. Now, young women are defying mothers and grandmothers by refusing to undergo the procedure.
New estimates based on C.D.C. health surveys point to a stark generational shift in the growth of the transgender population of the United States.
Most of the state abortion prohibitions that would go into effect if Roe v. Wade is overturned do not contain carve-outs that were once widely supported by abortion opponents.
American teenagers are reporting severe levels of anxiety and depression. But when Connecticut moved to expand mental health services in schools, it ran into fierce opposition in one town.
The soaring drug fatalities in the U.S. are being fueled partly by fentanyl-tainted pills bought by teenagers and young adults on Snapchat, Instagram, TikTok and other social media apps.
Researchers analyzed the largest database of private insurance claims in the United States in the first four months after a diagnostic code for long Covid was created.
The company said if the agency approved reopening the plant, production could resume and store shelves would be restocked within several weeks.
Medication abortion allows patients to terminate early pregnancies at home. Some states are moving to limit it, while others are working to expand access.
Public health experts say the proposal could save hundreds of thousands of lives, especially among Black smokers — 85 percent of whom use menthol products.
Maybe, according to a growing number of studies, but there’s not yet a definitive answer.
Many readers of The Times said a judge’s decision to strike down the mask mandate on public transportation was “political” and “outrageous.” Others called it a relief.
The test leads people undergoing in vitro fertilization to discard thousands of embryos each year. The new research found implanting some “abnormal” embryos resulted in healthy live births.
The F.D.A. authorized a breath-based test made by a small Texas company, which said it hoped that mobile sites could use the device.
The Alzheimer’s Association has pushed relentlessly to get broad access to Aduhelm, despite safety risks and uncertain evidence that it helps patients.
New data on teen mental health during the pandemic suggests that for many, home life was full of stressors like job loss, hunger and even violence.
With a 6-4 vote, the group of independent advisers to the agency narrowly concluded that results from another clinical trial are needed to assess whether the therapy, called AMX0035, can help patients.
Two new studies of millions of people around the world suggest that doctors should be thinking more about cancer patients’ mental health, experts said.
Given the surge of Omicron cases in Asia, the new research lends urgency to vaccination campaigns in China and Hong Kong.
The move follows recalls of other medications found to have higher levels of potential carcinogens.
The latest edition of the DSM-5, sometimes known as “psychiatry’s bible,” includes a controversial new diagnosis: prolonged grief disorder.
The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, funded by Medicare and Medicaid, has quietly succeeded in enabling some older Americans to age in place.
Sales are rising of flavored e-cigarettes using synthetic nicotine that evades regulatory oversight, a gap that lawmakers are now trying to close.
Brain scans before and after infection showed more loss of gray matter and tissue damage, mostly in areas related to smell, in people who had Covid than in those who did not.
The agreement brought holdout states on board, and would settle thousands of lawsuits over the company’s and family’s roles in the opioid epidemic. The Sacklers agreed to pay an extra billion dollars.
Three recent developments — incremental and undramatic but encouraging — are likely to improve the lives and health of seniors.
While protection against hospitalization is still strong, the vaccine offered almost no protection against infection, even just a month after full vaccination.
As I was driving during a cross-country road trip, my vision became wobbly. An extensive search for a specialist followed.
Though public health experts have long advised the use of condoms for anal sex to protect against H.I.V. and other infections, regulators did not have enough data to allow marketing for that use.
A flurry of new studies suggest that several parts of the immune system can mount a sustained, potent response to any coronavirus variant.
The agency has withheld critical data on boosters, hospitalizations and, until recently, wastewater analyses.
Patients with diabetes are also more likely to be described as “noncompliant,” according to large studies of medical records.
The narrow 50-46 decision underscored the divisions on both sides of the aisle over agency policies on opioids and abortion medications and his ties to the drug industry.
Such an extensive head injury would likely have left the actor confused, if not unconscious, experts said.
The panel debated whether overseas trials could be applied to a more diverse U.S. population. The decision may affect other Chinese drug trials, and spotlights the high cost of immunotherapy.