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Maternity Leave for Sponsored Runners

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In Cities Where It Once Reigned, Heroin Is Disappearing

BALTIMORE — Heroin has ravaged this city since the early 1960s, fueling desperation and crime that…

Deadly Germs, Lost Cures: Citrus Farmers Facing Deadly Bacteria Turn to Antibiotics, Alarming Health Officials

ZOLFO SPRINGS, Fla. — A pernicious disease is eating away at Roy Petteway’s orange trees. The…

Living With Cancer: Sleeping With Cancer

Cancer is a terrible bedfellow. It tosses and turns, snorting and kicking and snatching more than…

A Rare Genetic Mutation Leads to Cancer. The Fix May Already Be in the Drugstore.

When Kelley Oliver Douglass got breast cancer, a genetic counselor posed an odd question: Do you…

Cystic Fibrosis Patients Turn to Experimental Phage Therapy

Mallory Smith was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease affecting the lungs and digestive system,…

U.S. Birthrate Drops 4th Year in a Row, Possibly Echoing the Great Recession

The United States’ birthrate fell for a fourth consecutive year in 2018, bringing the number of…

House Passes Legislation Aiming to Shore Up Health Law and Lower Drug Costs

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday passed a suite of health care bills that tied shoring…

you asked: Of Age and Pleasure

I used to be able to orgasm easily, but now it is very difficult. I have…

A Daunting Operation Offers Relief to Obese Teenagers

At least six million obese teenagers in the United States are candidates for weight-loss surgery, experts…

Why Eating Processed Foods Might Make You Fat

In recent years, many nutrition experts have linked the obesity epidemic to the spread of ultra-processed…

Studies Show: How Much Alcohol Can You Drink Safely?

Humans have been drinking fermented concoctions since the beginning of recorded time. But despite that long…

Thousands of Women Have Shared Abortion Stories With #YouKnowMe. She Was First.

On Tuesday, after the Alabama Senate voted to pass a bill that would ban almost all…

Fitness for Bodies That Don’t Fit the Mainstream

Five years ago, Asher Freeman tried to find a personal trainer knowledgeable about the fitness needs…

Barbara Marx Hubbard, 89, Futurist Who Saw ‘Conscious Evolution,’ Dies

The candidate wanted no part of the negativity endemic to politics. Instead she offered an aggressively…