Should You Keep Taking Zantac for Your Heartburn?

The heartburn drug Zantac has been on the market for decades, and was considered safe enough…

Scientists Identify Neurons That Help the Brain Forget

One afternoon in April 1929, a journalist from a Moscow newspaper turned up in Alexander Luria’s…

Vaping Illnesses Increase to 530 Probable Cases

The number of vaping-related lung illnesses has risen to 530 probable cases, and seven deaths are…

Treating the Incredible Shrinking Vagina

So, vaginal atrophy. What’s that about? I (very tentatively) asked my general practitioner about how the…

India Plans to Ban E-Cigarettes, as Global Backlash Intensifies

NEW DELHI — India on Wednesday moved a step closer to a nationwide ban on electronic…

Philippines Declares Polio Outbreak After 19 Years Free of the Disease

MANILA — The Philippines on Thursday announced an outbreak of polio, 19 years after the World…

Sterilized Workers Seek to Collect Damages Against Dow Chemical in France

PARIS — Decades ago, banana plantations around Central America sprayed a powerful pesticide with a terrible…

What Will My Grandchild Remember?

As we celebrated my granddaughter’s third birthday this summer, I made the following rough calculation: I’d…

Cancer Patients Tell Us About Finding Clothing to Adapt to Changing Bodies

Susan Gubar’s column, Living With Cancer, recently addressed the challenges of finding clothes to accommodate a…

Does Your Dog Need Swim Lessons?

In June, I took my cattle dog mix, Annie Oakley Tater Tot, to the Durango Off…

What Should Young Children Drink? Mostly Milk and Water, Scientists Say

A panel of scientists issued new nutritional guidelines for children on Wednesday, describing in detail what…

Teenage Vaping Rises Sharply Again This Year

WASHINGTON — The rate of vaping among teenagers continued to rise sharply this year, federal health…

Early Inflammation May Portend Early Death

Adolescents who show signs of body-wide inflammation may be at risk of early death decades later,…

America’s Abortion Rate Has Dropped to Its Lowest Ever

Abortion in the United States has decreased to record low levels, a decline that may be…

What to Do When Your Tween Is Trash-Talking You

“I don’t want to hurt your feelings, Mom, but I don’t want you picking out my…