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Polio Cases Surge in Pakistan and Afghanistan

The global drive to eliminate polio, which has gone on for 31 years and consumed over…

Ebola Outbreak Reaches Major City in Congo, Renewing Calls for Emergency Order

The year-old Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has reached the city of Goma,…

Sunglasses That Help Your Eyes as Well as Your Look

Many people my age with lens implants following cataract surgery are thrilled not to have to…

Shielding Kids From the Sun Isn’t Just About Sunscreen

We have come to the time of year when everyone needs to be reminded about the…

He Emerged From Prison a Potent Symbol of H.I.V. Criminalization

Last week, Michael L. Johnson, a former college wrestler convicted of failing to disclose to sexual…

What You Need to Know About Resistant Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections, or U.T.I.s, are one of the world’s most common infections. Increasingly, they also…

Urinary Tract Infections Affect Millions. The Cures Are Faltering.

For generations, urinary tract infections, one of the world’s most common ailments, have been easily and…

‘With Me Nearly Always’: Readers on Emotional Support Animals

ImageHarry has been making Barbara Steinberg feel better for 29 years. CreditBarbara Steinberg Barbara Steinberg says she…

Celebrating the World Cup as a Triumph for Women’s Sports

Welcome to the Running newsletter! Every Saturday morning, we email runners with news, advice and some…

In Hawaii, Rat Lungworm Disease Infects People but Eludes Researchers

A tropical parasite transmitted through rats and snails has caught the attention of health officials in…

Rene Favaloro, a Pioneering Surgeon, Is Honored in Today’s Google Doodle

Today would have been the 96th birthday of Dr. Rene G. Favaloro, who is commemorated in…

When Our Daughter Walked in on Us

One sunny Sunday morning, my husband and I were in bed, right in the middle of…

22 States Considered Eliminating the ‘Tampon Tax’ This Year. Here’s What Happened.

Why are tampons taxed when Viagra isn’t? That’s the question at the heart of the push…

Andrew Dibner, Medical Alert Pioneer, Is Dead at 93

Andrew Dibner, a psychologist who launched a new segment in the health care industry when he…

Francine Shapiro, Developer of Eye-Movement Therapy, Dies at 71

One spring afternoon in 1987, a psychology student trying to shake off an upsetting memory took…