The New York Times: Health

The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds

The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds

In a new study, people who ate lots of vegetables and whole foods rather than processed ones lost weight without worrying about calories or portion size.
Albertsons Is Buying Rite Aid. Walmart’s Stock Falls. There’s a Common Rival.

Albertsons Is Buying Rite Aid. Walmart’s Stock Falls. There’s a Common Rival.

Albertsons would continue to operate some Rite Aid stores and plans to rebrand its in-house pharmacies under the Rite Aid name.
Short-Track Speedskaters Are Lopsided

Short-Track Speedskaters Are Lopsided

Ryan Pivirotto, a short-track speedskater on the United States Olympic team, demonstrating his skating posture. The asymmetry of a skater’s muscles is sometimes visible to the naked eye, but more
As Some Got Free Health Care, Gwen Got Squeezed: An Obamacare Dilemma

As Some Got Free Health Care, Gwen Got Squeezed: An Obamacare Dilemma

Gwen and Matt Hurd with their son, Harry, at home in Merrimack, N.H. They pay full price for Obamacare coverage, which has gotten so expensive they have considered forgoing health insurance.
Günter Blobel, Nobel Laureate Who Found Cell ‘ZIP Codes,’ Dies at 81

Günter Blobel, Nobel Laureate Who Found Cell ‘ZIP Codes,’ Dies at 81

Günter Blobel in his laboratory at Rockefeller University in Manhattan in 2004.
Doctors Said Immunotherapy Would Not Cure Her Cancer. They Were Wrong.

Doctors Said Immunotherapy Would Not Cure Her Cancer. They Were Wrong.

Oriana Sousa, 28, who lives in Marinha Grande, Portugal, had a rare, aggressive form of ovarian cancer. Traditional treatments failed, but with immunotherapy her tumors shrank so much that there is no

Tech Tip: Finding Closed-Caption Content Online

Many streaming video providers offer movies and television shows with embedded text descriptions for those who cannot hear the words being spoken.
The New Health Care: How Dental Inequality Hurts Americans

The New Health Care: How Dental Inequality Hurts Americans

A free dental clinic in Seattle's Key Arena in 2016. Many Americans lack basic access to dental care.
Trending: Most Sunscreens Can Harm Coral Reefs. What Should Travelers Do?

Trending: Most Sunscreens Can Harm Coral Reefs. What Should Travelers Do?

Recent studies have led to a global push for more reef-safe sunscreens.
The New Old Age: America at Home: Grandparents in the Attic, Children in the Basement

The New Old Age: America at Home: Grandparents in the Attic, Children in the Basement

Susan Yarbrough, right, lives with her mother, Betsy Yarbrough, and their dog, Maddie, in Johns Creek, Ga. The Yarbroughs share the house and its duties, part of a nationwide uptick in shared and

Still Talking After All These Years

At the annual meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the seminars covered the quantum hologram (huh?) and President Trump.
Checking Facts and Falsehoods About Gun Violence and Mental Illness After Parkland Shooting

Checking Facts and Falsehoods About Gun Violence and Mental Illness After Parkland Shooting

Nikolas Cruz, the man suspected of killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in court in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. on Thursday.
Patricia Frustaci, 63, Dies; Septuplets Put Her in Spotlight

Patricia Frustaci, 63, Dies; Septuplets Put Her in Spotlight

Patricia Frustaci with her husband, Sam, and their children in 1988: from left, Stephen, Patricia, Joseph and Richard.
Global Health: Lassa Fever Erupts in Nigeria

Global Health: Lassa Fever Erupts in Nigeria

A pile of garri, a staple food in Nigeria, in a shop in Lagos. The country is fighting an outbreak of Lassa virus, which is transmitted in rodent feces and urine and can contaminate foods like garri.
Two Swiss Athletes Are First at Olympics Confirmed With Norovirus

Two Swiss Athletes Are First at Olympics Confirmed With Norovirus

Nearly 250 people, including security workers and members of the Olympic organizing committee, have been affected by norovirus at the Pyeongchang Games.
The Flu Vaccine Is Working Better Than Expected, C.D.C. Finds

The Flu Vaccine Is Working Better Than Expected, C.D.C. Finds

Nurse Nicole Simpson administering a flu shot at the Salvation Army in Atlanta earlier this month. This season’s vaccine is more effective than expected, officials at the Centers for Disease Control
Diplomats in Cuba Suffered Brain Injuries. Experts Still Don’t Know Why.

Diplomats in Cuba Suffered Brain Injuries. Experts Still Don’t Know Why.

The United States Embassy in Havana. Several American diplomats in Cuba reported mysterious ailments in 2016 after hearing unusual noises. Medical experts now say the officials have injuries