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Drug Prices Are a Populist Campaign Issue. Here Are the Latest Proposals to Lower Costs.

Drug Prices Are a Populist Campaign Issue. Here Are the Latest Proposals to Lower Costs.

After years of public outrage, some bipartisan solutions are emerging. But whether they will make it through a divided Washington is still unclear.
The Damage of Dad-Shaming

The Damage of Dad-Shaming

More than half of the fathers in a national poll reported being criticized about their parenting decisions.
On the Doorstep With a Plea: Will You Support Medicare for All?

On the Doorstep With a Plea: Will You Support Medicare for All?

The nation’s largest nurses’ union is pushing Medicare for all from door to door to door in swing House districts. But the campaign for a single-payer health system is slow going.
In the Running World and Beyond, Being #BraveLikeGabe

In the Running World and Beyond, Being #BraveLikeGabe

The track champion Gabriele Grunewald, who died this week at age 32, helped raise awareness about rare cancers.
Groundwork Is Laid for Opioids Settlement That Would Touch Every Corner of U.S.

Groundwork Is Laid for Opioids Settlement That Would Touch Every Corner of U.S.

Each locality in the country, from small towns to major cities, would receive a payout in a settlement with the companies who made, distributed and sold opioids.
Bribes and Backdoor Deals Help Foreign Firms Sell to China’s Hospitals

Bribes and Backdoor Deals Help Foreign Firms Sell to China’s Hospitals

G.E., Siemens and others have prospered in a country where corruption pervades the market for medical equipment, according to a New York Times investigation. China’s 1.4 billion people pay the price.
Drug Makers Sue to Block Requirement for Listing Prices in TV Ads

Drug Makers Sue to Block Requirement for Listing Prices in TV Ads

The rule, set to take effect July 9, is one of the most visible efforts by the Trump administration to try to address high drug prices.
For the Third Time, W.H.O. Declines to Declare the Ebola Outbreak an Emergency

For the Third Time, W.H.O. Declines to Declare the Ebola Outbreak an Emergency

Even with more than 1,400 dead, the W.H.O. says the risk of the disease spreading beyond the region remains low and declaring an emergency could have backfired.
Eager to Limit Exemptions to Vaccination, States Face Staunch Resistance

Eager to Limit Exemptions to Vaccination, States Face Staunch Resistance

Legislators trying to curb the numbers of unvaccinated children have been met with vigorous opposition from upset parents.
A Dad by Any Other Name

A Dad by Any Other Name

I was no longer a husband, and even my role as a father was modified. I was the dad who came out: the gay dad.
Fecal Transplant Is Linked to a Patient’s Death, the F.D.A. Warns

Fecal Transplant Is Linked to a Patient’s Death, the F.D.A. Warns

The agency said two patients received donated stool that had not been screened for drug-resistant germs, leading it to halt clinical trials until researchers prove proper testing procedures are in
Dr. Henry Lynch, 91, Dies; Found Hereditary Link in Cancer

Dr. Henry Lynch, 91, Dies; Found Hereditary Link in Cancer

To a doubting medical world, he found compelling evidence that some cancers are passed along genetically. His work was ultimately widely embraced.
Dr. Teruko Ishizaka, Who Advanced Allergy Treatment, Dies at 92

Dr. Teruko Ishizaka, Who Advanced Allergy Treatment, Dies at 92

She and her husband identified an antibody that triggers wheezing and rashes. Monitoring it can help prevent and remedy allergic reactions.
Measles Outbreak: N.Y. Eliminates Religious Exemptions for Vaccinations

Measles Outbreak: N.Y. Eliminates Religious Exemptions for Vaccinations

New York, where measles has spread in ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities, joins California and a handful of other states in revoking religious exemptions.
Here Is What Jessica Biel Opposes in California’s Vaccine Bill

Here Is What Jessica Biel Opposes in California’s Vaccine Bill

Lobbying by celebrity opponents has drawn national attention to a measure that would make medical exemptions to vaccination harder to get.
That Sleep Tracker Could Make Your Insomnia Worse

That Sleep Tracker Could Make Your Insomnia Worse

Apps and trackers can flood users with confusing data, doctors say. Some warn against orthosomnia, an obsession with “perfect” sleep.
In the Bronze Age, Bagels Were Tiny

In the Bronze Age, Bagels Were Tiny

Archaeologists have identified remnants of small, round dough rings at an excavation site in Austria. But no cream cheese.
Depo-Provera, an Injectable Contraceptive, Does Not Raise H.I.V. Risk

Depo-Provera, an Injectable Contraceptive, Does Not Raise H.I.V. Risk

The hormone shot — popular among African women who must use birth control in secret — is as safe as other methods, scientists reported.
How Much Nature Is Enough? 120 Minutes a Week, Doctors Say

How Much Nature Is Enough? 120 Minutes a Week, Doctors Say

Researchers have now quantified the ideal amount of time needed to reap the health benefits of the great outdoors.
Bastion of Anti-Vaccine Fervor: Progressive Waldorf Schools

Bastion of Anti-Vaccine Fervor: Progressive Waldorf Schools

Opposition to vaccines on the left is increasingly worrying the authorities. At one progressive school, 60 percent of the 300 students were not vaccinated against measles and other diseases.