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Most New York City Schools Had High Lead Levels, Retests Find

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 17:13

In a second round of water testing, 83 percent of school buildings had at least one outlet with levels above the E.P.A.’s threshold for action.

Dr. Joseph Lifschutz, Who Asserted Confidentiality Right for Therapists, Dies at 92

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 13:07

Dr. Lifschutz spent a weekend in jail in 1969 defending his position that a privilege of confidentiality should be extended to psychotherapists.

Lincoln Center to Host Theater Festival for Autistic Audience

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 09:38

The Big Umbrella Festival, arriving in April 2018, hopes to make theater a safe space for children on the autism spectrum.

Ties: An Older Dad, Down for the Count

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 03:00

My daughter’s adolescence arrived with my 60th year, and the girl had a mean left jab. Were we both getting too old for horseplay?

Health Law Repeal Will Miss Trump’s 100-Day Target Date

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 21:52

House Republican leaders failed Thursday to round up enough votes for their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Big City: Baby-Making by Lottery

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 15:59

Giving away costly reproductive treatments by the luck of the draw makes clear our Las Vegas-style culture of medicine, where you have to ante up for better care.

Diabetes Tied to Brain Abnormalities

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 15:03

People with Type 2 diabetes had brain changes in areas related to memory and planning.

Public Health: The G.O.P. Health Bill Is Alive Again. Here’s a Quick Way to Catch Up.

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 13:40

A look at what the health bill would do, who it would affect, and how it changed to get the conservative Freedom Caucus to yes.

No Bones About It: Scientists Recover Ancient DNA From Cave Dirt

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 11:00

With a new technique, German researchers isolated Neanderthal and Denisovan DNA from sediment alone, opening new possibilities in archaeology.

Winning While Pregnant: How Athletes Do It

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 03:00

Serena Williams won the Australian Open in her eighth week of pregnancy, a time when many women are dead tired and suffering from morning sickness.

Diagnosis: What Caused This College Student’s Stomach Pain and Vomiting?

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 02:00

No one could figure out the problem — until it was too late.

Op-Ed Contributors: How Trump Could Save Obamacare, and Help Himself

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 00:21

A pivot from “repeal and replace” to “repair and rebrand” could be smart politics for the president.

Q&A: A Dry Side Effect

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 17:53

Dry mouth, also called xerostomia, is a frequent side effect of many commonly prescribed drugs.

Public Health: What Changed in the Health Repeal Plan to Win Over the Freedom Caucus

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 16:48

There are three rules that states could apply to waive in the newest proposed revision to the Republicans’ health care plan.

Global Health: Inexpensive Drug Prevents Deaths in New Mothers, Study Finds

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 15:46

Postpartum hemorrhage, which kills 100,000 women in developing countries, can be treated with a nearly forgotten blood-clotter invented in the 1950s.

Anthem Threatens to Leave Health Exchanges if Subsidies Are Halted

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 13:57

The insurer’s earnings beat expectations, but it warned it could withdraw from some marketplaces or raise rates if the government does not continue co-payment subsidies for low-income people.

Hard-Line Republican Caucus Backs Revised Bill to Repeal Obamacare

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 13:25

The support of the House Freedom Caucus breathed new life into efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act, but it was not clear whether it was enough.

Beer Drinkers May Develop Irregular Heart Rhythms

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:03

German scientists used Oktoberfest to show that moderate social drinking may lead to arrhythmias.

Diet Sodas Tied to Dementia and Stroke

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 10:25

People who drank one to six artificially sweetened drinks a week had a higher risk of stroke or dementia.

Meditation for Real Life: How to Be Mindful While Gardening

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 03:00

Go ahead and get a little dirty with this meditative practice.