Dana Nieder was at a loss. Doctors had been trying to figure out what was wrong with her daughter Maya since she was 7 months old. Now 4 1/2, Maya didn’t learn to walk until long after her second birthday and still can say only …
Policy & Industry
The test results were crystal clear, and still the doctors didn’t know what to do. A sick baby whose genome was analyzed at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia turned out to possess a genetic mutation that indicated …
Marketing cigarettes ain’t what it used to be. But Big Tobacco hasn’t given up on getting its message out.
As cheerleading becomes more competitive, too many students are getting injured
A heart defibrillator remotely controlled by a villainous hacker to trigger a fatal heart attack? It may only happen in the movies, but the Government Accountability Office (GAO) doesn’t want to take any chances.
When it comes to healthy behaviors, don’t look to hospital workers as role models
Health officials expect yet more cases of fungal meningitis related to contaminated steroid shots
Will calorie counts on soda-vending machines help curb consumption of sugary drinks?
Psychiatry — and medicine in general — has a dangerously close relationship with the pharmaceutical industry
A U.S. Senator’s daughter launches a nonprofit volunteer program to improve health care both in the developing world and at home
In a new book, “Bad Pharma,” British columnist Dr. Ben Goldacre lays out all the clever ways in which the pharmaceutical industry is getting bad drugs onto shelves
Parents should be discouraged from letting kids bounce on trampolines at home, according to an updated policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Multibillion-dollar settlements against big drug companies have become all too common in recent years. Here’s a rogues gallery of the worst offenders