January 19, 2018 9:00 am
A group of large hospital systems plans to create a nonprofit generic drug company to battle shortages and high prices.
January 1, 2018 9:00 am
The Mayo Clinic is building its future around high-tech approaches to research known as “precision medicine.” This involves gathering huge amounts of information from genetic tests, medical records and other data sources to ferret out unexpected ideas to advance health. But one longtime scientist at the Mayo Clinic isn’t playing along. Dr. Michael Joyner is a skeptical voice in a sea of eager advocates.
December 28, 2017 9:00 am
Dr. Mehmet Oz is widely known not just as a successful media personality donning the title “America’s Doctor,” but, we suggest, also as a physician visibly out of step with his profession. A recent, unsuccessful attempt to censure Dr. Oz raises the issue of whether the medical profession can effectively self-regulate at all. It also raises concern that the medical profession’s self-regulation might be selectively activated, perhaps only when the subject of professional censure has achieved a level of public visibility.
December 25, 2017 9:00 am
The family that spits together might not want to receive their health results together. In the new era of DNA testing, there can be tricky family dynamics.
December 6, 2017 9:00 am
“NO MObile PHOne phoBIA” is a 21st-century term for the fear of not being able to use your cell phone or other smart device. Cell phone addiction is on the rise, surveys show, and a new study released Thursday adds to a growing body of evidence that smartphone and internet addiction is harming our minds — literally.
December 4, 2017 9:00 am
Celebrity socialite Kim Kardashian West says it boosted her energy level. Mad Men’s January Jones touts it as a cure for postpartum depression. But does eating one’s placenta after birth—an apparently growing practice around the globe—actually confer any health benefits? Not really, according to the first in-depth analyses of the practice.
November 30, 2017 9:00 am
The fact is that sexual harassment is part and parcel of daily life, particularly in public places, Jewkes believes. “It’s used to curtail a woman’s freedom.”
In the streets of London, Mumbai, Washington or Lagos, the recent outpouring of stories from women using #MeToo and its many iterations has showed the uniformity of the problem — irrespective of country and culture.
November 24, 2017 9:00 am
A case report about the seizure and death of an 11-month old after exposure to cannabis has prompted headlines about “the first marijuana overdose death” this week. Except that’s not what the doctors meant.
November 17, 2017 9:00 am
As millions of women continue to share their stories of sexual abuse and harassment in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, men from all walks of life have responded.