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As an H.I.V. Prevention Drug Surged in Australia, Condom Use Fell

As an H.I.V. Prevention Drug Surged in Australia, Condom Use Fell

Increasing use of Truvada was linked to declining rates of H.I.V. infection, researchers found, but also to decreased use of condoms.

F.D.A. Moves to Stop Rogue Clinics From Using Unapproved Stem Cell Therapies

F.D.A. Moves to Stop Rogue Clinics From Using Unapproved Stem Cell Therapies

Dr. Mark Berman, of the Cell Surgical Network, in 2014 at his practice in Beverly Hills. Dr. Berman is a founder of the California Stem Cell Treatment Centers, where patients received an unapproved stem cell treatment made with the help of a smallpox vaccine and other ingredients.

Scientists Discover a Bone-Deep Risk for Heart Disease

Scientists Discover a Bone-Deep Risk for Heart Disease

A colored scanning electron micrograph of a bone marrow stem cell. Scientists have learned that an accumulation of mutated stem cells in bone marrow dramatically increases a person’s risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke.

Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Indicted on Fraud Charges

Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Indicted on Fraud Charges

Elizabeth Holmes had become a darling of Silicon Valley, as she promoted what she claimed as a simple blood test that would revolutionize and personalize health care.

Greater Access to Donated Livers Promised to Transplant Patients

Greater Access to Donated Livers Promised to Transplant Patients

Sharon Fawcett, at home in Stamford, Conn., has end-stage liver disease. Like 14,100 other patients in the United States, Ms. Fawcett is waiting for a liver transplant.

Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit

Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit

Victoria Toline needed nine months to taper off Zoloft. “I had to drop out of school,” she said. “My life’s been on hold.”

Sex and Drugs Decline Among Teens, but Depression and Suicidal Thoughts Grow

Sex and Drugs Decline Among Teens, but Depression and Suicidal Thoughts Grow

Condom use is declining among sexually active teens, a federal survey found.

Fed Up With Drug Companies, Hospitals Decide to Start Their Own

Fed Up With Drug Companies, Hospitals Decide to Start Their Own

Generic drugs at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah. Intermountain Healthcare is spearheading an effort by a group of hospitals to create a nonprofit generic drug company.

A Kennedy Baby’s Life and Death

A Kennedy Baby’s Life and Death

President John F. Kennedy at Boston Children’s Hospital where his son Patrick died on Aug. 9, 1963, just 39 hours after being born 5 1/2 weeks premature. At the time, medicine had little to offer premature babies with respiratory distress.

How Suicide Quietly Morphed Into a Public Health Crisis

How Suicide Quietly Morphed Into a Public Health Crisis

A candlelight vigil by family members of a young man who killed himself in Salem, Ore. Medications and psychiatric treatment are more widely available than ever, yet suicides in the United States are on the rise.

San Francisco Voters Uphold Ban on Flavored Vaping Products

San Francisco Voters Uphold Ban on Flavored Vaping Products

The vaping industry has come under scrutiny for using candy flavors and colorful packaging to market its products to children.

Report Finds Traces of a Controversial Herbicide in Cheerios and Quaker Oats

Report Finds Traces of a Controversial Herbicide in Cheerios and Quaker Oats

Glyphosate is a popular weedkiller used on crops worldwide, but it has been at the center of a debate over its presence in foods. A new report found traces in Cheerios, Quaker Oats and other breakfast foods.

F.D.A. Approves Generic EpiPen That May Be Cheaper

F.D.A. Approves Generic EpiPen That May Be Cheaper

Teva Pharmaceuticals won approval to market a generic version of Mylan’s EpiPen auto-injector, a step that consumers hope will drive down prices for the products.

Caught in the Theranos Wreckage: Betsy DeVos, Rupert Murdoch and Walmart’s Waltons

Caught in the Theranos Wreckage: Betsy DeVos, Rupert Murdoch and Walmart’s Waltons

The high-profile investors, including Ms. DeVos and Mr. Murdoch, collectively invested about $600 million in the company Theranos.

Popular Grain-Free Dog Foods May Be Linked to Heart Disease

Popular Grain-Free Dog Foods May Be Linked to Heart Disease

Bentley, a golden retriever, with his owners Tracy and Chris Meyer of Phoenix, Md., had been eating a grain-free diet all his life. Last year he went into heart failure but has since recovered.

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, C.D.C. Director, Resigns Over Tobacco and Other Investments

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, C.D.C. Director, Resigns Over Tobacco and Other Investments

Brenda Fitzgerald in October 2014 with Gov. Nathan Deal of Georgia.


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