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Defying Prevention Efforts, Suicide Rates Are Climbing Across the Nation

Defying Prevention Efforts, Suicide Rates Are Climbing Across the Nation

A message board at a suicide prevention event in Cincinnati adorned with notes left for people who took their own lives. Guns are the most common method for committing suicide, health officials report.

A Breast Cancer Surgeon Who Keeps Challenging the Status Quo

A Breast Cancer Surgeon Who Keeps Challenging the Status Quo

­Dr. Esserman before performing a surgery in July, holding a sheet of song lyrics. Her preparation often includes singing to her patients as they go under anesthesia. She takes requests.

F.D.A. Approves First Drug Designed to Prevent Migraines

F.D.A. Approves First Drug Designed to Prevent Migraines

Robin Overlock experienced frequent, debilitating migraines that would last days. After participating in a clinical trial for a new drug designed to prevent migraines, she says she now has only occasional headaches.

Why Do Obese Patients Get Worse Care? Many Doctors Don’t See Past the Fat

Why Do Obese Patients Get Worse Care? Many Doctors Don’t See Past the Fat

Sarah Bramblette, who advocates awareness of lymphedema — arm or leg swelling caused by a problem with the lymphatic system — found that the scale at her doctor’s office could not accommodate her.

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Name C.E.O. for Health Initiative

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Name C.E.O. for Health Initiative

Dr. Atul Gawande is a professor and practicing surgeon who has written extensively on health care.

Measles Cases in Europe Quadrupled in 2017

Measles Cases in Europe Quadrupled in 2017

A boy receiving a measles vaccine in a clinic in Kiev, Ukraine, in January. The country had 4,767 cases of measles last year, trailing only Romania and Italy.

After ‘The Biggest Loser,’ Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight

After ‘The Biggest Loser,’ Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight

Danny Cahill, playing the bass during a church service near Tulsa, Okla., won Season 8 of the NBC show “The Biggest Loser” by dropping 239 pounds. He has regained more than 100.

‘It’s Almost Like a Ghost Town.’ Most Nursing Homes Overstated Staffing for Years

‘It’s Almost Like a Ghost Town.’ Most Nursing Homes Overstated Staffing for Years

Stan Hugo with his wife, Donna, who is a resident at the Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Ithaca, N.Y. Mr. Hugo tracks staffing levels at the skilled nursing facility.

Cancer Risk From Cellphone Radiation Is Small, Studies Show

Cancer Risk From Cellphone Radiation Is Small, Studies Show

Two new studies exposed rats and mice to high levels of radio-frequency radiation — the type emitted by your cellphone. But researchers said there was little cancer risk for humans.

Tick and Mosquito Infections Spreading Rapidly, C.D.C. Finds

Tick and Mosquito Infections Spreading Rapidly, C.D.C. Finds

More Americans are living in wooded suburbs near deer, which carry the ticks that spread Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, babesiosis, rabbit fever and Powassan virus.

This E.R. Treats Opioid Addiction on Demand. That’s Very Rare.

This E.R. Treats Opioid Addiction on Demand. That’s Very Rare.

Dr. Andrew Herring of Highland Hospital in Oakland, Calif., left, gave a dose of buprenorphine, a drug that eases the symptoms of opioid withdrawal, to a homeless man who collected cans to pay for bus fare to get to the hospital.

Nearly Eradicated in Humans, the Guinea Worm Finds New Victims: Dogs

Nearly Eradicated in Humans, the Guinea Worm Finds New Victims: Dogs

A two-year-old dog named Djalibe getting a Guinea worm pulled from her leg by Laures Dossou, second left, of the Carter Center, a philanthropy founded by former President Jimmy Carter. Scientists have worked for decades to eradicate the painful, parasitic worm, and have nearly succeeded — but a spate of infections in dogs worries health officials.

In Asia’s Fattest Country, Nutritionists Take Money From Food Giants

In Asia’s Fattest Country, Nutritionists Take Money From Food Giants

Children buying snacks and soft drinks at a stand just outside their school in Kota Bharu, Malaysia. Malaysia has become the fattest country in Asia.

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.

The Secret to Keeping Black Men Healthy? Maybe Black Doctors

The Secret to Keeping Black Men Healthy? Maybe Black Doctors

Dr. ChaRandle Jordan was one of the doctors who participated in the study. “It’s something they don’t teach you in medical school -- taking that extra step because you appreciate there have been barriers in the past," he said.


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