Wildfire smoke again hits the East Coast. How bad is it for your health?
Here's what you need to know about wildfire smoke, including the plumes blowing to the south from Nova Scotia, and how to protect yourself.By Amudalat Ajasa
If you’re hurt in a fall, follow these tips for recovery
Some falls can cause traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, even death. These moves can help you heal faster.By Kevin Loria
Cancer patients are confronting widespread shortages of chemotherapy drugs
Chemotherapy drugs, particularly those used to treat kids’ cancers, are among those medications experiencing some of the most prolonged shortages.By Rene Ebersole
The ‘silent’ disease of osteoporosis affects 10 million Americans
Each year, about 2 million broken bones can be attributed to osteoporosis, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation.
Native American women face heart risks while pregnant, group says
The majority of Native American and Alaska Native women already have heart problems when they become pregnant, the researchers write.By Erin Blakemore
‘MacGyver med’ and rock-and-roll: Event medicine is the ticket for some
From Coachella to the Preakness to Lollapalooza, these doctors see it all: blue patients, drunken falls, overheated dancers and much more.By Dawn Fallik
Measles case reported in Montgomery County, Md.
A case of measles has been reported in Montgomery County, the first reported case in Maryland since 2019.By Martin Weil
As mpox worries return ahead of Pride, a leather convention offers hope
Chicago's rise in mpox cases raised concerns about spread at the city's International Mr. Leather convention. The virus is spreading sexually among gay men.By Fenit Nirappil
Medicare outlines plan to expand coverage for costly new Alzheimer’s drugs
The first drug potentially covered by the expanded plan, Leqembi, could be granted full approval from the Food and Drug Administration as soon as this summer.By Laurie McGinley, Rachel Roubein and Daniel Gilbert
Birth rates among teens and young women hit record low in 2022, CDC says
The 2022 numbers also show record low birth rates among women in their early 20s and a consistent rise in birth rates for women 35 and older.By Justine McDaniel
New AI tool searches genetic haystacks to find disease-causing variants
PrimateAI-3D was trained on the genetic blueprints of 233 primate species to help scientists sift through millions of variants and find ones that can cause harm.By Mark Johnson
Biden plans to pick physician Mandy Cohen to lead CDC
Mandy Cohen, former North Carolina health secretary, would replace Rochelle Walensky, who is stepping down June 30, as head of the CDC at a critical time for the agency.By Dan Diamond and Lena H. Sun
Canada to require health warnings on individual cigarettes
Beginning next year, cigarettes will bear labels including “TOBACCO HARMS CHILDREN,” “POISON IN EVERY PUFF” and “SMOKING CAUSES IMPOTENCE.”By Sarah Dadouch
Food poisoning often caused by sick restaurant workers, CDC says
A lack of paid sick time in the food service industry and staffing pressures can lead workers to clock in when ill, putting consumer health at risk, the CDC says.By Justine McDaniel
Peru battles record dengue outbreak, in a warning for a warming world
Recent warm and wet El Niño conditions — which scientists say are likely to be prevalent in the future because of climate change — are ideal for mosquitoes.By Frances Vinall
Appeals court paves way for Purdue Pharma opioids settlement
The ruling also shields from future claims members of the Sackler family, who own Purdue Pharma.By David Ovalle
Being your own patient advocate is doable. Here’s what to consider.
Don’t get lost in the system. Careful note-taking, second opinions and other strategies will help you.By Ashley Abramson
For covid long-haulers, the pandemic is far from over
The end of the coronavirus public health emergency has left long-covid patients fearful they will be forgotten.By Frances Stead Sellers
Military members half as likely as civilians to receive HPV vaccine
Active-duty military and veterans are twice as likely as civilians to develop cancers associated with human papillomavirus, or HPV.By Erin Blakemore
Exercise can cut women’s chances of getting Parkinson’s by 25 percent
The study found that as a woman’s exercise level increased, her risk for Parkinson’s decreased.