"Dracula" abounds with fascinating references to medicine of the day.
By Dr. Howard Markel
The voluntary step is the company's latest attempt to weather a growing political backlash blaming its flavored-nicotine products for hooking a generation of teenagers on electronic cigarettes.
By Matthew Perrone, Associated Press
Iowa is a powerhouse producer of corn and soybeans. But all the industrial farming has come at a cost to the environment. Today, there's a growing number of farmers adopting more sustainable practices in a bid to save Iowa's precious…
By Mark Bittman, Melanie Saltzman, Megan Thompson
U.S. District Judge George Daniels' ruling came just four days before the Trump administration was set to start enforcing new rules that would disqualify immigrants from getting legal U.S. residency if they were likely to become a burden on public…
By Elliot Spagat, Deepti Hajela, Associated Press
By Miles O'Brien
At age 61, Judi Polak is five years into a bleak diagnosis: Alzheimer’s disease. But last year she made medical history in a clinical trial, when a team of scientists, engineers and practitioners deployed a novel device to take aim…
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
Contrary to regulatory rollbacks in many other environmental areas, the administration has called dealing with lead contamination in drinking water a priority.
By Philip Moeller
The new Plan Finder tool, which has some improvements, could cause confusion for Medicare beneficiaries making their annual enrollment selections, columnist Philip Moeller writes.
By Deema Zein, Mahlia Posey
Schools and nonprofits are trying to address what they see as a growing problem, as more children need eyeglasses but can’t afford them or haven't been tested.
By Laura Santhanam
These firearm death numbers reveal wide variation among the states, but researchers say more data is needed to fully understand the toll of gun violence nationwide.
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