Health

Demand for Long-Acting Birth Control Rose After Trump’s Election Amid Insurance Concerns, Study Shows

Andrea Boyle, a family nurse practitioner, practices inserting an IUD in an artificial uterus. New research shows the demand for…

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Clash of Giants: UnitedHealth Takes On Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase

The headquarters of Optum, the unit of UnitedHealth that includes its pharmacy benefit manager, in Eden Prairie, Minn.CreditCreditKristoffer Tripplaar/Alamy Inside…

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Sackler Scion’s Email Reveals Push for High-Dose OxyContin, New Lawsuit Disclosures Claim

Demonstrators outside Purdue Pharma’s headquarters in Stamford, Conn., in August.CreditCreditJessica Hill/Associated Press A member of the Sackler family that owns…

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How to Avoid Frostbite and Hypothermia in Extreme Cold Weather

Morning commuters on Adams Street in Chicago on Tuesday. Forecasters warned that the frigid weather will worsen, and could be…

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He Swallowed a Toothpick. It Could Have Killed Him.

Though not common, 136 injuries similar to this toothpick case study have been reported in medical journals, and nearly 10…

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E-Cigarettes Are Effective at Helping Smokers Quit, a Study Says

A study of English smokers found that e-cigarettes are nearly twice as effective as conventional nicotine replacement products like patches…

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This Is Your Brain Off Facebook

Subjects in a Stanford study had to be paid $100 on average to quit Facebook for a month. At the…

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Opioid Lawsuits Are Headed to Trial. Here's Why the Stakes Are Getting Uglier.

Judge Dan Aaron Polster will preside over three consolidated lawsuits as a bellwether, or test case, in one of the…

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Frostbite and Hypothermia: Tips to Stay Safe in Extreme Cold Weather

Morning commuters on Adams Street in Chicago on Tuesday. Forecasters warned that the frigid weather will worsen, and could be…

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Study Offers Hint of Hope for Staving Off Dementia in Some People

Coloured positron emission tomography (PET, centre) and computed tomography (CT, left) scans of the brain of a 62-year-old woman with…

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