F.D.A. Halts U.S. Sales of Pelvic Mesh, Citing Safety Concerns for Women

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday ordered the two remaining medical device companies selling surgical mesh for the repair of pelvic organ prolapse...

Employee Wellness Programs Yield Little Benefit, Study Shows

Companies have long embraced workplace wellness programs as a way to improve workers’ health and reduce overall medical spending, but a new study may...

Don’t Count on 23andMe to Detect Most Breast Cancer Risks, Study Warns

In 2010, Dr. Pamela Munster mailed her saliva to 23andMe, a relatively new DNA testing company, and later opted in for a BRCA test....

Interior Dept. Opens Ethics Investigation of Its New Chief, David Bernhardt

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — The Interior Department’s internal watchdog has opened an...

Q&A: How Dogs Find Their Way Home

Image CreditVictoria Roberts Q. Our dog escaped from the car. How did he find his way home the next day from nearly three miles away? A....

Global Health: In African Villages, These Phones Become Ultrasound Scanners

BUSHORO, Uganda — Lying on a church pew with his arm over his head, 6-year-old Gordon Andindagaye whimpered a bit — in fear, not...

90 New Cases of Measles Reported as Outbreak Continues at Record Pace

The number of new measles cases in the United States rose again this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday,...

Want to Escape Global Warming? These Cities Promise Cool Relief

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. DULUTH, Minn. — As the West burns, the South swelters...

Removing Fuel Rods, Japan Hits Milestone in Fukushima Nuclear Cleanup

The operator of Japan’s ruined Fukushima nuclear power plant began removing radioactive fuel rods on Monday at one of three reactors that melted down...

Paul Greengard, Nobel Prize-Winning Neuroscientist, Dies at 93

Paul Greengard, an American neuroscientist whose 15-year quest to understand how brain cells communicate provided new insights into psychological diseases and earned him a...

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