Vegetarian or Vegan? Watch Your Bone Health

Vegetarian diets are generally considered healthy, but new research suggests they may have a significant risk: an increased chance of bone fractures.Between 1993...

AstraZeneca and Oxford Say Vaccine Is Up to 90 Percent Effective

In a call with reporters on Monday morning, the Oxford scientists said they were still trying to understand why the vaccine was more...

Small Social Gatherings Aren’t Driving the Virus Surge (So Far)

An analysis of nearly 800 nursing homes in six states experiencing the biggest surges, including North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, found that...

Good Sleep Habits Tied to Lower Risk of Heart Failure

A combination of healthy sleep habits may help reduce the risk for heart failure, new research suggests.Scientists studied 408,802 generally healthy people aged...

Being Thankful and Hopeful in This Weird and Terrible Year

My own decision — if there was any decision — was made less complicated by the fact that I’m working in Italy, so...

Improve Emergency Care? Pandemic Helps Point the Way

This crowding and its adverse consequences are problems in other countries, too. A 2018 National Bureau of Economic Research working paper examined emergency...

The Risks of Another Epidemic: Teenage Vaping

In a review published last December in the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, Dr. Rome and her co-author, Perry Dinardo, challenged the public...

Can an Algorithm Prevent Suicide?

The algorithm is built on an analysis of thousands of previous suicides in the V.A.’s database, dating to 2008. The computer mixes and...

Ad Council’s Challenge: Persuade Skeptics to Believe in Covid Vaccines

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania conducted a study during a measles outbreak last year and concluded that “a relatively high number of...

Pat Quinn, Who Promoted A.L.S. Ice Bucket Challenge, Dies at 37

Pat Quinn, who helped raise $220 million to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or A.L.S., by promoting the Ice Bucket Challenge in 2014, died...