When a College Student Is Home for the Summer

Birds aren’t the only creatures migrating in spring. In May, many college students swoop home for the summer, landing with their loads of...

U.S. Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health Officials

A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring...

Why White Supremacists Are Chugging Milk (and Why Geneticists Are Alarmed)

Nowhere on the agenda of the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, being held in San Diego this week, is...

E-Bikes Are Having Their Moment. They Deserve It.

Many of us are entering a new stage of pandemic grief: adaptation. We are asking ourselves: How do we live with this new...

How an Unsolved Mystery Changed the Way We Take Pills

Odds are that you have had moments of frustration trying to open new bottles of aspirin or other over-the-counter medications. Perhaps your fingernails...

Cancer Patients Are Getting Robotic Surgery. There’s No Evidence It’s Better.

Robotic surgery was never approved for mastectomy or any other cancer-related treatment, but that has hardly deterred doctors in the operating suite. The...

One Year After #MeToo, Examining a Collective Awakening

Gender Letter helps you keep up with the world, and the women shaping it. Tell me what you think at dearmaya@nytimes.com.One year ago...

Older Fathers More Likely to Have Babies With Health Problems

ImageBabies of older fathers are at greater risk of premature birth, low birth weight and other neonatal problems, a new study reports.Mothers may...

Loss and Bravery: Intimate Snapshots From the First Decade of the...

When the World Health Organization declared Dec. 1 World AIDS Day in 1988, the disease was already a global pandemic. By the end...

Alzheimer’s? Your Paperwork May Not Be in Order

“People should at least understand what the normal process of advanced dementia is about,” Dr....