When Is a Baby Fully Protected by Vaccines?

Ask WellVaccines don’t confer 100 percent immunity, but when all children are immunized, it creates what is called herd immunity, which makes everyone...

C.D.C. Director’s Salary Is Reduced to $209,700 From $375,000

WASHINGTON — The new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is taking a pay cut after Senate Democrats and watchdog...

Can What We Eat Affect How We Feel?

“It’s one part of the whole package that helps alleviate my depression and helps me to feel better,” he said.Research on the impact...

How’s the Economy Doing? Watch the Dentists

If not for coronavirus, you’d expect your local dentist office to be doing just fine.Dentist offices tend to be stable businesses that stick...

Kids, Get Your Flu Shot

Everyone older than 6 months should get a flu shot for the 2018-19 season as soon as it is available, preferably before the...

A Drug to End Addiction? Scientists Are Working on It.

But will the vaccine itself work? It still must be tested on humans, and that...

Public Health Experts Reject President’s View of Fading Pandemic

Public health experts warned on Sunday that the coronavirus pandemic is not going away anytime soon. They directly contradicted President Trump’s promise that...

Insys, the Opioid Drug Maker, Files for Bankruptcy

The opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics filed for bankruptcy protection Monday, days after agreeing to pay $225 million to settle a federal investigation into...

Premature Babies at Higher Diabetes Risk

Premature babies are at increased risk for diabetes, a large new study reports.In previous studies, preterm birth has been associated with insulin...

Hypertension During Pregnancy Tied to Later Cognitive Decline

Women who develop gestational hypertension — high blood pressure during pregnancy — may have reduced cognitive abilities later in life, a recent report...