Online and offline platforms are helping strangers form social connections, which are crucial for our health, especially in a pandemic.
Children in minority communities are much more likely to become infected and severely ill. Many have parents who are frontline workers, experts say.
Dozens of research groups around the world are playing the long game, convinced that their experimental vaccines will be cheaper and more powerful than the ones leading the race today.
Parents are wrestling with difficult choices over sending their children to school. Here’s how one science reporter made the decision.
In nine U.S. states, case numbers are still rising or setting records. The virus is pummeling the economies of India and South Korea. Hong Kong began a Beijing-backed testing program.
Your brain’s powers of facial recognition are going to need some time to get used to the coverings we’re wearing to keep each other healthy.
Ayahuasca, a vomit-inducing hallucinogenic brew, draws thousands of people each year — including former soldiers — to jungle retreats that have become an unlicensed and unregulated mental health marketplace.
Many children may learn of a grandparent’s death without a chance to visit to say goodbye.
The illness that has afflicted Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder that can unexpectedly flare up.
The jump in infections comes as the daily rate continues to decline. New Delhi is reopening its subway, even as India sets global records for new cases.
Local health departments called on the C.D.C. to change new recommendations that people without symptoms do not need to be tested. Many infected children show no symptoms, a study found.
The problem, a brief but precipitous drop in blood pressure that causes lightheadedness or dizziness when standing up, is called orthostatic hypotension.
Common conditions often manifest differently on dark skin. Yet physicians are trained mostly to diagnose them on white skin.
The cancer that killed Chadwick Boseman is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, and rates are rising among younger people.
The desolate beauty of the winemaking tradition on Lanzarote, the easternmost of the Canary Islands, is evidence of human resilience in the face of adversity.
The usual diagnostic tests may simply be too sensitive and too slow to contain the spread of the virus.
Some patients are still receiving staggering bills. Others don’t qualify because conditions other than Covid-19 were their primary diagnosis.
The agency’s chief spokeswoman, Emily Miller, was removed from her position just 11 days into the job. And the contract was terminated of a consultant who had advised the F.D.A. chief to correct misleading claims about plasma’s benefits.
Experts have long predicted that psychotherapy was poised to go virtual. The pandemic may prove them right.
President Trump promised a vaccine by the end of the year. For hurricane-battered Louisiana and Texas, a confluence of disaster.