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Black women should start breast cancer screening at younger age, study suggests

Raccoon dogs did not start COVID-19, new study says

What it means for the COVID-19 pandemic to be 'over'

Doctors perform lifesaving brain surgery on fetus in the womb

Randi Weingarten, Anthony Fauci, and why we are still talking about pandemic school closures

'Very homophobic': Teachers' union leader Randi Weingarten says House hearing crossed the line

Black doctors call out 'broken' system for health care professionals

'Devastating': Pandemic learning loss needs urgent attention in U.S., national survey finds

Bats could hold secret to long life — and other health news you may have missed

The COVID public health emergency expires Thursday. Here’s what that means for you.

South Carolina is the latest state to pass post-Roe abortion restrictions with 6-week ban

‘There’s a temptation to lump octogenarians together’: What you should know about work and aging-brain health

Who should have the 'right to die'

Feinstein’s health issues were far more serious than publicly disclosed: What we know

Biden warns AI could 'overtake human thinking' — and other health news this week

Smoke from Canada wildfires is impacting air quality across the Northeast

How the U.S. surgeon general wants to repair a culture of isolation

The surgeon general has warned that social media harms kids. Should they be banned until they're older?

Air quality alerts continue in U.S. as Canadian wildfire smoke spreads: Full coverage

How smoke from Canadian wildfires affects your health

What the destruction of Ukraine's Kakhovka dam means for local residents

Air quality alerts triggered in New York as Canadian wildfire smoke blankets Northeast

Study finds more evidence gas stoves are bad for human health: ‘Worse than secondhand smoke’

Some doctors are using AI chatbots to help deliver bad news to patients, report says

Can COVID and wildfires spark a revolution in indoor air safety?

What is the Air Quality Index?

How to protect yourself from wildfire smoke

What's the deal with lab-grown meat? Expert answers our FAQ

Freeze-dried feces pills called 'crapsules' to be taken by patients in clinical trial

AI and health care: Should we be worried?

Cities hire chief heat officers to address an unequal impact of climate change

How extreme heat can be damaging to your long-term health

As Arizona and Texas experience extreme heat, how to protect yourself

Loneliness is worse for heart health than bad diet or smoking, study of diabetic patients finds

Some people with autism, intellectual disabilities are seeking euthanasia, researchers find

AI takes on grief and loss, with new chatbot that lets you talk to dead loved ones

The truth about ultraprocessed foods may be ultracomplicated

Do people with darker skin tones need to wear sunscreen? Breaking down the myths

Florida leprosy cases may be here to stay. Do I need to worry?

Does anyone care about COVID vaccine cards anymore?

Could psychedelics usher in a mental health revolution?

Coronavirus is back, but how worried should you be?

Scorching July on pace to be hottest month on record as climate change continues to worsen

Why is it so hard to find a public bathroom in the U.S.?

Jill Biden tests positive for COVID-19, and White House hunkers down as nation faces small wave

Rape and incest exceptions: How do they work in state abortion bans?

3 questions for the CDC about how COVID-19 is still transforming our lives

BMI alone is a poor indicator of health, the AMA says. These metrics may be better.

As COVID cases rise, pandemic politics return to the national stage

Price negotiations begin for heart disease, diabetes drugs and others. Here's how it will work.

What is mifepristone, the drug at the heart of the Texas medication abortion lawsuit?

Danco Laboratories, a manufacturer of the abortion drug mifepristone, has asked the Supreme Court to reverse a lower court ruling that would restrict access to the drug; the justices could make the decision next summer.

How to get help for someone who might be suicidal

A suicide occurs once every 11 minutes. Recognize the warning signs and see how to get help. Free 24-hour help is available.

How to build a habit in 5 steps, according to science

Using scientific research can help you be more successful at creating new habits and sticking to them.

An Arkansas toddler dies of rare brain-eating amoeba infection likely contracted at splash pad

An Arkansas toddler died of a rare brain-eating amoeba infection, which was likely contracted at a splash pad at a country club, according to health officials and the county coroner.

Just 2 minutes of walking after eating can help blood sugar, study says

Getting up and moving after you eat — even if it's only for two minutes — can help control blood sugar levels, a study says. If you can't do that, try standing. It helps, too.

How long you can use vintage Tupperware

Since Tupperware, the iconic kitchen brand that's been a household name for decades, signaled recently that it might be going out of business, you might be wondering how long your stash of its food storage containers is safe to use — especially if it's vintage.

Why we have nightmares and how to stop them

We leave behind our fears of monsters under the bed as we say goodbye to our childhoods, but one can follow us into adulthood and loom over our heads.

Your guide to finding the right Theragun massage gun for you

8 activewear brands you should add to your workout wardrobe

The increasing popularity of stylish, trendy athletic wear has made über-comfortable clothing something that's not just for the gym. It's infiltrated all corners of culture, from high fashion runways to the offices of Silicon Valley executives — and really, it's appropriate for any occasion when you just want to be comfortable.

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Desperate for heart surgery for their baby, a family feels the effects of pediatric hospital shortages

Even before their daughter was born in June, Aaron and Helen Chavez knew she would need heart surgery. Doctors expected her to have an operation around 6 months of age.

Fuzzy first photo of a black hole gets a sharp makeover

The first photo ever taken of a black hole looks a little sharper now.

Paper airplane breaks a world distance record

It's a bird... It's a plane... It's a paper airplane!

This bat fossil could fill in a piece of the evolutionary puzzle

Two 52 million-year-old bat skeletons discovered in an ancient lake bed in Wyoming are the oldest bat fossils ever found — and they reveal a new species.

Covid-19 boosters could keep thousands of kids out of hospitals, but uptake remains low

Higher Covid-19 vaccination rates among US children could prevent thousands of pediatric hospitalizations and millions of missed school days, according to an analysis published Tuesday by the Commonwealth Fund and the Yale School of Public Health.

Experimental therapy gantenerumab fails to slow or improve Alzheimer's memory loss in clinical trials

An experimental treatment, gantenerumab, failed to help people at high risk of memory loss from Alzheimer's or those who were in the early phases of the disease, the manufacturer said Monday.

US gets D+ grade for rising preterm birth rates, new report finds

The rate of premature birth in the United States is climbing, according to the infant and maternal health nonprofit March of Dimes.

RSV hospitalization rate for seniors is 10 times higher than usual for this point in the season

The respiratory virus season has started early in kids this year and flooded children's hospitals in many parts of the country -- especially with respiratory syncytial virus, known as RSV.

Family provide free holidays in memory of son

Archie's Caravan in Filey provides free holidays to families also facing childhood cancer.

Bryan Johnson: Meet the multi-millionaire trying to reverse ageing

With a team of 30 scientists, tech entrepreneur Bryan Johnson spends millions on his body every year.

'Patients paying the price' for strikes - NHS chief executive

Amanda Pritchard says patients are facing disruption for "both sides" failing to find agreement in a dispute over pay in the health service.

Sunak's 15-year plan to 'transform' NHS workforce

The prime minister says the UK must "act now, for the long term" to protect the NHS.

Why it's getting easier to be a single mum in China

How rule changes and financial independence is helping unmarried women to keep their babies.

Could menstrual blood tests could help women's healthcare?

Menstrual blood tests could be used as a means of monitoring cardiovascular conditions or diabetes.

Aspartame - is it a possible cause of cancer?

Reports suggest the World Health Organization could label the sweetener as possibly carcinogenic.

South Koreans become younger under new age-counting law

Seoul scraps a centuries-old age-counting system in favour of international standards.

Martha's rule: Mother shares trauma over daughter's death

Martha Mills, 13, died when doctors failed to spot and treat a sepsis infection early enough.

Should we worry about recent US Covid spike?

Anthony Fauci tells the BBC's Katty Kay that 96% of the US population has a degree of immunity.

Modern slavery gangmasters exploit care worker shortage

A victim paid just £2 an hour describes her ordeal as investigators make the care industry a "top priority".

Martha's rule: Call for right to second opinion after tragic teen death

Martha Mills died just over two years ago after failures by doctors to spot and treat her condition.

How much do junior doctors really get paid in England?

The BBC asked two junior doctors in England to show us their payslips and reveal their salaries.

How the fentanyl crisis' fourth wave has hit every corner of the US

The epidemic's staggering scale and infiltration of communities is laid bare in a new study.

How AI may be a powerful tool in treating male infertility

Fertility experts are now using artificial intelligence to help find sperm in medical samples.

Ukraine therapist: I've got no weapon but knowledge

Meet the volunteer therapists battling trauma and bringing hope to Ukrainians.

Scientists discover how brain cells die in Alzheimer’s

The findings, which had been a mystery for decades, give new ideas for treating the disease.

France sets out plan to ban disposable vapes

France joins several other European countries that are trying to stop children using e-cigarettes.

Judge to decide on ending critically ill baby girl's life support

Medics say they can do no more for six-month-old Indi but her parents are opposing the decision.

MPs to investigate sexual harassment of female surgeons

It comes after women told BBC News of assaults by senior surgical colleagues in the operating theatre.

Parents feel misled by ministers over medical cannabis pledge

Fewer than five patients have been prescribed whole-cannabis medicine, despite it becoming legal in 2018.

South Africa to clear Covid lockdown criminal records

More than 340,000 people were convicted of breaking some of the world's toughest lockdown restrictions.

Japan population: One in 10 people now aged 80 or older

The world's most elderly country has long struggled with how to provide for its ageing population.

Meditate to beat stress blood pressure, say guidelines

There is enough scientific evidence for some less conventional "body and mind" approaches, say experts.

Child fentanyl death: Police seek husband of NYC nursery owner

Video footage shows the man removing full shopping bags and fleeing before police arrived.

Where Ukraine’s army of amputees go to repair their lives

Orla Guerin visits a hospital and clinic in Ukraine, where 15,000 lost limbs in the first half of 2023.

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