A Medical Career, at a Cost: Infertility

From the start, Dr. Ariela Marshall, a hematologist at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, proceeded with the conviction that if she worked harder, longer and better, she would succeed. And she did: She graduated as high school valedictorian, attended an...

Health Care in Afghanistan Is Crumbling, Aid Groups Warn

“It’s terrible timing that this would happen, when right now we’re faced with a situation where humanitarian needs are escalating,” said Dr. Richard Brennan, the regional emergency director for the World Health Organization’s Eastern Mediterranean region.Cesarean sections, immunizations for polio,...

Federal Research Bolsters the Case for Vaccine Mandates

Barely a day after President Biden issued broad mandates aimed at encouraging American workers to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, federal health officials released new data showing that unvaccinated Americans are 11 times as likely as vaccinated people to die...

Otro riesgo de la covid: problemas persistentes en los riñones

Desde el principio de la pandemia, los médicos han descubierto que la gente que experimenta casos graves de COVID-19 a menudo tiene problemas renales y no solo el daño pulmonar característico de esta enfermedad.Ahora, un estudio muy grande señala que,...

The Pandemic Has Set Back the Fight Against H.I.V., TB and Malaria

The Covid-19 pandemic has severely set back the fight against other global scourges like H.I.V., tuberculosis and malaria, according to a sobering new report released on Tuesday.Before the pandemic, the world had been making strides against these illnesses. Overall, deaths...

Claves para la detección temprana de la demencia

Eso nos deja solo las técnicas invasivas, como las punciones lumbares, o las que son costosas, como las tomografías PET. No es posible usar estos métodos para estudiar a grupos de muchas personas. “No están disponibles en todas partes”, explicó...

Ivermectin Demand Surges Though It Doesn’t Work for Covid-19

For the past week, Dr. Gregory Yu, an emergency physician in San Antonio, has received the same daily requests from his patients, some vaccinated for Covid-19 and others unvaccinated: They ask him for ivermectin, a drug typically used to treat...

Breakthrough Covid Cases: Uncommon and Often Mild, but Not Always

For Moira Smith and her mother, July promised a glimmer of normalcy after months of isolation. The two flew from Alaska to Houston and visited family, celebrating the first birthday of their cousin’s granddaughter. Ms. Smith’s mother bought a patterned...

Caught in the Crossfire Over Covid’s Origins

In the early days of the pandemic, scientists reported a reassuring trait in the new coronavirus: It appeared to be very stable. The virus was not mutating very rapidly, making it an easier target for treatments and vaccines.At the time,...

Seeking Early Signals of Dementia in Driving and Credit Scores

That leaves methods that are invasive, like spinal taps, or expensive, like PET scans. These approaches can’t be used to screen large groups of people. “They’re not available everywhere,” Ms. Bayat said. “They’re not very accessible or scalable.”But a GPS...
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