June 8, 2018

Kate Spade at her offices in 2002. David Howells/Corbis, via Getty Images

Several readers responded to the news of Kate Spade’s death on Tuesday by talking about their experiences with suicidal depression and the loss of friends and relatives.

When news of Kate Spade’s suicide broke Tuesday morning, many readers responded with an outpouring of empathy and support for both Ms. Spade an...

June 8, 2018

Watchful waiting may be a good strategy when the condition is not too severe.

More than 530,000 children have their tonsils or adenoids removed in the United States each year to prevent recurrent infections and sleep or breathing disorders. But a new study suggests that the surgery may have long-term risks that in some cases outweigh any short-time benefits.

The report, in JAMA Otolar...

June 5, 2018

Chiara Zarmati

Where’s the best place in America to live if you want to maximize your chances of living longer?

Based on an authoritative new state-by-state study of the American burden of disease, disability and premature death, and how it has changed from 1990 to 2016, you might consider setting down roots in Hawaii, where residents have the longest life expectancy, 81.3 years.

But i...

May 29, 2018

Chiara Zarmati

The year is not yet half over and already there have been seven documented multistate outbreaks of food poisoning. The latest involved eggs in their shells containing salmonella and packaged chopped romaine lettuce contaminated with the especially dangerous “hamburger bug” E. coli O157:H7.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the romaine outbreak involved...

Working out the muscles on one side of our bodies can keep the muscles on the other side fit, even if we do not move them at all.

If you sprain an ankle or break a wrist this summer and cannot use one of your limbs, the muscles there will weaken and shrink — unless you exercise those same muscles in your other limb.

According to a fascinating new study, working out the muscles on one...

May 10, 2018

The prevalence of kidney stones in the United States has increased 70 percent since the 1970s, and a new report suggests that the use of oral antibiotics may be part of reason.

The study, in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, used health records of 13.8 million patients of general practitioners in Britain. The researchers had 25,981 people with kidney stones matched f...

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