| Jul 11, 2013
| 3:22 PM
For many parents, cutting the umbilical cord is a memorable moment in the breathless seconds after their baby is born.
But a new scientific review suggests that delaying cord clamping by even one minute increases an infant's iron stores for up to six...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 8:24 PM
Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, was released from a Boston hospital Saturday after being treated for a seizure she suffered at her Nantucket home three weeks ago, a State Department spokesman said.
Heinz Kerry, 74,...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 1:03 PM
About three-quarters of homeless people smoke cigarettes, and the complacent approach to that situation needs to change to support efforts to get them to quit, doctors wrote in the New England Journal of Medicine.
“Vulnerable and marginalized...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 3:51 PM
Nearly 1 in 5 patients in a hospital's intensive care unit gets care and treatment judged by the physician in charge to be ineffective, needlessly aggressive or pointless given the patient's dire state, a new study says. And the financial costs of that...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Wednesday's print column "Vocal rest" sounds like a bit of fun, doesn't it? A holiday from the grinding obligations of everyday jibber-jabber. An opportunity for monastic contemplation. A lesson in the neglected art of listening and the truth behind the.....
| Sep 3, 2013
| 1:15 PM
We’re not the only ones who get summer tans. So do whales — and their DNA gets damaged in the process too, scientists say. The new findings, published Friday in the journal Scientific Reports, could lead to better sunscreens and other sun...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 1:38 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Female doctors earn an average of $56,000 less each year than male doctors, according to a new study, which found that gap hasn't budged since the late 1980s.
Researchers used a nationally-representative survey conducted in...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 5:43 AM
Johns Hopkins Hospital is back on top — reclaiming bragging rights and a lucrative marketing chip as the nation's best hospital in the annual ranking released Tuesday by U.S. News and World Report.
A year after being knocked from its 21-year perch...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Harvard Health Blog
Greater use of generic drugs could save the healthcare system--and American consumers--billions of dollars that would be better spent elsewhere. So what's holding us back? Some consumers are reluctant to use generic medications,...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Mr. J. had an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) for advanced heart failure. Having survived one episode of cardiac arrest, in which he nearly died, he was at high risk for another episode caused by a rapid, unorganized heart rhythm called...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 2:06 PM
BOSTON (Reuters) - Overdoses of drugs, particularly prescription pain-killers and heroin, have overtaken AIDS to become the leading cause of death of homeless adults, according to a study of homeless residents of Boston released on Monday.