Conjoined twins survived a rare surgery. Now they’re going home.

Eliza and Ella Fuller were born conjoined at the stomach. They’re expected to live healthy lives after Texas doctors separated them in a rare surgery.

By Kyle MelnickJuly 12, 2023

U.N.: Black maternal health in crisis across hemisphere, not just in U.S.

Black women and girls in the United States were three times more likely than their peers to die while giving birth or in the six weeks afterward.

By Akilah JohnsonJuly 12, 2023

GOP probes covid origin paper as authors protest ‘absurd’ allegations

A hearing marks a new front in a heated debate that has riven the scientific community.

By Dan DiamondJuly 11, 2023

The Rev. Stephen Pieters, who helped shift views on AIDS, dies at 70

His 1985 interview, conducted by televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker, was considered a groundbreaking moment in changing public perceptions on AIDS

By Brian MurphyJuly 11, 2023

What you need to know about kombucha, the healthy fermented tea drink

Like other fermented foods — such as yogurt, kefir and kimchi — kombucha contains good bacteria.

By Stephanie ClarkeJuly 10, 2023

More than 1 billion people are projected to have diabetes by 2050

Nearly 10 percent of people worldwide would have diabetes by 2050, according to the study's projections.

July 10, 2023

Is an older loved one refusing to see a doctor? Try this.

But don’t turn the conversation into a power struggle.

By Janice NeumannJuly 9, 2023

Medical Mysteries: A surgeon’s ominous pain and a question of grilled meat

A retired surgeon suddenly developed violent abdominal pain. After losing 21 pounds, he discovered the unexpected cause that was hiding in plain sight.

By Sandra G. BoodmanJuly 8, 2023

Biden administration proposes limit on skimpy health insurance plans

The plans offer less expensive monthly premiums than standard forms of health insurance — in exchange for scanty benefits.

By Amy GoldsteinJuly 7, 2023

For Alzheimer’s patients, a new era of treatment brings hope and risk

A drug called Leqembi, which modestly slows progression of the disease, is expected soon to receive full approval from federal regulators.

By Laurie McGinleyJuly 7, 2023

FDA gives full approval to first drug to clearly, but modestly, slow Alzheimer’s

The medicine, called Leqembi, slowed decline by 27 percent over 18 months compared with placebo, a study showed. But side effects and cost are fueling controversy.

By Laurie McGinleyJuly 6, 2023

Gene editing helped crack a 100-year-old mystery about cancer

Research using CRISPR gene editing revealed that scientists from more than a century ago were right: Extra chromosomes inside cancer cells help drive tumors.

By Carolyn Y. JohnsonJuly 6, 2023

Feeling tired? These 5 tips may help you rev up your energy.

Sunshine, plenty of fluids and a good diet can help. But if you feel tired all the time, you should get checked for health problems such as anemia and obstructive sleep apnea.

By Hallie LevineJuly 6, 2023

Wildfire smoke may be having a negative impact on your mental health

Research has begun to link air pollution with depression and anxiety in adults and ADHD symptoms in kids.

By Marta ZaraskaJuly 6, 2023

The FDA just approved another gene therapy. Here’s what to know about them.

Gene therapy could treat a wide variety of medical problems. It's expensive, though, and not every use is approved. Here's what to know.

By Shera Avi-YonahJuly 5, 2023

She saved a man’s life. Six years later, she saved his daughter’s life.

"I have my dad because of her, and now I have my life because of her," Molly Jones said about paramedic Kristi Hadfield.

By Sydney PageJuly 5, 2023

Transplant group extends deadline that threatened flow of crucial organs

Supply of lifesaving organs to dozens of transplant centers would have been disrupted.

By Nick Miroff and Lenny BernsteinJuly 4, 2023

Susan Love, surgeon who crusaded against breast cancer, dies at 75

She co-founded the National Breast Cancer Coalition and sought to eradicate the disease, which remains the second deadliest cancer for women in the U.S.

By Harrison SmithJuly 3, 2023

Dispute threatens to disrupt flow of organs to transplant hospitals

The United Network for Organ Sharing is threatening to revoke an organ-screening firm's access to a computer network that sends organs throughout the country.

By Lenny BernsteinJuly 3, 2023

Millions suffer preventable pain because of morphine disparity, WHO says

“Millions of people continue to suffer preventable pain” because of pain relief disparities, officials say.

By Erin BlakemoreJuly 2, 2023