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The Pandemic’s Real Toll? 300,000 Deaths, and It’s Not Just From the Coronavirus

The Pandemic’s Real Toll? 300,000 Deaths,...

A C.D.C. analysis finds that overall death rates have risen, particularly among...

How the F.D.A. Stood Up to the President

How the F.D.A. Stood Up to the President

After months of caving to pressures from the White House, Commissioner Stephen Hahn...

5 Ways Families Can Prepare as Coronavirus Cases Surge

5 Ways Families Can Prepare as Coronavirus...

As winter approaches, we still need to be vigilant about taking precautions.

How an Ill-Fated Fishing Voyage Helped Us Understand Covid-19

How an Ill-Fated Fishing Voyage Helped...

The threat posed by the virus makes randomized controlled trials extremely difficult....

Antibody Treatments, Though Promising, Will Be in Short Supply

Antibody Treatments, Though Promising,...

All the weak points of American health care — testing delays, communication breakdowns,...

Think You Have ‘Normal’ Blood Pressure? Think Again

Think You Have ‘Normal’ Blood Pressure?...

Even levels of blood pressure that are generally considered “normal” may be high...

Recognizing Miscarriage as an Occasion for Grief

Recognizing Miscarriage as an Occasion...

Many people experiencing miscarriages feel isolated or blame themselves, often because...

A Viral Theory Cited by Health Officials Draws Fire From Scientists

A Viral Theory Cited by Health Officials...

A manifesto urging reliance on “herd immunity” without lockdowns was warmly received...

Doctors May Have Found Secretive New Organs in the Center of Your Head

Doctors May Have Found Secretive New...

They appear to be a fourth pair of large salivary glands, tucked into the space...

Some Signs of Recovery From Severe Covid Lung Damage

Some Signs of Recovery From Severe...

In two early studies, researchers said some patients showed signs of healing just...

When We Can Hug Again, Will We Remember How It Works?

When We Can Hug Again, Will We Remember...

How to navigate when you should and shouldn’t hug someone — and how not to hold...

Driving Lessons With a Whiff of Mortality

Driving Lessons With a Whiff of Mortality

I’m betting that learning to drive in a cemetery will make my son a kinder and more...

For How Long Will President Trump Be Immune to the Coronavirus?

For How Long Will President Trump Be...

A unique treatment course may have blunted his body’s production of antibodies,...

His Fingernails Were Purple but Didn’t Hurt. What Was This?

His Fingernails Were Purple but Didn’t...

After a spill, his nails looked bruised — and the color didn’t go away. Could it...

What Scandinavians Can Teach Us About Embracing Winter

What Scandinavians Can Teach Us About...

In the pandemic, rather than feeling depressed that the arrival of cold weather...

The Challenges of Remote Learning for Children Who Stutter

The Challenges of Remote Learning for...

Feeling put on the spot on a video screen when you can’t get words out can be intimidating....

Could Trump Spread Coronavirus at Town Hall? Likely Not, Experts Say

Could Trump Spread Coronavirus at Town...

While questions have surrounded the timing and severity of the president’s illness,...

Netherlands to Allow Doctors to Help End Lives of Terminally Ill Children

Netherlands to Allow Doctors to Help...

Hugo de Jonge, the Dutch health minister, said that “incurably ill” children ages...