President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. announced on Friday that he will elevate the role of science in his cabinet as part of an effort to “refresh and reinvigorate our national science and technology strategy.” Mr. Biden will nominate Eric S. Lander, the
A few were angry. Unbeknownst to me, my hospital, ever efficient, had sent out a letter informing patients of my departure and offering the option to choose any one of eight other doctors who could assume their care — even before I
In my family’s case, we were truly impressed by how videoconferencing, which can be so enervating in our daily work lives, enabled us to celebrate my dad’s full life in a beautiful and moving way. If you have to arrange a memorial
“If that doesn’t get you in line, I don’t know what will,” Georgia’s governor, Brian Kemp, said last month. At Houston Methodist, a hospital system in Texas with 26,000 employees, workers who take the vaccine will be eligible for a $500 bonus.
People who consume a diet rich in vitamins C and E may be at reduced risk for Parkinson’s disease. Researchers followed 41,058 Swedish men and women for an average of 18 years, gathering data on their health and diet. They assessed intake
Overweight mothers may be more likely to have infertile sons, Danish researchers report. Their study included 9,232 men and women aged 31 to 34. Among this group, 10 percent were born to underweight mothers, having a body mass index below 18.5; 77
If you’re still unsure if your child needs a test, call their pediatrician, said Dr. Kristin Moffitt, an infectious disease specialist at Boston Children’s Hospital. You can also take the C.D.C.’s clinical assessment tool, which can be used for any family member,
The calls usually came on Sundays. Hank Warner of Huntington Beach, Calif., would see a familiar area code pop up on his phone, telling him that his younger brother was on the other end of the line. He would pick up to
Before boarding their flights, all international passengers headed to the United States will first need to show proof of a negative coronavirus test, according to a new federal policy going into effect on Jan. 26. “Testing does not eliminate all risk,” Dr.
A close friend was supposed to start her I.V.F. injections at the same time, but she decided to postpone at the last minute because Covid cases were so high in our area. By that point, we were so driven in our pursuit
Declaring that New York urgently needs to revive its arts and entertainment industry if it is to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Tuesday that the state would begin taking a series of interim steps to help to