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Share your story about the organ transplant system

The New York Times is interested in the organ transplant system. Do you have any advice on irregularities in the system? If so, we need your help. If you are a doctor, nurse, technician or anyone else who works in…

Evan Stark, 82, dies; Expanded understanding of domestic violence

Evan Stark, who studied domestic violence with his wife and later pioneered a concept called “coercive control,” which describes the psychological and physical domination that abusers use to punish their partners, died March 18 at his home in Woodbridge, Conn….

National Academy asks court to remove Sackler’s name from its endowment fund

The National Academy of Sciences is asking a court to allow it to repurpose about $30 million in donations from the wealthy Sackler family, which controlled the company at the center of the opioid epidemic, and remove the family name…

Texas surgeon accused of secretly denying liver transplants

For decades, Dr. J. Steve Bynon Jr., a transplant surgeon in Texas, gained national acclaim and prominence for his work, including helping to enforce professional standards in the country’s extensive organ transplant system. But officials are now investigating allegations that…

Bennett Braun, psychiatrist who fueled ‘Satanic panic’, dies at 83

Bennett Braun, a Chicago psychiatrist whose diagnoses of repressed memories involving horrific abuse by devil worshipers helped fuel what became known as the “Satanic Panic” of the 1980s and 1990s, died March 20 in Lauderhill. , Florida, north of Miami….

Pressure for a better dengue vaccine becomes more urgent

The dengue outbreak that has unfolded in Latin America over the past three months is staggering in its scale: a million cases in Brazil in a matter of weeks, a huge increase in Argentina, a state of emergency declared in…

24 hours in a makeshift migrant shelter in the California desert

It was 1:53 a.m. and Peter Fink was on an arid mountain plateau near Campo, California, handing out blankets to people from four continents who had arrived there under the cover of night. This was a nightly ritual for the…

Were you stuck with a big vet bill? Tell us about it.

Dogs and cats are members of the family. So when they are sick, many pet owners go to great lengths to make sure they are taken care of. However, that care comes at an increasingly high cost: Veterinary bills have…

How to be less self-critical when perfectionism is a trap

Yuxin Sun, a Seattle psychologist, sees many clients in her group who insist that they are not perfectionists. “’Oh, I’m not perfect. I’m far from perfect,’” she tells him. But perfectionism isn’t about being the best at a given activity,…

The Arizona Abortion Ban of 1864: The Story Behind the 160-Year-Old Law

Arizona’s 160-year-old abortion ban, upheld Tuesday by the state’s highest court, is among a wave of anti-abortion laws fueled by some historical twists that might seem surprising. For decades after the United States became a nation, abortion was legal until…

Glasses Improve Income, Eyesight, Study Shows

In general, the health needs of women in Bangladesh take a backseat to those of men. “In our male-dominated society, when a man has a problem, he requires immediate attention, but women can wait,” she said. But the effects of…

Should alcoholic beverages have cancer warning labels?

fifteen words are shaking up the global alcohol industry. From 2026, containers of beer, wine and spirits sold in Ireland must by law carry a label in red capital letters with two warnings: “THERE IS A DIRECT LINK BETWEEN ALCOHOL…