Leon E. Rosenberg, Geneticist Who Wrote of His Depression, Dies at 89

After working for a while as a peddler, Abraham made enough money to open his own general store. He learned English quickly and even perfected a rural Wisconsin accent, which helped him relate to his customers. Celia, a homemaker, maintained her thick Yiddish accent. A childhood accident involving a mill…

U.S. Could Have Had Many More Doses of Monkeypox Vaccine This Year

WASHINGTON — The shortage of vaccines to combat a fast-growing monkeypox outbreak was caused in part because the Department of Health and Human Services failed early on to ask that bulk stocks of the vaccine it already owned be bottled for distribution, according to multiple administration officials familiar with the…

Minimally-processed foods vs. highly-processed foods: What to know

“Eat fewer processed foods.” Nearly every health expert says it. (Sometimes so often that you’ve maybe tuned it out. Kind of like when they say, “Eat your greens.” Whatever, Mom.) But have you ever wondered why? Plus, what even counts as a processed food anyway? In the following infographic, we…

Teva Reaches Tentative $4.25 Billion Settlement Over Opioids

Teva Pharmaceuticals, one of the country’s biggest manufacturers of generic opioids, announced a settlement in principle with some 2,500 local governments, states and tribes over the company’s role in the deadly, ongoing opioid epidemic. The deal — worth up to $4.25 billion — came after a series of blistering trials…

As Baby Boomers Age, Developers Explore Housing Options for Them

The pandemic crushed the senior housing market, cutting occupancy rates and stalling construction. Now, as the market begins an uneven rebound, developers are adapting to the coming wave of aging baby boomers with a new crop of living developments. Specialized housing for older Americans has been around for decades. But…