THE FIFTH episode in season one of “Star Trek: Voyager” (1995) was titled “The Phage.” It tells the tale of the Vidiians, an alien people who are combing the universe looking for healthy organs to harvest in an attempt to outpace their physical degeneration, which is caused by an incurable d…
TIMOTHY WEST, 86, is a British actor who’s seen his career go up and up and up, from his first role in 1959 through last year’s appearance on the BBC’s “Dad’s Army: The Lost Episodes.” Unfortunately, so did his blood pressure!
BEIJING -- The head of a leading hospital in China's central city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak, died of the disease on Tuesday, state television said, becoming the second prominent Chinese doctor to have succumbed to the pathogen.
When Stacey Richter’s husband recently landed in a New Jersey emergency room, fearing a heart attack, she had an additional reason for alarm: a potential big bill from the hospital if the ER wasn’t in his insurer’s network.
When suffering from a migraine, the last thing you may associate it with is excitement. But a recent study suggests that the brains of those who have the intense headache appear to be “hyper-excitable.”
MANCHESTER — The Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI) has received a $51 million grant from the federal government to develop a portable technology that can produce medications and vaccines in an effort to expand access to “critical medical care in places where drugs are logi…
SAY HELLO to 85-year-old Beverly. After a severe heart attack, she went from shuffling along to dancing the two-step thanks to her enthusiastic participation in a cardiac rehab program. And she’s working out at a fitness center three days a week. “I don’t think I could have done this alone,”…
Twenty-one states have rejected an $18 billion settlement proposal from three major U.S. drug distributors to resolve lawsuits over their alleged role in the opioid crisis, but discussions are still active, according to three sources familiar with the matter.
DEAR DOCS: My son Toby signed up to play the drums in his school band — against my advice. I do like the discipline playing the drums requires, but I’m not sure it’s really a musical instrument, and I dread the noise factor.
TOKYO — The United States said on Saturday it will send aircraft to Japan to bring back American passengers on the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess, where the most coronavirus infections outside China have occurred.
CONCORD — A year after the launch of the “Doorways” program that aimed to bring addiction treatment resources to different regions of New Hampshire, the number of people looking for help for themselves or a loved one is on the rise, and referrals to treatment remain steady.
IN THE pseudodocumentary “Best in Show,” Christopher Guest plays Harlan Pepper, who is heading to a dog show with his bloodhound, Hubert. As he’s driving there, he starts a monologue about his childhood obsession with “naming every nut there was.”
ACTRESS Halle Berry has described her meditation practices on Instagram. She puts on comfortable clothing and goes to a secluded spot in her garden. For 30 minutes, she focuses on her breath and repeats a chosen phrase over and over to set her intentions for the day.
GENEVA -- The number of cases of infection with the new coronavirus in China has stabilized, but the apparent slowdown in the epidemic spread should be viewed with "extreme caution," the head of the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.
TOMMY CHONG makes no secret of his endorsement of being stoned in almost any situation. Take driving. “Everybody’s worried about driving when you’re stoned. Noooo. You’re not going to hurt anybody going 5 miles an hour. Noooo. But you do get paranoid at the wrong times. One time I got pulled…
Nearly 200 Americans evacuated from the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China could be released from quarantine at a U.S. Air Force base in California on Tuesday after 14 days, a leading U.S. health official said.
GUANGZHOU, China/GENEVA — The coronavirus outbreak in China may be over by April, the country’s senior medical adviser said on Tuesday, but deaths surpassed 1,000 and the World Health Organization (WHO) warned of a global threat potentially worse than terrorism.
TOKYO — Passenger tests aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan confirmed at least 65 more cases of coronavirus on Monday, as some passengers took to social media to warn against depression over their confinement.