Peace Corps Sued Over Mental Health Policy

Applicants have challenged the Peace Corps practice of rescinding invitations to applicants on the basis of mental health conditions.


As Covid Infections Rise, Nursing Homes Are Still Waiting for Vaccines

Now that the U.S. government has stepped back from issuing vaccines, long-term care operators have yet to start administering shots to protect one of the most vulnerable populations.


Online Marijuana Shops Make It Easy for Minors to Buy, Study Finds

The News Many online marijuana dispensaries do not enforce age limits on purchases, and they have other lax policies that enable minors to buy cannabis on the internet, according to a new study published on Monday in The Journal of the American …


In Hospitals, Viruses Are Everywhere. Masks Are Not.

Amid an uptick in Covid infections, administrators, staff and patients are divided over the need for masks in health care settings.


Genetically Modified Pig’s Heart Is Transplanted Into a Second Patient

The first patient to receive such an organ died after two months. “At least now I have hope,” the second recipient said before the surgery.


F.T.C. Sues Anesthesia Group Backed by Private-Equity Firm

The federal agency claims the company’s practices amount to antitrust activity, a new salvo in the government’s scrutiny of health care consolidation that has led to higher prices.