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Global Health: New Ebola Tactics Raise Hope but May Sow Confusion

New York Times - Health - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 15:39

A new vaccine and other experimental drugs now are available to fight the outbreak. But first physicians must overcome the suspicions of a frightened populace.

N.I.H. Halts Enrollment in a Study of Drinking Now Under Scrutiny

New York Times - Health - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 13:21

Following reports in The Times that investigators and officials had solicited funding for the trial from the alcohol industry, the N.I.H. has launched two internal investigations.

Is It a Migraine? Many Patients Don’t Realize What Causes Their Suffering

New York Times - Health - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:30

Here’s a guide to help you recognize the symptoms of migraines, understand why the signs are so often missed, and think about treatment options.

First Cuba, Now China? An American Falls Ill After ‘Abnormal’ Sounds

New York Times - Health - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 17:57

The State Department said a U.S. government employee posted in Guangzhou had signs of possible brain injury. But it has not identified a cause.

Air Pollution Near Power Plants Tied to Premature Births

New York Times - Health - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:10

Closing coal- and oil-fired power plants is associated with a reduction in preterm births in the surrounding region, researchers report.

Is Fish the Food of Love, and Babies?

New York Times - Health - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:00

Eating more fish was tied to more lovemaking, and more babies.

How Nighttime Tablet and Phone Use Disturbs Sleep

New York Times - Health - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 12:43

When a person used an iPad instead of reading print before bedtime, he or she had a later sleep onset and suppressed levels of melatonin.

The Boundary Between Abuse and B.D.S.M.

New York Times - Health - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:54

Politicians accused of abusing their sexual partners have put the community’s practices in the news.

Want to See Your Baby? In China, It Can Cost You

New York Times - Health - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 04:55

A hospital demanded that a woman pay her bills before she could see her newborn twins, illustrating a plight that many face in the Chinese medical system.

Phys Ed: Are You a ‘Type D’ Athlete? Relax and Ask for Help

New York Times - Health - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 04:00

If you’re more Eeyore than Tigger when it comes to sports, reach out and elicit suggestions.

Doctors: The Doctor Is Cooking

New York Times - Health - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 23:18

Here we were, 80 eager physicians from across North America in a large teaching kitchen in northern California.

His Wife Died in the Santa Fe School Shooting. The World’s Sympathy May Keep Him Alive.

New York Times - Health - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 15:54

William Tisdale’s GoFundMe campaign to pay for medical treatment for a fatal lung disease took off after his wife was killed in the Texas shooting.

Matter: Every Cell in Your Body Has the Same DNA. Except It Doesn’t.

New York Times - Health - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 14:18

The genome obviously varies from person to person. But it can also vary from cell to cell, even within the same individual. The implications of “mosaicism” are enormous.

Surfacing: What This 76-Year-Old Man Can Teach About Healing

New York Times - Health - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:11

“I never lock my door; if people show up at night, I will wake up,” said I Gusti Mangku Sasak, a holistic Usada Bali healer.

New Cancer Treatments Lie Hidden Under Mountains of Paperwork

New York Times - Health - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 03:43

Guideposts to powerful treatments may be buried in the nation’s medical records. But there is no easy way to gather those records or to get them into a usable format.

Trump’s New Health and Human Services Secretary Is a Joyful Regulator

New York Times - Health - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 21:09

In an administration with a deregulatory bent, Alex Azar relishes his policymaking powers.

Olympian Ariana Kukors Smith Sues U.S.A. Swimming, Claiming It Ignored Sex Abuse

New York Times - Health - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 19:54

The swimmer said in February that her former coach, Sean Hutchison, began grooming her at age 13 and abusing her at 16. He has denied the allegations.

REgional Australia, PArt 1 of 2: A Booming Economy With a Tragic Price

New York Times - Health - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 17:55

Australia is a breadbasket to the world and a globalization success story. So why are its farmers killing themselves?

How New Abortion Restrictions Would Affect Women’s Health Care

New York Times - Health - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 13:42

The Trump administration’s proposal to bar certain federal funds from abortion providers has raised complicated questions about reproductive health care.

Phys Ed: Broke Your Right Arm? Exercise Your Left. It May Help, Really.

New York Times - Health - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 13:00

Working out the muscles on one side of our bodies can keep the muscles on the other side fit, even if we do not move them at all.

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