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A ‘Game Changer’ for Patients With Irregular Heart Rhythm

New York Times - Health - 49 min 9 sec ago

Rapid, erratic heartbeats — called ventricular tachycardia — can lead to sudden death. An experimental radiation treatment has eased the condition in five patients.

Birth Control Pills Still Linked to Breast Cancer, Study Finds

New York Times - Health - 1 hour 43 min ago

Women using birth control pills and I.U.D.s that release hormones face a higher risk than those using methods without hormones, scientists in Denmark reported.

Voices: The Disabled Flâneur

New York Times - Health - 6 hours 55 min ago

My diagnosis won’t keep me away from the city streets and the sweet energy that’s found there, even if someday I “walk” by dint of wheels.

Baby Born With Heart Outside Her Body Is Saved by U.K. Surgeons

New York Times - Health - 11 hours 18 min ago

Vanellope Hope Wilkins, who had her first operation within an hour of birth, is believed to be first newborn in Britain to survive the corrective procedure.

Exercise May Aid Parkinson’s Disease, but Make It Intense

New York Times - Health - 11 hours 50 min ago

Vigorous treadmill exercise was safe and slowed progression of Parkinson’s disease, a new study reports.

India Bans Condom Ads From Prime-Time TV

New York Times - Health - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 22:24

Conservative social groups pressured the government to crack down on the commercials, saying they were inappropriate for children.

Gabe Grunewald on Running and Cancer Treatment: “I’m Not Throwing in the Towel”

Runner's World Headlines - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 15:31

As a challenging year comes to a close, the national champion is targeting new competitive goals in 2018.

71-Year-Old Sets Blazing Fast Mile World Record—on Low Mileage

Runner's World Headlines - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 13:59

Gary Patton runs only once every three days. The other days? Strength training, and lots of it.

This Running Coach Replaced Her Car With an E-Bike for a Month. Here’s What She Learned

Runner's World Headlines - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:57

There are more benefits to using an e-bike than making your ride around town faster.

The Sweet Spot: That Age-Old Question: How Much Sexual History Should I Share?

New York Times - Health - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:00

A reader wonders whether to tell her fiancé that she has slept with a couple of friends, and if “not telling” is the same as lying.

Apple’s GymKit Technology Makes Tracking Your Workouts Easier—and More Accurate—Than Ever

Runner's World Headlines - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:18

Your favorite cardio machines are getting a major upgrade.

What We Learned in 2017

New York Times - Health - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:12

Developments in science, medicine and health that we’re still thinking about at year’s end.

8 Gifts for Your Favorite Foodie Runner

Runner's World Headlines - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 08:19

Help your loved ones eat and run better this holiday season.

Three Fast Moms Show Off Their Florida Style

Runner's World Headlines - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 08:00

They bonded over miles—and a shared addiction to finding the perfect running shorts.

6 Healthy Recipes You Can Make Using Food Scraps

Runner's World Headlines - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 07:26

Think twice before tossing that pineapple core.

Can Texting Save Lives?

New York Times - Health - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 07:07

Crisis Text Line is upending the suicide hotline, modernizing it for today’s teenagers, one text at a time.

When a Sibling Dies, or Has a Serious Illness

New York Times - Health - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 05:00

Up to 8 percent of American children will experience the death of a sibling, but the loss is rarely discussed, and siblings are often overlooked.

A Nasty, Nafta-Related Surprise: Mexico’s Soaring Obesity

New York Times - Health - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 02:35

Few predicted when Mexico joined the free-trade deal that it would transform the country in a way that would saddle millions with diet-related illnesses.

Phys Ed: How Exercise Can Make for Healthier Fat

New York Times - Health - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 23:33

A single session of exercise may change the molecular workings of fat tissue in ways that, over time, should improve metabolic health.

An Obamacare Surprise in the Mail: New Insurers and New Costs

New York Times - Health - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 22:46

Through “automatic re-enrollment,” some Obamacare consumers are being assigned new insurance policies at higher costs — for doing nothing during open enrollment.

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