You are hereFeed aggregator

Feed aggregator


The Checkup: A Centennial of Death: The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918

New York Times - Health - 3 hours 32 min ago

To pay proper respect to the influenza of 100 years ago, get this year’s flu shot and make sure your children do, too.

Take a Number: Fast Food: It’s What’s for Dinner. And Lunch. And Breakfast.

New York Times - Health - 3 hours 32 min ago

On any given day in America, about one-third of adults will eat fast food, according to the C.D.C.

Personal Health: A National Goal: Prevent a Million Heart Attacks and Strokes by 2022

New York Times - Health - 3 hours 32 min ago

There is already a well-established path to countering cardiovascular disease. All it really requires is the will of individuals and society to follow it.

The New Health Care: The Problem With Probiotics

New York Times - Health - 3 hours 32 min ago

There are potential harms as well as benefits, and a lot of wishful thinking and imprecision in the marketing of products containing them.

Rebels in Congo Kill 15 and Abduct Children in Area of Ebola Outbreak

New York Times - Health - Sun, 10/21/2018 - 19:57

The violence threatened to again force the suspension of health workers’ efforts to contain the virus, which may have killed more than 150 people since August.

A Push for Safer Fertilizer in Europe Carries a Whiff of Russian Intrigue

New York Times - Health - Sun, 10/21/2018 - 17:28

A proposed environmental regulation has become an unlikely source of geopolitical tension, raising concerns about Russian influence over Europe’s food supply.

Stacey Abrams Hopes Medicaid Expansion Can Be a Winning Issue in Rural Georgia

New York Times - Health - Sat, 10/20/2018 - 10:59

By framing expansion as a pragmatic business move, Ms. Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor, is hoping to siphon some traditionally Republican rural votes.

Immune-Based Treatment Helps Fight Aggressive Breast Cancer, Study Finds

New York Times - Health - Sat, 10/20/2018 - 09:30

Combining immunotherapy and chemotherapy can help women with an aggressive type of breast cancer and should become their new standard of care.

Advice From Health Care’s Power Users

New York Times - Health - Sat, 10/20/2018 - 04:00

When you’re sick, the health care system can be scary and confusing. But in a recent survey, seriously ill Americans shared some hard-won wisdom.

Geneticists Criticize Use of Science by White Nationalists to Justify ‘Racial Purity’

New York Times - Health - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 17:14

In a statement, the American Society of Human Genetics said “there can be no genetics-based support of claiming one group as superior to another.”

Project Baseline Aims to Ward Off Illness Before We Get Sick

New York Times - Health - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 09:28

Researchers are recruiting 10,000 volunteers to discover the earliest warning signs of cancer, heart disease and other killers.

Why White Supremacists Are Chugging Milk (and Why Geneticists Are Alarmed)

New York Times - Health - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 07:51

The appropriation of genetic research by those with extremist views on race has scientists grappling with how to respond.

Ask Well: Are Some People More Sensitive to Drug Side Effects?

New York Times - Health - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 04:00

Differences in the way your body metabolizes drugs might render you prone to side effects.

Matter: Researchers Explore a Cancer Paradox

New York Times - Health - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 13:00

Healthy cells carry a surprising number of cancer-linked mutations, but they don’t turn into tumors. What’s holding them back?

Omega-3s in Fish Oils Tied to Healthy Aging

New York Times - Health - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 11:37

Older adults with the highest blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids were more likely to be living without chronic diseases or mental or physical deterioration.

Coffee May Tame the Redness of Rosacea

New York Times - Health - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 11:37

Women who drank four or more cups of caffeinated coffee a day had a 23 percent lower risk of the skin disorder than those who drank less than a cup a month.

Social Q’s: You’re Not ‘Flu Shot People’? Then You’re Not Touching My Baby

New York Times - Health - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 11:19

What to do about in-laws who don’t do vaccines.

The Checkup: Helping Pediatricians Care for Transgender Children

New York Times - Health - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 11:14

A new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics tries to guide doctors and dispel myths about growing up with gender identity questions.

Overlooked No More: Yamei Kin, the Chinese Doctor Who Introduced Tofu to the West

New York Times - Health - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 10:10

Long before veggie burgers and soy lattes were fashionable, Kin was sent on a mission by the United States government to uncover the benefits of the soybean for Americans.

Living With Cancer: Flat Out: Rejecting Breast Reconstruction

New York Times - Health - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 04:00

After a double mastectomy, Catherine Guthrie wanted to retain her strength and challenge the idea of feminine norms.

TWRC Event Calendar

« October 2018 »
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031