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F.D.A. Panel Splits on Whether to Approve New Diabetes Drug

New York Times - Health - 6 hours 36 min ago

The advisory committee voted 8-8 on approving the drug, to be called Zynquista, which would be the first oral medication for people with Type 1 diabetes.

In a Children’s Theater Program, Drama Over a Peanut Allergy

New York Times - Health - 6 hours 56 min ago

The conflict over accommodating a child’s allergy turned into a legal battle that highlights the isolation that people with food allergies often face.

New York Confronts Its Worst Measles Outbreak in Decades

New York Times - Health - 7 hours 49 min ago

The disease spread within ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities where vaccination rates are low and some are suspicious of government health workers.

Meanwhile: Radon Causes Cancer. These Tourists Drink It Up

New York Times - Health - 9 hours 50 min ago

The E.P.A. warns that radon causes cancer. But some tourists head to mines in Montana to soak it up.

Does Cannabis Use Cause Schizophrenia?

New York Times - Health - 11 hours 1 min ago

As the drug becomes more popular, concerns have been raised that its use can lead to psychotic disorders. Here’s what scientists know for sure, and what they don’t.

You Asked: Are Reusable Feminine Cloths Safe?

New York Times - Health - 13 hours 13 min ago

Reusable menstrual pads are often tolerated just fine. But stay away from sea sponges!

Doctors: A ‘Sentimental Journey’ in the Cancer Clinic

New York Times - Health - 19 hours 46 min ago

I am a firm believer in the ability of music to help people express their emotions, hopes and fears, making their medical conditions more tolerable.

Meanwhile: Meet the People Who Seek Out Radon Water (and Then Take a Big Gulp)

New York Times - Health - 19 hours 50 min ago

The E.P.A. warns that radon causes cancer. But some tourists head to mines in Montana to soak it up.

Living With Cancer: A Cancer Rap, With Thanks to Nina Simone

New York Times - Health - 19 hours 50 min ago

After too many cancer-related setbacks and deaths I started belting Nina Simone’s protest with new words, invigorated by her spirit of indignant fury.

Phys Ed: How Exercise May Help Keep Our Memory Sharp

New York Times - Health - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 15:56

Irisin, a hormone that is released during exercise, may improve brain health and lessen the damage that occurs during Alzheimer’s disease.

High-Dose Vitamin D No Better Than Low-Dose

New York Times - Health - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 15:47

There was no difference in changes in bone mineral density or number of fractures in older men and women who took high versus low doses of vitamin D.

Sleeping Less Than 6 Hours a Night Tied to Heart Disease

New York Times - Health - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 14:47

An argument for a good night’s sleep: People who slept less than six hours were at higher risk for hardening of the arteries, a new study found.

Personal Health: A Device That Gives Parents of Stillborn Babies Time to Say Goodbye

New York Times - Health - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 10:04

The CuddleCot helps preserve the body of a deceased newborn for days, allowing parents to hold them and take pictures.

Sacklers Directed Efforts to Mislead Public About OxyContin, New Documents Indicate

New York Times - Health - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 08:28

A filing in a Massachusetts lawsuit contains dozens of internal Purdue Pharma documents suggesting the family was far more involved than the company has long contended.

Take a Number: You’re Not Getting Much Taller, America. But You Are Getting Bigger.

New York Times - Health - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 16:28

New government data charts some interesting changes in average bodies over recent decades.

Opposed to G.M.O.s? How Much Do You Know About Them?

New York Times - Health - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 10:38

People who are the most extremely opposed to genetically modified organisms tend to know the least about them, a new study found.

The Strange Marketplace for Diabetes Test Strips

New York Times - Health - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 10:03

It is legal to resell unused test strips for blood glucose, and many patients do, driving an unusual trade online and on the streets.

F.D.A. Says It Will Resume Inspections of Some High-Risk Foods

New York Times - Health - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 09:52

Despite the federal shutdown, some agency inspectors are returning to work and will begin performing food safety visits without pay this week, the F.D.A. commissioner said.

The Checkup: Taking the Pain Out of Children’s Shots

New York Times - Health - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 06:28

Pediatric pain specialists believe that reducing the pain associated with needles can lead to better health care.

Using Sports Psychology for Childbirth

New York Times - Health - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 04:00

I wanted to face childbirth with an athlete’s strength, confidence and determination. So I turned to sports psychology for advice.

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