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Ohio House Passes Bill to Criminalize Abortions on Fetuses With a Heartbeat

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 20:58

The measure would punish doctors who perform an abortion when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, with few exceptions.

Air Quality in California: Devastating Fire Leads to a New Danger

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 20:32

A week after the most destructive fire in state history ripped through this small town, the flames have been replaced by a new danger: the air.

She Couldn’t Quit Smoking. Then She Tried Juul.

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 09:57

Millions embrace e-cigarettes as smoking cessation aids. Will restricting the devices for teenagers put former adult smokers who vape at risk to start again?

Q&A: The ABCs of E-Cigarettes

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 09:56

As vaping grows more popular, especially among teens, here are answers to some basic questions about its health effects.

The Price of Cool: A Teenager, a Juul and Nicotine Addiction

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 09:51

E-cigarettes may help tobacco smokers quit. But the alluring devices can swiftly induce a nicotine habit in teenagers who never smoked. This is the tale of one person’s struggle.

At War: Debunking Stereotypes Around Veterans and PTSD

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 09:49

Readers tell us about the stereotypes they have encountered around veterans and post-traumatic stress disorder, and the ways in which they have challenged them.

Noted: A Juul Case for $5,000?

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 09:45

Smokers are customizing their trendy vape pens with purple glitter, fake designer labels and even 18-karat gold.

Global Health: Rapid Cure Approved for Sleeping Sickness, a Horrific Illness

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 06:00

Parasites transmitted by tsetse flies travel to the brain, causing paranoia, fury and death. Until now, killing them required hospitalization and harsh drugs.

Naomi Breslau, Who Studied Post-Traumatic Stress, Dies at 86

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 22:51

She also investigated links between various disorders, like depression and smoking, and suggested that migraines could cause mental problems — and vice versa.

F.D.A. Seeks Restrictions on Teens’ Access to Flavored E-Cigarettes and a Ban on Menthol Cigarettes

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 18:47

The agency declined to prohibit sales of the popular vaping flavors, and will begin the process to outlaw menthol cigarettes.

Blacks Are Twice as Likely as Whites to Experience Sudden Cardiac Death

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 15:32

The rate of sudden cardiac death in African-Americans is twice as high as in whites, and no one knows why.

Herbert Fingarette, Contrarian Philosopher on Alcoholism, Dies at 97

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 14:39

Mr. Fingarette concluded that heavy drinking was willful behavior, not a disease, and that moderate use of alcohol was an acceptable treatment goal.

What to Know About Getting a Flu Shot This Year, No Matter Who’s Paying

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 13:42

Flu season is here, and there are at least six types of vaccine to choose from. It’s worth studying the options to determine which is likely to protect you the most.

Meanwhile: Green Burials: At the End of Life, Thinking Outside the Coffin

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 10:28

They offer lower costs, fewer chemicals and a quicker route to being reborn — in one sense, anyway.

Scandals Catch Up to Private Chinese Hospitals, After Fortunes Are Made

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 04:00

The Putian network of 8,000 facilities, which expanded rapidly with little government oversight, is facing national outrage and scrutiny over a death and fraud allegations.

Living With Cancer: Tackling Cancer Anxiety

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 04:00

No matter how long I deal with periodic blood tests, abdominal CTs and mammograms, they always trigger a huge wave of ‘scanxiety.’

How a Low-Carb Diet Might Help You Maintain a Healthy Weight

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 00:07

Adults who cut carbohydrates from their diets and replaced them with fat sharply increased their metabolisms.

There’s a Stress Gap Between Men and Women. Here’s Why It’s Important.

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 16:00

Between domestic duties and emotional labor, research shows, women are more stressed than men are — but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here’s what the data says, and how to take care of yourself.

Doctors Revolt After N.R.A. Tells Them to ‘Stay in Their Lane’ on Gun Policy

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:17

The uproar highlighted decades-old tension over an effective ban on federal research of the public health effects of gun violence.

Phys Ed: Very Brief Workouts Count Toward 150-Minute Goal, New Guidelines Say

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 11:26

New federal exercise recommendations include the first-ever federal activity parameters for 3-year-olds, as well as a few surprising omissions.

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