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Roller Coaster of Love

3 hours 11 min ago

After my sister was injured by a roller coaster, would we be tempting fate to ride again?

Why Are These Mice Hallucinating? Scientists Are in Their Heads

3 hours 33 min ago

New laser technology appeared to trigger particular images in the brains of lab mice.

Born to Walk Barefoot

3 hours 33 min ago

Shoes protect our feet, but they also alter our strides and could increase the wear on our leg joints.

This New Liquid is Magnetic, and Mesmerizing

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 13:00

Scientists have created “soft” magnets that can flow and change shape, and that could be a boon to medicine and robotics.

Maty Ezraty, Whose Yoga Methods Have Had Global Reach, Dies at 55

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 12:56

If you’ve ever taken a yoga class in the United States, the chances are you were influenced by Ms. Ezraty’s techniques.

Uterine Fibroids and Heavy Periods

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 12:54

A reader asks about the cause of uterine fibroids and their consequences.

The Sad Truth About Sleep-Tracking Devices and Apps

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 12:11

Our personal tech columnist tracked his sleep for two weeks with an Apple Watch and some software. Here’s why he concluded it was a pointless exercise.

A Better Way to Manage Your Period? Try the Menstrual Cup, Scientists Say

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 11:49

The reusable, bell-like devices unfold in the vagina to stanch menstrual flow. They are as effective as sanitary pads and tampons, according to a new analysis — and less expensive.

Why Leana Wen Quickly Lost Support at Planned Parenthood

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 08:18

The departure of Dr. Wen, Planned Parenthood’s president, underscored a central tension: Is it a political organization first, or a health organization? And can it be both?

An Airline Told a Breastfeeding Woman to Cover Up. Social Media Weighed In.

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 08:17

The Dutch carrier KLM told customers that it might ask mothers to cover themselves while breastfeeding onboard if other passengers were offended.

Dream of Retiring Abroad? The Reality: Medicare Doesn’t Travel Well

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 05:00

More U.S. retirees are moving away, and they are finding that Medicare doesn’t pay for health care outside the country. The solution: Mixing coverages.

Cutting 300 Calories a Day Shows Health Benefits

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 04:05

Calorie restriction led to weight loss, lower cholesterol and less inflammation. Whether it extends life span and wards off disease long-term remains unproven.

Feeling Lonely? Perhaps You’d Like to Talk to Some Strangers

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 04:00

To fight isolation, several groups are working to create in-person connections by bringing strangers together.

Arthritis Is Tied to Heart Disease Risk

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 04:00

Men and women with osteoarthritis of the hips or knees were at higher risk of dying from heart disease or heart failure.

Earlier Ebola Outbreaks, and How the World Overcame Them

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 23:09

Hemorrhagic fever inspires almost mythic terror, but whether it can be beaten depends more on people than on medical advances.

Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Declared a Global Health Emergency

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 23:08

The World Health Organization issued the order; the virus has infected more than 2,500 people and killed nearly 1,700.

Intensive Anti-H.I.V. Efforts Meet With Mixed Success in Africa

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 23:05

Scientists tested a costly approach to curbing the AIDS epidemic: Test everyone in the community, and treat anyone who is infected.

Rolling Out the Welcome Mat for Travelers With Autism

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 18:11

A growing number of theme parks, hotels and special attractions are introducing autism training and sensory guides.

Urinary Tract Infections Affect Millions. The Cures Are Faltering.

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 17:40

As the infections become increasingly resistant to antibiotics, some standard treatments no longer work for an ailment that was once easily cured.

Ebola Outbreak Reaches Major City in Congo, Renewing Calls for Emergency Order

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 14:19

The year-old outbreak has now reached Goma, a heavily populated city near the border with Rwanda. The W.H.O. will ask experts again to decide whether to issue a declaration that could increase funding to fight the disease spread.

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