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4 Women With Lives Scarred by Genital Cutting: Could a Surgeon Heal Them?

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Over 200 million women and girls alive today have been circumcised. Four of them shared with The Times their pain, emotional trauma and sexual struggles — and their journey to feel whole.

There’s Evidence on How to Raise Children, but Are Parents Listening?

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 23:59

Day-to-day individual choices matter less than we think, but national policies seem to matter a lot.

Dr. Leonard Bailey, Who Gave a Baby a Baboon’s Heart, Dies at 76

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 18:16

The case of Baby Fae, the recipient of Dr. Bailey’s experimental transplant in 1984, generated worldwide headlines — along with criticism, demonstrations and threats.

How to Pack a First Aid Kit for Extended International Travel

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 17:02

We talked to travel health experts and our own 52 Places Travelers to learn what products and medicines should go in your first-aid kit.

No, Night Owls Aren’t Doomed to Die Early

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 16:30

Despite alarmist headlines and a study that suggested morning people live longer, the truth is more complicated.

How to Care for Your Hair...Down There

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 15:53

There are several pubic hair products on the market, but they seem to offer a solution to a nonexistent problem.

To Fight Deadly Candida Auris, New York State Proposes New Tactics

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 15:53

The state health department calls on hospitals to do more to fight Candida auris, a mystery germ spreading the globe.

My Miscarriage Cured My Fear of Childbirth

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 14:31

It was a heartbreaking yet galvanizing preview of what the human body can endure — physically, emotionally and spiritually.

‘Battle of the Thermostat’: Cold Rooms May Hurt Women’s Productivity

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 05:30

In a new study, women scored better on tests they took in warmer rooms.

A Possible Weight Loss Strategy: Skip Breakfast Before Exercise

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 05:30

A new study finds that the choice to eat or omit a meal before an early workout could affect our relationship to food for the rest of the day.

How to Bullyproof Your Child

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 04:00

Teaching children how to take the air out of the teasing.

Why High-Class People Get Away With Incompetence

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 15:09

People who came from higher social classes were more likely to have an inflated sense of their skills, a new study found. This overconfidence was interpreted by strangers as competence.

Why Eating Processed Foods Might Make You Fat

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 12:09

People who followed a diet of ultra-processed foods ate about 500 more calories a day compared to when they ate a whole foods diet.

Eggs Not Tied to Higher Stroke Risk

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 09:09

“For healthy people without heart problems or diabetes, up to one egg a day should be O.K.,” said one researcher.

Lessons on Living From My 106-Year-Old Aunt Doris

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 05:35

Love, meaningfulness and the power of connection don’t stop just because we get old.

Is Our Health Care Spending Worth It?

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 03:51

Putting a price on longevity or well-being is tricky, but not impossible.

Turmeric Takes a Star Turn in Cocktails

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 23:48

The spice widely praised as a curative superfood is showing up in a different kind of medication.

A.I. Took a Test to Detect Lung Cancer. It Got an A.

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 22:14

Artificial intelligence may help doctors make more accurate readings of CT scans used to screen for lung cancer.

Is ‘Digital Addiction’ a Real Threat to Kids?

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 21:25

Think of screens as something to handle in moderation, like food, rather than something without any healthy place in our lives, like heroin, experts say.

Teenage Girls and Dating Violence: Why We Should Be Paying Attention

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 16:24

A new study found that 90 percent of young people killed by an intimate partner from 2003 to 2016 were girls.

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