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U.S. Ambassador Denies Threatening Ecuador Over Breast-Feeding Resolution

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 10:26

Ambassador Todd C. Chapman said that allegations he pressured the country by threatening trade sanctions and withdrawal of military aid were “patently false.”

A Congressman, a Financial Deal and an Intricate Web of Conflicts

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 10:02

The allegations of insider trading against Representative Christopher Collins have revived calls for stricter rules about financial investments or corporate board seats held by members of Congress.

As Catholic Hospitals Expand, So Do Limits on Some Procedures

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 09:54

Many religious health care institutions do not make it clear up front what procedures they won’t perform, a New York Times analysis shows.

Nonfiction: Going Solo: An Author Chooses — and Celebrates — Life Without a Partner or Kids

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 09:08

Glynnis MacNicol’s smart, pithy memoir, “No One Tells You This,” celebrates women who buck cultural norms.

Corner Office: Paula Schneider on Running American Apparel and Fighting Cancer

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 06:00

A breast cancer survivor who ran one of the most notorious brands in fashion is now C.E.O. of Susan G. Komen, working to raise money for a cure.

Ask Well: Can You Screen for Early Pancreatic Cancer?

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 04:02

Pancreatic cancer is best treated at the earliest stages, but it is hard to detect.

Getting Kids to Eat More Vegetables

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 20:55

Plates illustrated with pictures of vegetables spurred children to eat more of them.

Court Orders E.P.A. to Ban Chlorpyrifos, Pesticide Tied to Children’s Health Problems

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 16:39

The ruling by a federal appeals court was a major setback for the pesticide industry, which had successfully lobbied the Trump administration to reject a ban.

Food Quality Trumps Variety, Experts Say

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 16:18

People whose diets contained the greatest variety of foods tended to eat many nutritious foods, but also many junk foods.

Rites of Passage: My Voice Got Deeper. Suddenly, People Listened.

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 13:57

My feminist mother taught me to speak up. Now, as a trans man, I am trying to make space for women to be heard.

Boxers or Briefs? It May Depend on Your Fertility Goals

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 13:31

Sperm count and concentration were higher in men who wore boxers versus tighter underwear styles.

Companies Respond to an Urgent Health Care Need: Transportation

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 11:00

As people grow older and prefer to manage their health care at home, more need transportation to doctors and outpatient services. Business is surging.

Mind: Psychologists’ Group Maintains Ban on Work at Military Detention Facilities

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 10:33

Members of the American Psychological Association voted against allowing psychologists to resume work at certain detention centers like the one in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

Global Health: An Invasive New Tick Is Spreading in the U.S.

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 09:41

The Asian long-horned tick, reported in New York’s suburbs and as far west as Arkansas, can carry lethal diseases. But no infected specimens have yet been found here.

Margot Kidder’s Death Was a Suicide, Coroner Says

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 21:00

The actor’s daughter told The Associated Press, “It’s important to be open and honest so there’s not a cloud of shame in dealing with this.”

Dr. Robert Newman, Apostle of Methadone Treatment, Dies at 80

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 17:00

Since 1970, when he established a major treatment program in New York, Dr. Newman emerged as a global expert on opioid addiction.

The New Health Care: Workplace Wellness Programs Don’t Work Well. Why Some Studies Show Otherwise.

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 11:08

Randomized controlled trials, despite their flaws, remain a powerful tool.

Dizziness on Standing May Be a Risk Factor for Dementia

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 10:11

Feeling dizzy or lightheaded when you stand up may be a risk factor for stroke and dementia years down the road, a new study reports.

At Edinburgh Fringe, a Spotlight on Mental Health

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 09:40

Even as many performers focus on psychological well-being in their work, the grueling annual event can take a toll.

Phys Ed: Why We All Need to Drink More During Hot Weather Exercise

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 04:02

Some athletes have begun to eschew fluids during hot weather workouts, in hopes that the privation might somehow make them stronger. A new study suggests it doesn’t.

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