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A Family in Transition

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 04:00

Two fathers and the baby girl they never expected.

Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Indicted on Fraud Charges

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 19:27

The former darling of Silicon Valley and the former president of her blood testing company are accused of defrauding investors, doctors and patients in a federal indictment.

Salmonella Outbreaks Affect Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal and Cut Fruit

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 15:10

As an outbreak that sickened dozens forced a recall of some cereal products this week, federal officials announced a separate outbreak linked to fruit has expanded to almost two dozen states.

Q&A: A Small Price for Sitting Pretty

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 04:00

While the health effects have been debated, research shows they are minimal.

Ask Well: Can I Drink Alcohol While Taking Antibiotics?

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 04:00

Some antibiotics can make you violently ill if you drink.

Sex and Drugs Decline Among Teens, but Depression and Suicidal Thoughts Grow

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 16:06

The C.D.C.’s biannual survey of U.S. high school students also showed increases in bullying and declines in condom use.

Trilobites: Using Harpoon-Like Appendages, Bacteria ‘Fish’ for New DNA

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 15:33

Seeing how microbes snatch new genetic material from their environment could help in the fight against antibiotic resistance.

From a Pediatrician, Lessons for Dads-to-Be

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:25

The class is part of a broader effort to shed scientific light on fathers’ roles in child and family well-being.

When the Bully Is a Doctor

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 04:02

Bullying among health care workers is far more common than we acknowledge.

That Huge Mediterranean Diet Study Was Flawed. But Was It Wrong?

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 18:32

A highly publicized trial in Spain found that the Mediterranean diet protects against heart disease. Now the original work has been retracted and re-analyzed, with the same result.

Common Drugs May Be Contributing to Depression

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 15:29

Over one-third of Americans take at least one medication with depression as a potential side effect, a new study reports.

6 Therapists, Psychiatrists and Counselors Talk About Treating the Suicidal

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 13:42

Mental health workers, who have a unique perspective on America’s suicide crisis, recently opened up about what it looks like to them.

Blurred Vision, Burning Eyes: This Is a Lasik Success?

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 10:16

Some patients who undergo the eye surgery report a variety of side effects. They may persist for years, studies show.

Phys Ed: Exercise vs. Standing? You Probably Need to Do Both

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 04:00

Moderate exercise does different things to the body than incidental activities like standing up.

How Cognitive Behavior Therapy May Help Suicidal People

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 04:00

In C.B.T., clear steps are intended to help build hope, solve problems and make a plan to avoid relapses.

High Blood Pressure at Age 50 Tied to Dementia Risk

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 18:05

Even levels that do not usually require medication can increase the risk.

How Universities Deal With Sexual Harassment Needs Sweeping Change, Panel Says

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 17:37

Current policies and programs have failed overwhelmingly to address and prevent the problem, said a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

The New Obamacare Lawsuit Could Undo Far More Than Protections for Pre-existing Conditions

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 15:20

Removing two rules from the individual market could very easily disrupt many others.

Matter: A Crispr Conundrum: How Cells Fend Off Gene Editing

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 13:11

Scientists may need to bypass a cell’s cancer defenses in order to successfully edit its DNA. The finding raises questions about gene-editing advances.

C-Sections Not Tied to Overweight Children

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 11:30

Within families, mode of birth had no effect on body mass index in children.

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