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Phys Ed: How Exercise May Help the Memory Grow Stronger

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:00

Stress weakens the brain’s ability to learn and retain information, but exercise may counteract those effects by bolstering communication between brain cells.

Albertsons Is Buying Rite Aid. Walmart’s Stock Falls. There’s a Common Rival.

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 20:12

The grocery chain’s deal and the retail giant’s drop in profits are the latest signs of the pressure that Amazon is putting on traditional businesses.

The New Health Care: How Dental Inequality Hurts Americans

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 17:43

Lack of dental care through Medicaid not only harms people’s health, but has negative economic implications as well.

Still Talking After All These Years

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 13:39

At the annual meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the seminars covered the quantum hologram (huh?) and President Trump.

Short-Track Speedskaters Are Lopsided

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 08:09

They spend hours torqued to the left as they speed around a tight oval. As a result, their bodies are asymmetrical, with much of their right sides bulkier.

Checking Facts and Falsehoods About Gun Violence and Mental Illness After Parkland Shooting

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 19:17

Paul Ryan, Bernie Sanders and others stated facts and falsehoods in the wake of the Parkland Shooting.

Doctors Said Immunotherapy Would Not Cure Her Cancer. They Were Wrong.

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 15:32

Scientists are racing to understand why immunotherapy drugs have worked for a few cancer patients when the medicines should have had no effect.

Tech Tip: Finding Closed-Caption Content Online

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 08:00

Many streaming video providers offer movies and television shows with embedded text descriptions for those who cannot hear the words being spoken.

Trending: Most Sunscreens Can Harm Coral Reefs. What Should Travelers Do?

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 04:00

Avoiding non-biodegradable sunscreen may be the one solution to coral bleaching travelers have the most immediate and direct influence over.

Man Crashes Truck Into Planned Parenthood Clinic, Police Say

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 14:03

A suspect was charged after three people, including a pregnant woman, sustained minor injuries in the crash. The authorities would not comment on a motive.

Using Art to Tackle Diabetes in Youth

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 13:47

The Bigger Picture campaign uses spoken-word poems and music videos to highlight how Type 2 diabetes impacts communities.

The New Old Age: America at Home: Grandparents in the Attic, Children in the Basement

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 07:35

Multigenerational and shared housing arrangements are on the rise, reversing a decades-long trend.

Patricia Frustaci, 63, Dies; Septuplets Put Her in Spotlight

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 14:44

Her multiple births set a record in 1985, and they led to a medical ordeal, early deaths, a lawsuit and a flood of media attention.

Global Health: Lassa Fever Erupts in Nigeria

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 13:15

The disease, carried by rodents, is sometimes mild but can lead to hemorrhagic fever and death. W.H.O. has sent additional staff to help contain the outbreak.

Ask Well: Do I Get Enough Vitamin D in the Winter?

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 05:00

In higher-latitude cities like Boston, inadequate UVB limits vitamin D synthesis for at least a few months during the winter.

Two Swiss Athletes Are First at Olympics Confirmed With Norovirus

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 01:57

The Swiss Olympic delegation, which did not identify the athletes or their sport, said they were sequestered and no longer had symptoms.

Transgender Woman Breast-Feeds Baby After Hospital Induces Lactation

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 18:50

A journal says it’s the first documented case of successful inducement of breast-milk production in a transgender woman.

The Flu Vaccine Is Working Better Than Expected, C.D.C. Finds

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 18:11

A preliminary analysis finds the vaccine 25 percent effective against this year’s dangerous H3N2 strain, and twice as effective in children.

Diplomats in Cuba Suffered Brain Injuries. Experts Still Don’t Know Why.

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 17:32

After examining 21 American diplomats said to have been victims of a mysterious “attack” in Havana, medical experts found concussion-like damage but no obvious causes.

In Allergy Bullying, Food Can Hurt

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 16:30

An attack with allergens shown in a “Peter Rabbit” scene mirrors real-life threats to kids’ health, parents say.

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