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How to Build Healthy Habits

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 10:51

It’s not about willpower. Good habits happen when we set ourselves up for success. Our new challenge will show you how.

Senator Tom Cotton Repeats Fringe Theory of Coronavirus Origins

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 06:11

Scientists have dismissed suggestions that the Chinese government was behind the outbreak, but it’s the kind of tale that gains traction among those who see China as a threat.

Why Teenagers Reject Parents’ Solutions to Their Problems

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 04:00

It’s usually because we’re not giving them what they’re really looking for.

Hidden Beneath the Hospital Gown

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 04:00

In contrast to the authority and protection the doctor’s white coat confers, hospital gowns make patients exposed, vulnerable and stripped of their identity.

Hidden Beneath the Hospital Gown

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 04:00

In contrast to the authority and protection the doctor’s white coat confers, hospital gowns make patients exposed, vulnerable and stripped of their identity.

Excess Vitamin B12 May Be Deadly

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 23:57

Very high blood levels of vitamin B12 were tied to an increased risk of early death.

Combining Aerobics and Weights Tied to Optimal Weight Control

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 23:57

Activities like walking and lifting weights were both tied to a healthier weight, but combining the two may have the most benefits.

Video Game Makers Want to Get Players Off the Couch

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 23:39

Developers are offering a physical twist to keep traditional fans interested and draw new ones who are bored with their workouts.

Payout From a National Opioids Settlement Won’t Be as Big as Hoped

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 15:54

Expectations of a whopping payday set off thousands of lawsuits. But lawyers for the suing cities and states now concede that companies will shell out far less.

The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 09:15

I was skeptical, but it turns out there is something to be said for a daily fast, preferably one lasting at least 16 hours.

U.S. Passengers Evacuate Quarantined Cruise Ship in Japan

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 08:08

Americans boarded two flights chartered by the State Department and headed to the United States after the number of coronavirus cases aboard the Diamond Princess grew to 355.

Ink Rx? Welcome to the World of Paramedical Tattoos

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 04:00

Needles and pigments are helping medical patients heal emotionally.

France Confirms First Death in Europe From Coronavirus

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 23:59

The death of an 80-year-old Chinese tourist in a Paris hospital was the first known fatality from the new virus outside Asia.

Coronavirus Test Kits Sent to States Are Flawed, C.D.C. Says

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 23:36

Some tests distributed by the agency deliver “inconclusive” readings. The C.D.C. will need to ship new ingredients, further delaying results.

The End of Australia as We Know It

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 14:04

What many of us have witnessed this fire season feels alive and monstrous. With climate change forcing a relaxed country to stumble toward new ways of work, leisure and life, will politics follow?

Coronavirus Live Updates: The Illness Now Has a Name: COVID-19

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 12:32

The World Health Organization said it had chosen a name for the disease that makes no reference to places, animals or people to avoid stigma.

A Timeline of the Coronavirus

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 09:29

The outbreak of the virus, which began in Wuhan, China, has left tens of thousands sickened and more than 1,000 people dead. Officials have declared it a global health emergency.

An Alzheimer’s Treatment Fails: ‘We Don’t Have Anything Now’

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 09:22

With high hopes, drugs to fight brain plaques were tested in people genetically destined to develop dementia. The drugs failed.

U.S. Supports Aid to North Korea for Fighting the Coronavirus

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 17:57

The North has reported no cases of the virus, but relief groups say it is woefully unprepared to deal with an outbreak.

Appeals Court Rejects Trump Medicaid Work Requirements in Arkansas

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 15:30

The ruling, written by a Reagan appointee, said the administration failed to show how such rules would help Medicaid to meet its mission of covering the poor.

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