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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.

Can’t Sleep? Let Bob Ross Help You Find Some Happy Little Zzzs

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 09:50

For years, insomniacs watched “The Joy of Painting” to doze off. Now, the maker of a meditation app wants everyone else to fall asleep, too.

Suicide Survivor Guilt

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 04:00

All the messages urging us to be more vigilant about suicide carry a devastating flip side for family members of people who take their lives: the sense that they did not do enough.

Atrocities Under Kim Jong-un: Indoctrination, Prison Gulags, Executions

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 00:09

Numerous “crimes against humanity” have taken place in North Korea including murder, forced abortions, religious persecution and starvation, a United Nations commission found in 2014.

Personal Health: The Dangers of Belly Fat

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 23:04

If your waist measures 35 or more inches for women or 40 or more inches for men, chances are you’re harboring a potentially dangerous amount of abdominal fat.

Global Health: As an H.I.V. Prevention Drug Surged in Australia, Condom Use Fell

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 19:35

Infection rates declined despite an rise in unprotected sex, suggesting widespread use of the drug may mitigate the effects of riskier behavior.

Can Low-Intensity Care Solve High Health Care Costs?

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 17:15

The shift toward cheaper settings like outpatient clinics and homes is a worthy goal, but new research is showing us where we shouldn’t cut corners.

Basics: Secrets of the Y Chromosome

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 10:37

It’s not just what makes males into males. The sex chromosome also influences health in hidden ways, some experts believe, and may even explain why men have shorter life spans.

New York Today: New York Today: Suicide Resources in the City

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 09:23

Monday: How to help a friend in need, mild weather, and a new riverfront park.

Retro Report: Scientists Can Design ‘Better’ Babies. Should They?

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 20:08

Advances in reproductive technology have put genetic choices within reach of prospective parents. But critics warn of ethical peril.

Salmonella Outbreak That Sickened 60 Is Linked to Pre-Cut Melons

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 14:43

Packages of fruit have been recalled in eight states, but over half of the reported illnesses have been in Michigan.

What to Do When a Loved One Is Severely Depressed

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 10:47

There are no easy answers for helping someone struggling with depression, especially if you’ve already tried and tried. Here are some tips from experts.

Trump’s New Plan to Dismantle Obamacare Comes With Political Risks

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 20:07

The Justice Department’s challenge of the constitutionality of major parts of the law imperils popular protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions.

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