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Mind: Firing Up the Neural Symphony

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 04:00

Scientists are racing to treat brain disabilities with electrical stimulation. Here’s a metaphor to help make sense of the progress.

Girls Enter the Boys’ World of Flipping

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 03:33

Teen girls are claiming their place inside an emerging online community of extreme athletes who flip, freerun and defy expectations.

An Antibiotic Shot May Prevent Some Infections of Pregnancy

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 01:14

Prophylactic antibiotics may help when women who are giving birth require the aid of forceps or vacuum extraction.

New Tax Will Help Washington Residents Pay for Long-Term Care

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 22:55

Starting in 2025, eligible state residents in Washington State will get $100 per day for 365 days of long-term care costs. A payroll tax will pay for it.

$2 Billion Verdict Against Monsanto Is Third to Find Roundup Caused Cancer

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 20:50

A state jury’s award for a Northern California couple followed awards in separate cases in March and August, and was the largest by far.

How This Chronic Skin-Picker Created a Sane, Affordable Skin Care Routine

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 20:00

After years of picking my skin bloody, I’ve finally found (and stuck to) a routine that anyone can follow.

Global Health: Where Will Measles Break Out Next? Chicago, Los Angeles or Miami, Scientists Predict

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 13:58

A new study ranks the risks in U.S. counties by the numbers of unvaccinated children and proximity to international airports. But no one predicted the outbreak in Brooklyn.

Stem Cell Treatments Flourish With Little Evidence That They Work

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 13:47

The F.D.A. has taken an industry-friendly approach toward companies using unproven cell cocktails to treat people desperate for relief from aging or damaged joints.

The Checkup: The Impact of Early Sexual Initiation on Boys

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 03:29

A survey finds that most boys who had sex before age 13 had not yet had comprehensive sex education in school.

news analysis: Why Do You Grab Your Bag When Running Off a Burning Plane?

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 08:38

As passengers fled a burning plane in Moscow, some stopped to get their luggage. Don’t be too quick to judge.

Your 5G Phone Won’t Hurt You. But Russia Wants You to Think Otherwise.

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 04:00

RT America, a network known for sowing disinformation, has a new alarm: the coming ‘5G Apocalypse.’

Personal Health: A Little-Known Skin Disease That Can Disrupt People’s Sex Lives

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 04:00

Patients deal with pain and itching and often encounter medical ignorance and mistreatment until affected tissues become irreparably scarred.

Teva and Other Generic Drugmakers Inflated Prices Up to 1,000%, State Prosecutors Say

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 20:56

Over golf outings and at dinners, more than a dozen competitors agreed to keep prices for H.I.V., asthma and cancer drugs artificially high, 44 states allege in a new lawsuit.

Why Runners Shouldn’t Wear Flip-Flops

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 07:00

It’s the start of sandal season, but wearing ones without the right support can lead to foot pain.

Take Two Bike Rides and Call Me in the Morning: Cycling as Doctor’s Orders

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 22:03

Doctors in Wales can now prescribe free bike rides to encourage people to exercise under a pilot program, the first in Britain.

Smoke, Drink and Eat What You Want, Norway’s Public Health Minister Says

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 22:02

The new minister, from a right-wing, anti-immigration party, told an interviewer that people knew what was healthy and she would not be the “moral police.”

Hundreds of Bodies, One Nurse: German Serial Killer Leaves as Many Questions as Victims

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 14:47

A nurse, Niels Högel, admitted to dozens of murders but might have killed as many as 300 patients. So what prevented colleagues from stopping one of the world’s deadliest serial killers?

The New Old Age: Many Americans Will Need Long-Term Care. Most Won’t be Able to Afford It.

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 12:20

A decade from now, most middle-income seniors will not be able to pay the rising costs of independent or assisted living.

In her words: The Race to Limit Abortion Access

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 09:58

Four states have passed “heartbeat bills,” and Alabama is close to banning most abortions completely, a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade.

Global Health: Gilead Will Donate Truvada to U.S. for H.I.V. Prevention

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 09:45

The manufacturer will provide enough of the drug to supply 200,000 patients annually for more than a decade. Critics said it would not be enough to end the AIDS epidemic and questioned the company’s motives.

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