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How Suicide Quietly Morphed Into a Public Health Crisis

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 18:01

The deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain are emblematic of a persistent and growing threat in the United States.

Anheuser-Busch to Pull Funding From Major Alcohol Study

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 16:24

Controversy about the sponsorship threatens to undermine the study’s credibility, the company said.

Can One Suicide Lead to Others?

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 14:59

Suicides can occur in clusters, researchers have found, and high-profile examples may lead to similar acts among those who are already contemplating killing themselves.

The Ascension of Cauliflower

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 12:20

Food companies are capitalizing on the low-carb, gluten-free trend by using vegetables like cauliflower to replace flour, rice and other simple carbs.

Voices: Death by Tuna Sandwich?

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:07

My heart does some crazy things. It stops beating when I eat.

Doctor Who Danced During Surgery Is Suspended by Georgia Medical Board

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 08:49

The board said that the dermatologist’s continued practice “poses a threat to the public health, safety, and welfare.”

Ask Well: Should Doctors Consider Body Size When Prescribing Drugs?

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 04:00

For many medications, a one-size-fits-all strategy works fine.

U.S. Issues Alert to Americans in China in Wake of Sonic Attack Fears

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 03:58

A strange illness reported by some American diplomats in the southern city of Guangzhou prompted the U.S. to urge its citizens in China to get help for any symptoms.

Every Time I Thought the Purdue Pharma OxyContin Story Was Over, I Was Wrong

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 23:19

Not only would a previously undisclosed prosecution report surface more than a decade after it was written, but as fate would have it, I would be in it.

Blood Test Might Predict Pregnancy Due Date and Preterm Birth

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 23:10

The test is far from ready for use, but research is promising. If it works in bigger studies, it could help prevent deaths of babies born prematurely.

Defying Prevention Efforts, Suicide Rates Are Climbing Across the Nation

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 17:54

Since 1999, suicide rates have risen in almost every state and by 25 percent nationwide. Health officials are scrambling for solutions.

Depression in Older People Tends to Be More Severe

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 17:30

It is apparently unconnected to known risk factors like social isolation or the chronic diseases of old age.

Matter: Hot Heads: Why Mammals Need R.E.M. Sleep

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 12:44

Sleeping fur seals toggle between two brain patterns: one while at sea, the other on land. Researchers suggest that R.E.M. sleep serves to warm the brain.

How I Used Art to Get Through Trauma

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 11:20

My encounter with a gunman on my evening commute led to nightmares and depression. Art helped me recover from post-traumatic stress, and it might help you, too.

Do You Have the Right Stuff to Be a Stool Donor?

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 10:25

Altruism, and a little financial incentive, can be motivating factors.

Tonsillectomy Risks May Outweigh Benefits

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 10:00

Watchful waiting may be a good strategy when the condition is not too severe.

Kate Spade’s Suicide Prompts Self-Disclosure and an Outpouring of Empathy

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 07:47

Several readers responded to the news of Kate Spade’s death on Tuesday by talking about their experiences with suicidal depression and the loss of friends and relatives.

Travel Tips: 4 Simple Tips to Stay Healthy on Your Next Trip

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 04:00

Sticking to a healthy lifestyle on your next trip is the best way to stay healthy no matter where you go, but these four tips can also help.

When the Neurologist Really Knows How Patients Feel

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 04:00

I can’t undo the damage of a stroke I had as an infant, but I can try to help other patients face similar diagnoses.

San Francisco Voters Uphold Ban on Flavored Vaping Products

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 20:47

The measure is considered the strictest in the nation. Voters backed it despite an expensive advertising campaign funded by a major tobacco company.

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