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What Do New State Abortion Laws Really Mean for Women?

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 05:22

The so-called fetal "heartbeat" laws ban abortion before many women even know they're pregnant.

Walmart Raises Minimum Age to Buy Tobacco Products to 21

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 04:40

The move makes the company the latest retailer to make recent changes regarding tobacco sales to minors.

Making Playgrounds a Little More Dangerous

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 04:00

“I came to the counterintuitive conclusion that engaging in risk is actually very important in preventing injuries,” a researcher says.

Doctors: Treating a Patient With a Nightmarish Condition

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 04:00

She had lost all of her skin and I feared I had helped make her last weeks an unrelenting horror show, until our chance reunion.

Many Hospitals Charge Double or Even Triple What Medicare Would Pay

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 16:13

A study of 25 states provides a rare glimpse of the stark disparities between what private insurers and the federal government paid for inpatient and outpatient care.

You asked: How to Stop a Hot Flash

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 13:45

Effective treatments are available to stop the discomfort of menopause symptoms.

Eating Nuts During Pregnancy Tied to Brain Benefits in Baby

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 12:24

Children of mothers who ate 2 to 3 ounces of nuts a week during pregnancy tended to score higher on tests of memory, attention and I.Q.

Statins May Cut Glaucoma Risk

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 11:29

Long-term use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs cut the risk of a leading cause of blindness.

5 People Who Can Help You Love Your Body

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 09:13

Learning to love your body — whatever shape or size you may be — is easier said than done, but these people are out to teach all of us that there’s no time like the present to fall in love with who you see in the mirror.

Brother and Sister of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Accuse Him of Spreading Misinformation on Vaccines

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 18:37

The relatives say the family has for decades been committed to vaccines and that Mr. Kennedy’s anti-vaccine messages are putting children at risk.

Matter: In This Doctor’s Office, a Physical Exam Like No Other

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 17:06

Genetic and molecular analysis of 109 volunteers turned up hidden health problems in about half of them. Critics say the approach amounted to ‘carpet-bombing’ the body.

Global Health: A New Ebola Vaccine Strategy in Africa: Smaller Doses

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 15:21

As violence makes it harder to reach stricken villages in Congo, experts plan to stretch supplies and to give the vaccine to everyone, not just contacts of victims.

Personal Health: When Travelers Bring Skin Infections Back as Souvenirs

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 15:18

As more people travel abroad, travelers and doctors need to be alert to unusual and often perplexing skin infections.

Robert Pear, Authoritative Times Reporter on Health Care, Dies at 69

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 12:50

An understated but tenacious journalist who mastered national issues with in-depth coverage that became a must-read in the capital and beyond.

Robert Pear, a Mainstay Times Reporter in Washington, Dies at 69

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 09:11

An understated but tenacious journalist who mastered national health care issues with reporting that became a must-read in the capital and beyond.

What to Say (and Not to Say) to Someone Grieving a Suicide

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 04:00

Suicide can leave the survivors with anger, confusion and guilt, and even well-intentioned words can cause pain.

Phys Ed: The Stoner as Gym Rat

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 03:17

Many people who frequently use cannabis also seem to be people who frequently exercise.

Huge Racial Disparities Found in Deaths Linked to Pregnancy

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 16:45

African-American, Native American and Alaska Native women are about three times more likely to die from causes related to pregnancy, compared to white women in the United States.

For Nurses, Trauma Can Come With the Job

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 08:50

As many as one in four nurses experience PTSD at some point in their careers.

Q&A: To Crickets, Your Basement Is a Cafeteria

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 06:03

It’s dark, it’s damp, and there’s lots more to eat down there than you’d think.

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