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Q&A: Hives in the City

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 13:17

Is urban honey tainted by pollution?

Gender Letter: Getting Real About Periods, Childbirth, Menopause and More

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 09:22

There’s a growing wave of women speaking openly and unabashedly about their health issues, amid concern about increased restrictions on reproductive rights.

Ask Well: Do Flip-Flops Protect Against Athlete’s Foot?

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 04:00

Public showers, locker rooms and swimming pools are breeding grounds for the fungi that cause athlete’s foot. Footwear can help prevent infections.

When We Eat, or Don’t Eat, May Be Critical for Health

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 14:05

A growing body of research suggests that our bodies function optimally when we align our eating patterns with our circadian rhythms.

Trilobites: Worker Ants: You Could Have Been Queens

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 13:00

Whether an ant becomes a worker or colony royalty may depend on insulin metabolism.

Clean, Sober and $41,000 Deep in Out-of-Pocket Addiction Recovery Costs

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 12:05

People recovering from opioid addiction and their families discuss the financial and emotional costs of treatment.

How Not to Let Your Phone Ruin Your Vacation

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 05:40

Strategies for traveling without letting your phone keep you from enjoying your trip.

Popular Grain-Free Dog Foods May Be Linked to Heart Disease

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 23:31

A small but concerning number of dogs on diets heavy in lentils, chickpeas and other legumes have developed enlarged hearts. Researchers are investigating.

New Alzheimer’s Drug Slows Memory Loss in Early Trial Results

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 19:58

The drug may be the first to successfully attack both the brain changes and the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Further research will be needed to know if it’s truly effective.

Chemicals in Food May Harm Children, Pediatricians’ Group Says

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 15:03

Eat more fruits and vegetables, don’t put plastic containers in the microwave or dishwasher and check recycling codes to reduce exposure to chemicals.

Men Are Freaking Out About Sperm Counts

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 13:37

A study suggests that sperm counts have been dropping for decades. Is this how the big dystopia begins? Probably not! Still, Silicon Valley is at hand to help men get their mojo back.

V.A. Shuns Medical Marijuana, Leaving Vets to Improvise

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 12:22

Limited by federal law, the veterans’ health system can’t study the benefits of cannabis or prescribe it to patients. Nearly a million veterans may be using it anyway.

A Vote Expanded Medicaid in Maine. The Governor Is Ignoring It.

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 09:40

Though voters approved a binding resolution last fall to expand the program, Gov. Paul LePage has refused to do it, saying he’d rather go to jail.

Memo From the Boss: You’re a Vegetarian Now

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 08:55

By banning meat and forbidding employees from expensing a hamburger, WeWork is trying to save the planet and raise the consciousness of its work force.

When Your ‘Regular Doctor’ Could Be Anyone

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 04:02

Just what duty, if any, exists for doctors to keep tabs on their sickest patients?

Phys Ed: Exercise Makes the Aging Heart More Youthful

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 04:00

For lifelong heart health, start exercising early in life and keep exercising often. But even if you have neglected to exercise and are now middle-aged, it is not too late.

Trump Administration, in Reversal, Will Resume Risk Payments to Health Insurers

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 21:56

The administration said it would restore the program to avoid causing chaos for consumers should health plans become insolvent or withdraw from the market.

Several Snack Foods Recalled After Potential Salmonella Risk Identified

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 16:11

The manufacturer of Ritz crackers said two illnesses had been reported as of Tuesday, as Pepperidge Farm announced a recall of several Goldfish varieties.

Cauliflower, Kale and Carrots May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 15:12

Eating lots of fruits and vegetables was tied to a lower risk of breast cancer, especially the most aggressive kinds.

Global Health: Ebola Outbreak in Congo Has Ended, W.H.O. Says

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 15:08

The outbreak, the first in which a new vaccine was quickly rolled out, was extinguished in less than three months, with 33 deaths.

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