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An Upbeat Mood May Boost Your Flu Shot’s Effectiveness

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 16:36

Older people who are in a good mood when they get a flu shot have a better immune response.

Voices: How Honesty Could Make You Happier

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 07:43

An honesty journal can teach you a lot about living a better life.

Personal Health: Vision and Hearing Loss Are Tied to Cognitive Decline

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 05:00

When the brain struggles to make sense of the world it may be less able to perform other important tasks.

News Analysis: Yes, Aaron Hernandez Suffered Brain Injury. But That May Not Explain His Violence.

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 16:32

The links between biology and behavior are complex, and a number of factors contribute to violence. Yet evidence is mounting that C.T.E. may be involved.

Movie’s Ads Protest Rules Restricting Gay Men From Donating Blood

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 14:29

To promote “Jigsaw,” Lionsgate is introducing a fan blood drive and taking aim at contentious federal regulations that add restrictions for gay men.

How a Gang of Droogs Get Fit (Ultrafit) Off Broadway

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 11:12

The physical training required for the theatrical version of “A Clockwork Orange” rivals that of professional athletes.

At Florida Nursing Home, Many Calls for Help, but None That Made a Difference

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 07:27

After the home lost power to its air-conditioning, 11 of its residents died. Records and interviews show a preventable descent into chaos.

McCain Announces Opposition to Republican Health Bill, Likely Dooming It

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 21:52

Senator John McCain released a statement saying he would oppose the latest proposal, by Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana.

Global Health: World Health Officials Describe Progress Against Tetanus, H.I.V. and Malaria

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 15:32

Tetanus in babies has been eliminated from the Americas, experts said. Malaria treatment will be expanded in Africa; new HIV drugs will be available there, too.

Take a Number: The HPV Vaccine Gains Ground Among U.S. Teenagers

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:44

Sixty percent of adolescents received the vaccine in 2016. A decade ago, less than 30 percent did.

Ask Well: Can You Prevent Picking Up Germs on the Subway?

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 05:00

Someone needs to invent a “subway condom,” one expert says.

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