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Gut Microbes Combine to Cause Colon Cancer, Study Suggests

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 20:32

Two types of bacteria common in the gut may accelerate the growth of tumors, suggesting new possibilities for diagnosis and prevention.

Lactalis’s Salmonella-Contaminated Baby Formula: What Parents Should Know

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 17:05

The French dairy giant Lactalis has recalled more than 7,000 tons of infant formula potentially contaminated with bacteria that can have serious health consequences for small children.

How Childhood Trauma Can Affect Your Long-Term Health

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 14:31

In “The Deepest Well,” Dr. Nadine Burke Harris explores how adverse childhood events can have repercussions years or decades later.

Pelvic Massage Can Be Legitimate, but Not in Larry Nassar’s Hands

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 12:19

A form of physical therapy called pelvic floor physical therapy uses internal vaginal soft tissue manipulation to relieve pelvic pain and other problems.

Social Q’s: If You Love Me, Why Won’t You GoFundMe?

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 11:12

A cancer patient grapples with a failed crowdfunding campaign. And: a locker-room vigilante, roommates who can’t share everything and more.

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Team Up to Try to Disrupt Health Care

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 09:32

The three companies will create a new venture with the goal of simplifying coverage for their employees, in a move that unsettled the health care world.

India Wants to Give Half a Billion People Free Health Care

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 07:13

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying to address rising demands for greater economic and social protections before national elections next year.

For 7 Days After Flu Hits, Heart Attack Risk Remains High

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 05:00

Researchers calculate that the risk of a heart attack in the week after getting the flu was more than six times as high as the risk in any other week.

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, C.D.C. Director, Resigns Over Tobacco and Other Investments

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 23:54

Dr. Fitzgerald abruptly left the agency in the middle of a flu epidemic, following disclosures that she had recent investments in tobacco and health stocks.

Migraines Increase the Risk of Heart Attacks and Strokes

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 17:30

Having migraine headaches also increased the risk of blood clots in the veins.

Amazon Wants to Disrupt Health Care in America. In China, Tech Giants Already Have.

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 17:22

While the United States is focused on reining in costs, Chinese tech firms are looking to build the hospital of the future using artificial intelligence.

Omega-3 Supplements Don’t Protect Against Heart Disease

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 15:57

“Carefully done trials provide no support for the hypothesis that fish oil supplements help,” the senior author of a new study says.

‘Dr. Alexa, I’ve Been Sneezing and My Throat Is Sore’

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 14:38

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase offer no details on how they plan to remake health care. Some experts attempt to imagine what they’ll do.

The Cycle: Sex Hurts. Help!

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 14:03

Navigating a sensitive, and critical, topic.

Sugary Shakes in the Hospital Aren’t Good Medicine

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 09:54

Food has the potential to be some of the best medicine. But not the kind of sugar-laden drinks ubiquitous in hospitals.

Voices: After a Cancer Diagnosis, Playing the Odds

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 09:00

I could continue to obsess over cold facts, or I could choose to be present and enjoy all the beautiful moments that make life worth living.

Phys Ed: Hits to the Head May Result in Immediate Brain Damage

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 05:00

When a teenager is hit in the head, his brain can begin to show signs, within days, of the kind of damage associated with degenerative brain disease.

Can Amazon and Friends Handle Health Care? There’s Reason for Doubt

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 18:45

Experts suggest we should temper expectations about the venture, which also involves JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway.

Arno Motulsky, a Founder of Medical Genetics, Dies at 94

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 11:53

Dr. Motulsky narrowly escaped the Nazis as a teenager and went on to become what one scientist called “a maestro of human genetics.”

Binge Eating at Night? Your Hormones May Be to Blame

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 09:37

Overweight binge eaters may be particularly susceptible to the influence of fluctuations in appetite-regulating hormones.

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