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Cancer Group Calls for Colorectal Cancer Screening Starting at Age 45

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 09:00

The American Cancer Society says routine screening should begin at age 45, rather than 50, reflecting the rise of colorectal cancer in younger patients.

Phys Ed: Hate High-Intensity Exercise? Try It. You Might Like It.

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 04:00

Just trying a H.I.I.T. workout for the first time may be a critical step in including high-intensity training as part of your everyday routine.

They’re Out of Prison. Can They Stay Out of the Hospital?

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 19:05

Community health workers who used to be locked up themselves are helping recently released inmates get care for mental illness, addiction and other health problems.

Origins of an Epidemic: Purdue Pharma Knew Its Opioids Were Widely Abused

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 12:48

A confidential Justice Department report found the company was aware early on that OxyContin was being crushed and snorted for its powerful narcotic, but continued to promote it as less addictive.

Personal Health: How to Minimize the Risk of Food Poisoning

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 12:45

You can protect yourself up to a point if you take proper precautions with the foods you purchase.

Put a Ring on It? Millennial Couples Are in No Hurry

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 10:25

Young adults not only marry and have children later than previous generations, they take more time to get to know each other before tying the knot.

The New Health Care: It Saves Lives. It Can Save Money. So Why Aren’t We Spending More on Public Health?

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 04:00

Funding for health campaigns is surprisingly low when you consider they’re often so valuable that they pay for themselves.

Single-Payer Health Care in California: Here’s What It Would Take

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 12:44

Universal state health coverage has rallied Democrats in the governor’s race. But even with the state’s size and wealth, it would be hard to achieve.

The New Old Age: In Elderly Hands, Firearms Can Be Even Deadlier

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 07:54

Suicide and dementia rates are highest in older people, raising questions about their ownership of guns. One possible solution: an advance directive for firearms.

The Healing Edge: Five Blood Transfusions, One Bone Marrow Transplant — All Before Birth

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 07:43

In a bold experiment in fetal therapy, doctors in San Francisco treated a fetus with a severe, often fatal blood disorder. The child was saved, but the long-term prognosis is still uncertain.

Ask Well: Is Shingles Contagious?

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 04:00

People who have never had chickenpox are at risk for developing the illness if they come in contact with a shingles patient’s blisters.

Global Health: New Ebola Tactics Raise Hope but May Sow Confusion

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 15:39

A new vaccine and other experimental drugs now are available to fight the outbreak. But first physicians must overcome the suspicions of a frightened populace.

N.I.H. Halts Enrollment in a Study of Drinking Now Under Scrutiny

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 13:21

Following reports in The Times that investigators and officials had solicited funding for the trial from the alcohol industry, the N.I.H. has launched two internal investigations.

Is It a Migraine? Many Patients Don’t Realize What Causes Their Suffering

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:30

Here’s a guide to help you recognize the symptoms of migraines, understand why the signs are so often missed, and think about treatment options.

First Cuba, Now China? An American Falls Ill After ‘Abnormal’ Sounds

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 17:57

The State Department said a U.S. government employee posted in Guangzhou had signs of possible brain injury. But it has not identified a cause.

Air Pollution Near Power Plants Tied to Premature Births

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:10

Closing coal- and oil-fired power plants is associated with a reduction in preterm births in the surrounding region, researchers report.

Is Fish the Food of Love, and Babies?

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:00

Eating more fish was tied to more lovemaking, and more babies.

How Nighttime Tablet and Phone Use Disturbs Sleep

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 12:43

When a person used an iPad instead of reading print before bedtime, he or she had a later sleep onset and suppressed levels of melatonin.

The Boundary Between Abuse and B.D.S.M.

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:54

Politicians accused of abusing their sexual partners have put the community’s practices in the news.

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