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Are You a Hair-Twirler, Nail-Biter or Knuckle-Cracker?

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 09:29

Almost everybody has some kind of tic, and the degree to which you engage in them is a barometer of your peace of mind.

Ask Well: Do I Carry a Dangerous Amount of Belly Fat?

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 09:00

Visceral fat, which collects around the middle, is tied to a host of serious medical problems.

Modern Love: My Platonic Romance on the Psych Ward

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 23:00

A patient with mania was told that nobody forms lasting friendships in a psychiatric hospital, but she adored her roommate too much to listen.

What Does It Cost to Create a Cancer Drug? Less Than You’d Think

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 13:54

A new study suggests that biotech companies are spending far less than believed on research and development for approved drugs, despite rising prices.

I Was Misinformed: Mom’s Doll Needs a New Dress

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:54

The plan was to provide a comforting toy to a 90 year old with dementia. Who knew she would insist on bringing it to life?

The New Health Care: The Economic Case for Letting Teenagers Sleep a Little Later

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:52

We’ve known for a while that adolescent sleep cycles and high school hours are misaligned. But this is not just a health problem.

Living With Cancer: The Crisis in Gynecological Cancer Research

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 05:00

We’re in an unusually productive phase for gynecological cancer research, but there has been a steep decline in clinical trials in the field.

Looking for Answers, Times Reporters Tested the Water in Houston

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 14:32

Here’s how we did it, with the help of some intrepid and highly skilled scientists.

Shades of Noir: My Hunt for an Eclipse Glasses Villain

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 12:36

As the first reports of eclipse eye damage emerge, a reporter attempts to get to the bottom of the shady shades fiasco.

Deal Struck to Extend Financing for Children’s Health Program

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 21:53

The chairman and top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee announced agreement to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program but lower the federal share of funds.

Frieden’s Next Act: Heart Disease and Preparing for New Epidemics

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 15:12

The man who headed the C.D.C. under Obama will tackle new global health challenges, with $225 million from Gates, Bloomberg and Chan Zuckerberg

Taking Hormones for Menopause Doesn’t Raise Early Death Risk

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 15:06

Two large clinical trials found no difference in premature death rates for women who took hormones during menopause compared with women who didn’t.

Amid Hurricane Chaos, Domestic Abuse Victims Risk Being Overlooked

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 07:28

With social services and emergency personnel overwhelmed or unavailable, women trying to escape domestic violence may be left to fend for themselves.

With a Groundbreaking Handbook and a Dystopian Tale, Women Gain a Voice

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 04:00

“Our Bodies, Ourselves,” published in the early 1970s, revolutionized how health care for women is discussed, laying groundwork for today’s resistance movement.

Feeling Older? Here’s How to Embrace It

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 01:45

Resist stereotypes about getting older and find something you can commit to improving, whether it’s tennis or cabinetry.

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