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Why Fruits and Vegetables May Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 21:15

Flavonols, found in fruits and vegetables, were tied to a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Even Without Symptoms, Wuhan Coronavirus May Spread, Experts Fear

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 20:39

A report purporting to describe asymptomatic transmission in Germany has come under fire. But many experts still believe it’s happening.

Dr. Leonard Shengold, 94, Psychoanalyst Who Studied Child Abuse, Dies

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 16:35

He said mistreating and neglecting children amounted to “soul murder” — a deliberate attempt to crush or eradicate the personality of a vulnerable young person.

Neanderthal Genes Hint at Much Earlier Human Migration From Africa

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 10:44

Modern humans may have left the continent as long as 200,000 years ago, a new analysis suggests.

The Heavier the Baby, the Fitter the Young Adult?

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 10:24

As birth weight increased, so did levels of cardiovascular fitness at ages 17 to 25, a Swedish study found.

China, Desperate to Stop Coronavirus, Turns Neighbor Against Neighbor

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 06:17

The authorities hunt for people from Wuhan, the center of the outbreak, encouraging citizens to inform on others. Even those without symptoms are being ostracized.

How Monkeys Taught Me to Appreciate Teen Sleepovers

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 04:00

One of our chief jobs as parents is to encourage our kids to make and maintain strong friendships. It is one of the skills they will need most in life.

Coronavirus: Live Updates and Coverage

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 19:27

Most foreign nationals will not be allowed to enter the United States if they’ve been to China in the preceding two weeks.

Coronavirus: Officials Eye First Suspected Case in New York City

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 14:56

A sample was being sent to the federal authorities for confirmation, the city Health Department said.

Would Your Wages Rise Under ‘Medicare for All’?

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 14:49

Research suggests the answer is yes, but not in all cases, and with significant differences across jobs and labor markets.

Meat Increases Heart Risks, Latest Study Concludes

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 10:00

A new study found a meat-heavy diet carries a small but increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

Helping Teenagers With Menstrual Pain

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 04:00

Painful periods are common around the world but, with treatment, should not cause a teenager to miss school, sports or social outings.

She Was Losing Fistfuls of Hair. What Was Causing It?

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 04:00

Sudden hair loss may seem alarming, but it may be caused by a temporary stress and grow back.

As New Coronavirus Spread, China’s Old Habits Delayed Fight

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 02:30

At critical turning points, Chinese authorities put secrecy and order ahead of openly confronting the growing crisis and risking public alarm or political embarrassment.

Stocks Sink as Markets Open in China

Sun, 02/02/2020 - 23:26

As the overall death toll passed 360, a quarantine is being expanded in Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the coronavirus began.

Philippines Reports First Coronavirus Death Outside China

Sun, 02/02/2020 - 21:30

A 44-year-old man who traveled from Wuhan, China, the center of the outbreak, died in the Philippines, officials said.

Trump Defends Closing Borders to Travelers to Fight Coronavirus

Sun, 02/02/2020 - 15:59

In an interview with Sean Hannity of Fox News, President Trump insulted his potential 2020 rivals, lamented impeachment and defended his administration’s coronavirus policies.

China Increasingly Walled Off as Countries Seek to Stem Coronavirus

Sat, 02/01/2020 - 21:26

The number of deaths from the virus outbreak rose to 304 and the number of cases soared to more than 14,000 as Australia and Japan joined the United States in imposing travel restrictions.

Coronavirus Live Updates: Vietnam and Australia Curb Access to China as Death Toll Passes 300

Sat, 02/01/2020 - 18:34

Australia joined the United States in temporarily barring foreigners who have recently visited China. Vietnam barred almost all flights from and to China.

Coronavirus Thwarts Business Travelers Who ‘Need to Be in the Room’

Sat, 02/01/2020 - 10:06

The growing uncertainty over the safety of visiting or leaving China is bedeviling companies around the world.

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