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For Many Strokes, There’s an Effective Treatment. Why Aren’t Some Doctors Offering It?

New York Times - Health - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 13:52

As many as 30 percent of stroke patients do not receive a clot-busting drug because a vocal minority of physicians believe it to be dangerous.

Global Health: Grindr App to Offer H.I.V. Test Reminders

New York Times - Health - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 17:00

Men using hookup apps are at high risk, so AIDS experts applaud a new effort to help subscribers get tested as often as four times a year.

Medicare Is Cracking Down on Opioids. Doctors Fear Pain Patients Will Suffer.

New York Times - Health - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 16:59

Officials are close to limiting doses of the painkillers, but doctors say doing so could put older patients into withdrawal or lead them to buy deadly street drugs.

4,000 Eggs and Embryos Are Lost in Tank Failure, Ohio Fertility Clinic Says

New York Times - Health - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 14:07

The clinic said about 950 patients were affected by the problem with the storage tank this month, in which the tank’s temperature rose and an alarm did not go off.

Your Cute Rubber Duck May Be a Haven for Bacteria

New York Times - Health - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 12:02

A study of bath toys found the water inside yellow ducks swimming with microbes, including bacteria often associated with hospital infections.

Phys Ed: Those 2-Minute Walk Breaks? They Add Up

New York Times - Health - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 23:32

Whether you move for long stretches or in sporadic spurts, the effect on overall health can be the same.

American Adults Just Keep Getting Fatter

New York Times - Health - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 16:07

A large scale federal survey has documented the continuing rise in severe obesity, which increases the risks for heart disease, diabetes and some cancers.

Hearing Loss May Make You Accident Prone

New York Times - Health - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 15:47

Poor hearing was associated with an increased likelihood of injuries related to driving, work, leisure and sports.

The Highs and Lows of Testosterone

New York Times - Health - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 13:00

Do higher T numbers increase your energy and libido? Once you’re in the “normal” range, probably not.

Doctors: You’ve Detailed Your Last Wishes, but Doctors May Not See Them

New York Times - Health - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 05:00

Electronic health records don’t sufficiently protect patients from getting care they do not want.

John Cacioppo, Who Studied Effects of Loneliness, Is Dead at 66

New York Times - Health - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 19:29

He helped link a lack of social connections to physiological damage. And while conducting his research he married a fellow neuroscientist.

Profiles in Science: David Reich Unearths Human History Etched in Bone

New York Times - Health - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 11:56

The geneticist at Harvard Medical School has retrieved DNA from more than 900 ancient people. His findings trace the prehistoric migrations of our species.

The New Health Care: What We Know (and Don’t Know) About How to Lose Weight

New York Times - Health - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 10:06

One conclusion from a much-discussed study: The best diet is the one you can stick to.

When the Course Wins: No Finishers at the 2018 Barkley Marathons

Runner's World Headlines - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 09:03

Canadian Gary Robbins completed the most loops in a year when heavy rain and fog made the tough course even harder to navigate.

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