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Phys Ed: Faster. Slower. How We Walk Depends on Who We Walk With, and Where We Live.

New York Times - Health - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 03:51

Men tend to walk differently with other men than with women. And Americans walk faster with children, whereas Ugandans move more leisurely.

Workers Overdose on the Job, and Employers Struggle to Respond

New York Times - Health - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 17:29

Many businesses are ill-equipped or unwilling to deal with opioid addiction even as it has driven up health costs and hurt productivity.

Beat Richner, Doctor to Cambodia’s Needy Young, Dies at 71

New York Times - Health - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 13:47

Dr. Richner turned a war-ravaged pediatric hospital in Phnom Penh into a network of five medical centers that now serve one million patients a year.

The Couple Who Helped Decode Dyslexia

New York Times - Health - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 09:27

In 1983, Sally and Bennett Shaywitz began studying the reading skills of more than 400 children. The subjects are in their 40s now, and the Shaywitzes are still tracking them.

Tech Fix: Apple Watch Series 4 Review: A Big Step for Wearable Gadgets

New York Times - Health - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 08:28

The faster speeds and larger screen sound boring on paper. But an electrical heart sensor gives a glimpse of the promise to come, our reviewer writes.

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