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Multivitamins May Not Provide Heart Benefits

New York Times - Health - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 16:27

An analysis found no ties between multivitamins and the risk for cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease or stroke incidence or mortality.

The Power of Positive People

New York Times - Health - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 15:05

Are your friendships giving you a boost or bringing you down?

Running After a Heart Attack

New York Times - Health - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 09:36

Today, many doctors prescribe exercise for their patients who have had a heart attack.

A Survival Guide for the Fourth Trimester

New York Times - Health - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 00:21

Practical suggestions for women dealing with the surprising things that happen to their bodies in the first months after childbirth.

Swift Gene-Editing Method May Revolutionize Treatments for Cancer and Infectious Diseases

New York Times - Health - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 14:56

Scientists report that they have discovered a way to tweak genes in the body’s immune cells by using electrical fields.

Personal Health: Drink Up! Most of Us Could Benefit From More Water

New York Times - Health - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 11:23

Inadequate hydration can cause fatigue, poor appetite, heat intolerance, dizziness, constipation, kidney stones and a dangerous drop in blood pressure.

Don’t Be Afraid of Pain

New York Times - Health - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 10:27

A neuroscience education program for those with back or neck pain led to better physical and mental health.

Phys Ed: Dog Walking Is Good for You. Provided You Do It.

New York Times - Health - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 04:00

Two new studies may offer novel ways to promote dog walking and its myriad benefits, even to people without a dog.

Pfizer to Postpone Some Drug Price Increases, After Criticism From Trump

New York Times - Health - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 22:35

The company said it would roll back increases that took effect July 1 to give the president a chance to work on his “blueprint” to lower prices and to “provide more access for patients.”

45-Hour Workweek Increases Diabetes Risk in Women

New York Times - Health - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 13:57

Women — but not men — who worked long hours were at increased risk of diabetes.

the healing edge: Dying Organs Restored to Life in Novel Experiments

New York Times - Health - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 11:32

An unusual transplant may revive tissues thought to be hopelessly damaged, including the heart and brain.

The Power of Positive People

New York Times - Health - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 10:32

Are your friendships giving you a boost or bringing you down?

Trump Stance on Breast-Feeding and Formula Criticized by Medical Experts

New York Times - Health - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 17:32

Global health experts say breast milk is especially important for babies in poor countries, where unsafe water supplies can make powdered infant formula dangerous.

Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials

New York Times - Health - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 17:17

Trade sanctions. Withdrawal of military aid. The Trump administration used both to try to block a measure that was considered uncontroversial and embraced by countries around the world.

Ask Well: What Can You Do About a Hammertoe?

New York Times - Health - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 11:57

Once you have a hammertoe, the bad news is it doesn’t just go away.

‘I Couldn’t Tell Anyone’: Women Around the World Reveal Intimate Stories of Abortion

New York Times - Health - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 10:10

Even in countries where abortion is legal, it can still be hard to talk about. When we invited readers to share their own stories, more than 1,300 responded from over 30 countries. Here’s a selection.

The New Health Care: Sometimes Patients Simply Need Other Patients

New York Times - Health - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 04:00

Using the internet for a diagnosis is not recommended, but there’s great power in sharing stories.

Health Insurers Warn of Market Turmoil as Trump Suspends Billions in Payments

New York Times - Health - Sat, 07/07/2018 - 17:42

The Trump administration said it would suspend a program that stabilizes markets by paying billions to insurers that enroll many unhealthy people under the Affordable Care Act.

‘It’s Almost Like a Ghost Town.’ Most Nursing Homes Overstated Staffing for Years

New York Times - Health - Sat, 07/07/2018 - 08:17

Payroll records for more than 14,000 facilities show that the number of nurses and aides at work dips far below average some days and consistently sinks on weekends.

Alfred Alberts, Unsung Father of a Cholesterol Drug, Dies at 87

New York Times - Health - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 19:17

His discovery led to lovastatin, but he shunned the limelight — until he was a patient himself and doctors, learning who he was, treated him “like a rock star.”

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