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Omega-3 Supplements May Ease Anxiety

New York Times - Health - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 09:58

People with clinically diagnosed anxiety disorders who took large doses of the supplement — up to 2,000 milligrams a day — benefited most.

Vitamin D Supplements Don’t Lead to Stronger Bones

New York Times - Health - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 09:57

Taking vitamin D did not help prevent fractures, increase bone mineral density or prevent falls in adults, a large review of studies found.

U.K. Appoints Minister for Suicide Prevention

New York Times - Health - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 22:45

Months after appointing its first minister for loneliness, Britain named the health minister to the new role as part of a push to tackle mental health issues.

CVS Health and Aetna $69 Billion Merger Is Approved With Conditions

New York Times - Health - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 16:49

CVS Health, the giant drugstore and pharmacy manager, will acquire one of the country’s biggest insurers, another sign of industry consolidation.

Inside the C.E.O.’s Social Media Meltdown at Deciem

New York Times - Health - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 13:04

“He is destroying what could have been a very successful company.”

A Playwright’s LSD Trip Becomes a Psychedelic Journey

New York Times - Health - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 04:24

The British playwright Leo Butler believes that taking acid can have beneficial effects. His new play explores how he thinks it can help.

Phys Ed: Vigorous Exercise, Even a Trek Up Everest, May Be Safe During Pregnancy

New York Times - Health - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 04:00

New research undercuts widely held beliefs about strenuous physical training and pregnancy.

On Medicine: For Doctors, Delving Deeper as a Way to Avoid Burnout

New York Times - Health - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 04:00

As the practice of medicine shifts, physicians should follow their curiosity to continue to find meaning in their work.

In Medical Reporting, the Impact of Patients’ Stories

New York Times - Health - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 06:03

A highly unusual response to my article on insurance obstacles to obtaining powerful new cholesterol-lowering drugs came from the very top: the leaders of one of the two companies making the drugs.

Daily Baby Aspirin May Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk

New York Times - Health - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 23:34

A standard aspirin did not lower ovarian cancer risk.

Q&A: A Tube of DNA? Not Pretty, but That’s Life.

New York Times - Health - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 11:11

Extracting and purifying DNA is routine now, but the results are not particularly aesthetic.

Flashy Science Hub and Vaping Parties Fail to Win Friends at W.H.O. Tobacco Talks

New York Times - Health - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 07:13

Industry representatives, who were barred from the negotiations, ultimately failed to get delegates to designate a special exemption for new products.

Personal Health: Unlocking the World of Sound for Deaf Children

New York Times - Health - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 04:00

‘My mother practically cried when I heard a cricket chirping in the house,’ says a woman who got a cochlear implant at age 11.

The New Health Care: That New Apple Watch EKG Feature? There Are More Downs Than Ups

New York Times - Health - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 04:00

The heart monitor should not be considered a medical device and reflects wider problems with health screens.

The Importance of Medical Touch

New York Times - Health - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 04:00

It can show gentleness and compassion or carelessness and incompetence.

Dr. Bernard J. Carroll, ‘Conscience of Psychiatry,’ Dies at 77

New York Times - Health - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 22:12

After early work on the biological basis of depression, Dr. Carroll became a relentless campaigner against corruption among academic researchers.

HPV Vaccine Expanded for People Ages 27 to 45

New York Times - Health - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 18:55

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of Gardasil 9, a vaccine against nine strains of the human papillomavirus for older age groups.

How a Seafloor Blob Became Mexico’s ‘Black Gold’

New York Times - Health - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 15:57

A frenzy for sea cucumbers, driven by demand in Asia, has brought their populations near collapse in the waters off the Yucatán Peninsula.

Trilobites: Hidden Stories of Chinese Migration and Culture Found in Giant Genetic Study

New York Times - Health - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 12:23

Scientists reported an assortment of findings resulting from a sweeping and novel analysis of data from the prenatal tests of 141,431 participants.

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