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It’s Hot Out. Here Are Some Tips to Stay Cool.

New York Times - Health - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 18:38

The heat wave in the northeastern United States was easing on Thursday, but steamy temperatures are headed west, forecasters say.

The New Old Age: He Called Older Employees ‘Dead Wood.’ Two Sued for Age Discrimination.

New York Times - Health - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 16:32

State governments “are still learning there’s an age law,” said one attorney, despite the fact it has been on the books for decades.

What Does a Drug Cost? It Depends on Where You Live

New York Times - Health - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 16:26

A new analysis finds the price of certain drugs varies widely depending on what city they are sold in.

Elvis Costello Cancels European Tour after Cancer Surgery

New York Times - Health - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 11:31

The British singer-songwriter has canceled concerts in Britain, Croatia, Austria, Norway and Sweden following the removal of a tumor.

Global Health: In a Rare Success, Paraguay Conquers Malaria

New York Times - Health - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 10:24

But the infection is surging elsewhere, particularly in the Americas.

Proof of Children’s Vaccinations? Italy Will Now Take Parents’ Word for It

New York Times - Health - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 06:43

A move that Italy’s government says is aimed at simplifying school enrollment has raised fear an increase in nonvaccinated children in Europe.

Take a number: How Many Teenage Girls Deliberately Harm Themselves? Nearly 1 in 4, Survey Finds.

New York Times - Health - Thu, 07/05/2018 - 15:32

Rates of self-injury are even higher in parts of the United States, according to government data. Boys are half as likely to harm themselves.

Airline Crew Have Higher Cancer Rates

New York Times - Health - Thu, 07/05/2018 - 14:51

Flight attendants had increased rates of breast, uterine, cervical, gastrointestinal, skin and thyroid cancers.

Voices: When a Vegan Gets Gout

New York Times - Health - Thu, 07/05/2018 - 14:32

Black beans, spinach, asparagus, raisins, chickpeas and hummus, all heart-healthy stuff I’d been eating for years, had to go.

Americans Are Having Fewer Babies. They Told Us Why.

New York Times - Health - Thu, 07/05/2018 - 13:03

Women have more options, for one. But a new poll also shows that financial insecurity is altering a generation’s choices.

Trilobites: Lots of Successful Women Are Freezing Their Eggs. But It May Not Be About Their Careers.

New York Times - Health - Thu, 07/05/2018 - 10:17

The decision to head to the fertility clinic for women in a study had more to do with an absence of suitable partners and little to do with getting ahead at work.

Phys Ed: Exercise May Aid in Weight Loss. Provided You Do Enough.

New York Times - Health - Thu, 07/05/2018 - 10:06

We make up for some of the calories we burn during exercise, but not all.

Dog Afraid of Fireworks? What Dog Owners Say Works for Them

New York Times - Health - Wed, 07/04/2018 - 12:37

Dog owners reported mixed results with medication, training, herbs, CDs and ThunderShirts.

Trilobites: It’s Time for a Chemistry Lesson. Put on Your Virtual Reality Goggles.

New York Times - Health - Wed, 07/04/2018 - 06:23

A new tool allows researchers to manipulate molecules in three dimensions, recalling physical models used to visualize forests of atoms in the past.

Obamacare Is Proving Hard to Kill

New York Times - Health - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 18:19

In spite of Republican attacks, the insurance markets under the Affordable Care Act are stubbornly resilient. While consumers can expect sharp price increases in some areas, premiums are going up modestly in others.

Probiotics May Be Good for Your Bones

New York Times - Health - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 16:26

Older women who took a probiotic supplement had less weakening of bones than women who didn’t take the supplements.

When Health Insurance Prices Rose Last Year, Around a Million Americans Dropped Coverage

New York Times - Health - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 04:00

People earning too much to qualify for subsidies are finding themselves priced out, according to a new government report.

Phys Ed: Walk Briskly for Your Health. About 100 Steps a Minute.

New York Times - Health - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 22:28

Vigorous walking requires about 130 steps per minute, while jogging starts at about 140.

Coffee Drinkers May Live Longer

New York Times - Health - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 16:49

Caffeine is probably not responsible for the healthful effects of coffee.

Bulwark Against an Abortion Ban? Medical Advances

New York Times - Health - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 16:09

Improved contraception and abortion pills mean the back-alley days are largely gone. But more restrictive abortion laws would especially affect poor and minority women.

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