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Chinese Scientist Claims to Use Crispr to Make First Genetically Edited Babies

New York Times - Health - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 13:52

The researcher, He Jiankui, offered no evidence or data to back up his assertions. If true, some fear the feat could open the door to “designer babies.”

Phys Ed: The Best Foods for Athletes

New York Times - Health - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:23

More fat? More carbs? How should we eat for peak athletic performance?

Online Cancer Information Is Often Unreliable

New York Times - Health - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 11:16

The greater the number of views and “likes” a YouTube video on prostate cancer received, the poorer the quality of the information provided tended to be.

Doctors: Watching My Patient Die, Remotely

New York Times - Health - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 10:35

As more and more hospitals have adopted electronic medical records, their records have become linked and you can follow your patients, virtually, hundreds of miles away.

Only Romaine Lettuce From Central and Northern California Is Unsafe, F.D.A. Says

New York Times - Health - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 21:27

Federal health officials believe it’s safe to eat the lettuce if it’s grown in greenhouses or other regions — and is labeled as such.

Juul’s New Product: Less Nicotine, More Intense Vapor

New York Times - Health - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 15:38

In an effort to expand overseas sales, the company is designing a way to reduce nicotine levels but enhance the rate of absorption in the body.

Global Health: Battle Against Ebola in Congo Pits Medical Hope Against Local Chaos

New York Times - Health - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 14:22

A vaccine and new treatments are on hand, but the outbreak is in an area rife with unpredictable gunfire, bandits and suspicion of outsiders.

The New Health Care: How Pollution Can Hurt the Health of the Economy

New York Times - Health - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 04:00

Many studies show a relationship between pollution and negative educational and earnings outcomes.

Probiotics Do Not Ease Stomach Flu

New York Times - Health - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 15:23

Treatment with probiotics did not speed recovery from gastroenteritis in children.

The New Old Age: Social Security Runs Short of Money, and Ideas Fly on How to Repair It

New York Times - Health - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 12:23

As Social Security dips into its trust fund, policymakers propose changes to fix the program’s finances and strengthen its benefits, especially for women.

Personal Health: Helping Teenagers to Be Safer Drivers

New York Times - Health - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 10:42

New drivers are more likely to get into trouble because they lack experience, but the best way to reduce the risk of a crash is to become an experienced driver.

The Treatment Gap: This City’s Overdose Deaths Have Plunged. Can Others Learn From It?

New York Times - Health - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 10:03

Dayton, Ohio, had one of the highest overdose death rates in the nation in 2017. The city made many changes, and fatal overdoses are down more than 50 percent from last year.

Excess Weight Increases Asthma Risk

New York Times - Health - Sun, 11/25/2018 - 23:01

At least 10 percent of childhood asthma cases may be attributable to obesity.

Times Insider: A Vegetarian Reporter Explores a Hunting Dilemma

New York Times - Health - Sat, 11/24/2018 - 15:53

During my week with a group of conservationist elk hunters, I put aside my personal dietary restrictions to better understand their perspective.

Q&A: A Memory From Out of the Blue

New York Times - Health - Sat, 11/24/2018 - 00:42

People sometimes experience random recollections during routine tasks such as housekeeping. Scientists call them “mind-pops.”

Ask Well: Which Type of Medical Scan Is Right for Me?

New York Times - Health - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 04:00

CT, M.R.I. and ultrasound scans offer different advantages and drawbacks.

Corner Office: Gregg Renfrew of Beautycounter on Toxic Chemicals and Getting Fired by Messenger

New York Times - Health - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 08:02

Before starting the all-natural personal care business, the New York native worked for Martha Stewart and Susie Hilfiger.

Federal Ban on Female Genital Mutilation Ruled Unconstitutional by Judge

New York Times - Health - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 17:41

In a Michigan case involving members of a small Muslim sect, the court found that only states, not federal prosecutors, could bring charges.

Tests Showed Children Were Exposed to Lead. The Official Response: Challenge the Tests

New York Times - Health - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 10:26

For at least two decades, the New York City Housing Authority routinely disputed tests that revealed lead in its apartments. Private landlords almost never do this.

Phys Ed: Regular Exercise May Keep Your Body 30 Years ‘Younger’

New York Times - Health - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 04:00

The muscles of older men and women who have exercised for decades are indistinguishable in many ways from those of healthy 25-year-olds.

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