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Kids, Get Your Flu Shot

New York Times - Health - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 11:52

Everyone older than 6 months should get a flu shot for the 2018-19 season as soon as it is available, preferably before the end of October.

Diet and Exercise May Stem Weight Gain of Pregnancy, but Should Begin Early

New York Times - Health - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 02:56

Overweight women limited their weight gain with a diet and exercise program during pregnancy, but it did not lower their rate of complications like gestational diabetes.

Tech Fix: Tech Can Hurt Our Sleep. So I Tried Bose Sleepbuds for Help.

New York Times - Health - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 23:20

For $250, the well-designed earbuds are a limited solution that mask noise but didn’t get our columnist to snooze longer.

Legal Case to Smash Obamacare Hands the Democrats a Hammer

New York Times - Health - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 18:53

As arguments play out in a Texas courtroom, Democrats push back with biting ads warning that protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions could fall.

A New Lawsuit Threatens Obamacare. Here’s What’s at Stake and What to Expect in Oral Arguments.

New York Times - Health - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 18:53

A federal judge in Texas will consider whether to suspend or kill the law. The Trump Administration has chosen not to defend it and its coverage of pre-existing conditions.

Roger Federer Is Tough to Beat. Global Warming Might Have Pulled an Upset.

New York Times - Health - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 16:49

Federer struggled in the nighttime heat and humidity, conditions that were in keeping with the changing climate. “It was hot,” he said.

Personal Health: Preventing Muscle Loss as We Age

New York Times - Health - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 15:39

Sarcopenia, a decline in skeletal muscle in older people, contributes to loss of independence.

Assisted Reproductive Technologies May Pose Heart Risks for Babies

New York Times - Health - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 15:18

Blood pressure levels were significantly higher in a group born with fertility treatments than in controls.

Emirates Flight With Sick Passengers Lands at J.F.K. Airport

New York Times - Health - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 14:59

The pilot became concerned when numerous people appeared to become ill and alerted the authorities, an official said.

Theranos Is Shutting Down

New York Times - Health - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 13:52

The Silicon Valley startup is expected to shutter its operations after it failed to deliver revolutionary lab-testing amid allegations of fraud.

Rx for British Doctors: Use Plain English Instead of Latin

New York Times - Health - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 11:19

In an effort to improve written communication with patients, an initiative by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges is encouraging doctors to ditch medical jargon.

Airport Security Trays Carry More Cold Germs Than Toilets, Study Finds

New York Times - Health - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 08:09

Scientists who tested surfaces at Helsinki Airport found the viruses responsible for colds and influenza on the trays used at security checkpoints.

Phys Ed: The Best Sport for a Longer Life? Try Tennis

New York Times - Health - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 04:00

People who played tennis, badminton or soccer tended to live longer than those who cycled, swam or jogged.

Dr. Elizabeth Connell, Authority on Contraception, Is Dead at 92

New York Times - Health - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 14:45

An activist as well as a scientist, Dr. Connell helped open a clinic in East Harlem and promoted women’s health around the world.

The Last Company You Would Expect Is Reinventing Health Benefits

New York Times - Health - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 13:46

Frustrated with insurers, some large companies — including a certain cable behemoth — are shedding long-held practices and adopting a do-it-yourself approach.

Strategies for Long-Distance Caregiving

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

When a loved one in another state is ill, virtually attending appointments is only part of the solution.

The New Health Care: What the Experts Want Us to Know About Public Health

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

Things like clean water, immunization and mosquito control are crucial, yet easily overlooked or taken for granted.

Matter: Scientists Are Retooling Bacteria to Cure Disease

New York Times - Health - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 01:30

By manipulating DNA, researchers are trying to create microbes that, once ingested, work to treat a rare genetic condition — a milestone in synthetic biology.

The Menopausal Vagina Monologues

New York Times - Health - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 22:00

About half of menopausal women suffer from vaginal dryness and painful intercourse. Yet less than half of those women seek help.

Nonfiction: The Sniping Scientists Whose Work Saved Millions of Lives

New York Times - Health - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 14:00

Michael Kinch’s “Between Hope and Fear: A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity” recounts the brilliant insights and bitter rivalries behind the discoveries of lifesaving vaccines.

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