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World Briefing: Viral Disease Spreads to Southeast Asia

New York Times - Health - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 21:04

The viral disease known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has reached Asia, according to reports from Malaysia and the Philippines.






Health Care Spending’s Recent Surge Stirs Unease

New York Times - Health - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 20:39

Policy experts wonder whether the government and private businesses can control spending as the economy gets stronger and millions more Americans gain coverage.






The New Old Age: Are Blood Pressure Drugs Worth the Falls?

New York Times - Health - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 18:40

A study finds that older people on hypertensives have a higher risk of serious falls, and that patients are divided on whether their priority is reducing cardiovascular risk or fewer tumbles.






Well: Younger Skin Through Exercise

New York Times - Health - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 17:48

Exercise appears to slow and even reverse the effects of aging on the skin.






Well: Pregnancy Weight Gain Predicts Child’s Obesity

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 13:46

Gaining too much weight during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk that your child will be obese as a preschooler, new evidence shows. Gaining too little weight may have the same effect.






Well: Free Samples Influence Doctors’ Prescriptions

New York Times - Health - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 13:12

One method pharmaceutical companies use to promote new medicines is to give free samples to doctors. A new study confirms the technique is highly effective.






Well: Free Samples Influence Doctors’ Prescriptions

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 13:12

One method pharmaceutical companies use to promote new medicines is to give free samples to doctors. A new study confirms the technique is highly effective.






Ask Well: Are Exercise Cool Downs Necessary?

New York Times - Health - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:13

A reader asks: A lot of exercise routines call for a cool-down at the end. Is this necessary?






Ask Well: Are Exercise Cool Downs Necessary?

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:13

A reader asks: A lot of exercise routines call for a cool-down at the end. Is this necessary?






Well: An Athlete Tackles Cancer

New York Times - Health - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:21

My youth was all sports. Now, at the age of 30, with Stage IV gastric cancer, I find myself relying on lessons I learned then.






Well: An Athlete Tackles Cancer

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:21

My youth was all sports. Now, at the age of 30, with Stage IV gastric cancer, I find myself relying on lessons I learned then.






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