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Hearing Loss May Make You Accident Prone

New York Times - Health - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 15:47

Poor hearing was associated with an increased likelihood of injuries related to driving, work, leisure and sports.

The Highs and Lows of Testosterone

New York Times - Health - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 13:00

Do higher T numbers increase your energy and libido? Once you’re in the “normal” range, probably not.

Doctors: You’ve Detailed Your Last Wishes, but Doctors May Not See Them

New York Times - Health - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 05:00

Electronic health records don’t sufficiently protect patients from getting care they do not want.

John Cacioppo, Who Studied Effects of Loneliness, Is Dead at 66

New York Times - Health - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 19:29

He helped link a lack of social connections to physiological damage. And while conducting his research he married a fellow neuroscientist.

Profiles in Science: David Reich Unearths Human History Etched in Bone

New York Times - Health - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 11:56

The geneticist at Harvard Medical School has retrieved DNA from more than 900 ancient people. His findings trace the prehistoric migrations of our species.

The New Health Care: What We Know (and Don’t Know) About How to Lose Weight

New York Times - Health - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 10:06

One conclusion from a much-discussed study: The best diet is the one you can stick to.

When the Course Wins: No Finishers at the 2018 Barkley Marathons

Runner's World Headlines - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 09:03

Canadian Gary Robbins completed the most loops in a year when heavy rain and fog made the tough course even harder to navigate.

Personal Health: Is It Time to Give Up on Fish Oil?

New York Times - Health - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 05:00

Fish clearly has health benefits, but fish oil supplements may not carry the same ones.

At Hamburger Central, Antibiotics for Cattle That Aren’t Sick

New York Times - Health - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 21:34

Many industrial feedlots see routine use of antibiotics as essential. Some cattlemen disagree, calling them “performance enhancing drugs.”

Matter: Was a Tiny Mummy in the Atacama an Alien? No, but the Real Story Is Almost as Strange

New York Times - Health - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 16:42

Known as “Ata,” the six-inch-long skeleton was discovered in Chile and may have had genetic mutations causing a bone disorder never before documented.

Why Can’t Dying Patients Get the Drugs They Want?

New York Times - Health - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 16:32

A Republican-backed “Right to Try” bill would allow patients to sidestep F.D.A. approval. But the true gatekeepers are the drug companies themselves.

Q&A: Unique Identifiers in Animal DNA

New York Times - Health - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 14:31

Genetic fingerprinting can distinguish individuals from one another in many different species — even to identify poached or illegally trafficked animals.

Queen Elizabeth II Will Be Starter for the London Marathon

Runner's World Headlines - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 12:29

The British monarch will send 40,000 runners on their way.

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