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Well: Think Like a Doctor: Weaker and Weaker Solved!

New York Times - Health - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 15:37

Readers solve the case of a 19-year-old man who suddenly collapsed at work after months of weakness and fatigue dotted with episodes of nausea and vomiting.






Well: Think Like a Doctor: Weaker and Weaker Solved!

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 15:37

Readers solve the case of a 19-year-old man who suddenly collapsed at work after months of weakness and fatigue dotted with episodes of nausea and vomiting.






Well: Think Like a Doctor: Weaker and Weaker

New York Times - Health - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 15:14

A 19-year-old man collapses at work after months of increasing weakness. Can you figure out why?






Well: Think Like a Doctor: Weaker and Weaker

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 15:14

A 19-year-old man collapses at work after months of increasing weakness. Can you figure out why?






Reports on Maker of Artificial Heart Shake Up Its Stock

New York Times - Health - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 15:04

Carmat shares jumped after French news media reports said that its device had been implanted in a second human patient.

The New Old Age Blog: A Picture of Dementia

New York Times - Health - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 14:59

A documentary airing on PBS provides a cleareyed account of one family’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.






Well: Couscous Salads, Big Bowls and Casseroles

New York Times - Health - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 14:58

An annual summer pantry clean-out inspires three new grain salads, and Israel couscous pasta and an eggplant and tomato gratin.

Well: Couscous Salads, Big Bowls and Casseroles

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 14:58

An annual summer pantry clean-out inspires three new grain salads, and Israel couscous pasta and an eggplant and tomato gratin.






Many in West Africa May Be Immune to Ebola Virus

New York Times - Health - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 14:57

If such people can be identified, they could be a help in fighting the outbreak. They could tend to the sick, bury the dead and give antibodies. But finding them will not be easy.






Well: Ask Well: Is Horseback Riding Good Exercise?

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:43

It’s very good exercise for the horse and, depending on how you ride, can be moderate or even strenuous exercise for you, too.






Ebola Is Taking a Second Toll, on Economies

New York Times - Health - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:07

The disease, and the hysteria it has caused, is already having a serious economic impact, in part because some countries are closing down borders.






Texas Abortion Clinic to Reopen After Ruling

New York Times - Health - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 05:51

Whole Woman’s Health will reopen a clinic serving poor women in the Rio Grande Valley after a judge ruled that Texas’s new strictures were too restrictive.






National Briefing | Plains: Nebraska: Ebola Patient to Be Treated in Omaha

New York Times - Health - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 22:50

A North Carolina-based charity said Thursday that a missionary who was infected with Ebola in Liberia was being flown to the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

New York State Gives Health Insurers Average Rate Rise of 5.7%

New York Times - Health - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 21:57

New York’s financial services superintendent said the state had tried to balance its interest in making insurance affordable and not putting too much stress on insurance companies.






Study of Jewish Women Shows Link to Cancer Without Family History

New York Times - Health - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 21:26

Women of Ashkenazi Jewish descent who tested positive for cancer-causing genetic mutations have high rates of breast and ovarian cancer even without a family history of the disease, researchers said.






Advertising: Blurring Line Between Snack and Meal, Mac and Cheese to Graze On

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 20:55

Stouffer’s is trying to lure shoppers from the snack aisle with Mac Cups, a version of its popular macaroni and cheese in containers that are about the size of a single-serve yogurt.

Advertising: Blurring Line Between Snack and Meal, Mac and Cheese to Graze On

New York Times - Health - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 20:55

Stouffer’s is trying to lure shoppers from the snack aisle with Mac Cups, a version of its popular macaroni and cheese in containers that are about the size of a single-serve yogurt.






F.D.A. Allows First Use of a Novel Cancer Drug

New York Times - Health - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 18:55

The treatment unleashes the body’s immune system against tumors, and will initially be used against advanced melanoma.






Op-Ed Contributor: Why Do Doctors Commit Suicide?

New York Times - Health - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 18:46

A culture of stoicism puts fledgling physicians at risk.






Antibiotics Eliminated in Hatchery, Perdue Says

New York Times - Health - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 13:39

The poultry producer’s step was its latest in addressing concerns from consumer and regulators over the effects of animal husbandry practices on antibiotic resistance.






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