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On View: 'Haunted Files: The Eugenics Record Office' Recreates a Dark Time in a Laboratory's Past

New York Times - Health - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 17:30

A new exhibit recreates the Eugenics Record Office, where scientists once applied rudimentary genetics to singling out supposedly superior races and degrading minorities.

Head of World Bank Makes Ebola His Mission

New York Times - Health - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 17:21

Dr. Jim Yong Kim, the World Bank president, has driven the normally lumbering bank to act on Ebola with uncharacteristic speed and become a key figure in the crisis.






Well: Epidurals May Be Given Early or Late in Labor

New York Times - Health - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 17:09

Whether a woman has an epidural early or late in labor makes no difference in birth outcome, a large review of studies has found.






Well: Epidurals May Be Given Early or Late in Labor

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 17:09

Whether a woman has an epidural early or late in labor makes no difference in birth outcome, a large review of studies has found.






Well: Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk Tied to Lipid Levels

New York Times - Health - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 17:00

Abnormal lipid levels are associated with an increased risk for recurrence of prostate cancer, researchers report.






Well: Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk Tied to Lipid Levels

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 17:00

Abnormal lipid levels are associated with an increased risk for recurrence of prostate cancer, researchers report.






Global Health: Polio on the Rise Again in Pakistan, Officials Say

New York Times - Health - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 16:57

Last week, Pakistan reported 202 cases of paralysis from polio, the first time in 14 years the figure topped 200.






Health Care: Death Has Its Benefits, Giraffes Among Us, Not Hiding Hair Loss

New York Times - Health - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 16:12

Letters to the editor and online comments.






On the Road: Ebola Remains a Small Blip on the Business Travel Radar

New York Times - Health - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 16:06

While the disease outbreak caused by the Ebola virus is unsettling, it has had a relatively minor impact so far on business travel.






Observatory: Prosthetic Hands With a Sense of Touch

New York Times - Health - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 14:11

Two men with nerve electrodes implanted in their prosthetic arms were able to perform complex sensory tasks, a new study found.

Q&a: Heavy Backpacks on Little Backs

New York Times - Health - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 12:08

A backpack’s load should not exceed 10 to 15 percent of the child’s weight, according to a review article.






Well: Lentils in Salads, Pilafs and Pies

New York Times - Health - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:44

This is one legume you should always have in your larder.






Well: Lentils in Salads, Pilafs and Pies

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:44

This is one legume you should always have in your larder.






Personal Health: O.C.D, a Disorder That Cannot Be Ignored

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:11

Obsessive compulsive disorder is characterized by intrusive and disturbing thoughts that compel the sufferer to engage in ritualistic, irrational behaviors to relieve the resulting anxiety.

Breakthrough Replicates Human Brain Cells for Use in Alzheimer’s Research

New York Times - Health - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:21

The discovery will allow scientists to quickly, cheaply and easily test drugs that might stop the process in the first place.






Is E-Reading to Your Toddler Story Time, or Simply Screen Time?

New York Times - Health - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 09:08

As children’s books, just like all the other ones, migrate to digital media, parents, pediatricians and researchers are struggling to find out if reading an e-book should be considered story time.






W.H.O. Chief Calls Ebola Outbreak a ‘Crisis for International Peace’

New York Times - Health - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 07:46

The virus’s spread in West Africa is “unquestionably the most severe acute public health emergency in modern times,” said Dr. Margaret Chan, the body’s director general.






The New Health Care: Placebos Help. Just Ask This Health Economist.

New York Times - Health - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 06:00

One patient’s story illustrates the power of mind over body, and the ability for even fake treatments to bring real healing.

The New Old Age Blog: Treating C.O.P.D. in the Elderly

New York Times - Health - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 04:00

Older patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may benefit from taking two drugs, not just one, a new study finds.






Study Details the Risk to Infants Put on Sofas to Sleep

New York Times - Health - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 23:03

Many sudden infant deaths, about one in eight, occur among infants who have been placed on sofas, researchers said on Monday.






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