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Business Briefing: U.S.D.A. Develops Label to Verify G.M.O.-FREE. Food

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 17:43

The Agriculture Department has developed a new government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients.







U.S. Introduces New DNA Standard for Ensuring Accuracy of Genetic Tests

New York Times - Health - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 16:32

By offering a new DNA standard for tests used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, the federal government is opening a new era in genetic medicine.







Timeline of Bird Flu Outbreak

New York Times - Health - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 11:13

The first cases were discovered in December. Within months, it had become the country’s worst outbreak on record of avian flu.







The Last Day of Her Life

New York Times - Health - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 06:00

When Sandy Bem found out she had Alzheimer’s, she resolved that before the disease stole her mind, she would kill herself. The question was, when?







B Vitamin Is Found to Help People Prone to Some Types of Skin Cancer

New York Times - Health - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 19:34

In a clinical trial involving 386 people, participants who received a form of vitamin B3 had a lower risk of getting non-melanoma skin cancer than those who received a placebo.







House Approves Revised Measure Banning Most Abortions After 20 Weeks

New York Times - Health - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 17:31

The measure is almost certain to be blocked by Democrats in the Senate.







Well: Grip Strength May Predict Heart Attacks and Strokes

New York Times - Health - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 17:30

A study found grip strength to be a good predictor of the risk for cardiovascular disease and a stronger predictor of death than systolic blood pressure.







Well: Grip Strength May Predict Heart Attacks and Strokes

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 17:30

A study found grip strength to be a good predictor of the risk for cardiovascular disease and a stronger predictor of death than systolic blood pressure.







Phys Ed: A 2-Minute Walk May Counter the Harms of Sitting

New York Times - Health - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 16:06

Even a few minutes per hour of moving instead of remaining in a chair might substantially reduce the risk of premature death.







Phys Ed: A 2-Minute Walk May Counter the Harms of Sitting

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 16:06

Even a few minutes per hour of moving instead of remaining in a chair might substantially reduce the risk of premature death.







Study Asks if Carrot or Stick Can Better Help Smokers Quit

New York Times - Health - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 16:01

Researchers found that offering incentives to quit was effective, but that the chance of success was nearly doubled by setting up penalties.







Well: Ask Grover: A Muppet Answers Questions About Feeding Kids

New York Times - Health - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 14:54

As part of the Well Book Club, everybody’s lovable, furry old pal Grover is ready to answer your questions about food, healthful eating, picky eaters and anything else that is on your mind.







Well: Breast-Feeding May Cut Breast Cancer Recurrence Risk

New York Times - Health - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 10:04

In mothers who later develop breast cancer, having breast-fed a child may reduce the risk of cancer recurrence.







Well: Breast-Feeding May Cut Breast Cancer Recurrence Risk

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 10:04

In mothers who later develop breast cancer, having breast-fed a child may reduce the risk of cancer recurrence.







Well: Cured From Cancer, Almost

New York Times - Health - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 00:59

A leukemia specialist wrestles with using the word “cured,” and chooses to tone it down.







Well: Cured From Cancer, Almost

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 00:59

A leukemia specialist wrestles with using the word “cured,” and chooses to tone it down.







Data Disclosure Leads Researchers to End Study of Obesity Drug

New York Times - Health - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 21:03

The maker of Contrave released early results from a clinical trial that suggested the drug was more beneficial than it actually is, according to the researchers who oversaw the study.







National Briefing | Washington: F.D.A. Proposal Would End Ban on Blood Donation

New York Times - Health - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 20:28

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday released its proposal for scrapping a decades-old lifetime ban on blood donation by gay and bisexual men.







Cystic Fibrosis Drug Wins Approval of F.D.A. Advisory Panel

New York Times - Health - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 16:11

The drug, which directly counteracts the genetic defect that causes cystic fibrosis, might help as many as half of American patients.







Well: Ask Grover: A Muppet Answers Questions About Feeding Kids

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 14:12

As part of the Well Book Club, everybody’s lovable, furry old pal Grover is ready to answer your questions about food, healthful eating, picky eaters and anything else that is on your mind.







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