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Q&A: Hold the Calcium Supplements

New York Times - Health - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 11:15

Should women stop taking calcium supplements after menopause, because of a danger of heart attack and stroke?






Well: Vegetarian Diet May Cut Colon Cancer Risk

New York Times - Health - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 09:15

A vegetarian diet, especially one that includes fish, significantly reduces the risk of colorectal cancer, a large new study reports






The New Health Care: Alcohol or Marijuana? A Pediatrician Faces the Question

New York Times - Health - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 06:01

It would be nice to imagine your children won’t abuse any substances, but also unrealistic. The question is what to warn them against most strongly.

Huckabee Pursues Unconventional Ways to Fund a Campaign

New York Times - Health - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 20:59

As Mr. Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and Fox News host, seeks to win over major Republican donors, he has pursued highly unconventional income streams, including a cure for diabetes.






Tests of Cholesterol Drugs Offer Hope of Reducing Heart Attacks and Strokes

New York Times - Health - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 10:54

Researchers cautioned, however, that the studies were small and meant to assess whether the drugs safely lowered cholesterol, not whether they staved off heart attacks.






Chinese Premier Vows Tougher Regulation on Air Pollution

New York Times - Health - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 02:59

Premier Li Keqiang acknowledged that there was a gap between the government’s efforts and public ire about pervasive smog.

Sex and Violence, Beyond the Script

New York Times - Health - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 01:01

A group of actors is pressing unions and others to create clear-cut protocols for registering and handling grievances about harassment in the theater.






Americans Evacuated From Sierra Leone After Possible Ebola Contact

New York Times - Health - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 19:00

The group of 10 aid workers, with the group Partners in Health, may have come in contact with the virus in Sierra Leone, officials said.






Ebola Outbreak Could Be Ended by Summer, U.N. Says

New York Times - Health - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 18:31

Dr. Bruce Aylward said the crisis could be stopped completely, but only if funding continues and health workers can build trust in wary communities.






Brian Sutton-Smith, Scholar of What’s Fun, Dies at 90

New York Times - Health - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 16:11

Professor Sutton-Smith sought to answer fundamental questions: What is play? Why do human beings engage in it? What psychological, cognitive and cultural functions does it serve?






14 Students Are Accused in Los Angeles Sexual Assaults

New York Times - Health - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 15:11

Fourteen students at Venice High School are under investigation in a series of assaults involving two underage schoolmates that investigators believe started in December 2013.

The Haggler: Coaxing a Tight-Lipped Insurer to Speak Up

New York Times - Health - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 13:37

The health services company Optum denied a claim because of an incorrect code, but it would not tell its client the correct one, or much of anything at all.

Well: Happy Pi Day! Or Is It ‘Pie’?

New York Times - Health - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 11:02

It’s Pi Day! That means you can do math or you can eat pie. We pick pie.






Well: Happy Pi Day! Or Is It ‘Pie’?

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 11:02

It’s Pi Day! That means you can do math or you can eat pie. We pick pie.






U.S. Clinician With Ebola Under Care in Maryland

New York Times - Health - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 20:27

An American aid worker was infected while working in Sierra Leone, and he may have exposed colleagues in West Africa to the virus.






Beliefs: Catholics, Plastic Surgery, and ‘the Truth of the Feminine Self’

New York Times - Health - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 18:54

A working paper issued before the recent Vatican plenary assembly on women offers a glimpse of the latest Catholic thinking about cosmetic surgery.






Well: Lights! Camera! Food!

New York Times - Health - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 14:15

For the past seven years, photographer Andrew Scrivani has tempted our taste buds with delicious food photographs for the Recipes for Health series. A behind-the-scenes look at food photography and how he captures food looking its best.






Well: Lights! Camera! Food!

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 14:15

For the past seven years, photographer Andrew Scrivani has tempted our taste buds with delicious food photographs for the Recipes for Health series. A behind-the-scenes look at food photography and how he captures food looking its best.






Progress Is Slow at V.A. Hospitals in Wake of Crisis

New York Times - Health - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:38

Delays in receiving care are still common, underscoring the reality that overhauling a federal department with almost 300,000 employees is a difficult and tedious process.

The New Old Age: The Trouble With Advance Directives

New York Times - Health - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:26

Even a patient’s seemingly specific instructions for care can be less than direct, or unavailable when needed.






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