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Opioid Users Are Filling Jails. Why Don’t Jails Treat Them?

New York Times - Health - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 04:00

Getting methadone in jail gave a Connecticut heroin user a firmer foothold in recovery. But fewer than 1 percent of jails and prisons allow it.

Ask Well: Can You Develop Food Allergies at Any Age?

New York Times - Health - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 04:00

Preliminary data from a large, new national study suggests that over half of American adults with a food allergy developed it after age 18.

Modern Love: Escaping From a Dire Diagnosis on Match.com

New York Times - Health - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 23:00

To entertain her hospital-bound friend, a divorced woman opens an online dating account so they can scroll through profiles of available men.

Flash Dance: Adventures in Lightning Photography

New York Times - Health - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 14:46

“The lightning was behind the clouds, so I didn’t see any bolts, but it lit up the sky for long enough to allow me to capture its frequency.”

Senate Passes F.D.A. Funding and ‘Right to Try’ Drug Bills

New York Times - Health - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 14:07

The Senate capped a difficult seven months by approving financing for the F.D.A. and expanding access to experimental treatments for people with terminal illnesses.

Under Armour’s Best Running Shoe Is Amazon’s Deal of the Day

Runner's World Headlines - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 12:43

Tested by Runner’s World editors, it was featured in our Spring 2017 Shoe Guide.

Trilobites: Lyme Disease’s Worst Enemy? It Might Be Foxes

New York Times - Health - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:59

New data suggests the rise of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases may be tied to a scarcity of traditional mouse predators.

How to Watch the World Championships: Friday, August 4

Runner's World Headlines - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 09:31

Can Mo Farah win one last 10K title before his home crowd?

Mild Dehydration Won’t Slow You Down

Runner's World Headlines - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 07:28

This means that you can trust your sense of thirst during a run.

Overweight Asian-Americans Are Seen as More ‘American,’ Study Finds

New York Times - Health - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 07:06

Assumptions about how much Asians and Americans weigh appears to influence perceptions of national identity.

8 Extreme Athletes Share How They Exercise Outside Even When It’s Sweltering

Runner's World Headlines - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 07:03

Dry heat, humidity, off-the-chart temps? All the more reason to sweat.

After Being Vegetarian and Vegan for 13 Months, Should I Keep Going?

Runner's World Headlines - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 06:39

A talk with my former self about a major diet transformation.

Design Thinking for Doctors and Nurses

New York Times - Health - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 23:05

In recent years, a growing number of health care workers have been stepping up to create innovations by applying a human-centered approach to creating new products.

Maine Raises Smoking Age to 21 After Lawmakers Override Veto

New York Times - Health - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 20:04

The regulations, which also apply to e-cigarettes and hookah pipes, make Maine the fourth state to raise the legal age for buying tobacco products.

Covering the Health Care Debate Through Four Administrations

New York Times - Health - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 18:02

Our reporter compares the Republicans’ effort with prior fights over health care during the Obama, Bush and Clinton eras.

These Super-Lightweight Wireless Headphones Are on Sale for $100

Runner's World Headlines - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 15:40

We consider them one of the best wireless headphones for runners.

Recovered from Paralysis, a Runner, His Surgeon, and the Driver Who Struck Him Reunite for a Half Marathon

Runner's World Headlines - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 14:39

Dean Otto refused to give up, even when his chances of recovery looked slim.

In Breakthrough, Scientists Edit a Dangerous Mutation From Genes in Human Embryos

New York Times - Health - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have found a way to reliably remove disease-causing mutations from human embryos, an achievement sure to renew concerns over so-called designer babies.

Gum Disease Tied to Cancer Risk in Older Women

New York Times - Health - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:30

Periodontal disease was associated with an increased risk of esophageal and gallbladder cancers, cancers of the breast and lung, and melanoma.

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