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08/10/2017 06:02 PM
Trump To Declare Opioid Crisis National Emergency
President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national emergency and said the administration would dedicate money and time to fight it.
08/10/2017 05:15 PM
5 Deaths Reported After Balloon Obesity Treatments
Five people who had a balloon system put into their stomach to treat obesity have died since 2016, the FDA warns.
08/10/2017 02:15 PM
Only About One-Third of Americans Use Condoms: CDC
They aren't the best method of birth control, but they do help prevent STDs, health experts say
08/10/2017 02:15 PM
Artificial Sweeteners Trick the Brain: Study
Sugary taste can cause a heightened metabolic response, researchers say
08/10/2017 10:15 AM
For Drivers, Hands-free Can Still Be a Handful
Complex commands are more distracting than talking on your cell, safety experts say
08/10/2017 10:15 AM
Is Pot Linked to Blood Pressure Deaths?
Study suggests so, but heart expert questions the finding
08/09/2017 08:58 PM
ADHD Medications and Scary Side Effects
Side effects from ADHD medications are rarely dangerous, but they are unsettling. Knowing how to respond will ease your mind.
08/09/2017 06:15 PM
Stroke Rates Drop for U.S. Men, But Not Women
Explanations for the disparity aren't clear
08/09/2017 05:33 PM
During Eclipse, 'Your Eye Can Scorch'
The Aug. 21 eclipse will be visible across most of North America. Learn here how to watch it safely.
08/09/2017 04:15 PM
Immunotherapy Shown Safe in Type 1 Diabetes Trial
Next step is to see if it works and for how long
05/30/2016 03:45 AM
The New Health Care: Sorry, There’s Nothing Magical About Breakfast
Don’t feel bad if you’d rather skip it. Studies have not proved its importance.
05/21/2016 10:26 AM
Public Health: You’d Be Surprised at How Many Foods Contain Added Sugar
Because of an F.D.A. labeling change, many consumers will learn that added sugars are in many products generally thought to be healthy.
04/22/2016 12:10 PM
Scaling Back: A New Policy Disagreement Between Clinton and Sanders: Soda Taxes
Is a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages an admirable way to improve public health, or a regressive measure that hurts the poor? The left is divided.
04/15/2016 07:00 AM
The New Health Care: A Study on Fats That Doesn’t Fit the Story Line
Old but only recently published research increases a concern that when it comes to nutrition, personal beliefs can trump science.
06/06/2016 04:53 PM
Well: Direct-to-Consumer Lab Tests, No Doctor Visit Required
Firms promise to help consumers spot metabolic red flags. Critics say the services persuade healthy people to seek unneeded treatment.
06/06/2016 12:17 PM
Well: A Doctor on Schedule, Rarely on Time
Everyone can tell when I’m behind. Every visit is pared to essentials. Paperwork is postponed, chatting minimized.
06/06/2016 06:00 AM
Well: Early Puberty in Girls Raises the Risk of Depression
Those who developed breasts younger than their peers had a higher risk of depression, a new study found.
06/06/2016 04:58 PM
Well: War Wounds That Time Alone Can’t Heal
Moral injury resembles post-traumatic stress disorder with an added burden of guilt, and requires different treatment.
06/03/2016 05:47 PM
Well: Think Like a Doctor: The Tired Gardener Solved!
Readers solve the case of a previously healthy 67-year-old gardener who is too exhausted and feverish to garden.
03/15/2016 02:59 PM
Well: For a 7-Minute Workout, Try Our App
The New York Times is offering a free mobile app for the popular Scientific 7-Minute Workout and the new Advanced 7-minute Workout.
06/06/2016 10:19 AM
The New Health Care: The U.S. Is Failing in Infant Mortality, Starting at One Month Old
The United States does worse than about two dozen other industrialized nations in this crucial measure of public health.
05/20/2016 11:34 PM
Many Readers Say No to Idea of Life-Extending Drug, but Yes for Their Dogs
“You can’t cheat death,” wrote a reader who echoed many responses to an article about drug tests on dogs to try to slow aging. But others said the goal seemed worthy.
05/12/2016 05:00 AM
The Health Issue: The Improvisational Oncologist
In an era of rapidly proliferating, precisely targeted treatments, every cancer case has to be played by ear.
05/12/2016 05:00 AM
The Health Issue: An Old Idea, Revived: Starve Cancer to Death
In the early 20th century, the German biochemist Otto Warburg believed that tumors could be treated by disrupting their source of energy. His idea was dismissed for decades — until now.
05/28/2016 09:49 PM
The Health Issue: When Do You Give Up on Treating a Child With Cancer?
Andrew Levy’s parents knew that the rare and deadly cancer in his blood could not be beaten, so they began to prepare for the worst. Then something mysterious happened.
05/12/2016 05:00 AM
The Health Issue: Learning From the Lazarus Effect
Most clinical trials for cancer drugs are failures. But for a handful of patients, a drug proves to be nearly a cure. What can science learn from these “exceptional responders”?
05/09/2016 09:47 AM
The New Health Care: Should You Circumcise Your Baby Boy?
Research points to both advantages and disadvantages. In the end, it’s a personal choice.
04/25/2016 09:00 AM
The New Health Care: Avoiding Peanuts to Avoid an Allergy Is a Bad Strategy for Most
New research on potential allergens fits with a wider hypothesis that complete avoidance of risky substances doesn’t work well.
05/03/2016 09:59 PM
Aging Runners Find Help for a Question: How Slow Will I Get?
Thanks to Ray Fair, a professor in the economics department at Yale, runners have an exact schedule that will predict how their performance will decline as they age.
04/15/2016 07:00 AM
The New Health Care: A Study on Fats That Doesn’t Fit the Story Line
Old but only recently published research increases a concern that when it comes to nutrition, personal beliefs can trump science.