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Does Your Dog Need Swim Lessons?

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The most common setting where dogs drown is in swimming pools.

September 19th 2019, 5:27 am

What Should Young Children Drink? Mostly Milk and Water, Scientists Say

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Infants and toddlers should not be given soda, chocolate milk or other sweetened drinks, according to strict new guidelines.

September 18th 2019, 7:08 pm

Teenage Vaping Rises Sharply Again This Year

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Preliminary figures from a national survey show that the prevalence of e-cigarette use among minors has doubled from 2017 through this year, despite national campaigns warning of the dangers.

September 18th 2019, 5:19 pm

Early Inflammation May Portend Early Death

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Even in apparently healthy adolescents, signs of inflammation may portend premature death in adulthood.

September 18th 2019, 11:56 am

What to Do When Your Tween Is Trash-Talking You

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Your child no longer likes your taste in clothes? Four tips for keeping your cool.

September 18th 2019, 9:27 am

What Can Brain Scans Tell Us About Sex?

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Men’s and women’s brains respond to erotic imagery in pretty much the same way. That could have big implications for how we think about sexuality.

September 18th 2019, 9:27 am

America’s Abortion Rate Has Dropped to Its Lowest Ever

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New research suggests contraception and fewer pregnancies are more responsible for the decline than state laws restricting abortion.

September 18th 2019, 9:27 am

Taking Up Running After 50? It’s Never Too Late to Shine

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People who start running competitively in their 50s can become as swift and well-muscled as older runners who have trained lifelong.

September 18th 2019, 5:40 am

States Rush to Limit Vaping, but Results Remain Uncertain

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Without knowing what has caused a spate of vaping-related illnesses, experts said it was unclear whether new state and local regulations could have much immediate effect.

September 17th 2019, 8:18 pm

Virtual Reality Video Games That Double as Exercise

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Virtual reality is still niche, but a growing crop of VR games with a fitness element may inspire people to pick up a headset. Here’s what to know before you get started.

September 17th 2019, 6:31 pm

Alex Trebek Says He’s in a New Round of Chemotherapy

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The “Jeopardy!” host revealed in March that he had Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

September 17th 2019, 12:29 pm

Women Poop. At Work. Get Over It.

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It’s time to smash the pootriarchy.

September 17th 2019, 11:59 am

Antibiotics Tied to Heart Valve Problems

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The class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones (Cipro, Levaquin and others) may increase the risk of heart valve problems.

September 17th 2019, 11:59 am

Meat Is Murder. But You Know That Already.

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In his new essay collection, “We Are the Weather,” Jonathan Safran Foer turns his attention to the climate crisis. Mark Bittman weighs in.

September 17th 2019, 11:27 am

Why We Feel Compelled to Say ‘Bless You’ When Someone Sneezes

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Attributing divine blessing to a sneeze may serve various functions when ordinary explanations are lacking.

September 17th 2019, 5:20 am

Would a Purdue Bankruptcy Protect the Sacklers? Good Question.

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Here’s what the OxyContin maker’s Chapter 11 filing means and doesn’t mean.

September 16th 2019, 8:03 pm

As Congo’s Ebola Outbreak Drags On, Untracked Cases Sow Confusion

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On tour in Africa, American officials said the U.S. would keep providing aid. But Congo’s response has been uneven, and the former health minister has been jailed.

September 16th 2019, 7:30 pm

A Shadowy Industry Group Shapes Food Policy Around the World

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The International Life Sciences Association, with branches in 18 countries, is funded by giants of the food and drug industries.

September 16th 2019, 2:13 pm

Day Care Directors Are Playing Doctor, and Parents Suffer

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Many policies on children with minor ailments are unhelpful.

September 16th 2019, 5:40 am

The Temporary Memory Lapse of Transient Global Amnesia

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Those with T.G.A. do not experience any alteration in consciousness or abnormal movements. Only the ability to lay down memories is affected.

September 16th 2019, 5:40 am

Purdue Pharma Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

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The filing is a centerpiece of an agreement to settle thousands of cases against the company for its role in the opioids crises. But it is expected to be vigorously contested by a group of 26 states.

September 16th 2019, 12:09 am

New York Moves to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes by Emergency Order

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The state would become the second in the nation, behind Michigan, to outlaw sale of the fruity flavors popular with children and teenagers.

September 15th 2019, 1:29 pm

Vaping Bad: Were 2 Wisconsin Brothers the Walter Whites of THC Oils?

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As authorities work to understand the spate of vaping-related lung illnesses, a small-town drug bust offers a closer look at the vast black market for vaping supplies.

September 15th 2019, 3:09 am

Opioid Defendants Seek to Disqualify Judge Overseeing 2,300 Cases

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A Hail Mary pass by drug distributors and pharmacy chains on the eve of a landmark federal trial argues that the judge already believes that defendants should pay.

September 14th 2019, 11:14 am

In First, California Would Require Public Universities to Provide Abortion Pills

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The bill, if signed by the governor, would mark a new way of giving women access to abortion as conservative states tighten restrictions

September 14th 2019, 8:57 am

My Father’s Musical Legacy

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The sound of the piano was the language of my father’s heart, and at 16 it was too big for me.

September 13th 2019, 8:05 pm

Mystery Solved: Private-Equity-Backed Firms Are Behind Ad Blitz on ‘Surprise Billing’

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Two doctor-staffing companies are pushing back against legislation that could hit their bottom lines.

September 13th 2019, 8:05 pm

This Treatment Can Cure Cancer. Can It Mend the Heart?

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Modified immune cells may be trained not just to attack tumors, but scar tissue in the heart and perhaps any cells in the body that cause disease.

September 13th 2019, 8:05 pm

Zantac Has Low Levels of a Cancer-Causing Chemical, the F.D.A. Says

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The chemical, NDMA, is the same one found in the blood pressure drug valsartan, which led to widespread recalls last year.

September 13th 2019, 8:05 pm

For Children With Peanut Allergies, F.D.A. Experts Recommend a New Treatment

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About 1.2 million American children have peanut allergies. A new drug, Palforzia, does not cure the condition, but it can blunt life-threatening reactions.

September 13th 2019, 8:05 pm

Nursing Homes Are a Breeding Ground for a Fatal Fungus

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Drug-resistant germs, including Candida auris, prey on severely ill patients in skilled nursing facilities, a problem sometimes amplified by poor care and low staffing.

September 13th 2019, 8:05 pm

New York Uncovers $1 Billion in Sackler Family Wire Transfers

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In a court filing, the state attorney general’s office says that it has found new account transfers by members of the family that owns Purdue Pharma, the maker of opioids.

September 13th 2019, 8:05 pm

A Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes Would Sharply Cut Sales

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Companies and trade groups are weighing the risks of fighting a proposed ban on most flavored vaping products, to protect mint and menthol varieties.

September 13th 2019, 8:05 pm

Why Aren’t Cancer Drugs Better? The Targets Might Be Wrong

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Drugs can stop cancer cells if they attack the right proteins. But many of these targets were chosen with dated, imprecise technology, a new study suggests.

September 13th 2019, 8:05 pm

For Older Patients, an ‘Afterworld’ of Hospital Care

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Long-term care hospitals tend to the sickest of patients, often near the end of their lives. Many will never return home.

September 13th 2019, 8:05 pm

Bloomberg Takes on Vaping After Giving $1 Billion to Fight Tobacco

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New York’s former mayor has committed $160 million to ban flavored e-cigarettes amid a series of efforts designed to increase oversight of the industry.

September 10th 2019, 7:09 pm

Scientists Find the Skull of Humanity’s Ancestor — on a Computer

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By comparing fossils and CT scans, researchers say they have reconstructed the skull of the last common forebear of modern humans.

September 10th 2019, 11:46 am

Lasker Awards Honor Advances in Modern Immunology

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The prizes recognized the discoverers of B and T lymphocytes, pioneers in genetic engineering to fight breast cancer, and a nonprofit that helps get vaccines to the world’s poorest children.

September 10th 2019, 11:46 am

What Painting With Your Feet Does to Your Brain

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These two artists do everything with their feet. A new study found that their brain views their toes similarly to fingers.

September 10th 2019, 11:46 am

Share of Americans With Health Insurance Declined in 2018

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The drop, despite a strong economy, was the first since 2014 and at least partly caused by efforts to weaken the Affordable Care Act.

September 10th 2019, 10:46 am

Seeking an Obesity Cure, Researchers Turn to the Gut Microbiome

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The link between the gut and metabolic disease is a growing area of obesity research.

September 10th 2019, 6:12 am

Bernie Sanders Went to Canada, and a Dream of ‘Medicare for All’ Flourished

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The Vermont senator has staked his presidential campaign, and much of his political legacy, on transforming health care in America. His mother’s illness, and a trip he made to study the Canadian system, help explain why.

September 9th 2019, 8:53 pm

Too Little Sleep, or Too Much, May Raise Heart Attack Risk

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Getting less than six hours of sleep a night, or more than nine hours, might increase the risk for heart attack.

September 9th 2019, 2:32 pm

Juul Violated Federal Rules by Marketing Vaping Products as Safer Than Cigarettes, F.D.A. Says

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The agency sent a warning letter to the company. In a separate letter, it also requested more information about the company’s outreach to students, health insurers, employers and Native American tribes.

September 9th 2019, 12:01 pm

High Doses of Vitamin D Don’t Strengthen Bones

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Vitamin D supplements may even lead to decreases in bone density.

September 9th 2019, 11:31 am

Who’s Missing From Breast Cancer Trials? Men, Says the F.D.A.

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Men do get breast cancer, but they account for fewer than 1 percent of patients and often receive inadequate care.

September 9th 2019, 10:43 am

The Challenge of Identifying Sjogren’s Syndrome

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The main symptoms — dry eyes and mouth, fatigue and limb pain — are common complaints associated with any number of health problems.

September 9th 2019, 10:43 am

‘This Is a Possibility’: Akwaeke Emezi Writes a Trans Story Where Nobody Gets Hurt

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The “Freshwater” novelist forays into Y.A. and attempts to find balance amid multiple book and TV projects.

September 9th 2019, 5:09 am

What You Need to Know About Vaping-Related Lung Illness

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Coughing, fatigue and shortness of breath are warning signs for anyone who has vaped within the last 90 days.

September 7th 2019, 6:29 pm

What Kids Can Learn From a Resilient Runner

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A children’s book tells the true story of running 3,452 miles across the country as inspiration for finding a path to achieving your goals.

September 7th 2019, 8:16 am

Major Opioid Maker Is Close to Settling Case to Avert First Federal Trial

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Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals announced a tentative agreement to pay $24 million to settle claims brought by two Ohio counties, and to give away $6 million of its drugs.

September 6th 2019, 2:38 pm

A Third Person Has Died From a Vaping-Related Lung Disease

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Indiana announced the death on Friday, saying only that the person was over 18. State and federal health officials are working urgently to understand the cause.

September 6th 2019, 12:35 pm

Tim Ferriss, the Man Who Put His Money Behind Psychedelic Medicine

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The author of “The 4-Hour Workweek” is behind a surge in funding for clinical research into psychedelic drugs.

September 6th 2019, 11:04 am

Death By Diet Soda?

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A new study that links artificially sweetened beverages to premature death is prompting public angst. Some scientists say it has significant flaws.

September 6th 2019, 10:45 am

Coffee With the Man Who Used to Be My Wife

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We were two kids once, a boy and a girl, making plans for the rest of our lives. Now we were two men in middle age, sharing memories.

September 6th 2019, 5:10 am

New York State Suspects Vitamin E May Have Played a Role in Vaping Illnesses

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Health officials around the country are still investigating numerous possible causes and have tested only some of the devices used by ill patients.

September 5th 2019, 6:21 pm

‘I Put My Own Life on Hold’: Adult Children on the Pain, and Joy, of Caring for Elderly Parents

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Readers shared their experiences of helping ailing relatives. For some, it brought crippling financial burdens and depression. Many also found moments of profound joy.

September 5th 2019, 8:44 am

Fighting the Shame of Skin Picking

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For many people with body-focused repetitive behaviors, the predominant effects are cosmetic, and the consequences emotional and social.

September 5th 2019, 5:11 am

How to Get TB Patients to Take Their Pills? Persistent Texting and a ‘Winners Circle’

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The drug regimens can be grueling, and patients often quit taking their medications. But turning it into a cellphone competition helps.

September 4th 2019, 8:36 pm

Another Patient Has Died From Lung Disease After Vaping

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Health authorities in Oregon are investigating the case but would not identify the age of the patient or the brand of the device used.

September 4th 2019, 5:19 pm

Pubic Hair Removal Does Not Raise Sexually Transmitted Infection Risk

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Women who removed all pubic hair did not have higher rates of chlamydia or gonorrhea.

September 4th 2019, 2:32 pm

Johns Hopkins Opens New Center for Psychedelic Research

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The research center, with $17 million from donors, aims to give “psychedelic medicine” a long-sought foothold in the scientific establishment.

September 4th 2019, 12:31 pm

Can You Draw This? Of Course You Can

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Sketching is a form of visual thinking that exercises the mind and body, and it’s easy to turn your tablet into a portable art studio.

September 4th 2019, 9:13 am

Aerobic Fitness May Trump Strength for Metabolic Health

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Endurance affects metabolism substantially more than muscular strength does, a new study suggests.

September 4th 2019, 5:25 am

Get Vaccinated or Leave School: 26,000 N.Y. Children Face a Choice

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Religious exemptions for vaccinations are no longer available. With the start of the school year, some parents face a reckoning.

September 3rd 2019, 5:18 pm

Getting Your Protein From Plants May Help You Live Longer

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Japanese men and women who consumed the most plant proteins had a lower rate of cardiovascular death and stroke.

September 3rd 2019, 2:45 pm

These High-Flying Geese Are ‘the Astronauts of the Bird World’

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Bar-headed geese migrate above 26,000 feet. A better understanding of their efficient use of oxygen could have implications for human medical treatment.

September 3rd 2019, 11:33 am

Is Dying at Home Overrated?

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A palliative care physician struggles with the complex realities of dying at home, and the unintended consequences of making it a societal priority.

September 3rd 2019, 5:13 am

Getting Your Medical Records Through an App? There’s a Catch. And a Fight.

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Medical groups are warning that new federal data-sharing rules, enabling people to get their health records through a smartphone, could lead to invasions of privacy.

September 3rd 2019, 3:25 am

The Hospital Treated These Patients. Then It Sued Them.

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Most hospitals do not frequently take patients to court over medical debt. But since 2015, Carlsbad Medical Center, in New Mexico, has filed lawsuits by the thousands.

September 3rd 2019, 2:53 am

Interventions to Prevent Psychosis

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An impending psychotic break can be identified and prevented if it is recognized early and appropriate steps are taken to head it off.

September 2nd 2019, 5:24 am

On the Job, 24 Hours a Day, 27 Days a Month

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A home health aide for a 77-year-old man serves as social worker, diaper changer, dietitian, day planner, warden and more — all at dismal wages.

September 2nd 2019, 3:52 am

Weight-Loss Surgery May Reduce Heart Risks in People With Type 2 Diabetes

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A review of patient records finds startling differences, but critics say a clinical trial must be done.

September 2nd 2019, 2:52 am

The Mysterious Vaping Illness That’s ‘Becoming an Epidemic’

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A surge of severe lung ailments has baffled doctors and public health experts.

August 31st 2019, 12:50 pm

A Rare Greenshank Is Spotted in Russia

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It is the first time in more than four decades that researchers have had an opportunity to study the endangered shorebirds.

August 31st 2019, 5:16 am

Sacklers vs. States: Settlement Talks Stumble Over Foreign Business

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The Sackler family is willing to give up Purdue Pharma to settle all claims related to the opioid crisis, but is resisting a quick sale of its overseas drug company.

August 30th 2019, 6:24 pm

Wide-awake at 3 a.m.? Don’t Just Look at Your Phone.

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Try these six simple tactics to help you fall back to sleep and stay there.

August 30th 2019, 5:54 pm

Can Genetics Explain Why Some People Thrive on Less Sleep?

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Several members of the same family get by on less than six hours of sleep a night. Their genetics could illuminate how sleep works for the rest of us.

August 30th 2019, 1:21 pm

Think Your Aging Parents Are Stubborn? Blame ‘Mismatched Goals’

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Researchers are learning more about the causes of what may seem intransigent behavior. There’s no easy fix.

August 30th 2019, 1:06 pm

Don’t Use Bootleg or Street Vaping Products, C.D.C. Warns

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With more than 200 cases of respiratory illnesses possibly related to vaping, and no single culprit, public health experts are advising young people not to buy cannabis and other e-cigarette products off the street.

August 30th 2019, 11:51 am

Ebola Outbreak in Congo Hits Milestone, and Death Toll Rises

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Amid more than 3,000 confirmed and probable cases, the death toll climbed above 2,000, according to government data released on Friday.

August 30th 2019, 7:16 am

Back to School With Narrow Escapes and a Mother’s Love

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After a summer in rehab, using a zombie escape room as a test for a college student’s readiness to launch.

August 30th 2019, 5:17 am

Hospitals Should Replace Infection-Prone Scopes With Safer Models, F.D.A. Says

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Reusable duodenoscopes, used for internal examinations of patients, have been linked to a series of hospital outbreaks.

August 29th 2019, 6:21 pm

How to Manage Your Mental Illness at Work

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If you suffer from depression, anxiety, PTSD or another mental illness, here are some real-world tips to help you stay happy and healthy at work.

August 29th 2019, 6:07 pm

Many Genes Influence Same-Sex Sexuality, Not a Single ‘Gay Gene’

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The largest study of same-sex sexual behavior finds the genetics are complicated, and social and environmental factors are also key.

August 29th 2019, 2:36 pm

W.H.O. Warns of ‘Dramatic’ Rise in Measles in Europe

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The disease had a resurgence in Britain, Greece, the Czech Republic and Albania, the World Health Organization said.

August 29th 2019, 1:36 pm

Surgeon General Warns Pregnant Women and Teenagers Not to Smoke or Vape Marijuana

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Dr. Jerome Adams, the surgeon general, said they may be unaware of the health hazards posed by new, professionally grown marijuana crops.

August 29th 2019, 11:45 am

Organoids Are Not Brains. How Are They Making Brain Waves?

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Clusters of living brain cells are teaching scientists about diseases like autism. With a new finding, some experts wonder if these organoids may become too much like the real thing.

August 29th 2019, 11:33 am

Why Are the Children Hairy All Over? Drug Mix-Up Leads to ‘Werewolf Syndrome’

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At least 17 children, including babies, began growing hair all over their bodies after a hair loss treatment was mislabeled as heartburn medicine.

August 29th 2019, 8:14 am

Hanging Out With Humans Makes This Seed-Eating Bird Bad at Its Job

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The weka, a flightless bird in New Zealand, brings plants to new areas by eating their fruit and excreting the seeds. But some choose to stick close to humans and their food, limiting their range.

August 29th 2019, 5:27 am

How to Help Teenagers Keep Track of Their Stuff

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Expert advice on how to make sure all those new back-to-school jackets, water bottles and backpacks make it back from school.

August 29th 2019, 5:15 am

Now Therapists Have to Figure Out Astrology, Tarot and Psychedelics

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Patients are confronting psychotherapists with a fresh pile of really useful challenges.

August 28th 2019, 1:36 pm

Tattoo Needles May Trigger Allergic Reactions

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Nickel and chromium may shed from tattoo needles and cause allergies, a study found.

August 28th 2019, 12:35 pm

Philip Morris and Altria Are in Talks to Merge

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With Altria’s investment in Juul, a combination of the tobacco giants would dominate the international market for e-cigarettes.

August 28th 2019, 9:03 am

How ‘Medicare for All’ Went Mainstream

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In the last presidential election, the idea of abolishing private health insurance was confined to the far left of American politics. Now it’s the central argument of the Democratic primary race.

August 28th 2019, 9:03 am

For a Longer Life, Get Moving. Even a Little.

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Some of the greatest gains are seen when people shift from being sedentary toward ambling for even one extra hour each day.

August 28th 2019, 5:17 am

Sacklers Would Give Up Ownership of Purdue Pharma Under Settlement Proposal

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The company is in discussions to resolve thousands of lawsuits. Participants in the talks value the plan at between $10 billion and $12 billion.

August 28th 2019, 12:14 am

Johnson & Johnson’s Brand Falters Over Its Role in the Opioid Crisis

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An Oklahoma court case highlights the health care giant’s role in the epidemic as a leading supplier of opioid ingredients.

August 27th 2019, 8:42 pm

The Deadly Toll of Air Pollution

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Even at modest levels, air pollution kills.

August 27th 2019, 10:29 am

When Bomb Blasts Are a Job Hazard, This Test Could Help Measure Their Effects

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For the first time, incoming students at the military’s bomb disposal school will complete a computer-based test to assess their cognitive abilities.

August 27th 2019, 5:14 am
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