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Measles Outbreak: Your Questions Answered

4 hours 27 min ago

The disease was declared eliminated in 2000. So far this year, there have been more than 100 cases.

Legalize Pot? Amid Opioid Crisis, Some New Hampshire Leaders Say No Way

4 hours 27 min ago

While nearby states have pushed to legalize recreational pot, some people in New Hampshire are resisting. After opioids, they wonder why anyone would expand access to drugs.

Well : Loneliness Is Bad for Your Health. An App May Help.

4 hours 27 min ago

A specific approach to mindfulness may increase sociability.

Phys Ed: How Many Push-Ups Can You Do? It May Be a Good Predictor of Heart Health

4 hours 27 min ago

Men who could get through 40 or more push-ups had 96 percent less risk of heart problems in the next 10 years than those who quit at 10 or fewer.

Five Things I Wish I’d Known Before My Chronic Illness

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 16:59

Finding out you have a chronic illness — one that will, by definition, never go away — changes things, both for you and those you love.

Q&A: A Tree Grows in — Well, You Don’t Want to Know

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 16:30

Fruit on trees grown near outhouses and latrines usually is safe. That’s not true of produce found on the ground in the same areas.

Spinning With My Shrink

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 04:00

On the stationary bike in front of me was a person who probably knew more about me than I knew about myself. How did that make me feel?

Kaiser Permanente’s New Medical School Will Waive Tuition for Its First 5 Classes

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 03:15

By eliminating the financial burden of a medical education, the school hopes that more students will choose family medicine and other vital but lower-paid specialties.

Saving the Bats, One Cave at a Time

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 10:34

Biologists are searching caves and abandoned mines in the West, hoping to spare many species of the winged creatures from the devastating fungus, white-nose syndrome.

The Checkup: Having Anesthesia Once as a Baby Does Not Cause Learning Disabilities, New Research Shows

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 06:25

Although earlier studies in animals suggested a connection, the new research should reassure parents whose children need surgery, experts say.

Personal Health: The Case Against Cough Medicine

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 04:00

Evidence is sorely lacking for the value of any over-the-counter remedy to treat most coughs.

Embryo ‘Adoption’ Is Growing, but It’s Getting Tangled in the Abortion Debate

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 19:54

Many agencies that offer donated embryos, including most of those supported by federal grants, are affiliated with Christian or anti-abortion rights organizations.

Do You Want to Be Pregnant? It’s Not Always a Yes-or-No Answer

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 15:17

New data on women’s uncertainty over motherhood may reshape how doctors and policymakers think about family planning.

The Instant, Custom, Connected Future of Medical Devices

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 22:44

3D-printed and “smart” pharmaceuticals are making medical treatments more effective. But it may take years before the new devices reach most patients, if they do at all.

A Mother Learns the Identity of Her Child’s Grandmother. A Sperm Bank Threatens to Sue.

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 04:00

The results of a consumer genetic test identified the mother of the man whose donated sperm was used to conceive Danielle Teuscher’s daughter. Legal warnings soon followed.

8 Ways to Avoid Buying a Bad Mattress

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 17:08

Planning to take advantage of Presidents’ Day mattress sales? Here are eight pitfalls to avoid so you buy a mattress you’ll happily sleep on for years.

The New Old Age: Dialysis Is a Way of Life for Many Older Patients. Maybe It Shouldn’t Be.

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 14:33

So-called conservative management can ease symptoms without dialysis in some people with kidney disease. But many of them are never given the option.

in her words: Could the U.S. Get Paid Family Leave? It’s Looking Better Than Ever

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:11

The United States is the only industrialized country that doesn’t guarantee its citizens paid family leave. A proposed bill could change that.

Trilobites: Searching Tardigrades for Lifesaving Secrets

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 04:00

Researchers are drawing inspiration from the proteins that they think let hearty water bears cheat time by decelerating their biology.

Ask Well: Can You Get Over a Food Intolerance?

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 04:00

Foods most often associated with intolerances were chocolate, food additives, citrus fruits, fish, shellfish, milk, cheese, eggs and nuts.

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