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Workers Overdose on the Job, and Employers Struggle to Respond

5 hours 45 min ago

Many businesses are ill-equipped or unwilling to deal with opioid addiction even as it has driven up health costs and hurt productivity.

Beat Richner, Doctor to Cambodia’s Needy Young, Dies at 71

9 hours 27 min ago

Dr. Richner turned a war-ravaged pediatric hospital in Phnom Penh into a network of five medical centers that now serve one million patients a year.

The Couple Who Helped Decode Dyslexia

13 hours 47 min ago

In 1983, Sally and Bennett Shaywitz began studying the reading skills of more than 400 children. The subjects are in their 40s now, and the Shaywitzes are still tracking them.

Tech Fix: Apple Watch Series 4 Review: A Big Step for Wearable Gadgets

14 hours 46 min ago

The faster speeds and larger screen sound boring on paper. But an electrical heart sensor gives a glimpse of the promise to come, our reviewer writes.

Ask Well: How Long Do I Retain Immunity?

19 hours 15 min ago

Antibody half-life varies tremendously, from about 11 years for tetanus to over 200 years for measles and mumps.

When Family Members Care for Aging Parents

19 hours 35 min ago

My siblings and I joined the ranks of the 15 million or so unpaid and untrained family caregivers for older adults in the United States.

The Checkup: For Kids With Concussions, Less Time Alone in a Dark Room

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 17:07

The C.D.C.’s first guidelines to focus on children’s head injuries steer doctors away from CT scans and prolonged isolation.

Sloan Kettering’s Cozy Deal With Start-Up Ignites a New Uproar

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 17:04

A for-profit venture with exclusive rights to use the center’s vast archive of tissue slides has generated concerns at the nonprofit cancer center.

Biosafety Reforms Still Lagging at Military Labs

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 16:09

Three years after finding that laboratories had mishandled deadly pathogens, the Pentagon has no way to measure the effectiveness of its reforms, according to a new report.

Global Health: ‘Latent’ Tuberculosis? It’s Not That Common, Experts Find

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:58

Active infections kill 4,000 people a day worldwide, more than AIDS does. But the notion that a quarter of the global population harbors silent tuberculosis is “a fundamental misunderstanding.”

Daytime Sleepiness Tied to Brain Changes of Alzheimer’s

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 10:23

Men and women who reported feeling sleepy during the day had higher levels of brain plaques.

Exorbitant Dental Bill? Medical Insurance May Cover Some of It

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 10:09

Medical insurance generally pays more than dental insurance, so your dentist may be able to bill for services extending beyond tooth care.

Living With Cancer: Raising Awareness of BRCA Mutations

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 09:19

Genetic testing may help those at high risk take steps to prevent deadly cancers.

At War: I’m a Veteran With PTSD. The Medication I Take Makes Dating Difficult.

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 06:56

A Marine veteran shares the struggles of dating while on medication for his service-related PTSD and chronic pain.

Hospital Food You Can Get Excited About

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 04:02

Bland, institutional food can be bad for patients in many ways.

Trilobites: Kidney Stones Are More Beautiful Than You Might Think

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 11:18

New research found that the painful deposits are surprisingly dynamic, forming much like microscopic coral reefs, and could help with treating them.

Rites of Passage: The Abortion I Almost Forgot

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 11:03

When I found out I was pregnant at age 24, there was no decision to make. But even if it felt inconsequential at the time, I don’t take for granted that I had a choice.

Phys Ed: Faster. Slower. How We Walk Depends on Who We Walk With, and Where We Live.

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 05:10

Men tend to walk differently with other men than with women. And Americans walk faster with children, whereas Ugandans move more leisurely.

Adolescence: How to Help Teenagers Embrace Stress

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 04:00

Stretching beyond familiar limits doesn’t always feel good, but growing and learning — the keys to school and much of life — can’t happen any other way.

Phys Ed: In a Hurry? Try Express Weight Training

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 16:05

A new study finds that you can build strength in just 13 minutes with a single, brief set of each exercise, if you work really hard.

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