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To Fight Deadly Candida Auris, New York State Proposes New Tactics

51 min 46 sec ago

The state health department calls on hospitals to do more to fight Candida auris, a mystery germ spreading the globe.

How to Care for Your Hair...Down There

1 hour 43 min ago

There are several pubic hair products on the market, but they seem to offer a solution to a nonexistent problem.

A Possible Weight Loss Strategy: Skip Breakfast Before Exercise

1 hour 43 min ago

A new study finds that the choice to eat or omit a meal before an early workout could affect our relationship to food for the rest of the day.

When a College Student Is Home for the Summer

2 hours 54 min ago

Adding college students back into family life is rarely as simple as rebooting their high school days.

To Calm Nervous Families, Pakistan Changes Polio Vaccination Tactics

4 hours 14 min ago

Paralysis cases spiked after a vaccination drive was derailed by false rumors that dozens of children had collapsed and died.

There’s Evidence on How to Raise Children, but Are Parents Listening?

6 hours 1 min ago

Day-to-day individual choices matter less than we think, but national policies seem to matter a lot.

What Causes Stress Fractures in Runners? Can Diet Contribute?

7 hours 4 min ago

Overtraining is the most common cause, but diet and other factors can play a role.

4 Women With Lives Scarred by Genital Cutting: Could a Surgeon Heal Them?

9 hours 3 min ago

Over 200 million women and girls alive today have been circumcised. Four of them shared with The Times their pain, emotional trauma and sexual struggles — and their journey to feel whole.

Dr. Leonard Bailey, Who Gave a Baby a Baboon’s Heart, Dies at 76

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 18:16

The case of Baby Fae, the recipient of Dr. Bailey’s experimental transplant in 1984, generated worldwide headlines — along with criticism, demonstrations and threats.

How to Pack a First Aid Kit for Extended International Travel

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 17:02

We talked to travel health experts and our own 52 Places Travelers to learn what products and medicines should go in your first-aid kit.

No, Night Owls Aren’t Doomed to Die Early

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 16:30

Despite alarmist headlines and a study that suggested morning people live longer, the truth is more complicated.

My Miscarriage Cured My Fear of Childbirth

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 14:31

It was a heartbreaking yet galvanizing preview of what the human body can endure — physically, emotionally and spiritually.

‘Battle of the Thermostat’: Cold Rooms May Hurt Women’s Productivity

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 05:30

In a new study, women scored better on tests they took in warmer rooms.

How to Bullyproof Your Child

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 04:00

Teaching children how to take the air out of the teasing.

Why High-Class People Get Away With Incompetence

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 15:09

People who came from higher social classes were more likely to have an inflated sense of their skills, a new study found. This overconfidence was interpreted by strangers as competence.

Why Eating Processed Foods Might Make You Fat

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 12:09

People who followed a diet of ultra-processed foods ate about 500 more calories a day compared to when they ate a whole foods diet.

Eggs Not Tied to Higher Stroke Risk

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 09:09

“For healthy people without heart problems or diabetes, up to one egg a day should be O.K.,” said one researcher.

Lessons on Living From My 106-Year-Old Aunt Doris

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 05:35

Love, meaningfulness and the power of connection don’t stop just because we get old.

Is Our Health Care Spending Worth It?

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 03:51

Putting a price on longevity or well-being is tricky, but not impossible.

Turmeric Takes a Star Turn in Cocktails

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 23:48

The spice widely praised as a curative superfood is showing up in a different kind of medication.

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