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In Defense of Sea Gulls: They’re Smart, and They Co-Parent, 50/50 All the Way

4 hours 28 min ago

Besides, if people weren’t such slobs, gulls would never have learned about French fries.

Want to Honor the Birthday of the National Parks? Hit the Trails

6 hours 35 min ago

A day of free admission for the National Park Service’s 103rd birthday can provide an inspiring change of scenery for runners and others.

Babies Can Be Raised Vegan With Proper Guidance, Experts Say

7 hours 35 min ago

A judge in Australia said a couple had left their baby “severely malnourished” on a strict vegan diet. The case stirred debate about raising the very young solely on plant-based foods.

Soap, Detergent and Even Laxatives Could Turbocharge a Battery Alternative

8 hours 37 min ago

Researchers are trying to develop options to lithium-ion and other batteries in a quest for quick bursts of power and extended energy storage.

Your Long-Term Care Insurance Rate Spiked. Now What?

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 21:59

Long-ago miscalculations by insurers have led to policyholders’ facing steep premium increases. But there are ways to keep costs down.

How Medicine Became the Stealth Family-Friendly Profession

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 21:58

Female doctors are more likely than other professionals to have children and keep working. The reasons offer lessons for other jobs.

First Death in a Spate of Vaping Sicknesses Reported by Health Officials

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 17:40

An Illinois patient has died following a respiratory illness linked to vaping. Health officials offered few details about the circumstances.

A Secret Opioid Memo That Could Have Slowed an Epidemic

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 15:59

A new TV Show from The New York Times on FX and Hulu.

This Daily Pill Cut Heart Attacks by Half. Why Isn’t Everyone Getting It?

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 13:36

“Polypills” of generic drugs may dramatically reduce heart attacks and strokes in poor countries, a new study suggests. Some experts still aren’t enthusiastic.

Overcoming Fear of Flying in the Bumpy Skies

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 04:53

Turbulence is a natural occurrence and should be expected — not dreaded. The trick is to learn to go with the flow.

Significant Mother

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 04:00

Beth was my ex-stepmother, but “mother” was still a part of her title. Could I share a home with her?

Planned Parenthood Refuses Federal Funds Over Abortion Restrictions

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 23:04

Facing a Trump administration rule that forbids referrals for abortion, the organization decided to reject federal funds for family planning for low-income women.

Zika Was Soaring Across Cuba. Few Outside the Country Knew.

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 23:04

The mosquito-borne virus spread through the island in 2017, but global health officials failed to sound the alarm.

Opioid Treatment Is Used Vastly More in States That Expanded Medicaid

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 11:45

The states with the highest Medicaid prescribing rates for the anti-craving drug buprenorphine — Vermont, West Virginia, Kentucky, Montana and Ohio — all expanded the program.

How to Help Your Child Study

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 09:59

Regardless of a child’s age or challenges, parents can encourage sound homework routines for a successful start to the school year.

Their Mothers Chose Donor Sperm. The Doctors Used Their Own.

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 09:01

Scores of people born through artificial insemination have learned from DNA tests that their biological fathers were the doctors who performed the procedure.

The Emperor of All Maladies’ New Clothes

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 07:35

A physical and psychological trial, cancer also poses the ongoing challenge of finding apparel for bodies altered by treatment.

Vaping Sicknesses Rising: 153 Cases Reported in 16 States

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 17:28

The C.D.C. said serious respiratory problems were reported in the past two months, though it remained unclear whether vaping nicotine or THC, the high-inducing chemical in marijuana, was the cause.

Readers Share Pain and Frustration Over Urinary Tract Infections

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 09:54

Hundreds of readers shared their experiences with drug-resistant U.T.I.s, many describing deep frustration with persistent, painful infections.

Exercise May Boost Mood for Women With Depression. Having a Coach May Help.

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 08:44

How the “runner’s high” might be used as a tool to treat depression.

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