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Phys Ed: Regular Exercise May Keep Your Body 30 Years ‘Younger’

6 hours 46 min ago

The muscles of older men and women who have exercised for decades are indistinguishable in many ways from those of healthy 25-year-olds.

Do Not Eat Romaine Lettuce, Health Officials Warn

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 19:38

The C.D.C. issued the sweeping pre-Thanksgiving alert after 32 people in 11 states were sickened with a virulent form of E. coli. Investigators have not been able to pinpoint the source.

The New Health Care: Are You Sitting Down? Standing Desks Are Overrated

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 17:21

They’re not cures for anything, and standing is not exercise.

Chickenpox Outbreak at School Linked to Vaccine Exemptions

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 15:56

It is the largest outbreak in North Carolina since the chickenpox vaccine first became available in 1995.

Task Force Calls for Offering PrEP to All at High Risk for H.I.V.

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 15:37

The recommendation would include all men and women whose sexual behavior, sex partners or drug use place them at high risk of contracting the virus that causes AIDS.

Well : Breathing Through the Nose May Offer Unique Brain Benefits

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 11:08

Could nasal breathing be more helpful for our brains than breathing through the mouth?

New Peanut Allergy Drug Shows ‘Lifesaving’ Potential

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:06

Results from a new study may lead to approval of what could be the first drug that ameliorates potentially deadly reactions in children with severe peanut allergies.

Global Health: Why Don’t We Have Vaccines Against Everything?

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:06

Money is just the obvious obstacle. A few diseases, like H.I.V., so far have outwitted both the immune system and scientists.

Science Times at 40: Essay: The Experiments Are Fascinating. But Nobody Can Repeat Them.

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 20:50

Science is mired in a “replication” crisis. Fixing it will not be easy.

A Conversation With: Steven Pinker Thinks the Future Is Looking Bright

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 20:44

The Harvard psychologist says he is no starry-eyed optimist. It’s just that the data don’t lie.

11 THINGS We’d Really like to know: How Can We Unleash the Immune System?

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 20:39

Although immunotherapy can work wonders for cancer, it does not help everyone, side effects can be fierce, and costs are high. But the field is young.

11 Things We’d Really Like to Know: Honestly, Some Questions Are Better Left Unanswered

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 20:37

Cat-poop coffee. Time travel. Alien messages. We should leave some mysteries alone.

11 Things We’d Really Like to Know: How Long Can People Live?

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 20:35

The trick is not to increase life span, scientists say, but to lengthen “health span.”

11 Things We’d Really Like to Know: Why Are We Still So Fat?

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 20:35

Only bariatric surgery reliably leads to long-term weight loss. Now scientists hope to duplicate the effects with a pill.

11 things we’d really like to know: When Will We Solve Mental Illness?

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 20:31

Biology was supposed to cure what ails psychiatry. Decades later, millions of people with mental disorders are still waiting.

11 things we’d Really like to know: Will We Ever Cure Alzheimer’s?

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 20:28

Few drugs have been approved for treatment of this dementia, and none works very well. It has become one of the most intractable problems in medicine.

Science Times at 40: ‘Enough Is Enough’: Science, Too, Has a Problem With Harassment

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 19:30

Many women in science thought that meritocracy was the antidote to sexism. Now some have decided on a more direct approach.

Meanwhile: Green Burials: At the End of Life, Thinking Outside the Coffin

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 10:27

They offer lower costs, fewer chemicals and a quicker route to being reborn — in one sense, anyway.

Meanwhile: How Californians Are Breathing in the ‘New Abnormal’ of Epic Fires

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 10:23

An illustrated look at the face masks that are now everywhere on the streets of San Francisco and other smoke-ridden cities.

Omega-3s May Lower the Risk of Preterm Birth

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 10:20

Compared with women who did not take omega-3s, those who took supplements had an 11 percent lower risk of giving birth before 37 weeks of gestation.

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