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The New Old Age: The Appointment Ends. Now the Patient Is Listening.

8 hours 18 min ago

Patients often don’t recall what was said in the doctor’s office. Should you record the visit to review later?

Walnuts for Weight Loss?

10 hours 32 min ago

A handful of walnuts may trigger parts of the brain that make us feel satiated.

Working to Close the Breast-Feeding Gap

12 hours 34 min ago

Black women are less likely to nurse their babies than whites and Hispanics. Organizations are trying to change that, both online and in person.

Ask Well: Can You Sweat Out Toxins?

15 hours 51 min ago

Heavy metals and BPA can be detected in sweat. But whether tiny amounts of chemicals present a health concern is unknown.

Guns Play Oversize Role in Rural Suicides

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 13:00

Suicide rates are higher in rural counties, according to a new study, and the reason is firearm use by men.

Marian C. Diamond, 90, Student of the Brain, Is Dead

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:31

Dr. Diamond, a neuroscientist, challenged the long-held assumption that the brain is a static and unchangeable entity and examined Albert Einstein’s.

The Night the Oxygen Ran Out in an Indian Hospital

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 06:08

The Modi government has been sharply criticized after children died when a vendor cut off oxygen supplies for lack of payment.

State of the Art: A Start-Up Suggests a Fix to the Health Care Morass

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:30

Aledade, a tech start-up, is working to reduce health care costs while improving care. The results are on view at two medical practices in southeast Kansas.

Sperm Count in Western Men Has Dropped Over 50 Percent Since 1973, Paper Finds

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 05:15

Research that studied semen samples from nearly 43,000 men from 50 countries detected a sharp downward trend that is provoking broad health concerns.

Phys Ed: How Exercise Could Help You Learn a New Language

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 02:00

Working out during a language class amplifies an adult’s ability to memorize, retain and understand new vocabulary.

Why Some Say the Eclipse Is Best Experienced in a Crowd

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 01:46

Human behavior researchers offer four reasons why it's worth experiencing totality in a large group, even if the toilets overflow.

Trump Threat to Obamacare Would Send Premiums and Deficits Higher

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 18:33

If President Trump makes good on his promise to “let Obamacare implode,” premiums for the most popular plans would rise about 20 percent next year.

Public Health: Obamacare’s Bare County Problem Looks Mostly Solved, for Now

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:48

With an announcement in Nevada, a market that the president said was set to “implode” shows yet more signs of health.

Dr. Ruth Pfau, Savior of Lepers in Pakistan, Dies at 87

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:47

A German-born medical missionary who discovered her life’s calling by chance was hailed as “the Mother Teresa of Pakistan.”

Less Sleep Tied to Diabetes Risk in Children

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 21:01

The fewer hours of sleep a child got, the greater the risk of a higher B.M.I. and insulin resistance.

For Transgender Women, an Extra Dose of Fear

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 20:18

Many transgender women say they feel increasingly unsafe, and that “passing” is necessary for survival.

Stroke Risk Declining in Men but Not Women

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 20:18

Stroke has been considered a male disease, but it is very prevalent in women too, with a high risk of disability and death.

Sleep Problems in Pregnancy Tied to Premature Births

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 20:18

Women with insomnia were nearly twice as likely to deliver before 34 weeks gestation.

Tai Chi May Help Prevent Falls

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 20:18

The Chinese martial art improved balance in older men and women.

Personal Health: When Sports Injuries Lead to Arthritis in Joints

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 16:32

In the rush to get back in the game, we may short-circuit the rehabilitation needed to allow an injured joint to heal fully.