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Advertising: XOXO Campaign: Will It Spell Profit or Trouble for Condom Maker?

New York Times - Health - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 19:48

In a time when social media outrage can be prompted with one misstep, Trojan is unveiling an ad campaign directed at women.

Take a Number: Common Nursery Products Send Thousands of Children to Hospitals

New York Times - Health - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:07

Baby carriers, mattresses, strollers and other fixtures lead to injuries and emergency room visits for some 66,000 young children a year, a study finds.

Sugary Drinks Tied to Accelerated Brain Aging

New York Times - Health - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:25

Drinking sugary beverages is associated with markers of accelerated aging and early signs of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study reports.

Video Games Help Model Brain’s Neurons

New York Times - Health - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:13

A video game is being used to help understand the structure of neurons, which could aid in treatment of diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.

Heart Attack Survivors Often Fail to Take Statins

New York Times - Health - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 09:52

Most patients in a large study either took less of the lifesaving medicines than needed or stopped taking the drugs entirely within two years.

Q&A: A Dry Side Effect

New York Times - Health - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 09:33

Dry mouth, also called xerostomia, is a frequent side effect of many commonly prescribed drugs.

Global Health: Fatal Malaria in the U.S. More Common Than Previously Known

New York Times - Health - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 07:47

Hospital data suggests that some immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean, thinking they are still immune, do not take precautions on home visits.

The Checkup: Fending Off Math Anxiety

New York Times - Health - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 03:00

Parents can help by starting to talk to children at an early age about numbers in everyday life.

Personal Health: After Knee or Hip Replacement, No Place Like Home

New York Times - Health - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 03:00

Patients recover equally well and may experience fewer complications with outpatient rehabilitation, studies show.

The New Health Care: Spend a Dollar on Drug Treatment, and Save More on Crime Reduction

New York Times - Health - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 02:30

Research shows treatment for substance abuse disorders is a great value for society, but many programs have long waiting lists.

Pictures From the March for Science

New York Times - Health - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 11:11

Visual highlights from the demonstrations in Washington and around the world.

Smokeless Tobacco Is Gone From the Ballpark, if Not the Clubhouse

New York Times - Health - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 21:15

Major League Baseball supports local bans on smokeless tobacco, but a number of players said they viewed them as an invasion of personal rights.