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Global Health: How to Prevent Deadly Infection in Babies? Good Bacteria

New York Times - Health - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 14:50

A one-week dose of a probiotic isolated from a healthy infant’s diaper lowered rates of deadly sepsis in babies by 40 percent, researchers report.

Skin Deep: Is This Treatment the Cure for Hair Loss?

New York Times - Health - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 12:42

Harklinikken, a Danish company with an extract to fight hair loss, has come to the United States, where it is aggressively opening clinics.

The Case for a Breakfast Feast

New York Times - Health - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 08:17

A new review provides the latest evidence to suggest we should front-load our calories early in the day to jump-start our metabolisms and prevent obesity.

Marijuana Tied to Hypertension Risk

New York Times - Health - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 07:40

Regular marijuana users had higher rates of hypertension-related deaths.

Getting People to Enroll in Health Plans While Trump Attacks Them

New York Times - Health - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 07:21

Expecting little cooperation from the administration, counselors are starting earlier than usual to encourage enrollment in Obamacare, as they face new obstacles.

Why Some Say the Eclipse Is Best Experienced in a Crowd

New York Times - Health - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 04:16

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

Personal Health: Fat Bias Starts Early and Takes a Serious Toll

New York Times - Health - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 03:00

Implicit bias can result in discrimination against people who are seriously overweight.

The New Health Care: Preventing Teen Suicide: What the Evidence Shows

New York Times - Health - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 23:48

Limiting access to guns, avoiding the glamorization of suicide and keeping teenagers connected would all help.