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For Transgender Women, an Extra Dose of Fear

New York Times - Health - 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

New York Times - Health - 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

New York Times - Health - 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

New York Times - Health - 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

New York Times - Health - 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.

More Than 500,000 Infected With Cholera in Yemen

New York Times - Health - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 14:22

The outbreak, spreading rapidly since it began in April, has killed about 2,000 Yemenis, the World Health Organization said on Monday.

A Cancer Conundrum: Too Many Drug Trials, Too Few Patients

New York Times - Health - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 11:32

Breakthroughs in immunotherapy and a rush to develop profitable new treatments have brought a crush of clinical trials scrambling for patients.

Gene Editing Spurs Hope for Transplanting Pig Organs Into Humans

New York Times - Health - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 11:00

Geneticists have created piglets free of retroviruses, an important step toward creating a new supply of organs for transplant patients.

Trilobites: We Need to Talk Some More About Your Dirty Sponges

New York Times - Health - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 10:10

A study of the bacteria that proliferate in kitchen sponges alarmed many readers. But do not despair, there are some simple solutions.

Can’t Let Go of ‘S-Town’? Here’s What to Read Next

New York Times - Health - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 09:30

Mercury poisoning, poetry, tattoos and sundials: These are the stories that explore the podcast’s most remarkable moments.

Deepening Rift, Trump Won’t Say if Mitch McConnell Should Step Down

New York Times - Health - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 19:23

Mr. Trump has trained his fire on Mr. McConnell, the Senate majority leader, for days, venting on Twitter about the Senate’s inability to pass a health care bill.

On Washington: Trump’s Twitter Fury at McConnell Risks Alienating a Key Ally

New York Times - Health - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 17:17

President Trump has turned his Twitter fire on the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, but he desperately needs Mr. McConnell to pass his agenda.

Trump Plans to Declare Opioid Epidemic a National Emergency

New York Times - Health - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 16:11

The declaration would help direct more financial resources and attention to the drug problem in communities across the country.

ABC’s ‘Pink Slime’ Report Tied to $177 Million in Settlement Costs

New York Times - Health - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 14:33

ABC News, a Disney unit, settled a defamation case with Beef Products Inc. this summer related to reports in 2012 over its low-cost processed beef trimmings.

Programs That Fight Teenage Pregnancy Are at Risk of Being Cut

New York Times - Health - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 10:24

The Trump administration questions the impact of the programs, but teenagers say they learn to say no to sex, or at least to unsafe sex.

Your Instagram Posts May Hold Clues to Your Mental Health

New York Times - Health - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 06:41

From the colors in photos to the filters chosen, Instagram users with a history of depression present the world differently, a study suggests.