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The Dogs We Run For

New York Times - Health - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 03:00

It was hard to run after my dog died. Then a new one came into my life.

Living With Cancer: Chair Yoga for My Funny Bones

New York Times - Health - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 03:00

Radiation, chemotherapy and steroids can render bones brittle, something I learned after I slipped on ice and fractured my pelvis.

Entrepreneurship: Heart and Asthma Monitors? There’s an App for That

New York Times - Health - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 12:22

Start-ups by young Berkeley engineers are marketing devices for home use that will help heart patients and asthmatic children manage their conditions.

Phys Ed: Exercise as a Weight-Loss Strategy

New York Times - Health - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 03:00

Pushing yourself during exercise sometimes affects appetite in surprising ways, a new study found.

When the Prescription Is a Recipe

New York Times - Health - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 02:00

Doctors, hospitals and some workplaces are showing, not just telling, people how to lead healthier lives by making nutritious food.

For Parents of Children Like Charlie Gard, Learning to ‘Redefine Hope’

New York Times - Health - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 22:48

The death of a British baby evoked painful memories in other parents of incurably ill children.

Generic Drug Prices Are Falling, but Are Consumers Benefiting?

New York Times - Health - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 15:15

Outcry has been building over the rising cost of brand-name medications, but the price of generic drugs has been moving in the opposite direction.

Researchers Track an Unlikely Culprit in Weight Gain

New York Times - Health - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 07:59

Mouse studies suggest that F.S.H., a reproductive hormone, may be responsible for redistributing fat to the abdomen in menopausal women.

The Serial Killer Test: Biases Against Atheists Emerge in Study

New York Times - Health - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 06:38

Most people around the world, whether religious or not, presume that serial killers are more likely to be atheists than believers in any god, a new study suggests.

Global Health: Rapid Malaria Tests Work, but With Unexpected Drawbacks

New York Times - Health - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 14:00

Tests that take only 15 minutes mean fewer people needlessly get malaria drugs, but many instead get antibiotics they don’t need, a study finds.

Developmentally Disabled, and Going to College

New York Times - Health - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 09:08

Work-readiness programs for the intellectually challenged aim to prepare students for a dream job. Less than half will find one.

Chuck Rosenberg on Fentanyl Potency

New York Times - Health - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 07:41

Speaking at The New York Times’s Cities for Tomorrow conference, D.E.A. Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg described the risk his agents face when encountering fentanyl-laced heroin in the line of duty.

Mary Bassett’s Opioid Addiction Warning

New York Times - Health - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 07:34

Speaking at The New York Times’s Cities for Tomorrow conference, New York City Health and Mental Hygiene Commissioner Mary T. Bassett dismissed as “a myth” the belief that opioids could be safely used for prolonged periods of time without high risk of addiction.

Personal Health: For Cosmetics, Let the Buyer Beware

New York Times - Health - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 03:00

The government is powerless to act until a slew of consumer complaints raise a red flag about a product.

Take the Generic, Patients Are Told. Until They Are Not.

New York Times - Health - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 15:00

Consumers have grown used to being told to give up their brand-name drugs in favor of cheaper generics. Now some are finding the opposite is true.

On Washington: Republican Senator Is on a Mission to Rescue the Health Care Law

New York Times - Health - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 00:00

Senator Lamar Alexander is a throwback to an era of less partisanship. He is hoping those skills will deliver results on health care.