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India, Stung by Backlash, Plans to Roll Back Restrictions on Cattle Slaughter

New York Times - Health - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 09:45

India’s government said it would pre-empt a legal challenge against recently imposed rules on cattle slaughter by revising them “on an urgent basis.”

Talking to Boys the Way We Talk to Girls

New York Times - Health - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 03:00

Stereotypically macho messages limit children’s understanding of what it means to be a father, a man and a boy, as well.

Entrepreneurship: A New Lure for Spa Customers? A Salt Cave

New York Times - Health - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 14:06

Hundreds of spas now offer salt therapy, which some claim can treat asthma and eczema and even regulate blood pressure, though there is no proof.

Global Health: Turtles Bred for Food in Asia Can Transport Cholera

New York Times - Health - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 13:42

Cholera bacteria can thrive on the shells and in the intestines of edible turtles shipped to food markets, scientists say.