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The New Old Age: America at Home: Grandparents in the Attic, Children in the Basement
Multigenerational and shared housing arrangements are on the rise, reversing a decades-long trend.
02/17/2018 01:35 PM
Personal Health: Contraception for Teenagers
Although teenage pregnancy rates have declined, too many teens still use birth control methods incorrectly or inconsistently.
02/19/2018 11:00 AM
Global Health: Lassa Fever Erupts in Nigeria
The disease, carried by rodents, is sometimes mild but can lead to hemorrhagic fever and death. W.H.O. has sent additional staff to help contain the outbreak.
02/16/2018 07:15 PM
Diplomats in Cuba Suffered Brain Injuries. Experts Still Don’t Know Why.
After examining 21 American diplomats said to have been victims of a mysterious “attack” in Havana, medical experts found concussion-like damage but no obvious causes.
02/15/2018 11:32 PM
The Flu Vaccine Is Working Better Than Expected, C.D.C. Finds
A preliminary analysis finds the vaccine 25 percent effective against this year’s dangerous H3N2 strain, and twice as effective in children.
02/16/2018 12:11 AM
The New Health Care: How Dental Inequality Hurts Americans
Lack of dental care through Medicaid not only harms people’s health, but has negative economic implications as well.
02/19/2018 10:00 AM
In Allergy Bullying, Food Can Hurt
An attack with allergens shown in a “Peter Rabbit” scene mirrors real-life threats to kids’ health, parents say.
02/15/2018 10:30 PM
Ask Well: Do I Get Enough Vitamin D in the Winter?
In higher-latitude cities like Boston, inadequate UVB limits vitamin D synthesis for at least a few months during the winter.
02/16/2018 11:00 AM
Concussions Can Be Detected With New Blood Test Approved by F.D.A.
The test may be able to quickly identify people with suspected brain injuries that could be widely used by the Pentagon and in sports.
02/15/2018 05:51 PM
Tech Tip: Finding Closed-Caption Content Online
Many streaming video providers offer movies and television shows with embedded text descriptions for those who cannot hear the words being spoken.
02/19/2018 02:00 PM
Trending: Most Sunscreens Can Harm Coral Reefs. What Should Travelers Do?
Avoiding non-biodegradable sunscreen may be the one solution to coral bleaching travelers have the most immediate and direct influence over.
02/19/2018 10:00 AM
Man Crashes Truck Into New Jersey Planned Parenthood, Injuring 3, Police Say
A suspect was charged after three people, including a pregnant woman, sustained minor injuries in the crash. The authorities would not comment on a motive.
02/17/2018 08:03 PM
Still Talking After All These Years
At the annual meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the seminars covered the quantum hologram (huh?) and President Trump.
02/17/2018 11:00 AM
Checking Facts and Falsehoods About Gun Violence and Mental Illness After Parkland Shooting
Paul Ryan, Bernie Sanders and others stated facts and falsehoods in the wake of the Parkland Shooting.
02/17/2018 05:47 AM
Patricia Frustaci, 63, Dies; Septuplets Put Her in Spotlight
Her multiple births set a record in 1985, and they led to a medical ordeal, early deaths, a lawsuit and a flood of media attention.
02/16/2018 08:44 PM
Two Swiss Athletes Are First at Olympics Confirmed With Norovirus
The Swiss Olympic delegation, which did not identify the athletes or their sport, said they were sequestered and no longer had symptoms.
02/16/2018 07:57 AM
Transgender Woman Breast-Feeds Baby After Hospital Induces Lactation
A journal says it’s the first documented case of successful inducement of breast-milk production in a transgender woman.
02/16/2018 12:50 AM
A Challenge Race Shakes Up the Running Routine
Races designed to almost guarantee you won’t set a new personal record are becoming increasingly popular among runners who crave something new.
02/15/2018 03:07 PM
Living With Cancer: A Cancer Researcher Takes Cancer Personally
Dr. C. Anthony Blau, who has multiple myeloma, started a company to crowdsource an individualized approach to his disease.
02/15/2018 11:00 AM
Lena Dunham Says She Had Hysterectomy After Endometriosis
Ms. Dunham said that she had the procedure at age 31, but that doctors were reluctant to perform it on a woman of her age.
02/15/2018 05:43 AM
New York Will Investigate Reports of Gay Men Denied Insurance
Denying men life or disability policies because they take drugs to prevent H.I.V. is discriminatory and may trigger penalties.
02/15/2018 12:32 AM
Using Art to Tackle Diabetes in Youth
The Bigger Picture campaign uses spoken-word poems and music videos to highlight how Type 2 diabetes impacts communities.
02/17/2018 07:47 PM
Adolescence: How to Talk With Teenagers About Vaping
It’s often useful for parents to articulate high expectations in one breath and acknowledge the limits of their power in the next.
02/14/2018 05:12 PM
Phys Ed: A Before-School Exercise Program May Help Children Thrive
The BOKS program, consisting of an hour of running, calisthenics and rousing group games, made children feel happier and more energetic.
02/15/2018 04:11 PM
Obesity Tied to Survival in Men With Melanoma
Obese men treated for metastatic melanoma may survive longer than their normal-weight peers.
02/13/2018 04:20 PM
Adam Rippon on Quiet Starvation in Men’s Figure Skating
Among male skaters, body issues are more of an open secret, less likely to be addressed publicly by the competitors but evident to anyone in their world.
02/14/2018 01:32 AM
American Women Are Having Fewer Children Than They’d Like
Forecasts show many millennial women won’t fulfill their wishes on family size, and the biggest fertility declines are in Western states.
02/15/2018 06:34 PM
How to Break Up With Your Phone
Nine ways to have a healthier relationship with your phone.
02/13/2018 08:16 PM
High Blood Sugar Levels Tied to Memory Decline
Scores on cognitive tests declined with rising blood glucose levels, even in people without diabetes.
02/12/2018 07:16 PM
Mind: The First Step Toward a Personal Memory Maker?
Electric pulses to the brain help subjects store memory, scientists have found. But the road to perfecting recall remains daunting.
02/14/2018 03:27 PM