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A Family in Transition
Two fathers and the baby girl they never expected.
06/16/2018 09:00 AM
Major Study of Drinking Will Be Shut Down
An investigation at the National Institutes of Health concluded that the $100 million trial had been tainted by funding appeals to the alcohol industry.
06/16/2018 03:00 PM
Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Indicted on Fraud Charges
The former darling of Silicon Valley and the former president of her blood testing company are accused of defrauding investors, doctors and patients in a federal indictment.
06/16/2018 12:27 AM
Sex and Drugs Decline Among Teens, but Depression and Suicidal Thoughts Grow
The C.D.C.’s biannual survey of U.S. high school students also showed increases in bullying and declines in condom use.
06/14/2018 09:06 PM
That Huge Mediterranean Diet Study Was Flawed. But Was It Wrong?
A highly publicized trial in Spain found that the Mediterranean diet protects against heart disease. Now the original work has been retracted and re-analyzed, with the same result.
06/13/2018 11:32 PM
Trilobites: Using Harpoon-Like Appendages, Bacteria ‘Fish’ for New DNA
Seeing how microbes snatch new genetic material from their environment could help in the fight against antibiotic resistance.
06/14/2018 08:33 PM
From a Pediatrician, Lessons for Dads-to-Be
The class is part of a broader effort to shed scientific light on fathers’ roles in child and family well-being.
06/14/2018 03:25 PM
Blurred Vision, Burning Eyes: This Is a Lasik Success?
Some patients who undergo the eye surgery report a variety of side effects. They may persist for years, studies show.
06/13/2018 03:16 PM
Basics: Secrets of the Y Chromosome
It’s not just what makes males into males. The sex chromosome also influences health in hidden ways, some experts believe, and may even explain why men have shorter life spans.
06/11/2018 03:37 PM
The New Health Care: Why the Medical Research Grant System Could Be Costing Us Great Ideas
Funding is harder to find in general, and the current approach favors low-risk research and proposals by older scientists and white men.
06/18/2018 09:00 AM
fixtures: Carl Hall Is the King of Spin
You can keep your stinkin’ SoulCycle! Loyalists of this Crunch instructor are fierce.
06/18/2018 09:00 AM
Personal Health: A New Approach to Treating Hypochondria
Instead of focusing on patients’ unexplained symptoms, cognitive behavioral therapy encourages patients to replace unrealistic or unhelpful thoughts with more rational ideas.
06/18/2018 09:00 AM
The Checkup: The Benefits of ‘Tummy Time’
Positioning babies on their stomachs helps prevent flattening of the head and strengthens neck, trunk and shoulder muscles, as well as hands.
06/18/2018 09:00 AM
Video Game Addiction Tries to Move From Basement to Doctor’s Office
Gaming disorder is being recognized for the first time by the World Health Organization. But of the few treatment options available, most are uninsured and unproven.
06/17/2018 11:42 PM
Ketamine Used to Subdue Dozens at Request of Minneapolis Police, Report Says
The Star Tribune reported that emergency medical workers were asked by officers 62 times last year to sedate people with the powerful anesthetic.
06/16/2018 12:13 PM
Are Genetic Testing Sites the New Social Networks?
Like Facebook, but for fifth cousins, adoptive mothers and sperm-donor dads.
06/16/2018 10:00 AM
Salmonella Outbreaks Affect Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal and Cut Fruit
As an outbreak that sickened dozens forced a recall of some cereal products this week, federal officials announced a separate outbreak linked to fruit has expanded to almost two dozen states.
06/15/2018 08:10 PM
Q&A: A Small Price for Sitting Pretty
While the health effects have been debated, research shows they are minimal.
06/15/2018 09:00 AM
Ask Well: Can I Drink Alcohol While Taking Antibiotics?
Some antibiotics can make you violently ill if you drink.
06/15/2018 09:00 AM
When the Bully Is a Doctor
Bullying among health care workers is far more common than we acknowledge.
06/14/2018 09:02 AM
6 Therapists, Psychiatrists and Counselors Talk About Treating the Suicidal
Mental health workers, who have a unique perspective on America’s suicide crisis, recently opened up about what it looks like to them.
06/13/2018 06:42 PM
Common Drugs May Be Contributing to Depression
Over one-third of Americans take at least one medication with depression as a potential side effect, a new study reports.
06/13/2018 08:29 PM
Phys Ed: Exercise vs. Standing? You Probably Need to Do Both
Moderate exercise does different things to the body than incidental activities like standing up.
06/13/2018 09:00 AM
How Cognitive Behavior Therapy May Help Suicidal People
In C.B.T., clear steps are intended to help build hope, solve problems and make a plan to avoid relapses.
06/13/2018 09:00 AM
High Blood Pressure at Age 50 Tied to Dementia Risk
Even levels that do not usually require medication can increase the risk.
06/12/2018 11:05 PM
The New Obamacare Lawsuit Could Undo Far More Than Protections for Pre-existing Conditions
Removing two rules from the individual market could very easily disrupt many others.
06/12/2018 08:20 PM
Matter: A Crispr Conundrum: How Cells Fend Off Gene Editing
Scientists may need to bypass a cell’s cancer defenses in order to successfully edit its DNA. The finding raises questions about gene-editing advances.
06/12/2018 06:11 PM
C-Sections Not Tied to Overweight Children
Within families, mode of birth had no effect on body mass index in children.
06/12/2018 04:30 PM
How Universities Deal With Sexual Harassment Needs Sweeping Change, Panel Says
Current policies and programs have failed overwhelmingly to address and prevent the problem, said a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
06/12/2018 10:37 PM
Can’t Sleep? Let Bob Ross Help You Find Some Happy Little Zzzs
For years, insomniacs watched “The Joy of Painting” to doze off. Now, the maker of a meditation app wants everyone else to fall asleep, too.
06/12/2018 02:50 PM
Suicide Survivor Guilt
All the messages urging us to be more vigilant about suicide carry a devastating flip side for family members of people who take their lives: the sense that they did not do enough.
06/12/2018 09:00 AM
Atrocities Under Kim Jong-un: Indoctrination, Prison Gulags, Executions
Numerous “crimes against humanity” have taken place in North Korea including murder, forced abortions, religious persecution and starvation, a United Nations commission found in 2014.
06/12/2018 05:09 AM
Global Health: As an H.I.V. Prevention Drug Surged in Australia, Condom Use Fell
Infection rates declined despite an rise in unprotected sex, suggesting widespread use of the drug may mitigate the effects of riskier behavior.
06/12/2018 12:35 AM