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On any given day in America, about one-third of adults will eat fast food, according to the C.D.C.
There is already a well-established path to countering cardiovascular disease. All it really requires is the will of individuals and society to follow it.
There are potential harms as well as benefits, and a lot of wishful thinking and imprecision in the marketing of products containing them.
By framing expansion as a pragmatic business move, Ms. Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor, is hoping to siphon some traditionally Republican rural votes.
To pay proper respect to the influenza of 100 years ago, get this year’s flu shot and make sure your children do, too.
Combining immunotherapy and chemotherapy can help women with an aggressive type of breast cancer and should become their new standard of care.
text Matter: Researchers Explore a Cancer Paradox
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 18:00:04 GMT
Healthy cells carry a surprising number of cancer-linked mutations, but they don’t turn into tumors. What’s holding them back?
Researchers are recruiting 10,000 volunteers to discover the earliest warning signs of cancer, heart disease and other killers.
Differences in the way your body metabolizes drugs might render you prone to side effects.
The violence threatened to again force the suspension of health workers’ efforts to contain the virus, which may have killed more than 150 people since August.
A proposed environmental regulation has become an unlikely source of geopolitical tension, raising concerns about Russian influence over Europe’s food supply.
text Advice From Health Care’s Power Users
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 09:00:01 GMT
When you’re sick, the health care system can be scary and confusing. But in a recent survey, seriously ill Americans shared some hard-won wisdom.
In a statement, the American Society of Human Genetics said “there can be no genetics-based support of claiming one group as superior to another.”
What to do about in-laws who don’t do vaccines.
After a double mastectomy, Catherine Guthrie wanted to retain her strength and challenge the idea of feminine norms.
text Omega-3s in Fish Oils Tied to Healthy Aging
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:37:49 GMT
Older adults with the highest blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids were more likely to be living without chronic diseases or mental or physical deterioration.
Up to 5 percent of pregnant women develop pre-eclampsia, which is tied to an increased risk of dementia in later years.
Long before veggie burgers and soy lattes were fashionable, Kin was sent on a mission by the United States government to uncover the benefits of the soybean for Americans.
Coke is still producing the diet cola, but a major bottler has stopped distribution in its 14-state territory.
text Coffee May Tame the Redness of Rosacea
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:37:30 GMT
Women who drank four or more cups of caffeinated coffee a day had a 23 percent lower risk of the skin disorder than those who drank less than a cup a month.
Men reduced the energy cost of their running by about 8 percent when they wore the new contraption.
“Do you pay the hospital bill or do you pay the utility bill?” Don’t count on your health insurance for serious illnesses, a new survey warns.
The appropriation of genetic research by those with extremist views on race has scientists grappling with how to respond.
In “The Poison Squad,” Deborah Blum tells the story of the early-20th-century U.S.D.A. inspector who changed the way we think about food.
A child who had not gotten the flu shot tested positive for influenza B, state health officials said. The flu season has just begun, and flu activity remains low across the country.
text Voices: Hiding My Cancer Under the Hijab
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 09:00:01 GMT
After breast cancer treatment, I hid my bald head in front of my family to avoid painful conversations about my illness.
text How to Harness Your Anxiety
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 09:00:01 GMT
Research shows that we can tame anxiety to use it as a resource.
Laboratories frequently “reclassify” genetic mutations. But there is no reliable system for telling patients or doctors that the results of their genetic tests are no longer valid.
The senator’s genetic analysis was sound, scientists said. But whether Ms. Warren may claim a cultural kinship with Native Americans is a very different question.
Some 31 studies by Dr. Piero Anversa contain fabricated or falsified data, officials concluded. Dr. Anversa popularized the idea of stem cell treatment for damaged hearts.
A professional detour to the federal prison hospital in Lexington, Ky., known as the “narcotics farm,” would set the course of his life’s work.
A journalist’s traumatic story of epilepsy and his struggle to have it treated seriously, and properly, in his college years.