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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:28:56 GMTHigh school students reported more confidence after completing an exercise intended to instill a basic message to help manage tension: People can change.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:30:47 GMTWild blueberries may contain different levels of nutrients than the store-bought variety, but both can be good for your health.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:11:43 GMTMikkael Sekeres, M.D.Some doctors engage in light conversation with their patients before telling them their cancer has returned, but I have always felt that to be disingenuous, writes Dr. Mikkael Sekeres.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:00:03 GMTEarly trials show that personality testing can identify 90 percent of the highest risk children, targeting risky traits before they cause problems.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:02:01 GMTAn increasing number of children have high blood pressure.While not conclusive, the research added to a growing body of evidence indicating that hypertension may reduce children’s ability to remember, pay attention and organize facts.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:30:54 GMTA sperm being injected into an egg during an in vitro fertilization procedure.Reproductive scientists used genetic material from a donor in addition to that of the couple trying to conceive.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:00:33 GMTA large supplement maker has agreed to test its products to ensure that they contain the ingredients promised on the label.One of the national’s largest supplement makers will conduct advanced DNA testing to ensure its products contain the ingredients listed on the label.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:31:01 GMTA provocative new study finds that some of the benefits of exercise for brain health may evaporate if we take to the couch, even just for a week or so.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:32:32 GMTA top health official in China said the country’s maternal mortality rate surged by nearly one-third in the first half of 2016.An anxious, skeptical debate has broken out over an official’s announcement that the rate surged by nearly one-third in the first half of 2016.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:15:27 GMTA lab technician at the Eijkman Institute in Jakarta, Indonesia, one of the country’s two facilities capable of diagnosing Zika.The warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cited 11 countries and was not as urgent as those issued earlier this year regarding Latin America and the Caribbean.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:55:51 GMTA health insurance fair last November in California, on the first day of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act.Federal auditors ruled that the Obama administration had violated the law by paying insurers more than allowed under the Affordable Care Act in an effort to hold down insurance premiums.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:14:37 GMTA case involving Elizabeth Barrow, a 100-year-old woman who was found murdered in a nursing home in 2009, was initially blocked from court.The decision, by the Department of Health and Human Services, would restore the right to legal action to 1.5 million nursing home residents.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:56:53 GMTErica and Jack Haywood, of Love Grown. Love Grown marijuana is labeled Certified Clean Cannabis by Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association.As growers and enterprises see more competition, a new labeling program may help them stay competitive. Just don’t call it “organic.”
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:12:20 GMTThe police in Cleveland, Tex., said they were investigating a report that a man wrapped his daughter’s hair around the handle of a shopping cart and pulled her along in a Walmart. A witness, Robert Burch, said the girl cried out, “Please stop!”Photos of a man pushing a shopping cart with a girl’s hair wrapped around its handle set off a discussion about bystanders intervening in the parenting of others.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:02:12 GMTGilbert Kwok with his son Zachary, who was born prematurely on Aug. 1. His wife, Amy Lam, died less than 12 hours after giving birth. “When the boys ask me what happened, how do I answer them?” said Mr. Kwok, who also has a 3-year-old son.Amy Lam, who prematurely gave birth in her bathroom, bled to death after a series of surgical procedures at Harlem Hospital Center. Now her family has accused the hospital of malpractice and negligence.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:24:14 GMTTo communicate in sign language, I often have to break the norms placed on our bodies.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:21:01 GMTA technician scanning the X-ray of a patient suspected of having Tuberculosis.The United Nations was right to ring the alarm about a growing danger that requires a global response.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:00:01 GMTSam KaldaTake a moment before you log on to your phone or computer to evaluate your intentions.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:00:01 GMTA passenger being vaccinated against measles at an airport in Mexico City in 2011.The last case of measles that did not result from an imported strain was in 2002, global health authorities said.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:26:00 GMTPhysical health may be linked to the happiness of your husband or wife.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:08:38 GMTThe Hong Kong skyline on Tuesday was obscured by haze from heavy pollution.The analysis by the World Health Organization is another sign that atmospheric pollution is a significant threat to global public health.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:21:03 GMTDr. Surah Grumet with her patient, Frances Youngquist, at the Preston Pointe Retirement Community in Morrisville, NC.Especially when treating the aging, house calls can benefit doctor, patient and the nation’s health care budget.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:50:11 GMTRobert Stern, a professor of neurology at Boston University. Blood samples from 96 former football players suggest that absorbing repeated head hits earlier in life can lead to higher concentrations of tau in the blood later, he said.One group of researchers revealed a step toward identifying in the brain a biomarker linked to the disease; another found elevated levels of tau proteins in blood samples.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:53:58 GMTReaders react to articles in Science Times.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:50:40 GMTThe death rate from the disease declined in the United States by 16 percent from 2002 to 2012, among the largest reductions in the world.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:45:27 GMTA different, hotter pasteurization process helps explain why organic milk has a longer shelf life than the other stuff.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:04:37 GMTChris Bosh in January. A few days before the All-Star Game in February, he awoke with a sore calf. He was soon found to have a recurrence of blood clots, and team doctors told him his career was probably over.Bosh’s last two seasons have been cut short by blood clots, and Miami has indicated it doesn’t want him to step on the court this season, or perhaps ever again.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:15:35 GMTChesley “Sully” Sullenberger at the Los Angeles premiere of “Sully” this month.All, along with such others as Gertrude Stein and the pilot Chesley B. Sullenberger III, are listed as the authors of psychology studies.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:00:50 GMTWhen a leader tries to take a flock in the wrong direction, homing pigeons still find the right way home.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:35:49 GMTEven those who seem fine often experience significant declines in specific aspects of physical and emotional health.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:00:21 GMTDorothy Rudolph in front of her home in Tyler, Ala., which does not have a septic tank.The inability of many to afford a working septic tank in areas like rural Alabama where running water is not a given could create a health crisis.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:51:48 GMTDr. Michael L. Parks, an orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, operates on very obese patients — something many doctors are unwilling to do because they attribute the patients’ problems to weight alone.Being prepared with detailed questions is one way to prevent a physician from dismissing a medical problem as simply a consequence of weight.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:09:45 GMTSarah Bramblette, who advocates awareness of lymphedema — arm or leg swelling caused by a problem with the lymphatic system — found that the scale at her doctor’s office could not accommodate her.The American health care system is ill prepared — in its attitudes, equipment and common practices — to treat the rising population of fat patients.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:30:14 GMTThe drug appears to increase the risk of asthma or developmental problems in children.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:36:24 GMTAfter a stroke at work, an employee at a venture-backed start-up learns to adjust his professional priorities and take a break from the daily sprint.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:38:14 GMTWhy hasn’t the growing burden of medical expenses gotten more attention from the presidential candidates?
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:15:54 GMTPatricia Walker, 55, a certified nursing assistant, in the apartment where she stays with friends.That’s the median hourly wage for the workers, mostly minority women, caring for older adults. Not surprisingly, the annual turnover rate is 40 percent to 60 percent.