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Teaching Teenagers to Cope With Social Stress

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:28:56 GMT

High school students reported more confidence after completing an exercise intended to instill a basic message to help manage tension: People can change.

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Well: Are Wild Blueberries More Nutritious Than Farm-Raised?

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:30:47 GMT

Wild blueberries may contain different levels of nutrients than the store-bought variety, but both can be good for your health.

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Doctors: Breaking Bad News to Patients

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:11:43 GMT

Mikkael 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.

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The 4 Traits That Put Kids at Risk for Addiction

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:00:03 GMT

Early trials show that personality testing can identify 90 percent of the highest risk children, targeting risky traits before they cause problems.

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How High Blood Pressure May Hurt Children’s Brains

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:02:01 GMT

An 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.

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Birth of Baby With Three Parents’ DNA Marks Success for Banned Technique

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:30:54 GMT

A 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.

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What’s in Your Herbal Pills? Firm Promises DNA Testing for Proof

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:00:33 GMT

A 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.

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Phys Ed: Brain Benefits of Exercise Diminish After Short Rest

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:31:01 GMT

A 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.

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Sinosphere: Reported Spike in Maternal Deaths Spurs Questions in China

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:32:32 GMT

A 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.

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C.D.C. Advises Against Travel to Zika-Affected Countries in Southeast Asia

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:15:27 GMT

A 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.

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U.S. Paid Insurers Funds Meant for Treasury, Auditors Say

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:55:51 GMT

A 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.

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U.S. Just Made It a Lot Less Difficult to Sue Nursing Homes

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:14:37 GMT

A 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.

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Maine’s ‘Clean’ Medical Marijuana: ‘Organic’ in Disguise

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:56:53 GMT

Erica 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.”

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Should You Intervene When a Parent Harshly Disciplines a Child in Public?

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:12:20 GMT

The 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.

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A Woman Dies After Childbirth, and Her Husband Asks Why

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:02:12 GMT

Gilbert 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.

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Disability: The Deaf Body in Public Space

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:24:14 GMT

To communicate in sign language, I often have to break the norms placed on our bodies.

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Editorial: The World Wakes Up to the Danger of Superbugs

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:21:01 GMT

A 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.

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Meditation for Real Life: How to Be Mindful With Facebook

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:00:01 GMT

Sam KaldaTake a moment before you log on to your phone or computer to evaluate your intentions.

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Americas Region Declared Free of Endemic Measles

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:00:01 GMT

A 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.

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A Happy Spouse May Be Good for Your Health

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:26:00 GMT

Physical health may be linked to the happiness of your husband or wife.

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More Than 9 in 10 People Breathe Bad Air, W.H.O. Study Says

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:08:38 GMT

The 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.

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Fixes: Reviving House Calls by Doctors

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:21:03 GMT

Dr. 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.

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Researchers Make Progress Toward Identifying C.T.E. in the Living

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:50:11 GMT

Robert 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.

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Reactions: Letters to the Editor

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:53:58 GMT

Readers react to articles in Science Times.

Take a Number: Some Good News on Ovarian Cancer

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:50:40 GMT

The death rate from the disease declined in the United States by 16 percent from 2002 to 2012, among the largest reductions in the world.

Q&A: Organic Milk Will Wait and Wait for You

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:45:27 GMT

A different, hotter pasteurization process helps explain why organic milk has a longer shelf life than the other stuff.

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Chris Bosh’s Desire to Play Leaves Heat at an Ethical Crossroads

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:04:37 GMT

Chris 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.

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What Do Benjamin Franklin, Elizabeth Warren and Tim Duncan Have in Common?

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:15:35 GMT

Chesley “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.

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Follow the Leader(s)

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:00:50 GMT

When a leader tries to take a flock in the wrong direction, homing pigeons still find the right way home.

Personal Health: When a Spouse Dies, Resilience Can Be Uneven

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:35:49 GMT

Even those who seem fine often experience significant declines in specific aspects of physical and emotional health.

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A Toilet, but No Proper Plumbing: A Reality in 500,000 U.S. Homes

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:00:21 GMT

Dorothy 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.

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What Obese Patients Should Say to Doctors

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:51:48 GMT

Dr. 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.

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Why Do Obese Patients Get Worse Care? Many Doctors Don’t See Past the Fat

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:09:45 GMT

Sarah 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.

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Opinion: The Trouble With Tylenol and Pregnancy

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:30:14 GMT

The drug appears to increase the risk of asthma or developmental problems in children.

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Preoccupations: What I Learned From a Stroke at 26: Make Time to Untangle

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:36:24 GMT

After 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.

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Editorial: Health Care Deserves More Attention on the Campaign Trail

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:38:14 GMT

Why hasn’t the growing burden of medical expenses gotten more attention from the presidential candidates?

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The New Old Age: Wages for Home Care Aides Lag as Demand Grows

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:15:54 GMT

Patricia 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.

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