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The Case for a Breakfast Feast

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:17:24 GMT

A new review provides the latest evidence to suggest we should front-load our calories early in the day to jump-start our metabolisms and prevent obesity.

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More Young People Are Dying of Colon Cancer

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:00:02 GMT

An X-ray of the colon shows constriction from a tumor.Younger Americans aren’t just getting cancer diagnoses earlier. They are dying of colorectal cancer at slightly higher rates than in previous decades, and no one really knows why.

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$417 Million Awarded in Suit Tying Johnson’s Baby Powder to Cancer

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 04:12:56 GMT

A Los Angeles jury voted the damages for a medical receptionist who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s talc for decades.

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Personal Health: Fat Bias Starts Early and Takes a Serious Toll

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:00:01 GMT

Implicit bias can result in discrimination against people who are seriously overweight.

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Voices: Maybe We All Need a Little Less Balance

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:00:01 GMT

In praise of the unbalanced life.

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The New Health Care: Sex Education Based on Abstinence? There’s a Real Absence of Evidence

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:31:06 GMT

A recent move by the Trump administration seems set to undo progress on evidence-based approaches to reduce teen pregnancy.

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Getting People to Enroll in Health Plans While Trump Attacks Them

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:21:57 GMT

“It’s pretty powerful,” Sharon Barker, an enrollment counselor, said of the administration’s frequent attacks on the Affordable Care Act, “and that’s what we’re up against.”Expecting little cooperation from the administration, counselors are starting earlier than usual to encourage enrollment in Obamacare, as they face new obstacles.

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The New Old Age: The Appointment Ends. Now the Patient Is Listening.

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:32:41 GMT

Sheri Piper visiting with her doctor, James Ryan, earlier this month in Ludington, Mich. With permission, Dr. Ryan records appointments so his patients can listen whenever they need to recall what they discussed with him.Patients often don’t recall what was said in the doctor’s office. Should you record the visit to review later?

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Marijuana Tied to Hypertension Risk

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:40:23 GMT

Regular marijuana users had higher rates of hypertension-related deaths.

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Worried About Your Eyes After the Eclipse? Here’s What You Should Know

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:39:26 GMT

People in New York City’s Times Square reacted to the solar eclipse on Monday. Most of them were protecting their eyes.You were warned about looking at the solar eclipse without protection, but you did it anyway. Eye specialists are ready to help.

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The Sweet Spot: My Boyfriend’s Gaining Weight. I Feel Shallow for Caring.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:32:16 GMT

We were madly in love and planning to get married. But lately I’ve been doubting my physical attraction to him. Is this reasonable, or self-sabotage?

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Take a Number: Hospitals Are Clogged With Patients Struggling With Opioids

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:05:50 GMT

Recovering drug users and supporters held a rally in New York on Aug. 17 to call for action against a growing epidemic of opioid abuse.As President Trump declares a national emergency, new data indicates hospitalizations for problems linked to prescription and illicit opioid abuse have risen sharply.

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Global Health: How to Prevent Deadly Infection in Babies? Good Bacteria

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:50:51 GMT

Dr. Pinaki Panigrahi, center left, in India. A large clinical trial has found that babies fed a certain strain of probiotic bacteria are much less likely to develop blood infections.A one-week dose of a probiotic isolated from a healthy infant’s diaper lowered rates of deadly sepsis in babies by 40 percent, researchers report.

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Skin Deep: Is This Treatment the Cure for Hair Loss?

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 19:42:34 GMT

Harklinikken, a Danish company with an extract to fight hair loss, has come to the United States, where it is aggressively opening clinics.

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Ask Well: Can You Sweat Out Toxins?

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:00:17 GMT

Heavy metals and BPA can be detected in sweat. But whether tiny amounts of chemicals present a health concern is unknown.

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Walnuts for Weight Loss?

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:18:40 GMT

A handful of walnuts may trigger parts of the brain that make us feel satiated.

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Guns Play Oversize Role in Rural Suicides

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:00:01 GMT

Suicide rates are higher in rural counties, according to a new study, and the reason is firearm use by men.

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The New Health Care: Preventing Teen Suicide: What the Evidence Shows

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 06:48:48 GMT

Playing basketball in Brooklyn. One difficult but effective way to prevent teenage suicide is to promote connectedness and limit isolation.Limiting access to guns, avoiding the glamorization of suicide and keeping teenagers connected would all help.

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The Night the Oxygen Ran Out in an Indian Hospital

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:08:16 GMT

A woman mourning the death of her 1-month-old son, Roshan, at Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur, India.The Modi government has been sharply criticized after children died when a vendor cut off oxygen supplies for lack of payment.

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Working to Close the Breast-Feeding Gap

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:16:51 GMT

Keturah Redmond, with her 3-month-old son, Karson, had hoped to breast-feed after giving birth to her first child in 2012, but experienced several setbacks. This time, it’s different.Black women are less likely to nurse their babies than whites and Hispanics. Organizations are trying to change that, both online and in person.

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Marian C. Diamond, 90, Student of the Brain, Is Dead

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:31:21 GMT

Dr. Diamond studying rats with the psychologist Mark R. Rosenzweig, left, and the biochemist Edward L. Bennett in an undated photograph.Dr. Diamond, a neuroscientist, challenged the long-held assumption that the brain is a static and unchangeable entity and examined Albert Einstein’s.

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Sperm Count in Western Men Has Dropped Over 50 Percent Since 1973, Paper Finds

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:15:41 GMT

Total sperm count among Western men fell 59.3 percent from 1973 to 2011, according to new research.Research that studied semen samples from nearly 43,000 men from 50 countries detected a sharp downward trend that is provoking broad health concerns.

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State of the Art: A Start-Up Suggests a Fix to the Health Care Morass

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:30:00 GMT

Aledade, a tech start-up, is working to reduce health care costs while improving care. The results are on view at two medical practices in southeast Kansas.

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Phys Ed: How Exercise Could Help You Learn a New Language

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 04:12:22 GMT

Working out during a language class amplifies an adult’s ability to memorize, retain and understand new vocabulary.

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