Last Build Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2010 07:33:40 GMTCopyright: Copyright 2010 The New York Times Company
Thu, 11 Nov 2010 07:31:10 GMTDesigned to cover half the surface area of a pack, new proposed labels are meant to vividly remind smokers of tobacco’s dangers.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 15:16:07 GMTCaregivers of veterans report greater difficulties than do those of other disabled adults.
Thu, 11 Nov 2010 07:28:20 GMTPsychiatry has been revived in China, but mental health remains a medical backwater, desperately short of financing, practitioners and esteem.
Thu, 11 Nov 2010 06:20:02 GMTAs recent lawsuits suggest a long-term risk, doctors and drug makers are debating the use of osteoporosis drugs.
Thu, 11 Nov 2010 04:30:05 GMTDr. Siddhartha Mukherjee writes a “biography” of cancer and of those who have fought it throughout history.
Thu, 11 Nov 2010 05:00:39 GMTFor some of the terminally ill, creating a space that embodies their deepest longings is part of saying goodbye.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 06:19:46 GMTThis spicy carrot cake is less sweet and cloying than the traditional kind.
Thu, 11 Nov 2010 06:48:25 GMTTightening the security of vulnerable public health laboratories in East Africa is a “security imperative,” a Defense Department official said.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 19:29:51 GMTA new study suggests that the high school students who spend the most time texting or on social network sites are at risk for a host of worrisome behaviors.
Thu, 11 Nov 2010 06:20:22 GMTWith its weekend retreats, Casting for Recovery, a nonprofit program, helps create a healing environment for women with breast cancer.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 08:08:47 GMTThe image of a mother handing her son a jar containing a fetus — a scene from George W. Bush’s youth — has stirred a debate about the psychological fallout of miscarriage.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 06:19:01 GMTFederal officials are issuing more waivers to try to prevent some insurers and employers from dropping coverage.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 08:07:26 GMTAs costs rise, employers are shifting the burden of health care contributions to workers in top salary brackets.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 17:56:39 GMTResearchers are trying to determine when and how the brain begins to deteriorate. If drugs can be given sooner, they say, treatment might be more successful.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 19:38:21 GMTSome advances are unpredictable, but others we see coming. We’re still waiting on gene therapy, though.
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 06:30:17 GMTTo battle glioblastoma, a brain tumor that fights off every known therapy, doctors are delivering drugs through blood vessels that go into the head.
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 06:30:17 GMTScientists are focusing on epigenetics, the study of how people’s genes adapt to experience and environment, in exploring the causes of mental disorders.
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 06:30:17 GMTSuccess of a gel that is used before intercourse (and without a partner knowing) has energized a field. Trials are set to begin for pills and a vaginal ring.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 07:01:04 GMTThe country plans to immunize its entire population after an outbreak that killed 104 people and left 201 paralyzed.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 06:16:41 GMTThe federal government is beginning to crack down on company officials, hoping the threat of jail time can compel compliance.
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 07:20:19 GMTAfter Hurricane Tomas dumped several inches of rain, authorities are concerned that the outbreak could grow.
Fri, 05 Nov 2010 05:20:03 GMTMore and more patients struggle daily with the side effects of the very treatments that keep them alive.
Tue, 02 Nov 2010 17:09:44 GMTThe campaign has been all about irreconcilable differences, but recent research suggests that several psychological factors will be pushing the parties toward engagement instead of name-calling and nastiness.
Tue, 02 Nov 2010 18:12:40 GMTWhere 60 percent of Native children 2 to 5 have untreated decay, the American Dental Association opposes the use of certified dental therapists.
Tue, 02 Nov 2010 06:07:23 GMTA new study examines how doctors and nurses can help Muslim patients when the traditional health care system cannot accommodate their traditions.
Wed, 27 Oct 2010 20:15:09 GMTRegulators say that GlaxoSmithKline, the British drug giant, knowingly sold tainted baby ointment and an ineffective antidepressant.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 21:01:37 GMTChef Michael Anthony of New York's Gramercy Tavern offers a bounty of fall vegetable recipes for the Thanksgiving table.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 17:20:06 GMTSometimes I see a patient out and about in the real world following treatment in the hospital. Every time they appear to me like a mythical being, someone newly human just formed out of clay, writes nurse Theresa Brown.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 05:01:35 GMTThat question has long gripped physiologists and nutritionists.
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 20:32:52 GMTOver the years in my quest to lose weight, friends, family members and strangers have been generous with their advice. But I've learned that the only person I should be listening to is myself.
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 18:55:58 GMTWith a husband who is a vegetarian and a son who requires gluten-free food, Sylvana Nardone has learned that cooking challenges can boost creativity in the kitchen.
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 14:00:57 GMTThe National Transportation Safety Board plans a two-day gathering to examine a problem many adult children know all too well.
Fri, 05 Nov 2010 22:41:31 GMTIn a special section, The Times examines money management strategies for the so-called sandwich generation.
Fri, 05 Nov 2010 20:58:06 GMTIn Oregon, an innovative program certifies businesses as "elder-friendly."
Thu, 11 Nov 2010 00:18:15 GMTThe analysis was issued as Medicare decides whether to pay for the expensive drug, Provenge.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 21:06:31 GMTPhiladelphia and Chicago have been eying New York's vegetable and fruit cart program.
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 21:27:46 GMTA Kaiser Foundation survey showed the health care came in fourth as a reason for voting in the midterm elections.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 06:21:37 GMTPeppery arugula contrasts sharply with sweet carrots and a nutty dressing.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 22:11:24 GMTIf you’re trying to eat less meat but miss chunky tomato sauce, you’ll appreciate the finely diced carrots in this one.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 18:23:13 GMTBitter herbs offset sweet carrots in this dish, inspired by roasted carrot antipasta.
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 19:03:25 GMTUnlike many other vegetables rich in beta-carotene, carrots are useful in both their raw and cooked states.
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 21:45:16 GMTThe Food and Drug Administration says manufacturers must do a better job of training operators, including issuance of warnings about high radiation.
Mon, 08 Nov 2010 18:23:22 GMTWhen sales of Domino’s Pizza were lagging, a government agency stepped in with advice: more cheese. This is the same government that, for health reasons, is advising less cheese.
Mon, 08 Nov 2010 21:20:12 GMTRepublicans acknowledge that they do not have the votes to repeal President Obama’s health care overhaul, but they plan to use spending bills to block some of its provisions.
Sat, 06 Nov 2010 14:30:24 GMTGovernment officials are considering financial incentives to spur the development of vitally needed antibiotics.
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 22:52:05 GMTResearch is not the risk-free business that might easily be supposed from the promises of scientific spokesmen or the daily reports of new advances.
Fri, 05 Nov 2010 18:27:13 GMTA trial has shown that early detection, using annual CT scans rather than X-rays, can sharply reduce deaths.
Tue, 02 Nov 2010 17:10:06 GMTScientists across North America are looking for signs of autism as early as 6 months in the hope of stopping the development of the disorder.
Tue, 02 Nov 2010 14:39:34 GMTIn a study of nearly 200 adolescents, about half of the subjects who recovered from major depression became depressed again within five years.