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Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:00:03 GMTJamie Palmeroni-Lavis plays with her son, Daniel, and husband, Rob Lavis, at Adeline Park in Rochester, N.Y. The couple traveled to the Dominican Republic recently and want to be tested for Zika before having another baby.Men and women who want to be sure they are Zika free before trying to conceive are being told they aren’t eligible for Zika testing.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:42:08 GMTDieting adults who wore activity monitors for 18 months lost significantly fewer pounds over that time than those who did not.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:30:02 GMTTurn a twice-daily chore into a moment of reflection.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 10:00:02 GMTNew guidelines for pediatricians suggest that even a child as young as 7 can express an informed agreement with proposed medical treatment.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 21:36:45 GMTStacie Al-Chokhachi, second from right, and her son, Dalton, who has Duchenne, at an F.D.A. meeting in April.The decision went against the recommendation of independent experts, and the agency is requiring an additional trial to confirm effectiveness.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:54:33 GMTDr. Thomas Frieden, director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, holds a photo with his infant son who developed sepsis 20 years ago.Sepsis is a leading cause of death, but many people don’t know about it. The Centers for Disease Control wants to make sepsis a household word.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:30:25 GMTFood dropped on the floor can be contaminated with bacteria instantly, regardless of how fast you pick it up, a study recently concluded.Researchers concluded that no matter how fast you pick up food that falls on the floor, you will pick up bacteria with it.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 04:03:04 GMT“Maybe in young children, we need to look at behavioral markers,” said Jeffrey Bridge, the senior author of the new research.The new research found that attention deficit disorder was the most common mental health diagnosis among children under 12 who died by suicide.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 21:25:34 GMTGlobal death rates related to pregnancies fell by more than a third from 2000 to 2015. But the United States has gone against the grain, new data show.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 21:03:21 GMTMark Zuckerberg, chief of Facebook, and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, whose private organization said on Wednesday that it would donate at least $3 billion over the next decade toward preventing, curing or managing diseases.The Facebook co-founder and his wife announced an effort to prevent, cure or at least manage all diseases by the end of this century.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:00:02 GMTA large new study found that having a vasectomy did not increase the risk of prostate cancer, a concern that earlier studies had raised.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:21:18 GMTA woman’s figure is isolated behind a wall of men’s eyes looking the other way.Having cerebral palsy means I don’t get sexually harassed by men. But it’s no fun being invisible.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:22:14 GMTLake Nona residents in the town center in a back-to-school event last month. Ultimately, the project will have about 11,000 homes and more than 25,000 residents.The Lake Nona development, a wide-ranging project, aims to create a city within a city, with housing, hospitals, office buildings, schools and shops.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 20:04:43 GMTMosquito control inspectors emptied standing water in Miami Beach last month.Many cases are likely to go unreported; few cause symptoms, and hundreds of women in Florida are waiting weeks just to get test results.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 20:00:15 GMTA child suffering from malaria in Tanzania last summer. Most of the more than 400,000 deaths annually from the disease are young children in Africa.Giving malaria victims a common blood-pressure drug along with regular treatment may save help lives, a mouse study suggests.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:57:14 GMTPalangkaraya, Indonesia, during the haze last year. A study estimated that 91,600 people in Indonesia, 6,500 in Malaysia and 2,200 in Singapore may have died prematurely because of exposure to fine particle pollution from burning forests.The vast number of cases were in Indonesia, where the government claimed last year that only 19 people died.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 10:02:20 GMTThere is much you can do to forestall it, minimize its symptoms and overcome the disability that can result.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 18:23:25 GMTKarl Meltzer, right, was congratulated by Scott Jurek, after breaking Jurek’s record for running the length of the Appalachian Trail.He covered the 2,190 miles in less than 46 days, shaving about 10 hours off the previous mark.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 22:10:56 GMTVeterans swimming with whale sharks this month at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta as part of their therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder.Veterans, and a growing number of psychotherapists, say alternative treatments can be effective, though some clinicians worry the science is unsettled.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 19:33:52 GMTWhen medicine fails, where can the sleepless turn?
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:27:26 GMTAt dawn on Aug. 12, a plane sprayed naled over a neighborhood in Miami. The insecticide is used to eradicate disease-carrying mosquitoes.The insecticide naled is sprayed to fight disease-carrying mosquitoes like the ones that spread the Zika virus. But many people fear the cure is worse than the disease.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 16:31:34 GMTAngela Dunn is a personal coach and receptionist for Weight Watchers International in College Station, Tex.A Weight Watchers coach offers members strategies for controlling snacking, eating out, staying active and, of course, dealing with unhelpful naysayers.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:41:14 GMTAlex Toussaint, a cycling instructor at Peloton in Manhattan, whose class is broadcast to thousands of riders.A new crop of boutique workout companies are using interactive apps to bring their cycling, yoga and fitness classes to customers around the globe.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 01:22:14 GMTAlison Phillips, left, who has multiple sclerosis, with her daughter. In the Brooklyn shelter where she lives, she cannot see the stove’s burners while using her motorized scooter.Advocates have been fighting for years for accommodations for people with disabilities, and the shortcomings have become more pressing.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 20:10:29 GMTWater rushed out of a chlorine contact chamber at a wastewater treatment facility in St. Petersburg, Fla.Rainfall from Hurricane Hermine added to the strain already being faced by aging wastewater treatment facilities along Florida’s Gulf Coast.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:02:02 GMTI watched Trump and the celebrity doctor with my patient, wishing health could really be that simple.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:21:25 GMTWith deductibles high, the tax benefits of a health savings account can make sense. But do your homework before signing up.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:45:45 GMTJanet Moeller, 81, competing in the swimming portion of the New Jersey Senior Olympics in Woodbridge, N.J.Many fitness-oriented older Americans, some who came to sports later in life, test themselves in local, state and national competitions like the Senior Games.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:56:45 GMTA reader asks: Are there any health drawbacks to drinking seltzer?
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:00:02 GMTI was not, nor have I ever been, pregnant – I’m just a well-fed woman in her 30s wearing an empire-waist dress.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:30:01 GMTThe EpiPen devices made by Mylan.The move could make the device available to patients with no co-pay. It could allow the company to raise prices while limiting complaints from the public.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:30:32 GMTGroups protesting earlier EpiPen price increases.Inclusion on a federal list would mean Mylan could keep its list price high — or even raise it — without patients’ complaining. But consumers would feel it indirectly.
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Thu, 15 Sep 2016 17:18:54 GMTFlint resident Teresa Teal with a “wall” of water bottles, created to protest Donald J. Trump’s visit on Wednesday, outside the Flint Water Plant in Michigan.The money is part of a larger bill that maps out infrastructure projects in 17 states. Its prospects in the House remain unclear.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 10:02:05 GMTA display from the Department of Agriculture aimed at helping people make healthier food choices.A recent commentary suggested that a low-carbohydrate diet would help control Type 2 diabetes, but large studies have yet to support the claim.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:00:26 GMTA woman seeking advice about the Affordable Care Act in Los Angeles in 2013.Officials say that up to 30 percent of the state’s two million undocumented adults could be eligible for the program, which could face serious hurdles as it seeks federal approval.