New York Times

Texas Judge Strikes Down Obama’s Affordable Care Act as Unconstitutional

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 10:26pm
The ruling was over a lawsuit filed this year by a group of Republican governors and state attorneys general. A group of intervening states led by Democrats promised to appeal the decision.

In Battle Over Johnson’s Baby Powder, Asbestos Opens a New Legal Front

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 10:10pm
Johnson & Johnson says its product is safe. But asbestos, a carcinogen that can exist underground near talc, was a concern inside the company for decades.

What Is Talc, Where Is It Used and Why Is Asbestos a Concern?

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 8:44pm
Here's what you need to know about talc and the health-related claims surrounding it.

Q&A: Albinism Strips Pigment From the Body, Including the Eyes

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 3:24pm
The pigment shortage may cause eyes to appear pink or red. In fact, the coloring results from exposed blood vessels.

Ask Well: Is Eating Deli Meats Really That Bad for You?

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 5:00am
Even small amounts of processed meat increase the risk of colorectal cancer.

Breast Cancer Risk May Rise After Childbirth, but Is Still Low

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 6:36pm
Women who recently gave birth may have an increased risk of breast cancer that lasts about 20 years. But for most, the overall risk is still small.

Times Insider: When Investigative Reporting Means Seeking Access to a Subject’s Mind

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 3:56pm
Although I’d learned about psychiatric advance directives a couple of years ago, it took months to find people willing to speak openly about their experiences.

Mapping the Brain’s Genetic Landscape

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 2:49pm
Scientists have taken a step toward building a computer model of the brain’s genome, one that may help clarify the genetic roots of schizophrenia, autism and other disorders.

N.I.H. to Scrutinize Private Donations to Scientific Research Projects

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 12:07pm
After halting a controversial alcohol study, officials will enforce new policies to ensure that private support does not compromise scientific integrity.

‘That Way Madness Lies …’ Review: A Terrifying True Story, Ordinarily Told

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 7:00am
The director Sandra Luckow chronicles her brother’s mental illness. If this is a subject matter that has touched your life, you ought to see this movie.

Voices: Am I ‘Old’?

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 5:01am
As with beauty, the meaning of “old” depends on the person you ask.

Doctors: International Patients, Seeking Cures in the States

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 5:00am
Are they taking up beds that could be used for vulnerable domestic patients or are they bringing money that could be used toward other programs?

Women With Heart Emergencies Less Likely to Get Proper Care

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 5:00am
Women with cardiac emergencies are less likely than men to receive proper treatment when the ambulance arrives.

Christmas Is a Peak Time for Heart Attacks

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 6:30pm
In Sweden, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve were prime times for heart troubles.

Starting School Later Really Does Help Teens Get Sleep

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 5:48pm
Before Seattle made a change, students got an average of six hours and 50 minutes of sleep a night. Afterward, they got seven hours and 24 minutes.

U.S. Diplomats With Mysterious Illness in Cuba Had Inner-Ear Damage, Doctors Say

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 5:12pm
A report by the first doctors to examine Americans who suffered mystifying symptoms after hearing a high-pitched sound at the embassy in Cuba confirms that their condition is real.

Fetal Tissue Research Is Curtailed by Trump Administration

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 1:30pm
Studies that rely on tissue from aborted fetuses have pitted abortion critics against scientists who say the research helps millions of people.

Phys Ed: Is Aerobic Exercise the Key to Successful Aging?

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 5:00am
Aerobic activities like jogging and interval training can make our cells biologically younger; weight training did not have the same effect.

How Do You Recover After Millions Have Watched You Overdose?

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 1:58pm
Amid an opioid crisis, police and strangers with cameras are posting raw images of drug users passed out. For those whose bleakest moments now live online, life is never the same.

Can We Ever Be Truly Fearless?

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 5:01am
We’ve needed fear to survive as a species. But how do you not let the emotional response of the fear reflex run wild?

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