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Inside Health
Ohio County Losing Its Young to Painkillers’ Grip
By SABRINA TAVERNISE 25 minutes ago
Overdoses have surpassed car crashes as the leading cause of accidental deaths in Ohio.
Medicare Panel Meets Bipartisan Opposition
By ROBERT PEAR 9:47 PM ET
President Obama wants to expand the board’s role, but opponents fear it would usurp the power of Congress.
Drug That Stops Bleeding Shows Off-Label Dangers
By GINA KOLATA
A $10,000-per-dose drug is being used in cases in which it was not rigorously tested 97 percent of the time, new studies show.
Come On, I Thought I Knew That!
By BENEDICT CAREY
Most of us think bigger is better in terms of font size and memory, but new research shows we are wrong.
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Well
New Lessons to Pave a Road to Safety
By TARA PARKER-POPE
Short of keeping teenagers off the road entirely, is there a way to make their driving safer - for them and for the rest of us?
Personal Best
For an Exercise Afterburn, Intensity May Be the Key
By GINA KOLATA
Joshua Lott for The New York Times
One study finds a hard workout’s calorie-burning benefits continue after the exercise is done.
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J.&J.; Profit Tops Estimates On Prescription Drug Sales
By REUTERS 23 minutes ago
Johnson & Johnson also raised its earnings forecast for the year, citing the positive effects on overseas sales of a weaker dollar.
U.S. Engineers Cite Lengthy Cleanup in Japan
By MATTHEW L. WALD 3 minutes ago
Veterans of the Three Mile Island cleanup said that a much larger task faced the Japanese engineers who are trying contain and secure the damaged Fukushima Daiichi reactors.
Vegan Promoter Uses Photos of Meat and Dairy Items, and Fury Follows
By JOHN COLLINS RUDOLF
A San Francisco-based “vegetarian lifestyle” magazine and Web site acknowledged that it regularly used images of meat and dairy-filled foods to accompany vegan-themed articles and recipes.
Books on Science
Eighty Years Along, a Longevity Study Still Has Ground to Cover
By KATHERINE BOUTON
Researchers find conscientiousness might be the key to a long life.
Excerpt From ‘The Longevity Project’
Global Update
Syria: Fighting the Fungi That Threaten Wheat
By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
A conference in Syria will try to develop a battle plan against the fungi that has damaged wheat grown in a broad ribbon of dry climate from Morocco to northern India.
Vital Signs
Exercise: Fewer Healthy Habits for Young Mothers
By RONI CARYN RABIN
A study finds young women with small children exercise less than other women their age and don’t eat as well.
Vital Signs
Hazards: More Culprits in Hair Loss Than Just the Salon
By RONI CARYN RABIN
Researchers found extensive hair loss to be common in black women, especially those with Type 2 diabetes and bacterial scalp infections and those who had worn braids, weaves or extensions.
Recipes for Health
Majorcan Bread and Vegetable Soup
By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN
Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times
Add a poached egg to this traditional soup for an even more substantial meal.
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Vital Signs
Patterns: Treating Other Conditions May Stave Off Alzheimer’s, Study Finds
By RONI CARYN RABIN
Among those participants with vascular problems, those who received care were almost 40 percent less likely to develop Alzheimer’s than those who did not.
Views
Rabbis Sound an Alarm Over Eating Disorders
By RONI CARYN RABIN
Pressure to marry young and be all things to all people contributes to a problem, rabbinic leaders say, and a stigma against mental health problems complicates treatment.
Post a Comment | Health Guide: Anorexia »
Essay: Is This the Poster Food for a Radiation Menace?
Patient Voices: Obscure, and Often Devastating
Books: Defending Vaccination Once Again, With Feeling
Side Sleeping to Reduce Snoring
April 18, 2011
New Mothers Have Worse Health Habits
April 18, 2011
Cooking With Sprouted Brown Rice
April 15, 2011
What's the Best Exercise?
April 15, 2011
Hypnosis as a Health Option
April 15, 2011
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Personal Health
The Nose May Not Know What It’s Missing
By JANE E. BRODY
Smell and taste disorders can affect more than the ability to “smell the roses” in life and to enjoy food.
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Really?
The Claim: To Reduce Snoring, Try Sleeping on Your Side
By ANAHAD O'CONNOR
Advice long given to snorers may not work for everyone.
Times Essentials
Reporter’s File
A Generation of Autism, Coming of Age
By AMY LENNARD GOEHNER
A half million children with autism will enter adulthood in the next decade. How will they be cared for?
Ask the Experts About Autism
Dr. Fred Volkmar of the Yale Child Study Center and Dr. Lisa Wiesner respond to reader questions about autism.
Alzheimer's, Redefined
April 19, 2011 8:35 AM ET
'Ask Medicare' 2.0
April 18, 2011
Dignity Lost in the E.R.
April 15, 2011
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Interactive Feature
The Weekly Heath Quiz
In the news: Allergies, sugar and exercising for two. Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.
Multimedia
Interactive Feature
Patient Voices: Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease
A genetic disease that causes weakness in the hands, arms, feet and legs, C.M.T. can cause difficulty walking and performing tasks.
This Week's Health Industry News
April 18, 2011
J. & J. Unit Recalls Epilepsy Drug
April 14, 2011
How to Mend Medicare
April 13, 2011
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Inside Health
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Patient Voices: Autism
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Picture Your Life After Cancer
Nutrition
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Decoding Your Health
Cancer Journal
One Man’s Story of Living With Prostate Cancer
Multimedia
Patient Voices: MS
Multimedia
Patient Voices: Bipolar Disorder
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Patient Voices: Pancreatic Cancer
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Patient Voices: Migraine
Money & Policy »
Resistance to Jaitapur Nuclear Plant Grows in India
By VIKAS BAJAJ
As a nuclear disaster unfolds in distant Japan, a growing number of Indian scientists, academics and others have expressed concern about plans for a coastal nuclear plant.
As Generics Near, Makers Tweak Erectile Drugs
Lobbyists Won Key Concessions in Budget Deal
Japanese Officials on Defensive as Nuclear Alert Level Rises
Research »
Study Warns of Tainted Meat
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Half of the meat and poultry sold in supermarkets may be tainted with Staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria that can make people sick, a new report suggests.
Study Ties Suicide Rate in Work Force to Economy
Group Faults the F.D.A. on Oversight of Devices
Screening Prostates at Any Age
Fitness & Nutrition »
Recipes for Health
Apple-Spice Breakfast Soup
By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN
This soup, a favorite on a chilly day, can be served at lunch or dinner — with some extra yogurt, it makes a fine breakfast.
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Recipes for Health: A Bowlful of Our Daily Bread
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By WALT BOGDANICH
Articles in this series examine issues arising from the increasing use of medical radiation and the new technologies that deliver it.
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The Science of Living a Healthy Life
The truth about exercise and weight loss, adventures in estrogen replacement and what research shows about relationships and physical well-being.
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First-person accounts of patients' everyday challenges.
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