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Birth Weight and Diabetes

2 months agoHealth : Well

African-Americans born at low birth weight are at an increased risk for Type 2 diabetes later in life, a new study has found.

Possible Risks of S.S.R.I. Antidepressants to Newborns

2 months agoHealth : Well

Researchers are finding more evidence that women who take S.S.R.I. depressants like Prozac and Zoloft increase the likelihood of a variety of health problems in their newborns.

Don’t Catch What Ails Your House

2 months agoHealth : Well

It doesn’t take a flood to encourage the growth of mold in a home. A moist environment will do. A runny nose, coughing and all the rest typically follow.

Just Add Farro

2 months agoHealth : Well

Wheat berries like farro, spelt and kamut are usually associated with cold weather. But they can be used for summer dishes, too. Farro is softer and good for stuffing vegetables. Spelt works well in salads.

Forming Attachments Near and Far

2 months agoHealth : Well

An unforeseen benefit of living with cancer is the intimacy it creates with individuals we barely know.

In Sickness and in Health

2 months agoHealth : Well

People make sacrifices for each other when it comes to health, just as they do with family and careers. When both partners develop cancer, it is no exception.

In Plastics and Cans, a Threat to Women

2 months agoHealth : Well

BPA worries scientists for a number of reasons, but evidence is gathering for one concern in particular: infertility.

A Tipping Point for Too Much Talent

2 months agoHealth : Well

What happens when you pack a sports team with top players at every position?

Growth Hormone for Children May Increase Stroke Risk

2 months agoHealth : Well

Childhood treatment with human growth hormone is strongly associated with an increased risk for stroke in early adulthood, a new study has found.

Ask Well: Are Spray-On Sunscreens Safe?

2 months agoHealth : Well

A reader asks: Spray-on sunscreen has airborne particles that can spread or be inhaled, or can get into one’s eyes. Is this safe?

Food and the Dying Patient

2 months agoHealth : Well

The medicalization of food deprives the dying of some of the last remnants of the human experience: taste, smell, touch and connection to loved ones.

Is Breakfast Overrated?

2 months agoHealth : Well

Researchers are questioning the assumptions behind morning meals.

What Is So Special About Iyengar Yoga?

2 months agoHealth : Well

This week the international yoga community said goodbye to B.K.S. Iyengar, a favorite teacher credited with bringing yoga to the Western world. One of his students, Carrie Owerko, a New York yoga teacher, talked about what makes Iyengar yoga so special.

Fish as Brain Food

2 months agoHealth : Well

Eating fish is associated with an increase in brain volume, but it is apparently not because of its omega-3 content, a new study of older adults has found.

Feeding Your Canine Athlete

2 months agoHealth : Well

Humans and dogs fuel exercise very differently. So if you're taking your dog out for a run, take note.

Talking to Men About PSA Testing

2 months agoHealth : Well

Despite recommendations against widespread screening for prostate cancer, many doctors continue to routinely offer PSA testing because it's easier than explaining the pros and cons.

Legal Marijuana For Parents, But Not Their Kids

2 months agoHealth : Well

Antidrug advocates say efforts to legalize marijuana have created new challenges as they work to educate teenagers and their parents about the unique risks that alcohol, marijuana and other drugs pose to the developing teenage brain...

Struggling to the Finish: An Insider’s Guide to CrossFit

2 months agoHealth : Well

What makes CrossFit appealing to members and confusing to outsiders is that it’s more than a workout — it’s a cultural identity. A new book on the subject may also only appeal to the initiated.

Picking Apart Objections to Eating Fish

2 months agoHealth : Well

Fish is good for you, better than heart-damaging red meat and even better than lean poultry. Even so, it is not a popular choice in the kitchen — but there are ways to overcome opposition to it.

Cool Summer Fish

3 months agoHealth : Well

These refreshing summer dishes include two kinds of escabeche. You can cook fish like sardines, petrale sole and Pacific cod, then allow it to cool and serve it with a robust sauce or a marinade.

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