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Short-Track Speedskaters Are Lopsided

15 hours agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

They spend hours torqued to the left as they speed around a tight oval. As a result, their bodies are asymmetrical, with much of their right sides bulkier.

As Some Got Free Health Care, Gwen Got Squeezed: An Obamacare Dilemma

President Trump’s efforts to undermine the health law have widened the gap between those who get government aid and those who don’t, deepening resentments.

Personal Health: Contraception for Teenagers

Although teenage pregnancy rates have declined, too many teens still use birth control methods incorrectly or inconsistently.

Günter Blobel, Nobel Laureate Who Found Cell ‘ZIP Codes,’ Dies at 81

Dr. Blobel, at Rockefeller University, discovered that proteins in any given cell carry signals that guide them to where they can do their beneficial job.

The New Old Age: America at Home: Grandparents in the Attic, Children in the Basement

Multigenerational and shared housing arrangements are on the rise, reversing a decades-long trend.

Man Crashes Truck Into New Jersey Planned Parenthood, Injuring 3, Police Say

A suspect was charged after three people, including a pregnant woman, sustained minor injuries in the crash. The authorities would not comment on a motive.

Still Talking After All These Years

At the annual meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the seminars covered the quantum hologram (huh?) and President Trump.

Fact-Checking Claims About Gun Violence and Mental Illness

Paul Ryan, Bernie Sanders and others stated facts and falsehoods in the wake of the Parkland Shooting.

Patricia Frustaci, 63, Dies; Septuplets Put Her in Spotlight

Her multiple births set a record in 1985, and they led to a medical ordeal, early deaths, a lawsuit and a flood of media attention.

Global Health: Lassa Fever Erupts in Nigeria

The disease, carried by rodents, is sometimes mild but can lead to hemorrhagic fever and death. W.H.O. has sent additional staff to help contain the outbreak.

Ask Well: Do I Get Enough Vitamin D in the Winter?

In higher-latitude cities like Boston, inadequate UVB limits vitamin D synthesis for at least a few months during the winter.

The Flu Vaccine Is Working Better Than Expected, C.D.C. Finds

A preliminary analysis finds the vaccine 25 percent effective against this year’s dangerous H3N2 strain, and twice as effective in children.

Diplomats in Cuba Suffered Brain Injuries. Experts Still Don’t Know Why.

After examining 21 American diplomats said to have been victims of a mysterious “attack” in Havana, medical experts found concussion-like damage but no obvious causes.

Transgender Woman Breast-Feeds Baby After Hospital Induces Lactation

The journal Transgender Health that they believe it was the first documented case of a successful experiment to induce breast-milk production in a transgender woman.

Living With Cancer: A Cancer Researcher Takes Cancer Personally

Dr. C. Anthony Blau, who has multiple myeloma, started a company to crowdsource an individualized approach to his disease.

Lena Dunham Says She Had Hysterectomy After Endometriosis

Ms. Dunham said that she had the procedure at age 31, but that doctors were reluctant to perform it on a woman of her age.

New York Will Investigate Reports of Gay Men Denied Insurance

Denying men life or disability policies because they take drugs to prevent H.I.V. is discriminatory and may trigger penalties.

First Blood Test to Detect Concussions Is Approved

The device may be able to quickly identify people with suspected brain injuries that could be widely used by the Pentagon and in sports.

Adam Rippon’s Second Coming-Out Story: He Nearly Starved Himself

Eating disorders among female figure skaters became a prominent topic ahead of the Pyeongchang Olympics as two young stars stepped away from the sport. Men are more hesitant to reveal their struggles, and Rippon hopes to change that...

Mind: The First Step Toward a Personal Memory Maker?

Electric pulses to the brain help subjects store memory, scientists have found. But the road to perfecting recall remains daunting.

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