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    General Health The Challenge of Caring for a Stroke Patient – NYT – Health

    Kelly Baxter was 36 years old and had just moved to Illinois with her 41-year-old husband, Ted, when he suffered a disabling stroke that derailed his high-powered career in international finance. It derailed her life as well. “It was a terrible shock, especially in such a young, healthy, …...
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    General Health Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Tied to Dementia – The New York Times

    Hormone therapy for prostate cancer is associated with an increased risk for dementia, a new study has found. Androgen deprivation therapy, or A.D.T., is used to treat prostate cancer of varying degrees of severity. It can significantly reduce the risk for cancer progression and death. The...
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    General Health 10 Medical Myths We Should Stop Believing. Doctors, Too. – The New York Times

    You might assume that standard medical advice was supported by mounds of scientific research. But researchers recently discovered that nearly 400 routine practices were flatly contradicted by studies published in leading journals. Of more than 3,000 studies published from 2003 through 2017 in...
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    General Health In her words: Teenage Girls and Dating Violence: Why We Should Be Paying Attention – NYT

    It’s no secret that intimate partner violence is a leading killer of women in the United States: More than half of homicides of women are at the hands of a romantic partner, according to the Centers for Read more via NYT – Health
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    General Health HDL Cholesterol: Too Much of a Good Thing? – – The New York Times

    I used to be thrilled that my blood level of HDL cholesterol, the so-called good cholesterol, was high, the likely result of my devotion to daily physical activity. After all, HDL, for high-density lipoprotein, acts like an arterial cleanser, removing cholesterol from blood vessels and preparing...
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    General Health Rapid Cure Approved for Sleeping Sickness, a Horrific Illness –

    Global health Parasites transmitted by tsetse flies travel to the brain, causing paranoia, fury and death. Until now, killing them required hospitalization and harsh drugs. Health workers, part of a mobile unit screening villagers for sleeping sickness in Yalikombo, along the Congo River in the...
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    General Health Breast-Feeding Is Good for the Mother, and Not Just the Baby – NYT – Health

    Women who breast-feed are less likely to develop breast cancer, ovarian cancer, Type 2 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis and may have improved cardiovascular health. Most women know breast-feeding is good for … Read more via NYT – Health
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    General Health It’s Not Just You: Here’s Why a 50-Degree Day in Fall Feels So Cold – NYT – Health

    It’s Not Just You: Here’s Why the First Chilly Days of Fall Feel Colder Read more via NYT – Health
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    General Health Phys Ed: Even a 10-Minute Walk May Be Good for the Brain – NYT – Health

    Ten minutes of mild, almost languorous exercise can immediately alter how certain parts of the brain communicate and coordinate with one another and improve memory function, according to an encouraging new neurological study. The findings suggest that exercise does not need to be prolonged or...
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    General Health Obesity Tied to Colon Cancer Risk in Younger Women – The New York Times

    Obesity Tied to Colon Cancer Risk in Younger Women The higher a woman’s body mass index, the greater her risk for early-onset colorectal cancer. Obesity is linked to an increased risk for colorectal cancer in younger women, new research has found. Colorectal cancer … Read more via The New...
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    General Health Vitamin D Supplements Don’t Lead to Stronger Bones – The New York Times

    Vitamin D Supplements Don’t Lead to Stronger Bones Taking vitamin D did not help prevent fractures, increase bone mineral density or prevent falls in adults, a large review of studies found. Vitamin D supplements do not help prevent fractures, increase bone mineral density … Read more via...
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    General Health Can You Screen for Early Pancreatic Cancer? – The New York Times

    Pancreatic cancer is best treated at the earliest stages, but it is hard to detect. Q. My father died of pancreatic cancer, and my understanding is that one of the … Read more via The New York Times