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  • nieuwHormone therapy for depression: Are the risks worth the benefits?
    Many women going through menopause experience symptoms of depression. Hormone therapy may help some women avoid depression, but carries an increased risk of blood clots or stroke. A woman should talk with her doctor and carefully evaluate of the risk…
    - 17 hours ago 16 Nov 18, 11:30am -
  • Inducing labor at full term: What makes sense?
    A large study of first-time mothers compared inducing labor with waiting for labor to begin. Under certain circumstances, it found inducing labor may be safer for some women. A pregnant woman considering induction should discuss the option with her d…
    - 2 days ago 15 Nov 18, 3:30pm -
  • The introvert’s guide to social engagement
    Research shows that regular social interaction can lower risk for heart disease, depression, and early death, but not everyone is comfortable in social settings. If this describes you, there are still ways you can socialize without going beyond your…
    - 3 days ago 14 Nov 18, 3:30pm -
  • Is hand sanitizer better at preventing the flu than soap and water?
    In an eight-month study of toddlers in day care, researchers compared handwashing with soap and water to frequent and rigorous use of hand sanitizer. While the results were better for the hand sanitizer group, the study conditions may not reflect rea…
    - 4 days ago 13 Nov 18, 3:30pm -
  • Behavioral weight loss programs are effective — but where to find them?
    Behavioral programs (intensive diet and lifestyle change) work well for weight loss, but they are not common, and many are not covered by insurance. There are other options, such as creating your own program, joining a group, or using a smartphone ap…
    - 5 days ago 12 Nov 18, 3:30pm -
  • AFM: The scary polio-like illness
    Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is an illness with symptoms that are somewhat similar to polio — weakness and loss of muscle tone in the arms and legs — but with an unknown cause. AFM is more common in children and emerges suddenly, but there is no…
    - 8 days ago 9 Nov 18, 11:30am -
  • Personal sound amplification products: For some, an affordable alternative to hearing aids
    Personal sound amplification products (PSAPs) are devices that provide some measure of hearing assistance, less than that of a full-fledged hearing aid but at a more reasonable price, that may encourage more people to accept hearing assistance and to…
    - 9 days ago 8 Nov 18, 3:30pm -
  • Medical scribes let the doctor focus on you
    The use of medical scribes in doctor’s offices and other healthcare settings is growing in popularity. Using scribes is intended to shift the record-keeping responsibilities from physicians, allowing them to focus on patient care during visits.The…
    - 10 days ago 7 Nov 18, 3:30pm -
  • Mindfulness apps: How well do they work?
    The goal of mindfulness training is to enhance well-being by increasing your awareness of the world around you through sensory immersion. People who are interested in trying mindfulness meditation may want to consider starting with a smartphone app.…
    - 11 days ago 6 Nov 18, 3:30pm -
  • No more counting sheep: Proven behaviors to help you sleep
    Millions of people have trouble sleeping, or don’t get enough quality sleep. Changes to your daytime habits and pre-bedtime behavior can consistently help you get better sleep.The post No more counting sheep: Proven behaviors to help you sleep app…
    - 12 days ago 5 Nov 18, 3:30pm -

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  • nieuwWhy California’s Wildfires Are So Destructive, In 5 Charts
    The Camp Fire in Northern California has already been the most lethal and most destructive in state history, and it continues to burn. The death toll, currently at 63, is expected to grow — more than 600 people are currently reported missing. The f…
    - 7 hours ago 16 Nov 18, 10:03pm -
  • It’s Easier Than Ever To Get The Recommended Amount Of Exercise
    If you’re sitting right now, stand up. Walk a few steps or wave your arms in the air. Maybe do a quick dance move. OK, finished? You just did something really good for your health and well-being. That’s according to the latest Physical Activity G…
    - 1 day ago 15 Nov 18, 5:16pm -
  • Can You Stave Off A Cold With Willpower?
    cwick (Chadwick Matlin, deputy editor): :sniffle: Maggie, Anna and Christie, I’ve gathered you all to discuss the kind of question that could change EVERYTHING (and one well-timed for flu season): When I know it’s really important for me not to b…
    - 5 days ago 12 Nov 18, 11:50am -
  • We Know Breast Density Is Linked To Cancer Risk. But Now What?
    In most states, when a woman gets the results of a mammogram, she also by law receives information about breast density. That’s the degree to which a woman’s breasts are made up of ducts, glands and connective tissue versus fatty tissue. And dens…
    - 8 days ago 9 Nov 18, 4:11pm -
  • Who Should Recount Elections: People … Or Machines?
    You thought Tuesday would be the end of this midterm cycle? Oh, sweet summer child. Hundreds of close election results will likely still be contested after Election Day. Recount season is coming. And, with it, perennial debates about who should be do…
    - 12 days ago 5 Nov 18, 11:00am -
  • Only 6 Percent Of U.S. Terrorists Act Alone, But They Are Prolific
    Cesar Altieri Sayoc, a 56-year-old Florida man, was arrested Friday in connection with this week’s mail bombs sent to critics of President Trump. Notably, he’s the only person who has been charged. If that remains true, this will be regarded as a…
    - 21 days ago 26 Oct 18, 9:14pm -
  • How To Make Sense Of This Week’s Mail Bombs
    At least five prominent critics of President Donald Trump received packages containing pipe bombs on Wednesday, and several others received similar suspicious packages that are still being investigated. Law enforcement officials speaking to The Washi…
    - 22 days ago 25 Oct 18, 9:37pm -
  • Why Politicians Don’t Always Listen To Political Scientists
    For all the campaigning that voters endure every election season — ads on the TV, cheerful volunteers on the front stoop, dozens of slick flyers piling up in the mailbox — few of us will actually have a change of heart about a candidate or a caus…
    - 30 days ago 18 Oct 18, 1:53pm -
  • No, LaCroix Isn’t Poisoning You Like You’re A Giant Cockroach
    Two weeks ago, a hullabaloo broke out over a lawsuit alleging that canned seltzer from LaCroix contains an ingredient found in “cockroach insecticide.” Suddenly, the canned water with the cult-like following didn’t sound so appetizing. But ther…
    - 31 days ago 16 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
  • What Happens When Humans Fall In Love With An Invasive Species
    On a rocky strip of Lake Superior beachfront, the rites of spring begin at dusk and involve fish. Lots and lots of fish. Every year, like clockwork, slender, silvery rainbow smelt, each no longer than your hand, return from deeper waters. They arrive…
    - 32 days ago 16 Oct 18, 9:58am -
  • What Climate Change Taught Us About Hurricanes
    Cities torn apart. Thousands of people displaced. Impassable roads and a search for the missing and the dead in rubble that stretches for miles. Anyone reading the news following Hurricane Michael’s landfall on Wednesday knows how devastating a sin…
    - 35 days ago 12 Oct 18, 8:29pm -
  • Why We’re Stuck With An Inadequate Hurricane Rating System
    Update (Oct. 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.): Hurricane Michael strengthened into a Category 4 storm before making landfall around 1:30 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday. Hurricane Michael is expected to make landfall on Florida’s Gulf coast Wednesday, likely co…
    - 38 days ago 9 Oct 18, 9:14pm -
  • We Can Still Do A Lot To Slow Climate Change. But Will We?
    cwick (Chadwick Matlin, features editor): Hello, science crew. We’ve assembled to discuss the end of the world as we know it. I don’t say that to be melodramatic — the world is changing, and a new report out this week suggests just how drastic…
    - 39 days ago 8 Oct 18, 9:59pm -
  • Make A Flu Shot Your Halloween Tradition
    Last year’s super bad flu season is behind us, and the numbers are in — 80,000 people died from flu or its complications, and 900,000 people ended up in the hospital. Much of last year’s misery came from H3N2, a particularly bad strain of influ…
    - 40 days ago 8 Oct 18, 12:00pm -
  • Even People Insured By Their Employer Are Worried About Rising Health Care Costs
    It’s 2018, and Americans still want their politicians to do something about their health care. Which tells you something about Americans’ health care. Polls show that once again, health care is weighing heavily on the minds of voters this electio…
    - 43 days ago 5 Oct 18, 4:06pm -
  • The CDC Is Publishing Unreliable Data On Gun Injuries. People Are Using It Anyway.
    Graphics by Ella Koeze For journalists, researchers and the general public, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention serves as an authoritative source of information about Americans’ health, including estimates of how many people are killed o…
    - 44 days ago 4 Oct 18, 9:58am -
  • Why Humans Are Bad At Spotting Lies
    “Exactly how you’d expect a guilty person to act.” “Moving and credible.” “So coached and so rehearsed.” “Simply tremendous.” These are all reactions to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony on Thursday before the Sena…
    - 49 days ago 28 Sep 18, 7:00pm -
  • Science Says Toxic Masculinity — More Than Alcohol — Leads To Sexual Assault
    Booze-filled, chaperone-free parties. Teasing that crossed the line under the influence of alcohol. Relatively shy young men who became “aggressive and even belligerent” when drinking. Whatever the behavior of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaug…
    - 52 days ago 26 Sep 18, 10:00am -
  • Does CBD Really Do Anything?
    As marijuana is legalized in more and more states, the wellness world has whipped itself into a frenzy over a non-intoxicating cannabis derivative called cannabidiol. CBD products can be found on the internet and in health-food stores, wellness catal…
    - 53 days ago 25 Sep 18, 3:00pm -
  • Slow-Moving Storms Like Florence Produce Big Floods — And Are Becoming The Norm
    Hurricane Florence continued to ravage North Carolina on Sunday, prompting weather alerts for every county in the state. The storm moved sluggishly — it made landfall at about 6 mph Friday and had slowed to 2 mph on Saturday, dumping massive amount…
    - 61 days ago 17 Sep 18, 4:42pm -

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