New York Times

Anita Silvers, an Authority on Disability Rights, Dies at 78

Ven, 22/03/2019 - 23:46
A well-regarded philosophy professor, Dr. Silvers knew the subject firsthand, having had polio as a child.

Knowing the Right Time to Say Goodbye to a Pet

Ven, 22/03/2019 - 19:17
End-of-life decisions for animals are difficult. A veterinarian has developed a scale to help clear up the confusion.

Nonfiction: Drug Epidemics, Past and Present

Ven, 22/03/2019 - 19:06
Thomas Hager’s “Ten Drugs” examines the history of both the good and bad of medication.

Warnings of a Dark Side to A.I. in Health Care

Ven, 22/03/2019 - 18:10
Machine-learning systems could be a boon to medicine. But they also can be hacked to mislead, researchers are discovering.

Mind: Can We Get Better at Forgetting?

Ven, 22/03/2019 - 17:50
Some things aren’t worth remembering. Science is slowly working out how we might let that stuff go.

An Alzheimer’s Drug Trial Gave Me Hope, and Then It Ended

Ven, 22/03/2019 - 17:42
I was a small piece in the search to find a cure. Now I feel as if I’m getting erased, and medical science doesn’t have any answers.

Trigger Warnings May Not Do Much, Early Studies Suggest

Ven, 22/03/2019 - 16:29
Researchers found that the warnings, which alert people to disturbing material, may pose little benefit or harm to those who view them. But more study is needed, they agree.

For Urinary Incontinence, Try Behavioral Treatments or Drugs, or Both

Ven, 22/03/2019 - 16:05
Bladder training, biofeedback and other behavioral therapies may work even better in combination with drugs.

British Gallery Turns Down $1.3 Million Sackler Donation

Ven, 22/03/2019 - 14:17
“I congratulate them on their courage,” said the photographer Nan Goldin, after the National Portrait Gallery said it would not accept a gift from the family, which has links to the opioid crisis.

$1 Billion for Mental Health: The Reality of de Blasio’s ‘Revolutionary’ Plan

Ven, 22/03/2019 - 10:00
It has been difficult to gauge the effectiveness of ThriveNYC, an expensive and sprawling mental health initiative.

Ask Well: Why Did I Lose My Sense of Smell?

Ven, 22/03/2019 - 10:00
Impaired smell is common, particularly in the elderly, but in about one in six people, no cause can be identified.

Ties: My Temporary Hoarding Habit

Ven, 22/03/2019 - 10:00
When my daughter was hospitalized for cancer treatment, I began collecting leftover condiments and medical supplies in an effort to control something in our uncontrollable world.

Tate Galleries Will Refuse Sackler Money Because of Opioid Links

Ven, 22/03/2019 - 09:38
“In the present circumstances we do not think it right to seek or accept further donations from the Sacklers,” the group said in a statement.

Reports of Breast Implant Illnesses Prompt Federal Review

Gio, 21/03/2019 - 19:39
The Food and Drug Administration is taking another look at breast implants because of renewed safety concerns.

Living With Cancer: In Honor of Seven Bridges

Gio, 21/03/2019 - 10:00
As a patient who grappled with an ostomy, I grieved the suicide of a 10-year-old whose family said he was bullied for having one.

Sugary Drinks Tied to Shorter Life Span

Gio, 21/03/2019 - 10:00
“The optimal intake of these drinks is zero,” said one expert. “They have no health benefits.”

Psychic Mediums Are the New Wellness Coaches

Gio, 21/03/2019 - 03:59
A woo-woo profession is getting a boost from the wellness industrial complex. Seems … intuitive.

Global Health: A Twin Inside a Twin: In Colombia, an Extraordinary Birth

Mer, 20/03/2019 - 22:19
What appeared to be a cyst in a healthy fetus turned out to be an unformed twin “absorbed” early in pregnancy, connected by a second umbilical cord and still growing.

F.D.A. Approves First Drug for Postpartum Depression

Mer, 20/03/2019 - 15:54
The medication works quickly, within 48 hours. But it’s an expensive infusion and requires a stay in a medical center.

No Babies in Parliament, Danish Lawmaker Is Told

Mer, 20/03/2019 - 14:06
A century of Danish advances for women met a barrier when a legislator was told by another female lawmaker that her baby had no place in Parliament, setting off a debate about gender politics.