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The Sweet Spot: My Boyfriend ’ s Gaining Weight. I Feel Shallow for Caring.
We were madly in love and planning to get married. But lately I ’ ve been doubting my physical attraction to him. Is this reasonable, or self-sabotage? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: STEVE ALMOND and CHERYL STRAYED Tags: Dating and Relationships Weight Marriages Source Type: news

Voices: Maybe We All Need a Little Less Balance
In praise of the unbalanced life. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BRAD STULBERG Tags: Mental Health and Disorders Athletics and Sports Psychology and Psychologists Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Sex Education Based on Abstinence? There ’ s a Real Absence of Evidence
A recent move by the Trump administration seems set to undo progress on evidence-based approaches to reduce teen pregnancy. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AARON E. CARROLL Tags: Sex Education Abstinence (Sexual) Teenage Pregnancy Education (K-12) Birth Control and Family Planning Sexually Transmitted Diseases Source Type: news

More Young People Are Dying of Colon Cancer
Younger Americans aren ’ t just getting cancer diagnoses earlier. They are dying of colorectal cancer at slightly higher rates than in previous decades, and no one really knows why. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Tests (Medical) Colon and Colorectal Cancer Preventive Medicine Colonoscopy Youth Age, Chronological Deaths (Fatalities) Bowels Source Type: news

$417 Million Awarded in Suit Tying Johnson ’ s Baby Powder to Cancer
A Los Angeles jury voted the damages for a medical receptionist who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson& Johnson ’ s talc for decades. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Ovarian Cancer Decisions and Verdicts Johnson & Hazardous and Toxic Substances Suits and Litigation (Civil) Source Type: news

Take a Number: Hospitals Are Clogged With Patients Struggling With Opioids
As President Trump declares a national emergency, new data indicates hospitalizations for problems linked to prescription and illicit opioid abuse have risen sharply. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: STEPH YIN Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic Hospitals Pain-Relieving Drugs Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Emergency Medical Treatment Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Source Type: news

Global Health: How to Prevent Deadly Infection in Babies? Good Bacteria
A one-week dose of a probiotic isolated from a healthy infant ’ s diaper lowered rates of deadly sepsis in babies by 40 percent, researchers report. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Probiotics Babies and Infants Nature (Journal) Digestive Tract Bacteria Sepsis Clinical Trials Health Foods India Panigrahi, Pinaki Source Type: news

Skin Deep: Is This Treatment the Cure for Hair Loss?
Harklinikken, a Danish company with an extract to fight hair loss, has come to the United States, where it is aggressively opening clinics. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: COURTNEY RUBIN Tags: Hair Baldness Harklinikken Senna, Maryanne Source Type: news

The Case for a Breakfast Feast
A new review provides the latest evidence to suggest we should front-load our calories early in the day to jump-start our metabolisms and prevent obesity. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Food Fasting Obesity Diet and Nutrition Weight Diabetes Insulin Biorhythms Source Type: news

Marijuana Tied to Hypertension Risk
Regular marijuana users had higher rates of hypertension-related deaths. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Blood Pressure Marijuana Hypertension Heart Deaths (Fatalities) Source Type: news

Getting People to Enroll in Health Plans While Trump Attacks Them
Expecting little cooperation from the administration, counselors are starting earlier than usual to encourage enrollment in Obamacare, as they face new obstacles. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Health Insurance and Managed Care United States Politics and Government Health and Human Services Department Source Type: news

Personal Health: Fat Bias Starts Early and Takes a Serious Toll
Implicit bias can result in discrimination against people who are seriously overweight. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Obesity Weight Discrimination Diet and Nutrition Bullies Eating Disorders Source Type: news

In Tennessee, Promoting Enrollment in Tenuous Health Care Plans
Counselors are starting earlier than usual to encourage enrollment in Obamacare, even as the Trump administration works against them. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Health Insurance and Managed Care United States Politics and Government Health and Human Services Department Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Preventing Teen Suicide: What the Evidence Shows
Limiting access to guns, avoiding the glamorization of suicide and keeping teenagers connected would all help. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AARON E. CARROLL Tags: Suicides and Suicide Attempts Teenagers and Adolescence World Health Organization Source Type: news

The New Old Age: The Appointment Ends. Now the Patient Is Listening.
Patients often don ’ t recall what was said in the doctor ’ s office. Should you record the visit to review later? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAULA SPAN Tags: Wiretapping and Other Eavesdropping Devices and Methods Recording Equipment Doctors Patients Source Type: news

Ask Well: Can You Sweat Out Toxins?
Heavy metals and BPA can be detected in sweat. But whether tiny amounts of chemicals present a health concern is unknown. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KAREN WEINTRAUB Tags: Sweating Hazardous and Toxic Substances Saunas and Sweat Lodges Bisphenol A (BPA) Source Type: news

Walnuts for Weight Loss?
A handful of walnuts may trigger parts of the brain that make us feel satiated. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Obesity Diet and Nutrition Weight Nuts Omega-3 Fatty Acids Diabetes Source Type: news

Guns Play Oversize Role in Rural Suicides
Suicide rates are higher in rural counties, according to a new study, and the reason is firearm use by men. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Suicides and Suicide Attempts Gun Control Firearms Urban Areas Rural Areas Source Type: news

The Night the Oxygen Ran Out in an Indian Hospital
The Modi government has been sharply criticized after children died when a vendor cut off oxygen supplies for lack of payment. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JEFFREY GETTLEMAN and HARI KUMAR Tags: India Hospitals Modi, Narendra Deaths (Fatalities) Adityanath, Yogi Corruption (Institutional) Oxygen Politics and Government Uttar Pradesh State (India) Encephalitis Source Type: news

Working to Close the Breast-Feeding Gap
Black women are less likely to nurse their babies than whites and Hispanics. Organizations are trying to change that, both online and in person. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHANNON SHELTON MILLER Tags: Breastfeeding Race and Ethnicity Families and Family Life Blacks Parenting Infant Formulas Babies and Infants Source Type: news

Marian C. Diamond, 90, Student of the Brain, Is Dead
Dr. Diamond, a neuroscientist, challenged the long-held assumption that the brain is a static and unchangeable entity and examined Albert Einstein ’ s. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: WILLIAM GRIMES Tags: Diamond, Marian C (1926-2017) Deaths (Obituaries) Brain neuroscience University of California, Berkeley Source Type: news

Sperm Count in Western Men Has Dropped Over 50 Percent Since 1973, Paper Finds
Research that studied semen samples from nearly 43,000 men from 50 countries detected a sharp downward trend that is provoking broad health concerns. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAYA SALAM Tags: Sperm Research Hazardous and Toxic Substances Men and Boys Reproductive System (Human) Hormones Pregnancy and Childbirth Shanna H. Swan Mount Sinai Medical Center phthalates North America Europe Australia New Zealand Source Type: news

State of the Art: A Start-Up Suggests a Fix to the Health Care Morass
Aledade, a tech start-up, is working to reduce health care costs while improving care. The results are on view at two medical practices in southeast Kansas. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FARHAD MANJOO Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Kansas Farzad Mostashari Aledade Source Type: news

Phys Ed: How Exercise Could Help You Learn a New Language
Working out during a language class amplifies an adult ’ s ability to memorize, retain and understand new vocabulary. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Exercise Language and Languages Brain Bicycles and Bicycling Memory Source Type: news

Why Some Say the Eclipse Is Best Experienced in a Crowd
Human behavior researchers offer four reasons why it's worth experiencing totality in a large group, even if the toilets overflow. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: HEATHER MURPHY Tags: Eclipses Psychology and Psychologists Research Demonstrations, Protests and Riots Source Type: news

Trump Threat to Obamacare Would Send Premiums and Deficits Higher
If President Trump makes good on his promise to “ let Obamacare implode, ” premiums would rise by as much as 20 percent and the federal deficit would rise. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR and THOMAS KAPLAN Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) United States Politics and Government Federal Budget (US) Congressional Budget Office Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

Public Health: Obamacare ’ s Bare County Problem Looks Mostly Solved, for Now
With an announcement in Nevada, a market that the president said was set to “ implode ” shows yet more signs of health. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Health Insurance and Managed Care Nevada Centene Corporation Sandoval, Brian Source Type: news

Dr. Ruth Pfau, Savior of Lepers in Pakistan, Dies at 87
A German-born medical missionary, who discovered her life ’ s calling by chance, is hailed in Asia as “ a Mother Teresa. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SAM ROBERTS Tags: Ruth Pfau Deaths (Obituaries) Pakistan Teresa (Mother) Leprosy (Hansen's Disease) Source Type: news

Trump Threat to Obamacare Would Send Premiums and Deficit Skyward
If President Trump makes good on his promise to “ let Obamacare implode, ” premiums would rise by as much as 20 percent and the federal deficit would rise. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR and THOMAS KAPLAN Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) United States Politics and Government Federal Budget (US) Congressional Budget Office Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

Less Sleep Tied to Diabetes Risk in Children
The fewer hours of sleep a child got, the greater the risk of a higher B.M.I. and insulin resistance. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Diabetes Sleep Children and Childhood Insulin Source Type: news

Why Some Say the Eclipse Is Best Experienced in a Massive Crowd
Here are four reasons human behavior researchers say that you made the right decision to experience the eclipse in a crowd — even if the portable toilets overflow. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: HEATHER MURPHY Tags: Eclipses Psychology and Psychologists Research Demonstrations, Protests and Riots Source Type: news

More Than 500,000 Infected With Cholera in Yemen
The outbreak, spreading rapidly since it began in April, has killed about 2,000 Yemenis, the World Health Organization said on Monday. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Epidemics Cholera Yemen Source Type: news

Personal Health: When Sports Injuries Lead to Arthritis in Joints
In the rush to get back in the game, we may short-circuit the rehabilitation needed to allow an injured joint to heal fully. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Sports Injuries Knees Athletics and Sports Arthritis Exercise Osteoarthritis Source Type: news

A Cancer Conundrum: Too Many Drug Trials, Too Few Patients
Breakthroughs in immunotherapy and a rush to develop profitable new treatments have brought a crush of clinical trials scrambling for patients. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Clinical Trials Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Cancer Immune System Genetics and Heredity Tumors Source Type: news

Trilobites: We Need to Talk Some More About Your Dirty Sponges
A study of the bacteria that proliferate in kitchen sponges alarmed many readers. But do not despair, there are some simple solutions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JOANNA KLEIN Tags: Bacteria Hygiene and Cleanliness Kitchens Dishwashers and Dishwashing Immune System Food Contamination and Poisoning Source Type: news

Can ’ t Let Go of ‘ S-Town ’ ? Here ’ s What to Read Next
Mercury poisoning, poetry, tattoos and sundials: These are the stories that explore the podcast ’ s most remarkable moments. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAYA SALAM Tags: S-Town (Radio Program) Podcasts McLemore, John B Reed, Brian (Journalist) Goodson, Tyler Source Type: news

Deepening Rift, Trump Won ’ t Say if Mitch McConnell Should Step Down
Mr. Trump has trained his fire on Mr. McConnell, the Senate majority leader, for days, venting on Twitter about the Senate ’ s inability to pass a health care bill. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MATT FLEGENHEIMER Tags: United States Politics and Government Senate McConnell, Mitch Trump, Donald J Bedminster (NJ) Kentucky Source Type: news

On Washington: Trump ’ s Twitter Fury at McConnell Risks Alienating a Key Ally
President Trump has turned his Twitter fire on the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, but he desperately needs Mr. McConnell to pass his agenda. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARL HULSE Tags: McConnell, Mitch Trump, Donald J United States Politics and Government Law and Legislation Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Republican Party Senate Bedminster (NJ) Source Type: news

ABC ’ s ‘ Pink Slime ’ Report Tied to $177 Million in Settlement Costs
ABC News, a Disney unit, settled a defamation case with Beef Products Inc. this summer related to reports in 2012 over its low-cost processed beef trimmings. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINE HAUSER Tags: Beef Products Inc Suits and Litigation (Civil) ABC News Walt Disney Company Meat News and News Media South Dakota pink slime Source Type: news

Trump Plans to Declare Opioid Epidemic a National Emergency
The declaration would help direct more financial resources and attention to the drug problem in communities across the country. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MICHAEL D. SHEAR Tags: Trump, Donald J Pain-Relieving Drugs Drug Abuse and Traffic United States Politics and Government Democratic Party Opioid epidemic Christie, Christopher J Source Type: news

President Trump Escalates Criticism of Mitch McConnell as Majority Leader
For days, Mr. Trump has trained his fire on Mr. McConnell, venting on Twitter about the Senate ’ s inability to pass a health care repeal bill. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MATT FLEGENHEIMER Tags: United States Politics and Government Senate McConnell, Mitch Trump, Donald J Bedminster (NJ) Kentucky Source Type: news

Gene Editing Spurs Hope for Transplanting Pig Organs Into Humans
Geneticists have created piglets free of retroviruses, an important step toward creating a new supply of organs for transplant patients. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Genetic Engineering Pigs Transplants Organ Donation Cloning Science (Journal) Church, Frank Source Type: news

Your Instagram Posts May Hold Clues to Your Mental Health
From the colors in photos to the filters chosen, Instagram users with a history of depression present the world differently, a study suggests. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NIRAJ CHOKSHI Tags: Mental Health and Disorders Depression (Mental) Computers and the Internet Research Social Media Amazon Mechanical Turk Harvard University University of Vermont Source Type: news

The Dogs We Run For
It was hard to run after my dog died. Then a new one came into my life. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JEN A. MILLER Tags: Dogs Running Exercise Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Chair Yoga for My Funny Bones
Radiation, chemotherapy and steroids can render bones brittle, something I learned after I slipped on ice and fractured my pelvis. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SUSAN GUBAR Tags: Osteoporosis Chemotherapy Steroids Radiation Cancer Bones Source Type: news

Programs That Fight Teenage Pregnancy Are at Risk of Being Cut
The Trump administration questions the impact of the programs, but teenagers say they learn to say no to sex, or at least to unsafe sex. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAM BELLUCK Tags: Teenage Pregnancy Sex Birth Control and Family Planning Budgets and Budgeting Pregnancy and Childbirth Sex Education Health and Human Services Department Source Type: news

For Transgender Women, an Extra Dose of Fear
Many transgender women say they feel increasingly unsafe, and that “ passing ” is necessary for survival. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY ELLIN Tags: Discrimination Transgender and Transsexuals Health Insurance and Managed Care Women and Girls Testosterone Hormones Mastectomy Plastic Surgery Surgery and Surgeons Accidents and Safety Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Source Type: news

Stroke Risk Declining in Men but Not Women
Stroke has been considered a male disease, but it is very prevalent in women too, with a high risk of disability and death. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Stroke Women and Girls Source Type: news

Entrepreneurship: Heart and Asthma Monitors? There ’ s an App for That
Start-ups by young Berkeley engineers are marketing devices for home use that will help heart patients and asthmatic children manage their conditions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CAROL POGASH Tags: Entrepreneurship Electronic Health Records Medical Devices Heart Eko Devices Inc University of California, Berkeley asthma monitors Tyler Crouch Connor Landgraf Duo Aeris Charvi Shetty Knox Medical Diagnostics Berkeley (Calif) Source Type: news

Phys Ed: Exercise as a Weight-Loss Strategy
Pushing yourself during exercise sometimes affects appetite in surprising ways, a new study found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Exercise Weight Hormones Calories Source Type: news