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Six to 8 Hours a Night May Be the Sweet Spot for Sleep
People who slept more had an increased risk for cardiovascular events and premature death.
Dec 5 8:29PM NYTimes

James Duke, 88, Globe-Trotting Authority on Healing Plants, Is Dead
As a scholar and government researcher, he did field work in remote spots, finding indigenous remedies, trying them himself and pouring them into books.
Dec 5 7:18PM NYTimes

Trilobites: What a Hungry Snail Reveals About Your Grocery Store Breakdowns
Pond snails can overcome warnings from their senses about what to eat if they get hungry enough. Sound familiar?
Dec 5 10:00AM NYTimes

At War: My Husband Was Hurt by an I.E.D. The Lasting Injury Was to Our Family.
After my husband suffered a traumatic brain injury while deployed in Afghanistan, our family was never the same.
Dec 5 10:00AM NYTimes

Phys Ed: Nike Vaporfly 4% Shoe May Make Some Run Faster
Wearing the shoes makes runners more efficient than wearing other shoes, although not for the reasons many runners might expect.
Dec 5 10:00AM NYTimes

No Cash, No Heart. Transplant Centers Need to Know You Can Pay.
When a Michigan woman was told to raise $10,000 for a heart transplant, outrage spread on social media. But experts say wallet biopsies are common.
Dec 4 4:08PM NYTimes

Well : Even a Little Weight Training May Cut the Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke
Weight training might not just improve your physique it might help build a healthier heart, too.
Dec 4 10:03AM NYTimes

Accepting Alzheimer's, One Lost Memory at a Time
After my diagnosis, I silently held out hope that it had all been a big mistake.
Dec 4 5:00AM NYTimes

Now Mental Health Patients Can Specify Their Care Before Hallucinations and Voices Overwhelm Them
Psychiatric advance directives allow patients with serious mental illness to specify the treatment they want if they become too sick to say so.
Dec 4 12:18AM NYTimes

The Placenta, an Afterthought No Longer
An ephemeral organ, long dismissed merely as afterbirth, increasingly is viewed as critical to understanding the health and course of pregnancy.
Dec 3 8:10PM NYTimes

Personal Health: The Secret to Good Health May Be a Walk in the Park
In Minneapolis-St. Paul, the nation's healthiest urban region, almost everyone lives within a 10-minute walk of a good public park. Shouldn't we all?
Dec 3 6:39PM NYTimes

How to Prevent Nasty Stomach Bugs This Winter? More Bleach.
It can survive on surfaces for days, is tricky to kill, and is the source of most stomach bugs in America. It's norovirus, and we're headed into prime season. Here's how to beat it.
Dec 3 4:08PM NYTimes

Blacks Are Less Likely Than Whites to Get Treatment for Heart Disorder
African-Americans are less likely than whites to get the newest stroke-preventing medicines for atrial fibrillation, a new study found.
Dec 3 3:59PM NYTimes

The New Health Care: Why Hospitals Should Let You Sleep
Frequent disruptions are more than just annoying for patients. They can also cause harm.
Dec 3 10:00AM NYTimes

The Checkup: Drink or Breathe? Babies Have to Do Both
Small children are especially vulnerable to dehydration, and it's not only stomach bugs that are a problem. Upper respiratory infections can make it difficult for them to drink.
Dec 3 10:00AM NYTimes

Past Tense: Loss and Bravery: Intimate Snapshots From the First Decade of the AIDS Crisis
Covering the tragic escalation of an epidemic
Dec 1 11:33PM NYTimes

Kevin Love Calls Speaking Out on Mental Health 'the Biggest Thing' in His Career
The N.B.A.
Nov 30 11:27PM NYTimes

gender letter: South Korean Women Smash Makeup, and Patriarchy
The movement is called Escape the Corset. Plus: Jameela Jamil's social media campaign against those weight loss teas and remembering Harvey Milk.
Nov 30 3:52PM NYTimes

Why New York Lags So Far Behind on Natural Childbirth
Texas has 70 free-standing birthing centers; New York has three. In the city, where Mount Sinai West's birthing center will soon close, money is one big factor.
Nov 30 10:00AM NYTimes

Ask Well: What Are the Effects of Vitamin B12 Deficiency?
A deficiency of B12, if left untreated, can lead to irreversible neurological problems.
Nov 30 10:00AM NYTimes