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Today β€” December 5th 2019NYT Health

7 Heroin Users Die From Flesh-Eating Bacteria in San Diego

By Michael Levenson

County health officials are asking the medical community to be on the lookout for additional cases of myonecrosis, a bacterial infection associated with black-tar heroin use.

Nearly a Third of Teens Use One or More Tobacco Products

By Jan Hoffman and Sheila Kaplan

While e-cigarettes are still the most popular, teenagers are also smoking other items like cigarillos — another worrisome sign for nicotine addiction, the C.D.C. says.

Dealing With Grown-Up β€˜Mean Girls’

By Rosalind Wiseman

Just as in the destructive patterns in adolescence, women can be both the victims and the villains in their adult relationships.

Working at Equinox: β€˜It’s Very Hunger Games’

By David Yaffe-Bellany

Working for the high-end gym chain seems glamorous, but for many trainers the schedule is unforgiving, the pay low and the turnover high.

Hair Dyes and Straighteners May Raise Breast Cancer Risk for Black Women

By Roni Caryn Rabin

A new study finds a weak link between coloring and straightening treatments and breast cancer. But experts caution the results are far from certain.

Diabetes in Mothers Raises Heart Risks in Children

By Nicholas Bakalar

Risks were especially high for heart failure, high blood pressure and blood clots among children born to mothers with diabetes.

Carolyn Konheim, Foe of All That Befouled a City, Dies at 81

By Sam Roberts

Finding her sons’ clothes speckled with soot, a history teacher was transformed into an influential New York environmentalist with pollution in her sights.

Yesterday β€” December 4th 2019NYT Health

They’re Smelly and Spiky, and They Need Bats to Pollinate Them

By Karen Weintraub

Researchers wanted to improve the fruit yields for small farmers in Indonesia, and hope their findings will encourage protections for bats.

25 Again? How Exercise May Fight Aging

By Gretchen Reynolds

The muscles of those who worked out looked like those of 25-year-olds and showed less of the inflammation that is tied to health problems as we age.

This Woman Wants to Help Regulate Your Period With Food

By Jessica Schiffer

Can dietary and lifestyle changes help women dealing with complex and confounding hormonal issues? Alisa Vitti thinks so.

25 Again? How Exercise May Fight Aging

By Gretchen Reynolds

The muscles of those who worked out looked like those of 25-year-olds and showed less of the inflammation that is tied to health problems as we age.

Before yesterdayNYT Health

Fake Meat vs. Real Meat

By Anahad O’Connor

Millennials are gobbling down plant-based burgers, prompting meat producers to question the health benefits of “ultra-processed imitations.”

F.D.A. Nominee Clears Senate Panel

By Sheila Kaplan

As a teen vaping and health crisis dominates public concerns, the Food and Drug Administration has been without a permanent commissioner since April.

The Beauty Myth for Boys

By Cara Natterson, M.D.

One of the biggest myths about the beauty myth is that it’s female. Adolescent boys suffer from unrealistic beauty standards, too.

Perry Hoffman, 75, Dies; Saw Family Support as Key to Psychiatric Care

By Benedict Carey

Dr. Hoffman established a family network to help people with borderline personality disorder, a support system that become a model for other conditions.

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