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Yesterday β€” October 19th 2018NYT Health

Ask Well: Are Some People More Sensitive to Drug Side Effects?

By RICHARD KLASCO, M.D.

Differences in the way your body metabolizes drugs might render you prone to side effects.

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Project Baseline Aims to Ward Off Illness Before We Get Sick

By ANAHAD O’CONNOR

Researchers are recruiting 10,000 volunteers to discover the earliest warning signs of cancer, heart disease and other killers.

Matter: Researchers Explore a Cancer Paradox

By CARL ZIMMER

Healthy cells carry a surprising number of cancer-linked mutations, but they don’t turn into tumors. What’s holding them back?

Living With Cancer: Flat Out: Rejecting Breast Reconstruction

By SUSAN GUBAR

After a double mastectomy, Catherine Guthrie wanted to retain her strength and challenge the idea of feminine norms.

Omega-3s in Fish Oils Tied to Healthy Aging

By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

Older adults with the highest blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids were more likely to be living without chronic diseases or mental or physical deterioration.

High Blood Pressure of Pregnancy Tied to Dementia Later in Life

By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

Up to 5 percent of pregnant women develop pre-eclampsia, which is tied to an increased risk of dementia in later years.

Overlooked No More: Yamei Kin, the Chinese Doctor Who Introduced Tofu to the West

Long before veggie burgers and soy lattes were fashionable, Kin was sent on a mission by the United States government to uncover the benefits of the soybean for Americans.

Where Has All the Tab Gone? A Shortage Panics Fans

By LAURA M. HOLSON

Coke is still producing the diet cola, but a major bottler has stopped distribution in its 14-state territory.

Coffee May Tame the Redness of Rosacea

By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

Women who drank four or more cups of caffeinated coffee a day had a 23 percent lower risk of the skin disorder than those who drank less than a cup a month.

Phys Ed: A Device That Makes Running Faster and Easier

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS

Men reduced the energy cost of their running by about 8 percent when they wore the new contraption.

1,495 Americans Describe the Financial Reality of Being Really Sick

By MARGOT SANGER-KATZ

“Do you pay the hospital bill or do you pay the utility bill?” Don’t count on your health insurance for serious illnesses, a new survey warns.

Florida Child Dies From Flu, the First Young Death Reported in the U.S. This Season

By MATTHEW HAAG

A child who had not gotten the flu shot tested positive for influenza B, state health officials said. The flu season has just begun, and flu activity remains low across the country.

Harvard Calls for Retraction of Dozens of Studies by Noted Cardiac Researcher

By GINA KOLATA

Some 31 studies by Dr. Piero Anversa contain fabricated or falsified data, officials concluded. Dr. Anversa popularized the idea of stem cell treatment for damaged hearts.

Voices: Hiding My Cancer Under the Hijab

By SAEMA KHANDAKAR, M.D.

After breast cancer treatment, I hid my bald head in front of my family to avoid painful conversations about my illness.

How to Harness Your Anxiety

By ALICIA H. CLARK

Research shows that we can tame anxiety to use it as a resource.

The Results of Your Genetic Test Are Reassuring. But That Can Change.

By GINA KOLATA

Laboratories frequently “reclassify” genetic mutations. But there is no reliable system for telling patients or doctors that the results of their genetic tests are no longer valid.

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