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Today β€” January 22nd 2020NYT Health

Having Children, Breastfeeding May Cut Risk of Early Menopause

By Nicholas Bakalar

Pregnancy and breastfeeding may cut the risk of entering menopause before age 45.

Treating Regret

By Dhruv Khullar, M.D.

Despite the pervasiveness of regret, doctors often overlook it.

Do Our Babies Need to Move More?

By Gretchen Reynolds

A study that used activity trackers to monitor babies found associations between infants’ movement and levels of fat.

The Nursing Shortage Is Threatening Our Care

By Susan Gubar

“It’s gone from the human touch to ‘get it done and get it billed,’” one nurse said.

Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak Forces Chinese to Rethink Travel Plans

By Amy Qin and Vivian Wang

A senior health official warned that the annual Spring Festival holiday travel rush would complicate efforts to contain the outbreak, as the official death toll nearly doubled.

Yesterday β€” January 21st 2020NYT Health

What We Know About the Wuhan Coronavirus

By Karen Zraick

A mysterious virus has caused an international outbreak of respiratory illness. Now the infection has arrived in the U.S.

Wuhan Coronavirus: C.D.C. Identifies First U.S. Case in Washington State

By Roni Caryn Rabin

A man in Washington State is infected with a new respiratory virus. Federal officials plan to expand screenings for the infection at major airports.

Deadly Coronavirus Outbreak Poses a Test to China's Leadership

By Javier C. HernΓ‘ndez

The new virus has killed at least nine and infected more than 400 people in China, with confirmed cases in the United States, Taiwan, Thailand, Japan and South Korea.

Rejecting the Name My Parents Chose

By Allison Gilbert

I was named for the main character in “Little Women.” Changing my name may be the most Jo March-like decision I could have made.

China’s Coronavirus Outbreak Tests the Communist Party’s Transparency

By Javier C. HernΓ‘ndez

The new virus has killed at least six and infected nearly 300 people in China, with confirmed cases in Taiwan, Thailand, Japan and South Korea. An expert says it can be transmitted by humans.

Before yesterdayNYT Health

China Confirms New Coronavirus Spreads From Humans to Humans

By Javier C. HernΓ‘ndez and Austin Ramzy

A top Chinese government-appointed expert says a mysterious respiratory illness that has killed at least four people can be transmitted by humans, heightening concern about the outbreak.

Rigorous Bilingual Training, Seen With a Tinge of Regret

By Perri Klass, M.D.

Observing how Chinese 2- and 3-year-olds navigated a second language, I wondered whether I could have done this for my children.

When Life Throws You Curveballs, Embrace the β€˜New Normal’

By Jane E. Brody

For patients with life-altering illnesses or anyone just getting older, it helps to roll with the punches and make the best of the here and now.

Eating More Vegetables Did Not Affect Prostate Cancer Progression

By Nicholas Bakalar

Men with early stage prostate cancer did not show benefits from a vegetable-rich diet.

Deadly Mystery Virus Reported in 2 New Chinese Cities and South Korea

By Javier C. HernΓ‘ndez

The spread of the pneumonialike illness to two other cities comes ahead of the Lunar New Year, when hundreds of millions will travel.

Supreme Court to Consider Limits on Contraception Coverage

By Adam Liptak

The justices will weigh Trump administration regulations allowing employers to refuse to provide access to birth control on religious or moral grounds.