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Today β€” December 13th 2018NYT Health

β€˜That Way Madness Lies …’ Review: A Terrifying True Story, Ordinarily Told

By GLENN KENNY

The director Sandra Luckow chronicles her brother’s mental illness. If this is a subject matter that has touched your life, you ought to see this movie.

Voices: Am I β€˜Old’?

By STEVEN PETROW

As with beauty, the meaning of “old” depends on the person you ask.

Women With Heart Emergencies Less Likely to Get Proper Care

By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

Women with cardiac emergencies are less likely than men to receive proper treatment when the ambulance arrives.

Doctors: International Patients, Seeking Cures in the States

By RICHARD LEITER, M.D.

Are they taking up beds that could be used for vulnerable domestic patients or are they bringing money that could be used toward other programs?

U.S. Diplomats With Mysterious Illness in Cuba Had Inner-Ear Damage, Doctors Say

By FRANCES ROBLES

A report by the first doctors to examine Americans who suffered mystifying symptoms after hearing a high-pitched sound at the embassy in Cuba confirms that their condition is real.

Christmas Is a Peak Time for Heart Attacks

By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

In Sweden, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day were prime times for heart troubles.

Starting School Later Really Does Help Teens Get Sleep

By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

Before Seattle made a change, students got an average of six hours and 50 minutes of sleep a night. Afterward, they got seven hours and 24 minutes.

Yesterday β€” December 12th 2018NYT Health

Fetal Tissue Research Is Curtailed by Trump Administration

By DENISE GRADY

Studies that rely on tissue from aborted fetuses have pitted abortion critics against scientists who say the research helps millions of people.

Phys Ed: Is Aerobic Exercise the Key to Successful Aging?

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS

Aerobic activities like jogging and interval training can make our cells biologically younger; weight training did not have the same effect.

Before yesterdayNYT Health

How Do You Recover After Millions Have Watched You Overdose?

By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE, JULIE TURKEWITZ, JACK HEALY and ALAN BLINDER

Amid an opioid crisis, police and strangers with cameras are posting raw images of drug users passed out. For those whose bleakest moments now live online, life is never the same.

Can We Ever Be Truly Fearless?

By JUDI KETTELER

We’ve needed fear to survive as a species. But how do you not let the emotional response of the fear reflex run wild?

What We Know About Diet and Weight Loss

By GINA KOLATA

After decades of research, there are shockingly few firm conclusions.

Is Screen Time Bad for Kids’ Brains?

By BENEDICT CAREY

A study featured on “60 Minutes” is sure to alarm parents. Here’s what scientists know, and don’t know, about the link between screens, behavior, and development.

Global Health: In Remote Villages, Surprising New Measures Save Children With Malaria

By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

Malaria quickly kills toddlers. But rapid diagnostic tests, a new suppository drug and bicycle ambulances can buy enough time to get stricken children to hospitals.

Hospital-Acquired Infections Are Declining

By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

There were reductions in urinary and surgical infections, but not in pneumonia or C. diff infections.

MIND: Can We Really Inherit Trauma?

By BENEDICT CAREY

Headlines suggest that the epigenetic marks of trauma can be passed from one generation to the next. But the evidence, at least in humans, is circumstantial at best.

The Checkup: Why Is Children’s Masturbation Such a Secret?

By PERRI KLASS, M.D.

Parents and children have questions, but there is surprisingly little guidance available in the pediatric literature.

Personal Health: How to Foster Empathy in Children

By JANE E. BRODY

Research shows that we are each born with a given number of neurons that participate in an empathetic response. But early life experience shapes how we act on it.

Trilobites: Seeking Clues to Longevity in Lonesome George’s Genes

By STEPH YIN

The giant tortoise lived for more than a century, carrying genes linked to a robust immune system, efficient DNA repair and resistance to cancer.

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