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Yesterday β€” August 19th 2018NYT Health

Trilobites: Before You Flush Your Contact Lenses, You Might Want to Know This

By VERONIQUE GREENWOOD

Flushing disposable contacts down the toilet or washing them down the drain may contribute to the problem of microplastic pollution, researchers said.

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In San Francisco, Opioid Addiction Treatment Offered on the Streets

By ABBY GOODNOUGH

City health workers are handing out buprenorphine prescriptions to homeless people in hopes of getting them into treatment.

For Babies, Solid Food at 3 Months May Lead to Sounder Sleep

By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

Babies who got solid food early were sleeping 17 minutes longer per night than those that had breast-fed through 6 months of age.

Ask Well: How Do You Die From Leukemia?

By MIKKAEL A. SEKERES, M.D.

Though survival rates have improved markedly, a variety of problems can cause death.

How Karate Helped an Aging Expert Age Better

By KAREN WEINTRAUB

The ancient Greek karate style known as pankration offers time-tested lessons on aging well.

Report Finds Traces of a Controversial Herbicide in Cheerios and Quaker Oats

By MIHIR ZAVERI

The herbicide glyphosate is the world’s most popular weedkiller. There is widespread disagreement among lawyers, researchers and regulators over any potential links to cancer.

Report Finds Traces of a Controversial Herbicide in Cheerios and Quaker Oats

By MIHIR ZAVERI

The herbicide gyphosate is the world’s most popular weedkiller. There is widespread disagreement among lawyers, researchers and regulators over any potential links to cancer.

Any Weight Loss Can Be Healthful, but More Can Be Much Better

By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

Overweight people who lost 5 to 10 percent of their weight lowered their risk for metabolic syndrome by 22 percent. Those who lost 20 percent cut their risk by over 50 percent.

For Online Daters, Women Peak at 18 While Men Peak at 50, Study Finds. Oy.

By MAYA SALAM

The study, which looked at nearly 200,000 users, also showed that a man’s desirability increased with greater education. For women, it was another story.

Bleak New Estimates in Drug Epidemic: A Record 72,000 Overdose Deaths in 2017

By MARGOT SANGER-KATZ

Fentanyl is a big culprit, but there are also encouraging signs from states that have prioritized public health campaigns and addiction treatment.

Generation Grandparent: Singing With My Grandbaby

By PAULA SPAN

Researchers say that singing is among the most meaningful activities we share with children.

Phys Ed: Why Sitting May Be Bad for Your Brain

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS

Taking a walk every 30 minutes can restore blood flow to the brain when you’re sitting for hours.

Black Boys Feel Less Safe in White Neighborhoods, Study Shows

By SANDRA E. GARCIA

African-American boys “will expect increased scrutiny, surveillance and even direct targeting as they traverse whiter spaces,” researchers at Ohio State University found.

Should You Choose a Female Doctor?

By TARA PARKER-POPE

Studies show that female doctors tend to listen more, and their patients — both male and female — tend to fare better.

Matter: The β€˜Zombie Gene’ That May Protect Elephants From Cancer

By CARL ZIMMER

With such enormous bodies, elephants should be particularly prone to tumors. But an ancient gene in their DNA, somehow resurrected, seems to shield the animals.

Lyme Disease Is Spreading Fast. Why Isn’t There a Vaccine?

By KAREN ZRAICK

The only vaccine was taken off the market more than 15 years ago. As reports of the disease skyrocket, researchers are working on a new one.

Doctors: My Patient’s Sisters

By HELEN OUYANG, M.D.

It was vividly clear, in every touch and gaze, that a patient’s family had made the right decision.

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