Health: Interesting Stories from The New York Times


Here is the latest Health News from The New York Times.

Well: Think Like a Doctor: The Tired Gardener Solved!
Readers solve the case of a previously healthy 67-year-old gardener who is too exhausted and feverish to garden.

Well: After a Stroke at Age 30, Making Our Own Luck
After my 30-year-old husband had a stroke, I wondered: Had I really needed to revel in my good fortune, gloating before the gods?

Well: Ask Well: Why Do Mosquito Bites Itch?
A reader asks: Why do mosquito bites itch?

Well: The Weekly Health Quiz: Sunscreen, a Superbug and Computer Vision Syndrome
Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.

Well: After a Fire, Jump-Starting a Bushwick Dojo
The community rallied around Kanku-Dai Zanshin Dojo, donating space and equipment, before it reopened at its new location in Brooklyn.

Character: Downward Facing Dog and High Heels
At 97, Tao Porchon-Lynch is still teaching yoga, enjoying wine, driving and entering dance contests.

Well: Migraines Tied to Increased Risk of Heart Problems
Women with migraines were more likely to have heart attacks and strokes than women who didn’t have the painful headaches.

Well: An Artist Takes On Cancer
A video uses mesmerizing imagery to explore cancer treatment, the fear of death and the hope for a cure.

Well: Using Meditation to Help Close the Achievement Gap
When a troubled school taught students Transcendental Meditation, suspensions dropped and attendance and students’ grade point averages rose.

Well: Think Like a Doctor: The Tired Gardener
What is wrong with a lively 67-year-old gardener who develops a daily fever and shaking chills along with chest pain and a dry cough?

Well: Talking About Male Rape
In his new book, “On Being Raped,” Raymond M. Douglas writes publicly for the first time about being brutally beaten and raped at the age of 18 by a familiar parish priest.

Well: How Much Do You Want to Know About Your Cancer?
One of the biggest problems we face as oncologists is that we often can’t figure out what our patients would like to know about their prognosis. Even when we ask.

Well: Yoga May Be Good for the Brain
A weekly routine of yoga and meditation may help to stave off aging-related mental decline, according to a study of older adults with memory problems.

Well: Who Is to Blame When a Child Wanders at the Zoo?
The incident of the gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo is a reminder that closed doors and barred gates are like beacons to some kids, just waiting to be breached or climbed.

Well: Day Care Infections May Mean Fewer Sick Days Later
Being in day care as an infant increased a child’s risk of having stomach bugs in the first year of life, but it also had a protective effect after that.

Well: Computer Vision Syndrome Affects Millions
Blurred or double vision as well as burning, itching, dryness and redness can interfere with work performance.

Well: Overcoming the Shame of a Suicide Attempt
I know that admitting to my behavior and owning my story is the only way it can no longer own me.

Well: Your Face Is Beautiful — Do You Want It to Change?
Braces? Diet? When it comes to appearance, parents must walk a fine line between proposing a change and seeming to demand it.

Well: The Weekly Health Quiz: Nightmares, Back Pain and a Dangerous Sport
Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.

Well: We Lost Our Soldier, but We’re Still an Intact Family
Like many military widows, I want to defend my family to those who assume I am single because of infidelity, abuse or neglect.

Well: Should You Take a Vitamin? Do You Know What a Vitamin Is?
There are 13 vitamins that are essential for good health, but there is no real consensus on what they actually do and exactly how much of them we truly need.

Well: Kids on the Run
Programs like the Million Kid Run that make running a group activity encourage fitness, new research suggests.

Well: After a Cancer Diagnosis, Reversing Roles With My Mother
I’d become my mother’s travel guide in this new country of illness.

Well: Doctors Getting ‘Pimped’
Medical training’s emphasis on demonstrating how many facts we know — typically in front of colleagues, nurses, patients and families — is problematic.

Well: A Low-Salt Diet May Be Bad for the Heart
A diet that’s too low in sodium may actually increase the risk for heart attacks and stroke.

Well: Opioids Often Ineffective for Low Back Pain
The magnitude of relief did not reach the level the researchers defined as clinically effective, little different from drugs like aspirin.

Well: The Breakup Marathon
A romantic breakup or divorce is a traumatic event. Some runners channel that into running better, faster or longer.

Well: The Other Bathroom Wars
For people with disabilities and their families, the battle for accessible toilet facilities has been going on for decades.

Well: Parents of Deaf Children, Stuck in the Middle of an Argument
Should children be fitted for hearing aids and taught to speak, or should they use sign language? Or a combination of both?

Well: Walkable Neighborhoods Cut Obesity and Diabetes Rates
Neighborhoods designed for walking may decrease the rates of overweight and diabetic people by more than 10 percent, a new study concludes.

Well: Parents Shouldn’t Feel Guilty About Training Babies to Sleep
Letting babies cry themselves to sleep doesn’t harm parent-child attachment, a new study finds.

Well: Ask Well: Should You Fast Before a Cholesterol Test?
Repeated studies have found no clinically significant differences between results from cholesterol tests done on a full stomach and those done after fasting.

Well: Lawsuits Over Baby Powder Raise Questions About Cancer Risk
Thousands of women claim talcum powder caused their ovarian cancer, but research into a potential link has produced mixed results.

Well: Supporting Children Who Serve as Caregivers
More than a million children as young as 8 are serving as caregivers to family members.

Well: What American Parents Can Learn From Chinese Philosophy
Look for your passion? Be true to yourself? That’s not what Confucius would say.

Many Readers Say No to Idea of Life-Extending Drug, but Yes for Their Dogs
“You can’t cheat death,” wrote a reader who echoed many responses to an article about drug tests on dogs to try to slow aging. But others said the goal seemed worthy.

Well: Who You Calling Cheerleader?
Stunt, derived from cheerleading, is gaining popularity in New York City public schools.

Well: Is Your Teen’s Introversion a Problem for Your Teen — or for You?
It may be harder to raise an introverted teen than to be one, says Susan Cain, the author of “Quiet.”

Well: How Much Do You Know About Raising Introverted Teenagers?
Take this quiz to find out.

Well: The Weekly Health Quiz: Potatoes, a Penis Transplant and Zika in Europe
Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.

Well: A Truce With My Aging Stepdog
I was the intruder who kicked him out of his daddy’s bedroom and wouldn’t let him lick the dirty dishes. But he doesn’t remember that anymore.

Well: Ask Well: Can Nightmares Cause a Heart Attack?
There are case reports of people with no previously known risks having a heart attack after a nightmare, though they appear to be quite rare.

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