Migrants Willing to Pay Price Not to Change Diet, Study Says


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Global Health: Migrants Willing to Pay Price Not to Change Diet, Study Says
According to M.I.T., poor migrants within India stuck with their preferences even when nearly malnourished and though the local crop was much cheaper.

Well: Direct-to-Consumer Lab Tests, No Doctor Visit Required
Firms promise to help consumers spot metabolic red flags. Critics say the services persuade healthy people to seek unneeded treatment.

Well: A Doctor on Schedule, Rarely on Time
Everyone can tell when I’m behind. Every visit is pared to essentials. Paperwork is postponed, chatting minimized.

The New Health Care: The U.S. Is Failing in Infant Mortality, Starting at One Month Old
The United States does worse than about two dozen other industrialized nations in this crucial measure of public health.

Well: War Wounds That Time Alone Can’t Heal
Moral injury resembles post-traumatic stress disorder with an added burden of guilt, and requires different treatment.

Well: Early Puberty in Girls Raises the Risk of Depression
Those who developed breasts younger than their peers had a higher risk of depression, a new study found.

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 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.

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.

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: 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: 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.

Public Health: Expanding Medicare Would Solve Some Problems, Create New Ones
The Obamacare marketplace would inevitably be affected by the move, in ways that are tricky to predict.

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: 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: 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: 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.

The New Health Care: Why It’s Not Time to Panic About Cellphones and Cancer
Behind recent dramatic headlines, a small and not terribly impressive rat study.

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.

The New Health Care: Drug Prices Too High? Sometimes, They’re Not Costly Enough
For some of the most important drugs, the prices may be too low, giving rise to shortages.

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

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: 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.

Global Health: Private Sector Is Helping Puerto Rico Fight Zika
As Congress and President Obama argue over funds for combating the virus, donations of things like cash, condoms and mosquito repellent are being made.

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.

Huge Recall of Frozen Fruits and Vegetables After Listeria Outbreak
A processing plant in Pasco, Wash., has voluntarily recalled more than 350 frozen foods that were sold in all 50 states and Canada.

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.

Your Money Adviser: Rising Premiums for Universal Life Insurance Draw Scrutiny
Some older policyholders are going to court over double-digit increases that they say are hurting them financially.

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.

Well: Bad News Delivered Badly
Whether a medical judgment is optimistic or pessimistic, poor communication can upset patients who are already anxious.

Well: Diet High in Saturated Fats May Be Linked to Dense Breasts
Teenage girls who eat a diet high in saturated fat are at increased risk of developing dense breasts, a risk factor for breast cancer.

Well: Why Does the Physical Exam Stop at the Navel?
It’s like our patients are Humpty Dumpty, and the pieces are divvied out between different medical fields.

Well: Learning to Live With a Child’s Allergies
You read every ingredient in everything you buy. You come to know certain products so well that when they get a new ingredient, it’s like a friend getting a haircut.

Actions by Congress on Opioids Haven’t Included Limiting Them
The House and the Senate have whipsawed between ensuring access to narcotic painkillers and addressing the addiction epidemic linked to those drugs.

Well: Skin Problem? Websites May Offer Poor Care
Consulting a dermatologist over the Internet may have serious drawbacks, a new study suggests.

Well: What Should You Pay for a Child’s Guitar (Or Any Musical Instrument)?
We ought to put every object of child desire through its own wants-versus-needs test, one that inevitably ends with a question about how much is enough.

Well: Exercise Tied to Lower Risk for 13 Types of Cancer
The potential cancer-fighting benefits of exercise seem to hold true even if someone is overweight, a comprehensive new study found.

Well: Potatoes Tied to High Blood Pressure Risk
Eating potatoes four or more times a week may increase the risk for hypertension, a large new study has found.

Well: Where Does the Time Go? How to Keep Track
The time-management expert Laura Vanderkam explains how she records what she does all day, in half-hour increments.

Well: Is Your Food ‘Natural’? F.D.A. to Weigh In
Even the most educated consumer can’t know what the food label “all natural” means.

Well: Clumsiness as a Diagnosis
Though parents may be worried, the need for a diagnosis depends on whether the child is actually struggling.

The New Health Care: You Mean I Don’t Have to Show Up? The Promise of Telemedicine
Remote care can bring services to rural locations, and studies show the care is not worse than in-person treatment.

Public Health: Why Single-Payer Health Care Would Probably Still Be Expensive
To match the costs in other countries would require paying doctors and nurses far less and using fewer new and high-tech treatments.

Well: Coloring Your Way Through Grief
After several people close to her died, a grief counselor developed an adult coloring book meant to help people with all kinds of losses.

Well: Ask Well: The Downside of Smoothies
Do I absorb more sugar and calories when I drink fruits and vegetables in a smoothie as opposed to just eating them whole?

Well: The Weekly Health Quiz: Intense Exercise, Diet Soda and Things We Worry About
Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.

Well: Donating an Organ to My Son
As a physician and as a mom, I was used to solving problems. Now I just needed to say a prayer and be available for parts donation.

Senate to Consider 3 Proposals to Finance Fight Against Zika
Democrats and Republicans have been deadlocked over a request by the White House for $1.9 billion in emergency financing to combat the virus.

Judge Backs House Challenge to a Key Part of Health Law
A federal judge ruled that Congress never provided explicit authority for a program to help lower-income people pay expenses, but suspended the ruling pending an appeal.

Well: Pesticide Exposure May Increase Risk of A.L.S.
Exposure to pesticides may increase the risk for Lou Gehrig’s disease, a new study has found.

Well: Learning to Walk in My 60s
In 1951, at the height of the polio epidemic, I knew about my limp before I knew much else about myself.

Well: Giving New Doctors the Tools They Need
They say if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. I wonder, then, why my toolbox often seems so inadequate for fixing my patients.

Well: The New Performance Enhancer in High School Sports? Nutrition
More schools are starting to see nutrition as a critical component of athletic training.

Well: Out With the Old
It may be better to give up your bad habits all at once, rather than one at a time.

Well: Heavier People Don’t Die Young
People with a body mass index of 27 have the lowest risk of dying early, according to a new report.

Well: Diet Soda in Pregnancy Is Linked to Overweight Babies
Drinking one can of diet soda a day doubled the risk of having an overweight 1-year-old.

Well: Picking Up an Infection in the Hospital
Like most people, I had long heard about the dangers of contracting infections in hospitals. But I never took them seriously until I entered the world of the sick.

Well: Talking With Teenagers About Marijuana
Adults can use the evolving laws as a jumping-off point to talk with teenagers about how they’ll approach any number of dicey decisions.

Well: Can High-Intensity Exercise Help Me Lose Weight? And Other Questions, Answered
Which is better: high-intensity exercise or moderate endurance exercise? Do you have to cycle to get the benefits? Answers to your questions about the one-minute workout.

Well: Three Ways for Children to Try Meditation at Home
There are many apps, classes and books to guide children in meditation, but it is easy (and free) to start at home.

Well: The Mindful Child
New research shows the benefits of meditation for the elementary school set.

The New Health Care: E-Cigarettes Are Safer, but Not Exactly Safe
Nicotine without the bad stuff is the promise. But the new devices can push people toward conventional cigarettes, as well as away from them.

Well: Mother’s Day: The Aftermath
Brunch, flowers and hugs, and then it’s back to reality.

Global Health: A Malaria Vaccine Has Some Success in Testing
An experimental vaccine tested in varying doses provided 55 percent protection for one year to a few volunteers, according to a study released Monday.

Well: Worried? You’re Not Alone
Two out of five Americans are worried about something every day. Sometimes worrying can help solve your problems — and sometimes it just leads to more worry.

Well: Dehydration: Risks and Myths
For most healthy people, thirst is a reliable signal that more water is needed. But there are exceptions.

Well: Parents, Stop Feeling That Everything You Do Is Wrong
In lighthouse parenting, the goal is to balance keeping kids off the rocks with preparing them to ride the waves.

Well: Swaddling May Increase the Risk of SIDS
Advice to place infants on their backs for sleep is even more important if parents choose to swaddle them.

Well: Think Like a Doctor: Sick at the Wedding Solved!
What was wrong with a man who suddenly became ill at his brother’s wedding? More than 400 of you offered your diagnoses, but no one got it completely right.

Well: The Weekly Health Quiz: Prince, Food Labels and ‘The Biggest Loser’
Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.

Well: Ask Well: Taking a Daily Aspirin
Adults ages 50 to 69 who are at high risk for heart attack or stroke should take a daily low-dose aspirin to prevent both heart attacks and strokes as well colorectal cancer.

Well: The Family That Runs Together
As my family members sniped at one another on our way to the marathon, I couldn’t help asking myself: Why didn’t I just run this marathon alone?

Well: A Mother’s Lesson: When Memory Fails, Delight in the Moment
My mother wrote about her mother’s Alzheimer’s disease in this paper decades ago. And then it came for her.

Well: Yoga for the Showoff. Namaste.
Handstand classes are in demand, thanks at least in part to Instagram.

Public Health: Get Ready for Higher Obamacare Rates Next Year
Prices seem likely to rise, for a number of reasons. But don’t assume it means the Affordable Care Act is a failure.

Well: Pricing a Year of Life
“What is another year of your life worth?” Experts put the number at $50,000. Can patients like me — older people with recurrent disease — estimate the expense of a future year of cancer treatment to decide whether it’s worth it?

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