By NICHOLAS BAKALAR August 18, 2017 A handful of walnuts may be an effective weight loss tool. Walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and other substances and, in moderation, have been linked to reduced risk of obesity and diabetes. They may also efficiently reduce appetite. Researchers now may have found out why. They… Continue reading
Suicide rates are higher in rural counties, according to a new study, and the reason is firearm use by men.
The Modi government has been sharply criticized after children died when a vendor cut off oxygen supplies for lack of payment.
Black women are less likely to nurse their babies than whites and Hispanics. Organizations are trying to change that, both online and in person.
August 16, 2017 By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Learning a second language as an adult is difficult. But the process may be eased if you exercise while learning. A new study reports that working out during a language class amplifies people’s ability to memorize, retain and understand new vocabulary. The findings provide more evidence… Continue reading
With an announcement in Nevada, a market that the president said was set to “implode” shows yet more signs of health.
A German-born medical missionary who discovered her life’s calling by chance was hailed as “the Mother Teresa of Pakistan.”
By ROBERT PEAR and THOMAS KAPLAN August 15, 2017 WASHINGTON — Premiums for the most popular health insurance plans would shoot up 20 percent next year, and federal budget deficits would increase by $194 billion in the coming decade if President Trump carries out his threat to end certain subsidies paid to insurance companies for the… Continue reading
By NICHOLAS BAKALAR August 15, 2017 Children who sleep less may be at increased risk for Type 2 diabetes, researchers report. Earlier studies found a link between shorter sleep and diabetes in adults, but the connection has been little studied in children. British researchers studied 4,525 9- and 10-year olds from varying ethnic backgrounds…. Continue reading
By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. August 14, 2017 More than 500,000 Yemenis have been infected with cholera this year, and nearly 2,000 have died, the World Health Organization said Monday. Cholera is endemic in Yemen, which is on the tip of the Arabian Peninsula and across the Gulf of Aden from Somalia. But the disease, caused… Continue reading