• Tue. Oct 20th, 2020

Health

  • Home
  • Presidential Elections May Be Bad for Your Health

Presidential Elections May Be Bad for Your Health

The stress of presidential elections may increase the incidence of heart attacks and strokes, researchers report. Scientists tracked hospitalizations for acute cardiovascular disease in the weeks before and after the…

Let’s Talk About Constipation During Pregnancy

Constipation may be two to three times more common during and after pregnancy, Finnish researchers report. The scientists studied 877 women having babies, comparing them with 201 nonpregnant controls of…

My Brother Died of Brain Cancer. 20 Years Later, I Had It, Too.

It was the afternoon of Jan. 31. I was preparing for a dinner party and adding final touches to my cheese platter when everything suddenly went dark. I woke up…

Where Have All the Hospital Patients Gone?

Weathered, wiry and in his early 60s, the man stumbled into clinic, trailing cigarette smoke and clutching his chest. Over the previous week, he had had fleeting episodes of chest…

5 Ways Families Can Prepare as Coronavirus Cases Surge

As if parents didn’t have enough to worry about, here’s a new cause for alarm: Coronavirus cases in the United States are climbing toward a third peak, troubling epidemiologists. Cases…

Doctors May Have Found Secretive New Organs in the Center of Your Head

After millenniums of careful slicing and dicing, it might seem as though scientists have figured out human anatomy. A few dozen organs, a couple hundred bones and connective tissue to…

Think You Have ‘Normal’ Blood Pressure? Think Again

So you think your blood pressure is normal? Think again. The latest iteration of an “ideal” blood pressure — a level of 120 millimeters of mercury for systolic pressure, the…

Recognizing Miscarriage as an Occasion for Grief

The emotion and attention around the model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen’s decision to discuss her miscarriage on social media a few weeks ago remind us that this is still…

A 30-Mile Canoe Trip Through Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place worldwide, we launched a new series — The World Through a Lens — in which photojournalists help transport…

Halloween Word Games

There are 19 Halloween-themed words or phrases waiting for you in the grid here. Drawing lines to connect the letters will reveal 10 hidden images. To find them, follow the…