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Take a Number: Two Hidden Cancer Causes: Diabetes and Obesity
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The conditions played a role in nearly 800,000 cases of cancer worldwide in 2012, researchers reported. www.nytimes.com/2017/12/04/...
Thanks a Lot! New Reasons Not to Eat Cookie Dough
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A new study confirms that uncooked flour can make people dangerously ill. Turns out E. coli bacteria can thrive in the dry, powdery host. www.nytimes.com/2017/11/22/...
As Walmart Buys Online Retailers, Their Health Benefits Suffer
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Employees at several e-commerce companies recently acquired by Walmart are finding that their coverage will come at a far higher price. www.nytimes.com/2017/11/27/...
Ask Well: Am I at High Risk for a Heart Attack?
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Physicians use a number of different factors to assess your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. www.nytimes.com/2017/11/24/...
Trilobites: Cities That Never Sleep Are Shaped by Sunrise and Sunset
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A study using cellphone call records of more than a million people found that city dwellers continue to be affected by Earth’s natural light-dark cycle. www.nytimes.com/2017/11/25/...
Tokyo Journal: Tokyo, Once a Cigarette Haven, Could Finally Kick Out the Smokers
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A no-smoking ordinance being considered by the city raises the question of whether the famously rule-abiding Japanese would obey it. www.nytimes.com/2017/11/27/...
Sugar Industry Long Downplayed Potential Harms
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The sugar industry funded animal research in the 1960s on sugar’s effects on heart health, then buried data suggesting sugar could be harmful. www.nytimes.com/2017/11/21/...
The New Health Care: How I Lost Weight and Learned to Love Thanksgiving Again
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When we moralize about food, we remove joy from eating and forget the benefits of moderation. www.nytimes.com/2017/11/20/...
The Checkup: How Not to Talk to a Child Who Is Overweight
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Doctors walk a difficult line as they try to discuss the fraught subject of weight without increasing the distress that many children already feel. www.nytimes.com/2017/11/20/...
The New Health Care: A Link Between Alcohol and Cancer? It’s Not Nearly as Scary as It Seems
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An announcement from a cancer research group needs to be taken with a grain of salt, perhaps on the rim of a margarita glass. www.nytimes.com/2017/11/10/...