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In Honor of Seven Bridges

However, the difference manifested by an ostomy remains so taboo that it horrifies even educated adults. “I would rather be dead,” people say about the prospect of a bag. Excrement is conflated with the stink of mortality, the...

Sugary Drinks Tied to Shorter Life Span

Drinking sugary beverages is associated with a slightly increased risk for early death, a new study has found.Researchers used data from two large continuing health studies begun in the 1980s that include more than 118,000 men and women....

A Twin Inside a Twin: In Colombia, an Extraordinary Birth

A Colombian woman has given birth to a baby whose abdomen contained the tiny, half-formed — but still growing — body of her own twin sister.This type of birth, an example of “fetus-in-fetu,” is very rare but not...

Weight loss diet: How eating avocado could help you slim down fast

When it comes to shifting pounds, some slimmers try to cut down on how much they eat in a bid to tone up.Knowing what to eat can be a challenge, and instead of cutting out meals altogether, dieters...

Weight loss diet plan: Woman loses seven stone in 12 months – exercises revealed

Losing weight largely comes down to eating a healthy balanced diet and regularly exercising. But sometimes, lifestyle and diet plans can help to provide the guidance and motivation that some slimmers need. Leanne Lagdon, 32, found herself in...

No Babies in Parliament, Danish Lawmaker Is Told

COPENHAGEN — A century of Danish advances for women met a barrier this week when a legislator was told by another female lawmaker that her baby had no place in Parliament, setting off a debate about gender politics...

States Seek Financial Relief for Family Caregivers

Mr. Newsom, whose father had dementia and died last year, also has tapped former first lady Maria Shriver to lead a new Alzheimer’s Prevention and Preparedness Task Force, and has asked lawmakers to approve $3 million in state...

Why Lifting Weights Can Be So Potent for Aging Well

Weight training by older people may build not only strength and muscle mass but also motivation and confidence, potentially spurring them to continue exercising, according to an interesting new study of the emotional impacts of lifting weights. The...

Monsanto Weed Killer Roundup Was ‘Substantial Factor’ in Causing Man’s Cancer, Jury Says

A federal jury found Tuesday that Monsanto’s popular weed killer Roundup was a “substantial factor” in causing a California man’s cancer, dealing a significant blow to the company as it aggressively defends its products against thousands of similar...

W.H.O. Panel Demands a Registry for Human Gene Editing

An influential committee of the World Health Organization said on Tuesday that it would be “irresponsible” to try to create babies from gene-edited human embryos. The panel called for an international registry to track all research into editing...

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In Setback in Venezuela, U.S. Is Withdrawing Diplomats From Its Embassy

WASHINGTON — The United States is withdrawing all remaining diplomatic personnel from its embassy in Venezuela’s capital, Caracas, because of worsening conditions in...
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