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Love, Sex and the Changing Landscape of Infidelity

nytimes.com — If you cheated on your spouse, would you admit it to a researcher? That question is one of the biggest challenges in the scientific study of marriage, and it helps explain why different studies produce different estimates of infidelity rates in the United States.

Divorcing a Narcissist

well.blogs.nytimes.com — Is there a narcissist in your life? Many people exhibit some narcissistic qualities, but full-blown narcissistic personality disorder afflicts about 8 percent of men and about 5 percent of women. While it's tough to be married to a narcissist, it's even tougher to divorce one. And that's where the family therapist Karyl McBride comes in.
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Ask Well: Washing Off the Pesticides

well.blogs.nytimes.com — A Good old tap water will go a long way toward washing pesticide residues off your fruit and vegetables, but "getting it down to zero is not feasible, ever," said Dave Stone, a toxicologist who is the director of the National Pesticide Information Center, a cooperative effort between Oregon State University and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Music Can Help Recovery From Surgery

well.blogs.nytimes.com — Surgical patients who listen to music - even while they are under general anesthesia - have less anxiety and need less pain medication during recovery than those who do not, a large review of studies has found. The analysis, in Lancet, includes data from 72 randomized controlled trials.

Another Approach to Raising Healthy Eaters

well.blogs.nytimes.com — I was born a full-term, normal-size infant (seven and a half pounds), but grew slowly, weighing only 27 pounds at age 3. Convinced that I had to eat better if I was to be a robust, healthy child, my parents boiled the meat I wouldn't eat and gave me the juice to drink.

The Weekly Health Quiz: Mosquitoes, Walking and Brain Health

Aug 14, 2015

The Weekly Health Quiz: Mosquitoes, Walking and Brain Health nyti.ms/1WpjKdA

Aug 14, 2015

Minute for minute, which burns more calories: using an elliptical machine or walking? nyti.ms/1IQRO9h

Aug 14, 2015

Minute for minute, which burns more calories: using an elliptical machine or walking? nyti.ms/1IQRO9h

Aug 16, 2015

Minute for minute, which burns more calories: using an elliptical machine or walking? nyti.ms/1IQRO9h

States With High Gun Ownership See More Officers Killed

well.blogs.nytimes.com — The higher the rate of gun ownership in a state, the higher the likelihood of a law enforcement officer being killed, a new study has found. Researchers, writing online in the American Journal of Public Health, used F.B.I.
Aug 14, 2015

The more heavily armed a U.S. state, the more likely it is a cop will get shot. mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/well/201…

Aug 14, 2015

States With High Gun Ownership See More Officers Killed nyti.ms/1TwYGD6

Aug 14, 2015

Disappointing more police officers and unions don't stand up to the NRA mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/well/201…

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The New York Times

well.blogs.nytimes.com — My patient, a woman in her 20s with cancer, was doing poorly on chemotherapy. The disease had spread throughout her body. We were doing everything we could to help her, but didn't know how long she would live - probably only a few months, at most.
Aug 13, 2015

Doctors Fail to Address Patients’ Spiritual Needs nyti.ms/1h5ZcqH

The Right Dose of Exercise for the Aging Brain

well.blogs.nytimes.com — A small amount of exercise may improve our ability to think as we age, but more may not be better, according to a new study of exercise and cognition. We all know that working out is good for us.
Aug 12, 2015

Several days have passed since the last @nytimes low-n study, but the wait is over! n=101. nyti.ms/1P67BVp

Aug 12, 2015

RT @jordanrau: Several days have passed since the last @nytimes low-n study, but the wait is over! n=101. nyti.ms/1P67BVp

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High Tech Hope for Repelling Mosquitoes

well.blogs.nytimes.com — In Alaska, where I grew up, mosquitoes outnumber people some 24 million to one. That makes it a great place to test the very latest in mosquito shields. On a recent trip home, I tried the newest products on the market: kid-safe bands treated with plant oils, fans with the repellent built in, chemically treated clothing and good old bug spray.
Aug 11, 2015

In Alaska, mosquitoes outnumber humans 24 million to 1--but hope may be on the horizon nyti.ms/1TizxMa

Aug 11, 2015

RT @JenniferJolly: "I was mosquito bait." Our latest Wired Well column - High Tech Hope for Repelling Mosquitoes nyti.ms/1L3pjLd via @nytimeswell

Aug 14, 2015

High tech solutions for repelling mosquitoes: Do they work? nyti.ms/1UB78y0

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Aug 28, 2015

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