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Are Honey Nut Cheerios Healthy? We Look Inside the Box - The New York Times
Previously, I assumed Honey Nut Cheerios was a slightly sweeter Cheerios, but you learn things when you finally get around to reading the back of the box. It actually has about nine times as much sugar as plain Cheerios, per serving. An Environmental Working Group analysis of a number of popular cereals — a report that linked sugary cereals to the “nation’s childhood obesity epidemic” — put Honey Nut Cheerios’s sugar content second only to Fruity Pebbles. The same group found that one cup of the cereal had more sugar than three Chips Ahoy! cookies.
health  food  honeynutcheerios  nytimes 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
At Florida Nursing Home, Many Calls for Help, but None That Made a Difference - The New York Times
The emergency room workers at Memorial Regional Hospital rushed the first patient to Room 9, which was devoted to the hope and practice of arresting death. They threaded fluid lines into her veins and readied a breathing tube. Even through gloves, they could feel the heat corseting the 84-year-old woman’s body.
florida  nytimes  nursinghome  health  medicine 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The Last of the Iron Lungs
In 2013, the Post-Polio Health International (PHI) organizations estimated that there were six to eight iron lung users in the United States. Now, PHI executive director Brian Tiburzi says he doesn’t know anyone alive still using the negative-pressure ventilators. This fall, I met three polio survivors who depend on iron lungs. They are among the last few, possibly the last three.
gizmodo  health  history  medicine  ironlungs  polio 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
How Big Business Got Brazil Hooked on Junk Food - The New York Times
As growth slows in wealthy countries, Western food companies are aggressively expanding in developing nations, contributing to obesity and health problems.
brazil  junkfood  food  nytimes  nytimesmag  health 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety? - The New York Times
arents, therapists and schools are struggling to figure out whether helping anxious teenagers means protecting them or pushing them to face their fears.
anxiety  health  mentalhealth  teenagers  nytimes  nytimesmag 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The Superfood Gold Rush - The New York Times
Like quinoa before it, açaí has become a craze among health-conscious Americans — creating a bonanza in the regions where it’s grown.
health  superfoods  acai  nytimes  nytimesmag  food  brazil 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The Mystery of the Wasting House-Cats - The New York Times
Forty years ago, feline hyperthyroidism was virtually nonexistent. Now it’s an
epidemic — and some scientists think a class of everyday chemicals might be to blame.
hyperthyroidism  cats  felines  chemicals  medicine  health  nytimes  nytimesmag 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Losing It in the Anti-Dieting Age - The New York Times
The agonies of being overweight — or running a diet company — in a culture that likes to pretend it only cares about health, not size.
nytimes  nytimesmag  dieting  diets  diet  weightloss  health  body  fitness  culture 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The Familiar Promise of Health and Happiness in a Bottle - The New York Times
The global organic personal care market is expected to exceed $25 billion by 2025; as it grows, so too will the number of companies that rely on syncretic and occult ideas: paranormal energy fields, electromagnetic flows, straight-up magic. It’s no longer enough to employ pesticide-free ingredients — these days, products should have superpowers, too. Many companies are concocting formulas to offset the radiation allegedly emitted by technological devices, while others promote oils that don’t just moisturize the skin, but also feed the soul.
alicegregory  tmagazine  nytimes  organic  personalcare  beauty  health 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Interview With a Woman Who Recently Had an Abortion at 32 Weeks - Jezebel
Elizabeth* is 35. She grew up in the South, currently lives in Brooklyn, and has been married for two years. After a previous miscarriage at 10 weeks, she was overjoyed to find herself pregnant for a second time. At 31 weeks, she found out that the baby boy she was carrying wouldn’t be able to breathe outside the womb and would not survive. And at 32 weeks, she flew to Colorado to get a shot that would start the process of a third-trimester abortion; she then flew back to New York to finish the delivery. We talked on the phone two weeks into her recovery.
abortion  politics  health  jiatolentino  jezebel  reproductiverights 
august 2017 by brendanmcfadden
America’s Hidden H.I.V. Epidemic - The New York Times
Why do America’s black gay and bisexual men have a higher H.I.V. rate than any country in the world?
health  hiv  aids  gaymen  bisexualmen  sexuality  poverty  class  publichealth  disease  nytimes  nytimesmag 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The Doctor Is In. Co-Pay? $40,000. - The New York Times
As many Americans struggle to pay for health care — or even, with the future of the Affordable Care Act in question on Capitol Hill, face a loss of coverage — this corner of what some doctors call the medical-industrial complex is booming: boutique doctors and high-end hospital wards.
wealth  inequality  theonepercent  incomeinequality  class  medicine  health  doctors  healthcare 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Inside America’s Premier Psychedelics Conference - The New York Times
In a packed, cavernous space one weekend late in April, a crowd of thousands was becoming increasingly amped up. Rainbow hair was commonplace, purple silk pants were sighted, and the smell of marijuana drifted in from a designated smoking area nearby. Audience members watched the stage with avid interest, leaping to occasionally shoeless feet to applaud and cheer.

This wasn’t Coachella, taking place the same weekend some 500 miles south, or any other music festival, but a five-day convention of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), its first in four years. Rather than rock stars, scientists from schools like Johns Hopkins and N.Y.U. were the main attraction, bringing evidence to the medical case for psychedelics like psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) to assuage end-of-life anxiety, to help deepen meditation practices, to search for the shared underpinnings of spiritual life, and — in a new study — to explore a possible treatment for severe depression.
nytimes  psychedelicdrugs  therapy  science  health  mentalheath  psychedelicstudies  psychotherapy 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Coca-Cola Funds Scientists Who Shift Blame for Obesity Away From Bad Diets
Coca-Cola, the world’s largest producer of sugary beverages, is backing a new “science-based” solution to the obesity crisis: To maintain a healthy weight, get more exercise and worry less about cutting calories.
cocacola  health  nytimes  science  obesity 
august 2015 by brendanmcfadden
Inside the Ebola Wars
The most dangerous outbreak of an emerging infectious disease since the appearance of H.I.V., in the early nineteen-eighties, seems to have begun on December 6, 2013, in the village of Meliandou, in Guinea, in West Africa, with the death of a two-year-old boy who was suffering from diarrhea and a fever. We now know that he was infected with Ebola virus.
ebola  health  healthcare  disease  microbiology  thenewyorker 
october 2014 by brendanmcfadden
Jani's At the Mercy of Her Mind
January Schofield has schizophrenia. Potent psychiatric drugs -- in doses that would stagger most adults -- seem to skip off her. She is among the rarest of the rare: a child seemingly born mentally ill.
mentalillness  latimes  parenting  health  children  schizophrenia  psychology 
october 2012 by brendanmcfadden
The People V. Football
When Jeanne Marie Laskas started reporting on the devastating impact of repeated hits to football players' brains in 2009, the NFL was still in denial. By now the evidence is irrefutable, and every bloody Sunday (and Monday and Thursday) it becomes a little harder not to cringe with each collision. But if you're a guy like former star linebacker Fred McNeill who's living with the effects of those hits, the question is: How can we keep watching the game—and how can we keep asking our kids to play it?
gq  concussions  cte  football  nfl  brain  health 
may 2012 by brendanmcfadden

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