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People with cancer experience varying types of loss — of their health, of body parts, of freedom. Is there a way to practice for the losses that really matter? Susan Gubar asks in this week’s Living With Cancer column.






4/24/2014 2:50:38 PM

With hopes dimming for a cancer-preventive foods, scientists are focusing on obesity, which is emerging as one of the biggest risk factors.






4/24/2014 10:13:03 AM

Our digestive system has trouble with chocolate, which is why it may be good for us.






4/24/2014 10:13:00 AM

A new study helps to explain why exercise makes our muscles ache, and suggests that it’s not always a good idea to ignore fatigue and push on.






4/24/2014 9:31:20 AM

Each July at teaching hospitals across the country, freshly minted M.D.s take their place as interns at the bottom of the ladder. Are they ready to practice medicine?

4/24/2014 9:30:07 AM

Researchers found that during experiments, “reactive eaters,” those willing to put forth the most effort for food rewards, had the strongest response to forbidden food.






4/24/2014 8:53:00 AM

Vermont’s approval was hailed by food-safety advocates. Meanwhile, the biotech industry has drafted federal legislation to pre-empt any such state initiatives.






4/23/2014 6:25:59 PM

Many studies have found that regular aspirin use reduces the risk for colon cancer. Now scientists have found that aspirin may benefit some people far more than others.






4/23/2014 2:32:59 PM

A four-year study of overweight military personnel has found that those stationed at high altitudes are less likely to progress to obesity.






4/23/2014 3:30:14 AM

Though donating bone marrow has become simpler and less painful, more like giving blood, perception has not caught up with reality, scaring off some potential donors.






4/22/2014 3:15:26 PM