Nicholas Bakalar, The New York Times

Nicholas Bakalar

The New York Times

Pryor, OK, United States

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Vitamin D During Pregnancy May Benefit Children’s Bones

Women who took high doses of vitamin D during pregnancy had children with stronger bones. → Read More

Education May Be Key for a Longer Life

White Americans live longer than black Americans. Education may be a major reason. → Read More

Macrolide Antibiotics Early in Pregnancy Tied to Birth Defects

Taking antibiotics like erythromycin, clarithromycin or azithromycin early in the course of pregnancy may increase the risk of birth defects. → Read More

A Daily Aspirin for Pregnancy?

Pregnant women who take a daily baby aspirin may reduce the risk for premature birth. → Read More

Excess Vitamin B12 May Be Deadly

Very high blood levels of vitamin B12 were tied to an increased risk of early death. → Read More

The Heavier the Baby, the Fitter the Young Adult?

As birth weight increased, so did levels of cardiovascular fitness at ages 17 to 25, a Swedish study found. → Read More

Why Fruits and Vegetables May Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

Flavonols, found in fruits and vegetables, were tied to a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease. → Read More

Eat Natto, Live Longer?

Men and women who ate fermented soy products like natto, miso and tempeh had lower rates of cardiovascular disease and early death. → Read More

9/11 Workers May Be at Higher Cancer Risk

Ground zero workers had higher rates of cancer, especially prostate and thyroid cancers and leukemia. → Read More

Access to Care May Explain Disparities in Prostate Cancer Outcomes

Disparities in medical care may account for why African-American men with prostate cancer are almost twice as likely to die as white men with the disease. → Read More

Depression May Elevate Dementia Risk

A Swedish study found that men and women with depression were much more likely to develop dementia than their peers without depression. → Read More

Having Children, Breastfeeding May Cut Risk of Early Menopause

Pregnancy and breastfeeding may cut the risk of entering menopause before age 45. → Read More

Eating More Vegetables Did Not Affect Prostate Cancer Progression

Men with early stage prostate cancer did not show benefits from a vegetable-rich diet. → Read More

Fish Oil Supplements Tied to Sperm Health

Young men who took fish oil supplements had higher sperm counts, a greater sperm volume and larger average testicular size. → Read More

Blood Pressure Patterns Are Different for Women

High blood pressure tends to begin at a younger age in women than men, and rises faster, a new study reports. → Read More

Drinking Tea Tied to Better Heart Health

Chinese men and women who drank more than three cups of tea a week had a lower risk of heart attack, stroke and other fatal problems. → Read More

Body Temperature 2.0: Do We Need to Rethink What’s Normal?

Since 1851, when the standard was set at 98.6 Fahrenheit, the average human body temperature has steadily declined. → Read More

When the Cobra Bites, You’ll Be Glad Someone Sequenced Its Genome

Some scientists hope genomic technologies will lead to improved antivenom. → Read More

Boys Born Small at Higher Risk for Infertility

Low-birth-weight boys, but not girls, may be at increased risk for infertility as adults. → Read More

Sleeping 9 Hours a Night May Raise Stroke Risk

Excessive sleeping or taking long naps was tied to an increased risk of having a stroke. → Read More