Category: Health

Fixes: From Uruguay, a Model for Making Abortion Safer

With the announcement in April that the Zika virus spreading across Latin America can cause microcephaly in the womb, leaders across the region have come under increased pressure to relax some of the world’s most restrictive laws against abortion. Only two countries in Latin America have made abortion legal and widely available. Cuba was the…

Well: Why Thunder and Fireworks Make Dogs Anxious

Photo Allene Anderson said her foster dog, Wrigley, a golden retriever, quaked for hours after a storm.Credit NYTCREDIT: Whitten Sabbatini for The New York Times It is entirely possible that no one dreads the dog days of summer more than dogs themselves. Sodden heat gathers itself into sudden barrages of pounding thunder, crackling lightning and…

Well: Putting Breast Cancer on a Diet

Photo Linda Guinee, 60, a survivor of breast cancer, participated in an earlier trial to see if weight loss could improve her outcome. She lost 15 pounds and increased her physical activity.Credit Shiho Fukada for The New York Times Should weight loss be prescribed as a treatment for breast cancer? Scientists are recruiting thousands of…