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Is There an Optimal Diet for Humans?

Is There an Optimal Diet for Humans?

Members of the Hadza tribe in Tanzania on a zebra hunt.

More Girls Are Playing Football. Is That Progress?

More Girls Are Playing Football. Is That Progress?

K-Lani Nava kicking an extra point in a six-person state championship high school football game in Texas, the first girl to do so.

After a Cancer Diagnosis, Playing the Odds

After a Cancer Diagnosis, Playing the Odds

The author, Katie Palay, with her husband and child.

What Surfing With My Niece Taught Me About Life

What Surfing With My Niece Taught Me About Life

The author, Steven Petrow, surfing in Hawaii.

How to Protect Yourself From Mosquitoes and Ticks

How to Protect Yourself From Mosquitoes and Ticks

The C.D.C. says tickborne diseases like Lyme are rising steadily in the Northeast, which has more trees now than a century ago.

Debunking Myths About Estrangement

Debunking Myths About Estrangement

Nikolaus Maack of Ottawa started distancing himself from his family a decade ago. Estrangement is neither rare, sudden, nor easy to explain, researchers say.

Is There an Optimal Diet for Humans?

Is There an Optimal Diet for Humans?

Members of the Hadza tribe in Tanzania on a zebra hunt.

How to Keep Children Safe From Abuse at the Doctor’s Office

How to Keep Children Safe From Abuse at the Doctor’s Office

Madeline Johnson, right, and her sister, Kara, left, with their parents, Brad and Kelly, at the sentencing hearing of Dr. Lawrence G. Nassar.

From a Pediatrician, Lessons for Dads-to-Be

From a Pediatrician, Lessons for Dads-to-Be

Fathers react to a vivid childbirth video in Dr. Craig Garfield’s class for expectant fathers at Northwestern.

Can Kindness Be Taught?

Can Kindness Be Taught?

Prekindergarten students at P.S. 212 in Jackson Heights, Queens, observe their “belly buddies” — stuffed animals placed on their stomachs — as they rise and fall with their breath. The lesson is part of the Kindness Curriculum.

Exercise vs. Standing? You Probably Need to Do Both

Exercise vs. Standing? You Probably Need to Do Both

Eric L. Adams, the Brooklyn borough president, uses a standing desk as part of his fitness routine.

A Before-School Exercise Program May Help Children Thrive

A Before-School Exercise Program May Help Children Thrive

A one-hour, before-school exercise program does seem likely to improve young people’s health and happiness.

Blurred Vision, Burning Eyes: This Is a Lasik Success?

Blurred Vision, Burning Eyes: This Is a Lasik Success?

Justin Puglisi undergoing Lasik eye surgery in Garden City, N.Y. The 15-minute procedure was performed 700,000 times last year.

Parenting the Fortnite Addict

Parenting the Fortnite Addict

A scene from the popular game Fortnite: Battle Royale.

When the Lung Cancer Patient Climbs Mountains

When the Lung Cancer Patient Climbs Mountains

Andy Lindsay, a lung cancer patient, was among the climbers and porters heading up Mera Glacier in Nepal to Mera High Camp on a three-week trek this fall.


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