Health & Fitness

Run a Marathon. Quickly Followed by Another. (Health) 11/12 10:00P TALYA MINSBERG
A growing number of runners have decided to take their marathoning to the next level by running multiple marathons within a short period of time.

The Checkup: The War to End All Measles (Health) 11/11 10:00P PERRI KLASS, M.D.
Young people who went to war 100 years ago often died from what are now preventable childhood diseases. We can try to keep today’s children a little safer.

Personal Health: Too Much Caffeine May Stress the Heart (Health) 11/11 10:00P JANE E. BRODY
In moderate doses caffeine has mainly positive effects for most people. But it increases production of cortisol, which can lead to health problems including anxiety, weight gain and heart disease.

The Chemists’ War (Health) 11/10 1:43A THEO EMERY
One hundred years after the end of World War I, the Army Corps of Engineers is still cleaning up the relics of experiments that helped develop chemical weapons to counter the Germans’ gas attacks.

F.D.A. Plans to Seek a Ban on Menthol Cigarettes (Health) 11/9 1:25P SHEILA KAPLAN
The move is part of an aggressive campaign against many products containing nicotine, including flavored e-cigarettes. Menthol has long been a concern among African-Americans because of its addictive qualities.

Goodbye, Tampon Tax (at Least for Some) (Health) 11/9 3:09A MAYA SALAM
Nevada became the 10th state to eliminate the so-called tampon tax, freeing consumers of sales tax when buying tampons and sanitary pads.
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