Trilobites: Congratulations, It’s Twins. The Doctor Is Perplexed.

It only required a glance at the ultrasound for the doctor to know that he was looking at identical twins. The positioning of two amniotic sacs attached to one placenta was the giveaway. It would be a couple of months before he could tell the mother whether to expect two boys or two girls. What…

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My Workout: Why N.H.L. Player Duncan Keith Calls Himself a Biohacker

Duncan Keith, 35, is a three-time Stanley Cup champion and Conn Smythe Trophy winner, who recently played his 1,000th professional hockey game, all with the Chicago Blackhawks. A small-town guy at heart, he splits his time between Chicago and Penticton, British Columbia, where he grew up. He took a moment out of his punishing National…

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Doctors Welcome New Depression Drug, Cautiously

Doctors welcomed federal approval this week of a new, fast-acting nasal spray for depression. But also they expressed concerns about its cost and long-term effects, as well as the logistics of administering it in accordance with safety requirements. The new drug, esketamine, made by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, won approval from the Food and Drug Administration on…

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Michael Jackson, R. Kelly and the Lingering Questions About Child Sex Abuse Cases

The explosive documentaries “Leaving Neverland” and “Surviving R. Kelly” have reignited a national conversation about child sex abuse. “Leaving Neverland” profiles two men who say Michael Jackson sexually abused them when they were children. Jackson faced several allegations that he molested young boys dating back to 1993, but was never convicted of any charges. For…

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A Good Appetite: Three Snacking Cakes to Change Your Afternoons

Any kind of cake can be a snack, but not every cake is a snacking cake. Cupcakes, leftover birthday cake, even ice cream cake eaten straight from the freezer are all delightful at 3 p.m. But they do not qualify. Instead, picture a thick square of tender cake that you can eat with your hands.…

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Why do doctors underdiagnose these 3 conditions in women?

International Women’s Day prompts us to celebrate women and womanhood. However, recent research suggests that women may face more than their fair share of challenges, including in receiving appropriate medical care. What are some of these challenges, and why do they occur? Why do women still have to fight to receive the correct diagnosis? Women…

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Up Next: Think Your Date Was Awkward? Listen to Hers

Name: Catherine Cohen Age: 27 Hometown: Houston Now Lives: In a tiny one-bedroom apartment in the West Village, with a mini-fridge instead of a regular fridge. Claim to Fame: Ms. Cohen is a standup comedian known for her self-deprecating humor about being a woman dating in New York City. She has a monthly show at…

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Why America Loves Alex Trebek

Image Alex Trebek, photographed at home in Los Angeles in 1988.CreditAlan Greth/Associated Press When Alex Trebek announced this week that he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the outpouring of shock and support started immediately. Katie Couric, a longtime fan of the show who has turned down multiple invitations to participate in Celebrity Jeopardy for…

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Modern Love: ‘Tell Your Husband to Leave Me Alone’

I was tossed back into the online dating pool by a Facebook message that arrived on the first day of a family vacation with my partner, David, and our young son. After a frantic morning of preparation, we were filling the car with gas, headed to the beach, when I settled in to check messages.…

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