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A New Home on Rattlesnake Island
New York Times - Health : May 28, 2016, 5:52 am
The timber rattlesnake's population has been decimated, but biologists are hoping it will thrive on an uninhabited island in Massachusetts.
Look: Here Comes the Sunscreen
New York Times - Health : May 28, 2016, 4:06 am
Adults wear sunscreen to reduce the threat of sun damage, skin cancer, uneven tan lines and wrinkles. Children wear it because they have to. Inspired by seeing his niece resist his brother’s attempts to apply sunscreen, the photographer Nolan Conway visited parks in New York City in late April and early May 2013, looking for parents and children engaged in similar battles. Genevieve Chamorro, who was at Brooklyn Bridge Park with her sons, Oliver and Sebastian, says her sons have learned to endure the process. “You have to make sure you’re getting the whole face,” she says. “You don’t want to be aggressive, but you end up being a little aggressive. You have to do it fast and a little bit harder than you would normally do it. Now my kids are used to it.” — Julie Bosman
Matter: Tales of African-American History Found in DNA
New York Times - Health : May 27, 2016, 12:54 pm
Geneticists have studied clues in the DNA of African-Americans about the history of slavery and the Great Migration.
Op-Ed Contributor: Obama’s Pointless Cancer ‘Moonshot’
New York Times - Health : May 27, 2016, 12:21 pm
It’s a Catch-22: The longer we live, the more people will get the disease.
Study Linking Tumors in Rats to Cellphones Raises a Host of Questions
New York Times - Health : May 27, 2016, 12:00 pm
The study’s authors found that the type of radiation emitted by cellphones had a slightly higher risk of developing cancer, but there were many caveats to the conclusions.