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Jane Brody

New Tests, Same Old Bias and Misinformation

Rachel Adams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Rachel Adams

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a time to recognize the accomplishments of people with Down syndrome and advocate for better resources, services, and research. And so the timing of Jane Brody's lazy and poorly researched piece on "Breakthroughs in Prenatal Screening" was particularly unfortunate.

A Youthful Glow, Radiating From Within

New York Times | JANE E. BRODY | Posted 10.01.2013 | Fifty

At a party I recently attended, a woman in her 60s proudly announced that her periodic facial treatments “have made me look 10 years younger.” A m...

Jane Brody Gets It (Really) Wrong 'Debunking' Health Myths

Kristin Wartman | Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Kristin Wartman

With all the nutrition misinformation out there, one would expect Jane Brody and The New York Times to be more careful about relying on an "expert source" with ties to the biggest agricultural and food companies in the world to debunk health myths.

Yearning for Freedom and Control at Life's End

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Coombs Lee

A person's last days may still be off in the distant horizon, but the yearning for a death that honors the life and the determination to remain a free person is palpable when thoughts turn to life's end.

Epidemic Of Fever Phobia: The Facts On Why Fever Is Your Friend

Dana Ullman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

A fever enables the body to increase its production of interferon, an important antiviral substance that is critical for fighting infection. Fever also increases white blood cell mobility and activity, which are instrumental factors in fighting infection.

Jane Brody, Wrong on Nutrition

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Jonny Bowden

I have a love / hate relationship with the New York Times. On the one hand, there's David Brooks and Gail Collins. On the other hand, there's Jane ...