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 2018-09-21 14:27 

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The Couple Who Helped Decode Dyslexia...

In 1983, Sally and Bennett Shaywitz began studying the reading skills of more than 400 children. The subjects are in their 40s now, and the Shaywitzes are still tracking them....

 2018-09-21 09:00 

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Weekly Health Quiz: Aspirin, Smoke and How We Walk...

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 2018-09-20 21:09 

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Biosafety Reforms Still Lagging at Military Labs...

Three years after finding that laboratories had mishandled deadly pathogens, the Pentagon has no way to measure the effectiveness of its reforms, according to a new report....

 2018-09-20 17:58 

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'Latent' Tuberculosis? It's Not That Common, Experts Find...

Active infections kill 4,000 people a day worldwide, more than AIDS does. But the notion that a quarter of the global population harbors silent tuberculosis is "a fundamental misunderstanding.4;...

 2018-09-20 15:09 

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Exorbitant Dental Bill? Medical Insurance May Cover Some of It...

Medical insurance generally pays more than dental insurance, so your dentist may be able to bill for services extending beyond tooth care....

 2018-09-19 16:18 

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Kidney Stones Are More Beautiful Than You Might Think...

New research found that the painful deposits are surprisingly dynamic, forming much like microscopic coral reefs, and could help with treating them....

 2018-09-19 10:00 

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Apple Watch Series 4 Review: A Big Deal for Our Health...

The faster speeds and larger screen sound boring on paper. But an electrical heart sensor gives a glimpse of the promise to come, our reviewer writes....

 2018-09-18 16:21 

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Excess Weight Gain or Loss During Pregnancy Tied to Child's Heart Health...

Women who put on excess pounds, or not enough weight, had children at risk for high blood pressure and other problems....

 2018-09-17 20:53 

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Justice Department Approves Cigna-Express Scripts Merger...

The takeover of one of the nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager by big health insurer is expected to close by the end of the year....

 2018-09-16 14:00 

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Aspirin Late in Life? Healthy People May Not Need It...

Millions take aspirin to prevent heart attacks, strokes and cancer. New research shows older people in good health may not need it — and should not start taking it....

 2018-09-16 07:00 

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Where a Sore Throat Becomes a Death Sentence...

Once a year, doctors travel to Rwanda to perform lifesaving surgery on people with damaged heart valves — a disease caused by untreated strep throat....

 2018-09-14 19:00 

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Why Your Cardiologist Should Ask About Your Love Life...

The heart may not be the origin of our feelings, but it is affected by them....

 2018-09-14 16:38 

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Prominent Cancer Researcher Resigns from Dartmouth Amid Plagiarism Charges...

Dr. H. Gilbert Welch was seen as an authority on the risks of aggressive screening for breast cancer and over-diagnosis. He disputed the charges....

 2018-09-14 15:52 

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For Elderly Women with Breast Cancer, Surgery May Not Be the Best Option...

Nursing home patients may be frail or have other diseases, leading some doctors to advise hormone therapy rather than operations....

 2018-09-14 09:00 

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Weekly Health Quiz: Building Muscle, Vaccines and Dairy for Heart Health...

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 2018-09-14 00:45 

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Top Sloan Kettering Cancer Doctor Resigns After Failing to Disclose Industry Ties...

Dr. Jos Baselga, the cancer center's chief medical officer, stepped down days after a report that he had not reported millions of dollars as potential conflicts in dozens of research articles....

 2018-09-12 13:30 

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F.D.A. Cracks Down on Juul and E-Cigarette Retailers...

The agency gave top makers of popular vaping devices 60 days to come up with a plan to keep their flavored products away from teenagers or face removal from the market....

 2018-09-10 23:00 

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Democrats Are Credible on Health Care...

Obamacare has delivered — and Republicans have been wrong all the way....

 2018-09-10 14:18 

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Most Doctors Are Ill-Equipped to Deal With the Opioid Epidemic. Few Medical Schools Teach Addiction....

It's one of the biggest, most expensive American health crises in memory. But the field of addiction medicine is fairly new....

 2018-09-10 09:00 

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The Health Impact of Undescended Testicles...

In a large Australian study, researchers found that baby boys born with undescended testes had a higher risk of health problems like infertility and cancer, especially if corrective surgery was delayed....

 2018-09-10 09:00 

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A Battle Plan for a War on Rare Diseases...

Dr. Matthew Might is developing a strategy for people seeking treatments for little-known ailments....

 2018-09-07 17:34 

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Science Does Not Support Claims That Contraceptives Are 'Abortion-Inducing'...

Judge Kavanaugh's use of the term in his confirmation hearing resurrected a controversial phrase....

 2018-09-07 16:14 

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Vaccines Against H.I.V., Malaria and Tuberculosis Unlikely, Study Says...

Unless the $3 billion spent annually on research triples, the world may not be able to invent vaccines or rapid cures for many ills of the poor....

 2018-09-07 09:00 

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Weekly Health Quiz: Cats, Airport Germs and Living Longer...

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 2018-09-06 18:32 

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Stan Brock, 82, Intrepid Provider of Health Care in Remote Areas, Dies...

A British-born former cowboy in South America and a "Wild Kingdom" TV star, he went on to deploy mobile clinics to treat the underserved and uninsured....

 2018-09-06 09:00 

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When You Have a Mental Health Crisis in Your Dorm...

As colleges face criticism for asking mentally ill students to take leaves of absence, former students discuss their struggles, and their roommates and dorm mates recount what it's like living with them....

 2018-09-05 18:52 

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Theranos Is Shutting Down...

The Silicon Valley startup is expected to shutter its operations after it failed to deliver revolutionary lab-testing amid allegations of fraud....

 2018-09-04 09:00 

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What the Experts Want Us to Know About Public Health...

Things like clean water, immunization and mosquito control are crucial, yet easily overlooked or taken for granted....

 2018-09-04 06:30 

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Scientists Are Retooling Bacteria to Cure Disease...

By manipulating DNA, researchers are trying to create microbes that, once ingested, work to treat a rare genetic condition — a milestone in synthetic biology....

 2018-09-03 23:08 

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Get Sick, Go Bankrupt and Die...

What the midterms mean for the future of health care....

 2018-09-02 19:00 

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Let Hospitals Be Transparent About Affiliation...

An ob-gyn weighs in on a front-page article about limits on medical procedures at Catholic hospitals....

 2018-09-02 16:06 

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In the Latest Fight Against Ebola, Congo Seems to Be Winning...

New cases are dropping sharply, vaccination is going well and schools are about to open. But it is too soon to declare victory, experts said....

 2018-08-31 16:31 

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Is Suicide Ever a Rational Choice?...

Americans are increasingly determined to exercise control over their deaths, and many believe suicide ought to be considered a reasonable option....

 2018-08-31 15:31 

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From 0 to 10 Million: Vaping Takes Off in the U.S....

Since 2004, millions of American have started using e-cigarettes. More than half also smoke traditional cigarettes....

 2018-08-31 13:30 

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You'll Never Guess Which Company Is Reinventing Health Benefits...

Frustrated with insurers, some large companies — including a certain cable behemoth — are shedding long-held practices and adopting a do-it-yourself approach....

 2018-08-28 23:28 

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S.T.D. Diagnoses Reach Record 2.3 Million New Cases in U.S....

Cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis rose sharply for the fourth year running in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....

 2018-08-28 09:00 

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Airport Meals That Are, Yes, Healthy...

Fast-food havens no more: U.S. airports are amping up healthy offerings, so there's no excuse not to eat well before you're airborne....

 2018-08-28 09:00 

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Study Causes Splash, but Here's Why You Should Stay Calm on Alcohol's Risks...
 2018-08-27 21:47 

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Breast-Feeding Mothers Should Avoid Marijuana, Pediatricians Say...

A new study showed that chemical traces of marijuana can be detected in breast milk up to six days after use, highlighting the need for research into the effect of pot on babies....

 2018-08-27 21:26 

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Keep Your Gut Healthy and Your Skin May Follow...

A wave of designer probiotic pills and powders — stylishly packaged, with names like Glow and Inner Beauty — is based on the idea that perfect skin may be linked to your tummy....

 2018-08-27 20:45 

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How Much Alcohol Is Safe? None, Say These Researchers...

A large study of drinking habits in 195 countries contradicts widely shared advice on healthy drinking....

 2018-08-27 18:27 

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China Has Withheld Samples of a Dangerous Flu Virus...

Despite an international agreement, U.S. health authorities still have not received H7N9 avian flu specimens from their Chinese counterparts....

 2018-08-27 14:33 

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How to Tame Health Care Spending? Here's a One-Percent Solution...

Maybe the answer isn't something big, a group of economists is suggesting, but rather many small tweaks....

 2018-08-24 20:17 

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Big Tobacco's Global Reach on Social Media...

The tobacco industry says it no longer tries to hook new generations of smokers. So what's behind the legions of beautiful young people in smoking, vaping and partying posts with the same hashtags?...

 2018-08-24 16:53 

NY Times

Weekly Health Quiz: Coconut Oil, Twins and Gym Class...

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