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 2018-01-16 18:04 

NY Times

High-Fat Diet May Fuel Spread of Prostate Cancer...

New research suggests a strong link between genes, dietary fat and prostate cancer....

 2018-01-16 07:30 

NY Times

The Parasite on the Playground...

Roundworm eggs, shed by stray dogs, can be ingested by children playing outside. The worm's larvae have been found in the brain, experts say, perhaps impairing development....

 2018-01-16 07:00 

NY Times

'Smart Thermometers' Track Flu Season in Real Time...

Can 500,000 thermometers transmitting 25,000 readings a day forecast the spread of flu more accurately than the C.D.C.?...

 2018-01-15 16:54 

NY Times

After Surgery in the Womb, a Baby Kicks Up Hope...

Baby Boy Royce, who underwent an operation for spina bifida as a fetus, had the biggest defect that the surgical team had attempted to repair....

 2018-01-13 01:12 

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C.D.C. Postpones Session Preparing Us for Nuclear War...

After the agencys workshop attracted considerable media attention, especially given President Trumps recent words with North Korea, the session has been postponed....

 2018-01-12 23:29 

NY Times

Kentucky Will Be the First State to Impose Work Requirements for Medicaid Benefits...

Led by the states Republican governor, the plan calls for many Medicaid recipients ages 19-64 to work at least 20 hours a week, beginning in July....

 2018-01-12 11:00 

NY Times

The Weekly Health Quiz: Falls, Deadly Produce and Looking Younger...

Test your knowledge of this weeks health news....

 2018-01-11 21:16 

NY Times

'Is Mr. Trump Nuts?' Analyze This....

Readers, including two psychiatrists, discuss the presidents mental fitness....

 2018-01-11 16:17 

NY Times

Health Insurer Centene Is Sued Over Lack of Medical Coverage...

A star of the Affordable Care Act is accused of offering plans that make it hard to find a doctor who accepts its insurance....

 2018-01-11 11:00 

NY Times

A Greener, More Healthful Place to Work...

Biophilic buildings aim not just to leave a minimal carbon footprint but also to promote the health of those who live and work there....

 2018-01-10 21:10 

NY Times

What if CHIP Funds Run Out? Here's What 6 Families Would Do...

With Congress yet to agree on a long-term plan to pay for the popular childrens health insurance program, parents start thinking about contingency plans....

 2018-01-10 19:12 

NY Times

Dr. James Melius, Advocate for Workers' Health, Dies at 69...

His expertise was essential to the creation of the law that authorized billions to help those whose health was affected by the 9/11 terrorist attacks....

 2018-01-10 16:00 

NY Times

After a Turbulent Childhood, on a Path to a Healthier Life...

At 18, Charles Louis quit the psychotropic medications he had been prescribed in foster care. After stretches of homelessness, he now has a place of his own to share with his pets....

 2018-01-10 12:00 

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Bioethics in Action, Part I: Helping Students Explore Difficult Questions in Health Care...

Part I of a two-part series uses resources in The Times to help students explore difficult ethical questions related to patient autonomy, physician autonomy and scarce resources....

 2018-01-10 11:29 

NY Times

R.S.V.? She Hadn't Heard of It. Then Her Child Was Hospitalized....

More than 57,000 children under 5 are hospitalized with respiratory syncytial virus each year, on average. Many parents have no idea what it is....

 2018-01-07 22:51 

NY Times

City's New Public Hospitals Chief Will Focus on Primary Care...

Dr. Mitchell H. Katz, the former director of the Los Angeles County Health Agency, wants to transform NYC Health & Hospitals into an agency that focuses less on hospitalized care....

 2018-01-07 20:34 

NY Times

The Immigrants Who Deliver Health Care...

Tighter restrictions on immigration could create shortages in providing in-home care and elder care, readers note....

 2018-01-05 19:39 

NY Times

Nuclear War Would Be 'Devastating,' So the C.D.C. Wants to Get People Prepared...

The nations public health agency says a workshop was scheduled months ago, before President Trumps recent tweets about nuclear buttons and North Korea....

 2018-01-05 10:45 

NY Times

How to Counter the Circus of Pseudoscience...

Alternative-health gurus harness the language of medicine to sound authoritative. Doctors and other scientists must push back....

 2018-01-03 11:00 

NY Times

Exercise Alters Our Microbiome. Is That One Reason It's So Good for Us?...

Lean people were especially responsive to exercises effects on the bacterial makeup of our guts....

 2018-01-03 10:03 

NY Times

Made in China: New and Potentially Lifesaving Drugs...

A growing number of Chinese pharmaceutical companies are trying to break into the United States, seeking regulatory approval to offer their treatments for cancer and other ailments....

 2018-01-02 08:30 

NY Times

Why the U.S. Spends So Much More Than Other Nations on Health Care...

Studies point to a simple reason, the prices, not to the amount of care. And lowering prices would upset a lot of people in the health industry. ...

 2018-01-02 07:45 

NY Times

8 Easy, Meaningful New Year's Resolutions for Better Health...

You dont need fad diets, supplements, fancy workouts or lots of time or money to improve your health....

 2018-01-02 07:00 

NY Times

'Fake News': Wide Reach but Little Impact, Study Suggests...

Before the 2016 election, those most likely to read fake news online were older and conservative, a new study finds. But even they relied most often on mainstream media....

 2018-01-01 15:35 

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Fast, Cheap Testing for Tuberculosis? Soon It May Be Possible...

Diagnosing TB, a major killer, can be cumbersome and inaccurate. But a new way to detect byproducts of the bacteria in urine may change that....

 2018-01-01 11:00 

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They Took On the Food Giants — and Won...

For decades, the Center for Science in the Public Interest has worked to influence public policy on nutrition....

 2018-01-01 10:30 

NY Times

Finding Purpose for a Good Life. But Also a Healthy One....

Happiness has little to do with it. Research suggests meaning in your life is important for well-being. ...

 2018-01-01 00:02 

NY Times

Tom Brokaw: You Can Find the Entire World Inside Your Hospital...

American health care is a universe of scientific genius and selfless compassion populated by the most diverse population in the country....

 2017-12-29 11:30 

NY Times

The Weekly Health Quiz: Fats, Bones and Surviving Cancer...

Test your knowledge of this weeks health news....

 2017-12-27 23:40 

NY Times

F.D.A. Leaves Tainted Foods on Shelves Too Long, Report Finds...

The agency has the authority to force recalls of contaminated foods but is not adequately ensuring timely compliance, an inspector generals report concludes....

 2017-12-26 21:37 

NY Times

How Big Tech Is Going After Your Health Care...

Apple, Google, Microsoft and other giants are accelerating their efforts to remake health care with new tracking apps, sensors and other tools....

 2017-12-26 12:35 

NY Times

Measles Deaths Fall to a Record Low Worldwide...

Thanks to vaccines, the disease which not long ago killed over 2 million children a year now kills fewer than 100,000, the W.H.O. reported....

 2017-12-26 05:05 

NY Times

One Man's Stand Against Junk Food as Diabetes Climbs Across India...

India is sitting on a volcano of diabetes. A fathers effort to ban junk food sales in and near schools aims to change what children eat....

 2017-12-25 07:45 

NY Times

How to Be Happier, Safer, Healthier and Smarter in 2018...

Welcome to the latest edition of the Smarter Living newsletter....

 2017-12-23 08:00 

NY Times

In Asia's Fattest Country, Nutritionists Take Money From Food Giants...

When the food industry funds nutritionists, critics say it subverts science to preserve its market....

 2017-12-22 11:00 

NY Times

The Weekly Health Quiz: Ice Cream, Tea and Families...

Test your knowledge of this weeks health news....

 2017-12-22 10:00 

NY Times

Greater Access to Donated Livers Promised to Transplant Patients...

Under revised guidelines, the sickest patients may qualify to receive organs from regions outside their own....

 2017-12-21 10:00 

NY Times

Requiem for the Individual Mandate...

Born a conservative idea, maturing as a bipartisan one, then tagged a Democratic invention, it survived many attacks but fell victim to the G.O.P. tax plan. ...

 2017-12-20 23:55 

NY Times

Congress Refuses to Do Right by Children's Health Care...

The Childrens Health Insurance Program is in limbo while Republicans rejoice at a tax cut of more than $1 trillion for the rich....

 2017-12-20 22:56 

NY Times

Trump Falsely Claims to Have 'Repealed Obamacare'...

The repeal of the individual mandate in the tax bill, despite President Trumps claim, does not amount to a repeal of the entire health care law....

 2017-12-20 21:49 

NY Times

A Salad a Day May Be Good for Brain Health...

Older men and women who ate the most lettuce, spinach, kale and collard greens scored the equivalent of 11 years younger on cognitive tests than those who ate little or none....

 2017-12-19 23:38 

NY Times

E.P.A. Delays Bans on Uses of Hazardous Chemicals...

Despite earlier warnings about the dangers, the agency will indefinitely postpone bans on three chemicals used in paint strippers, and in dry-cleaning and degreasing agents....

 2017-12-19 14:00 

NY Times

A Federal Ban on Making Lethal Viruses Is Lifted...

The N.I.H. will create expert panels to assess controversial research into creating pathogens that easily infect humans....

 2017-12-18 22:11 

NY Times

Hospital Giants Vie for Patients in Effort to Fend Off New Rivals...

The flurry of mergers among big hospital groups is aimed at retaining patients while new competitors, including insurance giants and technology outfits, try to steal them away...

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