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 2018-06-19 15:31 

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New Trump Rule Rolls Back Protections of the Affordable Care Act...

President Trump cleared the way for a final rule making it easier for small businesses to band together and offer insurance exempt from many requirements of the 2010 health law....

 2018-06-19 02:23 

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Trump Clears Way for Health Plans With Lower Costs and Fewer Benefits...

The administration is poised to issue a rule making it easier for small businesses to band together and create insurance plans that skirt many requirements of the Affordable Care Act....

 2018-06-18 23:00 

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A Troubling Prognosis for Migrant Children in Detention: 'The Earlier They're Out, the Better'...

The longer children remain in institutional settings, the greater their risk of depression, post-traumatic stress and other mental health problems....

 2018-06-18 19:42 

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The Man Who (Almost) Wiped Out the Guinea Worms...

Dr. Ernesto Ruiz-Tiben has saved tens of millions of people from painful parasitic infections....

 2018-06-18 19:37 

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Nearly Eradicated in Humans, the Guinea Worm Finds New Victims: Dogs...

For 30 years, scientists have fought to eliminate a horrifying parasite. Suddenly, it has begun infecting dogs in Chad, threatening to undo decades of progress....

 2018-06-18 18:31 

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It Was Supposed to Be an Unbiased Study of Drinking. They Wanted to Call It 'Cheers.'...

Buried in a new N.I.H. report are disturbing examples of coordination between scientists and the alcohol industry on a study that could have changed America's drinking habits....

 2018-06-16 09:00 

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A Family in Transition...

Two fathers and the baby girl they never expected....

 2018-06-15 21:13 

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Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Indicted on Fraud Charges...

The former darling of Silicon Valley and the former president of her blood testing company are accused of defrauding investors, doctors and patients in a federal indictment....

 2018-06-15 18:55 

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Inferior Health Policies...

A former health care administrator criticizes a Trump administration plan....

 2018-06-15 16:05 

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Major Study of Drinking Should be Stopped, Federal Advisers Conclude...

An internal investigation at the National Institutes of Health concluded that the results of a $100 million research trial would be compromised by unauthorized contacts with the alcohol industry....

 2018-06-15 09:00 

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A Small Price for Sitting Pretty...

While the health effects have been debated, research shows they are minimal....

 2018-06-15 09:00 

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The Weekly Health Quiz: Belly Fat, Depression and the Unique Benefits of Standing...

Test your knowledge of this week's health news....

 2018-06-14 22:56 

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G.O.P. to Americans With Health Problems: Drop Dead...

Republican cruelty is a pre-existing condition....

 2018-06-14 20:36 

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Sex and Drugs Decline Among Teens, but Depression and Suicidal Thoughts Grow...

The C.D.C.'s biannual survey of U.S. high school students also showed increases in bullying and declines in condom use....

 2018-06-13 21:00 

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A Landmark Diet Study Was Flawed. The Researchers Stand By It Anyway....

A highly publicized trial in Spain found that the Mediterranean diet protects against heart disease. Now the original work has been retracted and re-analyzed, with the same result....

 2018-06-13 09:00 

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7 Therapists, Psychiatrists and Counselors Talk About Treating the Suicidal...

Mental health workers, who have a unique perspective on America's suicide crisis, recently opened up about what it looks like to them....

 2018-06-11 19:58 

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As an HIV Prevention Drug Surged in Australia, Condom Use Fell...

Infection rates declined despite an rise in unprotected sex, suggesting widespread use of the drug may mitigate the effects of riskier behavior....

 2018-06-11 15:37 

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Secrets of the Y Chromosome...

It's not just what makes males into males. The sex chromosome also influences health in hidden ways, some experts believe, and may even explain why men have shorter life spans....

 2018-06-11 09:00 

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To Take Care of Your Health, Measure Your Waist...

If your waist measures 35 or more inches for women or 40 or more inches for men, chances are you're harboring a potentially dangerous amount of abdominal fat....

 2018-06-11 09:00 

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Can Low-Intensity Care Solve High Health Care Costs?...

The shift toward cheaper settings like outpatient clinics and homes is a worthy goal, but new research is showing us where we shouldn't cut corners....

 2018-06-11 00:22 

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K.K.R. Said to Be Near Deal to Acquire Envision Healthcare...

The deal, which would be one of the biggest by a private equity firm in recent years, reflects Wall Street's continued interest in the health care industry....

 2018-06-08 18:57 

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Can One Suicide Lead to Others?...

Suicides can occur in clusters, researchers have found, and high-profile examples may lead to similar acts among those who are already contemplating killing themselves....

 2018-06-08 09:00 

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The Weekly Health Quiz: Weights, School and the Best Place to Live...

Test your knowledge of this week's health news....

 2018-06-07 21:12 

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What to Do When a Loved One Is Severely Depressed...

There are no easy answers for helping someone struggling with depression, especially if you've already tried and tried. Here are some tips from experts....

 2018-06-07 18:20 

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Suicide Is Increasingly Common in the U.S....

Since 1999, suicide rates have risen in almost every state, often by as much as 30 percent, health officials reported....

 2018-06-07 10:11 

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DealBook Briefing: Activist Investor + #MeToo = Athenahealth Sale?...

The company's C.E.O. was ousted after accusations of workplace misbehavior and domestic abuse. That increases the chances of a sale....

 2018-06-07 09:00 

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4 Simple Tips to Stay Healthy on Your Next Trip...

Sticking to a healthy lifestyle on your next trip is the best way to stay healthy no matter where you go, but these four tips can also help....

 2018-06-06 15:05 

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Bush Family Member Out as Chief of Health Care Technology Firm He Started...

Jonathan Bush, a nephew of one president and a cousin of another, resigned as chief executive of Athenahealth under pressure from the hedge fund Elliott Management....

 2018-06-05 20:22 

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A Promising Cancer Treatment Made Patients Worse, Not Better...

For an unusual form of lymphoma, an immunotherapy drug made the disease more aggressive. A cautionary tale....

 2018-06-05 17:47 

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The Life of a Restaurant Inspector: Rising Grades, Fainting Owners...

Eight years after New York City began assigning letter grades, one health inspector says his visits have become routine. But still, "Everyone panics."...

 2018-06-05 14:30 

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Is Health Care Really a Winner for Democrats?...

The party's push for single payer, or something closer to it, may be a setup for failure....

 2018-06-05 00:11 

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Maine Voted to Expand Medicaid. Judge Orders the State to Get Moving....

Maine voters were the first to approve a ballot measure expanding Medicaid. Months later, a court reproached the state for its "complete failure to act."...

 2018-06-04 16:00 

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The Ideal Subjects for a Salt Study? Maybe Prisoners....

Leading scientists propose to track salt's effects on health by controlling how much is given to inmate volunteers....

 2018-06-04 09:00 

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Nipah Virus, Dangerous and Little Known, Spreads in India...

The infection, an emerging threat, has killed virtually all of its victims so far in India....

 2018-06-04 09:00 

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How to Increase Your Chances of Having a Long, Healthy Life...

The big factors in life expectancy: whether people smoke, what and how much they eat, and whether they abuse alcohol or drugs....

 2018-06-04 09:00 

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Reagan, Deregulation and America's Exceptional Rise in Health Care Costs...

Some readers and experts have responded to a recent article by pointing out that the 1980s increase in U.S. health costs coincided with a broad push toward deregulation....

 2018-06-03 19:32 

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Prices Keep Rising for Drugs Treating Painful Sex in Women...

Pharmaceutical companies get away with marking up drugs used to improve women's sex lives because there's little public outcry over a topic that's pretty much taboo....

 2018-06-03 11:30 

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Good News for Women With Breast Cancer: Many Don't Need Chemo...

Many women with early-stage forms of the disease can forego chemo, based on a test that measures the activity of genes involved in breast cancer recurrence....

 2018-06-02 18:30 

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The Crazy Talk About Bringing Back Asylums...

Mental institutions won't meet the need for community care, better coverage and sensible commitment standards....

 2018-06-02 13:11 

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Antibiotics Didn't Cure Their Infections. Fecal Bacteria Did....

In a small study, fecal transplants ended a persistent, dangerous gut infection just as effectively as drugs....

 2018-06-01 19:48 

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As Aid Workers Move to the Heart of Congo's Ebola Outbreak, 'Everything Gets More Complicated'...

Medical investigators will need to overcome the rural region's extreme logistical hurdles to reconstruct transmission chains, vaccinate contacts and halt the spread....

 2018-06-01 09:00 

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The Weekly Health Quiz: Food, Love and Music...

Test your knowledge of this week's health news....

 2018-06-01 09:00 

NY Times

The Next Great American Public Health Campaign? Readers Make Their Picks...

We asked which public health intervention was most needed in this era....

 2018-05-31 21:26 

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The Plot Against Health Care...

Republicans will try to kill Obamacare while they still can....

 2018-05-31 09:00 

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A More Egalitarian Hospital Culture Is Better for Everyone...

A new study proves that hospitals can change, and that a more open culture can help patients do better....

 2018-05-30 18:01 

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Roseanne's 'Ambien-Tweeting,' Explained. Sorta....

The drug is infamous for bizarre side effects, but online ranting is not one of them....

 2018-05-30 09:00 

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The Largest Health Disparity We Don't Talk About...

Americans with serious mental illnesses die 15 to 30 years younger than those without....

 2018-05-30 02:34 

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Quotation of the Day: Health Care Program for Ex-Inmates by Ex-Inmates...

Quotation of the Day for Wednesday, May 30, 2018....

 2018-05-29 16:01 

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They're Out of Prison. Can They Stay Out of the Hospital?...

Community health workers who used to be locked up themselves help recently released inmates get care for mental illness, addiction and other health problems....

 2018-05-28 09:00 

NY Times

It Saves Lives. It Can Save Money. So Why Aren't We Spending More on Public Health?...

Funding for health campaigns is surprisingly low when you consider they're often so valuable that they pay for themselves....

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