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 2018-12-14 10:00 

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Weekly Health Quiz: Vegetables, Sleep and the Best Exercise to Age Well...

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 2018-12-13 23:28 

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Breast Cancer Risk May Rise After Childbirth, but Is Still Low...

Women who recently gave birth may have an increased risk of breast cancer that lasts about 20 years. But for most, the overall risk is still small....

 2018-12-13 17:07 

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N.I.H. to Scrutinize Private Donations to Scientific Research Projects...

After halting a controversial alcohol study, officials will enforce new policies to ensure that private support does not compromise scientific integrity....

 2018-12-12 18:30 

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Fetal Tissue Research Is Curtailed by Trump Administration...

Studies that rely on tissue from aborted fetuses have pitted abortion critics against scientists who say the research helps millions of people....

 2018-12-12 00:45 

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Brazil's New President Isn't Even in Office Yet and He's Already Damaged Our Health Care...

Our public health system is a jewel. Can it survive four years of recklessness?...

 2018-12-10 17:55 

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What We Know About Diet and Weight Loss...

After decades of research, there are shockingly few firm conclusions....

 2018-12-10 17:03 

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Is Screen Time Bad for Kids' Brains?...

A study featured on "60 Minutes" is sure to alarm parents. Here's what scientists know, and don't know, about the link between screens, behavior, and development....

 2018-12-10 16:54 

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In Remote Villages, Surprising New Measures Save Children With Malaria...

Malaria quickly kills toddlers. But rapid diagnostic tests, a new suppository drug and bicycle ambulances can buy enough time to get stricken children to hospitals....

 2018-12-10 14:32 

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'A Gypsy Spirit' Finds Grounding...

Depression dogged LaShondra Jones all her life. With a new mental health care course, she is focused on her studies and building her family....

 2018-12-08 15:40 

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Doctors and Disclosures...

A review by The New York Times and ProPublica found that dozens of doctors have failed to disclose significant conflicts of interests in their journal papers....

 2018-12-08 15:00 

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What These Medical Journals Don't Reveal: Top Doctors' Ties to Industry...

Academic research publications rely on doctors to voluntarily disclose their payments from drug and health companies in a lax reporting system some say is broken....

 2018-12-07 19:56 

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Six Michigan Doctors Charged in $464 Million Insurance and Opioid Scheme...

Federal prosecutors said the doctors unnecessarily prescribed opioids to patients and sought to defraud insurance companies....

 2018-12-07 19:43 

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How to Get the Most From a Health Savings Account...

Experts say a little comparison shopping can minimize fees and maximize savings....

 2018-12-07 13:57 

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Older Americans Are Flocking to Medical Marijuana...

Oils, tinctures and salves — and sometimes old-fashioned buds — are increasingly common in seniors' homes. Doctors warn that popularity has outstripped scientific evidence....

 2018-12-07 10:00 

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Weekly Health Quiz: Sleep, Stomach Bugs and the Healthiest City...

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 2018-12-06 21:50 

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Drug Maker Pays $360 Million to Settle Investigation Into Charity Kickbacks...

Prosecutors accused Actelion Pharmaceuticals, which Johnson & Johnson acquired in 2017, of violating Medicare laws by funneling money through a patient-assistance charity....

 2018-12-06 21:16 

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Growth of Health Care Spending Slowed Last Year...

The 3.9 percent growth was the lowest since before big increases linked to the expansion of coverage under the Affordable Care Act....

 2018-12-06 18:47 

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Why Is Obamacare Enrollment Down?...

Sign-ups for health plans are 11 percent lower than last year, with two weeks left in open enrollment. Here are some possible reasons....

 2018-12-05 17:53 

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Why Are Scientists So Upset About the First Crispr Babies?...

Only because a rogue researcher defied myriad scientific and ethical norms and guidelines. We break it down....

 2018-12-05 14:41 

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From a Deceased Woman's Transplanted Uterus, a Live Birth...

A novel transplantation procedure may help more infertile women become pregnant....

 2018-12-04 00:18 

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Giving Patients a Voice Even When Voices in Their Heads Overwhelm Them...

Psychiatric advance directives allow patients with serious mental illness to specify the treatment they want if they become too sick to say so....

 2018-12-03 19:55 

NY Times

Robots in Health Care...

A reader asks what will happen if we will allow them to replace human interaction....

 2018-12-03 10:00 

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The Secret to Good Health May Be a Walk in the Park...

In Minneapolis-St. Paul, the nation's healthiest urban region, almost everyone lives within a 10-minute walk of a good public park. Shouldn't we all?...

 2018-12-01 15:30 

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New Hope for African Children With Sickle-Cell Disease...

Already used in Western countries, hydroxyurea eased painful episodes in African children with the condition. It also reduced the risk of malaria infection....

 2018-12-01 10:00 

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Loss and Bravery: Intimate Snapshots From the First Decade of the AIDS Crisis...

Covering the tragic escalation of an epidemic...

 2018-11-30 10:00 

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Weekly Health Quiz: French Fries, Sports and Genetically Edited Babies...

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 2018-11-29 20:21 

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Kevin Love to Discuss Mental Health and Sports Culture...

Love will be interviewed by Juliet Macur, a Sports of The Times columnist, at Tufts University on Thursday night....

 2018-11-29 12:26 

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He Thought He Was Fat. It Turned Out He Had a 77-Pound Tumor....

As his stomach grew and the rest of his body got thinner, Hector Hernandez knew something was wrong, but he never suspected it was cancer....

 2018-11-29 10:00 

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You Don't Want French Fries With That...

Fries are unhealthy but undeniably tasty, so if you do indulge, here is some expert advice....

 2018-11-28 16:35 

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Watching My Patient Die, Remotely...

As more and more hospitals have adopted electronic medical records, their records have become linked and you can follow your patients, virtually, hundreds of miles away....

 2018-11-27 20:22 

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Battle Against Ebola in Congo Pits Medical Hope Against Local Chaos...

A vaccine and new treatments are on hand, but the outbreak is in an area rife with unpredictable gunfire, bandits and suspicion of outsiders....

 2018-11-27 19:40 

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Juul's New Product: Less Nicotine, More Intense Vapor...

In an effort to expand overseas sales, the company is designing a way to reduce nicotine levels but enhance the rate of absorption in the body....

 2018-11-27 10:00 

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How Pollution Can Hurt the Health of the Economy...

Many studies show a relationship between pollution and negative educational and earnings outcomes....

 2018-11-26 22:46 

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Chinese Scientist Claims to Make First Genetically Edited Babies...

The researcher, He Jiankui, offered no evidence or data to back up his assertions. If true, some fear the feat could open the door to "designer babies"...

 2018-11-26 15:18 

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Social Security Runs Short of Money and Ideas Fly on How to Repair It...

As Social Security dips into its trust fund, policymakers propose changes to fix the program's finances and strengthen its benefits, especially for women....

 2018-11-25 19:09 

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This City's Overdose Deaths Have Plunged. Can Others Learn From It?...

Dayton, Ohio, had one of the highest overdose death rates in the nation in 2017. The city made many changes, and fatal overdoses are down more than 50 percent from last year....

 2018-11-23 10:00 

NY Times

Weekly Health Quiz: A Deadly Food, the Appendix and Peanut Allergies...

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

 2018-11-21 23:41 

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Federal Ban on Female Genital Mutilation Ruled Unconstitutional by Judge...

In a Michigan case involving members of a small Muslim sect, the court found that only states, not federal prosecutors, could bring charges....

 2018-11-20 21:56 

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Chickenpox Outbreak at School Linked to Vaccine Exemptions...

It is the largest outbreak in North Carolina since the chickenpox vaccine first became available in 1995....

 2018-11-20 02:39 

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How Can We Unleash the Immune System?...

Although immunotherapy can work wonders for cancer, it does not help everyone, side effects can be fierce, and costs are high. But the field is young....

 2018-11-20 02:35 

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How Long Can People Live?...

The trick is not to increase life span, scientists say, but to lengthen "health span."...

 2018-11-20 02:35 

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Why Don't We Have Vaccines Against Everything?...

Money is just the obvious obstacle. A few diseases, like H.I.V., so far have outwitted both the immune system and scientists....

 2018-11-20 02:31 

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When Will We Solve Mental Illness?...

Biology was supposed to cure what ails psychiatry. Decades later, millions of people with mental disorders are still waiting....

 2018-11-20 00:28 

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Fighting the Spiritual Void...

A soul big enough to hold the trauma inside....

 2018-11-19 12:30 

NY Times

The Fight Against Malaria Has Reached a Standstill...

Deaths from the disease plummeted from 2000 to 2013, but are now stuck at over 400,000 a year. Donor giving is flat, and some countries are not doing enough to protect their citizens....

 2018-11-17 00:31 

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Ohio House Passes Bill to Criminalize Abortions on Fetuses With a Heartbeat...

The measure would punish doctors who perform an abortion when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, with few exceptions....

 2018-11-16 12:00 

NY Times

Rapid Cure Approved for Sleeping Sickness, a Horrific Illness...

Parasites transmitted by tsetse flies travel to the brain, causing paranoia, fury and death. Until now, killing them required hospitalization and harsh drugs....

 2018-11-16 10:00 

NY Times

The Price of Cool: A Teen, a Juul and Nicotine Addiction...

E-cigarettes may help tobacco smokers quit. But the alluring devices can swiftly induce a nicotine habit in teenagers who never smoked. The tale of one teen's struggle....

 2018-11-16 10:00 

NY Times

She Couldn't Quit Smoking. Then She Tried Juul....

Millions embrace e-cigarettes as smoking cessation aids. Will restricting the devices for teenagers put former adult smokers who vape at risk to start again?...

 2018-11-16 10:00 

NY Times

Weekly Health Quiz: Vitamins, Coffee and Weight Loss...

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