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Health Care Briefing: Senate Health Care Vote: Here’s Where They Left Off and What’s Next

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:32:44 GMT

Senator Chuck Schumer, the minority leader, leaving the Senate chamber after lawmakers on Wednesday rejected a proposal to repeal the health care law.The Senate is moving closer to wrapping up debate over repealing the Affordable Care Act, but lawmakers have still not seen the bill they’re discussing.

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Case of Zika Virus, Likely Spread by Mosquito, Is Reported in Texas

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:33:03 GMT

An Aedes aegypti mosquito, which can carry the Zika virus, seen through a microscope. Officials in Texas reported what they believe is a case of mosquito transmission of the virus within the state’s border, the first within the continental United States this year.For the first time this year, health officials have documented a case of local mosquito transmission of the virus within the contiguous United States.

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England’s Mental Health Experiment: No-Cost Talk Therapy

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:43:13 GMT

At an office for Healthy Minds in High Wycombe, England, psychological well-being practitioners perform hourlong evaluations over the phone to decide what type of therapy is most appropriate for people who call asking for help.The two creators of the program concluded that providing therapy, creating a system of primary care for mental health, made economic sense.

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How to Improve Resilience in Midlife

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 03:22:01 GMT

There are active steps you can take during and after a crisis to speed your emotional recovery.

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Want to Be Happy? Buy More Takeout and Hire a Maid, Study Suggests

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:44:54 GMT

Paying others to do tasks one dreads could lead to more happiness, a study found.Researchers found that spending money to save time actually makes people happier than buying material goods.

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Phys Ed: How Tattoos Might Affect Your Workout

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:00:01 GMT

The amount and saltiness of sweat changed in skin areas that had been dyed.

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It’s High Time for Ticks, Which Are Spreading Diseases Farther

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:17:19 GMT

Brian Kelly of East End Tick and Mosquito Control dragging for ticks. The company now routinely sprays lawns in addition to bushes because of the increased prevalence of more aggressive species of ticks.The disease-carrying blood suckers are spreading more pathogens and putting more Americans at risk for rare illnesses.

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Fact Check: For Trump’s ‘Victims’ of Obamacare, Senate Bill May Be Worse

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:55:13 GMT

President Trump spoke about the Affordable Care Act at the White House on Monday.President Trump misleadingly suggested that the Senate health bill would provide “relief” to families hurt by the current law.

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Global Health: In Some Countries, Women Get Days Off for Period Pain

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:27:39 GMT

Woman in the subway in Mumbai, India. In some countries, companies offer women paid time off for period pain. But some experts fear these policies reinforce dated stereotypes.

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Good News on Headphones and Hearing Loss

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:00:00 GMT

A reassuring new study found that hearing impairment rates among teens have dropped since an alarming spike in hearing loss was reported a decade ago.

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British Court Decides Charlie Gard Will Be Moved to a Hospice to Die

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:17:56 GMT

Chris Gard and Connie Yates with their son, Charlie, at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.There were no further details on when life support would be removed from the chronically ill infant.

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Living With Cancer: For Kids With Cancer, Focusing on Quality of Life

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:00:01 GMT

Dr. Justin Baker, director of the Quality of Life and Palliative Care Division at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis with a patient, Emma Sarfity.Paying attention to the concerns of patients and their families from the time of diagnosis throughout treatment.

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AstraZeneca’s Cancer Drug Trial Disappoints, Sending Shares Lower

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:09:58 GMT

The AstraZeneca offices in Macclesfield, England. The company’s treatment for lung cancer had been expected to be a major driver of growth.The treatment had been expected to be a crucial driver of growth for the company as it faces more competition from generic pharmaceuticals.

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Former Obama Aides Lead Opposition to Health Care Repeal

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:49:13 GMT

A demonstrator protested outside of senators’ offices on Capitol Hill this month.As Republicans seek to repeal the Affordable Care Act, scores of former Obama aides who helped create the law are fighting to save it.

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China and India File Rival Claims Over Tibetan Medicine

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 04:01:21 GMT

On the Tibetan Plateau near Zadoi, in the Chinese province of Qinghai, a Tibetan nomad searching for caterpillar fungus, a prized ingredient in Tibetan and Chinese traditional medicine.In Unesco applications, the neighbors are trying to formally tie Tibetan medicine, an ancient practice with a growing commercial value, to their national patrimonies.

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Senate Soundly Rejects Repeal-Only Health Plan

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 01:04:40 GMT

Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, on Wednesday after the Senate voted to reject the “clean repeal” measure that had been embraced by conservatives.Seven Republicans joined Democrats to vote down a measure that would have repealed the Affordable Care Act without a replacement.

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Quantifying the Benefits of Owning a Dog

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:53:50 GMT

Dog owners spent 30 fewer minutes a day being sedentary than those who didn’t own a dog.

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Celgene to Pay $280 Million to Settle Fraud Suit Over Cancer Drugs

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:42:50 GMT

Mark J. Alles, the chief executive officer of Celgene, at a conference in Beverly Hills, Calif., in May.The lawsuit accused the pharmaceutical company of marketing Thalomid and Revlimid for unapproved use on a broader range of cancers.

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When Jewish Parents Decide Not to Circumcise

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:34:16 GMT

If parents skip the bris, can a son still be Jewish?

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Health Care Briefing: Senate Health Care Decision: Pence Breaks Senate Tie

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:24:40 GMT

Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, last week on Capitol Hill.The G.O.P. health effort narrowly advanced after Vice President Mike Pence broke a Senate tie.

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Scientists Report a Rare Case of H.I.V. Remission

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:52:17 GMT

A presentation Sunday at the International AIDS Society conference in Paris, where research on a South African child in H.I.V. remission was presented.A girl in South Africa, born infected with the virus, was given early treatment and remained free of the infection eight years later, scientists reported on Monday.

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Personal Health: The Subtle Signs of a Thyroid Disorder

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:00:12 GMT

Routine blood tests may fail to detect insufficient thyroid hormone, leaving patients without an accurate explanation for their symptoms.

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Companies Rush to Develop ‘Utterly Transformative’ Gene Therapies

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 19:05:16 GMT

In CAR-T therapy, a patient’s T cells are reprogrammed in the laboratory to create modified T cells that are genetically coded to recognize and fight the patient’s cancer.Gene therapy for cancer is becoming a reality but works best for blood cancers like leukemia and not yet in more common ones like lung cancer.

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New C.D.C. Chief Saw Coca-Cola as Ally in Obesity Fight

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:50:56 GMT

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald wrote an opinion piece for the Coca-Cola Journey website that said “We must get our students moving, not only during the school day, but also after.”Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald said she would consider taking money from Coke for C.D.C. programs despite the agency’s having cut ties with the company in the past.

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On Baseball: Fatherhood, and Illness, Retools the Priorities of Rockies Starter Chad Bettis

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 19:39:08 GMT

Chad Bettis, center, with Darryl Scott, right, a Rockies pitching coordinator. Bettis’s fastball was clocked at 94 m.p.h.Bettis, 28, who was battling testicular cancer when his baby daughter, Everleigh, arrived, said, “I kind of found out where baseball stood.”

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Noah Syndergaard, Injured After Bulking Up, Rethinks His Training

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 15:33:38 GMT

The Mets’ Noah Syndergaard at the end of the first inning in a game against the Nationals in Washington on April 30.“I realize now how messed up my body was, and I’m working hard to get it back to normal,” said the Mets starter, who has not pitched since April 30.

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What We Finally Got Around to Learning at the Procrastination Research Conference

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:12:52 GMT

“In the end time is going to kill us. The only thing that limits us is time. You can get another job or lover. But you can’t get more time,” said Jean O’Callaghan of University of Roehampton in London, regarding why she studies procrastination.For the last 20 years, academic researchers have gathered at this event to share and debate their studies without being mocked.

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The New Old Age: Another Possible Indignity of Age: Arrest

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:48:20 GMT

Carol King, who has Alzheimer’s disease, with her son, Geoffrey King, in her room at a San Francisco residence for older adults this month. She was detained after an incident there last summer.Confrontations with police officers are increasing as the ranks of older Americans swell and dementia becomes more widespread.

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Ask Well: Should We Be Buying Iodized Salt?

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:00:01 GMT

Most Americans and Europeans who eat a varied diet get enough iodine even if they don’t use iodized salt, though pregnant women are at risk.

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A Drug Maker Spends Big in Washington to Make Itself Heard

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 02:32:45 GMT

Mallinckrodt’s spending on political donations and lobbying comes as the drug industry as a whole beefs up its Capitol Hill presence.

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These Americans Hated the Health Law. Until the Idea of Repeal Sank In.

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 02:24:36 GMT

Cindy McMahon, left, and Carrie McCollum in Yardley, Pa. At 52, Ms. McMahon has diabetes but remains uninsured despite the risk of incurring a tax penalty under the Affordable Care Act.Sentiment in a Pennsylvania county has tracked with a national shift in opinion about the Affordable Care Act amid fears that millions could lose coverage.

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Congressional Memo: In a Cruel Summer for the G.O.P., ‘Things Are Starting to Feel Incoherent’

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 03:25:53 GMT

Senator Bob Corker, Republican of Tennessee, on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. “There’s just not a lot of progress happening,” he said.Republicans in Washington should be returning home next week to brag. But despite having total control on Capitol Hill, even they admit that policies aren’t advancing.

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