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Wider Racial Gap Found in Cervical Cancer Deaths

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:01:13 GMT

A light micrograph through cancerous tissue of the cervix.A new study, which excluded women with hysterectomies, showed the disparity in death rates between blacks and whites was significantly wider.


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Trump’s Vow to Repeal Health Law Revives Talk of High-Risk Pools

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 18:23:57 GMT

Joanne Fitzgerald was repeatedly rejected by health insurers because of a gastrointestinal condition before she was able to get coverage under the Affordable Care Act.Some lawmakers are pushing the idea of the pools, which in the past left many people with pre-existing conditions uncovered or with strict limits to health care.


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Well: Are Baby Carrots as Healthful as Other Carrots?

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:27:49 GMT

Baby carrots are a popular snack. But are they as rich in nutrients as a full-fledged carrot? And what about those miniature carrots with the greens attached you see at farmers’ markets and high-end restaurants?


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Personal Health: Exercise Can Be a Boon to People With Parkinson’s Disease

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:30:52 GMT

An exercise regimen, while not a cure, can alleviate Parkinson’s symptoms and slow progression of the disease.


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Trump’s Health Plan Would Convert Medicaid to Block Grants, Aide Says

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:35:12 GMT

Demonstrators this month outside the Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York. They were protesting plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.The change would be a profound one for the health insurance program for low-income people, raising a host of thorny political and financial questions.


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Donors and Drug Makers Offer $500 Million to Control Global Epidemics

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:00:15 GMT

A child born with microcephaly caused by the Zika virus, during an evaluation at Fundação Altino Ventura in Recife, Brazil. A group of prominent donors announced Wednesday that they had raised almost $500 million for a new partnership to stop epidemics before they spiral out of control.Japan, Norway and two foundations have pledged money to devise a strategy to speed up the international response to viral threats.


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Phys Ed: Running May Be Good for Your Knees

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:47:01 GMT

Knees of runners showed substantially lower levels of two types of cells that can contribute to inflammation and promote arthritis.


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Rate of U.S. Abortions Hits Lowest Since Roe v. Wade

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:36:29 GMT

An operating room at a clinic in San Antonio.Researchers attribute the declines to increased use of long-term birth control devices, particularly among poorer women.


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Q&A: A Scientific Lens on Copper

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:05:34 GMT

Copper bracelets and other folk remedies, like magnetic straps, were no more effective against arthritis than a placebo, a study found.


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Retro Report: Rachel Carson, DDT and the Fight Against Malaria

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 23:30:53 GMT

Scott Pruitt, President Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, at his Senate confirmation hearing last week.The environmental advocate warned about excessive use of pesticides.


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Public Health: What Does Trump’s Executive Order Against Obamacare Actually Do?

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:27:06 GMT

President Donald J. Trump signing his first executive order in the Oval Office on Friday, regarding the Affordable Care Act. The move should be seen as more of a mission statement.Major changes to health policy will require new legislation, not an executive order.


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The Neediest Cases: After Escape From Syria, Another Dangerous Foe: Diabetes

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:00:15 GMT

Nisreen al-Najjar’s son Hisham, center, at home in Jordan. Hisham has Type 1 diabetes.A Neediest Cases beneficiary agency tries to help bridge a health care gap for a young refugee in Jordan, far from home.


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Trump Issues Executive Order Scaling Back Parts of Obamacare

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 03:31:29 GMT

President Trump signed an executive order in the Oval Office on Friday.The one-page order, which the newly inaugurated president signed in a hastily arranged Oval Office ceremony, did not specify which aspects of the health care law it was targeting.


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G.O.P. Governors Seek Flexibility on Medicaid and Health Markets

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:10:06 GMT

Nine governors visiting Capitol Hill criticized the Obama administration as too rigid, but many also urged lawmakers not to repeal the health law without a replacement.



Think You Have Asthma? You Might Not

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:50:45 GMT

Using laboratory tests, researchers found that a third of adults given a diagnosis of asthma did not actually have the disorder.


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Short-Handed: Who Will Care for the Caregivers?

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:00:24 GMT

Some 40 million Americans give daily help to a parent, grandparent, relative or neighbor, assisting with basic things like dressing, bathing, cooking, medications or transportation.A recent report suggests that society’s reliance on a volunteer army of family helpers — largely taken for granted — is unsustainable.


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Well : For Better Vision, Let the Sunshine In

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:00:02 GMT

Exposing young eyes to sunlight may be the best way to counter the worldwide increase in nearsightedness.


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Hitting the Beach? An Umbrella Is Not Enough

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:00:02 GMT

Wearing high SPF sunscreen provided more protection than an umbrella. But people still got sunburned.


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Eat: A Grandmother’s Secret Turmeric Prescription

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:00:03 GMT

Turmeric TeaA morning tea ritual to cure what ails you.


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Opinion: The Conversation Placebo

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:21:11 GMT

Communication between doctor and patient is one of the best treatment tools we have. And we’re not using it.


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Op-Ed Contributors: We Will Miss Antibiotics When They’re Gone

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 02:39:38 GMT

A microbiologist working with tubes of bacteria samples in an antimicrobial resistance and characterization lab at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.To keep infections at bay, we need to fix the broken antibiotic business model.


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Choice for Health Secretary Is Vague on Replacing Affordable Care Act

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:52:08 GMT

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, center, pressed Mr. Price on whether he viewed health care as “a right.”At a Senate hearing, Representative Tom Price set lofty goals for replacing the health law but did not say how he would achieve them.


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Editorial: Tom Price’s Dubious Trades in Health Care Stocks

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:21:02 GMT

Tom Price, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services.The health secretary nominee needs to explain his investments as well as address confusion about the Trump team’s plans to replace Obamacare.


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Fixes: Injecting Drugs, Under a Watchful Eye

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:27:54 GMT

A client at the Insite supervised injection center in Vancouver, Canada.Giving users a supervised place and clean needles increases use of treatment and saves lives.


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Eat Peppers, Live Longer?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:26:53 GMT

Eating hot chili peppers may help you live longer, a new analysis reports.


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Health Law Repeal Could Cost 18 Million Their Insurance, Study Finds

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:39:22 GMT

The offices of Sunshine Health and Life Advisors inside a Miami mall. The company’s customers are worried about changes to the Affordable Care Act promised by President-elect Donald J. Trump.The Congressional Budget Office said 18 million people would lose their insurance in the first year, with that number and costs rising over 10 years.


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Op-Ed Contributor: The G.O.P.’s Health Care Death Spiral

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:21:20 GMT

An enrollment agent speaks with a family about plans under Covered California in San Francisco.A repeal-and-delay of Obamacare would be a “total disaster” for the individual insurance market.


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Taking Picky Eating to the Extreme

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:00:01 GMT

Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder can lead to physical, social and psychological impairments.


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Road to Recovery After Concussion Leads to Australian Open

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 02:08:24 GMT

Casey Dellacqua at the 2015 China Open, where she fell and hit her head. Her next memory was of being in a Beijing hospital.Casey Dellacqua, who fell and hit her head during the 2015 China Open, missed nine months of competition while living in a “constant world of drowsiness.”


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Trump Health Secretary Pick’s Longtime Foes: Big Government and Insurance Companies

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:53:01 GMT

Representative Tom Price, President-elect Donald J. Trump’s pick for health and human services secretary, in Washington last week.Over a long political career, Tom Price, a doctor, never swerved from his policy mission to protect his former profession from what he views as heavy-handed government intrusion.


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Fear Spurs Support for Health Law as Republicans Work to Repeal It

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:06:47 GMT

Thousands of people showed up on Sunday in Warren, Mich., to hear Senator Bernie Sanders, independent of Vermont, denounce Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Rallies were held across the country over the weekend.Thousands of people are speaking out in support of the Affordable Care Act by sharing testimonials with Congress and holding rallies across the country.


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A Conversation With: The Stem-Cell Revolution Is Coming — Slowly

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:10:11 GMT

Shinya Yamanaka directs Kyoto University’s Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, and leads a small research lab at the Gladstone Institutes, which is affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco.Where are the miracle treatments we were promised? A Nobel Prize-winning scientist explains.


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Global Health: How the Response to Zika Failed Millions

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:06:03 GMT

A 4-month-old baby with microcephaly being examined in Brazil this month. Her mother was infected with the Zika virus while she was pregnant. One year after the W.H.O. declared a public health emergency, experts reflect on the response to the virus and find many aspects wanting.


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