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W.H.O. Elects Ethiopia’s Tedros as First Director General From Africa

Tue, 23 May 2017 19:02:35 GMT

A woman waved a portrait of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the newly elected director general of the World Health Organization, in Geneva on Tuesday.Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia was chosen after a closed session of world health ministers.

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Pediatricians Say No Fruit Juice in Child’s First Year

Mon, 22 May 2017 04:01:01 GMT

The American Academy of Pediatrics says that many parents wrongly believe that fruit juice is good for children.

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Personal Health: The Worst Fat in the Food Supply

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:00:01 GMT

Trans fat bans led to fewer heart attacks and strokes.

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Warmer Weather Brings More Infections After Surgery

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:45:37 GMT

The risk of developing an infection at the site of a surgical wound increases during the summer months.

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A Vital Drug Runs Low, Though Its Base Ingredient Is in Many Kitchens

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:09:17 GMT

Sodium bicarbonate solution is used for everything from open-heart surgery to chemotherapy treatments. Both of the drug’s suppliers have run out of it.Suppliers of a simple, critical medication — sodium bicarbonate solution — have run out, leaving doctors to juggle chemotherapy and postpone surgery.

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Trump Seeks Delay of Ruling on Health Law Subsidies, Prolonging Uncertainty

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:49:12 GMT

An examination room at a health center in Blacksville, W.Va., in March.The request could further destabilize insurance markets just as insurers are developing rates and deciding whether to participate in 2018.

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The New Old Age: Planning to Age in Place? Find a Contractor Now

Fri, 19 May 2017 17:17:54 GMT

Virtually all single-family homes lack features needed to accommodate aging owners’ limitations. But there are specialists prepared to help fix that.

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Babies From Skin Cells? Prospect Is Unsettling to Some Experts

Tue, 16 May 2017 21:38:30 GMT

Mice that were created from tail cells. Researchers in Japan made viable eggs from the skin cells of adult female mice, and produced embryos that were implanted into female mice, who then gave birth to healthy babies.Researchers say that scientists may soon be able to create a baby from human skin cells that have been coaxed to grow into eggs and sperm.

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Cuts to AIDS Treatment Programs Could Cost a Million Lives

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:51:58 GMT

A health worker testing a patient for H.I.V. in Homa Bay County, Kenya.Researchers said at least one million people would die worldwide if the Trump administration’s proposed funding cuts to public health programs were enacted.

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Why Chocolate May Be Good for the Heart

Tue, 23 May 2017 22:30:01 GMT

Eating chocolate may lower the risk for atrial fibrillation, the irregular heartbeat that can lead to stroke and heart failure.

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Global Health: A Global Health Scorecard Finds U.S. Lacking

Mon, 22 May 2017 20:54:45 GMT

A test for diabetes during at a medical clinic in Los Angeles.By a new metric that takes into account economic means, some countries are making surprising gains in health, while the United States lags behind.

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Trilobites: These Baby Mice Were Born From Sperm That Went to Space

Mon, 22 May 2017 19:00:28 GMT

Mouse sperm, freeze-dried and in flown space for nine months, was successfully used to fertilize eggs, creating healthy litters of “space pups,” researchers from Japan are reporting.Although tests did find slightly increased DNA damage, compared with freeze-dried earth sperm, the space version did the job when it came to fertilizing eggs.

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Matter: In ‘Enormous Success,’ Scientists Tie 52 Genes to Human Intelligence

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:00:02 GMT

Blood samples from some participants in a new study of genes linked to intelligence were held at the U.K. Biobank, above.The genes account for just a tiny fraction of the variation in test scores, experts say. Many are yet to be found, and environmental factors are also greatly important.

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Some Social Scientists Are Tired of Asking for Permission

Mon, 22 May 2017 17:28:01 GMT

New federal rules may make it easier for researchers to conduct behavioral experiments. Critics worry that academics cannot judge whether their studies are harmful.

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Take a Number: Nearly 20 Million Have Gained Health Insurance Since 2010

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:34:02 GMT

Customers at a mall kiosk of Sunshine Health and Life Advisors, a company that helps with enrollment in the Affordable Care Act, in Miami last November.The number of Americans without health insurance has fallen drastically since passage of the Affordable Care Act.

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The Checkup: The Science of Adolescent Sleep

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:00:01 GMT

Sleep deprivation is linked to behavioral and mental health problems and car accident risk, experts say, and starting school later could help.

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The New Health Care: As Pollen Counts Rise, Test Scores Fall

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:30:02 GMT

What we breathe affects how well we perform at school or work, research shows.

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Over 60 and Dancing at W.N.B.A. Center Court

Sun, 21 May 2017 10:00:31 GMT

The Timeless Torches, a dance squad for the W.N.B.A.’s Liberty, lets those over 40 — many in their 60s — shake their booty on center court, breaking the tradition of the typical halftime act.

Trump, Shouting ‘Death Spiral,’ Has Nudged Affordable Care Act Downward

Sat, 20 May 2017 19:42:47 GMT

A mobile dental and medical clinic in Milton, Fla., in December. The Trump administration has sent mixed signals about the fate of federal “cost-sharing” subsidies to insurers.The administration and Congress have had a hand in the instability shaking the health care program, using it to their advantage.

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Texas House Approves New Limits on Abortion

Sat, 20 May 2017 16:14:59 GMT

State lawmakers backed legislation banning a second-trimester procedure and the sale or donation of fetal tissue. The measure is expected to pass in the State Senate as well.

UnitedHealth Overbilled Medicare by Billions, U.S. Says in Suit

Sat, 20 May 2017 00:39:53 GMT

Benjamin Poehling, a former finance director for UnitedHealthcare Medicare and Retirement, filed a whistle-blower lawsuit that the Justice Department has joined.The Justice Department said adjustments to patients’ charts were made to reap greater payments, but the company said it broke no rules.

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Party Coverage: Scene City: Pretty in Pink

Fri, 19 May 2017 18:12:24 GMT

Galas were held for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the New York Philharmonic, El Museo del Barrio, and the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations.

Ask Well: How Much Weight Do I Need to Lose to Prevent Diabetes?

Fri, 19 May 2017 10:00:07 GMT

Blood tests can determine if you have prediabetes, but losing a small amount of weight can prevent its progression to diabetes.

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Race Spectators Behaving Badly

Fri, 19 May 2017 10:00:01 GMT

Vanderlei de Lima of Brazil is grabbed by a spectator at the 2004 Olympic Marathon event in Athens.Runners and race planners can take steps to rein in spectators. But things still happen.

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Duterte Orders Strict Smoking Ban in Philippines, and Asks Citizens to Help

Thu, 18 May 2017 17:33:14 GMT

A fishing boat’s crew heads out from Kalibo, the Philippines. More than a quarter of Filipinos smoke, according to a 2015 World Health Organization report, including 11 percent of minors.The executive order, made public on Thursday, banned public smoking and said citizens should band together to help catch and charge violators.

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Suspected Cases of Ebola Rise to 29 in Democratic Republic of Congo

Thu, 18 May 2017 18:11:43 GMT

Medical workers treating a patient suspected of having Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2007.Aid workers are trying to reach a remote part of the country, where there have been three deaths from the virus.

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Well : Of Mice and Mindfulness

Thu, 18 May 2017 12:20:45 GMT

Putting mice into something like a meditative state may shed light on the human brain.

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Traveling Abroad? Get a Measles Shot

Thu, 18 May 2017 09:00:02 GMT

Adult travelers who are not immune to measles risk bringing home a highly contagious and sometimes fatal disease.

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F.D.A. Warns of Faulty Lead Testing in Children and Mothers

Wed, 17 May 2017 22:31:19 GMT

Christina Murphy watched as her 3-year-old daughter, Lilly, reached for a bottle of water to use during bath time at their home in Flint, Mich., where the family avoided using tap water because of concerns about lead.The concern is that certain blood tests may have underestimated blood lead levels, providing false reassurance about risk for lead exposure.

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Phys Ed: New Advice to Move More After a Concussion

Wed, 17 May 2017 10:00:01 GMT

Athletes with concussions are told to give up activity, screens and school for weeks. Now experts think a little more activity helps the brain heal.

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