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Personal Health: Vision and Hearing Loss Are Tied to Cognitive Decline

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:00:24 GMT

When the brain struggles to make sense of the world it may be less able to perform other important tasks.

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News Analysis: Yes, Aaron Hernandez Suffered Brain Injury. But That May Not Explain His Violence.

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 21:32:44 GMT

A combination of photos showing sections from a normal brain, top, and from the brain of former University of Texas football player Greg Ploetz, bottom, who had Stage IV chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E. An autopsy of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez revealed severe C.T.E.The links between biology and behavior are complex, and a number of factors contribute to violence. Yet evidence is mounting that C.T.E. may be involved.

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The Checkup: When Athletes Share Infections

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:44:13 GMT

It is so easy for infections to be transmitted through skin contact in wrestling that there is a condition named for it: The close contact and casual sharing that are components of team bonding can also be a breeding ground for infectious disease.

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At Florida Nursing Home, Many Calls for Help, but None That Made a Difference

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 12:27:55 GMT

Outside the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, where eight residents died on Sept. 13 in the wake of Hurricane Irma.After the home lost power to its air-conditioning, 11 of its residents died. Records and interviews show a preventable descent into chaos.

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Global Health: World Health Officials Describe Progress Against Tetanus, H.I.V. and Malaria

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:32:38 GMT

Haitians are inoculated against tetanus in Port-au-Prince in 2010. The Pan American Health Organization announced that infant tetanus was officially eliminated from the Americas this year.Tetanus in babies has been eliminated from the Americas, experts said. Malaria treatment will be expanded in Africa; new HIV drugs will be available there, too.

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New Effort to Kill Obamacare Is Called ‘the Most Radical’

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:32:42 GMT

Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, discussing the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday. The legislation is the most far-reaching repeal proposal yet.The Graham-Cassidy bill would turn federal funding for a law Republicans loathe into block grants to states, realizing a long-held goal of the party.

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Take a Number: The HPV Vaccine Gains Ground Among U.S. Teenagers

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:44:56 GMT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 60 percent of American teenagers are getting vaccinated against human papillomavirus.Sixty percent of adolescents received the vaccine in 2016. A decade ago, less than 30 percent did.

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Ask Well: Can You Prevent Picking Up Germs on the Subway?

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:00:22 GMT

Someone needs to invent a “subway condom,” one expert says.

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‘The Pills Are Everywhere’: How the Opioid Crisis Claims Its Youngest Victims

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:32:53 GMT

The infant section of the Lehi City Cemetery in Utah, where Penny Mae Cormani, a toddler who died after ingesting heroin, is buried.Increasingly, toddlers and young children are being found unconscious or dead after consuming an adult’s drugs.

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Movie’s Ads Protest Rules Restricting Gay Men From Donating Blood

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:29:03 GMT

From left, Amanda Lepore, Nyakim Gatwech and Grae Drake, three models for a nurse-themed blood drive promotion, “All Types Welcome,” for the latest “Saw” movie. The campaign was designed to push back against restrictions on L.G.B.T. donors.To promote “Jigsaw,” Lionsgate is introducing a fan blood drive and taking aim at contentious federal regulations that add restrictions for gay men.

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How a Gang of Droogs Get Fit (Ultrafit) Off Broadway

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:12:33 GMT

Jonno Davies, the star (and de facto personal trainer) of “A Clockwork Orange.”The physical training required for the theatrical version of “A Clockwork Orange” rivals that of professional athletes.

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42 Minutes, £2,600 Lost: The U.K.’s Growing Gambling Problem

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 04:01:13 GMT

A fixed odds betting terminal at a bookmaker in London.The number of problem gamblers has risen by 50 percent in recent years, and campaigners blame a machine that is unique to British betting shops.

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McCain Announces Opposition to Republican Health Bill, Likely Dooming It

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:52:58 GMT

Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, at the Capitol on Monday.Senator John McCain released a statement saying he would oppose the latest proposal, by Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana.

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Adolescence: How Technology Changes Teen Romance

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:00:03 GMT

The digital world puts a new spin on some of the timeless challenges of coming of age.

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Doctors: One Last Visit to See My Patient

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:00:02 GMT

A doctor who has been alongside her 91-year-old patient for some 20 years prepares to say goodbye.

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Michael Phelps: A Golden Shoulder to Lean On

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 02:32:42 GMT

Grant Hackett, left, and Michael Phelps at Scottsdale National Golf Club in Arizona last month. Phelps has been helping Hackett cope with mental health problems similar to the ones he has confronted.Phelps, who confronted mental health problems three years ago, has opened his home to Grant Hackett, a friend and fellow Olympian with similar troubles. Phelps has also lent an ear to Tiger Woods.

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Florida Nursing Home Listed Dead Resident as ‘Resting in Bed,’ State Says

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:08:32 GMT

Outside the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills last week after eight residents died.State officials said a nursing home made late and “dubious” entries in medical records on the morning eight residents died in the post-hurricane heat.

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Dr. Edmond Eger II, 86, Dies; Found Way to Make Anesthesia Safer

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:32:59 GMT

Dr. Edmond I. Eger II in 2007 at Massachusetts General Hospital with a painting depicting the first public demonstration of ether anesthesia.Dr. Eger and colleagues developed a technique to determine the proper dosage of anesthesia in operating rooms all over the world, saving an untold number of lives.

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Public Health: How the Latest Obamacare Repeal Plan Would Work

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:56:28 GMT

Senator Lindsey Graham speaking to reporters on Tuesday about his proposed legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act.States would be given money to establish their own health policies, and it’s hard to know who would remain covered and how.

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A Stress Link to Lupus

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:12:40 GMT

Women exposed to trauma, including serious car crashes or sexual assaults, were at increased risk of developing the autoimmune disorder lupus.

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Republican Leaders Defy Bipartisan Opposition to Health Law Repeal

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:15:36 GMT

From left, Senators Lindsey Graham, John Cornyn, Bill Cassidy and Mitch McConnell during a news conference at the Capitol on Tuesday.Senator Lamar Alexander gave up on his effort to shore up health care markets as his fellow Republicans pressured lawmakers to back the latest Affordable Care Act repeal.

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Chemical Industry Ally Faces Critics in Bid for Top E.P.A. Post

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:08:52 GMT

Michael L. Dourson, nominated by President Trump to oversee the Environmental Protection Agency’s chemical safety programs, was on Capitol Hill last week. Mr. Dourson has spent years helping companies fight restrictions on the use of potentially toxic chemicals in consumer goods.Michael L. Dourson, who has long run a premier firm for the chemical industry, is set for a confirmation hearing before a Senate panel.

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While Premiums Soar Under Obamacare, Costs of Employer-Based Plans Are Stable

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:30:24 GMT

Martin Dole, the controller for Gateway Motors, a car dealership in White River Junction, Vt. While health insurance premiums have been relatively stable for larger employers in recent years, many small businesses like Gateway still struggle with big rises in costs.A new survey of employers shows moderate price increases in health benefits despite turmoil in the individual insurance market.

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Voices: How Honesty Could Make You Happier

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:43:05 GMT

An honesty journal can teach you a lot about living a better life.

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The Fatal Toll of Cheap Cigarettes

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:00:01 GMT

The availability of cheaper, off-brand cigarettes is associated with an increase in infant mortality.

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Public Health: One Reason to Take the Latest Obamacare Repeal Seriously, and Three Reasons It Could Fail

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:01:29 GMT

Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham in July. The two Republican senators are the originators of the latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act.The political and procedural hurdles are many, but the hunger for victory among Republicans may overcome all.

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