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2 Senators Strike Deal on Health Subsidies That Trump Cut Off

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:41:52 GMT

Senators Patty Murray and Lamar Alexander during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions in Washington last month.A plan by Senators Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Patty Murray of Washington to fund health subsidies for low-income consumers won President Trump’s backing.

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Patents for Restasis Are Invalidated, Opening Door to Generics

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:32:57 GMT

Four patents for the dry-eye treatment Restasis were invalidated by a federal judge on Monday. Allergan, the drug’s manufacturer, had sought to protect the patents by transferring them to a Native American tribe in New York State.The ruling, by a federal judge in Texas, is a setback for Allergan, which had transferred the patents to a Mohawk tribe in order to protect them.

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A Diabetes Monitor That Spares the Fingers

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:06:23 GMT

The Libre device, about the size of a quarter, is placed on the arm and provides readouts of glucose readings.The device helps me control my glucose without pricking my fingers to test drops of blood. I buy it overseas, but it’s coming to America.

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Raising Concerns About a Widely Used Test to Measure Fertility

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:28:10 GMT

A medical staff member collecting an egg on a laboratory dish during the process of an in vitro fertilization.New research shows that the number of eggs a woman has left doesn’t necessarily predict her ability to conceive naturally.

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Can Fathers Have Postpartum Depression?

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:36:48 GMT

A growing body of research has given rise to the idea that you don’t have to give birth to develop the “baby blues.”

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A Condom-Maker’s Discovery: Size Matters

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:33:23 GMT

Custom-fit condoms in a variety of sizes are now on the market, following regulatory changes at the F.D.A. Global Protection Corp. manufactures a line called myONE Perfect Fit.Men have long complained about how condoms fit. Now a manufacturer is selling condoms in 60 sizes, in combinations of 10 lengths and nine circumferences.

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The New Health Care: How a Healthy Economy Can Shorten Life Spans

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:32:49 GMT

An oil refinery plant in Pasadena, Tex. As economies in industrialized nations boom, they produce more air pollution, shortening some lives.In general, prosperity brings better health. But economic booms are also associated with air pollution, stress and car accidents.

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Global Health: In Early Results, Shorter Treatment for Tuberculosis Proves Effective

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:14:15 GMT

Tuberculosis patients in Khayelitsha, South Africa, waited to see doctors. A study of patients in four countries, including South Africa, showed that a shorter treatment region could be effective against drug-resistant tuberculosis.A nine-month course of treatment seems to work as well as a longer regimen to cure drug-resistant tuberculosis, a growing threat to global health.

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Personal Health: Choosing the Best Moisturizer for Your Skin

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:00:07 GMT

How to select a moisturizer likely to be effective and unlikely to cause an unwanted reaction.

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Phys Ed: Concussions in Teenagers Tied to Multiple Sclerosis Risk

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:00:01 GMT

A large-scale new study found that concussions in adolescents can increase the risk of later developing multiple sclerosis.

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Public Health: Trump’s Attack on Insurer ‘Gravy Train’ Could Actually Help a Lot of Consumers

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:30:16 GMT

President Trump signing an executive order on health care on Thursday. He later decided to cut off federal funding to insurance companies for subsidies that help people afford their health care.State regulators and insurers have found a way to funnel more federal money into the markets and protect consumers from big rate hikes.

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Google Maps Pulls Calorie-Counting Feature After Criticism

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:13:16 GMT

Google said the calorie feature would be removed from its map app.The app told users how many calories they would burn by walking instead of driving, but was criticized as dangerous to people with eating disorders.

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Covering Condoms: A Notoriously Slippery Subject

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 03:32:35 GMT

Size gauges used by the Boston-based Global Protection Corp. during production of their custom condoms.Condoms are almost guaranteed giggle-inducers, so serious reporting about a new line available in 60 different sizes was a bit of a balancing act.

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7 Million American Men Carry Cancer-Causing HPV Virus

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:00:01 GMT

The incidence of mouth and throat cancers caused by the human papilloma virus in men has now surpassed the incidence of HPV-related cervical cancers in women.

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Trilobites: Fish Depression Is Not a Joke

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:42:32 GMT

Bruce Lee, the lethargic fish in the hotel room, was even closer to the rocks than this betta.Fish can get depressed, just like you, and that could make them a good model organism for studying depression in people.

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On Health, de Blasio Focuses on Crises and Inequality

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:17:17 GMT

In July 2013, four months before he was elected mayor, Bill de Blasio was arrested during a protest against the closing of Long Island College Hospital.The mayor has calmed fears related to Ebola and the Zika viruses, and pushed a mental health program called ThriveNYC.

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A Gun to His Head as a Child. In Prison as an Adult.

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 21:51:50 GMT

Raeann Sullivan at the house in Manchester, Conn., where she lives with her mother.Taking childhood trauma into account means asking inmates “What happened to you?” instead of “What is wrong with you?”

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Earthquakes! Fires! Shootings! Storms! How Tech Can Help Ease ‘Disaster Fatigue’

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 18:50:55 GMT

Experts say there are steps you can take to help fight the sadness and anxiety that a stream of bad news may be causing.

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Anthem Joins With CVS to Start Its Own Pharmacy Business

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:52:42 GMT

Anthem said it will start the new pharmacy business in 2020 after its contract with Express Scripts expires.The move is another shake-up in the pharmacy benefits manager industry, and deals a blow to Express Scripts.

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Your Money Adviser: The Benefits (and the Catch) of Health Savings Accounts

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 03:56:41 GMT

H.S.A.s offer a triple tax benefit, and if you change jobs, the H.S.A. moves with you. But they’re available only with high-deductible health insurance plans.

Ask Well: How Do People Die From Diabetes?

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:00:13 GMT

While untreated diabetes itself can be deadly, complications from the disease such as heart attacks are a more common cause of death.

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The New Old Age: Wringing Cash From Life Insurance

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 16:32:41 GMT

Life-settlement providers purchase policies from older people who want the money now. Sometimes that’s a good idea — and sometimes not.

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House Ethics Office Says New York Congressman May Have Violated Rules

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:11:42 GMT

Representative Chris Collins of New York last month. On Thursday, he defended his actions as the largest stockholder in a biotech company, after a House ethics office report suggested further review.An inquiry centered on actions by a New York Congressman who is a majority stockholder in a biotech company.

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We Work. We Live. We Work Out. Eventually We Die.

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:46:32 GMT

The yoga studio at Rise By We.WeWork wants you to work nice with others and live nice with others. And now, at its new gyms, work out nice with others.

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Trump to Scrap Critical Health Care Subsidies, Hitting Obamacare Again

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 06:46:27 GMT

President Trump signed an executive order on health care in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Thursday.The White House said President Trump was scrapping health insurance subsidies, and he signed a separate order allowing the sale of cheaper polices with fewer benefits.

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Living With Cancer: Cancer Humor

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:02:38 GMT

A page from “In-Between Days” by Teva Harrison.Cracking up may be a better option than breaking down, or so three recent books by young people with cancer suggest.

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Why I Almost Fired My Doctor

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:47:09 GMT

Was I going to risk my longevity to avoid hurting my doctor’s feelings? I needed a physician I respected and trusted.

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Foiled in Congress, Trump Moves on His Own to Undermine Obamacare

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 01:26:07 GMT

President Trump is expected to announce on Thursday an executive order that could undermine part of the Affordable Care Act.President Trump is expected to issue an order on Thursday to allow the sale of health insurance plans that are exempt from some Affordable Care Act rules.

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Seychelles Reports a Case of Plague

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 22:13:25 GMT

Workers from Madagascar’s Ministry of Health sprayed pesticides to contain plague-carrying vermin in a school in the capital of Antananarivo. An outbreak that began in August has now spread to the Seychelles.A man fell ill after returning from Madagascar, which is struggling to contain a rash of plague cases. It is the first instance of the outbreak spreading to another country.

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I Was Misinformed: Cold Carriers, You’ve Been Busted

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:57:21 GMT

Tired of wondering who gave you that terrible cold? There’s a genealogical test for that.

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