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As Some Got Free Health Care, Gwen Got Squeezed: An Obamacare Dilemma

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:33:42 GMT

Gwen and Matt Hurd with their son, Harry, at home in Merrimack, N.H. They pay full price for Obamacare coverage, which has gotten so expensive they have considered forgoing health insurance.President Trump’s efforts to undermine the health law have widened the gap between those who get government aid and those who don’t, deepening resentments.

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Doctors Said Immunotherapy Would Not Cure Her Cancer. They Were Wrong.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:32:29 GMT

Oriana Sousa, 28, who lives in Marinha Grande, Portugal, had a rare, aggressive form of ovarian cancer. Traditional treatments failed, but with immunotherapy her tumors shrank so much that there is no evidence of disease.Scientists are racing to understand why immunotherapy drugs have worked for a few cancer patients when the medicines should have had no effect.

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The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:51:27 GMT

In a new study, people who ate lots of vegetables and whole foods rather than processed ones lost weight without worrying about calories or portion size.People who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and processed foods lost weight without worrying about calories or portion size.

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The New Old Age: America at Home: Grandparents in the Attic, Children in the Basement

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:35:40 GMT

Susan Yarbrough, right, lives with her mother, Betsy Yarbrough, and their dog, Maddie, in Johns Creek, Ga. The Yarbroughs share the house and its duties, part of a nationwide uptick in shared and multigenerational households.Multigenerational and shared housing arrangements are on the rise, reversing a decades-long trend.

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Personal Health: Contraception for Teenagers

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:00:01 GMT

Although teenage pregnancy rates have declined, too many teens still use birth control methods incorrectly or inconsistently.

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Global Health: Lassa Fever Erupts in Nigeria

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:15:08 GMT

A pile of garri, a staple food in Nigeria, in a shop in Lagos. The country is fighting an outbreak of Lassa virus, which is transmitted in rodent feces and urine and can contaminate foods like garri.The disease, carried by rodents, is sometimes mild but can lead to hemorrhagic fever and death. W.H.O. has sent additional staff to help contain the outbreak.

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Diplomats in Cuba Suffered Brain Injuries. Experts Still Don’t Know Why.

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:32:07 GMT

The United States Embassy in Havana. Several American diplomats in Cuba reported mysterious ailments in 2016 after hearing unusual noises. Medical experts now say the officials have injuries resembling concussions.After examining 21 American diplomats said to have been victims of a mysterious “attack” in Havana, medical experts found concussion-like damage but no obvious causes.

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The Flu Vaccine Is Working Better Than Expected, C.D.C. Finds

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:11:33 GMT

Nurse Nicole Simpson administering a flu shot at the Salvation Army in Atlanta earlier this month. This season’s vaccine is more effective than expected, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.A preliminary analysis finds the vaccine 25 percent effective against this year’s dangerous H3N2 strain, and twice as effective in children.

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The New Health Care: How Dental Inequality Hurts Americans

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:43:08 GMT

A free dental clinic in Seattle's Key Arena in 2016. Many Americans lack basic access to dental care.Lack of dental care through Medicaid not only harms people’s health, but has negative economic implications as well.

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Phys Ed: How Exercise May Help the Memory Grow Stronger

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:00:09 GMT

Stress weakens the brain’s ability to learn and retain information, but exercise may counteract those effects by bolstering communication between brain cells.

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How to Manage Stress Like an Olympic Biathlete

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:16:28 GMT

Clare Egan, an American biathlete, talked about the multiple techniques used to manage the stress of the transition from skiing to target shooting.The pressure of an intense physical race combined with methodical target shooting gives biathletes a unique perspective on coping with stress.

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Albertsons Is Buying Rite Aid. Walmart’s Stock Falls. There’s a Common Rival.

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:12:38 GMT

Albertsons would continue to operate some Rite Aid stores and plans to rebrand its in-house pharmacies under the Rite Aid name.The grocery chain’s deal and the retail giant’s drop in profits are the latest signs of the pressure that Amazon is putting on traditional businesses.

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Short-Track Speedskaters Are Lopsided

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:09:07 GMT

Ryan Pivirotto, a short-track speedskater on the United States Olympic team, demonstrating his skating posture. The asymmetry of a skater’s muscles is sometimes visible to the naked eye, but more often noted by a tape measure.They spend hours torqued to the left as they speed around a tight oval. As a result, their bodies are asymmetrical, with much of their right sides bulkier.

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Günter Blobel, Nobel Laureate Who Found Cell ‘ZIP Codes,’ Dies at 81

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 01:32:07 GMT

Günter Blobel in his laboratory at Rockefeller University in Manhattan in 2004.Dr. Blobel, at Rockefeller University, discovered that proteins in any given cell carry signals that guide them to where they can do their beneficial job.

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Tech Tip: Finding Closed-Caption Content Online

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:00:16 GMT

Many streaming video providers offer movies and television shows with embedded text descriptions for those who cannot hear the words being spoken.

Trending: Most Sunscreens Can Harm Coral Reefs. What Should Travelers Do?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:00:14 GMT

Recent studies have led to a global push for more reef-safe sunscreens.Avoiding non-biodegradable sunscreen may be the one solution to coral bleaching travelers have the most immediate and direct influence over.

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Man Crashes Truck Into Planned Parenthood Clinic, Police Say

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 20:03:15 GMT

Marckles AlciusA suspect was charged after three people, including a pregnant woman, sustained minor injuries in the crash. The authorities would not comment on a motive.

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Still Talking After All These Years

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:39:04 GMT

At the annual meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the seminars covered the quantum hologram (huh?) and President Trump.

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Checking Facts and Falsehoods About Gun Violence and Mental Illness After Parkland Shooting

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 01:17:28 GMT

Nikolas Cruz, the man suspected of killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in court in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. on Thursday.Paul Ryan, Bernie Sanders and others stated facts and falsehoods in the wake of the Parkland Shooting.

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Patricia Frustaci, 63, Dies; Septuplets Put Her in Spotlight

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:44:58 GMT

Patricia Frustaci with her husband, Sam, and their children in 1988: from left, Stephen, Patricia, Joseph and Richard.Her multiple births set a record in 1985, and they led to a medical ordeal, early deaths, a lawsuit and a flood of media attention.

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Ask Well: Do I Get Enough Vitamin D in the Winter?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:00:15 GMT

In higher-latitude cities like Boston, inadequate UVB limits vitamin D synthesis for at least a few months during the winter.

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Two Swiss Athletes Are First at Olympics Confirmed With Norovirus

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:57:17 GMT

Nearly 250 people, including security workers and members of the Olympic organizing committee, have been affected by norovirus at the Pyeongchang Games.The Swiss Olympic delegation, which did not identify the athletes or their sport, said they were sequestered and no longer had symptoms.

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In Allergy Bullying, Food Can Hurt

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 22:30:41 GMT

An attack with allergens shown in a “Peter Rabbit” scene mirrors real-life threats to kids’ health, parents say.

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Transgender Woman Breast-Feeds Baby After Hospital Induces Lactation

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:50:50 GMT

The study’s authors, Zil Goldstein, left, a nurse practitioner, and Dr. Tamar Reisman of Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery in New York.A journal says it’s the first documented case of successful inducement of breast-milk production in a transgender woman.

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A Challenge Race Shakes Up the Running Routine

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:07:48 GMT

At the Empire State Building Run-Up in 2017, where participants run up 86 flights of stairs.Races designed to almost guarantee you won’t set a new personal record are becoming increasingly popular among runners who crave something new.

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Living With Cancer: A Cancer Researcher Takes Cancer Personally

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:00:01 GMT

Dr. Pam Becker performs a bone marrow biopsy on Tony Blau on April 14, 2015, at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle.Dr. C. Anthony Blau, who has multiple myeloma, started a company to crowdsource an individualized approach to his disease.

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Lena Dunham Says She Had Hysterectomy After Endometriosis

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:43:00 GMT

Lena Dunham in 2017. After struggling for years with the pain associated with her endometriosis, she had a hysterectomy last fall.Ms. Dunham said that she had the procedure at age 31, but that doctors were reluctant to perform it on a woman of her age.

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Concussions Can Be Detected With New Blood Test Approved by F.D.A.

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:51:49 GMT

Samples in a cold storage area at Banyan Biomarkers in San Diego. The company's blood test to detect concussions quickly after injuries was approved by the F.D.A. on Wednesday.The test may be able to quickly identify people with suspected brain injuries that could be widely used by the Pentagon and in sports.

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New York Will Investigate Reports of Gay Men Denied Insurance

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:32:24 GMT

A bottle of Truvada at a health center in Manhattan. New York’s insurance regulators will investigate whether companies denied policies to gay men after learning they took the drug to prevent infection with H.I.V.Denying men life or disability policies because they take drugs to prevent H.I.V. is discriminatory and may trigger penalties.

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