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AIDS Researcher Robert R. Redfield Named to Lead the C.D.C.

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:42:04 GMT

Dr. Robert R. Redfield had proposed widespread testing for H.I.V. in the early years of the AIDS epidemic, but also cautioned against stigmatizing those who had the virus.Dr. Redfield, a Baltimore AIDS researcher and advocate for medication-assisted therapies to treat addiction, will take over the public health agency.

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How Not to Get Sick on a Plane? Choose Your Seat Wisely

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:56:24 GMT

That coughing person in seat 14C? Make sure you’re at least two rows away.

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More Cases Are Reported of Unusual Cancer Linked to Breast Implants

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:31:05 GMT

Breast implants with textured coatings have been cited repeatedly in association with an unusual cancer. The F.D.A. on Wednesday said that it had received more reports of people who had implants contracting the immune system disease.Women with breast implants have an increased risk of a type of lymphoma that can usually be cured by surgery alone — but not always.

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N.I.H. to Investigate Outreach to Alcohol Companies

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 22:14:07 GMT

Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, said he was “concerned” about meetings scientists and officials had with alcohol industry executives to raise money for a study about the benefits of moderate drinking.After a report in The Times, the National Institutes of Health will examine whether health officials violated government policy by soliciting donations to fund a study of moderate drinking.

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The Struggle to Build a Massive ‘Biobank’ of Patient Data

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:35:26 GMT

Blood samples to be processed at the U.K. Biobank. The U.S. is embarking on a similar project called All of Us, but its scope — and costs — are raising challenges.At a cost of $1.4 billion, a National Institutes of Health program may help scientists discover links between diseases, genes and lifestyle. But the project faces obstacles.

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Federal Agency Courted Alcohol Industry to Fund Study on Benefits of Moderate Drinking

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:45:18 GMT

An ongoing study by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, part of N.I.H., and funded by the alcohol industry is researching the effects of a daily drink as part of a healthy diet.Scientists and National Institute of Health officials waged a concerted campaign to obtain funding from the alcohol industry for research that may enshrine alcohol as a part of a healthy diet.

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Phys Ed: Can Coffee Rev Up Your Workout? It May Depend on Your Genes

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:52:01 GMT

Whether you are a fast metabolizer or slow metabolizer of caffeine can determine whether it helps or hurts your athletic performance.

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Well : What Young Rats’ Workouts Could Tell Us About the Human Heart

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:00:12 GMT

Exercising as a youngster might mean more heart-muscle cells as a grown-up.

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Omega-6s in Nuts, Seeds and Vegetable Oils May Aid the Heart

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:56:47 GMT

Men who had the highest omega-6 levels tended to have fewer deaths from heart disease and other causes.

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Netflix Adds a Warning Video to ‘13 Reasons Why’

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:54:31 GMT

Katherine Langford in the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why,” about a teenager who kills herself.After facing criticism for how the show’s first season depicted suicide, Netflix commissioned a study that has led the network to offer viewers more resources.

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Matter: Was a Tiny Mummy in the Atacama an Alien? No, but the Real Story Is Almost as Strange

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:00:06 GMT

A mummified skeleton from the Atacama Desert in Chile has been described as “alien.” But genetic analysis shows that she was human and may have had a previously unknown bone disorder.Known as “Ata,” the six-inch-long skeleton was discovered in Chile and may have had genetic mutations causing a bone disorder never before documented.

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Julie Yip-Williams, Writer of Candid Blog on Cancer, Dies at 42

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:42:19 GMT

Julie Yip-Williams in a family photograph at her home in Brooklyn in January. “Rejoice in life and all of its beauty,” she told her children.More than chronicling her colon cancer, she wrote about hope, love and family and recalled being born blind in Vietnam and her family’s escape in a boat.

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Global Health: South Sudan Halts Spread of Crippling Guinea Worms

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:03:24 GMT

A woman with scars on her leg left by two Guinea worms in Terekeka, South Sudan. Only 30 infestations were recorded worldwide last year, an enormous achievement since 1986, when there were an estimated 3.5 million cases in 21 Asian and African countries.It has been 15 months — longer than the worm’s life cycle — since the last case of infection, which means the parasite is nearing eradication in the country.

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Mumps Is On the Rise. A Waning Vaccine Response May Be Why.

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:00:01 GMT

The mumps resurgence has been largely in people 18 to 29, most of whom received the recommended two shots in early childhood.

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Duisberg Journal: In Germany, the Power of Art in the Twilight of Life

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:35:34 GMT

A guided tour for dementia patients at Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg, Germany.A growing number of museums bring stimulation and solace to dementia patients through regular tours.

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‘We’re Losing the Fight’: Tuberculosis Batters a Venezuela in Crisis

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 07:43:39 GMT

Pallbearers carried the coffin of Victor Martínez, 47, who died of tuberculosis last month in Petare, Venezuela.The disease, which until recently seemed to be under control in Venezuela, is making an aggressive comeback in the nation, overwhelming its broken health care system.

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Profiles in Science: David Reich Unearths Human History Etched in Bone

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:41:01 GMT

Jonas Oppenheimer, a technician in the lab of David Reich, a geneticist at Harvard, sandblasts an ancient skull fragment to find the cochlea, or inner ear, the area likeliest to retain DNA.The geneticist at Harvard Medical School has retrieved DNA from more than 900 ancient people. His findings trace the prehistoric migrations of our species.

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Nonfiction: When Doctors Don’t Listen to Women

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:09:26 GMT

Doctors in a consultation center confer regarding a patient, sometime around 1956.Abby Norman’s “Ask Me About My Uterus” describes her quest to get proper medical attention.

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Personal Health: Finding Meaning and Happiness in Old Age

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:00:01 GMT

Authors of two books about aging pass along some of the wisdom of the oldest old about what brings meaning and pleasure to their twilight years.

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The New Health Care: Medicare Doesn’t Equal Dental Care. That Can Be a Big Problem.

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:07:11 GMT

Take a number. A busy free dental clinic in Seattle in 2016. Medicare does not cover routine dental care.Oral health cannot properly be considered apart from the health of the rest of the body.

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Buoyed by Financial Support, Military Veterans Are a Growing Part of the Paralympics

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:12:08 GMT

Two of the five members of the United States wheelchair curling team at the Paralympics are military veterans.Veterans accounted for 24.3 percent of the American Paralympic team this year, and they benefit from funding sources not available to civilians.

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Take This App and Call Me in the Morning

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 18:59:38 GMT

Reset, a prescription treatment app, allows patients to track pain, loneliness, social pressure and other situations that could trigger their addictions.A new category of prescription medical treatments, what executives call digital therapeutics, comes in the form of mobile apps.

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AIDS Researcher Top Candidate to Lead the C.D.C.

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 23:31:02 GMT

Dr. Robert R. Redfield, a founder of the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, is the leading candidate to head the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The administration is vetting Dr. Robert Redfield, a founder of the University of Maryland’s Institute of Human Virology, for C.D.C. chief.

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U.K., Land of ‘Brexit,’ Quietly Outsources Some Surgeries to France

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:09:58 GMT

Serge Orlov, 62, talking to a doctor at Calais Hospital in northern France a day after knee replacement surgery.After years of austerity, the National Health Service is under enormous strain, so it is paying French doctors to perform some operations on its behalf.

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Global Health: Palliative Care Film Challenges Stereotypes About Opioids

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:30:24 GMT

Dr. M.R. Rajagopal, right, in a scene from the documentary “Hippocratic,” whose care for the dying involved simple compassion.“Hippocratic,” a documentary about Dr. M.R. Rajagopal, who helps India’s dying, shows the desperate need for the same drugs maligned for causing overdoses.

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Astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly Are Still Identical Twins, Despite What You May Have Read

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:54:41 GMT

Scott Kelly, left, and Mark, his twin brother, in 2016, shortly after Scott’s return from space.A rash of news stories this week stemmed from a misinterpreted NASA update from January.

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Louise Slaughter, 88, Liberal Congresswoman in 16th Term, Is Dead

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:07:37 GMT

Rep. Louise Slaughter spoke about women’s health care with Nancy Pelosi, the House minority leader, left, in Washington in 2017.A House member from upstate New York, Ms. Slaughter championed women’s rights, food safety and the Affordable Care Act.

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How Training for the Paralympics Became a Full-Time Job

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 23:22:02 GMT

Andrea Eskau of Germany competing in the biathlon at the Paralympics, which have become a full-time endeavor for some athletes thanks to increased funding.Being a Paralympic athlete used to be a part-time, do-it-yourself pursuit. Not anymore.

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Ask Well: What Causes Canker Sores?

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:00:06 GMT

Medical experts still don’t know the precise cause of canker sores, though anyone can get them.

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Ties: Dementia’s Gift: Facing Cancer Without the Fear

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:00:01 GMT

The mercy of dementia is that Mom is immune to the psychological distress that often accompanies cancer treatment.

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