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Health Law Repeal Will Miss Trump’s 100-Day Target Date

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:52:16 GMT

Speaker Paul D. Ryan said the House would vote on the new health care bill “when we have the votes.”House Republican leaders failed Thursday to round up enough votes for their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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Winning While Pregnant: How Athletes Do It

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:00:01 GMT

A photo on Serena Williams’s Snapchat story, which was later removed, announced her pregnancy.Serena Williams won the Australian Open in her eighth week of pregnancy, a time when many women are dead tired and suffering from morning sickness.

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Global Health: Inexpensive Drug Prevents Deaths in New Mothers, Study Finds

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:46:53 GMT

A doctor holding a healthy baby at a hospital in Pakistan. Postpartum hemorrhage kills 100,000 women a year in developing countries.Postpartum hemorrhage, which kills 100,000 women in developing countries, can be treated with a nearly forgotten blood-clotter invented in the 1950s.

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Anthem Threatens to Leave Health Exchanges if Subsidies Are Halted

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:57:22 GMT

Joseph R. Swedish, the chief executive of the health insurer Anthem, in 2015. He warned that a halt of subsidies to help low-income people “would cause further market instability.”The insurer’s earnings beat expectations, but it warned it could withdraw from some marketplaces or raise rates if the government does not continue co-payment subsidies for low-income people.

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Ties: An Older Dad, Down for the Count

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:00:00 GMT

My daughter’s adolescence arrived with my 60th year, and the girl had a mean left jab. Were we both getting too old for horseplay?

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Diabetes Tied to Brain Abnormalities

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:03:16 GMT

People with Type 2 diabetes had brain changes in areas related to memory and planning.

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Learning to Talk Like a Woman (or Man)

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:35:53 GMT

Sophie Marat, a transgender woman, has taken voice lessons so she can sound more feminine.A growing number of speech language therapists cater to transgender clients seeking to retrain their voices.

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Phys Ed: The Best Thing to Eat Before a Workout? Maybe Nothing at All

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:00:03 GMT

Fasting before exercise may have beneficial effects on fat cells.

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Lincoln Center to Host Theater Festival for Autistic Audience

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:38:22 GMT

A scene from “Up and Away” at the Clark Studio Theater at Lincoln Center.The Big Umbrella Festival, arriving in April 2018, hopes to make theater a safe space for children on the autism spectrum.

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Dr. Joseph Lifschutz, Who Asserted Confidentiality Right for Therapists, Dies at 92

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:42:21 GMT

Dr. Joseph E. Lifschutz in an undated photo.Dr. Lifschutz spent a weekend in jail in 1969 defending his position that a privilege of confidentiality should be extended to psychotherapists.

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Big City: Baby-Making by Lottery at a Manhattan Clinic

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:59:43 GMT

Dr. John Zhang, a well-known specialist in reproductive medicine, in one of the laboratories at the New Hope Fertility Center in Manhattan. Patients come to his office from around the world.The fertility specialist John Zhang is giving away costly reproductive treatments by the luck of the draw, laying bare a Las Vegas-style medical culture in the city.

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Public Health: The G.O.P. Health Bill Is Alive Again. Here’s a Quick Way to Catch Up.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:40:13 GMT

A look at what the health bill would do, who it would affect, and how it changed to get the conservative Freedom Caucus to yes.

No Bones About It: Scientists Recover Ancient DNA From Cave Dirt

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:00:15 GMT

Clockwise from top left, Richard Roberts, Vladimir Ulianov and Maxim Kozlikin planned the sampling of sediments in the East Chamber of Denisova Cave, Russia.With a new technique, German researchers isolated Neanderthal and Denisovan DNA from sediment alone, opening new possibilities in archaeology.

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Diagnosis: What Caused This College Student’s Stomach Pain and Vomiting?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:00:01 GMT

No one could figure out the problem — until it was too late.

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Op-Ed Contributors: How Trump Could Save Obamacare, and Help Himself

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:21:14 GMT

Demonstrators at a march for affordable health care in New York this month.A pivot from “repeal and replace” to “repair and rebrand” could be smart politics for the president.

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Public Health: What Changed in the Health Repeal Plan to Win Over the Freedom Caucus

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:48:12 GMT

There are three rules that states could apply to waive in the newest proposed revision to the Republicans’ health care plan.

Beer Drinkers May Develop Irregular Heart Rhythms

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:03:15 GMT

German scientists used Oktoberfest to show that moderate social drinking may lead to arrhythmias.

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Hard-Line Republican Caucus Backs Revised Bill to Repeal Obamacare

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:25:40 GMT

The latest healthcare proposal was drafted by Representative Tom MacArthur, a moderate Republican of New Jersey.The support of the House Freedom Caucus breathed new life into efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act, but it was not clear whether it was enough.

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Diet Sodas Tied to Dementia and Stroke

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:25:06 GMT

People who drank one to six artificially sweetened drinks a week had a higher risk of stroke or dementia.

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Meditation for Real Life: How to Be Mindful While Gardening

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:00:03 GMT

Go ahead and get a little dirty with this meditative practice.

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Feature: The C.E.O. of H.I.V.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:00:04 GMT

Weinstein in the Sunset Boulevard A.H.F. pharmacy.Michael Weinstein’s AIDS Healthcare Foundation treats an enormous number of patients — and makes an enormous amount of money. Is that why so many activists distrust him?

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Take a Number: Common Nursery Products Send Thousands of Children to Hospitals

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:07:13 GMT

Recently released data says that ordinary baby products result in an average of 66,000 injuries a year.Baby carriers, mattresses, strollers and other fixtures lead to injuries and emergency room visits for some 66,000 young children a year, a study finds.

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Sugary Drinks Tied to Accelerated Brain Aging

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:25:12 GMT

Drinking sugary beverages is associated with markers of accelerated aging and early signs of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study reports.

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Video Games Help Model Brain’s Neurons

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:13:02 GMT

The results from “Mozak” have a higher degree of accuracy than conventional computer-based modeling tools. A video game is being used to help understand the structure of neurons, which could aid in treatment of diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.

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Heart Attack Survivors Often Fail to Take Statins

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:52:24 GMT

Most patients in a large study either took less of the lifesaving medicines than needed or stopped taking the drugs entirely within two years.

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Q&A: A Dry Side Effect

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:53:02 GMT

Dry mouth, also called xerostomia, is a frequent side effect of many commonly prescribed drugs.

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Global Health: Fatal Malaria in the U.S. More Common Than Previously Known

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:47:54 GMT

An Anopheles freeborni mosquito, a type known to transmit malaria. Serious and fatal bouts of malaria in the United States are a greater problem than has been previously reported.Hospital data suggests that some immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean, thinking they are still immune, do not take precautions on home visits.

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Personal Health: After Knee or Hip Replacement, No Place Like Home

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:00:01 GMT

Patients recover equally well and may experience fewer complications with outpatient rehabilitation, studies show.

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The New Health Care: Spend a Dollar on Drug Treatment, and Save More on Crime Reduction

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:30:02 GMT

Research shows treatment for substance abuse disorders is a great value for society, but many programs have long waiting lists.

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Advertising: XOXO Campaign: Will It Spell Profit or Trouble for Condom Maker?

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:48:04 GMT

Trojan’s new ad campaign is aimed at making women more comfortable buying condoms.In a time when social media outrage can be prompted with one misstep, Trojan is unveiling an ad campaign directed at women.

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Pictures From the March for Science

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:11:43 GMT

Marchers taking to the streets in Washington.Visual highlights from the demonstrations in Washington and around the world.

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Scientists, Feeling Under Siege, March Against Trump Policies

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:13:39 GMT

Gathering at the Washington Monument before March for Science on Saturday.Thousands of scientists and science enthusiasts took to the streets in Washington and around the world on Saturday to protest.

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Smokeless Tobacco Is Gone From the Ballpark, if Not the Clubhouse

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 04:15:50 GMT

Since last April, New York City has banned smokeless-tobacco products for use at Citi Field and Yankee Stadium.Major League Baseball supports local bans on smokeless tobacco, but a number of players said they viewed them as an invasion of personal rights.

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