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Mon, 06 Jun 2016 14:19:16 GMTThe United States does worse than about two dozen other industrialized nations in this crucial measure of public health.
Thu, 02 Jun 2016 07:30:23 GMTThe health care landscape has changed since Hillary Clinton first suggested offering Medicare to more people.The Obamacare marketplace would inevitably be affected by the move, in ways that are tricky to predict.
Tue, 31 May 2016 20:21:24 GMTA new study prompted headlines about a link between cellphone use and brain cancer. But a closer look at the study should prompt some skepticism.Behind recent dramatic headlines, a small and not terribly impressive rat study.
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:00:21 GMTFor some of the most important ones, like generic injectable drugs, the prices may be too low, giving rise to shortages.
Sun, 22 May 2016 19:56:24 GMTA large recall of frozen foods includes products sold under 42 brand names.A processing plant in Pasco, Wash., has voluntarily recalled more than 350 frozen foods that were sold in all 50 states and Canada.
Fri, 20 May 2016 20:03:51 GMTSome older policyholders are going to court over sharp premium increases that they say are hurting them financially.
Wed, 18 May 2016 22:45:52 GMTThe House and the Senate have whipsawed between ensuring access to narcotic painkillers and addressing the addiction epidemic linked to those drugs.
Wed, 18 May 2016 01:17:26 GMTBernie Sanders has made single-payer health care a signature issue on the campaign trail.To match the costs in other countries would require paying doctors and nurses far less and using fewer new and high-tech treatments.
Mon, 16 May 2016 12:45:02 GMTRemote care can bring services to rural locations, and studies show the care is not worse than in-person treatment.
Fri, 13 May 2016 00:23:08 GMTJohn A. Boehner, then speaker of the House, reflected in a cabinet filled with Republican memorabilia on Capitol Hill last year. He initiated the lawsuit as a way to push back against the White House on the health care law.A federal judge ruled that Congress never provided explicit authority for a program to help lower-income people pay expenses, but suspended the ruling pending an appeal.
Thu, 12 May 2016 23:33:11 GMTSenator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, at the Capitol. He cleared the way for the Senate to consider the funding plans next week.Democrats and Republicans have been deadlocked over a request by the White House for $1.9 billion in emergency financing to combat the virus.
Tue, 10 May 2016 11:00:02 GMTThe use of e-cigarettes by adolescents has increased sharply in recent years.Nicotine without the bad stuff is the promise. But the new devices can push people toward conventional cigarettes, as well as away from them.
Fri, 06 May 2016 11:00:20 GMTPrices seem likely to rise, for a number of reasons. But don’t assume it means the Affordable Care Act is a failure.
Mon, 02 May 2016 11:00:02 GMTIf past efforts are any guide, a White House proposal to inject competition and save billions is doomed.
Tue, 03 May 2016 01:15:20 GMTGov. Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota in March. He said his state had made progress but faced problems because of its sparse population.The Justice Department said Monday that with few alternatives available, thousands of people were held unnecessarily in highly restrictive group homes.
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 22:08:35 GMTSenator Roy Blunt of Missouri, center, and members of the Republican leadership at a news conference in Washington on Tuesday.The emergency financing is likely to face a challenge in the House, where hard-line conservatives have balked at new government spending.
Mon, 06 Jun 2016 20:53:34 GMTFirms promise to help consumers spot metabolic red flags. Critics say the services persuade healthy people to seek unneeded treatment.
Mon, 06 Jun 2016 16:17:07 GMTEveryone can tell when I’m behind. Every visit is pared to essentials. Paperwork is postponed, chatting minimized.
Mon, 06 Jun 2016 10:00:41 GMTThose who developed breasts younger than their peers had a higher risk of depression, a new study found.
Mon, 06 Jun 2016 20:58:42 GMTThe new documentary “Almost Sunrise” follows Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, two troubled Iraq war veterans, walking from Milwaukee to Los Angeles.Moral injury resembles post-traumatic stress disorder with an added burden of guilt, and requires different treatment.
Fri, 03 Jun 2016 21:47:50 GMTReaders solve the case of a previously healthy 67-year-old gardener who is too exhausted and feverish to garden.
Mon, 06 Jun 2016 20:31:09 GMTSri Lankan refugees preparing a meal in their home in southern India.According to M.I.T., poor migrants within India stuck with their preferences even when nearly malnourished and though the local crop was much cheaper.
Mon, 23 May 2016 20:42:27 GMTAs Congress and President Obama argue over funds for combating the virus, donations of things like cash, condoms and mosquito repellent are being made.
Mon, 09 May 2016 20:18:27 GMTA woman being treated for malaria at medical center in Tanzania.An experimental vaccine tested in varying doses provided 55 percent protection for one year to a few volunteers, according to a study released Monday.
Mon, 02 May 2016 20:05:03 GMTA nurse tied a newborn’s umbilical cord in a hospital in Sierra Leone. Infections in umbilical cord stumps kill many newborns.A gel to prevent infections in umbilical cord stumps was endorsed by the European Medicines Agency, a key step to distribution in poor countries.
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:28:28 GMTShould parents no longer be allowed to get religious or philosophical exemptions from having their children immunized?