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F.D.A. Unveils Proposed Graphic Warning Labels for Cigarette Packs

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 07:31:10 GMT

Designed to cover half the surface area of a pack, new proposed labels are meant to vividly remind smokers of tobacco’s dangers.

The New Old Age: Families Struggle to Care for Veterans

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 15:16:07 GMT

Caregivers of veterans report greater difficulties than do those of other disabled adults.

Life in Shadows for Mentally Ill in China, With Violent Flares

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 07:28:20 GMT

Psychiatry has been revived in China, but mental health remains a medical backwater, desperately short of financing, practitioners and esteem.

Drug Suits Raise Questions for Doctors, and Juries

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 06:20:02 GMT

As recent lawsuits suggest a long-term risk, doctors and drug makers are debating the use of osteoporosis drugs.

Books of The Times: Cancer as Old Foe and Goad to Science

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 04:30:05 GMT

Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee writes a “biography” of cancer and of those who have fought it throughout history.

A Final Cocoon: Dying at Home

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 05:00:39 GMT

For some of the terminally ill, creating a space that embodies their deepest longings is part of saying goodbye.

Recipes for Health: Flourless Carrot Cake

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 06:19:46 GMT

This spicy carrot cake is less sweet and cloying than the traditional kind.

Uganda Seen as a Front Line in the Bioterrorism Fight

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 06:48:25 GMT

Tightening the security of vulnerable public health laboratories in East Africa is a “security imperative,” a Defense Department official said.

Vital Signs: Behavior: Too Much Texting Is Linked to Other Problems

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 19:29:51 GMT

A new study suggests that the high school students who spend the most time texting or on social network sites are at risk for a host of worrisome behaviors.

Fly-Fishing Group Offers an Escape From the Hospital

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 06:20:22 GMT

With its weekend retreats, Casting for Recovery, a nonprofit program, helps create a healing environment for women with breast cancer.

Bush Recollection Puts Spotlight on Miscarriage

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 08:08:47 GMT

The image of a mother handing her son a jar containing a fetus — a scene from George W. Bush’s youth — has stirred a debate about the psychological fallout of miscarriage.

Health Rules Are Waived More Often

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 06:19:01 GMT

Federal officials are issuing more waivers to try to prevent some insurers and employers from dropping coverage.

Some Companies Shift Health Costs to Better-Paid

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 08:07:26 GMT

As costs rise, employers are shifting the burden of health care contributions to workers in top salary brackets.

Reporter's Notebook: For Edge on Alzheimer’s, Testing Early Treatments

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 17:56:39 GMT

Researchers are trying to determine when and how the brain begins to deteriorate. If drugs can be given sooner, they say, treatment might be more successful.

Glimpsing a Scientific Future as Fields Heat Up

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 19:38:21 GMT

Some advances are unpredictable, but others we see coming. We’re still waiting on gene therapy, though.

A Direct Hit of Drugs to Treat Brain Cancer

Tue, 09 Nov 2010 06:30:17 GMT

To battle glioblastoma, a brain tumor that fights off every known therapy, doctors are delivering drugs through blood vessels that go into the head.

Genes as Mirrors of Life Experiences

Tue, 09 Nov 2010 06:30:17 GMT

Scientists are focusing on epigenetics, the study of how people’s genes adapt to experience and environment, in exploring the causes of mental disorders.

New Lines of Attack in H.I.V. Prevention

Tue, 09 Nov 2010 06:30:17 GMT

Success of a gel that is used before intercourse (and without a partner knowing) has energized a field. Trials are set to begin for pills and a vaginal ring.

Congo Republic Declares a Polio Emergency

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 07:01:04 GMT

The country plans to immunize its entire population after an outbreak that killed 104 people and left 201 paralyzed.

Ex-Glaxo Executive Is Charged in Drug Fraud

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 06:16:41 GMT

The federal government is beginning to crack down on company officials, hoping the threat of jail time can compel compliance.

Flooding Raises New Cholera Fears in Haiti

Tue, 09 Nov 2010 07:20:19 GMT

After Hurricane Tomas dumped several inches of rain, authorities are concerned that the outbreak could grow.

Doctor and Patient: Listening to Patients Living With Illness

Fri, 05 Nov 2010 05:20:03 GMT

More and more patients struggle daily with the side effects of the very treatments that keep them alive.

Mind: Cede Political Turf? Never! Well, Maybe.

Tue, 02 Nov 2010 17:09:44 GMT

The campaign has been all about irreconcilable differences, but recent research suggests that several psychological factors will be pushing the parties toward engagement instead of name-calling and nastiness.

Low-Cost Dental Care Ignites Wide Debate

Tue, 02 Nov 2010 18:12:40 GMT

Where 60 percent of Native children 2 to 5 have untreated decay, the American Dental Association opposes the use of certified dental therapists.

Respecting Muslim Patients’ Needs

Tue, 02 Nov 2010 06:07:23 GMT

A new study examines how doctors and nurses can help Muslim patients when the traditional health care system cannot accommodate their traditions.

Glaxo to Pay $750 Million for Sale of Bad Products

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 20:15:09 GMT

Regulators say that GlaxoSmithKline, the British drug giant, knowingly sold tainted baby ointment and an ineffective antidepressant.

Well: A Star Chef Celebrates Fall Vegetables

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 21:01:37 GMT

Chef Michael Anthony of New York's Gramercy Tavern offers a bounty of fall vegetable recipes for the Thanksgiving table.

Well: Seeing a Patient Outside the Hospital

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 17:20:06 GMT

Sometimes I see a patient out and about in the real world following treatment in the hospital. Every time they appear to me like a mythical being, someone newly human just formed out of clay, writes nurse Theresa Brown.

Well: Do Protein Sports Drinks Work?

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 05:01:35 GMT

That question has long gripped physiologists and nutritionists.

Well: For Dieters, the Advice Never Ends

Tue, 09 Nov 2010 20:32:52 GMT

Over the years in my quest to lose weight, friends, family members and strangers have been generous with their advice. But I've learned that the only person I should be listening to is myself.

Well: A Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

Tue, 09 Nov 2010 18:55:58 GMT

With a husband who is a vegetarian and a son who requires gluten-free food, Sylvana Nardone has learned that cooking challenges can boost creativity in the kitchen.

The New Old Age: A Summit on Aging Drivers

Tue, 09 Nov 2010 14:00:57 GMT

The National Transportation Safety Board plans a two-day gathering to examine a problem many adult children know all too well.

The New Old Age: Financial Strategies for Every Age

Fri, 05 Nov 2010 22:41:31 GMT

In a special section, The Times examines money management strategies for the so-called sandwich generation.

The New Old Age: Elder-Friendly Businesses

Fri, 05 Nov 2010 20:58:06 GMT

In Oregon, an innovative program certifies businesses as "elder-friendly."

Prescriptions: Prostate Cancer Drug Gets Lukewarm Review

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 00:18:15 GMT

The analysis was issued as Medicare decides whether to pay for the expensive drug, Provenge.

Prescriptions: Other Cities Eye Green Carts

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 21:06:31 GMT

Philadelphia and Chicago have been eying New York's vegetable and fruit cart program.

Prescriptions: Poll: The Economy Trumps Health Care

Tue, 09 Nov 2010 21:27:46 GMT

A Kaiser Foundation survey showed the health care came in fourth as a reason for voting in the midterm elections.

Recipes for Health: Arugula and Carrot Salad With Walnuts and Cheese

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 06:21:37 GMT

Peppery arugula contrasts sharply with sweet carrots and a nutty dressing.

Recipes for Health: Tomato and Carrot Marinara Sauce

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 22:11:24 GMT

If you’re trying to eat less meat but miss chunky tomato sauce, you’ll appreciate the finely diced carrots in this one.

Recipes for Health: Roasted Carrots With Parsley and Thyme

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 18:23:13 GMT

Bitter herbs offset sweet carrots in this dish, inspired by roasted carrot antipasta.

Recipes for Health: Carrots: Digging Deeper for Fall Flavor

Tue, 09 Nov 2010 19:03:25 GMT

Unlike many other vegetables rich in beta-carotene, carrots are useful in both their raw and cooked states.

F.D.A. Urges Two Steps for Safer CT Scans

Tue, 09 Nov 2010 21:45:16 GMT

The Food and Drug Administration says manufacturers must do a better job of training operators, including issuance of warnings about high radiation.

While Warning About Fat, U.S. Pushes Cheese Sales

Mon, 08 Nov 2010 18:23:22 GMT

When sales of Domino’s Pizza were lagging, a government agency stepped in with advice: more cheese. This is the same government that, for health reasons, is advising less cheese.

G.O.P. to Fight Health Law With Purse Strings

Mon, 08 Nov 2010 21:20:12 GMT

Republicans acknowledge that they do not have the votes to repeal President Obama’s health care overhaul, but they plan to use spending bills to block some of its provisions.

Antibiotics Research Subsidies Weighed by U.S.

Sat, 06 Nov 2010 14:30:24 GMT

Government officials are considering financial incentives to spur the development of vitally needed antibiotics.

Rare Hits and Heaps of Misses to Pay For

Tue, 09 Nov 2010 22:52:05 GMT

Research is not the risk-free business that might easily be supposed from the promises of scientific spokesmen or the daily reports of new advances.

CT Scans Cut Lung Cancer Deaths, Study Finds

Fri, 05 Nov 2010 18:27:13 GMT

A trial has shown that early detection, using annual CT scans rather than X-rays, can sharply reduce deaths.

At the Age of Peekaboo, in Therapy to Fight Autism

Tue, 02 Nov 2010 17:10:06 GMT

Scientists across North America are looking for signs of autism as early as 6 months in the hope of stopping the development of the disorder.

For Youths, Depression Often Has a Sequel

Tue, 02 Nov 2010 14:39:34 GMT

In a study of nearly 200 adolescents, about half of the subjects who recovered from major depression became depressed again within five years.