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The New Health Care: How a Healthy Economy Can Shorten Life Spans

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:32:44 GMT

An oil refinery plant in Pasadena, Tex. As economies in industrialized nations boom, they produce more air pollution, shortening some lives.In general, prosperity brings better health. But economic booms are also associated with air pollution, stress and car accidents.

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Patents For Restasis Are Invalidated, Opening Door to Generics

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:07:57 GMT

Four patents for the dry-eye treatment Restasis were invalidated by a federal judge on Monday. Allergan, the drug’s manufacturer, had sought to protect the patents by transferring them to a Native American tribe in New York State.The ruling, by a federal judge in Texas, is a setback for Allergan, which had transferred the patents to a Mohawk tribe in order to protect them.

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Raising Concerns About a Widely Used Test to Measure Fertility

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:28:10 GMT

A medical staff member collecting an egg on a laboratory dish during the process of an in vitro fertilization.New research shows that the number of eggs a woman has left doesn’t necessarily predict her ability to conceive naturally.

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A Condom-Maker’s Discovery: Size Matters

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:33:22 GMT

Custom-fit condoms in a variety of sizes are now on the market, following regulatory changes at the F.D.A. Global Protection Corp. manufactures a line called myONE Perfect Fit.Men have long complained about how condoms fit. Now a manufacturer is selling condoms in 60 sizes, in combinations of 10 lengths and nine circumferences.

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‘Brilliant,’ 41 and Lost to AIDS: The Theater World Asks Why

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:46:56 GMT

Michael Friedman at an AIDS fund-raiser in Oregon in 2014.The death of Michael Friedman, a much-admired composer and lyricist, has left friends and fellow artists asking if they could have done more to help him amid signs of trouble.

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Global Health: In Early Results, Shorter Treatment for Tuberculosis Proves Effective

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:14:15 GMT

Tuberculosis patients in Khayelitsha, South Africa, waited to see doctors. A study of patients in four countries, including South Africa, showed that a shorter treatment region could be effective against drug-resistant tuberculosis.A nine-month course of treatment seems to work as well as a longer regimen to cure drug-resistant tuberculosis, a growing threat to global health.

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Personal Health: Choosing the Best Moisturizer for Your Skin

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:00:07 GMT

How to select a moisturizer likely to be effective and unlikely to cause an unwanted reaction.

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The New Old Age: Wringing Cash From Life Insurance

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 16:32:41 GMT

Life-settlement providers purchase policies from older people who want the money now. Sometimes that’s a good idea — and sometimes not.

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Trump to Scrap Critical Health Care Subsidies, Hitting Obamacare Again

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 06:46:27 GMT

President Trump signed an executive order on health care in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Thursday.The White House said President Trump was scrapping health insurance subsidies, and he signed a separate order allowing the sale of cheaper polices with fewer benefits.

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Covering Condoms: A Notoriously Slippery Subject

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:59:06 GMT

Size gauges used by the Boston-based Global Protection Corp. during production of their custom condoms.Condoms are almost guaranteed giggle-inducers, so reporting about a new line available in 60 different sizes was a bit of a balancing act.

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7 Million American Men Carry Cancer-Causing HPV Virus

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:00:00 GMT

The incidence of mouth and throat cancers caused by the human papilloma virus in men has now surpassed the incidence of HPV-related cervical cancers in women.

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Trilobites: Fish Depression Is Not a Joke

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:42:32 GMT

Bruce Lee, the lethargic fish in the hotel room, was even closer to the rocks than this betta.Fish can get depressed, just like you, and that could make them a good model organism for studying depression in people.

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On Health, de Blasio Focuses on Crises and Inequality

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:06:15 GMT

In July 2013, four months before he was elected mayor, Bill de Blasio was arrested during a protest against the closing of Long Island College Hospital.The mayor has calmed fears related to Ebola and the Zika viruses, and pushed a mental health program called ThriveNYC.

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A Gun to His Head as a Child. In Prison as an Adult.

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 21:51:50 GMT

Raeann Sullivan at the house in Manchester, Conn., where she lives with her mother.Taking childhood trauma into account means asking inmates “What happened to you?” instead of “What is wrong with you?”

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Earthquakes! Fires! Shootings! Storms! How Tech Can Help Ease ‘Disaster Fatigue’

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 18:50:55 GMT

Experts say there are steps you can take to help fight the sadness and anxiety that a stream of bad news may be causing.

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Your Money Adviser: The Benefits (and the Catch) of Health Savings Accounts

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 03:56:41 GMT

H.S.A.s offer a triple tax benefit, and if you change jobs, the H.S.A. moves with you. But they’re available only with high-deductible health insurance plans.

Ask Well: How Do People Die From Diabetes?

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:00:13 GMT

While untreated diabetes itself can be deadly, complications from the disease such as heart attacks are a more common cause of death.

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House Ethics Office Says New York Congressman May Have Violated Rules

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:11:42 GMT

Representative Chris Collins of New York last month. On Thursday, he defended his actions as the largest stockholder in a biotech company, after a House ethics office report suggested further review.An inquiry centered on actions by a New York Congressman who is a majority stockholder in a biotech company.

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We Work. We Live. We Work Out. Eventually We Die.

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:46:32 GMT

The yoga studio at Rise By We.WeWork wants you to work nice with others and live nice with others. And now, at its new gyms, work out nice with others.

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Living With Cancer: Cancer Humor

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:02:38 GMT

A page from “In-Between Days” by Teva Harrison.Cracking up may be a better option than breaking down, or so three recent books by young people with cancer suggest.

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Why I Almost Fired My Doctor

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:47:09 GMT

Was I going to risk my longevity to avoid hurting my doctor’s feelings? I needed a physician I respected and trusted.

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Foiled in Congress, Trump Moves on His Own to Undermine Obamacare

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 01:26:07 GMT

President Trump is expected to announce on Thursday an executive order that could undermine part of the Affordable Care Act.President Trump is expected to issue an order on Thursday to allow the sale of health insurance plans that are exempt from some Affordable Care Act rules.

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Seychelles Reports a Case of Plague

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 22:13:25 GMT

Workers from Madagascar’s Ministry of Health sprayed pesticides to contain plague-carrying vermin in a school in the capital of Antananarivo. An outbreak that began in August has now spread to the Seychelles.A man fell ill after returning from Madagascar, which is struggling to contain a rash of plague cases. It is the first instance of the outbreak spreading to another country.

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I Was Misinformed: Cold Carriers, You’ve Been Busted

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:57:21 GMT

Tired of wondering who gave you that terrible cold? There’s a genealogical test for that.

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High Blood Pressure in Midlife Tied to Later Dementia

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 15:28:35 GMT

Women with high blood pressure in their 40s are at increased risk for dementia in later years.

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Phys Ed: What Half-Marathons Teach Us About Running a Marathon

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 10:00:01 GMT

Running long distances is not enough to prepare the leg muscles for the great demands of an endurance event like the marathon.

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Feature: Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:00:03 GMT

Jake at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.Parents, therapists and schools are struggling to figure out whether helping anxious teenagers means protecting them or pushing them to face their fears.

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Epidurals Do Not Prolong Labor

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 08:38:18 GMT

Many obstetricians resist giving epidural anesthesia because they believe it lengthens the duration of labor, but a new study found it does not.

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In New Test for Obamacare, Iowa Seeks to Abandon Marketplace

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 19:17:51 GMT

Landi Livingston, whose family raises beef cattle in Ellston, Iowa, says her insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act is too expensive. Iowa is seeking approval from the Trump administration to opt out of some of the law’s main features.Its plan would give premium subsidies to well-off people but increase out-of-pocket costs for many with modest incomes. Other states could potentially follow.

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The New Health Care: Doubtful Science Behind Arguments to Restrict Birth Control Access

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 22:12:28 GMT

Outside the Sanger Clinic in Brownsville, Brooklyn, in 1916. Planned Parenthood traces its origins to this clinic started by Margaret Sanger and others to offer birth control advice to low-income immigrants.A Trump administration effort to weaken rules on health care coverage of contraception has raised legal questions. It should also raise medical ones.

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