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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:00:23 GMTWhen eyesight fails, some people become socially disengaged, leading to isolation and loneliness.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:15:41 GMTLilianne Ploumen, minister of foreign trade and development cooperation in the Netherlands, talked with students ahead of the weekly cabinet meeting on Feb. 3.Liliane Ploumen, a trade minister in the Netherlands, mobilized support for global family-planning groups threatened by an executive order from President Trump.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:35:02 GMTJane, who used pot to quell her nausea during her third pregnancy, with her daughter in New YorkFive women describe why they used marijuana while pregnant, and how they assessed the risks and benefits before making that choice.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 02:30:31 GMTRuth Brunn, 98, taking her medicinal marijuana with vitamin water at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale in New York City earlier this month.Older Americans are increasingly turning to pot to treat their aches and pains. The trend raises questions about effectiveness, safety and accessibility.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:30:01 GMTFitbits and Apple Watches and the like may have their uses, but they don’t appear to be effective in weight loss.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:55:21 GMTPresident Barack Obama at the White House after signing the Affordable Care Act into law in 2010.As lawmakers hear an outcry from supporters of the Affordable Care Act, there is no longer a clamor for dismantling it, Republicans say.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:47:58 GMTA market in Port-Vila, the capital of Vanuatu. Experts say a health crisis in Pacific island nations is primarily driven by a shift from traditional diets toward ones high in sugar, refined starch and processed foods.A ban on imported food at government functions and tourist establishments is an early step to prevent disease and promote healthy habits in an isolated province of Vanuatu.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:55:25 GMTPollution haze over southeast London in January. The city was put on a “very high” pollution alert for the first time, as cold and stationary weather failed to clear the toxic air caused by diesel road traffic and high use of open fires, which contribute to about 10 percent of pollutants in winter months.Britain’s efforts to aid the environment have inadvertently led to a spike in an even more insidious form of air pollution than the deadly smog of 1952.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 22:00:13 GMTA man receiving care in an emergency room. Some emergency room doctors are far more likely than others even within their own department to prescribe opioids to treat pain in older people.A study of the use of opioid painkillers found that patients who had encountered a “high-intensity” prescribing doctor in the emergency room were more likely to become long-term users.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:56:25 GMTCambodian sex workers waiting for customers at a public park in Phnom Penh.A small survey suggests that many young sex workers cannot protect themselves from infection and pass it on to their infants.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:32:30 GMTThe National Institutes of Health studies dietary supplements and advises the public and professionals, but its conclusions are often complicated.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:48:32 GMTZoya Mukhamadeyeva, 59, whose son, Renat, was one of at least 76 victims of fatal alcohol poisoning in Irkutsk, Russia, in December. The cause was a tainted low-cost vodka substitute.In a remote city’s desperation, where at least 76 people died after drinking a tainted vodka substitute, Russia’s decline writ large.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:51:44 GMTJessica Davidson of the group End Rape on Campus, which wants college officials to uphold Obama-era policies on sexual assault.The main goal of those involved in the effort is to convince college presidents that the Obama-era policies have positively transformed the lives of women on college campuses.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:51:54 GMTA patient infected with the H7N9 flu virus was recently treated at a hospital in Wuhan, in China’s Hubei Province.As of Friday, health officials confirmed eight deaths and 77 diagnosed cases just in February, according to Xinhua, the state news agency.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:09:23 GMTIn this 2007 photo, Thomas Stevens Jr. and Amy Hartman of the C.D.C demonstrated the process of suiting up in order to access the interior of the organization’s Biosafety Level-4 laboratory.Work has stopped temporarily at the government lab handling viruses like Ebola because air hoses used in safety suits were not tested for breathing safety.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:44:02 GMTA contentious town-hall-style meeting at Brighton High School in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, held by Representative Jason Chaffetz, a Republican, last week.As lawmakers leave for a weeklong recess, a flood of new activist groups has traditional organizations scrambling to catch up.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:44:52 GMTIllustrations by Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the Spanish neuroscientist, from the book “The Beautiful Brain.” From left: A diagram suggesting how the eyes might transmit a unified picture of the world to the brain; a purkinje neuron from the human cerebellum; and a diagram showing the flow of information through the hippocampus in the brain.The illustrations of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the father of modern neuroscience, are featured in the new book “The Beautiful Brain.”
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:00:01 GMTMy dad’s philosophy was that you don’t need money or plans, only a willingness to be present in the moment and to go where inspiration takes you.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:10:38 GMTA 3D rendering of a group of fat cells. The number of fat cells in a person’s body seems to be able to change in only one direction: up.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:15:45 GMTSpeaker of the House Paul Ryan at a news conference on Thursday.The outline of the plan points to a simpler system that would give every American a flat tax credit varying by age, but not by income.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 01:25:21 GMTSpeaker Paul D. Ryan spoke about the House Republicans’ plan to replace the Affordable Care Act on Thursday.The Republican plan includes tax credits to help people buy insurance that would vary by age, not income, and incentives to establish savings accounts to pay medical expenses.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:39:44 GMTAn office of UnitedHealthcare Group in Flushing, New York. The Justice Department has asked to intervene in a whistle-blower suit accusing the company of improperly taking billions of dollars from Medicare by claiming people under its care were sicker than they were.The Justice Department moved Thursday to join a whistle-blower suit in California that claims the insurer improperly collected vast sums by claiming people under its care were sicker than they were.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:00:01 GMTPeople eating a gluten-free diet had higher blood levels of arsenic and mercury.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:00:01 GMTTitian’s “Sisyphus,” from the collection of Museo del Prado, Madrid.I often feel relief at not being burdened by hope of a cure — like Sisyphus admiring the view from the mountain after someone stopped the boulder.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:00:28 GMTRepresentative Jim Jordan, Republican of Ohio, left, and Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, during a news conference on Wednesday where they discussed plans to replace the Affordable Care Act.Congressional Republicans eagerly anticipated securing their conservative agenda, but they have yet to deliver on any of the sweeping legislation they promised.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:00:02 GMTA mother’s good-night kiss has unexpected consequences.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:35:16 GMTThe ruling gives the Broad Institute the potentially lucrative rights, a blow to the University of California, often said to be the birthplace of the technique.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 22:08:22 GMTAn office in Miami advertised Obamacare policies last month. The I.R.S. has stepped away from stricter monitoring of who has insurance.Although the Obamacare individual mandate has not gone away, a change in policy at the I.R.S. may shift taxpayers’ perception about how urgent it is.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:58:07 GMTHelen Clark, former prime minister of New Zealand, is a candidate for director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.The backgrounds of finalists to lead the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria are likely to draw scrutiny from the United States, its largest donor.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:05:15 GMTLowering blood pressure to 120 — instead of the current guideline of 140 — could prevent more than 100,000 deaths a year in the United States alone, researchers report.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 02:14:16 GMTSami Jamaleddine, left, signed up for health insurance in Miami on Jan. 31, the final day of open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act. The Trump administration has proposed a shorter enrollment period this year.As the Trump administration works to repeal the Affordable Care Act, it is moving to prevent a collapse of the public marketplaces in 2018.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:54:52 GMTA false positive mammogram has a dangerous downside: It may reduce the likelihood that a woman returns for later screenings
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:00:01 GMTEven a single workout may start to change how the heart’s cells work, a study of mice on treadmills found.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 08:20:23 GMTThe removal of the White House web page on disabilities sent a chilling message to me and others like me.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 04:52:34 GMTThree cases of a rare disease trasmitted through rat urine have been reported in the Bronx, officials said.Three people in the Grand Concourse area were infected with leptospirosis, making it the first reported cluster of the disease in New York, health officials said.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 01:28:02 GMTLooking skyward at the front entrance to Humana’s headquarters in Louisville, Ky.President Trump seized on the company’s decision as support for his call to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:08:12 GMTEmbryos being removed from cryogenic storage. An advisory group has endorsed the engineering of human eggs, sperm and embryos only to prevent babies from being born with genes known to cause serious diseases and disability.Pressed by controversial, advancing technology, an influential committee laid out the conditions under which human embryos might be engineered with heritable traits.