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Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:00:32 GMTNearly one in five Americans now lives in a state where terminally ill patients may legally choose to end their lives with prescriptions from a doctor.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:00:01 GMTAvoidant/restrictive food intake disorder can lead to physical, social and psychological impairments.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:06:03 GMTA 4-month-old baby with microcephaly being examined in Brazil this month. Her mother was infected with the Zika virus while she was pregnant. One year after the W.H.O. declared a public health emergency, experts reflect on the response to the virus and find many aspects wanting.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:31:22 GMTWhen insomnia persists, it can wreak physical, emotional and social havoc.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:10:11 GMTShinya Yamanaka directs Kyoto University’s Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, and leads a small research lab at the Gladstone Institutes, which is affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco.Where are the miracle treatments we were promised? A Nobel Prize-winning scientist explains.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:15:28 GMTA team of surgeons at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland. A young soldier wounded in Afghanistan is currently on a waiting list for a penis transplant at the hospital.A new report found that more than 1,300 men in the American military suffered various injuries to their genitals or urinary tract while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:00:02 GMTTake your medical news and recommendations with a dose of healthy skepticism, especially regarding nutrition.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:20:18 GMTRepresentative Mike Pence, Republican of Indiana, right, and Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, before a meeting at the Capitol in March 2010.Producing the slogan turned out to be far easier for Republicans than producing an actual replacement for President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 01:05:27 GMTRepresentative Tom Price, the nominee to be secretary of health and human services, purchased shares of Innate Immunotherapeutics four times in 2015 and 2016.Representatives Chris Collins and Tom Price and other power players have substantial investments in Innate Immunotherapeutics, a company with no approved drugs.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:21:20 GMTAn enrollment agent speaks with a family about plans under Covered California in San Francisco.A repeal-and-delay of Obamacare would be a “total disaster” for the individual insurance market.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 02:08:24 GMTCasey Dellacqua at the 2015 China Open, where she fell and hit her head. Her next memory was of being in a Beijing hospital.Casey Dellacqua, who fell and hit her head during the 2015 China Open, missed nine months of competition while living in a “constant world of drowsiness.”
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:53:01 GMTRepresentative Tom Price, President-elect Donald J. Trump’s pick for health and human services secretary, in Washington last week.Over a long political career, Tom Price, a doctor, never swerved from his policy mission to protect his former profession from what he views as heavy-handed government intrusion.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:06:47 GMTThousands of people showed up on Sunday in Warren, Mich., to hear Senator Bernie Sanders, independent of Vermont, denounce Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Rallies were held across the country over the weekend.Thousands of people are speaking out in support of the Affordable Care Act by sharing testimonials with Congress and holding rallies across the country.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 03:30:53 GMTYellow fever vaccinations were being given on Friday in Caratinga, Brazil, to combat an outbreak in Minas Gerais, a southeastern state.The outbreak in Minas Gerais State in southeastern Brazil appears to have killed at least 10 people, and 133 suspected cases are being investigated.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 03:53:42 GMTA government report shows that sugary soda is the most popular item in the shopping carts of families that receive federal food stamps.Food stamps are supposed to help improve nutrition for the poor, but a study shows that, just like everyone else, food stamp users buy soda and junk food.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 01:13:54 GMTThe building where Esteban Santiago lived in the Fairview neighborhood of Anchorage. He is charged with killing five people and wounding six more at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Jan. 6.It’s not easy getting mental health care in this state, with its distinctive demographic, geographic and cultural characteristics and a fierce libertarian streak.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:10:06 GMT“I planned to ask brief questions about the robot the morning of the surgery ... Did it make cool noises? Was there a green button that said ‘go!’ that I could push? But as they wheeled me into the operating room, anesthesia took hold. I believe I muttered ‘Robot!’; then there was blackness.”How donating a vital organ to a fellow “news nerd” helped a Times data journalist overcome postelection Twitter fatigue and gain a better understanding of robot p.r.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:39:13 GMTA Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act would roll back elements of the law but wouldn’t erase the whole thing.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 03:37:20 GMTHouse members left the Capitol after morning votes on Friday in Washington.The vote on a budget blueprint sets Congress on a course to fulfill a Republican promise to rescind the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s signature domestic achievement.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:19:15 GMTThe offices of Sunshine Health and Life Advisors inside the Mall of the Americas in Miami. The company’s customers are worried about changes to the Afforddable Care Act promised by President-elect Donald J. Trump.If a law similar to one passed by Republicans last year is enacted, the Congressional Budget Office says 32 million people would lose insurance and premiums would double in 10 years.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:45:22 GMTIt is often said that people die “with” Parkinson’s rather than “of” the disease.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:21:23 GMTThe scientific consensus that all calories are equally fattening is outdated and dangerous.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 01:36:25 GMTHouse Speaker Paul D. Ryan arrived for his weekly news conference on Thursday.A House vote on Friday will come after the Senate approved a measure that would allow Republicans to speedily gut the Affordable Care Act with no threat of a filibuster.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:30:14 GMTLighting up in a bar in Moscow in 2014, before Russia banned smoking in most public places.The Health Ministry draft rules would ban the sale of cigarettes to people born in 2015 and after.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:00:02 GMTMany doctors never consider that their patients made the right decision to leave A.M.A.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:10:51 GMTA vigorous 81-year-old began to feel lightheaded and nearly faint at random times, but she didn’t know why.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:21:20 GMTThe F.D.A.’s policy for men who have sex with men is outdated and should be rescinded.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:43:18 GMTSenator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and the majority leader, heading to the floor during a marathon session of votes on Wednesday. Republican leaders say they will work closely with President-elect Donald J. Trump to develop legislation to repeal and replace the health care law.By a 51-48 vote, the Senate approved a budget blueprint Thursday that would allow Republicans to gut the law without the threat of a filibuster.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 01:41:34 GMTOliver Smithies receiving a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, which he shared with two other scientists, in Stockholm in 2007.Dr. Smithies discovered a powerful tool for identifying the roles of individual genes in health and disease.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:08:43 GMTA Danish study found that routine mammograms do not reduce the incidence of advanced tumors, and can lead to overdiagnosis.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:00:03 GMTCompressing your workouts into one or two days a week can still have substantial benefits.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:00:02 GMTThe crackle and aromas from your fireplace offer a warm moment of mindfulness this winter.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:25:02 GMTAt Johns Hopkins Hospital, a simple checklist virtually erased a disparity in treatment between men and women.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:21:13 GMTI found that my daily routine is less subject to scrutiny if I simply describe it as health maintenance.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:21:11 GMTA few more sensible members of the party are now trying to slow down this runaway train.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 02:51:15 GMTRobert F. Kennedy Jr. on Tuesday in Trump Tower in Manhattan, where he met with President-elect Donald J. Trump.The vaccine skeptic, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., said Mr. Trump had asked him to lead the commission, though a spokeswoman said no final decisions had been made.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 23:31:09 GMTTaking drugs like Pepcid, Tagamet, Prilosec and Nexium during pregnancy may increase the risk of asthma in offspring.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 23:30:20 GMTGov. Chris Christie of New Jersey delivering the State of the State address on Tuesday at the State House.The New Jersey governor used his State of the State address to offer proposals that included limits on prescriptions and increases in treatment.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 23:21:38 GMTPresident-elect Donald J. Trump on Monday at Trump Tower in Manhattan.President-elect Donald J. Trump said he wanted to replace the Affordable Care Act as soon as it was repealed, but some Republicans want more time to consider an alternative.