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Last Build Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:20:42 GMT

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The New Old Age: Physician Aid in Dying Gains Acceptance in the U.S.

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:00:32 GMT

Nearly 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.

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Taking Picky Eating to the Extreme

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:00:01 GMT

Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder can lead to physical, social and psychological impairments.

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Global Health: How the Response to Zika Failed Millions

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:06:03 GMT

A 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.

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Personal Health: Getting Older, Sleeping Less

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:31:22 GMT

When insomnia persists, it can wreak physical, emotional and social havoc.

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A Conversation With: The Stem-Cell Revolution Is Coming — Slowly

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:10:11 GMT

Shinya 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.

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Study Maps ‘Uniquely Devastating’ Genital Injuries Among Troops

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:15:28 GMT

A 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.

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The New Health Care: Why Medical Advice Seems to Change So Frequently

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:00:02 GMT

Take your medical news and recommendations with a dose of healthy skepticism, especially regarding nutrition.

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On Washington: ‘Repeal and Replace’: Words Still Hanging Over G.O.P.’s Health Care Strategy

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:20:18 GMT

Representative 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.

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Australian Drug Maker Has Low Profile but Powerful Backers in Washington

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 01:05:27 GMT

Representative 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.

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Op-Ed Contributor: The G.O.P.’s Health Care Death Spiral

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:21:20 GMT

An 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.

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Road to Recovery After Concussion Leads to Australian Open

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 02:08:24 GMT

Casey 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.”

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Trump Health Secretary Pick’s Longtime Foes: Big Government and Insurance Companies

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:53:01 GMT

Representative 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.

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Fear Spurs Support for Health Law as Republicans Work to Repeal It

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:06:47 GMT

Thousands 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.

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Yellow Fever Outbreak in Brazil Prompts a State of Emergency

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 03:30:53 GMT

Yellow 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.

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In the Shopping Cart of a Food Stamp Household: Lots of Soda

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 03:53:42 GMT

A 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.

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A Rampage in Florida Shines a Light on Alaska

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 01:13:54 GMT

The 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.

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The Robot That Performed My Kidney Transplant Declined to Be Interviewed

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.

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Public Health: The Biggest Changes Obamacare Made, and Those That May Disappear

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:39:13 GMT

A Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act would roll back elements of the law but wouldn’t erase the whole thing.

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House Clears Path for Repeal of Health Law

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 03:37:20 GMT

House 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.

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Health Law’s Repeal Could Sharply Increase Uninsured and Raise Costs, New Report Says

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:19:15 GMT

The 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.

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Well: How Do You Die of Parkinson’s Disease?

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:45:22 GMT

It is often said that people die “with” Parkinson’s rather than “of” the disease.

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Opinion: Big Sugar’s Secret Ally? Nutritionists

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:21:23 GMT

The scientific consensus that all calories are equally fattening is outdated and dangerous.

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House Expected to Follow Senate’s Lead on Rush to Repeal Health Law

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 01:36:25 GMT

House 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.

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Russian Proposal Would Phase In Cigarette Ban, but Current Smokers Get a Pass

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:30:14 GMT

Lighting 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.

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Doctors: When Patients Leave ‘Against Medical Advice’

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:00:02 GMT

Many doctors never consider that their patients made the right decision to leave A.M.A.

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Diagnosis: Why Did Her High Blood Pressure Turn Dangerously Low?

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:10:51 GMT

A vigorous 81-year-old began to feel lightheaded and nearly faint at random times, but she didn’t know why.

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Op-Ed Contributor: I Abstained From Sex for a Year to Donate Blood

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:21:20 GMT

The F.D.A.’s policy for men who have sex with men is outdated and should be rescinded.

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Senate Takes Major Step Toward Repealing Health Care Law

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:43:18 GMT

Senator 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.

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Oliver Smithies, Tinkerer Who Transformed Genetics and Won a Nobel, Dies at 91

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 01:41:34 GMT

Oliver 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.

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The Downside of Breast Cancer Screening

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:08:43 GMT

A Danish study found that routine mammograms do not reduce the incidence of advanced tumors, and can lead to overdiagnosis.

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Phys Ed: ‘Weekend Warriors’ Show Survival Benefits

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:00:03 GMT

Compressing your workouts into one or two days a week can still have substantial benefits.

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Meditation for Real Life: How to Be Mindful by the Fire

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:00:02 GMT

The crackle and aromas from your fireplace offer a warm moment of mindfulness this winter.

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Fixes: A Fix for Gender Bias in Health Care? Check

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:25:02 GMT

At Johns Hopkins Hospital, a simple checklist virtually erased a disparity in treatment between men and women.

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Disability: My Life With Paralysis, It’s a Workout

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:21:13 GMT

I found that my daily routine is less subject to scrutiny if I simply describe it as health maintenance.

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Editorial: Some Republicans Try to Head Off a Health Care Calamity

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:21:11 GMT

A few more sensible members of the party are now trying to slow down this runaway train.

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Anti-Vaccine Activist Says Trump Wants Him to Lead Panel on Immunization Safety

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 02:51:15 GMT

Robert 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.

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Heartburn Drugs in Pregnancy Tied to Asthma in Babies

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 23:31:09 GMT

Taking drugs like Pepcid, Tagamet, Prilosec and Nexium during pregnancy may increase the risk of asthma in offspring.

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Chris Christie Tackles Drug Crisis ‘Ravaging the State and Our People’

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 23:30:20 GMT

Gov. 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.

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Trump Tells Congress to Repeal and Replace Health Care Law ‘Very Quickly’

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 23:21:38 GMT

President-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.

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