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Patients Eagerly Awaited a Generic Drug. Then They Saw the Price.

New York Times - Health - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 18:00

Teva Pharmaceuticals announced it would sell a “lower-cost” alternative to Syprine, an old drug that costs more than $21,000. But the new generic version costs nearly as much.

Wealth Matters: For Executives, Addiction Recovery in the Lap of Luxury

New York Times - Health - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 17:46

As the opioid crisis tightens its grip, an industry has sprung up to offer recovery programs for wealthy executives who seek treatment in a discreet environment.

U.K. Moves Toward Making Adults Presumed Organ Donors

New York Times - Health - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 17:32

Dozens of countries have tried to address shortages for transplants with an “opt out” system that assumes consent.

The Flu Outbreak May Be Easing. Here Are the Latest Numbers.

New York Times - Health - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 16:07

The infection rate has begun to decline, but there are likely to be many deaths before the flu season finally ends.

Olympic Cross-Country Skiers Eat 8,000 Calories a Day. It’s Exhausting.

New York Times - Health - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 14:12

Cross-country skiers require, on average, more daily calories than any other type of athlete. But the constant need to eat can take over their lives.

Trump Blames Video Games for Mass Shootings. Researchers Disagree.

New York Times - Health - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:42

“I’m hearing more and more people say the level of violence on video games is really shaping young people’s thoughts,” the president said on Thursday.

Opening Mental Hospitals Unlikely to Prevent Mass Shootings, Experts Say

New York Times - Health - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:20

Spree killers may be angry and troubled, but few have shown symptoms that would have landed them in mental hospitals.

Personal Health: Contraception for Teenagers

New York Times - Health - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:05

Although teenage pregnancy rates have declined, too many teens still use birth control methods incorrectly or inconsistently.

These Soldiers Celebrated President’s Day, End of Their Tour, By Racing

Runner's World Headlines - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 10:53

Hundreds of members of the National Guard’s 35th Infantry Division participated in half marathon, marathon, and mountain races while stationed overseas.

16 Advanced GPS Watches for Runners

Runner's World Headlines - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 08:15

With built-in GPS and complex functionality, these high-powered timepieces have all the tools to help you hit your splits.

5 Reasons You Should Eat the Damn Carbs

Runner's World Headlines - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 08:01

Low-carb is the new low-fat. It’s time to sit down with your diet and break some bread.

Global Health: Measles Cases in Europe Quadrupled in 2017

New York Times - Health - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 07:16

Outbreaks across the continent infected 21,000 and killed at least 35 children, leading some governments to crack down on vaccine compliance.

This Houston Mom Took on Her Postpartum Depression—and Lost 30 Pounds With Running

Runner's World Headlines - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 06:54

“Running has allowed me to find myself again, and to appreciate the fact that I’m alive and loved tremendously by the people in my life.”

Ask Well: Can Being Cold Make You Sick?

New York Times - Health - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 05:00

A reader asks: Can you get sick just from sitting in an overly air-conditioned room or going out without a jacket? Or do you need to actually catch a virus?

Catherine Wolf, 70, Dies; Studied How People and Computers Interact

New York Times - Health - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 19:25

A leader in IBM’s development of a speech-recognition system, she relied on her laptop to communicate after Lou Gehrig’s disease left her paralyzed.

Love an Underdog? Oregon Has One to Root For

Runner's World Headlines - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 14:50

Mick Stanovsek put in years of work before he finally got the call to join the storied Ducks program.

Can the TB12 Method Actually Work for Runners?

Runner's World Headlines - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:52

To find out if the program that’s kept Tom Brady going for so long has benefits, we sent a writer to the Foxboro headquarters for an inside look.

Günter Blobel, Nobel Laureate Who Found Cell ‘ZIP Codes,’ Dies at 81

New York Times - Health - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:02

Dr. Blobel, at Rockefeller University, discovered that proteins in any given cell carry signals that guide them to where they can do their beneficial job.

Can You Beat These Celebrity Marathoners?

Runner's World Headlines - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:20

See how some of the most dedicated running celebs have handled 26.2 miles.

The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds

New York Times - Health - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 09:50

People who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and processed foods lost weight without worrying about calories or portion size.

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