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Samoa Closes Schools as Measles Epidemic Kills at Least 16

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 23:42

Over 1,000 cases of measles have been recorded in the Pacific island country, with the casualties including a 7-month-old. “This is very much out of control,” a vaccine expert said.

As a Mountain Biking Motivator, Add a Little Electronic Assist

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 23:38

E-mountain bikes may enable newcomers to gain fitness on daunting hills or snowy trails.

Dread the Holidays? Feasting Together Might Actually Help

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 18:42

Sharing a meal with loved ones, co-workers or friends may seem like a chore, but research shows it has real benefits. Stick with us here.

Something in the Man’s Bed Was Making Him Sick

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 17:30

Doctors were stumped, until a pulmonologist asked about feather bedding in the man's home.

When Mental Illness Is Severe

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 13:12

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Statin Drugs Not Linked to Memory Decline in Study

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 13:00

A large Australian study found no association between cholesterol-lowering statins and memory or thinking problems.

Elizabeth Warren Vows to Expand Health Coverage in First 100 Days

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 11:14

Ms. Warren laid out a blueprint to pass major health legislation at the start of her presidency. But she would wait as long as three years to seek passage of a full-scale “Medicare for all” plan.

Trump Retreats From Flavor Ban for E-Cigarettes

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 08:19

Advisers say the president pulled back from proposed restrictions intended to curb teenage vaping after he was warned of the political fallout among voters.

Cleaning Up After My Brother’s Fatal Overdose

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 04:45

The mark he left in the world was his bloodstain. I hired a trauma cleaning company to erase it.

Getting a Handle on Self-Harm

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 04:40

Cutting and other forms of self-injury are on the rise among adolescents. Researchers are beginning to understand the phenomenon and how to treat it.

A Mother’s Love, Knitted Up in a Flock of Turkey Hats

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 04:00

My daughter wanted brown hats with two stuffed drumsticks artfully positioned, one on each side — like wearing a roasted turkey, just out of the oven, on your head.

Trump Retreats From Flavor Ban for E-Cigarettes

Sun, 11/17/2019 - 22:31

Advisers say the president pulled back from proposed restrictions intended to curb teenage vaping after he was warned of the political fallout among voters.

Apple to Ban Vaping Apps From Its Store

Sun, 11/17/2019 - 10:56

A respiratory condition linked to vaping has caused more than 40 deaths and over 2,000 illnesses, according to United States health authorities.

Planned Parenthood Awarded $2 Million in Lawsuit Over Secret Videos

Sat, 11/16/2019 - 18:45

An anti-abortion activist recorded the videos to try to show that the group was illegally selling fetal tissue.

Surgery for Blocked Arteries Is Often Unwarranted, Researchers Find

Sat, 11/16/2019 - 13:00

Drug therapy alone may save lives as effectively as bypass or stenting procedures, a large federal study showed.

To Lower Costs, Trump to Force Hospitals to Reveal Price of Care

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 17:58

A proposed federal rule would make hospitals list the prices they negotiate with insurers, allowing consumers to seek better deals for care.

Whoops. Judge Reduces J&J Opioid Fine After Mistaking Thousands for Millions

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 16:30

Johnson & Johnson will now have to pay $465 million, not $572 million, for its role in Oklahoma’s opioid epidemic.

Rethinking Tiny Tim: Should a Disabled Actor Play the Role?

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 17:34

The Broadway production of “A Christmas Carol,” following the lead from London, answers a strong yes. Other theaters may follow suit.

Dr. Wayne Bardin, 85, Innovative Researcher on Birth Control, Dies

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 16:39

He helped develop long-acting implanted contraceptive devices — like Norplant, Jadelle and Mirena — used by millions of women around the world.

Infants and Toddlers Eat Too Much Sugar, Researchers Say

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 16:21

Using C.D.C. data, researchers found that 98 percent of toddlers and 60 percent of infants consumed added sugar in sweetened drinks, baked goods and snacks.

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