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Scientists, Feeling Under Siege, March Against Trump Policies

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 19:14

Thousands of scientists and science enthusiasts took to the streets in Washington and around the world on Saturday to protest.

Pictures From the March for Science

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 13:11

Visual highlights from the demonstrations in Washington and around the world.

Smokeless Tobacco Is Gone From the Ballpark, if Not the Clubhouse

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 23:15

Major League Baseball supports local bans on smokeless tobacco, but a number of players said they viewed them as an invasion of personal rights.

Should You Worry About Being the Next Henrietta Lacks?

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:33

A simple blood test could provide our entire DNA sequence. Could researchers and drug companies use our cells in other ways, without telling us?

The New Old Age: Could Be the Thyroid; Could Be Ennui. Either Way, the Drug Isn’t Helping.

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 10:33

Doctors often prescribe levothyroxine to treat an underactive thyroid, and for most it has no effect.

Ask Well: Why Do Allergies Cause ‘Brain Fog’?

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 05:05

No one really knows why people often report feeling “fuzzy headed” when they have allergies.

Ties: Unmoored by a Psychotic Break

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 05:00

Like a rare butterfly, my son is examined and classified with a label: schizoaffective disorder.

Affordable Care Act: A Tale of Two Red States

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 04:00

In Oklahoma, which has raged against the law, insurance premiums are among the nation’s highest. New Mexico, which oversees its marketplace, has some of the lowest.

Marijuana on Religious Grounds? A Cannabis Church Opens in Denver

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 18:39

A legislator made a last-minute attempt to shut down the International Church of Cannabis, but it opened its doors to the public on Thursday.

F.D.A. Strengthens Warnings for Painkillers in Children

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 17:57

Children and nursing mothers should not take codeine or tramadol, the agency cautions.

Public Health: A New G.O.P. Health Proposal Evokes the Old Days

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 17:55

Protection for people with pre-existing problems would be largely technical as states could waive key insurance rules.

White House Officials, Craving Progress, Push Revised Health Bill

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 14:42

The measure faces an uncertain fate as Congress also must deal with a far more urgent deadline: a looming government shutdown if a new funding measure is not approved.

‘Pacemaker’ for the Brain Can Help Memory, Study Finds

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:01

The timing of stimulation to the brain was determined to be crucial in research published on Thursday, and it might help treat dementia, head injuries and other conditions.

Sometimes It’s Better Not to Know

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 10:17

My 97-year-old patient told me he didn’t know if he was looking forward to being 98.

When to Tell Daughters About a Genetic Breast Cancer Risk

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 05:00

Some experts recommend telling minors about genetic risk so they have time to come to terms with it.

Trish Vradenburg, Crusader Against Alzheimer’s, Dies at 70

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 18:28

Ms. Vradenburg, a sitcom writer whose mother died of complications of the disease, and her husband raised millions for research and established their own organization to generate greater awareness.

Fixes: A Focus on Health to Resolve Urban Ills

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 09:43

Discrimination, poverty, inequality and violence create unbearable stress, and stress kills. Relieving all of them saves lives and cities.

Retired Miners Lament Trump’s Silence on Imperiled Health Plan

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 09:16

Coal company bankruptcies have left coverage for retirees, many with chronic ailments, in federal hands. Unless Congress acts this month, benefits will end.

Phys Ed: Running May Be Socially Contagious

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 05:00

Our workouts may be shaped by what our (virtual) friends do.

Health Insurers Make Case for Subsidies, but Get Little Assurance From Administration

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 19:34

Insurers have been closely watching as President Trump and congressional lawmakers debate the future of subsidies that help lower deductibles and co-payments.

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