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FDA Report Faults Agency’s Food Unit for Leaderless Dysfunction

7 hours 19 min ago

Spurred by the infant formula crisis, a panel found that the agency shied away from tough decisions, sometimes fearing confrontations with industry over enforcement of critical public health issues.

Which to Choose: Medicare or Medicare Advantage?

9 hours 31 min ago

Open enrollment for Medicare plans ends Dec. 7. Here’s what you need to know about shopping for them.

What to Know About Strep A Infections Among Children in the UK

13 hours 44 min ago

Several children have died from strep A this season, health officials said on Tuesday. Here is a quick list of symptoms and other important information.

I’m Having an Operation to Lose Weight. Do I Have to Tell People?

19 hours 16 min ago

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on navigating the personal boundaries around our physical health.

Covid Care Has Entered a New Stage of Crisis for the Uninsured

21 hours 18 min ago

As federal funding for the pandemic response dries up, Americans without health insurance risk being left footing the bill for coronavirus tests and treatments.

Deaths From Substance Abuse Rose Sharply Among Older Americans in 2020

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 22:40

In the pandemic’s first year, death rates linked to alcohol and drugs climbed among seniors as lockdowns and isolation spread.

Alzheimer’s APOE4 Genetic Risk Targeted in Promising Trial

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 12:42

Preliminary results offer hope that gene therapy can protect some people with the brain disease driven by a particular gene variant.

Who Will Care for ‘Kinless’ Seniors?

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 09:12

Nearly one million Americans have no immediate family members to provide assistance if needed. The number is expected to grow.

When He Stood Up Quickly, He Sometimes Fainted. What Was It?

Sat, 12/03/2022 - 21:37

The attending physician, a doctor for 45 years, had never seen the obscure problem causing these symptoms.

8 Million Laundress Products Recalled Over Bacteria Risk

Sat, 12/03/2022 - 13:50

The luxury laundry brand recalled items sold between January 2021 and September 2022.

U.S. Plans to End Mpox Emergency Declaration in Two Months

Fri, 12/02/2022 - 18:30

With few new cases, the plan not to renew the emergency past Jan. 31 is an acknowledgment that the disease previously known as monkeypox has mostly been suppressed.

How Has the Rising Cost of Long-Term Health Care Affected You?

Fri, 12/02/2022 - 15:00

As inflation rises, assisted living and home health aides are becoming more expensive. We want to hear from people who are dealing with this type of financial stress.

FDA Considering New Approach to Blood Donation by Gay and Bisexual Men

Fri, 12/02/2022 - 12:07

The agency may put in place a personalized risk assessment to replace the current prohibition on men who have had sex with men in the previous three months.

Dog Flu Is Back, Too

Fri, 12/02/2022 - 08:59

Canine influenza can spread quickly through shelters, kennels and day care facilities, although most dogs will recover on their own, experts said.

As Officials Ease Covid Restrictions, China Faces New Pandemic Risks

Fri, 12/02/2022 - 03:41

Huge swaths of the nation’s elderly remain vulnerable, scientists say, and a surge in deaths and hospitalizations may be inevitable.

As Gen X and Boomers Age, They Confront Living Alone

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 22:04

More older Americans are living by themselves than ever before. That shift presents issues on housing, health care and personal finance.

China Has an Extraordinary Covid-19 Dilemma

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 19:51

A true reopening, however unlikely, could lead to millions of deaths.

NYC Will Hospitalize Mentally Ill People Involuntarily

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 17:24

Mayor Eric Adams directed the police and emergency medical workers to hospitalize people they deemed too mentally ill to care for themselves, even if they posed no threat to others.

Elon Musk Hopes to Test a Brain Implant in Humans Next Year

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 10:35

The tech multibillionaire said his company, Neuralink, was seeking government approval to test his device in people, and predicted it could happen in six months. Others have been conducting similar tests for years, but no device has been marketed commercially.

Poem: (Intuitions. She)

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 04:00

Coral Bracho depicts the terror of Alzheimers — losing yourself within a formerly capable and operating mind and body.

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