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At Florida Nursing Home, Many Calls for Help, but None That Made a Difference

2 hours 45 min ago

After the home lost power to its air-conditioning, 11 of its residents died. Records and interviews show a preventable descent into chaos.

42 Minutes, £2,600 Lost: The U.K.’s Growing Gambling Problem

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 23:01

The number of problem gamblers has risen by 50 percent in recent years, and campaigners blame a machine that is unique to British betting shops.

McCain Announces Opposition to Republican Health Bill, Likely Dooming It

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 21:52

Senator John McCain released a statement saying he would oppose the latest proposal, by Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana.

News Analysis: Yes, Aaron Hernandez Suffered Brain Injury. But That May Not Explain His Violence.

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 18:06

The links between biology and behavior are complex, and a number of factors contribute to violence. Yet evidence is mounting that C.T.E. may be involved.

Global Health: World Health Officials Describe Progress Against Tetanus, H.I.V. and Malaria

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 15:32

Tetanus in babies has been eliminated from the Americas, experts said. Malaria treatment will be expanded in Africa; new HIV drugs will be available there, too.

Take a Number: The HPV Vaccine Gains Ground Among U.S. Teenagers

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:44

Sixty percent of adolescents received the vaccine in 2016. A decade ago, less than 30 percent did.

Ask Well: Can You Prevent Picking Up Germs on the Subway?

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 05:00

Someone needs to invent a “subway condom,” one expert says.

Michael Phelps: A Golden Shoulder to Lean On

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 21:32

Phelps, who confronted mental health problems three years ago, has opened his home to Grant Hackett, a friend and fellow Olympian with similar troubles. Phelps has also lent an ear to Tiger Woods.

New Effort to Kill Obamacare Is Called ‘the Most Radical’

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 18:32

The Graham-Cassidy bill would turn federal funding for a law Republicans loathe into block grants to states, realizing a long-held goal of the party.

Air Pollution Tied to Kidney Disease

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 16:00

Add a new potential ill to the list of problems linked to air pollution: kidney disease.

Adolescence: How Technology Changes Teen Romance

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 05:00

The digital world puts a new spin on some of the timeless challenges of coming of age.

Doctors: One Last Visit to See My Patient

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 05:00

A doctor who has been alongside her 91-year-old patient for some 20 years prepares to say goodbye.

Dr. Edmond Eger II, 86, Dies; Found Way to Make Anesthesia Safer

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 19:32

Dr. Eger and colleagues developed a technique to determine the proper dosage of anesthesia in operating rooms all over the world, saving an untold number of lives.

Florida Nursing Home Listed Dead Resident as ‘Resting in Bed,’ State Says

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 19:08

State officials said a nursing home made late and “dubious” entries in medical records on the morning eight residents died in the post-hurricane heat.

Public Health: How the Latest Obamacare Repeal Plan Would Work

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:56

States would be given money to establish their own health policies, and it’s hard to know who would remain covered and how.

‘The Pills Are Everywhere’: How the Opioid Crisis Claims Its Youngest Victims

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 11:32

Increasingly, toddlers and young children are being found unconscious or dead after consuming an adult’s drugs.

A Stress Link to Lupus

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 11:12

Women exposed to trauma, including serious car crashes or sexual assaults, were at increased risk of developing the autoimmune disorder lupus.

Phys Ed: Tom Brady’s ‘The TB12 Method’ Is Hefty but Short on Science

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 05:00

Should you buy this book? The answer probably depends on how you feel about science, celebrity and tomatoes.

Republican Leaders Defy Bipartisan Opposition to Health Law Repeal

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 20:15

Senator Lamar Alexander gave up on his effort to shore up health care markets as his fellow Republicans pressured lawmakers to back the latest Affordable Care Act repeal.

Chemical Industry Ally Faces Critics in Bid for Top E.P.A. Post

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 19:08

Michael L. Dourson, who has long run a premier firm for the chemical industry, is set for a confirmation hearing before a Senate panel.

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