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No One Knows How Many L.G.B.T.Q. Americans Die by Suicide

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 09:48

Death investigators in Utah are among a handful of groups trying to learn how many gay and transgender people die by suicide in the United States.

Biden Is Said to Pick Mandy Cohen to Lead C.D.C.

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 19:15

The president’s choice for the job, Dr. Mandy Cohen, would replace Dr. Rochelle Walensky, who is stepping down at the end of the month.

FDA Approves Pfizer’s RSV Vaccine for Adults 60 and Older

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 16:05

Though agency advisers had some safety concerns, the Pfizer shot is expected to be available before the winter R.S.V. season.

Allina Health System in Minnesota Cuts Off Patients With Medical Debt

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 13:44

Doctors at the Allina Health System, a wealthy nonprofit in the Midwest, aren’t allowed to see poor patients or children with too many unpaid medical bills.

How to Lower Deaths Among Women? Give Away Cash.

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 09:38

Mortality rates fell by 20 percent among women in countries that began cash transfer programs to the poor. Children also benefited.

An Appeals Court Gave the Sacklers Legal Immunity. Here’s What the Ruling Means.

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 08:14

In return for the shield, the billionaire owners of Purdue Pharma are committed to paying up to $6 billion to help compensate communities and individuals for the ravages of the opioid epidemic.

Sick Workers Tied to 40% of Food Poisoning Outbreaks, C.D.C. Says

Wed, 05/31/2023 - 15:24

To combat outbreaks at restaurants and other dining establishments, policies that support sick workers, including paid leave, may be needed, the agency said in a report this week.

Walmart Raises Wages for Some Pharmacists and Opticians

Wed, 05/31/2023 - 14:47

The retailer, which sees its health care business as a way to drive profits, is trying to retain workers in a competitive labor market.

Honoring the Body Donors Who Are a Medical Student’s ‘First Patient’

Wed, 05/31/2023 - 09:05

Gratitude ceremonies give students and faculty members a chance to recognize the sacrifice of those who gave their bodies for medical research and education, and the loved ones they left behind.

El cuarto trimestre o los riesgos después del parto

Wed, 05/31/2023 - 06:00

Estudios recientes muestran que la mayoría de las muertes relacionadas con el embarazo ocurren en el año posterior al parto. El hallazgo está cambiando la manera en que los médicos atienden a las nuevas madres.

Sacklers Can Be Shielded From Opioid Liability, Appeals Court Rules

Tue, 05/30/2023 - 18:10

The decision gives the Purdue Pharma owners long-sought protection, but it is a major step toward releasing billions of dollars from their fortune to states and communities to help cope with the costs of addiction.

How Harmful Are Gas Stove Pollutants, Really?

Tue, 05/30/2023 - 17:34

Scientists are lugging sophisticated sensors into homes in 10 cities to measure and track the pollution from gas stoves as it drifts from room to room.

Elizabeth Holmes Reports to Prison in Texas on Tuesday

Tue, 05/30/2023 - 14:12

The disgraced founder of the blood testing start-up Theranos, who was convicted of fraud, turned herself in at a minimum-security prison in Texas.

To Prevent Heart Attacks, Doctors Try a New Genetic Test

Tue, 05/30/2023 - 10:36

Polygenic risk scores could help patients, including younger ones, understand whether they really need early treatment for heart disease.

2 Dead in Suspected Meningitis Outbreak Linked to Mexico

Sun, 05/28/2023 - 15:06

More than 200 others could be at risk from a fungal meningitis outbreak that has been traced to two clinics in Matamoros, Mexico, where people traveled for cosmetic surgeries, health officials said.

Maternity’s Most Dangerous Time: After New Mothers Come Home

Sun, 05/28/2023 - 11:45

Recent research shows that most pregnancy-related deaths occur in the year after a baby is born. The discovery is changing how doctors care for new mothers.

Complications After Delivery: What Women Need to Know

Sun, 05/28/2023 - 05:59

New mothers are at risk for up to a year, research has shown. But the first six weeks are the most perilous.

Brain Implants Allow Paralyzed Man to Walk Using His Thoughts

Fri, 05/26/2023 - 20:45

In a new study, researchers describe a device that connects the intentions of a paralyzed patient to his physical movements.

Ketamine Shows Promise for Hard-to-Treat Depression in New Study

Fri, 05/26/2023 - 12:50

Research this week presents the most robust evidence to date that ketamine is at least as effective as electroconvulsive therapy for patients with treatment-resistant depression who do not have psychosis.

Hundreds of Thousands Have Lost Medicaid Coverage Since Pandemic Protections Expired

Fri, 05/26/2023 - 04:00

As states begin to drop people from their Medicaid programs, early data shows that many recipients are losing their coverage for procedural reasons.

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