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Michael Bliss, Historian Who Dispelled Myths of Insulin’s Discovery, Dies at 76

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 17:58

Professor Bliss unraveled the story behind the discovery of the hormone, which transformed diabetes from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

Trilobites: An Effect of Climate Change You Could Really Lose Sleep Over

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 13:00

Hotter nights in a warming world could have significant effects on how well people sleep, a new study suggests.

Ask Well: How Much Sugar Is in a Glass of Wine?

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 05:00

Winemakers may add sugar to wine to “improve” the taste, and sugar content can vary widely.

McConnell May Have Been Right: It May Be Too Hard to Replace Obamacare

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 04:00

As the legislative realities of replacing the health law become clear, some Republicans are turning their attention to a different target: tax reform.

Opinion: Where Will the Medical Misfits Go?

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 02:21

Safety-net hospitals keep us all healthy by treating the patients no one else wants. Don’t let Republicans destroy them.

Judge Orders UPS to Pay $247 Million for Illegally Shipping Cigarettes

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 22:47

A federal judge in Manhattan said UPS needed to pay a “very significant award” to curb future conduct and to send a message to company executives.

Public Health: C.B.O. Has Clear Message About Losers in House Health Bill

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 19:08

The Congressional Budget Office’s assessment of the House’s health bill predicts dysfunctional markets for about one-sixth of the population.

A Quarter of U.S. Babies With Zika-Related Birth Defects Were Born in New York

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:31

New data from the health department reveals that 32 infants were born in the city to 402 women infected with the virus, all in travel-related cases.

Vocations: Finding Meaning in Health Crises

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:07

A hospital chaplain counsels people in the throes of medical emergencies, unexpected diagnoses and end-of-life decisions.

Put Your Baby in a Box? Experts Advise Caution

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:16

The free cardboard boxes, which double as a baby’s first bed, aren’t regulated and have not been proven to reduce infant mortality.

Surprise for a Mother Who Helped Her Paralyzed Son in Every Class

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 08:35

Judy O’Connor was by her son’s side throughout his studies at Chapman University, in Orange, Calif. On Saturday, she was awarded an honorary M.B.A. degree.

Take a Walk Down Memory Lane. It Can Be Healthy.

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 06:45

We’ve learned a lot about nostalgia, what triggers it and how it works. (Caution for readers of a certain age: sentimental songs and videos ahead.)

Feature: How Amanda Chantal Bacon Perfected the Celebrity Wellness Business

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 04:00

Deciphering the rise of a lifestyle guru who sells self-absorption as the ultimate luxury product.

Op-ed Contributor: Get Married, Get Healthy? Maybe Not

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 02:21

A new study challenges the myth that marriage is a magic potion.

Amy Reed, Doctor Who Fought a Risky Medical Procedure, Dies at 44

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 20:41

Dr. Reed and her husband turned a personal calamity into a crusade to spare other women from the medical procedure that harmed her.

G.O.P. Health Bill Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured in a Decade, C.B.O. Says

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 20:02

The budget office’s report also found that the bill would reduce federal deficits by $119 billion over a decade, less than the $150 billion in savings projected for an earlier version of the bill.

Trump’s Pick for Mental Health ‘Czar’ Highlights Rift

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 16:00

Elinore F. McCance-Katz has promoted drug and hospital treatment as paths to wellness, leaving some who emphasize community and family support skeptical.

Rare Gene Mutations Inspire New Heart Drugs

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 16:00

Some people carry gene mutations that leave them nearly impervious to heart attacks. Learning how these mutations work has led to a novel experimental treatment.

The G.O.P. Health Plan: What Are High-Risk Pools?

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 15:38

Reporter Margot Sanger-Katz examines high-risk pools, the controversy at the heart of the health care debate.

High-Fiber Diet Tied to Less Knee Arthritis

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 13:27

As fiber intake increased, the prevalence of knee osteoarthritis decreased, a new analysis found.

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