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The New Health Care: Medicare Doesn’t Equal Dental Care. That Can Be a Big Problem.

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Oral health cannot properly be considered apart from the health of the rest of the body.

N.I.H. to Investigate Outreach to Alcohol Companies

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 17:14

After a report in The Times, the National Institutes of Health will examine whether health officials violated government policy by soliciting donations to fund a study of moderate drinking.

Profiles in Science: David Reich Unearths Human History Etched in Bone

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 13:41

The geneticist at Harvard Medical School has retrieved DNA from more than 900 ancient people. His findings trace the prehistoric migrations of our species.

The Struggle to Build a Massive ‘Biobank’ of Patient Data

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 11:35

At a cost of $1.4 billion, a National Institutes of Health program may help scientists discover links between diseases, genes and lifestyle. But the project faces obstacles.

The New Old Age: A Quiet Drug Problem Among the Elderly

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 10:24

Despite warnings from experts, older people are using more anti-anxiety and sleep medications, putting them at risk of serious side effects and even overdoses.

Well : What Young Rats’ Workouts Could Tell Us About the Human Heart

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 04:00

Exercising as a youngster might mean more heart-muscle cells as a grown-up.

‘We’re Losing the Fight’: Tuberculosis Batters a Venezuela in Crisis

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 02:43

The disease, which until recently seemed to be under control in Venezuela, is making an aggressive comeback in the nation, overwhelming its broken health care system.

Nonfiction: When Doctors Don’t Listen to Women

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 15:09

Abby Norman’s “Ask Me About My Uterus” describes her quest to get proper medical attention.

Buoyed by Financial Support, Military Veterans Are a Growing Part of the Paralympics

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:12

Veterans accounted for 24.3 percent of the American Paralympic team this year, and they benefit from funding sources not available to civilians.

U.K., Land of ‘Brexit,’ Quietly Outsources Some Surgeries to France

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 05:09

After years of austerity, the National Health Service is under enormous strain, so it is paying French doctors to perform some operations on its behalf.

Personal Health: Finding Meaning and Happiness in Old Age

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 05:00

Authors of two books about aging pass along some of the wisdom of the oldest old about what brings meaning and pleasure to their twilight years.

Take This App and Call Me in the Morning

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 13:59

A new category of prescription medical treatments, what executives call digital therapeutics, comes in the form of mobile apps.

Federal Agency Courted Alcohol Industry to Fund Study on Benefits of Moderate Drinking

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 08:28

Scientists and National Institute of Health officials waged a concerted campaign to obtain funding from the alcohol industry for research that may enshrine alcohol as a part of a healthy diet.

AIDS Researcher Top Candidate to Lead the C.D.C.

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 18:31

The administration is vetting Dr. Robert Redfield, a founder of the University of Maryland’s Institute of Human Virology, for C.D.C. chief.

How Training for the Paralympics Became a Full-Time Job

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 18:22

Being a Paralympic athlete used to be a part-time, do-it-yourself pursuit. Not anymore.

Global Health: Palliative Care Film Challenges Stereotypes About Opioids

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 17:30

“Hippocratic,” a documentary about Dr. M.R. Rajagopal, who helps India’s dying, shows the desperate need for the same drugs maligned for causing overdoses.

Louise Slaughter, 88, Liberal Congresswoman in 16th Term, Is Dead

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 17:07

A House member from upstate New York, Ms. Slaughter championed women’s rights, food safety and the Affordable Care Act.

Trilobites: Picture a Leader. Is She a Woman?

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:28

Most people will draw a man. Researchers investigate the consequences.

Living With Cancer: Black Cancer Matters

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:16

A documentary shines a spotlight on the grim relationship between race and cancer.

Astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly Are Still Identical Twins, Despite What You May Have Read

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:54

A rash of news stories this week stemmed from a misinterpreted NASA update from January.

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