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Trump Proposes New Health Plan Options for Small Businesses

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 17:08

The Trump administration proposed rules that could expand access to lower-cost insurance exempt from some requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

Antioxidants Don’t Ease Muscle Soreness After Exercise

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 12:15

Supplements like cherry and pomegranate juice, vitamins C and E, and black tea extract did little to alleviate post-exercise muscle aches.

New Shingles Vaccine Is Cost Effective

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 10:36

Shingrix provides 90 percent protection and is given in two shots at $140 each. It is recommended for people 50 and older.

Doctors: Resolutions of a Cancer Doctor

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 09:34

My mother’s cancer diagnosis gave me the opportunity to approach my patients with a new resolve in the coming year.

N.H.S. Overwhelmed in Britain, Leaving Patients to Wait

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 22:13

For years, budget cuts at the National Health Service have left hospitals stretched over the winter. This time, it is under the highest strain in decades.

The Hospital Gown Gets a Modest Redesign

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 15:27

The ubiquitous chilly, exposing garment has been remade to offer more style and privacy.

Global Health: W.H.O. Approves a Safe, Inexpensive Typhoid Vaccine

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 15:21

The first typhoid vaccine safe for infants has been used in India since 2005, but won final certification only after an unusual experiment on university students.

The New Health Care: Why the U.S. Spends So Much More Than Other Nations on Health Care

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 11:33

Studies point to a simple reason, the prices, not to the amount of care. And lowering prices would upset a lot of people in the health industry.

When Old News Is Good News: The Effect of 6 Elderly New Yorkers on One Middle-Aged Reporter

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 06:58

No work I have ever done has brought me as much joy and hope, or changed my outlook on life as profoundly.

Phys Ed: Exercise Alters Our Microbiome. Is That One Reason It’s So Good for Us?

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 05:00

Lean people were especially responsive to exercise’s effects on the bacterial makeup of our guts.

Made in China: New and Potentially Lifesaving Drugs

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 04:03

A growing number of Chinese pharmaceutical companies are trying to break into the United States, seeking regulatory approval to offer their treatments for cancer and other ailments.

On Medicine : This Cat Sensed Death. What if Computers Could, Too?

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 04:00

Can we teach a computer to predict when it’s time to say goodbye?

Leusden Journal: Afraid of Falling? For Older Adults, the Dutch Have a Cure

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 21:58

The Dutch, like people elsewhere, are living longer than in previous generations. Courses that teach fall prevention, and how to fall correctly, are gaining popularity.

Matter: Fiber Is Good for You. Now Scientists May Know Why.

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 16:37

A series of unusual experiments in mice finds that dietary fiber fine-tunes the immune system and may help prevent chronic inflammation.

Finding Purpose for a Good Life. But Also a Healthy One.

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 16:24

Happiness has little to do with it. Research suggests meaning in your life is important for well-being.

Obesity Is the Main Contributor to Diabetes in Blacks and Whites

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 15:30

Blacks are almost twice as likely to develop Type 2 diabetes as whites. Obesity is the reason, a new study reports.

Air Pollution Contributes to More Than 20,000 Deaths a Year

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 14:14

Soot causes more deaths than AIDS each year in the United States.

A Good Appetite: A Hearty Salad for a Month of Healthy Eating

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 11:08

January is the unofficial month of salad, and this recipe, topped with roasted golden beets and squash, is a sweet and hearty option.

Mind: ‘Fake News’: Wide Reach but Little Impact, Study Suggests

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 01:00

Before the 2016 election, those most likely to read “fake news” online were older and conservative, a new study finds. But even they relied most often on mainstream media.

Personal Health: They Took On the Food Giants — and Won

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 09:54

For decades, the Center for Science in the Public Interest has worked to influence public policy on nutrition.

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