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The New Health Care: What Makes Singapore’s Health Care So Cheap?

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 11:55

The most frustrating part about its system is that it’s misused by those on both the left and right who want to hold it up as an example.

Poor Sense of Smell May Signal Impending Dementia

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 05:00

Men and women who failed to identify orange, leather, peppermint, rose or fish odors were at higher risk of cognitive decline.

Take a Number: In the U.S., 110 Million S.T.D. Infections

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 20:11

Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are all on the rise, federal researchers found.

2017 Nobel Prize in Medicine Goes to 3 Americans for Body Clock Studies

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:05

Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young were recognized for research into the cellular mechanisms controlling the body’s 24-hour cycle.

The New Old Age: A Child’s Death Brings ‘Trauma That Doesn’t Go Away’

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 09:19

Even more than other parents, the elderly struggle to recover from the death of a child.

The Global Siren Call of Fast Food

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 06:16

For The New York Times’s West and Central Africa bureau chief, tastes of home in Dakar, Senegal, are a mixed blessing.

Personal Health: Good Vegan, Bad Vegan

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 05:00

A vegan who consumes no animal products can be just as unhealthy as an omnivore who dines on burgers and chicken nuggets.

The Checkup: Managing Head Trauma in Children

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 05:00

Children’s head injuries are scary for parents — and doctors — but it’s possible to reduce CT scans and keep children safe.

Obesity Was Rising as Ghana Embraced Fast Food. Then Came KFC.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 03:25

The growing popularity of fried chicken and pizza in parts of Africa underscores how fast food is changing habits and expanding waistlines.

Replacing Faulty Heart Devices Costs Medicare $1.5 Billion in 10 Years

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 23:01

A new report says seven types of defective pacemakers or defibrillators had to be replaced from 2005 through 2014.

Cost of Contact in Sports Is Estimated at Over 600,000 Injuries a Year

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:03

Yale researchers calculated that, if contact sports could be made noncontact, there would be 49,600 fewer injuries among male college athletes per year and 601,900 among those in high school.

Modern Love: Taking My Ex Back In (for His Own Good)

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:19

They loved each other and had a child together, but couldn’t make it work. Twenty years later, could their bond save his life?

Ask Well: Is Microvascular Heart Disease a Serious Condition?

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 09:46

Microvascular heart disease affects about four times as many women as men, and the condition can be very serious.

Global Health: They Swallowed Live Typhoid Bacteria — On Purpose

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 17:30

A clinical trial enlisted some of England’s brightest minds, tempted by curiosity and cash. They proved a new typhoid vaccine works and could save children’s lives.

The Zika Virus Grew Deadlier With a Small Mutation, Study Suggests

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 16:33

A single variation in its DNA may have helped equip the virus to attack fetal cells, contributing to a surge of birth defects in Latin America.

Otto Warmbier Suffered Extensive Brain Damage, Coroner Confirms

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 16:28

The college student, imprisoned for more than a year in North Korea, fell into a vegetative state after blood flow to his brain was cut off, according to a coroner’s report.

Older Siblings a Risk Factor for Serious Flu Infections in Infants

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 11:12

Having older brothers and sisters puts young children at higher risk for being hospitalized with the flu.

Students Look to Vending Machines for Better Access to Morning-After Pill

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 07:52

Stanford is the latest university to install a vending machine that sells emergency contraception after students spoke of difficulty obtaining the pill.

‘Flesh-Eating Bacteria’ From Harvey’s Floodwaters Kill a Woman

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 06:46

Necrotizing fasciitis, a deadly infection that destroys tissue, can be caused by a wide range of bacteria, many of which were present after Hurricane Harvey.

Voices: Learning to Breathe

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 05:00

My baby had an extra branch stemming from his heart, constricting his trachea. The surgery that saved him brought another crisis.

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