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Elizabeth Warren and a Scholarly Debate Over Medical Bankruptcy That Won’t Go Away

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 18:32

A 2005 academic paper fueled much discussion and helped her political career, but remains contested.

Highly Educated, Very Nearsighted?

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 17:30

People who spent more years in school were more likely to have myopia.

The New Health Care: Reagan, Deregulation and America’s Exceptional Rise in Health Care Costs

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 15:12

Some readers and experts have responded to a recent article by pointing out that the 1980s increase in U.S. health costs coincided with a broad push toward deregulation.

A Promising Cancer Treatment Made Patients Worse, Not Better

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 13:48

For an unusual form of lymphoma, an immunotherapy drug made the disease more aggressive. A cautionary tale.

Phys Ed: Weight Training May Help to Ease or Prevent Depression

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 04:00

Benefits essentially were the same whether people went to the gym twice a week or five times a week.

Global Health: Nipah Virus, Rare and Dangerous, Spreads in India

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 17:55

The infection, an emerging threat, has killed virtually all of its victims so far in India.

The Ideal Subjects for a Salt Study? Maybe Prisoners

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 15:19

Leading scientists propose to track salt’s effects on health by controlling how much is given to inmate volunteers.

Can’t Do the 7-Minute Workout? Neither Can I

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 13:37

Some of the exercises in the popular workout are too difficult for athletes of a certain age or body type. Here’s how to make it work for you.

Well: Scared of High-Intensity Interval Training? A Heart Monitor Can Make It Fun and Easy

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 08:12

The popular fitness trend sounds brutal. But a simple tool can make it speed by.

Maine Voted to Expand Medicaid. Judge Orders the State to Get Moving.

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 19:11

Maine voters were the first to approve a ballot measure expanding Medicaid. Months later, a court reproached the state for its “complete failure to act.”

She Went to Jail for a Drug Relapse. Tough Love or Too Harsh?

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 18:31

A Massachusetts case makes a novel challenge to probation: Is it unfair to require an addicted offender to remain drug-free or face prison?

That Time of the Month Can Be Fun, Too

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 14:07

Period Party, an event held in celebration of Menstrual Hygiene Day, turned gynecological realities into an open, and often humorous, dialogue.

Antibiotics Weren’t Used to Cure These Patients. Fecal Bacteria Were.

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 13:58

In a small study, doctors used so-called fecal transplants to treat a serious gut infection in patients. The transplants, from healthy donors, were as effective as antibiotics.

Good News for Women With Breast Cancer: Many Don’t Need Chemo

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 09:12

Many women with early-stage forms of the disease can forego chemo, based on a test that measures the activity of genes involved in breast cancer recurrence.

Critic’s Notebook: Cancer Haunts a Composer’s Life and Work

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 09:00

Michael Hersch’s latest piece, “I hope we get a chance to visit soon,” includes settings of emails he exchanged with a friend dying of the disease.

Personal Health: How to Increase Your Chances of Having a Long, Healthy Life

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 04:00

The big factors in life expectancy: whether people smoke, what and how much they eat, and whether they abuse alcohol or drugs.

Prices Keep Rising for Drugs Treating Painful Sex in Women

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 14:32

Pharmaceutical companies get away with marking up drugs used to improve women’s sex lives because there’s little public outcry over a topic that’s pretty much taboo.

The Fight to Get a Vaccine to Center of Ebola Outbreak

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 14:48

Medical investigators will need to overcome the rural region’s extreme logistical hurdles to reconstruct transmission chains, vaccinate contacts and halt the spread.

Four More People Die From Tainted Romaine Lettuce

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 13:39

To date, 197 people have been sickened in the E. coli outbreak tied to romaine, and five have died, the CDC said. But the shelf life of the tainted lettuce is now past, the agency said.

Cinnamon May Be Safe in Foods, but Is It Safe in E-Cigarettes?

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 09:29

A cinnamon food additive impaired the cilia in human lung cells.

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