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Ebola Deaths Top 1,000 in Congo Amid Clinic Attacks

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 09:08

Hostility toward health workers continued to hamper efforts to contain the second-deadliest outbreak of the virus.

After a Runner’s Fracture Heals, Fighting the Fear of Re-injury

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 07:00

Fear can be a useful protective mechanism for an athlete, but sometimes it holds us back too much, an expert says.

Modern Love: Years Ago, My Sister Vanished. I See Her Whenever I Want.

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 22:04

The winner of this year’s Modern Love college essay contest explores the comforts and limits of online connection.

Shrimp From 5 U.K. Rivers Have One Thing in Common: Cocaine

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 20:06

A new study of chemicals in river wildlife found pesticides in many of its samples, and cocaine in all of them. The drug’s source remained a mystery.

Global Health: F.D.A. Approves the First Vaccine for Dengue Fever, but Limits Its Use

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 16:00

The agency placed restrictions on who can get the vaccine, Dengvaxia. Its use overseas has lagged amid concerns over rare safety risks.

in her words: How Larry Nassar ‘Flourished Unafraid’ for So Long

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 15:51

A new HBO documentary explores the rise and fall of the disgraced Olympic doctor and the institutions that gave him access to girls.

Saving the Teeth of Patients With Special Needs

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 14:49

A new dental center is built to welcome patients with special needs and those in wheelchairs, who often run into obstacles elsewhere.

You Will Never Smell My World the Way I Do

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 14:23

Scientists find that whiskey’s smokiness, the smell of beets and lily of the valley perfume can be utterly different depending on your genetic wiring.

A Pregnant Woman Avoids Transit, Parents Battle in Court and Other Tales of Measles Anxiety

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 13:49

Readers in some of the 22 states where measles have been diagnosed this year discuss how the fear of catching the disease is affecting their daily lives.

Half of People Miss Benefits of Statins

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 11:06

Many people who are prescribed statins are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease because they stop taking the drugs.

A Word With: Dr. Ruth Says ‘Make Time’ for Sex. Millennials, She’s Looking at You.

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 09:58

At almost 91, the renowned sex therapist and subject of a new film reflects on four decades of advice.

Premature Birth Raises Risk of Kidney Disease

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 09:52

People born prematurely should be especially vigilant about the onset of kidney disease decades later.

Trump Administration Strengthens ‘Conscience Rule’ for Health Care Workers

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 09:13

A shift in the balance between the rights of patient and provider, with religion in the middle.

Measles Case on Cruise Ship Leads to Quarantine in St. Lucia

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 01:07

The case, on a ship reportedly owned by the Church of Scientology, comes as the United States grapples with the largest measles outbreak in a quarter-century.

Top Executives of Insys, an Opioid Company, Are Found Guilty of Racketeering

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 17:56

The defendants were accused of conspiring to bribe doctors to prescribe a fentanyl-based painkiller and misleading insurers about patients’ need for the drug.

McKesson, Drug Distribution Giant, Settles Lawsuit Over Opioids in West Virginia

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 16:52

The state accused the nation’s largest drug distributor of flooding rural counties with opioids. McKesson denied the allegations in a $37 million settlement.

Should Adults Get a Measles Booster Shot?

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 10:51

Measles outbreaks have occurred in 22 states. Now adults are wondering if they are immune and whether they should get a shot of the vaccine. Here’s what you need to know.

Does Testosterone Really Give Caster Semenya an Edge on the Track?

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 07:17

Probably so, medical experts say. But whether that means athletes like her should be barred from competitions is a fraught question.

Anti-Infective Drugs Tied to Eating Disorders

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 04:00

The more infections or hospitalizations a girl had, the more likely she was to develop anorexia, bulimia or another eating disorder.

Running in Bolivia

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 04:00

At just shy of 4,000 meters, my wheezing lungs and leaden legs remind me that I’m in foreign territory in every sense.

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