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New Gene Treatment Effective for Some Leukemia Patients

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 16:32

By genetically altering a patient’s T-cells to attack more than one site on cancer cells, researchers hope to devise better treatments.

Global Health: Nearly 21 Million Now Receiving AIDS Drugs, U.N. Agency Says

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:42

“Remarkable progress” has been made, Unaids reported, but millions more worldwide require treatment. Young women are especially hard hit.

The Checkup: How Not to Talk to a Child Who Is Overweight

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 13:46

Doctors walk a difficult line as they try to discuss the fraught subject of weight without increasing the distress that many children already feel.

Podcasts for Thanksgiving: 11 Episodes That Go Beyond the Bird

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 13:20

Tap into the holiday spirit with these podcasts, whether you’re looking for some history, tips, a little existential perspective or simply to be entertained.

Personal Health: Clearing Up the Confusion About Salt

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 05:00

Excess sodium is responsible for most cases of hypertension, a leading risk factor for heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure.

The New Health Care: How I Lost Weight and Learned to Love Thanksgiving Again

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 04:30

When we moralize about food, we remove joy from eating and forget the benefits of moderation.

Global Health: Bird Flu Is Spreading in Asia, Experts (Quietly) Warn

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 16:32

Dire predictions of a flu pandemic proved overblown in 2005 and 2009. Still, health officials are warning that the H7N9 virus, which can be lethal, is on the rise.

Will Cutting the Health Mandate Pay for Tax Cuts? Not Necessarily

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 16:32

Americans dislike the requirement that everyone have health insurance. But eliminating it doesn’t mean that they’d stop buying coverage — or accepting subsidies.

The New Washington: ‘The New Washington’: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 22:53

Ms. Gillibrand spoke with Jennifer Steinhauer about her legislation to reform policies on sexual harassment on Capitol Hill, power dynamics, President Bill Clinton and more.

Q&A: The Chemical Reaction That Cleans Everything

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:55

Bleach may be common, but the molecular dance that makes it work is an intricate wonder.

Jesse Jackson Announces He Has Parkinson’s Disease

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:17

The longtime civil rights leader said he plans to make “lifestyle changes” but will not allow the disease to interfere with his advocacy work.

Ties: At Last, Connected by Blood

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 05:00

My stepfather was determined to make up for our lack of shared DNA and disprove the saying that blood is thicker than water.

Ask Well: What Is Parkinsonism?

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 05:00

The stiffness, slowness and shuffling of the feet that are classic features of Parkinson’s disease can also be caused by other disorders.

F.D.A. Speeds Review of Gene Therapies, Vowing to Target Rogue Clinics

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 18:35

The agency plans to speed approval of treatments to get them to the market faster, signaling the quickened pace of advancements in this field.

Middle-Class Families Confront Soaring Health Insurance Costs

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 17:45

In Virginia, premiums on policies sold under the Affordable Care Act are pushing health coverage out of reach, and customers see political forces at work.

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 15:17

Medical guidelines have changed, and now about half of Americans may qualify for the diagnosis of hypertension. Here’s what to do about it.

What States Can Learn From One Another on Health Care

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:01

Some have made large improvements in certain areas. What have they done to get better?

Amish Mutation Protects Against Diabetes and May Extend Life

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:33

Amish men and women who carried a genetic mutation appeared to be in better cardiovascular health and had longer telomeres, a barometer of longevity.

Nuts May Lower Your Risk for Heart Disease

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:25

Eating a one-ounce serving five times a week was associated with a reduction in heart attacks, strokes and heart disease.

Even Light Activity May Increase Your Chances of Living Longer

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 09:54

Thirty minutes of chores like light housework or walking slowly was tied to a 12 percent reduction in mortality in older women.

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