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Tech Tip: Use the iPhone’s Sleep Diary

New York Times - Health - Wed, 06/27/2018 - 08:00

Apple’s iOS software includes a tool for planning a serious slumber schedule and sticking to it.

G.E. to Spin Off Health Care Division as Part of Major Reshaping

New York Times - Health - Tue, 06/26/2018 - 19:29

The move comes as General Electric’s chief executive, John Flannery, focuses the company on its aviation, power and renewable energy activities.

Trilobites: High-Resolution Snapshot of Zika Virus Reveals Clues to Fighting It

New York Times - Health - Tue, 06/26/2018 - 16:41

The three-dimensional image showed probable drug-binding pockets on the surface of the virus, as well as distinctions from its flavivirus relatives.

Books of The Times: What the Living Can Learn by Looking Death Straight in the Eye

New York Times - Health - Tue, 06/26/2018 - 15:51

In “Advice for Future Corpses (and Those Who Love Them),” Sallie Tisdale writes about what she’s learned from spending time with the dying.

Doctors: Is It Getting Harder to Care for Poor Patients?

New York Times - Health - Tue, 06/26/2018 - 04:00

We’ve been unable — or unwilling — to include social factors in how we support and pay doctors.

The Checkup: The Challenges for Doctors Treating Migrant Children Separated From Their Parents

New York Times - Health - Mon, 06/25/2018 - 17:38

For children with chronic conditions like asthma, there are no adults who can provide medical history. And then there is the psychological trauma.

Personal Health: To Counter Loneliness, Find Ways to Connect

New York Times - Health - Mon, 06/25/2018 - 04:00

Much of modern life, though seeming to promote connectivity, has had the opposite effect of fostering social isolation and loneliness, experts say.

The New Health Care: I Learned I Have Sleep Apnea. It’s More Serious Than Many People Realize.

New York Times - Health - Mon, 06/25/2018 - 04:00

There are many treatment options for a problem that can be downright deadly.

Global Health: New York Confronts Rampant Smoking Among Chinese Men

New York Times - Health - Mon, 06/25/2018 - 03:43

Worldwide, Chinese men consume one-third of all cigarettes. With lung cancer rates soaring, the city’s health department has launched a Chinese-language antismoking campaign.

In a Chinese Village, Elderly Farmers Are Now Yogis

New York Times - Health - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 17:22

The local Communist Party chief has turned to yoga to bring health and vitality to a fading, remote hamlet. Some tourist money would be welcome, too.

A Drug Costs $272,000 a Year. Not So Fast, Says New York State.

New York Times - Health - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 13:35

New York’s Medicaid program says Orkambi, a new drug to treat cystic fibrosis, is not worth the price. The case is being closely watched around the country.

Americans Love Families. American Policies Don’t.

New York Times - Health - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 04:00

Falling short of other countries, from the left and the right, in meeting real needs.

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