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Michigan Will No Longer Provide Free Bottled Water to Flint

New York Times - Health - Sun, 04/08/2018 - 10:19

The state said the city’s water supply now met federal standards for safe levels of lead, but city officials were concerned, noting that lead pipes are still in service.

These Are the World’s Fastest Half Marathoners

Runner's World Headlines - Sun, 04/08/2018 - 08:13

Here’s a complete list of the world record-holders and all-time top 13.1-mile runners.

Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit

New York Times - Health - Sat, 04/07/2018 - 16:30

Long-term use of the medications is surging in the United States, according to an analysis by The Times. One reason: withdrawal symptoms that make it difficult to stop.

The Disappearing Doctor: How Mega-Mergers Are Changing the Business of Medical Care

New York Times - Health - Sat, 04/07/2018 - 06:00

Big corporations — giant retailers and health insurance companies — are teaming up to become your doctor.

Surgery Lit by Cellphone: Togo Doctors Strike Over Deplorable Hospitals

New York Times - Health - Sat, 04/07/2018 - 04:30

To protest overcrowded and undersupplied hospitals, health care workers in the West African nation are staging walkouts, adding their voices to a growing swell of political opposition.

What Is Naloxone and How Does It Stop Opioid Overdoses?

New York Times - Health - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 17:41

Each day 115 Americans die of an opioid overdose. In the first surgeon general advisory in 13 years, Americans were urged to carry a medication to save lives.

Opinion: The Germs That Love Diet Soda

New York Times - Health - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 16:27

Human beings aren’t designed to eat processed foods like these.

Surgeon General Urges Americans to Carry Drug That Stops Opioid Overdoses

New York Times - Health - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 15:23

The drug, naloxone, has been used to revive thousands of people, and Dr. Jerome M. Adams says family and friends of opioid users should learn how to use it.

Naloxone Stops Opioid Overdoses. How Do You Use It?

New York Times - Health - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 15:21

Each day 115 Americans die of an opioid overdose. In the first surgeon general advisory in 13 years, Americans were urged to carry a medication to save lives.

Q&A: In Your Bathroom, the Scum of the Earth

New York Times - Health - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 14:05

Why does bar soap clog the bathroom drain?

Global Health: TB Treatment May Leave Some Patients Contagious

New York Times - Health - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 13:53

Standard doses of two TB drugs were insufficient in African subjects also infected with H.I.V., a study finds. Experts say treatment guidelines should be revised.

High Blood Pressure Tied to Pregnancy Loss

New York Times - Health - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 09:27

For each 10-point increase in pre-pregnancy diastolic blood pressure, there was a 17 percent increase in the risk of pregnancy loss.

Ask Well: What’s the Best Medicine for a Cough?

New York Times - Health - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 05:00

Stay hydrated, use a humidifier and be patient. Honey may be as effective as over-the-counter remedies.

Travel Tips: Six Simple Tips for Smooth Travel With a Disability

New York Times - Health - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 17:32

Traveling with a visible or invisible disability doesn’t have to be difficult. A few simple tips can go a long way.

A Perplexing Marijuana Side Effect Relieved by Hot Showers

New York Times - Health - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 13:10

Emergency room doctors are seeing a growing caseload of nausea and vomiting in marijuana users whose only relief is a long, hot shower.

Older Americans Are ‘Hooked’ on Vitamins

New York Times - Health - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 11:45

Sixty-eight percent of those 65 and older take vitamin supplements. Much of what we once believed about the benefits is wrong.

Doctors: A Harder Death for People With Intellectual Disabilities

New York Times - Health - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 05:00

A law meant to protect patients like mine was probably making him suffer more.

Marijuana Use Tied to Fatal Car Crashes

New York Times - Health - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 22:07

An analysis of the popular 4/20 weed celebration found an increase in auto accidents after 4:20 p.m.

California Family Gets $1.6 Million After 3-Year-Old Was Scarred by Bedbugs

New York Times - Health - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:01

It was the largest ever payout for a single family in the United States for a bedbug case, the family’s lawyer said.

Nonfiction: A Reckoning With an Imperfect Science in ‘Blue Dreams’

New York Times - Health - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 13:09

Lauren Slater’s new book chronicles the history of mood-regulating drugs, weaving in her own lifelong struggle to get well and stay well.

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