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Ebola Presents Challenge, and an Opportunity, for U.N. Leader

New York Times - Health - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 19:08

For Ban Ki-moon, in his seventh year leading the United Nations, Ebola represents a crucial test — but also an opportunity to lead the global response in fighting the outbreak.






Business Briefing: F.D.A. Approves Trulicity, a Drug for Type 2 Diabetes

New York Times - Health - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 18:44

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new injectable diabetes drug from Eli Lilly for adults with the most common form of the disease.

Op-Ed Contributor: When Medicine Is Futile

New York Times - Health - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 18:31

Doctors need to be able to say “no” when more treatment won’t help.






Health Care Act Still Covers 7.3 Million

New York Times - Health - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 16:16

The Obama administration said 7.3 million of those who enrolled had paid their premiums and still had coverage, the vast majority paying less than $100 a month.

U.S. Aims to Curb Peril of Antibiotic Resistance

New York Times - Health - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 14:14

The Obama administration’s measures are part of the first major federal effort to confront a public health problem that takes at least 23,000 lives a year.






U.S. Lays Out Strategy to Combat Crisis of Antibiotic Resistance

New York Times - Health - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 14:01

The Obama administration’s measures are part of the first major federal effort to confront a public health problem that takes at least 23,000 lives a year.






The New Old Age: On New Measurements of Aging

New York Times - Health - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 13:47

Warren Sanderson, a professor of social and behavioral sciences at Stony Brook University, is working on ways to define aging other than the passing of years. “Everything is changing about 65-year-olds,” he said.






Ebola Deaths Doubled in a Month, Health Group Says

New York Times - Health - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 13:11

In Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, a total of 5,335 people have been infected and 2,622 have died, while the tally a month ago was 2,458 infections and 1,346 deaths.

Well: Living With Cancer: Making Room

New York Times - Health - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:21

Cancer treatment and its aftereffects can prompt a cleaning binge and emptying of shelves. But for what, exactly, are we making room?






Well: Living With Cancer: Making Room

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:21

Cancer treatment and its aftereffects can prompt a cleaning binge and emptying of shelves. But for what, exactly, are we making room?






Kipsang and Deba to Challenge Defending Champions at 2014 TCS New York City Marathon

Cool Running News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 09:12

Marathon world record-holder Kipsang will headline a stacked men’s field featuring three past champions; Bronx resident and two-time New York City Marathon Runner-Up Deba will lead a star-studded women’s field

Saucony and Flotrack Launch SauconyFlo50 Cross Country Ranking Platform

Cool Running News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 09:05

SauconyFlo50, a partnership between Saucony and Flotrack, the leading source for premium track and field and cross country content, ranks the top college and high school teams and individuals from across the nation

Well: Your Surgeon Seems Qualified, but Can He Type?

New York Times - Health - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 05:00

My inability to type has become a funny, disarming moment in an otherwise usually serious encounter between surgeon and patient, helping to mitigate some of the tension that can develop.






Well: Your Surgeon Seems Qualified, but Can He Type?

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 05:00

My inability to type has become a funny, disarming moment in an otherwise usually serious encounter between surgeon and patient, helping to mitigate some of the tension that can develop.






Pregnancy for Pay: Surrogates and Couples Face a Maze of Laws, State by State

New York Times - Health - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:34

There is nothing resembling a national consensus on how to handle surrogacy and no federal law, leaving the states free to do as they wish.






Skin Deep: For Posteriors’ Sake

New York Times - Health - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:17

Captivating views of amply endowed personalities have stirred the popular imagination, prompting many women to chase after gawk-worthy curves of their own.

U.N. Leader Plans Stronger Presence in Ebola Zone

New York Times - Health - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:01

The move by the secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, signaled his concern with the response so far and the limitations of the World Health Organization’s ability to handle it alone.






Elizabeth Whelan, Who Challenged Food Laws, Dies at 70

New York Times - Health - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:51

Ms. Whelan was an epidemiologist who started a national organization to question conventional wisdom on food, chemicals and the environment.

V.A. Official Acknowledges Link Between Delays and Patient Deaths

New York Times - Health - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:48

In a contentious hearing, an official from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ watchdog agency confirmed for the first time that delays in care may have contributed to patients’ deaths.

Rob Ford to Be Treated for Unusual Cancer

New York Times - Health - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:33

The Toronto mayor will soon undergo chemotherapy for treatment of two unusual, malignant tumors, a physician said.

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