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Strokes Found Rising in Pregnant Women

New York Times - Health - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 16:30

Increasing obesity rates, inactivity and older maternal age are contributing to the rise in hypertension and, consequently, strokes, experts say.






The New Health Care: Health Care Law Is Not One-Size-Fits-All, and Here’s Why

New York Times - Health - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 13:58

The Affordable Care Act prescribed some broad requirements for coverage, but a lot of discretion was left to the states, as comparisons reveal.

Deadlier Flu Season Is Possible, C.D.C. Says

New York Times - Health - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 13:48

The flu vaccine is a relatively poor match to a new virus that is currently circulating, health officials said.






Well: Antibiotics May Not Raise Asthma Risk

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:23

A large Swedish study has found strong evidence that there is no connection between antibiotic use and the subsequent development of asthma.






Well: Antibiotics May Not Raise Asthma Risk

New York Times - Health - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:23

A large Swedish study has found strong evidence that there is no connection between antibiotic use and the subsequent development of asthma.






Well: Mediterranean Diet Is Good for Your DNA

New York Times - Health - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 09:49

The Mediterranean diet is associated with longer telomeres, the protective structures at the end of chromosomes that are tied to longevity and age-related illness.






Unicef Calls 2014 One of Worst Years for Children

New York Times - Health - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 08:02

Up to 15 million children are directly entangled in violent conflicts, mostly in the Middle East and Africa, a report by the group said.

Liberian President’s Ban on Rallies Is Seen as Political

New York Times - Health - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 19:58

Critics say a decree by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia that bans all political rallies in Monrovia to prevent the further spread of Ebola is really an attempt to ensure victory for her son’s Senate campaign.






Paid to Promote Eye Drug, and Prescribing It Widely

New York Times - Health - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 19:17

Half of the 20 doctors who received the most money from Genentech to promote its drug Lucentis in 2013 were among the highest users of the drug in 2012, a federal database shows.






As Ebola Rages, Poor Planning Thwarts Efforts

New York Times - Health - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 04:02

Aid officials in Sierra Leone say weak coordination among aid groups, government mismanagement and glaring inefficiencies are costing countless lives.






Cancer Drugs That Free Brake on Immune System Show Promise for Hodgkin’s

New York Times - Health - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 18:41

In two early stage studies, Bristol-Myers Squibb’s nivolumab and Merck’s pembrolizumab shrank tumors in patients with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.






Vegetable Spawns Larceny and Luxury in Peru

New York Times - Health - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 17:42

As maca booms, some Peruvians fear that they are losing control of a valuable crop with a history that goes back long before the time of the Inca empire.






World Briefing: Pakistan: Children May Have Been Infected with H.I.V.

New York Times - Health - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 18:39

The Health Ministry said on Friday that it was investigating a report that 10 children had been infected with H.I.V. after receiving blood transfusions.






Well: Think Like a Doctor: A Hideous Sore

New York Times - Health - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 16:08

Solve a real-life medical mystery: A young doctor develops a repulsive rash on her arm. Then her boyfriend gets it, too.






Well: Think Like a Doctor: A Hideous Sore Solved

New York Times - Health - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 16:03

Readers solve the case of a young doctor and her boyfriend who both develop horrible rashes after vacationing in Brazil.

Well: Think Like a Doctor: A Hideous Sore Solved

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 16:03

Readers solve the case of a young doctor and her boyfriend who both develop horrible rashes after vacationing in Brazil.






The New Health Care: The Health-Cost Slowdown Isn’t Just About the Economy

New York Times - Health - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 15:31

The medical system really is changing, which is why cost growth has been slow. But the changes aren’t guaranteed to continue.

Well: The Yogurt Must Be Greek

New York Times - Health - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 13:22

Few people have as much appreciation for Greek yogurt – or expertise in making it – as Maria Loi, an acclaimed chef, author and host of television cooking shows.






Well: The Yogurt Must Be Greek

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 13:22

Few people have as much appreciation for Greek yogurt – or expertise in making it – as Maria Loi, an acclaimed chef, author and host of television cooking shows.






Well: The Yogurt Must Be Greek

New York Times - Health - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 13:07

Few people have as much appreciation for Greek yogurt – or expertise in making it – as Maria Loi, an acclaimed chef, author and host of television cooking shows.






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