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Well: Mothers’ Exercise May Lower Heart Risks in Newborns

New York Times - Health - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 16:21

Exercise in mice substantially lessened the risk that a pregnant mother-to-be will give birth to offspring with serious heart defects.






Reactions: Letters to the Editor

New York Times - Health - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 15:15

Readers respond to articles in Science Times.

The New Old Age: The Tangle of Coordinated Health Care

New York Times - Health - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 14:01

The growing number of coordinators and managers at various levels leaves questions about who is mainly in charge.






Global Health: Egypt’s Avian Flu Surge Lacks an Explanation

New York Times - Health - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:21

Cases of H5N1 have inexplicably increased, and a study of genetic sequences in victims shows some mutations that may make humans more susceptible.






The New Health Care: Why Survival Rate Is Not the Best Way to Judge Cancer Spending

New York Times - Health - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 06:00

For many cancers in the United States, we’ve made little headway in mortality rates, which is a different measure altogether.






Pattern of Safety Lapses Where Group Worked to Battle Ebola Outbreak

New York Times - Health - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 19:59

Safety deficiencies at a treatment center staffed by Partners in Health, a charity that pledged to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia, led to the closure of the center after two clinicians were diagnosed with Ebola.






States Tighten Conditions for Receiving Food Stamps as the Economy Improves

New York Times - Health - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 18:32

Food pantries expect to be inundated as states apply a policy that could strip food stamp benefits from a million childless, able-bodied adults.






Empty Ebola Clinics in Liberia Are Seen as Misstep in U.S. Relief Effort

New York Times - Health - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 18:11

After the U.S. spent hundreds of millions of dollars and deployed nearly 3,000 troops, only 28 Ebola patients have been treated at the 11 centers built by the American military in Liberia.






F.D.A. Warns Researchers on Claims of Drug to Detect Brain Disease

New York Times - Health - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 15:14

Researchers at U.C.L.A. have been developing a biomarker that aims to identify tau protein deposits in the brain, a signature of C.T.E., when patients are given a PET scan.






Risky Moves in the Game of Life Insurance

New York Times - Health - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 07:54

Some insurance companies’ complex, and mostly hidden, maneuvers to increase profits for shareholders may end up costing taxpayers and policyholders.






Health Care Has Been This Quarter’s Elixir for Stock Funds

New York Times - Health - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 05:32

The sector’s resurgence has been attributed to the stabilization of earnings in big pharmaceutical companies and a shift in perceptions of biotech.






Milder Warning Opposed for Swedish Tobacco Item

New York Times - Health - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 21:10

Swedish Match argues its product, Snus — moist ground tobacco in a sachet to be tucked between the lip and the gum — is far less harmful than cigarettes.






Obama Calls for End to ‘Conversion’ Therapies for Gay and Transgender Youth

New York Times - Health - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 20:35

President Obama condemned a practice that is promoted as a way to help people change their sexual orientation.






Eye-Opening Study: When Work and Sleep Conflict, Work Wins

New York Times - Health - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 09:18

It’s a dominant theory that rich people sleep less, but the connection between poverty and sleep offers a more complicated picture.






Dr. Fredric Brandt, 65, Celebrity ‘Baron of Botox,’ Is Dead

New York Times - Health - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 20:44

Dr. Brandt, a dermatologist, provided age-defying treatments for clients including supermodels, industrial titans and Madonna.






Well: Retailers to Stop Sales of Controversial Supplements

New York Times - Health - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 16:30

Some leading vitamin stores announced that they were pulling from their shelves a group of controversial supplements that may contain the amphetamine-like stimulant BMPEA.






Well: Retailers to Stop Sales of Controversial Supplements

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 16:30

Some leading vitamin stores announced that they were pulling from their shelves a group of controversial supplements that may contain the amphetamine-like stimulant BMPEA.






Swedish Company Asks F.D.A. to Remove Warnings From Smokeless Tobacco Product

New York Times - Health - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 13:42

Swedish Match will try to persuade the agency and its experts that traditional smoking warnings are too harsh to describe its product, snus.






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