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Roche Reports Mixed Results in Trial of an Alzheimer’s Drug

New York Times - Health - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:01

While the drug, crenezumab, did not slow progression of the disease over all, at the highest doses it seemed to delay a decline in mental ability in patients with mild Alzheimer’s.

Well: A Spoonful of Medicine May Put Children at Risk

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:43

Many professional associations have begun recommending that a uniform unit be adopted for medicines: the milliliter.






Medicaid Home Care Cuts Are Unjust, Lawsuit Says

New York Times - Health - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 20:41

Lawyers contend that home services for the chronically ill and disabled people have been denied or slashed without proper notice.

Sports of The Times: World Cup 2014: Christoph Kramer’s Head Injury Brings FIFA’s Problem to the Forefront

New York Times - Health - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 20:25

Soccer’s governing body has taken a misguided approach to concussions in large part because of the sport’s substitution rules, which allow for only three replacements per game.






At NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Its Ex-C.E.O. Finds Lucrative Work

New York Times - Health - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 20:23

Despite retiring as president and chief executive, Dr. Herbert Pardes continues to earn millions as executive vice chairman of the hospital’s board of trustees.






Business Briefing: Sales of New Drugs Increase Johnson & Johnson Profit 13%

New York Times - Health - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 19:17

The company raised its 2014 profit forecast for the second time since January, again up by a nickel to a range of $5.85 to $5.92 per share, excluding one-time items.






Death Toll From Ebola Surges in West Africa, Prompting Alarm

New York Times - Health - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 18:34

The number of new cases and deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone rose by double-digit percentages in the past week, the World Health Organization reported.






Op-Ed Contributor: The Benefits of Failing at French

New York Times - Health - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 17:56

Work out your brain by struggling to learn a new language.

The New Old Age Blog: Small Changes, and Hopes, for Preventing Dementia

New York Times - Health - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 16:57

Researchers are finding no silver bullet for prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, only everyday changes we should all be making anyway.






Novartis Joins With Google to Develop Contact Lens That Monitors Blood Sugar

New York Times - Health - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 16:53

The Alcon unit of the European drug maker will help with one of the latest moves into the health care sector by the tech industry.

Living With Uncertainty: Expected Health Spending Declines (Again)

New York Times - Health - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 16:36

For the last few years, Medicare spending has been below projections, a trend as mystifying as it is welcome.

Books: In Defense of Indispensable Dad

New York Times - Health - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:49

A veteran science writer jumps to Dad’s defense, drawing on several decades of research and his own experience as a five-time father.






Personal Health: We Are Our Bacteria

New York Times - Health - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 13:18

A medical researcher’s new book links a rise in diseases and other ailments to the changing composition of microbes in the gut, primarily blaming antibiotics for the connection.






Hard Cases: Saying Sorry, but for What?

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 13:13

Amid the emphasis on making quick and heartfelt apologies for medical errors, what about cases when it is more bad luck — a bad rash from a great drug; a joint replacement that leaves lingering pain?






Well: Study Discounts Testosterone Therapy for Early Prostate Cancer

New York Times - Health - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:30

A large new analysis has concluded that therapy to suppress the production of testosterone does not extend the lives of early-stage patients.






Well: Study Discounts Testosterone Therapy for Early Prostate Cancer

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:30

A large new analysis has concluded that therapy to suppress the production of testosterone does not extend the lives of early-stage patients.






Well: Drug Shows Promise for Common Cause of Infertility

New York Times - Health - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:29

Researchers have found a more effective treatment for infertility caused by polycystic ovarian syndrome.






Well: Drug Shows Promise for Common Cause of Infertility

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:29

Researchers have found a more effective treatment for infertility caused by polycystic ovarian syndrome.






Well: Pelvic Exercises for Men, Too

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:29

Kegel routines, long considered valuable to women, can help men with incontinence and perhaps sexual dysfunction, studies have found.






Well: Pelvic Exercises for Men, Too

New York Times - Health - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:29

Kegel routines, long considered valuable to women, can help men with incontinence and perhaps sexual dysfunction, studies have found.






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