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Skin Cancers Rise, Along With Questionable Treatments
Dermatology is booming, with private equity investments and an influx of physician assistants doing the work of doctors. Are patients being well served?
11/20/2017 09:38 PM
New Gene Treatment Effective for Some Leukemia Patients
By genetically altering a patient’s T-cells to attack more than one site on cancer cells, researchers hope to devise better treatments.
11/20/2017 10:32 PM
Personal Health: Clearing Up the Confusion About Salt
Excess sodium is responsible for most cases of hypertension, a leading risk factor for heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure.
11/20/2017 11:00 AM
Will Cutting the Health Mandate Pay for Tax Cuts? Not Necessarily
Americans dislike the requirement that everyone have health insurance. But eliminating it doesn’t mean that they’d stop buying coverage — or accepting subsidies.
11/19/2017 10:32 PM
Global Health: Nearly 21 Million Now Receiving AIDS Drugs, U.N. Agency Says
‘Remarkable progress’ has been made, Unaids said, but millions more worldwide require treatment. Young women are especially hard hit.
11/20/2017 09:42 PM
Amish Mutation Protects Against Diabetes and May Extend Life
Amish men and women who carried a genetic mutation appeared to be in better cardiovascular health and had longer telomeres, a barometer of longevity.
11/16/2017 05:33 PM
What States Can Learn From One Another on Health Care
Some have made large improvements in certain areas. What have they done to get better?
11/16/2017 08:01 PM
How to Lower Your Blood Pressure
Medical guidelines have changed, and now about half of Americans may qualify for the diagnosis of hypertension. Here’s what to do about it.
11/16/2017 09:17 PM
She Took On Colombia’s Soda Industry. Then She Was Silenced.
The debate over taxing sugary drinks has turned into a ferocious global policy brawl. In Colombia, proponents faced intimidation and censorship.
11/16/2017 07:41 AM
The Bird and Beyond: 11 Perfect Podcasts for Thanksgiving
Tap into the holiday spirit with these podcasts, whether you’re looking for some history, tips, a little existential perspective or simply to be entertained.
11/20/2017 07:20 PM
The New Health Care: How I Lost Weight and Learned to Love Thanksgiving Again
When we moralize about food, we remove joy from eating and forget the benefits of moderation.
11/20/2017 10:30 AM
The Checkup: How Not to Talk to a Child Who Is Overweight
Doctors walk a difficult line as they try to discuss the fraught subject of weight without increasing the distress that many children already feel.
11/20/2017 07:46 PM
The New Washington: ‘The New Washington’: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Ms. Gillibrand spoke with Jennifer Steinhauer about her legislation to reform policies on sexual harassment on Capitol Hill, power dynamics, President Bill Clinton and more.
11/19/2017 04:53 AM
Q&A: The Chemical Reaction That Cleans Everything
Bleach may be common, but the molecular dance that makes it work is an intricate wonder.
11/17/2017 08:55 PM
Jesse Jackson Announces He Has Parkinson’s Disease
The longtime civil rights leader said he plans to make “lifestyle changes” but will not allow the disease to interfere with his advocacy work.
11/17/2017 08:17 PM
Global Health: Bird Flu Is Spreading in Asia, Experts (Quietly) Warn
Dire predictions of a flu pandemic proved overblown in 2005 and 2009. Still, health officials are warning that the H7N9 virus, which can be lethal, is on the rise.
11/19/2017 10:32 PM
Ties: At Last, Connected by Blood
My stepfather was determined to make up for our lack of shared DNA and disprove the saying that blood is thicker than water.
11/17/2017 11:00 AM
Ask Well: What Is Parkinsonism?
The stiffness, slowness and shuffling of the feet that are classic features of Parkinson’s disease can also be caused by other disorders.
11/17/2017 11:00 AM
F.D.A. Speeds Review of Gene Therapies, Vowing to Target Rogue Clinics
The agency plans to speed approval of treatments to get them to the market faster, signaling the quickened pace of advancements in this field.
11/17/2017 12:35 AM
Middle-Class Families Confront Soaring Health Insurance Costs
In Virginia, premiums on policies sold under the Affordable Care Act are pushing health coverage out of reach, and customers see political forces at work.
11/16/2017 11:45 PM
Nuts May Lower Your Risk for Heart Disease
Eating a one-ounce serving five times a week was associated with a reduction in heart attacks, strokes and heart disease.
11/16/2017 04:25 PM
Even Light Activity May Increase Your Chances of Living Longer
Thirty minutes of chores like light housework or walking slowly was tied to a 12 percent reduction in mortality in older women.
11/16/2017 03:54 PM
Heart Attack Survivors at Risk of Later Dementia
Heart attack increased the risk for vascular dementia, the type caused by impaired blood flow to the brain, up to 35 years later.
11/15/2017 07:15 PM
Study Finds Competing Opioid Treatments Have Similar Outcomes
The manufacturers of the two drugs to treat opioid addiction are competing fiercely for market share and drawing scrutiny from lawmakers and prosecutors.
11/15/2017 01:24 PM
Peter Sands Named Head of Global Disease-Fighting Agency
The new executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria faces an uphill battle: raising more money as lethal epidemics keep cropping up.
11/14/2017 10:37 PM
Senate Plans to End Obamacare Mandate in Revised Tax Proposal
Republicans also said they would set all of their tax cuts for individuals to expire at the end of 2025, but deep cuts in the corporate tax rate would be permanent.
11/15/2017 05:07 AM
The Patients vs. Paperwork Problem for Doctors
Doctors spent nearly twice as much time doing administrative work as actually seeing patients: 49 percent of their time, versus 27 percent.
11/14/2017 06:33 PM
Take a Number: Americans Are Putting Down the Soda Pop
Children and adults are downing sugary drinks far less often than they used to, a new study finds.
11/14/2017 05:07 AM
First Digital Pill Approved to Worries About Biomedical ‘Big Brother’
The medicine, an antipsychotic drug, has a sensor that will show doctors whether and when patients are taking it. Other medicines will follow, experts say.
11/15/2017 05:38 AM