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Personal Health: Vision and Hearing Loss Are Tied to Cognitive Decline
When the brain struggles to make sense of the world it may be less able to perform other important tasks.
09/25/2017 10:00 AM
Health Bill Appears Dead as Pivotal G.O.P. Senator Declares Opposition
Senator Susan Collins of Maine announced her opposition to the latest bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, leaving party leaders short of the votes they need.
09/25/2017 10:41 PM
News Analysis: Yes, Aaron Hernandez Suffered Brain Injury. But That May Not Explain His Violence.
The links between biology and behavior are complex, and a number of factors contribute to violence. Yet evidence is mounting that C.T.E. may be involved.
09/24/2017 09:32 PM
The Checkup: When Athletes Share Infections
The close contact and casual sharing that are components of team bonding can also be a breeding ground for infectious disease.
09/25/2017 09:44 AM
At Florida Nursing Home, Many Calls for Help, but None That Made a Difference
After the home lost power to its air-conditioning, 11 of its residents died. Records and interviews show a preventable descent into chaos.
09/24/2017 12:27 PM
Global Health: World Health Officials Describe Progress Against Tetanus, H.I.V. and Malaria
Tetanus in babies has been eliminated from the Americas, experts said. Malaria treatment will be expanded in Africa; new HIV drugs will be available there, too.
09/22/2017 08:32 PM
New Effort to Kill Obamacare Is Called ‘the Most Radical’
The Graham-Cassidy bill would turn federal funding for a law Republicans loathe into block grants to states, realizing a long-held goal of the party.
09/21/2017 11:32 PM
Take a Number: The HPV Vaccine Gains Ground Among U.S. Teenagers
Sixty percent of adolescents received the vaccine in 2016. A decade ago, less than 30 percent did.
09/22/2017 06:44 PM
‘The Pills Are Everywhere’: How the Opioid Crisis Claims Its Youngest Victims
Increasingly, toddlers and young children are being found unconscious or dead after consuming an adult’s drugs.
09/20/2017 04:32 PM
An Upbeat Mood May Boost Your Flu Shot’s Effectiveness
Older people who are in a good mood when they get a flu shot have a better immune response.
09/25/2017 09:36 PM
Report Finds Gaps in Access to Opioid Addiction Help on Staten Island
Prosecutors and public health experts team up to help find ways to curb the opioid epidemic in the New York City borough.
09/25/2017 10:04 PM
Movie’s Ads Protest Rules Restricting Gay Men From Donating Blood
To promote “Jigsaw,” Lionsgate is introducing a fan blood drive and taking aim at contentious federal regulations that add restrictions for gay men.
09/24/2017 07:29 PM
How a Gang of Droogs Get Fit (Ultrafit) Off Broadway
The physical training required for the theatrical version of “A Clockwork Orange” rivals that of professional athletes.
09/24/2017 04:12 PM
42 Minutes, £2,600 Lost: The U.K.’s Growing Gambling Problem
The number of problem gamblers has risen by 50 percent in recent years, and campaigners blame a machine that is unique to British betting shops.
09/23/2017 04:01 AM
McCain Announces Opposition to Republican Health Bill, Likely Dooming It
Senator John McCain released a statement saying he would oppose the latest proposal, by Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana.
09/23/2017 02:52 AM
Ask Well: Can You Prevent Picking Up Germs on the Subway?
Someone needs to invent a “subway condom,” one expert says.
09/22/2017 10:00 AM
Adolescence: How Technology Changes Teen Romance
The digital world puts a new spin on some of the timeless challenges of coming of age.
09/21/2017 10:00 AM
Doctors: One Last Visit to See My Patient
A doctor who has been alongside her 91-year-old patient for some 20 years prepares to say goodbye.
09/21/2017 10:00 AM
Michael Phelps: A Golden Shoulder to Lean On
Phelps, who confronted mental health problems three years ago, has opened his home to Grant Hackett, a friend and fellow Olympian with similar troubles. Phelps has also lent an ear to Tiger Woods.
09/22/2017 02:32 AM
Florida Nursing Home Listed Dead Resident as ‘Resting in Bed,’ State Says
State officials said a nursing home made late and “dubious” entries in medical records on the morning eight residents died in the post-hurricane heat.
09/21/2017 12:08 AM
Dr. Edmond Eger II, 86, Dies; Found Way to Make Anesthesia Safer
Dr. Eger and colleagues developed a technique to determine the proper dosage of anesthesia in operating rooms all over the world, saving an untold number of lives.
09/21/2017 12:32 AM
Public Health: How the Latest Obamacare Repeal Plan Would Work
States would be given money to establish their own health policies, and it’s hard to know who would remain covered and how.
09/20/2017 09:56 PM
A Stress Link to Lupus
Women exposed to trauma, including serious car crashes or sexual assaults, were at increased risk of developing the autoimmune disorder lupus.
09/20/2017 04:12 PM
Republican Leaders Defy Bipartisan Opposition to Health Law Repeal
Senator Lamar Alexander gave up on his effort to shore up health care markets as his fellow Republicans pressured lawmakers to back the latest Affordable Care Act repeal.
09/20/2017 01:15 AM
Chemical Industry Ally Faces Critics in Bid for Top E.P.A. Post
Michael L. Dourson, who has long run a premier firm for the chemical industry, is set for a confirmation hearing before a Senate panel.
09/20/2017 12:08 AM
While Premiums Soar Under Obamacare, Costs of Employer-Based Plans Are Stable
A new survey of employers shows moderate price increases in health benefits despite turmoil in the individual insurance market.
09/19/2017 04:30 PM
Voices: How Honesty Could Make You Happier
An honesty journal can teach you a lot about living a better life.
09/25/2017 12:43 PM
The Fatal Toll of Cheap Cigarettes
The availability of cheaper, off-brand cigarettes is associated with an increase in infant mortality.
09/19/2017 10:00 AM
Public Health: One Reason to Take the Latest Obamacare Repeal Seriously, and Three Reasons It Could Fail
The political and procedural hurdles are many, but the hunger for victory among Republicans may overcome all.
09/19/2017 05:01 PM