Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Rare Gene Mutations Inspire New Heart Drugs by GINA KOLATA


By GINA KOLATA

Some people carry gene mutations that leave them nearly impervious to heart attacks. Learning how these mutations work has led to a novel experimental treatment.

Published: May 23, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Trump’s Pick for Mental Health ‘Czar’ Highlights Rift by BENEDICT CAREY and SHERI FINK


By BENEDICT CAREY and SHERI FINK

Elinore F. McCance-Katz has promoted drug and hospital treatment as paths to wellness, leaving some who emphasize community and family support skeptical.

Published: May 23, 2017 at 08:00PM

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AP Exclusive: UN Health Agency Slammed for High Travel Costs by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, traveled to Guinea earlier this month to join the country’s president in celebrating the world’s first Ebola vaccine.

Published: May 21, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Correction: US Births & Deaths Story by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

In a story May 17 about U.S. births and deaths, The Associated Press erroneously reported last year’s birth rates. The rates were calculated per 1,000 women, not 100,000. The rate per 1,000: 103 for women in their early 30s, and 102 for late 20s. The rate for all women of child-bearing age was 62.

Published: May 16, 2017 at 08:00PM

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W.H.O. Elects Ethiopia’s Tedros as New Director General by DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. and NICK CUMMING-BRUCE


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. and NICK CUMMING-BRUCE

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia was chosen after two rounds of voting in a closed session of world health ministers.

Published: May 22, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Monday, May 22, 2017

A Global Health Scorecard Finds U.S. Lacking by DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

By a new metric that takes into account economic means, some countries are making surprising gains in health, while the United States lags behind.

Published: May 21, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Nearly 20 Million Have Gained Health Insurance Since 2010 by NICHOLAS BAKALAR


By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

The number of Americans without health insurance has fallen drastically since passage of the Affordable Care Act.

Published: May 21, 2017 at 08:00PM

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