Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Inexpensive Drug Prevents Deaths in New Mothers, Study Finds by DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

Postpartum hemorrhage, which kills 100,000 women in developing countries, can be treated with a nearly forgotten blood-clotter invented in the 1950s.

Published: April 25, 2017 at 08:00PM

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‘Superbug’ Fungus New Menace in US Hospitals, Mostly NY, NJ by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

A ‘superbug’ fungus is emerging as a new menace in U.S. hospitals, mostly in New York and New Jersey.

Published: April 24, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Anthem Threatens to Leave Health Exchanges if Subsidies Are Halted by REED ABELSON


By REED ABELSON

The insurer’s earnings beat expectations, but it warned it could withdraw from some marketplaces or raise rates if the government does not continue co-payment subsidies for low-income people.

Published: April 25, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Monday, April 24, 2017

A Dry Side Effect by C. CLAIBORNE RAY


By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

Dry mouth, also called xerostomia, is a frequent side effect of many commonly prescribed drugs.

Published: April 23, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Fatal Malaria in the U.S. More Common Than Previously Known by DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

Hospital data suggests that some immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean, thinking they are still immune, do not take precautions on home visits.

Published: April 23, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Common Nursery Products Send Thousands of Children to Hospitals by NICHOLAS BAKALAR


By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

Baby carriers, mattresses, strollers and other fixtures lead to injuries and emergency room visits for some 66,000 young children a year, a study finds.

Published: April 23, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Why Are So Many People Popping Vitamin D? by GINA KOLATA


By GINA KOLATA

There is no epidemic of vitamin D deficiency, experts say, yet pointless testing and treatment are rampant.

Published: April 9, 2017 at 08:00PM

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