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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Sunday, May 21, 2017

A Vital Drug Runs Low, Though Its Base Ingredient Is in Many Kitchens by KATIE THOMAS


By KATIE THOMAS

Suppliers of a simple, critical medication — sodium bicarbonate solution — have run out, leaving doctors to juggle chemotherapy and postpone surgery.

Published: May 20, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Planning to Age in Place? Find a Contractor Now by PAULA SPAN


By PAULA SPAN

Virtually all single-family homes lack features needed to accommodate aging owners’ limitations. But there are specialists prepared to help fix that.

Published: May 18, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Babies From Skin Cells? Prospect Is Unsettling to Some Experts by TAMAR LEWIN


By TAMAR LEWIN

Researchers say that scientists may soon be able to create a baby from human skin cells that have been coaxed to grow into eggs and sperm.

Published: May 15, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Texas Seeks Medicaid Money It Gave Up Over Planned Parenthood Ban by ABBY GOODNOUGH


By ABBY GOODNOUGH

Four years after Texas gave up millions of dollars in federal Medicaid funds, a request presents an important early test for the Trump administration.

Published: May 14, 2017 at 08:00PM

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A Strong Case Against a Pesticide Does Not Faze E.P.A. Under Trump by RONI CARYN RABIN


By RONI CARYN RABIN

For decades, scientists have warned of mounting evidence that exposure to chlorpyrifos may threaten children’s development.

Published: May 14, 2017 at 08:00PM

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How a Tsunami in Japan Endangered Children in Cambodia by DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

The catastrophe set off an unexpected shortage of iodine, leaving children in faraway countries vulnerable to cognitive deficits.

Published: May 14, 2017 at 08:00PM

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When the Immune System Thwarts Lifesaving Drugs by GINA KOLATA


By GINA KOLATA

Patients often produce antibodies to the very treatments keeping them alive, sometimes to disastrous effect. The search for solutions is just beginning.

Published: May 14, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

What You Need to Know if You Have Breast Implants by DENISE GRADY


By DENISE GRADY

There is no need to remove implants if you have no problems, but if you have swelling, fluid buildup, lumps or asymmetry you should see a doctor.

Published: May 13, 2017 at 08:00PM

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A Shocking Diagnosis: Breast Implants ‘Gave Me Cancer’ by DENISE GRADY


By DENISE GRADY

A rare cancer of the immune system, linked to implants, has had devastating effects on women, many of whom had reconstructive surgery after breast cancer.

Published: May 13, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Candidate to Lead the W.H.O. Accused of Covering Up Epidemics by DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

As Ethiopia’s health minister, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus ignored cholera outbreaks, a global health expert and adviser to a rival candidate charges.

Published: May 12, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Friday, May 12, 2017

New Gene Tests Pose a Threat to Insurers by GINA KOLATA


By GINA KOLATA

Many consumers will soon have a better sense of their risk for Alzheimer’s and other debilitating conditions. Insurers will have no way of knowing.

Published: May 11, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Why Some Can’t Wait for a Repeal of Obamacare by ABBY GOODNOUGH


By ABBY GOODNOUGH

Opponents of the Affordable Care Act said their costs rose steeply under the law, but some had concerns about the House’s alternative bill.

Published: May 11, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

A Rare Brain Defect Is Linked to Gut Bacteria, Scientists Say by GINA KOLATA


By GINA KOLATA

A serendipitous experiment in mice suggests that patients with a mutated gene are more susceptible if they harbor certain types of bacteria.

Published: May 9, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Senate Confirms Scott Gottlieb to Head F.D.A. by KATIE THOMAS


By KATIE THOMAS

The new commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, whose ties to the drug industry were heavily criticized, was approved largely along party lines.

Published: May 8, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Express Scripts to Offer Cheaper Drugs for Uninsured Customers by KATIE THOMAS


By KATIE THOMAS

InsideRx, a free program, should lower medication costs on about 40 common prescriptions for some patients.

Published: May 7, 2017 at 08:00PM

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