Monday, October 16, 2017

Raising Concerns About a Widely Used Test to Measure Fertility by CHRISTINA CARON


By CHRISTINA CARON

New research shows that the number of eggs a woman has left doesn’t necessarily predict her ability to conceive naturally.

Published: October 15, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

In Early Results, Shorter Treatment for Tuberculosis Proves Effective by DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

A nine-month course of treatment seems to work as well as a longer regimen to cure drug-resistant tuberculosis, a growing threat to global health.

Published: October 12, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Wringing Cash From Life Insurance by PAULA SPAN


By PAULA SPAN

Life-settlement providers purchase policies from older people who want the money now. Sometimes that’s a good idea — and sometimes not.

Published: October 12, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

House Ethics Office Says New York Congressman May Have Violated Rules by KATIE THOMAS and SHEILA KAPLAN


By KATIE THOMAS and SHEILA KAPLAN

An inquiry centered on actions by a New York Congressman who is a majority stockholder in a biotech company.

Published: October 11, 2017 at 08:00PM

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A Condom-Maker’s Discovery: Size Matters by PAM BELLUCK


By PAM BELLUCK

Men have long complained about how condoms fit. Now a manufacturer is selling condoms in bespoke sizes, including 10 lengths and nine circumferences.

Published: October 11, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Seychelles Reports a Case of Plague by DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

A man fell ill after returning from Madagascar, which is struggling to contain a rash of plague cases. It is the first instance of the outbreak spreading to another country.

Published: October 10, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

In New Test for Obamacare, Iowa Seeks to Abandon Marketplace by ABBY GOODNOUGH


By ABBY GOODNOUGH

Its plan would give premium subsidies to well-off people but increase out-of-pocket costs for many with modest incomes. Other states could potentially follow.

Published: October 9, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

As Cancer Tears Through Africa, Drug Makers Draw Up a Battle Plan by DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

In a deal similar to the one that turned the tide against AIDS, manufacturers and charities will make chemotherapy drugs available in six poor countries at steep discounts.

Published: October 6, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Fearsome Plague Epidemic Strikes Madagascar by DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

In a way reminiscent of the early days of West Africa’s Ebola outbreak, a disease that is normally rural has reached cities and is spreading rapidly.

Published: October 5, 2017 at 08:00PM

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In Hong Kong, Folk Remedies Are Sickening Patients by RACHEL NUWER


By RACHEL NUWER

Pathologists at Princess Margaret Hospital discovered more than 1,200 adulterants in supposedly natural supplements, including drugs and animal tissue.

Published: October 5, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Researchers Predict a Quarter-Million New Cases of Breast Cancer in the U.S. by NICHOLAS BAKALAR


By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

More than 40,000 women will die from the disease in 2017, the American Cancer Society projects. Racial disparities persist but are “not inevitable.”

Published: October 5, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

In a First, Gene Therapy Halts a Fatal Brain Disease by GINA KOLATA


By GINA KOLATA

With a disabled AIDS virus, doctors supply a gene to boys with a degenerative neural condition.

Published: October 4, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Hurricane Damage in Puerto Rico Leads to Fears of Drug Shortages Nationwide by KATIE THOMAS and SHEILA KAPLAN


By KATIE THOMAS and SHEILA KAPLAN

Two weeks after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, manufacturers are rushing to get their plants on the island back on line to avoid production problems.

Published: October 3, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

With Affordable Care Act’s Future Cloudy, Costs for Many Seem Sure to Soar by REED ABELSON


By REED ABELSON

Some insurers have been granted double-digit rate increases for 2018 amid questions about the stability of the individual market.

Published: October 2, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Nobel Prize in Medicine Goes to Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young by THE NEW YORK TIMES


By THE NEW YORK TIMES

The three U.S.-born scientists were recognized for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm.

Published: October 1, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Obesity Was Rising as Ghana Embraced Fast Food. Then Came KFC. by DIONNE SEARCEY and MATT RICHTEL


By DIONNE SEARCEY and MATT RICHTEL

The growing popularity of fried chicken and pizza in parts of Africa underscores how fast food is changing habits and expanding waistlines.

Published: October 1, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Replacing Faulty Heart Devices Costs Medicare $1.5 Billion in 10 Years by FRED SCHULTE and CHRISTINA JEWETT


By FRED SCHULTE and CHRISTINA JEWETT

A new report says seven types of defective pacemakers or defibrillators had to be replaced from 2005 through 2014.

Published: October 1, 2017 at 08:00PM

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