Monday, June 26, 2017

Unauthorized and Sick, Some Immigrants Steer Clear of Medical Care by JAN HOFFMAN


By JAN HOFFMAN

Around the country, clinics that serve immigrants report seeing fewer patients since the Trump administration issued broad deportation orders.

Published: June 25, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Nearly Half of Teens Have Had Sex by Age 19, Survey Finds by NICHOLAS BAKALAR


By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

Sexual activity declined among adolescents in the 1990s, and rates have remained low. Still, teenagers in the United States are more likely to become pregnant than those in other western countries.

Published: June 25, 2017 at 08:00PM

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The Lab Says It’s Cancer. But Sometimes the Lab Is Wrong. by GINA KOLATA


By GINA KOLATA

Thousands of patients may receive incorrect cancer diagnoses each year because of biopsy mix-ups. New technology can help prevent the mistakes — if pathologists adopt it.

Published: June 25, 2017 at 08:00PM

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U.S. Malaria Donations Saved Almost 2 Million African Children by DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

The President’s Malaria Initiative, started in 2005, has saved 1.7 million children in Africa for only $500 million a year, a new study finds.

Published: June 25, 2017 at 08:00PM

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The Solution for Skin Ailments Could Be Right Under Your Nose by FERRIS JABR


By FERRIS JABR

While bacteria has long been associated with disorders like acne and eczema, scientists are now fighting back with friendly members of the skin’s microbiome.

Published: June 25, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Cuts to Medicaid May Limit Access to Nursing Homes by JORDAN RAU


By JORDAN RAU

Medicaid, targeted by Republicans’ health care bills, pays for most of the 1.4 million elderly people in nursing homes. Cutbacks to the program may limit their care.

Published: June 23, 2017 at 08:00PM

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At Nursing Homes, Medicaid Cuts Would Reach Even the Upper Middle Class by JORDAN RAU


By JORDAN RAU

Medicaid, targeted by Republicans’ health care bill, pays for most of the 1.4 million elderly people in nursing homes, some of whom do not know they are on it.

Published: June 23, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Senate Health Plan Falls Short of Promise for Cheaper Care, Experts Say by REED ABELSON


By REED ABELSON

Republicans and President Trump have said a new health law would make it easier and more affordable to get care. But the opposite may be true.

Published: June 22, 2017 at 08:00PM

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How Medicaid Works, and Who It Covers by ABBY GOODNOUGH and KATE ZERNIKE


By ABBY GOODNOUGH and KATE ZERNIKE

One of the biggest flash points in the debate over Republican health care legislation is the future of Medicaid. Here are some basic facts about the 52-year-old program.

Published: June 22, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Insurers Battle Families Over Costly Drug for Fatal Disease by KATIE THOMAS


By KATIE THOMAS

The case of Exondys 51 poses emotionally charged issues for families of young boys with a rare illness, who are fighting companies to get coverage for an expensive drug approved on a lower bar of proof.

Published: June 21, 2017 at 08:00PM

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EU Court: Vaccines Can Be Blamed for Illnesses Without Proof by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The highest court of the European Union ruled Wednesday that courts can consider whether a vaccination led to someone developing an illness even when there is no scientific proof.

Published: June 20, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

With Health Law in Flux, Insurers Scramble to Meet Filing Deadline by REED ABELSON


By REED ABELSON

Facing Wednesday’s deadline to file plans for the federal marketplace, several insurers are ambivalent about staying, and premiums are also likely to be higher.

Published: June 20, 2017 at 08:00PM

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New Surveys Suggest Teen Vaping Rates Falling by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Teen vaping, which has been skyrocketing, fell dramatically last year in the United States.

Published: June 18, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Draft Order on Drug Prices Proposes Easing Regulations by SHEILA KAPLAN and KATIE THOMAS


By SHEILA KAPLAN and KATIE THOMAS

A draft of an executive order obtained by The Times appears to give the drug industry what it wants with no guarantee that consumer costs will fall.

Published: June 19, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Middle Class, Not Poor, Could Suffer if Trump Ends Health Payments by ABBY GOODNOUGH


By ABBY GOODNOUGH

Americans who earn too much to qualify for premium assistance could face double-digit rate increases if the government stops making cost-sharing payments.

Published: June 19, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Drones to the Rescue by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Researchers find that drones carrying heart defibrillators can reach cardiac arrest victims quicker than ambulances.

Published: June 18, 2017 at 08:00PM

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A Dire Weekly Total for the U.S.: 25 Children Killed by Guns by NICHOLAS BAKALAR


By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

Between 2012 and 2014, an average of 1,297 children died each year from such injuries.

Published: June 18, 2017 at 08:00PM

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