Sunday, August 20, 2017

In Tennessee, Promoting Enrollment in Tenuous Health Care Plans by ABBY GOODNOUGH


By ABBY GOODNOUGH

Counselors are starting earlier than usual to encourage enrollment in Obamacare, even as the Trump administration works against them.

Published: August 19, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Friday, August 18, 2017

The Appointment Ends. Now the Patient Is Listening. by PAULA SPAN


By PAULA SPAN

Patients often don’t recall what was said in the doctor’s office. Should you record the visit to review later?

Published: August 17, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sperm Count in Western Men Has Dropped Over 50 Percent Since 1973, Paper Finds by MAYA SALAM


By MAYA SALAM

Research that studied semen samples from nearly 43,000 men from 50 countries detected a sharp downward trend that is provoking broad health concerns.

Published: August 15, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Monday, August 14, 2017

More Than 500,000 Infected With Cholera in Yemen by DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

The outbreak, spreading rapidly since it began in April, has killed about 2,000 Yemenis, the World Health Organization said on Monday.

Published: August 13, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

A Cancer Conundrum: Too Many Drug Trials, Too Few Patients by GINA KOLATA


By GINA KOLATA

Breakthroughs in immunotherapy and a rush to develop profitable new treatments have brought a crush of clinical trials scrambling for patients.

Published: August 11, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Gene Editing Spurs Hope for Transplanting Pig Organs Into Humans by GINA KOLATA


By GINA KOLATA

Geneticists have created piglets free of retroviruses, an important step toward creating a new supply of organs for transplant patients.

Published: August 9, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Your Instagram Posts May Hold Clues to Your Mental Health by NIRAJ CHOKSHI


By NIRAJ CHOKSHI

From the colors in photos to the filters chosen, Instagram users with a history of depression present the world differently, a study suggests.

Published: August 9, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Programs That Fight Teenage Pregnancy Are at Risk of Being Cut by PAM BELLUCK


By PAM BELLUCK

The Trump administration questions the impact of the programs, but teenagers say they learn to say no to sex, or at least to unsafe sex.

Published: August 9, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Generic Drug Prices Are Falling, but Are Consumers Benefiting? by CHARLES ORNSTEIN and KATIE THOMAS


By CHARLES ORNSTEIN and KATIE THOMAS

Outcry has been building over the rising cost of brand-name medications, but the price of generic drugs has been moving in the opposite direction.

Published: August 7, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Rapid Malaria Tests Work, but With Unexpected Drawbacks by DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

Tests that take only 15 minutes mean fewer people needlessly get malaria drugs, but many instead get antibiotics they don’t need, a study finds.

Published: August 6, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Researchers Track an Unlikely Culprit in Weight Gain by GINA KOLATA


By GINA KOLATA

Mouse studies suggest that F.S.H., a reproductive hormone, may be responsible for redistributing fat to the abdomen in menopausal women.

Published: August 6, 2017 at 08:00PM

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The Serial Killer Test: Biases Against Atheists Emerge in Study by BENEDICT CAREY


By BENEDICT CAREY

Most people around the world, whether religious or not, presume that serial killers are more likely to be atheists than believers in any god, a new study suggests.

Published: August 6, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Have You Had Difficulty Paying for or Obtaining Prescriptions? by THE NEW YORK TIMES


By THE NEW YORK TIMES

The New York Times would like to hear from people about their experiences paying for prescription drugs.

Published: June 14, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Take the Generic, Patients Are Told. Until They Are Not. by CHARLES ORNSTEIN and KATIE THOMAS


By CHARLES ORNSTEIN and KATIE THOMAS

Consumers have grown used to being told to give up their brand-name drugs in favor of cheaper generics. Now some are finding the opposite is true.

Published: August 5, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Yellow Fever Outbreak That Threatened Brazil’s Megacities Ends by DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

An alarming surge in cases that started in January appears to have stopped short of the country’s largest cities, health officials reported.

Published: August 3, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Caregiving Is Hard Enough. Isolation Can Make It Unbearable. by PAULA SPAN


By PAULA SPAN

Many caregivers find themselves trapped at home, neglected by friends and family members who don’t understand how to help.

Published: August 3, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Monday, July 31, 2017

White House Panel Recommends Declaring National Emergency on Opioids by ABBY GOODNOUGH


By ABBY GOODNOUGH

President Trump’s commission to assess the epidemic wrote to him that a declaration would allow the federal government to “take bold steps.”

Published: July 30, 2017 at 08:00PM

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