Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Rare Gene Mutations Inspire New Heart Drugs by GINA KOLATA


By GINA KOLATA

Some people carry gene mutations that leave them nearly impervious to heart attacks. Learning how these mutations work has led to a novel experimental treatment.

Published: May 23, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Trump’s Pick for Mental Health ‘Czar’ Highlights Rift by BENEDICT CAREY and SHERI FINK


By BENEDICT CAREY and SHERI FINK

Elinore F. McCance-Katz has promoted drug and hospital treatment as paths to wellness, leaving some who emphasize community and family support skeptical.

Published: May 23, 2017 at 08:00PM

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AP Exclusive: UN Health Agency Slammed for High Travel Costs by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, traveled to Guinea earlier this month to join the country’s president in celebrating the world’s first Ebola vaccine.

Published: May 21, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Correction: US Births & Deaths Story by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

In a story May 17 about U.S. births and deaths, The Associated Press erroneously reported last year’s birth rates. The rates were calculated per 1,000 women, not 100,000. The rate per 1,000: 103 for women in their early 30s, and 102 for late 20s. The rate for all women of child-bearing age was 62.

Published: May 16, 2017 at 08:00PM

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W.H.O. Elects Ethiopia’s Tedros as New Director General by DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. and NICK CUMMING-BRUCE


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. and NICK CUMMING-BRUCE

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia was chosen after two rounds of voting in a closed session of world health ministers.

Published: May 22, 2017 at 08:00PM

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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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