Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Case of Zika Virus, Likely Spread by Mosquito, Is Reported in Texas by DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

For the first time this year, health officials have documented a case of local mosquito transmission of the virus within the contiguous United States.

Published: July 25, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Celgene to Pay $280 Million to Settle Fraud Suit Over Cancer Drugs by KATIE THOMAS


By KATIE THOMAS

The lawsuit accused the pharmaceutical company of marketing Thalomid and Revlimid for unapproved use on a broader range of cancers.

Published: July 24, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Scientists Report a Rare Case of H.I.V. Remission by DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

A girl in South Africa, born infected with the virus, was given early treatment and remained free of the infection eight years later, scientists reported on Monday.

Published: July 23, 2017 at 08:00PM

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In Some Countries, Women Get Days Off for Period Pain by ANERI PATTANI


By ANERI PATTANI

In some countries, companies offer women paid time off for period pain. But some experts fear these policies reinforce dated stereotypes.

Published: July 23, 2017 at 08:00PM

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England’s Mental Health Experiment: Free Talk Therapy by BENEDICT CAREY


By BENEDICT CAREY

The two creators of the program concluded that providing therapy, creating a system of primary care for mental health, made economic sense.

Published: July 23, 2017 at 08:00PM

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It’s High Time for Ticks, Which Are Spreading Diseases Farther by ANERI PATTANI


By ANERI PATTANI

The disease-carrying blood suckers are spreading more pathogens and putting more Americans at risk, even for more rare illnesses.

Published: July 23, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

A Rush to Develop ‘Utterly Transformative’ Gene Therapies Against Cancer by DENISE GRADY


By DENISE GRADY

Gene therapy for cancer is becoming a reality but works best for blood cancers like leukemia and not so well yet in more common ones like lung cancer.

Published: July 22, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

New C.D.C. Chief Saw Coca-Cola as Ally in Obesity Fight by SHEILA KAPLAN


By SHEILA KAPLAN

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald said she would consider taking money from Coke for C.D.C. programs despite the agency’s having cut ties with the company in the past.

Published: July 21, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Another Possible Indignity of Age: Arrest by PAULA SPAN


By PAULA SPAN

Confrontations with police officers are increasing as the ranks of older Americans swell and dementia becomes more widespread.

Published: July 20, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

These Americans Hated the Health Law. Until the Idea of Repeal Sank In. by KATE ZERNIKE and ABBY GOODNOUGH


By KATE ZERNIKE and ABBY GOODNOUGH

Sentiment in a Pennsylvania county has tracked with a national shift in opinion about the Affordable Care Act amid fears that millions could lose coverage.

Published: July 19, 2017 at 08:00PM

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A Sensor on Your Skin That Looks and Feels Like a Temporary Tattoo by ANERI PATTANI


By ANERI PATTANI

Researchers have developed a new breathable, wearable sensor that can monitor vital signals without irritating skin.

Published: July 19, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Glioblastoma, John McCain’s Form of Brain Cancer, Carries Troubling Prognosis by DENISE GRADY


By DENISE GRADY

The senator has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer that is aggressive and difficult to treat.

Published: July 19, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Monday, July 17, 2017

27 Contact Lenses Are Found in Woman’s Eye, Doctors Report by NIRAJ CHOKSHI


By NIRAJ CHOKSHI

A medical team in Britain decided to publicize the case to raise awareness about safe contact lens use.

Published: July 16, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Houston Braces for Another Brush With the Peril of Zika by DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

The epidemic seems to be waning in other countries, but the threat is not yet past in the United States.

Published: July 16, 2017 at 08:00PM

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In South Asian Social Castes, a Living Lab for Genetic Disease by STEPH YIN


By STEPH YIN

Millenniums of marriages within well-defined subgroups in South Asia have created many populations with higher risks of recessive disease, according to new research.

Published: July 16, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

McCain’s Surgery May Be More Serious Than Thought, Experts Say by DENISE GRADY and ROBERT PEAR


By DENISE GRADY and ROBERT PEAR

The recovery from a procedure on Friday to remove a blood clot could delay Senator John McCain’s return to Washington for a vote on health care, medical experts said.

Published: July 15, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

In Clash Over Health Bill, a Growing Fear of ‘Junk Insurance’ by REED ABELSON


By REED ABELSON

The Republicans’ proposal to overturn Obamacare could allow insurers to sell bare-bones plans that fail to pay for what is now deemed essential medical care.

Published: July 14, 2017 at 08:00PM

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