Friday, September 22, 2017

Yes, Aaron Hernandez Suffered Brain Injury. But That May Not Explain His Violence. by BENEDICT CAREY


By BENEDICT CAREY

The links between biology and behavior are complex, and a number of factors contribute to violence. Yet evidence is mounting that C.T.E. may be involved.

Published: September 21, 2017 at 08:00PM

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The HPV Vaccine Gains Ground Among U.S. Teenagers by ANERI PATTANI


By ANERI PATTANI

Sixty percent of adolescents received the vaccine in 2016. A decade ago, less than 30 percent did.

Published: September 21, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Latest Obamacare Repeal Effort Is Most Far-Reaching by KATE ZERNIKE, REED ABELSON and ABBY GOODNOUGH


By KATE ZERNIKE, REED ABELSON and ABBY GOODNOUGH

The Graham-Cassidy bill would turn federal funding for a law Republicans loathe into block grants to states, realizing a long-held goal of the party.

Published: September 20, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

While Premiums Soar Under Obamacare, Costs of Employer-Based Plans Are Stable by REED ABELSON


By REED ABELSON

A new survey of employers shows moderate price hikes in health benefits in spite of turmoil in the individual insurance market.

Published: September 18, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Bill and Melinda Gates Grade the World’s Health by DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

Poor nations get high marks for meeting important goals. But the Gateses warn that deep aid cuts and donor fatigue still could doom millions.

Published: September 17, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers by KATIE THOMAS and CHARLES ORNSTEIN


By KATIE THOMAS and CHARLES ORNSTEIN

Drug companies and doctors have been accused of fueling the opioid crisis, but some question whether insurers have played a role, too.

Published: September 16, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Como a Grande Indústria Viciou o Brasil em Junk Food by ANDREW JACOBS and MATT RICHTEL


By ANDREW JACOBS and MATT RICHTEL

À medida que o crescimento diminui nos países ricos, as empresas de alimentos ocidentais se expandem acintosamente nos países em desenvolvimento, contribuindo para obesidade e problemas de saúde.

Published: September 15, 2017 at 08:00PM

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How Big Business Got Brazil Hooked on Junk Food by ANDREW JACOBS and MATT RICHTEL


By ANDREW JACOBS and MATT RICHTEL

As growth slows in wealthy countries, Western food companies are aggressively expanding in developing nations, contributing to obesity and health problems.

Published: September 15, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Five Tips for Choosing a Reliable Nursing Home by KATIE THOMAS


By KATIE THOMAS

Following the deaths of eight Florida nursing home residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, experts offer advice on picking a good facility.

Published: September 13, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Alcohol Abuse Is Rising Among Older Adults by PAULA SPAN


By PAULA SPAN

The elderly still drink less on average than younger Americans, but the number who report problems with alcohol is increasing fast.

Published: September 13, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Frieden’s Next Act: Heart Disease and Preparing for New Epidemics by PAM BELLUCK and JAN HOFFMAN


By PAM BELLUCK and JAN HOFFMAN

The man who headed the C.D.C. under Obama will tackle new global health challenges, with $225 million from Gates, Bloomberg and Chan Zuckerberg

Published: September 11, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Houston’s Floodwaters Are Tainted With Toxins, Testing Shows by SHEILA KAPLAN and JACK HEALY


By SHEILA KAPLAN and JACK HEALY

Water samples contained unsafe levels of fecal bacteria and other contaminants, both inside and outside homes, The Times found.

Published: September 10, 2017 at 08:00PM

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New Gene-Therapy Treatments Will Carry Whopping Price Tags by GINA KOLATA


By GINA KOLATA

Kymriah, approved recently by the F.D.A., with a $475,000 price tag, is first of a coming wave of treatments whose expected prices have alarmed economists, scientists and insurers.

Published: September 10, 2017 at 08:00PM

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What Does It Cost to Create a Cancer Drug? Less Than You’d Think by GINA KOLATA


By GINA KOLATA

A new study suggests that biotech companies are spending far less than believed on research and development for approved drugs, despite rising prices.

Published: September 10, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Friday, September 8, 2017

How to Protect a Drug Patent? Sell it to a Native American Tribe by KATIE THOMAS


By KATIE THOMAS

Under a novel deal, Allergan will pay the Saint Regis Mohawk tribe $13.75 million. In exchange, the tribe will claim sovereign immunity as grounds to dismiss a patent challenge.

Published: September 7, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Life After the Storm: Children Who Survived Katrina Offer Lessons by BENEDICT CAREY


By BENEDICT CAREY

Now in their 20s, they urge the youngest survivors of Harvey and Irma to seek stability from one ‘solid anchor’ — a parent, teacher, pastor or sibling

Published: September 7, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

F.D.A. Accuses EpiPen Maker of Failing to Investigate Malfunctions by KATIE THOMAS


By KATIE THOMAS

The agency said Pfizer ignored hundreds of complaints that the device failed to operate in life-threatening emergencies, including incidents when patients died.

Published: September 6, 2017 at 08:00PM

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