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‘I’m 17 Years Old, and I’m Terrified’: The Issues Our Readers Hope Come Up at the Democratic Debate

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Ahead of the Democratic debate on Wednesday, we asked Times readers what issues they most wanted the presidential candidates to discuss, and why.

November 20th 2019, 6:02 pm

Trump’s F.D.A. Nominee Sidesteps Questions About Banning Flavored Vaping Products

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The nominee, Dr. Stephen M. Hahn, said the decision to restrict flavors would not be his, if confirmed, because it was already under final review by the White House.

November 20th 2019, 4:48 pm

Sleeping Fewer Than 5 Hours a Night Tied to Bone Problems

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Menopausal women who didn’t get enough sleep were at increased risk of osteoporosis.

November 20th 2019, 12:30 pm

AIDS Memorial Quilt to Return Home to San Francisco

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The quilt’s more than 50,000 panels will move to the National AIDS Memorial, while its archive of personal items will go to the Library of Congress.

November 20th 2019, 11:25 am

She Had Two Heart Attacks, but Normal Arteries. What Was Going On?

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Her doctors were puzzled until one asked a question she’d never heard before. The answer was yes, all the time, since childhood.

November 20th 2019, 5:40 am

2 More States Sue Juul Over the Marketing of Its Vaping Products

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The attorneys general of New York and California filed lawsuits alleging that the company had targeted young people with deceptive advertising.

November 19th 2019, 6:15 pm

How the Brain Can Rewire Itself After Half of It Is Removed

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New scans showed how the brains of people who had a hemisphere removed in childhood continue to function.

November 19th 2019, 2:24 pm

The Brain Benefits of Reading and Writing

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People who never learned to read and write may be at increased risk for dementia.

November 19th 2019, 1:42 pm

She Takes a Hands-On Approach to Health Care

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Sheila Davis runs a nonprofit that focuses on bringing modern medicine to the world’s poorest and sickest communities.

November 19th 2019, 5:33 am

Dread the Holidays? Feasting Together Might Actually Help

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Sharing a meal with loved ones, co-workers or friends may seem like a chore, but research shows it has real benefits. Stick with us here.

November 18th 2019, 8:43 pm

Something in the Man’s Bed Was Making Him Sick

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Doctors were stumped, until a pulmonologist asked about feather bedding in the man's home.

November 18th 2019, 6:56 pm

Statin Drugs Not Linked to Memory Decline in Study

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A large Australian study found no association between cholesterol-lowering statins and memory or thinking problems.

November 18th 2019, 2:53 pm

When Mental Illness Is Severe

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November 18th 2019, 7:17 am

Samoa Closes Schools as Measles Epidemic Kills at Least 6

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“This is very much out of control,” a vaccine expert said, as the Pacific island country barred children from public gatherings and declared mandatory immunizations.

November 18th 2019, 6:02 am

A Mother’s Love, Knitted Up in a Flock of Turkey Hats

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My daughter wanted brown hats with two stuffed drumsticks artfully positioned, one on each side — like wearing a roasted turkey, just out of the oven, on your head.

November 18th 2019, 6:02 am

Trump Retreats From Flavor Ban for E-Cigarettes

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Advisers say the president pulled back from proposed restrictions intended to curb teenage vaping after he was warned of the political fallout among voters.

November 18th 2019, 12:17 am

Surgery for Blocked Arteries Is Often Unwarranted, Researchers Find

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Drug therapy alone may save lives as effectively as bypass or stenting procedures, a large federal study showed.

November 16th 2019, 2:05 pm

Planned Parenthood Awarded More Than $2 Million in Lawsuit Over Secret Videos

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An anti-abortion activist recorded the videos to try to show that the group was illegally selling fetal tissue.

November 15th 2019, 9:24 pm

Whoops. Judge Reduces J&J Opioid Fine After Mistaking Thousands for Millions

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Johnson & Johnson will now have to pay $465 million, not $572 million, for its role in Oklahoma’s opioid epidemic.

November 15th 2019, 5:51 pm

Elizabeth Warren Vows to Expand Health Coverage in First 100 Days

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Ms. Warren laid out a blueprint to pass major health legislation at the start of her presidency. But she would wait as long as three years to seek passage of a full-scale “Medicare for all” plan.

November 15th 2019, 12:31 pm

To Lower Costs, Trump to Force Hospitals to Reveal Price of Care

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The federal rule would make hospitals list the prices they negotiate with insurers, allowing consumers to seek better deals for care.

November 15th 2019, 11:01 am

Apple to Ban Vaping Apps From Its Store

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A respiratory condition linked to vaping has caused more than 40 deaths and over 2,000 illnesses, according to United States health authorities.

November 15th 2019, 10:17 am

Cleaning Up After My Brother’s Fatal Overdose

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The mark he left in the world was his bloodstain. I hired a trauma cleaning company to erase it.

November 15th 2019, 6:59 am

Dr. Wayne Bardin, 85, Innovative Researcher on Birth Control, Dies

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He helped develop long-acting implanted contraceptive devices — like Norplant, Jadelle and Mirena — used by millions of women around the world.

November 14th 2019, 6:35 pm

Infants and Toddlers Eat Too Much Sugar, Researchers Say

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Using C.D.C. data, researchers found that 98 percent of toddlers and 60 percent of infants consumed added sugar in sweetened drinks, baked goods and snacks.

November 14th 2019, 5:48 pm

Here Are Good Ways Yoga Teachers Manage Touch and Consent

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We heard from readers about local yoga studios addressing touch, communication and consent.

November 14th 2019, 4:34 pm

Germany Mandates Measles Vaccine

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All children attending preschool or higher in the country must be immunized, with fines for parents who do not comply, under a law that is to take effect next spring.

November 14th 2019, 11:58 am

Apple’s Reach Reshapes Medical Research

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The company’s tools enable researchers to track huge numbers of people. But doctors do not yet know if it will significantly improve health outcomes.

November 14th 2019, 9:58 am

The Llama as Therapist

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The charismatic llama is a welcome addition at some nursing homes and rehabilitation centers.

November 14th 2019, 6:26 am

To Make This Tofu, Start by Burning Toxic Plastic

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Plastic waste from America, collected for recycling, is shipped to Indonesia. Some is burned as fuel by tofu makers, producing deadly chemicals and contaminating food.

November 14th 2019, 4:55 am

To Drive Down Insulin Prices, W.H.O. Will Certify Generic Versions

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About 80 million people with diabetes around the world need the hormone, and half of them can’t afford it. Creating competition could help, the agency said.

November 13th 2019, 7:15 pm

New York Identifies Hospitals and Nursing Homes With Deadly Fungus

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The policy change, for the virulent drug-resistant germ Candida auris, came as the C.D.C. reported that more people are dying of drug-resistant infections than it previously estimated.

November 13th 2019, 1:29 pm

Rethinking Tiny Tim: Should a Disabled Actor Play the Role?

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The Broadway production of “A Christmas Carol,” following the lead from London, answers a strong yes. Other theaters may follow suit.

November 13th 2019, 10:37 am

Dear Reader: Watch Where You’re Going

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You know you do it: texting and walking at the same time. It’s not safe, obviously. Here’s how to take control of your tech use.

November 13th 2019, 6:06 am

Another Reason to Take Your Blood Pressure Drugs: Lower Dementia Risk

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Keeping blood pressure in check may lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

November 12th 2019, 5:13 pm

Facing ‘Certain Death,’ Boy With Vaping Injury Gets Double Lung Transplant

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The surgery on the 17-year-old was the first transplant reported in the recent nationwide outbreak of vaping-related lung injuries.

November 12th 2019, 5:13 pm

For the Teen Who No Longer Wants a Period...

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A reader asks how best to advise her child who wants to stop getting a monthly period.

November 12th 2019, 12:33 pm

Patient Care Is Wrenching: A Psychiatrist, a Nurse and a Doctor Bare All

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Three new books by medical professionals delve into the human emotions involved in tending to the gravely ill.

November 12th 2019, 12:03 pm

When Your Tween Wants to Conform to the VSCO Girl Trend

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How to respect your child’s desire to belong while also teaching her to be an independent thinker.

November 12th 2019, 6:17 am

Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman of Health Care Giant, Dies at 60

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After rising up its ladder, he ran Kaiser Permanente, the admired California organization that integrates hospitals, clinics and health insurance.

November 11th 2019, 7:53 pm

How Did I Get That Yoga Story? You Really Had to Be There

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As I participated in a workshop, the story came to life right in front of my eyes, right in front of the TV camera for “The Weekly.”

November 11th 2019, 2:05 pm

Cannabis-Based Medicines Approved for Use in England and Wales

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The change comes after two highly publicized cases in which young epileptic patients depended on the treatments.

November 11th 2019, 11:49 am

Ultra-Black Is the New Black

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Scientists are setting dark traps from which light cannot escape. But nature already has built a few of her own.

November 11th 2019, 10:49 am

As Vietnam Veterans Age, Hospices Aim to Meet Their Needs

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In addition to high rates of disability and psychological issues, some vets facing the end of life are confronting long-suppressed memories of the traumas of war.

November 11th 2019, 10:12 am

Getting a Handle on Self-Harm

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Cutting and other forms of self-injury are on the rise among adolescents. Researchers are beginning to understand the phenomenon, and how to treat it.

November 11th 2019, 10:12 am

Shifting the Focus of Breast Cancer to Prevention

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If protective measures were widely adopted, they could significantly reduce women’s chances of ever getting breast cancer.

November 11th 2019, 10:12 am

Weight-Loss Surgery for Teens Who Can’t Lose Weight Any Other Way

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The American Academy of Pediatrics has a new policy statement on bariatric surgery for adolescents.

November 11th 2019, 8:42 am

I Watched Friends Die in Afghanistan. The Guilt Has Nearly Killed Me.

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I was convinced the deaths of my friends in combat were my fault. It took me years to realize this feeling had a name: survivor guilt.

November 11th 2019, 7:41 am

Robert Norris, the Marlboro Man in Commercials, Dies at 90

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Despite his role in the popular tobacco advertising campaign for more than a decade, Mr. Norris was never a smoker.

November 9th 2019, 9:56 pm

Experts Back Mandatory Bike Helmets but Not All Cyclists Are Sold

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The National Transportation Safety Board recommended that helmets be required for bicyclists but some biking enthusiasts object.

November 9th 2019, 3:14 pm

The Hidden Cost of Gold: Birth Defects and Brain Damage

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Indonesia’s mercury trade is intertwined with illegal gold mining around the world, leaving a legacy of thousands born with birth defects and half a million people poisoned.

November 9th 2019, 12:44 pm

Running a Marathon With My Mom

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When she started running six years and 60 pounds ago, that goal seemed as far away as the moon.

November 9th 2019, 8:09 am

Hospital Identifies Source of Infections That Killed 3 Infants

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Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa., said the process it used to prepare donor breast milk was the cause of deadly bacterial infections.

November 8th 2019, 9:43 pm

Can’t Pay the Medical Bill? Your Hospital Might Sue

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With deductibles and co-pays skyrocketing, insured patients owe a larger share of their medical bills. More and more are being taken to court.

November 8th 2019, 4:35 pm

‘No Longer a Disease for Our Moms and Grandmas’: Women on Early Breast Cancer

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After a Styles column about one woman’s experience with an early diagnosis, readers shared poignant stories of fear and survival.

November 8th 2019, 3:34 pm

Vaping Illnesses Linked to Vitamin E Acetate, C.D.C. Says

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More than 2,000 people have been sickened by vaping, many from illicit marijuana-based products sold online or on the street.

November 8th 2019, 1:48 pm

A Retirement Community That Comes to You

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In continuing care at-home programs, members live in their own houses for years, with regular health check-ins.

November 8th 2019, 12:18 pm

Who Owns H.I.V.-Prevention Drugs? The Taxpayers, U.S. Says

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In an unexpected lawsuit, federal officials claim that Gilead Sciences willfully disregarded government patents on medicines necessary to end the AIDS epidemic.

November 8th 2019, 9:47 am

Juul Ends E-Cigarette Sales of Mint-Flavored Pods

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The troubled e-cigarette company moved in advance of an expected federal ban on most flavored e-cigarettes that have become popular with teenage vapers.

November 7th 2019, 4:50 pm

Wash Your Hands in the Kitchen and the Bathroom

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The most dangerous antibiotic-resistant strains of E. coli are transmitted not through food but through contact with human feces.

November 7th 2019, 1:45 pm

Rapper T.I.’s Daughter Should Never Have Had a ‘Virginity Test’

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There is no exam to verify virginity, medical experts say, and the attempt violates a woman’s rights.

November 7th 2019, 1:15 pm

The Loneliness of Frontotemporal Dementia

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Since areas that dictate personality rather than memory are the first to suffer, people with the disease usually land on a therapist’s couch long before finding their way to a neurologist.

November 7th 2019, 5:50 am

Trump Administration Sues Gilead, Maker of H.I.V.-Prevention Drugs

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The lawsuit accused the pharmaceutical company of profiting billions of dollars off taxpayer research without paying royalties.

November 7th 2019, 4:17 am

Avoid Burnout Before You’re Already Burned Out

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You don’t have to be ready to throw in the towel to improve things at work. These small changes can go a long way.

November 6th 2019, 5:49 pm

Humans Shipped an Awful Cargo Across the Seas: Cancer

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A cancer afflicting mussels originated off the Pacific coast of Canada, but then crossed into other species in Europe and South America.

November 6th 2019, 9:57 am

Crispr Takes Its First Steps in Editing Genes to Fight Cancer

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So far, a procedure that turbocharges the immune system to attack tumors seems safe, but it’s too soon to tell whether it helps patients.

November 6th 2019, 9:57 am

The Right Kind of Exercise May Boost Memory and Lower Dementia Risk

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Being physically fit may sharpen the memory and lower our risk of dementia, even if we do not start exercising until we are older.

November 6th 2019, 5:36 am

CVS Apologizes After Rejecting ID From Puerto Rico

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A college student in Indiana was unable to buy cold medicine because employees would not accept his identification. His mother’s Facebook post about the episode drew attention.

November 4th 2019, 3:28 pm

Statins Tied to Risk of Skin Infections

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People taking statins to lower cholesterol were at increased risk of developing staph skin infections.

November 4th 2019, 2:27 pm

Why Didn’t She Get Alzheimer’s? The Answer Could Hold a Key to Fighting the Disease

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Researchers have found a woman with a rare genetic mutation that has protected her from dementia even though her brain has developed major neurological features of the disease.

November 4th 2019, 11:07 am

Why Was My Doctor Visit Suddenly So Expensive?

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The facility fee may be to blame for the added costs of a doctor visit.

November 4th 2019, 6:47 am

Making Meaning Out of Grief

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“Loss is simply what happens to you in life. Meaning is what you make happen,” the author of a new book says.

November 4th 2019, 6:47 am

Sleep Can Be Good for Your Salary

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Sleep can affect work, but it’s also true that work can affect sleep.

November 4th 2019, 5:47 am

Scientists With Links to China May Be Stealing Biomedical Research, U.S. Says

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Nearly 200 investigations are underway at major academic centers. Critics fear that researchers of Chinese descent are being unfairly targeted.

November 4th 2019, 2:46 am

An Unnamed Source Who Shouldn’t Be Anonymous

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Tom Workman’s name doesn’t appear in our report on the tests underpinning a million drunken-driving cases a year. But he was crucial to it.

November 3rd 2019, 5:29 am

After All the Training, the New York City Marathon Is Here

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A roundup of running news for runners and marathon fans.

November 2nd 2019, 8:07 am

After Her Illness Was Misdiagnosed as Madness, Susannah Cahalan Tackles Madness in Medicine

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“The Great Pretender,” the new book by the author of “Brain on Fire,” is another medical detective story, but this time the person at the heart of the mystery is a doctor, not a patient.

November 2nd 2019, 5:52 am

What Could Come Between These Two Allies? A $100 Jar of Honey

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New Zealand producers, in the face of protests by their Australian counterparts, want to trademark manuka honey, a costly nectar beloved by celebrities.

November 2nd 2019, 1:02 am

Our Hospital’s New Software Frets About My ‘Deficiencies’

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But the patient records system, called Epic, has a few shortcomings of its own, including a voice that amplifies the insecurities that come with being a doctor.

November 1st 2019, 1:40 pm

Stephen Hahn, a Noted Cancer Researcher, to Be Nominated to Head the F.D.A.

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In choosing him, President Trump would pass over the acting F.D.A. commissioner, Norman E. Sharpless, who has been running the agency since Scott Gottlieb resigned last spring.

November 1st 2019, 1:25 pm

China Effectively Bans Onlines Sales of E-Cigarettes

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The move could effectively shut off one of the biggest markets for an industry that is facing pressure around the world.

November 1st 2019, 9:50 am

After His Death, I Didn’t Cook Anymore’: Widows on the Pain of Dining Alone

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Readers share poignant stories of the pain and comfort that food can bring after a loved one dies.

November 1st 2019, 5:36 am

A Gender Divide on Microaggressions in Medicine

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In new research, women at medical schools reported that microaggressions were common in their workplaces. Their male colleagues did not.

October 31st 2019, 5:41 pm

Studies Yield ‘Impressive’ Results in Fight Against Cystic Fibrosis

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The findings hold promise for a vast majority of those with cystic fibrosis, according to the director of the National Institutes of Health. “This should be a cause for major celebration,” he wrote.

October 31st 2019, 4:41 pm

Measles Can Cause ‘Immune Amnesia,’ Increasing Risk of Other Infections

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New research shows the virus can have devastating effects on the immune system that persist much longer than the illness itself.

October 31st 2019, 3:11 pm

A Defense of Clowns

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As the mother of a child with special needs, I found that clowns helped lighten the mood in the hospital when my son and I most needed a laugh.

October 31st 2019, 5:33 am

How Contaminated Stool Stored in a Freezer Left a Fecal Transplant Patient Dead

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The doctors who treated him, and another patient who fell ill, detailed the mistakes in a paper published Wednesday in a renowned medical journal.

October 30th 2019, 5:10 pm

Mediterranean Diet May Help Ease Some Symptoms of Depression

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A diet high in fruits, vegetables, fish, olive oil and nuts and low in sugar and saturated fat boosted mood in college students prone to depression.

October 30th 2019, 3:39 pm

Why Children (and Pregnant Women) May Want to Eat More Fish

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There is some evidence that eating fish may make children smarter.

October 30th 2019, 2:53 pm

Why Did the Young Mother Have Searing Head Pain and a Racing Heart?

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The obvious cardiac tests revealed nothing. It wasn’t until one doctor thought creatively that the culprit was found.

October 30th 2019, 11:35 am

Juul Knowingly Sold Tainted Nicotine Pods, Former Executive Says

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In a lawsuit, a former senior vice president claims he was fired for raising safety concerns and said that the company’s C.E.O. said customers are “drunk and vaping” so wouldn’t notice the quality of the pods.

October 30th 2019, 10:20 am

An H.I.V. Outbreak Puts Spotlight on Pakistan’s Health Care System

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After the reuse of syringes infected hundreds of children in a small city, health workers say the entire system needs to be revamped.

October 30th 2019, 6:02 am

How Walking Might Affect Our Sleep

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Among middle-aged men and woman who took about 3,000 steps a day, covering even a little extra ground was tied to better sleep.

October 30th 2019, 5:28 am

U.S. Blames Drug Shortages on Low Prices and a ‘Broken Marketplace’

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A government task force suggested that providers pay more for lifesaving generics and that drug makers receive quality ratings.

October 29th 2019, 8:10 pm

Johnson & Johnson Says Recalled Baby Powder Shows No Asbestos

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The F.D.A. had said it discovered evidence of the carcinogen in a bottle.

October 29th 2019, 4:52 pm

Generic Version of Xanax Is Recalled by F.D.A.

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The manufacturer, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, said a batch of alprazolam tablets distributed in July and August might contain a foreign substance.

October 29th 2019, 12:31 pm

Before You Fill That Prescription, You May Want to Read These Books

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Antibiotics are lifesavers — but there’s another side to the story.

October 29th 2019, 12:18 pm

‘But Mom, Video Games Are My Job’

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The challenges for parents trying to limit screen time in the age of the millionaire gamer.

October 29th 2019, 5:12 am

New TB Vaccine Could Save Millions of Lives, Study Suggests

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There are 10 million new cases each year of tuberculosis, now the leading infectious cause of death worldwide. Even a partly effective vaccine could help turn the tide.

October 29th 2019, 12:55 am

When Your 200-Month-Old Can’t Sleep Through the Night

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The biology of adolescent sleep leads to a later sleep onset time, which doesn’t pair well with early school start times.

October 28th 2019, 2:18 pm
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