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Tufts University severs ties with family behind OxyContin 2019-12-05 17:30:17Members of the family that own OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma say they will push to reverse Tufts University's decision to strip their name from campu

Pelosi sets Medicare showdown on drug costs and 2019-12-05 17:21:28House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is setting a showdown vote next week on her bill empowering Medicare to negotiate drug prices

Phone-in-cheek: Spike seen in cellphone-linked face injuries 2019-12-05 16:36:25Researchers say careless cellphone use can lead to facial cuts, bruises and fractures

US report: Prescription drug prices down slightly last 2019-12-05 16:22:37A government report says prices for prescription drugs edged down 1% last year, driven by declines for generics and slow growth for brand-name medicat

Experts split sharply over experimental Alzheimer’s drug 2019-12-05 15:44:53Experts are sharply split over the effectiveness of an experimental new Alzheimer’s drug

Officials: Chemical in Texas blasts posed no serious 2019-12-05 15:22:56Officials have lifted a voluntary evacuation order for residents in the Texas Gulf Coast city of Port Neches, saying levels of the chemical butadiene

UN says Zimbabwe’s cash shortage hurts aid delivery 2019-12-05 11:21:57UN says Zimbabwe’s cash shortage hurts aid delivery efforts as millions face severe hunger

Vaccine group announces creation of Ebola vaccine stockpile 2019-12-05 09:23:09Vaccine alliance announces creation of Ebola vaccine stockpile of about 500,000 doses

Slovakia rejects bill requiring ultrasound before abortion 2019-12-05 08:36:04Lawmakers in Slovakia have rejected a proposed bill that would have made it obligatory for women seeking abortions to first have an ultrasound and obt

Virginia moves to drop work requirement for Medicaid 2019-12-05 04:03:34Virginia is taking steps toward dropping requirements that new Medicaid enrollees have a job and pay part of their premiums

Samoa’s capital deserted as teams battle measles epidemic 2019-12-05 01:16:37Samoa’s main streets are eerily quiet as the government steps up efforts to curb a measles epidemic that has killed 62 people

Drug can curb dementia’s delusions, researchers find 2019-12-04 21:16:10A study found that the drug that curbs delusions in Parkinson's patients did the same for people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia

NYT > Health

Premature Babies at Higher Diabetes Risk 2019-12-05 18:01:02Infants born prematurely were at increased risk of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in ensuing decades.

Government Studying Widely Used Chemicals Linked to Health 2019-12-05 16:59:51The class of chemicals, known as PFAS, was used in nonstick pans, stain-resistant clothes and firefighting foam and is found in drinking water in some

Health Spending Grew Modestly, New Analysis Finds 2019-12-05 16:41:19For the first time in many years, the government reported that spending on health care last year grew more slowly than the economy overall.

Nearly a Third of Teens Use One or 2019-12-05 16:39:00While e-cigarettes are still the most popular, teenagers are also smoking other items like cigarillos — another worrisome sign for nicotine addi

25 Again? How Exercise May Fight Aging 2019-12-05 15:38:30The muscles of those who worked out looked like those of 25-year-olds and showed less of the inflammation that is tied to health problems as we age.

7 Heroin Users Die From Flesh-Eating Bacteria in 2019-12-05 14:29:46County health officials are asking the medical community to be on the lookout for additional cases of myonecrosis, a bacterial infection associated wi

Your Mom Is Wrong: Your Vegetarian Diet Did 2019-12-05 13:21:36Is there any link between soy consumption and cancer?

Carolyn Konheim, Foe of All That Befouled a 2019-12-05 12:36:40Finding her sons’ clothes speckled with soot, a history teacher was transformed into an influential New York environmentalist with pollution in

Hospitals Sue Trump to Keep Negotiated Prices Secret 2019-12-05 11:15:00The administration wants to require hospitals to reveal the rates they privately negotiate with insurers for all sorts of procedures, amid the public

Working at Equinox: ‘It’s Very Hunger Games’ 2019-12-05 09:08:55Working for the high-end gym chain seems glamorous, but for many trainers the schedule is unforgiving, the pay low and the turnover high.

Dealing With Grown-Up ‘Mean Girls’ 2019-12-05 05:00:03Just as in the destructive patterns in adolescence, women can be both the victims and the villains in their adult relationships.

They’re Smelly and Spiky, and They Need Bats 2019-12-04 21:26:49Researchers wanted to improve the fruit yields for small farmers in Indonesia, and hope their findings will encourage protections for bats.

Scientific American: Health

Police Killings of Unarmed Black Americans May Affect 2019-12-04 16:00:00Maternal stress arising from perceived racial discrimination could cause premature births and lower birth weights -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.c

The Missing Link in Fighting Antibiotic Resistance 2019-12-04 12:00:00Rapid diagnostics can flag outbreaks of “superbugs” before they spread -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Trump Administration Program Will Provide HIV Prevention Drug 2019-12-04 11:45:00The “Ready, Set, PrEP” program will provide donated drugs that could protect up to 200,000 people a year for 11 years -- Read more on Scie

Ebola-Response Workers Killed in Attacks Force Withdrawal From 2019-12-02 11:30:00Four health care workers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo were killed in two attacks last week, and six others were injured -- Read more on Sci

HIV-Positive Babies Fare Better When Treatment Starts at 2019-11-27 14:00:00Although not practical in many areas, the approach reveals clues to how the immune system battles the infection -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

How a Billionaire Couple Greased the Skids for 2019-11-27 10:00:00Former Enron employee John Arnold and his wife Laura have financed much of the Democrats’ efforts to cut prescription drug costs -- Read more on

Could Lab Work Be Affecting My Fertility? 2019-11-27 07:00:00I never considered that possibility before—but I am now -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Breeding a Nonallergenic Peanut 2019-11-25 12:00:00We can foresee a day when fear of exposure to peanuts and other allergens is no more -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Health Concerns Mount as More Old Sewer Pipes 2019-11-25 06:45:00Residents near renovation sites claim noxious emissions from pipe inserts are making them sick -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Ick Factor Is High Hurdle for Recycled Drinking 2019-11-24 20:13:00Recycled wastewater can be cleaner than bottled water, but people still avoid drinking it because of their disgust over its past condition. -- Read

The War on Childhood Obesity Needs a War 2019-11-22 12:00:00We need to communicate to kids that their health, not a number on the scale, is what’s important -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Air Pollution: An Unclear and Present Danger 2019-11-21 18:30:00Journalist and author Beth Gardiner talks about her new book Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution. And CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna t

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A Birth Control Pill You Take Just Once New! 2019-12-06 02:00:00Title: A Birth Control Pill You Take Just Once a Month?Category: Health NewsCreated: 12/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/5/2019 12:00:00 AM

Antarctic Study Shows Isolation, Monotony May Change the New! 2019-12-06 02:00:00Title: Antarctic Study Shows Isolation, Monotony May Change the Human BrainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1

Low-Dose Aspirin Might Cut Cancer Risk, Especially for New! 2019-12-06 02:00:00Title: Low-Dose Aspirin Might Cut Cancer Risk, Especially for Overweight PeopleCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Revie

New Federal Program Provides Free HIV Prevention Drugs New! 2019-12-06 02:00:00Title: New Federal Program Provides Free HIV Prevention Drugs to UninsuredCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12

Many Moms-to-Be Turn to Their Moms First for New! 2019-12-06 02:00:00Title: Many Moms-to-Be Turn to Their Moms First for Medical AdviceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/5/2019

Health Tip: Reducing Soreness in Muscles New! 2019-12-06 02:00:00Title: Health Tip: Reducing Soreness in MusclesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/5/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/5/2019 12:00:00 AM

More Than 100 E. Coli Illnesses Now New! 2019-12-06 02:00:00Title: More Than 100 E. Coli Illnesses Now Linked to Romaine LettuceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/5/20

AHA News: He Got a New Heart, Then New! 2019-12-06 02:00:00Title: AHA News: He Got a New Heart, Then Cancer, Then Another HeartCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/5/201

Another Downside to Vaping: Higher Odds for Depression New! 2019-12-06 02:00:00Title: Another Downside to Vaping: Higher Odds for DepressionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/5/2019 12:00

Ski Your Way to a Healthier Aging Brain New! 2019-12-06 02:00:00Title: Ski Your Way to a Healthier Aging BrainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/5/2019 12:00:00 AM

Study Links Hair Straighteners, Dyes to Breast Cancer New! 2019-12-06 02:00:00Title: Study Links Hair Straighteners, Dyes to Breast CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/5/2019 12:00:

Run Smart This Winter -- Here's How New! 2019-12-06 02:00:00Title: Run Smart This Winter -- Here's HowCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/5/2019 12:00:00 AM