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These Americans Hated the Health Law. Until the Idea of Repeal Sank In.

Friday July 21st, 2017 02:24:36 AM 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.

The New Old Age: Another Possible Indignity of Age: Arrest

Friday July 21st, 2017 03:48:19 PM PAULA SPAN
Confrontations with police officers are increasing as the ranks of older Americans swell and dementia becomes more widespread.

Trilobites: A Sensor on Your Skin That Looks and Feels Like a Temporary Tattoo

Thursday July 20th, 2017 03:39:22 PM ANERI PATTANI
Researchers have developed a new breathable, wearable sensor that can monitor vital signals without irritating skin.

As Workouts Intensify, a Harmful Side Effect Grows More Common

Monday July 17th, 2017 10:35:24 PM ANAHAD O’CONNOR
Newbies to spin classes can land in the emergency room, as doctors say they are seeing more of the rare but dangerous rhabdomyolysis.

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

Thursday July 20th, 2017 01:24:15 PM DENISE GRADY
The senator has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer that is aggressive and difficult to treat.

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

Monday July 17th, 2017 03:00:18 PM 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.

NYT > Fitness & Nutrition

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The New Health Care: Sorry, There’s Nothing Magical About Breakfast

Monday May 30th, 2016 07:45:53 AM AARON E. CARROLL
Don’t feel bad if you’d rather skip it. Studies have not proved its importance.

Public Health: You’d Be Surprised at How Many Foods Contain Added Sugar

Saturday May 21st, 2016 02:26:33 PM MARGOT SANGER-KATZ
Because of an F.D.A. labeling change, many consumers will learn that added sugars are in many products generally thought to be healthy.

Scaling Back: A New Policy Disagreement Between Clinton and Sanders: Soda Taxes

Friday April 22nd, 2016 04:10:14 PM MARGOT SANGER-KATZ
Is a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages an admirable way to improve public health, or a regressive measure that hurts the poor? The left is divided.

The New Health Care: A Study on Fats That Doesn’t Fit the Story Line

Friday April 15th, 2016 11:00:25 AM AARON E. CARROLL
Old but only recently published research increases a concern that when it comes to nutrition, personal beliefs can trump science.

Well: Direct-to-Consumer Lab Tests, No Doctor Visit Required

Monday June 6th, 2016 08:53:34 PM ANAHAD O'CONNOR
Firms promise to help consumers spot metabolic red flags. Critics say the services persuade healthy people to seek unneeded treatment.

Well: Think Like a Doctor: The Tired Gardener Solved!

Friday June 3rd, 2016 09:47:50 PM LISA SANDERS, M.D.
Readers solve the case of a previously healthy 67-year-old gardener who is too exhausted and feverish to garden.

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Cancer patients' gray hair darkened on immune drugs, study says

Friday July 21st, 2017 03:52:00 PM
Cancer patients' gray hair unexpectedly turned youthfully dark while taking novel drugs, and it has doctors scratching their heads.

Viagra-like substance in recalled Bestherbs Coffee roast, FDA finds

Friday July 21st, 2017 12:21:00 PM
A Texas coffee company is recalling one of its roasts because it was making some men a bit too excited.

Poll: Twice as many NY voters want to keep Obamacare than scrap it

Friday July 21st, 2017 01:25:40 AM
ALBANY -- As the health care debate rages in Washington, twice as many New Yorkers say they want to keep the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, than repeal and replace it, according to a new poll released Thursday.

John McCain's glioblastoma brain tumor is particularly aggressive type

Thursday July 20th, 2017 01:46:00 PM
Sen. John McCain's tumor is one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer, and his family and doctors are deliberating next treatment options.

Delaying Alzheimer's with lifestyle changes? No proof

Thursday July 20th, 2017 12:23:00 PM
There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine key risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases around the world.

More than half of HIV patients taking AIDS drugs, UN says

Thursday July 20th, 2017 11:50:00 AM
For the first time in the global AIDS epidemic that has spanned four decades and killed 35 million people, more than half of all those infected with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus, the United Nations said in a report released Thursday.

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EU medicines agency recommends approval of Novartis leukaemia drug Rydapt

Friday July 21st, 2017 11:35:39 AM
ZURICH (Reuters) - A European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel recommended on Friday approval of a new Novartis drug to be used against a tough-to-cure form of blood cancer as the Swiss drugmaker makes headway on refreshing its oncology portfolio.

EMA panel recommends against Nektar, Daiichi Sankyo's breast cancer drug

Friday July 21st, 2017 11:55:42 AM
(Reuters) - European regulators on Friday recommended against granting approval to a breast cancer drug being developed by Nektar Therapeutics and Daiichi Sankyo's German unit.

Pfizer, Merck KGaA skin cancer drug gets EMA nod for approval

Friday July 21st, 2017 11:36:53 AM
(Reuters) - European regulators on Friday recommended approving Pfizer Inc and Merck KGaA's immuno-oncology drug Bavencio to treat a rare type of skin cancer called Merkel cell carcinoma.

Europe backs nuclear medicine for cancer that killed Steve Jobs

Friday July 21st, 2017 04:20:07 PM
LONDON (Reuters) - A nuclear medicine targeting the type of cancer that killed Steve Jobs won a green light from EU regulators on Friday, boosting prospects for its developer Advanced Accelerator Applications.

Janssen-Cilag's HIV drug gets EU regulatory panel's nod

Friday July 21st, 2017 11:46:43 AM
(Reuters) - A European regulatory panel recommended granting approval to a treatment for HIV infection developed by Janssen-Cilag International, a unit of U.S. drugmaker Johnson & Johnson.

Yemen cholera to spread with rains; Oxfam sees 600,000 cases

Friday July 21st, 2017 12:27:29 PM
GENEVA (Reuters) - Yemen's cholera outbreak is far from being controlled and may be further exacerbated by the rainy season, even if the rate of new cases appears to be slowing in some hotspots, the World Health Organisation said on Friday.

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