Trump Proposals Could Increase Health Costs for Consumers

WASHINGTON — Consumers who use expensive brand-name prescription drugs when cheaper alternatives are available could face higher costs under a new policy being proposed by the Trump administration. The proposal, to be published this week in the Federal Register, would apply to health insurance plans sold under the Affordable Care Act. Health plans have annual…

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Medical News Today: Differences between ketosis and ketoacidosis

Ketosis and ketoacidosis both involve the production of ketones in the body. However, while ketosis is generally safe, ketoacidosis can be life-threatening. Nutritional ketosis occurs when the body starts burning fat instead of glucose. Inducing ketosis is the aim of a ketogenic diet, or «keto» diet, which is a high-fat, very-low-carb diet that can help…

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Celine’s New Wave Man

PARIS — The kids will be all right. Hedi Slimane will see to that. The designer who almost single-handedly altered the shape of men’s wear when, in the early years of the century, he introduced the skinny suit at Dior Homme and who afterward rescued Saint Laurent from the slag heap of market irrelevance with…

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Ovarian cancer risk after a hysterectomy

A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure in which a surgeon removes a person’s uterus. However, the surgeon often leaves part or all of the ovaries intact, which means it might still be possible for an individual to get ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer starts when tumor cells develop in the ovaries or the surrounding tissues. The…

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Surfacing: In Britain, Enraptured by the Wild, Lonely and Remote

By the time the tiny hut came into view, nestled high in a corrie in Scotland’s 1,748-square-mile Cairngorms National Park, I’d trekked for nearly nine miles, three of which, regrettably, I’d had to navigate after nightfall. The hike, through a broad valley in the Eastern Highlands called Glen Derry, carried me past groves of Scots…

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The Checkup: Helping Children Conquer Chronic Pain

Acute pain that calls out to warn you — “Hey, don’t walk on this broken leg!” — may be unpleasant, but it’s also protective. That acute pain is letting you know that a part of your body needs to heal, or in some other way needs extra attention, said Dr. Neil Schechter, the director of…

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TAKE a Number: A Rising Threat to Pregnant Women: Syphilis

Syphilis continues to make a dismaying comeback in the United States. Between 2012 and 2016, the rate of primary and secondary syphilis among women increased 111 percent. Over the same period, the rate of congenital syphilis increased by 87 percent. The sexually transmitted disease is caused by infection with the bacterium Treponema pallidum. The bacterium…

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What to Cook: Cook for the Beloved Community

Good morning. It is Martin Luther King’s Birthday, Stevie Wonder has the soundtrack, and I think you might mark it by listening this morning to King’s “Loving Your Enemies” sermon, delivered at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Ala., on Nov. 17, 1957. It’s not much of a food holiday. People trot out King’s…

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Medical News Today: Stair-climbing exercise ‘snacks’ boost health

Time is no longer an excuse for not exercising, as new research finds that even a few minutes of stair climbing at intervals every day is enough to improve cardiovascular and overall health. New research finds that even brief bouts of stair climbing can bring unexpected health benefits. Several recent studies have pointed out the…

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The Treasure Behind the Wall

Alex Bolen, the chief executive of Oscar de la Renta, planned to have his new store in Paris open around this week, just in time for the couture shows. He planned to have a presence in the city even if he didn’t have a show. He had it all figured out. Then, last summer, in…

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