Medicaid Now Covers a Million Fewer Children

HOUSTON — The baby’s lips were turning blue from lack of oxygen in the blood when his mother, Kristin Johnson, ...
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After a College Applicant Hits ‘Send’

In the early days of last fall, my daughter was projecting confidence about the college application process. She’d make a ...
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In Search of Snoring Solutions

Like clockwork, the sound of the freight train came roaring through our bedroom in the middle of each night. Or ...
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$260 Million Opioid Settlement Reached at Last Minute With Big Drug Companies

CLEVELAND — The three major drug distributors and an opioid manufacturer have reached a $260 million settlement with two Ohio ...
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Medical News Today: What to know about a fish bone in the throat

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Medical News Today: Can pregnancy occur after a vasectomy?

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Carl Safina Is Certain Your Dog Loves You

Carl Safina, 64, an ecologist at Stony Brook University on Long Island and a “MacArthur genius” grant winner, has written ...
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What Causes a Mysterious Paralysis in Children? Researchers Find Viral Clues

About 10 days after what seemed like a garden-variety cold, Luca Waugh, a healthy 4-year-old, developed troubling symptoms.Suddenly, his neck ...
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Douching linked to dangerous chemicals in blood

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Be Humble, and Proudly, Psychologists Say

In their day jobs, research psychologists don’t typically need safety goggles, much less pith helmets or Indiana Jones bullwhips. There’s ...
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When Teen Drinking Becomes a Disorder

It’s a pretty safe bet that most of our children, in high school and in college, will be in social ...
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The Silent Heart Attack You Didn’t Know You Had

When my Aunt Gert suffered a heart attack in her mid-70s, the examining doctor told her that it was not ...
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Steps to Prevent Dementia May Mean Taking Actual Steps

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Marijuana and Vaping: Shadowy Past, Dangerous Present

SAN FRANCISCO — For years, a divisive debate has raged in the United States over the health consequences of nicotine ...
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What to Know About the Landmark Opioid Trial Starting Monday

CLEVELAND — Two decades after the onset of an opioid epidemic that led to the deaths of 400,000 Americans, the ...
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U.S.A. Triathlon Embraces CBD

The sports industry’s embrace of cannabis products is continuing to evolve as U.S.A. Triathlon has become the first national governing ...
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Paul Polak, Entrepreneur for Those Living on $2 a Day, Dies at 86

Dr. Paul Polak, a former psychiatrist who became an entrepreneur and an inventor with a focus on helping the world’s ...
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Medical News Today: First-time evidence suggests that fat can accumulate in the lungs

A new study has found that fatty tissue can accumulate in the airways of people with obesity, possibly contributing to ...
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Dr. Bernard Fisher, Who Revolutionized Breast Cancer Treatment, Dies at 101

Dr. Bernard Fisher, a University of Pittsburgh surgeon whose research transformed the way breast cancer is treated, bringing an end ...
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Running With Donkeys

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Work and family demands may impact women’s heart health

Researchers believe that stress and cardiovascular health are linked in some way, but the association is not yet fully clear ...
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Medical News Today: Scientists may be getting closer to creating a universal flu vaccine

We already have vaccines that prevent influenza, but there is a catch. Specialists have to keep creating vaccines that target ...
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W.H.O. Continues Emergency Status for Ebola Outbreak in Congo

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is still a public health emergency and will be one for ...
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Dorothea Buck, 102, Dies; Nazi Victim and Voice for Mentally Ill

In March 1936, a week before Hitler’s troops reoccupied the Rhineland, violating the treaty that a defeated Germany had signed ...
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Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about essential oils

Essential oils are concentrated extracts of various plants. Practitioners use them in natural and alternative health practices, such as aromatherapy ...
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Medical News Today: Vegan keto diet: Everything you need to know

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Zantac Recall Widens as Sanofi Pulls Its Drug Over Carcinogen Fears

The French drug maker Sanofi said Friday that it was recalling the over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac in the United States ...
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Medical News Today: What is an echocardiogram?

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A ‘Menopause Champion’ at Work? Yes. You Also Get Paid Leave.

LONDON — A British broadcaster is prioritizing women’s health by rolling out a raft of measures to aid those dealing ...
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Judge Summons Drug C.E.O.s for Talks on Sweeping Opioid Settlement

CLEVELAND — A mayor of a small West Virginia city brought to its knees by opioids and representatives of large ...
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How Pending Decision on Obamacare Could Upend 2020 Campaign

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court in New Orleans is preparing a ruling on the Affordable Care Act that could ...
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Raising a Twinless Twin

The ultrasound technician places the wand on my daughter’s lower abdomen and moves it slowly across taut skin glistening with ...
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Death on an Airplane

The man is already dead. He is lying in the aisle of the airplane as my daughter trades off on ...
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Coming Out as Bipolar in Modern Love and Reliving It on TV

In her 2008 Modern Love essay “Take Me As I Am, Whoever I Am,” Terri Cheney, then an entertainment lawyer, ...
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Medical News Today: How does taurine affect the body?

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Juul Suspends Online Sales of Flavored E-Cigarettes

Juul Labs announced on Thursday that it would temporarily halt online sales of flavored e-cigarettes like mango, products the company ...
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Parents Should Limit Sports Participation for Children, Trainers Say

Too many children are risking injuries, even lifelong health problems, because they practice too intensively in a single sport, and ...
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Medical News Today: What is a neurologist?

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Born to Trot

We had a sick donkey and a ticking clock, so there wasn’t time to fool around. Our friend Tanya McKean, ...
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What to do if you cannot feel an IUD’s strings

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What to know about cramping and IUDs

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Can Personality Affect Dementia Risk?

Your personality in high school may help predict your risk of dementia decades later.Researchers reached this conclusion using a 150-item ...
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A Nazi Version of DDT Was Forgotten. Could It Help Fight Malaria?

What if, after the Allies won World War II, world health officials had employed a Nazi version of DDT against ...
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You’re Only as Old as You Feel

Not long ago, Stephanie Heller, a New Jersey realtor, was leaving her gym after a workout when she noticed a ...
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Starting Chemotherapy, When You’re Ready

First thing Monday morning my patient, a man in his early 60s, showed up to start chemotherapy. It had not ...
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Estrogen exposure may stave off cognitive decline in women

New research suggests that taking estrogen as part of hormone replacement therapy may help women fight off cognitive decline.Share on ...
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Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about parasite cleanses

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Drug Giants Pursuing $50 Billion Settlement of Opioid Cases

CLEVELAND — As a critical trial deadline bears down, lawyers for states and the three largest drug distributors in the ...
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Sutter Health to Settle Antitrust Lawsuit

A tentative settlement was announced on Wednesday in a case against Sutter Health, the sprawling hospital system in Northern California ...
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Medical News Today: What to know about peptides for health

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The China Connection: How One D.E.A. Agent Cracked a Global Fentanyl Ring

Around 3 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, Laura and Jason Henke awoke with a start at their home in ...
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Psoriasis Tied to Increased Cancer Risk

Having psoriasis is associated with an increased risk of cancer, a new review of studies concludes.Researchers, writing in JAMA Dermatology, ...
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Exercise Advice for Surviving Cancer, and Maybe Avoiding It

Even a little exercise may help people avoid and survive many types of cancer, according to new exercise guidelines released ...
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Is Celery Juice a Sham?

Celery juice has been seemingly everywhere: The murky green potion looks like water from an algae-filled pond, yet its disciples ...
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What Are the Benefits of CBD?

The CBD industry is flourishing, conservatively projected to hit $16 billion in the United States by 2025. Already, the plant ...
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Are There Benefits to Drinking Kombucha?

Kombucha is a fermented food, much like cultured yogurt, cheese, kefir, kimchi and sauerkraut. Traditionally a carbonated drink with live ...
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He Was Unbearably Itchy, but the Problem Wasn’t in His Skin

“I feel like my body has been taken over by aliens!” the thin 82-year-old man exclaimed. Dr. Melissa Iammatteo, the ...
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Medical News Today: What foods relieve nausea?

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Medical News Today: What to know about delirium

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Beverly Sackler, 95, Dies; Philanthropist and Purdue Pharma Director

Beverly Sackler, a philanthropist and matriarch of the family that owns Purdue Pharma, whose painkiller OxyContin has been blamed for ...
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A Young Man Nearly Lost His Life to Vaping

Gregory Rodriguez thought he had the flu when he went to the emergency room on Sept. 18, feeling feverish, nauseated ...
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What to know about third trimester weight gain

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Your Body Is a Wonderland

THE BODYA Guide for OccupantsBy Bill BrysonDuring the few moments it will take you to read this review, your body ...
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CBD or THC? Common Drug Test Can’t Tell the Difference

In June of 2018, Mark Pennington received troubling news from his ex-girlfriend, with whom he shared custody of their 2-year-old ...
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An Oncologist Asks When It’s Time to Say ‘Enough’

THE FIRST CELLAnd the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the LastBy Azra RazaThroughout my career as a neurosurgeon, I ...
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Improve Your Bedtime Routine With These Five Luxurious Tips

When my better angels are in charge of my schedule — instead of the insatiable gremlin that won’t get off ...
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Can Eating Red Fruits and Vegetables Lead to Healthier Sperm?

Can eating tomatoes improve sperm quality?In a randomized placebo-controlled trial, British researchers tested the effect on sperm of lycopene, a ...
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Medical News Today: What is an epinephrine injection?

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Medical News Today: What are blood cleansers, and do they work?

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Faced With a Drug Shortfall, Doctors Scramble to Treat Children With Cancer

A critical drug that serves as the backbone of treatment for most childhood cancers, including leukemias, lymphomas and brain tumors, ...
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How to treat pregnancy acne

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Rx for Doctors: Stop With the Urine Tests

It’s such a common routine in a doctor’s office or clinic or hospital that patients tend to comply without thinking: ...
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For ‘Erin Brockovich’ Fans, a David vs. Goliath Tale With a Twist

EXPOSUREPoisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer’s Twenty-Year Battle Against DuPontBy Robert Bilott with Tom Shroder Robert Bilott never set ...
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He Tried E-Cigarettes to Quit Smoking. Doctors Say Vaping Led to His Death.

OMAHA — In the spring, Kathleen Fimple buried her husband, John, and by the fall, she had reluctantly settled into ...
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Air Pollution Is Linked to Miscarriages in China, Study Finds

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You’re Swabbing a Dead Gorilla for Ebola. Then It Gets Worse.

The worst part of sampling a dead gorilla for Ebola, said Dr. William B. Karesh, is the flies.“You can imagine ...
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The Rings of Venus: How to Get Rid of Neck Wrinkles?

There are peculiar features of appearance that are inherent almost from birth. These also include the so-called rings of Venus ...
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Five Reasons the Diet Soda Myth Won’t Die

ImageCreditWilfredo Lee/Associated PressThere’s a decent chance you’ll be reading about diet soda studies until the day you die. (The odds ...
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Helping Teenagers Quit Vaping

For many years, my lead-in question with adolescents, after I asked the parent to leave the room at pediatric appointments, ...
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Staying on Guard Against Skin Cancer

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E-Cigarettes Went Unchecked in 10 Years of F.D.A. Inaction

In 2009, not long after Dr. Margaret Hamburg became commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, a package arrived at ...
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Your Paycheck May Impact Your Heart Health

Fluctuations in earnings may affect your heart health.Previous research has found that higher income is associated with lower rates of ...
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Medical News Today: Can simply naming vegetables differently increase healthful eating?

How do you encourage people to eat their greens? A new study shows that naming vegetable dishes with adjectives that ...
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Medical News Today: Exercise especially important for older people with heart disease

It is well-known that exercise is good for cardiac health, but older adults tend to fall through the cracks when ...
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Kipchoge’s Inspiring Marathon Run, Just in Time for Chicago

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Medical News Today: Slow walking speed in midlife linked with faster aging

New research finds that people who tend to walk more slowly at the age of 45 present with signs of ...
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Medical News Today: Can more vegetarian options tempt carnivores away from meat?

With climate change on people's minds and livestock farming in trouble for greenhouse gas emissions, many people see vegetarianism as ...
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Medical News Today: What are neurotransmitters?

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Judge Orders Pause in Opioid Litigation Against Purdue Pharma and Sacklers

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Citing mounting costs of litigation that are siphoning funds that could otherwise go to abate the ...
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Carlos Celdran, 46, Philippine Activist and Performance Artist, aDies

Carlos Celdran, a Philippine cultural activist and performance artist who received national attention for his dramatic protest against the Roman ...
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Medical News Today: Can bowel movements lead to weight loss?

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No Drop in Vaping Cases, C.D.C. Says

As illnesses and deaths linked to vaping continue to rise, health experts on Friday updated their advice to doctors on ...
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Does Your Toothbrush Have an App Yet?

When Theresa Gucciardo-Perry discovered a cracked crown in her mouth in April, she dreaded the idea of going to a ...
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Little Wished-for Deaths

The body of a tick encased in wax lies in a candle in my bathroom where I set it aflame ...
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Karli on ‘Sesame Street’ Reveals Her Mother’s Addiction Battle

“Sesame Street” is tackling yet another difficult topic: addiction.Sesame Workshop announced on Wednesday an effort to support children and families ...
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Vaping Illnesses Climb Upward, Nearing 1,300 With 27 Deaths

The outbreak of lung illnesses linked to vaping grew by more than 200 cases in a week, now totaling 1299, ...
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Medical News Today: What causes cysts on the penis?

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Bjorn Thorbjarnarson, Surgeon to Warhol and the Shah, Dies at 98

Bjorn Thorbjarnarson, a New York surgeon who famously treated the shah of Iran and Andy Warhol before becoming a central ...
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Sarah Ruhl, the Celebrated Playwright, Will Publish a Memoir

In 2010, the playwright Sarah Ruhl had just given birth to twins and was still in the maternity ward when ...
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A Virus in Koala DNA Shows Evolution in Action

Koalas have been running into hard times. They have suffered for years from habitat destruction, dog attacks, automobile accidents. But ...
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