Life-Changing Drugs Almost Nobody Can Afford

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In Defense of Sea Gulls: They’re Smart, and They Co-Parent, 50/50 All the Way

Here are three good things about gulls: They are devoted parents. Males share child care equally with females. That includes ...
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Significant Mother

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This Daily Pill Cut Heart Attacks by Half. Why Isn’t Everyone Getting It?

Giving people an inexpensive pill containing generic drugs that prevent heart attacks — an idea first proposed 20 years ago ...
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Medical News Today: What to know about gum boils

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Medical News Today: What causes numbness on the right side of the face?

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In Cuba, a ‘Hidden’ Zika Outbreak

A previously unknown outbreak of the Zika virus swept across Cuba in 2017, a year after the global health emergency ...
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What happens when you lose your virginity?

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Soap, Detergent and Even Laxatives Could Turbocharge a Battery Alternative

Living in a world with smartphones, laptops and cars powered by batteries means putting up with two things: waiting for ...
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How to Help Your Child Study

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The Emperor of All Maladies’ New Clothes

The conventional pants had been replaced by pull-up leggings long ago, but now the blouses wouldn’t close. Except for a ...
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Overcoming Fear of Flying in the Bumpy Skies

Lately, at airport gates and security lines, I’m increasingly hearing other frequent fliers share stories of spilled coffee and sudden ...
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Medical News Today: What to know about a pimple on the finger

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Medical News Today: What to know about leaky gut syndrome

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Their Mothers Chose Donor Sperm. The Doctors Used Their Own.

Growing up in Nacogdoches, Tex., Eve Wiley learned at age 16 that she had been conceived through artificial insemination with ...
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Opioid Treatment Is Used Vastly More in States That Expanded Medicaid

States that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act have seen a much bigger increase in prescriptions for a medication ...
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Can essential oils ease endometriosis symptoms?

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How Medicine Became the Stealth Family-Friendly Profession

Britni Hebert was chief resident, on track for a career in the highly demanding field of oncology, when she found ...
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Through my eyes: Breast implant illness

"I feel like I'm being poisoned." I will never forget the night I told my parents that I thought my ...
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Exercise May Boost Mood for Women With Depression. Having a Coach May Help.

For women with serious depression, a single session of exercise can change the body and mind in ways that might ...
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How Many Steps Should You Take a Day?

Humans, once in constant motion as hunters and gatherers, are moving less than ever. At first, this trend seemed like ...
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Touch Football, Sold as Safer, Now Requires a Helmet

COLLEGE STATION, Tex. — On a steamy afternoon in June, Jim Poynter, the coach of the 7-on-7 touch football team ...
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Is endometriosis an autoimmune disease?

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Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about broken ribs

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Medical News Today: What is the best diet for leaky gut syndrome?

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Yeast infection after sex: What to know

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Recurring Urinary Tract Infections Vex Readers

The rise of drug-resistant urinary tract infections has been particularly burdensome for the significant subset of people who suffer from ...
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Cancer more common in females with severe sleep apnea

Some studies have identified links between sleep apnea and cancer. Now, new research reveals that rates of cancer are higher ...
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The Keto Diet Is Popular, but Is It Good for You?

Low-carbohydrate diets have fallen in and out of favor since before the days of Atkins. But now an even stricter ...
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Butterflies and the Salt of the Earth

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Medical News Today: Can a person catch cystic fibrosis from someone else?

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Causes and treatments for a period that won’t stop

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Medical News Today: Earwax color chart: What to know

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What to know about the IUD for endometriosis

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Planned Parenthood Withdraws From Title X Funding

Planned Parenthood will withdraw from Title X, the federal family planning program, rather than comply with a new Trump administration ...
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The Thick Gray Line: Forest Elephants Defend Against Climate Change

Poaching destabilizes nations, disrupts ecosystems and threatens biodiversity. A recent study suggests still another consequence: Some types of poaching may ...
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Why Warning Pregnant Women Not to Drink Can Backfire

In many areas of health policy, the best of intentions can lead to more harm than good. Such is the ...
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Premature Babies Lag in Vaccinations

Many premature babies, who are at increased risk for vaccine-preventable diseases, are not getting their vaccinations on time. Researchers in ...
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Flavonoids in Plants May Help Protect Against Major Killers

Consuming flavonoids, a large class of nutrients found in plant foods, may reduce the risk for cancer and cardiovascular death ...
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Developing New Guidelines on Lyme Disease

For all of you with strong opinions and relevant experiences regarding Lyme disease, the public comment period on the 2019 ...
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Getting the Right Care for Painful Autoimmune Conditions

Beth Uffner, an avid tennis player, developed an aching pain first in her legs, then in her shoulders that got ...
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A Nun, a Doctor and a Lawyer — and Deep Regret Over the Nation’s Handling of Opioids

PENNINGTON GAP, Va. — Years before there was an opioid epidemic in America, Sister Beth Davies knew it was coming ...
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No Pre-Reading, No Rehearsing: How ‘The Weekly’ Kept Its Recreation of Historic Opioid Testimony Authentic

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Medical News Today: Intense light may boost heart health

A novel use of intense light therapy may help decrease the tissue damage experienced during heart attacks, reveals new research ...
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Medical News Today: Alzheimer’s: Death of key brain cells causes daytime sleepiness

Extreme daytime sleepiness is often a top symptom of Alzheimer's disease but what, exactly, causes it? New research finally brings ...
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The Long Road to Injury Recovery

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Medical News Today: The power of electromagnetic energy on breast cancer cells

Cancer's ability to spread throughout the body can turn a curable case into an aggressive and sometimes fatal one. A ...
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‘The Last Ocean’ Considers Dementia in All Its Uncertainty

The first, startling epigraph in Nicci Gerrard’s new book, “The Last Ocean,” comes from Emily Dickinson: “Abyss has no Biographer.” ...
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Medical News Today: Diabetes overtreatment seriously endangers health

People with diabetes, particularly those with type 1 diabetes, may have an increased risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) if ...
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Spraying Antibiotics to Fight Citrus Scourge Doesn’t Help, Study Finds

When the Environmental Protection Agency approved the spraying of certain antibiotics three years ago to fight a deadly bacterial infection ...
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Medical News Today: How to use essential oils for scars

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Medical News Today: What can cause rectal pain?

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Older People Need Rides. Why Aren’t They Using Uber and Lyft?

Martin Gerstell treasures his Thursday morning volunteer stint at the National Gallery of Art, where he fields questions at the ...
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Can a yeast infection cause bleeding?

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A Secret Opioid Memo That Could Have Slowed an Epidemic

Episode 10: ‘The Memo’ Producer/Director John Pappas A confidential government document containing evidence so critical it had the potential to ...
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For ‘Diagnosis’ Show, Dr. Lisa Sanders Lets Times Readers Around the World Join in the Detective Work

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Getting to the Root of Hair Loss

Have there been any links between Mirena IUDs and hair thinning or falling out? I am experiencing this and am ...
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What is the G-spot, and where is it?

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Ebola Outbreak Spreads to 3rd Province in Eastern Congo

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — Congo said on Friday that its yearlong Ebola outbreak had spread to a third ...
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How Payal Kadakia Danced Her Way to a $600 Million Start-Up

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Nurturing an Autistic Son’s Spiritual Life

One Friday night several months ago, my younger son, Mickey, was flipping channels in search of his favorite station, the ...
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Medical News Today: Why have my toes turned red?

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The F.D.A.’s New Cigarette Warnings Are Disturbing. See for Yourself.

WASHINGTON — The corpse is gone. So are the grief-stricken woman, the rotting teeth and the man struggling to smoke ...
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Medical News Today: How to improve your memory: 8 techniques to try

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New York Subpoenas Banks and Financial Advisers for Sackler Records

The New York state attorney general has begun issuing subpoenas to 33 financial institutions and investment advisers with ties to ...
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The Challenges of Home Dialysis

Mary Epp awoke from a deep sleep to the shrill sound of her dialysis machine’s alarm. Something was wrong. It ...
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The New Cigarette Warnings Are Disturbing. See for Yourself.

WASHINGTON — The corpse is gone. So are the grief-stricken woman, the man struggling to smoke despite a hole in ...
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Women no better at multitasking than men, study finds

New research has revealed that gender makes no difference in a person's ability to multitask.Women are no better at multitasking ...
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Moral Distress in Neurosurgery

My patient had arrived from another hospital in the middle of the night. He was a wiry older man, restless ...
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Why Do We Hiccup?

Maybe it was because when the waiter asked, “Still or sparkling?” you chose sparkling. It could have also been that ...
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Zulresso (brexanolone)

FDA warning: Severe sedation and loss of consciousness This drug has a boxed warning. A boxed warning is the most ...
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Scientists Discover New Cure for the Deadliest Strain of Tuberculosis

TSAKANE, South Africa — When she joined a trial of new tuberculosis drugs, the dying young woman weighed just 57 ...
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Lead Crisis in Newark Grows, as Bottled Water Distribution Is Bungled

NEWARK — A growing crisis over lead contamination in drinking water gripped Newark on Wednesday as tens of thousands of ...
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Dozens of Young People Hospitalized for Breathing and Lung Problems After Vaping

Nearly three dozen young people have been hospitalized around the country in recent weeks for severe respiratory problems after vaping ...
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Medical News Today: Can itchy armpits be a sign of cancer?

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How do vaginal bacteria naturally protect against chlamydia?

New research reveals, for the first time, how certain bacteria in the vagina and cervix prime cells to defend against ...
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How to Get Rid of Pigmentation & Dark Spots?

At all times, smooth and radiant skin and even complexion without pigmentation spots have been considered symbols of youth and ...
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Football May Take a Toll on the Brain, Even Without Concussions

After a season of college football, portions of players’ brains can show worrying signs of damage, even if they did ...
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Drinking Bleach Won’t Cure Cancer or Anything Else, F.D.A. Says

The Food and Drug Administration was dragged into the online world of medical misinformation this week, telling consumers not to ...
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Dr. John Hansen, Who Made Marrow Transplants Safer, Dies at 76

Dr. John A. Hansen, an immunologist whose pioneering research made bone marrow transplants safer and vastly expanded the pool of ...
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‘Juul-alikes’ Are Filling Shelves With Sweet, Teen-Friendly Nicotine Flavors

The purveyors of Strawberry Milk, Peach Madness and Froopy (tastes like Froot Loops) e-cigarette pods are having a very good ...
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Medical News Today: What are the best ways to cut an ingrown toenail?

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Medical News Today: Survival and chemotherapy success rates for various cancers

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Screen All Adult Patients for Drug Abuse, National Panel Urges

A national panel of health experts recommended on Tuesday that doctors screen all adult patients for illicit drug use, including ...
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Why Sexually Transmitted Infections Can’t Shake Their Stigma

As an obstetrician and gynecologist, I get a lot of panicked calls and direct messages on social media — sometimes ...
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Vitamin D During Pregnancy May Improve Dental Health of Babies

Women who take large doses of vitamin D during pregnancy may be giving their children a lower risk of dental ...
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Ads Pitching CBD as a Cure-All Are Everywhere. Oversight Hasn’t Kept Up.

Scientists at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va., were concerned when a young man contacted their department last year complaining ...
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How to Reduce Exposure to Air Pollution

Hot summer days can bring spikes in air pollution, as traffic exhaust and other emissions bake in the sun. Scientists ...
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Advice to My College Freshman

Any parent with an ounce of self-knowledge will agree that parenting is a multi-decade exercise in recalibration. In our house ...
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What to know about birth control nausea

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Medical News Today: Can receding gums grow back? What to know

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Medical News Today: What to know about ingrown toenail surgery

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Two New Ebola Treatments Prove Highly Effective in Congo Epidemic

Two experimental treatments to treat Ebola infection work so well that they will now be offered to all patients in ...
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Eating Red Meat Tied to Increased Breast Cancer Risk

Researchers report that eating red meat is associated with an increased risk for breast cancer, and eating white meat with ...
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Is Your Sleep Cycle Out of Sync? It May Be Genetic

Early to bed, early to rise — a fine plan for a dairy farmer who has to get up long ...
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Most Important Things You Need in a Relationship

Regardless of how long your relationship with your partner lasts, there are several important aspects that will help you get ...
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The Impact of Racism on Children’s Health

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In Echo of Flint Lead Crisis, Newark Offers Bottled Water

For more than a year, Newark officials denied the city had a widespread lead problem with its drinking water. Then, ...
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Medical News Today: Physical fitness may help prevent depression, anxiety

Although there is evidence that exercise can boost mental health, scientists know less about whether physical fitness can prevent the ...
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Medical News Today: Replacing ‘beef with chicken’ could reduce breast cancer risk

Researchers, using data from more than 40,000 women, conclude that eating red meat is associated with an increased risk of ...
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