Ex-Nurse Convicted in Fatal Medication Error Gets Probation

A former nurse whose medication error killed a patient in Tennessee was sentenced to three years of probation on Friday, ...
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Startups Prescribing A.D.H.D Drugs on TikTok Raise Diagnosis Concerns

Buzzy start-ups promising easy access to mental health medication found an eager market on social media. Should anyone be looking ...
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How to Stop Snoring: Solutions and Remedies

This sleep-disrupting problem can be caused by a variety of things, but experts say there are ways to find relief ...
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The Tick That Causes a Meat Allergy Is on the Move

More than 34,000 people in the United States have tested positive for alpha-gal syndrome, according to a 2021 paper. A ...
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In South Korea, ‘Ghost Surgeries’ Lead to Cameras in Hospitals

In May of last year, video footage emerged from a spinal clinic, Incheon 21st Century Hospital, that showed nursing assistants ...
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North Korea Says 6 Dead as Covid-19 Spreads at an ‘Explosive’ Rate

​SEOUL — The coronavirus has been spreading across North Korea “at an explosive rate” since late last month, killing six ...
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What Your Dog’s Behavior Means

Dogs are “really good at reading our emotions,” says one expert. But we’re not so good at reading theirs ...
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At Biden’s Summit, Other Nations Pledge Billions to Bolster Pandemic Response

There were some proverbial elephants in the room: China’s ongoing Covid crisis and the war in Ukraine were not discussed ...
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Weekly Health Quiz: Baby Formula, Back Pain and V.R. Therapy

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Understand the U.S. Baby Formula Shortage

A nationwide shortage of baby formula, caused by several overlapping problems, has left many parents concerned about how they will ...
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North Korea Reports Its First Covid Cases

If North Korea fails to bring the outbreak under control, it “could face a serious food crisis and the kind ...
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Moderna Vaccine Provokes Strong Immune Response in Children 6 to 11

Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine elicits a strong immune response in children aged 6 to 11, researchers reported on Wednesday — another ...
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Overdose Deaths Continue Rising, With Fentanyl and Meth Key Culprits

Across Alaska, Dr. Zink said, fentanyl kills many overdose victims before bystanders or emergency responders can revive them with naloxone, ...
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Common Medications Can Prolong Back Pain When Overused, Study Says

The researchers also replicated the findings in mice, compressing the animals’ sciatic nerves to produce back and leg pain or ...
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Shows About Abortion Surface a Stark Divide

A publicist for “Oh Gosnell” said that the creation of the play was inspired by Leiby’s comic monologue. “They laugh ...
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Spinal Fluid From Young Mice Sharpened Memories of Older Rodents

When she was successful, Dr. Iram said, the result was about 10 microliters of cerebrospinal fluid — roughly one-fifth of ...
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I’ve Always Struggled With My Weight. Losing It Didn’t Mean Winning.

A diet app helped me shed my extra Covid pounds — and reminded me that I’m still the same old ...
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Gun Deaths Surged During the Pandemic’s First Year, the C.D.C. Reports

“We have two things together: the trauma of the past two years, and the mental health crisis that came out ...
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How Are Abortion Restrictions Affecting Medical Training? Tell Us.

With at least 22 states poised to drastically limit or end abortion procedures if Roe v. Wade is overturned, how ...
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How Ben Got His Penis

When Bluebond-Langner started her rounds, she says, older surgeons warned, “Be careful what you’re known for.” Unheeding, she started assembling ...
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The Feminist Case for Breast Reduction

When I told her the story for the first time, I stood in a warm bath as steam rose around ...
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Los teléfonos celulares afectan nuestra salud física

Los especialistas están recibiendo más pacientes con molestias en las articulaciones de las manos, el cuello, los hombros y la ...
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Pediatricians Hold the Front Lines of a Mental Health Crisis

How Matt Richtel spoke to adolescents and their parents for this series In mid-April, I was speaking to the mother ...
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Former Heads of State Call on U.S. to Commit $5 Billion for Global Covid Aid

Global health officials are increasingly concerned about what many are calling “Covid fatigue,” as world leaders deal with crises like ...
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Fortalece los músculos sin salir de casa

Con un poco de creatividad, un juego de bandas elásticas puede ser tan eficaz como un gimnasio lleno de pesas ...
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Sizing Up the Decisions of Older Adults

During a recent Zoom conference call, four Adult Protective Services workers from California, using a tool called the Interview for ...
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Medication Abortions Are Increasing: What They Are and Where Women Get Them

Taking pills to end a pregnancy accounts for a growing share of abortions in the United States, both legal and ...
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Her Rash Wouldn’t Go Away, and the Itch Was Ruining Her Life

Just Give Me the Steroids!A week later, Kahwash received an email from the woman through his patient portal. She was ...
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A Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage Is Getting Worse

The manufacturer of Ashley Hernandez’s preferred baby formula for her two girls said it was out of stock on its ...
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Hundreds of Suicidal Teens Sleep in Emergency Rooms. Every Night.

Absent that option, emergency rooms have taken up the slack. A recent study of 88 pediatric hospitals around the country ...
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Seeking Covid Pills, Poor Nations Fear Repeat of AIDS Crisis

The cost to UNICEF of Paxlovid — including Pfizer’s insistence that UNICEF keep how much it pays confidential — remains ...
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Así es como el amor cambia el cerebro

En su nuevo libro, la neurocientífica Stephanie Cacioppo indaga en el romance, la pérdida y la conexión humana mientras relata ...
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Officials Warn of Fake Adderall Pills After Two College Students Die

The police said two Ohio State University students died in apparent drug overdoses this week as health officials warned that ...
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Dr. Morton Mower, Inventor of Lifesaving Heart Device, Dies at 89

Morton Mower, an entrepreneurial cardiologist who helped invent an implantable defibrillator that has saved many lives by returning potentially fatal ...
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How Many Close Friends Do You Need in Adulthood?

Social circles were shrinking even before the pandemic. Here’s what the science says about the number of close friendships we ...
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Roe v. Wade and Birth Control: What to Know About Access and Options

IUDsWomen’s health experts consider intrauterine devices, or IUDs, to be among the most effective forms of birth control, in part ...
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C.D.C. Is Investigating 109 Cases of Hepatitis in Children, Including 5 Deaths

The deaths of five children and what may be an unusual group of more than 100 hepatitis cases in young ...
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Virtual Reality Therapy Could Give Relief to Seniors

Some care facilities are giving older adults a way to visit their pasts to boost their well-being ...
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What to Know About Disinfecting and Cleaning Surfaces

A science-based guide for fellow germaphobes ...
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Sheldon Krimsky, Who Warned of Profit Motive in Science, Dies at 80

Sheldon Krimsky, a leading scholar of environmental ethics who explored issues at the nexus of science, ethics and biotechnology, and ...
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Weekly Health Quiz: Abortion, Cigarette Bans and Weight Loss Drugs

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Can Covid Lead to Impotence?

For a respiratory disease, Covid-19 causes some peculiar symptoms. It can diminish the senses of smell and taste, leave patients ...
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How Working Parents Can Spot Signs of Burnout

Dr. Yen also noted other red flags that are specific to parental burnout, like feeling angry or resentful about having ...
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Signs of an Animal Virus Discovered in Man Who Received a Pig’s Heart

Traces of a virus known to infect pigs were found in a 57-year-old Maryland man who survived for two months ...
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Death Toll During Pandemic Far Exceeds Totals Reported by Countries, W.H.O. Says

“It’s natural to miss some of the Covid deaths,” said Dr. Bhramar Mukherjee, a professor of biostatistics at the University ...
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La pandemia ha sido dura con nuestros pies

Muchos especialistas han detectado un incremento en las lesiones en los pies, luego de la inactividad del encierro. Aquí hay ...
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Abortion Pills Will Be the Next Battleground in a Post-Roe America

As conservative states began passing more laws restricting access to surgical abortions, more patients opted for pills, especially because they ...
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The Fight Over Abortion History

Mary Ziegler, the author of several books on the history of abortion (and a critic of the draft decision), said ...
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Few Transgender Children Change Their Minds After 5 Years, Study Finds

Young children who transition to a new gender with social changes — taking on new names, pronouns, haircuts and clothing ...
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Abortion Restrictions Could Jeopardize Women With High-Risk Pregnancies

Some political and cultural events set off a cascade of emails from brands — sneaker, makeup and food companies telling ...
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The Vanishing Variants: Lessons from Gamma, Iota and Mu

In early 2021, scientists in Colombia discovered a worrisome new coronavirus variant. This variant, eventually known as Mu, had several ...
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Biogen C.E.O. to Step Down Following Launch of Alzheimer’s Drug, Aduhelm

Biogen said on Tuesday that it would replace its chief executive and effectively give up on marketing a high-profile Alzheimer’s ...
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What Scientists Know About the Unusual Hepatitis Cases in Children

Where have the new cases been reported?In early April, Britain became the first country to notify the W.H.O. of a ...
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Testing Positive for the Coronavirus Overseas: What You Need to Know

I’m positive! Do I need to self-isolate or quarantine?If you test positive, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends ...
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Why Do I Feel Sick Before My Period?

Researchers don’t fully understand the menstrual cycle’s effects on the immune system, but experts say there are reasons some may ...
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Deadly Venom From Spiders and Snakes May Also Cure What Ails You

TUCSON, Ariz. — In a small room in a building at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, the invertebrate keeper, Emma Califf, ...
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He Spurred a Revolution in Psychiatry. Then He ‘Disappeared.’

On the second day of the annual convention of the American Psychiatric Association in 1972, something extraordinary happened.While the assembled ...
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¿El azúcar y los carbohidratos causan dolor de cabeza?

Lo que pensamos sobre los alimentos que desencadenan las migrañas y otros tipos de dolores de cabeza puede estar equivocado, ...
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Loss of Pandemic Aid Stresses Hospitals That Treat the Uninsured

“It’s horrible,” he said.Dr. Philip Elizondo, his orthopedic colleague, said the hospital had to cancel minor surgeries for health problems ...
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Fuad El-Hibri, Who Led a Troubled Vaccine Maker, Dies at 64

“The cross-contamination incident is unacceptable,” he said, “period.”About 60 million additional doses were found to be contaminated in June.Fuad El-Hibri ...
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How to Stay Calm Like a Monk

Shunmyo Masuno offers his advice ...
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Philip J. Hilts, 74, Dies; Reporter Exposed a Big-Tobacco Cover-up

Philip J. Hilts, who as a science reporter for The New York Times in 1994 exposed a tobacco company’s decades-long ...
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F.D.A. Sets Aside June for Potential Decisions on Vaccines for Children Under 5

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration laid out a tentative timetable on Friday for deciding whether to authorize a ...
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Patients Taking Experimental Obesity Drug Lost More Than 50 Pounds, Maker Claims

An experimental drug has enabled people with obesity or who are overweight to lose about 22.5 percent of their body ...
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How Phone Use Can Hurt Your Joints and Neck

Health providers say they are seeing more patients than ever with pain and joint ailments in their hands, necks, shoulders ...
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F.D.A. Moves to Ban Sales of Menthol Cigarettes

Public health advocates have long sought a menthol ban. When the landmark Tobacco Control Act passed in 2009, giving the ...
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How to Get Covid Treatments in New York City

Covid-19 treatments are widely available to at-risk New Yorkers, but many who could benefit from them may not even be ...
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They’re All Good Dogs, and It Has Nothing to Do With Their Breed

Retrievers that don’t retrieve and Papillons that point are all possible because the genes that shape dog behavior predate modern ...
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Backlash Erupts as N.Y.U. Weighs Hiring Scientist Accused of Harassment

Graduate students, faculty and alumni from New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine staged a walkout Wednesday to protest a ...
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Weekly Health Quiz: Hepatitis Symptoms, Migraine Triggers and Medicare

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Medicare Advantage Plans Often Deny Needed Care, Federal Report Finds

Every year, tens of thousands of people enrolled in private Medicare Advantage plans are denied necessary care that should be ...
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Climate Change Will Accelerate Viral Spillovers, Study Finds

Over the next 50 years, climate change will drive thousands of viruses to jump from one species of mammal to ...
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Tener covid es confuso. Este es un plan para superar la enfermedad

Tener covid puede ser una experiencia extremadamente confusa. Pero puedes elaborar un plan para superar el curso de la enfermedad ...
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The Coronavirus Has Infected More Than Half of Americans, the C.D.C. Reports

Sixty percent of Americans, including 75 percent of children, had been infected with the coronavirus by February, federal health officials ...
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Lawmakers Dismiss McKinsey’s Apology on Opioid Crisis as ‘Empty’

The top executive at McKinsey & Company, appearing on Wednesday for the first time before Congress to answer for the ...
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Which Animal Viruses Could Infect People? Computers Are Racing to Find Out.

Colin Carlson, a biologist at Georgetown University, has started to worry about mousepox.The virus, discovered in 1930, spreads among mice, ...
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The Drive to Vaccinate the World Against Covid Is Losing Steam

In the middle of last year, the World Health Organization began promoting an ambitious goal, one it said was essential ...
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Do Vaccines Protect Against Long Covid?

As the pandemic enters its third year, long Covid has emerged as an increasingly important concern. And many people are ...
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Can Virtual Reality Help Ease Chronic Pain?

Woolf was conducting his own experiment in Wall’s lab, applying painful stimuli to rats’ hind legs. The animals developed large ...
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What We Lose Communicating Through Text in a Pandemic

She has bilateral pneumonia and acute respiratory distress. The doctors explain her inflammation to me as a “cytokine storm” that ...
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Who Helped End the Travel Mask Mandate?

She gave an interview to The Daily Show in 2014, claiming vaccines are “full of toxins.” The title of the ...
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‘It’s Life or Death’: The Mental Health Crisis Among U.S. Teens

How the reporter Matt Richtel spoke to adolescents and parents for this series In mid-April, I was speaking to the ...
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Covid Outbreak in Beijing Prompts Order for Nearly Citywide Testing

The outbreak in Beijing is another blow to the already stumbling Chinese economy. Waves of selling hit the Shanghai and ...
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Pulling Back the Curtain on Race and Health Care

Visionaries is a limited series that looks at figures who are trying to transform the way we live.Dr. Rachel Hardeman’s ...
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Mask Ruling Underscores Deep Split in Attitudes

Wearing masks during the pandemic has long been a divisive issue in the United States. And now that a federal ...
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Review: ‘Silent Invasion’ Is Deborah Birx’s Story of Trump’s Covid Response

SILENT INVASION: The Untold Story of the Trump Administration, Covid-19, and Preventing the Next Pandemic Before It’s Too LateBy Deborah ...
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Michael F. Neidorff, 79, Dies; His Company Was an Obamacare Stalwart

When state officials and government regulators were concerned that some counties in the United States would be left without a ...
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Pfizer Says Booster Strengthens Immune Response for Children 5 to 11

Several hundred children ages 5 to 11 have died of Covid since the pandemic began, according to the Centers for ...
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Masks Stay On: C.D.C. Keeps the Mandate on Planes

“It’s low, but there is no zero risk situation on an airplane,” said Dr. Aisha Khatib, the chair of a ...
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With a Few Jokes, Biden and Obama Revisit the ‘Good Old Days’

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama returned to the White House on Tuesday, the first visit he had made since ...
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House Passes Bill to Limit Cost of Insulin to $35 a Month

The pharmaceutical industry opposed the drug price regulations in the social spending and climate legislation, but it has not vocally ...
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F.D.A. Rushed a Drug for Preterm Births. Did It Put Speed Over Science?

By the time Brittany Bonds gave birth to her third son in the back of an ambulance 10 weeks before ...
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Can You Apply Body Lotion on Your Face?

What is the difference between face cream and body cream? After all, it may seem so convenient to use a ...
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The Morning at Night: A Virtual Event on Ukraine and Covid

New York Times senior writer David Leonhardt led a virtual event bringing to life the breadth and depth of The ...
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In Texas, Biden Says New Legislation Could Expand Benefits for Burn Pit Victims

WASHINGTON — President Biden called on Tuesday for the broad expansion of health benefits for veterans, particularly those who fell ...
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In Symbolic Vote, Senate Rejects Vaccine Mandate for Health Workers

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted on Wednesday to roll back President Biden’s vaccine mandate for health care workers at federally ...
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Will Rice Water Make Your Hair Grow Faster?

Tiktok puzzled everyone with a new interesting trend again, which is the use of rice water for hair care, as ...
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F.D.A. Delays Review of Pfizer’s Covid Vaccine for Children Under 5

Norman W. Baylor, a former director of the F.D.A.’s vaccines office, said the agency had been “reactionary” on a highly ...
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Bob Saget’s Autopsy Report Describes Severe Skull Fractures

Some neurosurgeons said that it would be unusual for a typical fall to cause Mr. Saget’s set of fractures — ...
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