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Counselors are starting earlier than usual to encourage enrollment in Obamacare, even as the Trump administration works against them.
Counselors are starting earlier than usual to encourage enrollment in Obamacare, even as the Trump administration works against them.
Author: ABBY GOODNOUGH
Posted: 20-08-2017
Limiting access to guns, avoiding the glamorization of suicide and keeping teenagers connected would all help.
Limiting access to guns, avoiding the glamorization of suicide and keeping teenagers connected would all help.
Author: AARON E. CARROLL
Posted: 20-08-2017
Patients often don’t recall what was said in the doctor’s office. Should you record the visit to review later?
Patients often don’t recall what was said in the doctor’s office. Should you record the visit to review later?
Author: PAULA SPAN
Posted: 18-08-2017
A handful of walnuts may trigger parts of the brain that make us feel satiated.
A handful of walnuts may trigger parts of the brain that make us feel satiated.
Author: NICHOLAS BAKALAR
Posted: 18-08-2017
Black women are less likely to nurse their babies than whites and Hispanics. Organizations are trying to change that, both online and in person.
Black women are less likely to nurse their babies than whites and Hispanics. Organizations are trying to change that, both online and in person.
Author: SHANNON SHELTON MILLER
Posted: 18-08-2017
Heavy metals and BPA can be detected in sweat. But whether tiny amounts of chemicals present a health concern is unknown.
Heavy metals and BPA can be detected in sweat. But whether tiny amounts of chemicals present a health concern is unknown.
Author: KAREN WEINTRAUB
Posted: 18-08-2017
Suicide rates are higher in rural counties, according to a new study, and the reason is firearm use by men.
Suicide rates are higher in rural counties, according to a new study, and the reason is firearm use by men.
Author: NICHOLAS BAKALAR
Posted: 17-08-2017
Dr. Diamond, a neuroscientist, challenged the long-held assumption that the brain is a static and unchangeable entity and examined Albert Einstein’s.
Dr. Diamond, a neuroscientist, challenged the long-held assumption that the brain is a static and unchangeable entity and examined Albert Einstein’s.
Author: WILLIAM GRIMES
Posted: 17-08-2017
The Modi government has been sharply criticized after children died when a vendor cut off oxygen supplies for lack of payment.
The Modi government has been sharply criticized after children died when a vendor cut off oxygen supplies for lack of payment.
Author: JEFFREY GETTLEMAN and HARI KUMAR
Posted: 17-08-2017
Aledade, a tech start-up, is working to reduce health care costs while improving care. The results are on view at two medical practices in southeast Kansas.
Aledade, a tech start-up, is working to reduce health care costs while improving care. The results are on view at two medical practices in southeast Kansas.
Author: FARHAD MANJOO
Posted: 16-08-2017
Research that studied semen samples from nearly 43,000 men from 50 countries detected a sharp downward trend that is provoking broad health concerns.
Research that studied semen samples from nearly 43,000 men from 50 countries detected a sharp downward trend that is provoking broad health concerns.
Author: MAYA SALAM
Posted: 16-08-2017
Working out during a language class amplifies an adult’s ability to memorize, retain and understand new vocabulary.
Working out during a language class amplifies an adult’s ability to memorize, retain and understand new vocabulary.
Author: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS
Posted: 16-08-2017
Human behavior researchers offer four reasons why it's worth experiencing totality in a large group, even if the toilets overflow.
Human behavior researchers offer four reasons why it's worth experiencing totality in a large group, even if the toilets overflow.
Author: HEATHER MURPHY
Posted: 16-08-2017
If President Trump makes good on his promise to “let Obamacare implode,” premiums for the most popular plans would rise about 20 percent next year.
If President Trump makes good on his promise to “let Obamacare implode,” premiums for the most popular plans would rise about 20 percent next year.
Author: ROBERT PEAR and THOMAS KAPLAN
Posted: 16-08-2017
With an announcement in Nevada, a market that the president said was set to “implode” shows yet more signs of health.
With an announcement in Nevada, a market that the president said was set to “implode” shows yet more signs of health.
Author: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ
Posted: 15-08-2017
A German-born medical missionary who discovered her life’s calling by chance was hailed as “the Mother Teresa of Pakistan.”
A German-born medical missionary who discovered her life’s calling by chance was hailed as “the Mother Teresa of Pakistan.”
Author: SAM ROBERTS
Posted: 15-08-2017
The fewer hours of sleep a child got, the greater the risk of a higher B.M.I. and insulin resistance.
The fewer hours of sleep a child got, the greater the risk of a higher B.M.I. and insulin resistance.
Author: NICHOLAS BAKALAR
Posted: 15-08-2017
In the rush to get back in the game, we may short-circuit the rehabilitation needed to allow an injured joint to heal fully.
In the rush to get back in the game, we may short-circuit the rehabilitation needed to allow an injured joint to heal fully.
Author: JANE E. BRODY
Posted: 14-08-2017
The outbreak, spreading rapidly since it began in April, has killed about 2,000 Yemenis, the World Health Organization said on Monday.
The outbreak, spreading rapidly since it began in April, has killed about 2,000 Yemenis, the World Health Organization said on Monday.
Author: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
Posted: 14-08-2017