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Trump Administration Blocks Funds for Planned Parenthood and Others Over Abortion Referrals

2 hours 31 min ago
The new rule would steer federal family planning funds under Title X to anti-abortion and faith based groups.

UnitedHealth Loses Case to the Health Venture Begun by Amazon, Berkshire-Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase

3 hours 54 min ago
A court battle over trade secrets highlighted how the Big Three corporations’ new unit is unnerving major insurers in the field.

Ask Well: Why Do We Yawn?

17 hours 7 min ago
Reading about yawning makes people yawn. You are probably yawning right now.

Japan Battles Worst Measles Outbreak in Years

17 hours 46 min ago
Since the beginning of the year, more than 160 people have contracted the virus, which was spread through a religious group and a Valentine’s Day gift fair.

Sackler Testimony Appears to Conflict With Federal Investigation

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 7:15pm
Publication of a sealed deposition by Richard Sackler of Purdue Pharma shows inconsistencies between his statements about OxyContin and evidence presented in a Justice Department report.

Matter: DNA Gets a New — and Bigger — Genetic Alphabet

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 2:00pm
DNA is spelled out with four letters, or bases. Researchers have now built a system with eight. It may hold clues to the potential for life elsewhere in the universe and could also expand our capacity to store digital data on Earth

Sepsis Is a Common Cause of Hospital Deaths

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 1:59pm
If you are concerned a loved one may have sepsis, seek care immediately, and ask the doctor, “Could it be sepsis?”

China Uses DNA to Track Its People, With the Help of American Expertise

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 1:07pm
The Chinese authorities turned to a Massachusetts company and a prominent Yale researcher as they built an enormous system of surveillance and control.

Norman Orentreich, Force Behind Hair Transplants, Dies at 96

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 12:39pm
In the 1950s, Dr. Orentreich took hair from the back of the head and planted it in the scalp, and lo, it grew. He also helped establish the Clinique skin-care line.

You Asked: What to Do When a Doctor’s Visit Is the Cause of Pain?

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 8:28am
Tips for dealing with pelvic pain during an OB-GYN exam.

What’s Covered Under Medicare? A New App May Leave You Still Wondering

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 5:00am
The “What’s Covered” app from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services aims to provide yes-or-no answers about what services are covered under traditional Medicare.

Living With Cancer: The Financial Toxicity of Illness

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 5:00am
While medicine transforms cancer into a chronic disease with which patients can live for an extended period of time, financial toxicity threatens to turn chronic, too.

U.S. Investigating Johnson & Johnson Over Baby Powder’s Safety

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 1:11am
The company said in a regulatory filing that it had received subpoenas from the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission related to its talc-based products.

Dr. Theodore Rubin, High-Profile Psychoanalyst, Is Dead at 95

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 7:16pm
Dr. Rubin was a public face of psychotherapy and a prolific author whose novel “Lisa and David” was the basis of the popular movie “David and Lisa.”

Teenagers Say Depression and Anxiety Are Major Issues Among Their Peers

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 6:55pm
A Pew Research Center survey found that teenagers across all demographic groups grapple with mental health issues.

The Medical Tech that Helps You When Your Doctor Can’t

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 5:30pm
A new breed of tech company wants to fill the gaps between you, your doctor and your health insurance.

Trilobites: Sleepless Flies Lived Long Lives. Why Not Us?

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 2:00pm
Flies deprived of sleep didn’t see reductions in their life spans. Does that mean we’ve got sleep deprivation all wrong?

Measles Outbreak: Your Questions Answered

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 5:00am
The disease was declared eliminated in 2000. So far this year, there have been more than 100 cases.

Legalize Pot? Amid Opioid Crisis, Some New Hampshire Leaders Say No Way

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 5:00am
While nearby states have pushed to legalize recreational pot, some people in New Hampshire are resisting. After opioids, they wonder why anyone would expand access to drugs.

Well : Loneliness Is Bad for Your Health. An App May Help.

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 5:00am
A specific approach to mindfulness may increase sociability.

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