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French Patient in Right-to-Die Dispute Is Taken Off Life Support

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 7:32am
Vincent Lambert was left in a vegetative state after a 2008 car accident. His family has been split over whether to let doctors stop artificially feeding and hydrating him.

The Checkup: Is ‘Digital Addiction’ a Real Threat to Kids?

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 5:00am
Think of screens as something to handle in moderation, like food, rather than something without any healthy place in our lives, like heroin, experts say.

The New Health Care: Is Our Health Care Spending Worth It?

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 5:00am
Putting a price on longevity or well-being is tricky, but not impossible.

Personal Health: Millions Take Gabapentin for Pain. But There’s Scant Evidence It Works.

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 4:17am
“There is very little data to justify how these drugs are being used and why they should be in the top 10 in sales,” a researcher said.

What Does It Really Mean to Be 6 Weeks Pregnant?

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:26am
So-called ‘heartbeat’ legislation restricting abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy has started a conversation about when most women actually learn that they’re pregnant.

Maternity Leave for Sponsored Runners

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:00am
A video about female runners losing their pay and health insurance if they are pregnant sends ripples through the running world.

In Cities Where It Once Reigned, Heroin Is Disappearing

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 5:00am
The rise of the more potent fentanyl in its place has put a generation of older users, who had managed their addiction, at far greater risk of overdose.

Deadly Germs, Lost Cures: Citrus Farmers Facing Deadly Bacteria Turn to Antibiotics, Alarming Health Officials

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 9:27pm
In its decision to approve two drugs for orange and grapefruit trees, the E.P.A. largely ignored objections from the C.D.C. and the F.D.A., which fear that expanding their use in cash crops could fuel antibiotic resistance in humans.

A Rare Genetic Mutation Leads to Cancer. The Fix May Already Be in the Drugstore.

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 2:42pm
A common dietary supplement may help overcome mutations in the Pten gene. Should patients take it?

U.S. Birthrate Drops 4th Year in a Row, Possibly Echoing the Great Recession

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 5:00am
The birthrate hit a 32-year low and the fertility rate reached a record low in 2018, bringing the United States more in line with other wealthy countries.

Cystic Fibrosis Patients Turn to Experimental Phage Therapy

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 5:00am
Microphage therapy has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, but there is growing interest in the treatment for cystic fibrosis.

House Passes Legislation Aiming to Shore Up Health Law and Lower Drug Costs

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 8:03pm
Democrats tied several bills together, trying to hold Republicans to promises to protect coverage of pre-existing conditions and rein in drug costs, but the minority party did not bite.

you asked: Of Age and Pleasure

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 2:54pm
What can be done to help a woman who is having less-satisfying sexual experiences as she ages?

A Daunting Operation Offers Relief to Obese Teenagers

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 2:14pm
Gastric bypass surgery works as well in adolescents as it does in adults, researchers report. But the procedure requires a major commitment.

Why Eating Processed Foods Might Make You Fat

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 12:42pm
People who followed a diet of ultra-processed foods ate about 500 more calories a day compared to when they ate a whole foods diet.

Studies Show: How Much Alcohol Can You Drink Safely?

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 10:19am
That depends on how you do the research — and then on how you read the results. Here’s what studies show.

Thousands of Women Have Shared Abortion Stories With #YouKnowMe. She Was First.

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 9:29am
After Busy Philipps opened up about her abortion on TV, a friend saw an opportunity for a bigger conversation about reproductive rights.

Fitness for Bodies That Don’t Fit the Mainstream

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 5:00am
Workouts tailored to the needs of transgender people who want to build strength after surgery.

Living With Cancer: Sleeping With Cancer

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 5:00am
Ten years after diagnosis, could I finally dispense with chemical sleeping aids?

Barbara Marx Hubbard, 89, Futurist Who Saw ‘Conscious Evolution,’ Dies

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 7:22pm
In her writings and lectures, she postulated that the human race was on the brink of an enhanced way of existing and could bring about great things.

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