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Hospitals Stand to Lose Billions Under ‘Medicare for All’

3 hours 17 min ago
Private insurance pays hospitals much more than the federal government does for patient care. If Medicare for all means Medicare rates, expect an industry backlash.

Before Fisher-Price’s Rock ’n Play Recall, Safety Fears and Dubious Marketing

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 2:59pm
The company knew for years about potential risks linked to its popular sleeper and about pediatricians’ objections to the way the product was being pitched to parents.

Strategies: ‘Medicare for All’ Is Hammering Health Care Stocks. For Now.

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 1:46pm
The popularity of proposals for a government-run, single-payer system among Democratic presidential candidates has hurt health care stocks, despite their strong earnings.

Ask Well: How Low Should Blood Pressure Go?

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 1:23pm
Symptoms, rather than numbers, may best define when blood pressure is too low.

Commuting While Pregnant: A Long Ride Could Be a Risky One

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 11:00am
Traveling 50 or more miles to and from work may negatively affect unborn babies, a new study suggests.

Kentucky’s Senator McConnell Supports Bill to Raise Minimum Age to Buy Tobacco to 21

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 6:13pm
Seeking re-election to a seventh term, the senator cited the rise in teenage vaping as a reason to curtail sales of tobacco and other products.

Here’s Soylent’s New Product. It’s Food.

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 4:26pm
The Silicon Valley food-drink of choice is now a ‘complete nutrition platform.’ The beverage plot thickens.

This Genetic Mutation Makes People Feel Full — All the Time

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 3:50pm
Two new studies confirm that weight control is often the result of genetics, not willpower.

Can Botox and Cosmetic Surgery Chill Our Relationships With Others?

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 3:03pm
Experts say mirroring another person’s facial expressions is essential not only for recognizing emotion, but also for feeling it.

Living With Cancer: The Lifesaving Power in Stem Cells

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 8:06am
Liars and thieves should not be allowed to detract from legitimate scientific research that has made umbilical cord blood mystic in its regenerative powers.

Prostate Drugs May Raise Diabetes Risk

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 5:00am
Proscar and Avodart, prescribed for an enlarged prostate, were tied to an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes.

Dr. Richard Green, 82, Dies; Challenged Psychiatry’s View of Homosexuality

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 6:53pm
At a time when being gay was classified as a mental disorder, Dr. Green defied the advice of his colleagues and took a professional risk by arguing otherwise.

The Right Way to Use a Public Bathroom (to Avoid Getting Sick)

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 5:30pm
The odds of becoming ill from using a public bathroom are slim. But there are a few things you can do to minimize your risk even more. Here’s what to keep in mind.

Deadly germs, lost cures: How a Chicago Woman Fell Victim to Candida Auris, a Drug-Resistant Fungus

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 3:13pm
The mysterious infection has appeared at hospitals around the world but few institutions or families have discussed their experience.

‘Partly Alive’: Scientists Revive Cells in Brains From Dead Pigs

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 2:05pm
In research that upends assumptions about brain death, researchers brought some cells back to life — or something like it.

Trilobites: Look What the Cat Dragged In: Parasites

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 1:47pm
Researchers found that house cats that roam outdoors were more likely to pick up diseases than indoor cats.

Stress Tied to Heart Disease, Especially in People Under 50

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 12:48pm
Someone with a stress disorder was 37 percent more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than those in the general population.

Generation Grandparent: Anna Quindlen’s ‘Life in the 60s’

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 5:00am
A Bubbe and a Nana share the joys of grandparenting: “This is the closest we get to immortality, right?”

Phys Ed: 10 Years After an Exercise Study, Benefits Persist

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 5:00am
The benefits of exercise may last longer than many of us might expect.

In India, a Renewed Fight Against Leprosy

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 2:30am
Health workers thought they had vanquished the disease in 2005. But it lived on, cloaked in stigma and medical mystery.

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