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    The New Old Age: Physician Aid in Dying Gains Acceptance in the U.S.

    The New Old Age: Physician Aid in Dying Gains Acceptance in the U.S.


    Nearly one in five Americans now lives in a state where terminally ill patients may legally choose to end their lives with prescriptions from a...

    Nearly one in five Americans now lives in a state where terminally ill patients may legally choose to end their lives with prescriptions from a doctor.

    G.O.P. Governors Seek Flexibility on Medicaid and Health Markets


    Nine governors visiting Capitol Hill criticized the Obama administration as too rigid, but many also urged lawmakers not to repeal the health law without a...

    Nine governors visiting Capitol Hill criticized the Obama administration as too rigid, but many also urged lawmakers not to repeal the health law without a replacement.
    Think You Have Asthma? You Might Not

    Think You Have Asthma? You Might Not


    Using laboratory tests, researchers found that a third of adults given a diagnosis of asthma did not actually have the...

    Using laboratory tests, researchers found that a third of adults given a diagnosis of asthma did not actually have the disorder.
    Health Law Repeal Could Cost 18 Million Their Insurance, Study Finds

    Health Law Repeal Could Cost 18 Million Their Insurance, Study Finds


    The offices of Sunshine Health and Life Advisors inside a Miami mall. The company’s customers are worried about changes to the Affordable Care Act promised by President-elect Donald J....

    The Congressional Budget Office said 18 million people would lose their insurance in the first year, with that number and costs rising over 10 years.
    Short-Handed: Who Will Care for the Caregivers?

    Short-Handed: Who Will Care for the Caregivers?


    Some 40 million Americans give daily help to a parent, grandparent, relative or neighbor, assisting with basic things like dressing, bathing, cooking, medications or...

    A recent report suggests that society’s reliance on a volunteer army of family helpers — largely taken for granted — is unsustainable.
    Hitting the Beach? An Umbrella Is Not Enough

    Hitting the Beach? An Umbrella Is Not Enough


    Wearing high SPF sunscreen provided more protection than an umbrella. But people still got...

    Wearing high SPF sunscreen provided more protection than an umbrella. But people still got sunburned.
    Well : For Better Vision, Let the Sunshine In

    Well : For Better Vision, Let the Sunshine In


    Exposing young eyes to sunlight may be the best way to counter the worldwide increase in...

    Exposing young eyes to sunlight may be the best way to counter the worldwide increase in nearsightedness.
    Opinion: The Conversation Placebo

    Opinion: The Conversation Placebo


    Communication between doctor and patient is one of the best treatment tools we have. And we’re not using...

    Communication between doctor and patient is one of the best treatment tools we have. And we’re not using it.
    Op-Ed Contributors: We Will Miss Antibiotics When They’re Gone

    Op-Ed Contributors: We Will Miss Antibiotics When They’re Gone


    A microbiologist working with tubes of bacteria samples in an antimicrobial resistance and characterization lab at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in...

    To keep infections at bay, we need to fix the broken antibiotic business model.
    Donors and Drug Makers Offer $500 Million to Control Global Epidemics

    Donors and Drug Makers Offer $500 Million to Control Global Epidemics


    A child born with microcephaly caused by the Zika virus, during an evaluation at Fundação Altino Ventura in Recife, Brazil. A group of prominent donors announced Wednesday that they had raised almost $500 million for a new partnership to stop epidemics...

    Japan, Norway and two foundations have pledged money to devise a strategy to speed up the international response to viral threats.
    Phys Ed: Running May Be Good for Your Knees

    Phys Ed: Running May Be Good for Your Knees


    Knees of runners showed substantially lower levels of two types of cells that can contribute to inflammation and promote...

    Knees of runners showed substantially lower levels of two types of cells that can contribute to inflammation and promote arthritis.
    Editorial: Tom Price’s Dubious Trades in Health Care Stocks

    Editorial: Tom Price’s Dubious Trades in Health Care Stocks


    Tom Price, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Health and Human...

    The health secretary nominee needs to explain his investments as well as address confusion about the Trump team’s plans to replace Obamacare.
    In the Shopping Cart of a Food Stamp Household: Lots of Soda

    In the Shopping Cart of a Food Stamp Household: Lots of Soda


    A government report shows that sugary soda is the most popular item in the shopping carts of families that receive federal food...

    Food stamps are supposed to help improve nutrition for the poor, but a study shows that, just like everyone else, food stamp users buy soda and junk food.
    Eat Peppers, Live Longer?

    Eat Peppers, Live Longer?


    Eating hot chili peppers may help you live longer, a new analysis...

    Eating hot chili peppers may help you live longer, a new analysis reports.
    Taking Picky Eating to the Extreme

    Taking Picky Eating to the Extreme


    Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder can lead to physical, social and psychological...

    Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder can lead to physical, social and psychological impairments.
    Road to Recovery After Concussion Leads to Australian Open

    Road to Recovery After Concussion Leads to Australian Open


    Casey Dellacqua at the 2015 China Open, where she fell and hit her head. Her next memory was of being in a Beijing...

    Casey Dellacqua, who fell and hit her head during the 2015 China Open, missed nine months of competition while living in a “constant world of drowsiness.”
    Fear Spurs Support for Health Law as Republicans Work to Repeal It

    Fear Spurs Support for Health Law as Republicans Work to Repeal It


    Thousands of people showed up on Sunday in Warren, Mich., to hear Senator Bernie Sanders, independent of Vermont, denounce Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Rallies were held across the country over the...

    Thousands of people are speaking out in support of the Affordable Care Act by sharing testimonials with Congress and holding rallies across the country.
    A Conversation With: The Stem-Cell Revolution Is Coming — Slowly

    A Conversation With: The Stem-Cell Revolution Is Coming — Slowly


    Shinya Yamanaka directs Kyoto University’s Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, and leads a small research lab at the Gladstone Institutes, which is affiliated with the University of California, San...

    Where are the miracle treatments we were promised? A Nobel Prize-winning scientist explains.
    Global Health: How the Response to Zika Failed Millions

    Global Health: How the Response to Zika Failed Millions


    A 4-month-old baby with microcephaly being examined in Brazil this month. Her mother was infected with the Zika virus while she was...

    One year after the W.H.O. declared a public health emergency, experts reflect on the response to the virus and find many aspects wanting.
    House Clears Path for Repeal of Health Law

    House Clears Path for Repeal of Health Law


    House members left the Capitol after morning votes on Friday in...

    The vote on a budget blueprint sets Congress on a course to fulfill a Republican promise to rescind the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s signature domestic achievement.
    Yellow Fever Outbreak in Brazil Prompts a State of Emergency

    Yellow Fever Outbreak in Brazil Prompts a State of Emergency


    Yellow fever vaccinations were being given on Friday in Caratinga, Brazil, to combat an outbreak in Minas Gerais, a southeastern...

    The outbreak in Minas Gerais State in southeastern Brazil appears to have killed at least 10 people, and 133 suspected cases are being investigated.
    A Rampage in Florida Shines a Light on Alaska

    A Rampage in Florida Shines a Light on Alaska


    The building where Esteban Santiago lived in the Fairview neighborhood of Anchorage. He is charged with killing five people and wounding six more at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Jan....

    It’s not easy getting mental health care in this state, with its distinctive demographic, geographic and cultural characteristics and a fierce libertarian streak.
    Australian Drug Maker Has Low Profile but Powerful Backers in Washington

    Australian Drug Maker Has Low Profile but Powerful Backers in Washington


    Representative Tom Price, the nominee to be secretary of health and human services, purchased shares of Innate Immunotherapeutics four times in 2015 and...

    Representatives Chris Collins and Tom Price and other power players have substantial investments in Innate Immunotherapeutics, a company with no approved drugs.
    Study Maps ‘Uniquely Devastating’ Genital Injuries Among Troops

    Study Maps ‘Uniquely Devastating’ Genital Injuries Among Troops


    A team of surgeons at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland. A young soldier wounded in Afghanistan is currently on a waiting list for a penis transplant at the...

    A new report found that more than 1,300 men in the American military suffered various injuries to their genitals or urinary tract while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan.
    The Robot That Performed My Kidney Transplant Declined to Be Interviewed

    The Robot That Performed My Kidney Transplant Declined to Be Interviewed


    “I planned to ask brief questions about the robot the morning of the surgery ... Did it make cool noises? Was there a green button that said ‘go!’ that I could push? But as they wheeled me into the operating room, anesthesia took hold. I believe I...

    How donating a vital organ to a fellow “news nerd” helped a Times data journalist overcome postelection Twitter fatigue and gain a better understanding of robot p.r.