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Brain differences may be tied to obesity, study 2019-12-10 08:58:12New results from the largest long-term study of brain development and children’s health raise provocative questions about obesity and brain func

Report: black lung funding cut will cost taxpayers 2019-12-10 08:54:24A report from a national watchdog group says a cut to the tax that coal companies pay to fund a trust for sick miners will cost taxpayers billions of

White House backs emerging deal on consumer health 2019-12-10 05:00:18The White House is endorsing an emerging bipartisan agreement on a bill aimed at curbing consumer health care costs

Correction: Opioids-Sacklers-Tufts story 2019-12-09 20:12:29In a story December 5, 2019, about Tufts University's decision to cut ties with the Sackler family, The Associated Press, relying on information prov

Supreme Court leaves Kentucky's ultrasound law in place 2019-12-09 12:47:10The Supreme Court has left in place a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions

West Virginians head to Canada to find affordable 2019-12-09 07:51:32A group of West Virginians have gone to Canada to find affordable insulin

Malaysia vaccinating for polio after first case in 2019-12-09 01:50:39Malaysia has begun a vaccination campaign in a rural town on Borneo island after a 3-month-old boy was confirmed to have polio in the country's first

Bosnian capital of Sarajevo hit by dangerous air 2019-12-08 12:35:24Officials cancel all outdoor public events and warn citizens to remain indoors.

Officials list pot vape brands reported in US 2019-12-06 17:41:32Health officials investigating a nationwide outbreak of vaping illnesses have listed, for the first time, the vape brands that are most commonly linke

Senators urge Medicare to allow seniors a drug 2019-12-06 17:31:17Leading senators are urging Medicare to allow seniors concerned about their drug plan pick for next year to switch if they believe they received inacc

US flu season arrives early, driven by an 2019-12-06 12:35:46The winter flu season in the United States is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years

Flesh-eating bacteria linked to heroin kills 7 in 2019-12-05 23:26:44Authorities say a flesh-eating bacteria linked to the use of black tar heroin has killed at least seven people in San Diego County

NYT > Health

A Research Nonprofit Shutters TB Vaccine Effort and 2019-12-13 20:27:43A financially troubled Seattle research institute cut back programs, leaving researchers to find new homes for work on infectious diseases like tuberc

To Prevent Deadly Infections, F.D.A. Approves the First 2019-12-13 18:13:09Reusable duodenoscopes infected patients in a series of notorious outbreaks. Now there’s a disposable model to be used just once.

Frail Older Patients Struggle After Even Minor Operations 2019-12-13 14:42:59These patients are not aware of the true risks, and surgeons aren’t telling them, new research suggests.

New Zealand Seeks Human Skin to Treat Volcano 2019-12-13 10:57:40The country’s need highlights a little-known type of organ donation.

My Brother, the Traveler 2019-12-13 05:00:06We’d both begun our travels in the same womb, but we did not meet until we were full-grown people.

Federal Watchdog Questions Billions of Dollars Paid to 2019-12-13 00:51:02A new report from the inspector general’s office criticized insurers for overstating patients’ illnesses without adequate documentation to

House Votes to Give the Government the Power 2019-12-12 19:37:03The high-profile measure would curb the price of prescription drugs and extend more benefits to Medicare beneficiaries.

South Carolina Is the 10th State to Impose 2019-12-12 19:36:20Courts have blocked other states from putting in place their work rules for recipients.

Edna Smith Primus, Lawyer in Pivotal Rights Case, 2019-12-12 19:26:21She successfully challenged a professional reprimand and in the process helped redefine free speech rights for lawyers and advocacy groups.

You Could Die Today. Here’s How to Reduce 2019-12-12 17:30:04No one lives forever, but you can do things to extend your life for as long as possible. Let’s walk through a typical day and see where your ri

The Case of a Man With Two Sets 2019-12-12 17:13:54A crime lab studied a patient’s response to a bone marrow transplant. Readers requested more information about the perplexing findings.

Senate Confirms Stephen Hahn to Head F.D.A. 2019-12-12 14:26:23The Food and Drug Administration has been without a permanent commissioner since April, when Dr. Scott Gottlieb resigned.

Scientific American: Health

British Columbia's Vaping Crackdown Could Offer a Roadmap 2019-12-09 13:00:00The provincial government has an expansive plan that ranges from limiting nicotine to raising taxes on the products -- Read more on ScientificAmerican

Reassessment of Alzheimer's Drug Raises Hope--and Concerns 2019-12-06 15:15:00Will the benefits of aducanumab be enough to justify FDA approval, given its small benefit and high price? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

3 Problems with High-Intensity Interval Training 2019-12-06 10:00:00The allure of short, intense workouts is obvious. But is High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) really the only workout you need for good overall fit

Top 5 Nutrients for Postpartum Recovery 2019-12-05 10:00:00Registered Dietitian Melissa Mitri discusses the importance of good nutrition after giving birth and the five most important nutrients for a new mom a

Rain Forest Dwellers and Urbanites Have Consistently Different 2019-12-04 18:56:00A study done in South America found that with increasing population density, humans had more diversity of fungi on the skin but less microbial diversi

Police Killings of Unarmed Black Americans May Affect 2019-12-04 16:00:00Maternal stress arising from perceived racial discrimination could cause premature births and lower birth weights -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.c

The Missing Link in Fighting Antibiotic Resistance 2019-12-04 12:00:00Rapid diagnostics can flag outbreaks of “superbugs” before they spread -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Trump Administration Program Will Provide HIV Prevention Drug 2019-12-04 11:45:00The “Ready, Set, PrEP” program will provide donated drugs that could protect up to 200,000 people a year for 11 years -- Read more on Scie

Ebola-Response Workers Killed in Attacks Force Withdrawal From 2019-12-02 11:30:00Four health care workers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo were killed in two attacks last week, and six others were injured -- Read more on Sci

HIV-Positive Babies Fare Better When Treatment Starts at 2019-11-27 14:00:00Although not practical in many areas, the approach reveals clues to how the immune system battles the infection -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

How a Billionaire Couple Greased the Skids for 2019-11-27 10:00:00Former Enron employee John Arnold and his wife Laura have financed much of the Democrats’ efforts to cut prescription drug costs -- Read more on

Could Lab Work Be Affecting My Fertility? 2019-11-27 07:00:00I never considered that possibility before—but I am now -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

MedicineNet Daily News

A New Approach to Stop High-Risk Drunk Drivers 2019-12-14 02:00:00Title: A New Approach to Stop High-Risk Drunk DriversCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/12/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/13/2019 12:00:00 AM

New Study Shakes Up Thinking on Hormone Replacement 2019-12-14 02:00:00Title: New Study Shakes Up Thinking on Hormone Replacement TherapyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/13/201

Breast Cancer Drug Shows Long-Lasting Prevention Power 2019-12-14 02:00:00Title: Breast Cancer Drug Shows Long-Lasting Prevention PowerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/12/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/13/2019 12:

AHA News: Could Fish Oil Fight Inflammation? 2019-12-14 02:00:00Title: AHA News: Could Fish Oil Fight Inflammation?Category: Health NewsCreated: 12/12/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/13/2019 12:00:00 AM

Sleepy Nurses Could Put Patients at Risk 2019-12-14 02:00:00Title: Sleepy Nurses Could Put Patients at RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/12/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/13/2019 12:00:00 AM

As Cases of Vaping-Linked Illness Rise, CDC Points 2019-12-14 02:00:00Title: As Cases of Vaping-Linked Illness Rise, CDC Points to Certain Brands as CulpritsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/12/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editor

Facebook Asked to Remove 'Factually Inaccurate' Ads About 2019-12-14 02:00:00Title: Facebook Asked to Remove 'Factually Inaccurate' Ads About HIV Prevention DrugCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/12/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editori

Health Tip: Remedies for Constipation 2019-12-14 02:00:00Title: Health Tip: Remedies for ConstipationCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/13/2019 12:00:00 AM

Secondhand Smoke Starts Kids on Path to Heart 2019-12-14 02:00:00Title: Secondhand Smoke Starts Kids on Path to Heart Disease: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/12/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/13/20

Changing Timing, Frequency of Meals May Help With 2019-12-14 02:00:00Title: Changing Timing, Frequency of Meals May Help With DiabetesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/12/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/13/2019

Special Handling Needed for Seniors in Cardiac ICU 2019-12-14 02:00:00Title: Special Handling Needed for Seniors in Cardiac ICUCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/12/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/13/2019 12:00:0

Magic Mushroom Ingredient Could Treat Depression 2019-12-14 02:00:00Title: Magic Mushroom Ingredient Could Treat DepressionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/13/2019 12:00:00

FOX News

Reasons behind bad breath and how to get New! 2019-12-15 05:00:01Dr. Manny explains when bad breath might signal something more serious.

Tapeworms: How to tell if you have one 2019-12-14 05:00:32Dr. Manny explains what a tapeworm is, and how you might get one.

Texas woman convicted in $5.5M health care fraud 2019-12-14 02:00:37A Texas woman was convicted Friday on six counts of health care fraud in connection with a $5.5 million federal workers’ compensation overbillin

'Grey’s Anatomy' alum Chyler Leigh talks bipolar disorder: 2019-12-13 13:58:05“Grey’s Anatomy” alum and “Supergirl” actress Chyler Leigh was candid this week when discussing her struggle with bipola

California woman loses 350 pounds after gastric surgery, 2019-12-13 11:37:45After losing her mother and brother to suicide just two years apart, only one thing assuaged 41-year-old Teresa Marie: food. 

British woman survives 6-hour cardiac arrest after getting 2019-12-13 10:21:15A British woman was revived after her heart stopped for six hours in what doctors in Spain called an “exceptional case on a global scale.”

Norovirus outbreak closes Washington school; more than 100 2019-12-13 10:14:41An elementary school in Seattle is closed Friday due to an outbreak of the highly contagious norovirus. 

New prosthetic helping veterans in and out of 2019-12-13 09:13:21A look at how the 3-D printing lab of Northwell Health created a new lower-limb prosthetic to be used for swimming and other aquatic activities, calle

Oregon school closes after 'flu-like symptoms' sicken nearly 2019-12-13 09:12:21Nearly half of the staff at an Oregon school called out sick this week, forcing the school to close for two days. 

Dad brings Christmas tree farm to children's hospital 2019-12-13 09:04:06Mark Miller said he knew the difficulty of having to celebrate holidays without a child, or in a hospital, after losing his own daughter in 2013.

5 holiday gift ideas for health and fitness 2019-12-13 08:00:01Whether you have a fitness guru, a nutrition nut or a wannabe meditater on your shopping list, everyone can use the gift of good health. Here are five

Feds to set up 3-digit suicide hotline number 2019-12-12 18:44:31The federal government will seek to establish a new three-digit number hotline to provide assistance and mental health care, for those who are contemp

Health Care

Medicare chief sought to bring complaints against previous 2019-12-10 16:52:00Seema Verma denies claim in HHS document that she hired a lawyer to take on former Secretary Tom Price.

Trump’s health chiefs called to White House in 2019-12-10 12:08:29An increasingly public battle between Alex Azar and Seema Verma could cost one or both their jobs.

Joe Kennedy calls on Medicare chief to resign 2019-12-09 14:45:34The Massachusetts Democrat cited POLITICO's reporting that Seema Verma asked taxpayers to cover the cost of $47,000 in stolen jewelry and other items

Supreme Court leaves in place Kentucky abortion restriction 2019-12-09 10:32:59The justices did not offer an explanation for their decision to refuse to hear a challenge to a lower court ruling upholding the restrictions.

Trump pulled into feud between top health officials 2019-12-05 23:15:10Trump's and Pence’s efforts to end the feud come amid broader leadership battles at the health department.

Liberal California looks to get tougher on homelessness 2019-12-05 17:53:15State officials are weighing more aggressive tactics to deal with the escalating crisis.

Big jump in teen e-cigarette use despite public 2019-12-05 13:19:01More that 27 percent of high schoolers and 10.5 percent of middle schoolers reported vaping in the last 30 days.

House to vote on Pelosi drug pricing bill 2019-12-05 11:18:10But the bill has virtually no chance of being taken up in the Republican-controlled Senate.

Clashes among top HHS officials undermine Trump agenda 2019-11-26 20:43:50Alex Azar and Seema Verma spar over Obamacare replacement plan, staffing and who gets credit for major initiatives.

PhRMA ends funding for high-profile addiction treatment group 2019-11-25 10:00:29The lobby cut its donation from $8.1 million to $6 million this year. It will end all support in 2020.

Trump FDA pick stops short of committing to 2019-11-20 12:06:45Trump in September announced his intention to ban flavored vapes, then reportedly held up FDA action on the ban.

Contractor proposed Glamour magazine profile for Medicaid chief 2019-11-20 05:15:50While health department says all contracting was to promote policies, emails feature plans to boost Seema Verma’s image.

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