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Phys Ed: For Exercise, Nothing Like the Great Outdoors

7 hours 52 min ago

Long walks can improve moods and reduce anxiety, but the benefits may be greatest if the walks take place outdoors.

The Lab Says It’s Cancer. But Sometimes the Lab Is Wrong.

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 20:36

Thousands of patients may receive incorrect cancer diagnoses each year because of biopsy mix-ups. New technology can help prevent the mistakes — if pathologists adopt it.

Vote Delayed as G.O.P. Struggles to Marshal Support for Health Care Bill

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 17:35

The retreat by Republican leaders dealt another setback to their efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and set up a long summer of health care battles.

With Obamacare, More Breast Cancers Diagnosed at Earlier Stages

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 09:52

A nationwide database showed an increase in the percentage of cancers diagnosed at Stage 1.

Economic Scene: When Cutting Access to Health Care, There’s a Price to Pay

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 06:39

In measure after measure of well-being in rich nations, Americans are among the worst off, with costs to the economy and to individuals.

The C.B.O. Score: A Few Bright Spots for Republicans. The Rest Can Be Scored as Grim.

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 19:08

Besides the millions who would lose coverage under the Senate health bill, insurance would generally cost more and cover less, the C.B.O. says.

Senate Health Bill in Peril as C.B.O. Predicts 22 Million More Uninsured

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 18:05

The figure released by the Congressional Budget Office is only slightly lower than the 23 million more uninsured under the House version of the legislation.

Senate Health Bill Gets a Wary Reception, From Coast to Coast

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 14:29

Local news coverage across the nation shows that the reaction to the health care bill unveiled by Senate Republicans is almost uniformly negative.

Sick and Afraid, Some Immigrants Forgo Medical Care

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 14:14

Around the country, clinics that serve immigrants report seeing fewer patients since the Trump administration issued broad deportation orders.

Public Health: Hate the Individual Health Mandate? The G.O.P. Tries a ‘Lockout’

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:18

A new version of the Republican health care bill would impose a longer waiting period for those who let insurance lapse.

The Solution for Skin Ailments Could Be Right Under Your Nose

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 11:02

While bacteria have long been associated with disorders like acne and eczema, scientists are now fighting back with friendly members of the skin’s microbiome.

Take a Number: Nearly Half of Teens Have Had Sex by Age 19, Survey Finds

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:31

Sexual activity declined among adolescents in the 1990s, and rates have remained low. Still, teenagers in the United States are more likely to become pregnant than those in other western countries.

Global Health: U.S. Malaria Donations Saved Almost 2 Million African Children

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:30

The President’s Malaria Initiative, started in 2005, has saved 1.7 million children in Africa for only $500 million a year, a new study finds.

The New Health Care: The ABCs and Ds of Whether to Get Prostate Cancer Screening

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 04:00

A way to make sense of the shifting advice by experts.

Personal Health: When Anxiety or Depression Masks a Medical Problem

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 03:00

How long might it take before the true cause of the symptoms is uncovered and proper treatment begun?

The Checkup: Why a Baby’s Connection With a Parent Matters

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 03:00

Doctors can look at attachment patterns to help struggling parents learn strategies to respond better to their children.

Medicaid Cuts May Force Retirees Out of Nursing Homes

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 13:18

Medicaid, targeted for deep cuts by the Republican health care bill, currently pays for most of the 1.4 million people in nursing homes.

Opinion: Men Can Be So Hormonal

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 11:30

High levels of testosterone can make them overconfident, even when they’re wrong.

At Nursing Homes, Medicaid Cuts Would Reach Even the Upper Middle Class

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 07:46

Medicaid, targeted by Republicans’ health care bill, pays for most of the 1.4 million elderly people in nursing homes, some of whom do not know they are on it.

Senate Health Plan Falls Short of Promise for Cheaper Care, Experts Say

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 18:02

Republicans say a new health law would make it easier and more affordable to get care. But the opposite may be true.