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Why Kids Shouldn’t Sit Still in Class

New York Times - Health - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 03:00

Movement stimulates the brain and may help students become better learners.

What Young People Need to Know About Colon Cancer

New York Times - Health - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 22:48

Colorectal cancers are on the rise in younger people, but doctors and patients often remain unaware of the risk.

Global Health: Trump Plan Eliminates a Global Sentinel Against Disease, Experts Warn

New York Times - Health - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 20:53

The Fogarty International Center funds a worldwide network of researchers on the lookout for viral threats, many of which could reach America.

House Republicans Turn to Upstate New York to Lure Votes for Health Bill

New York Times - Health - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 18:34

A provision that would shift Medicaid costs from New York’s counties to the state was added to the health care bill, a move sought by upstate Republicans.

News Analysis: An End to Heart Disease? Not Quite

New York Times - Health - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 13:47

The introduction of a new class of cholesterol drugs led some experts to believe that we might be able to virtually eliminate heart attacks. But it hasn’t worked out that way.

Popular Prostate Cancer Therapy Is Short, Intense and Unproven

New York Times - Health - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 09:57

Researchers hope a study will shed some light on a cancer treatment, using radiation, that is growing in popularity and surrounded by questions.

Take a Number: More Grandparents Than Ever

New York Times - Health - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 09:37

Since 2001 the number of grandparents has grown by 24 percent, partly as a result of the aging of the baby boom generation.

When Hospital Inspectors Are Watching, Fewer Patients Die

New York Times - Health - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 08:00

A study of nearly 2,000 hospitals found that inspections led to lower death rates.

Ryan Confident About Health Plan's Passage

Wall Street Journal - Health - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 07:52

Paul Ryan expressed confidence that the Republican health-care plan will pass the House later this week, saying his party’s lawmakers are working to make changes to the bill to address remaining concerns, including providing more assistance to older Americans.

The Checkup: The Guilty Secret of Distracted Parenting

New York Times - Health - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 03:00

Taking care of small children can get tedious. I wouldn’t have made it through without a certain amount of distraction.

Pop a Pill for Heartburn? Try Diet and Exercise Instead

New York Times - Health - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 03:00

Proton pump inhibitors are linked to problems like nutrient deficiencies, joint pain, bone fractures, heart attacks and dementia.

On Health Law, G.O.P. Faces a Formidable Policy Foe: House Republicans

New York Times - Health - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 02:00

A group of House Republicans, known as the House Freedom Caucus, poses possibly the greatest threat to the party’s chance to scrap the health care law.

After Bringing Cholera to Haiti, U.N. Can’t Raise Money to Fight It

New York Times - Health - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 15:49

A fund created by the United Nations to help Haiti combat cholera, a disease introduced by peacekeepers in 2010, has little money. It is supposed to have $400 million.

A Prescription Blood Thinner Beat Aspirin at Preventing Recurrence of Blood Clots, Study Finds

Wall Street Journal - Health - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 14:40

A Canadian research team found low doses of the blood thinner rivaroxaban, marketed as Xarelto from Johnson & Johnson unit Janssen Pharmaceuticals, reduced the risk of blood clot recurrence by about 70% compared with aspirin, without increasing the risk of bleeding.

G.O.P.’s Health Care Tightrope Winds Through the Blue-Collar Midwest

New York Times - Health - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 00:00

Undoing and replacing the Affordable Care Act means bridging a vast gulf between the expectations of many working-class Trump voters and party orthodoxy.

Rural Areas Brace for a Shortage of Doctors Due to Visa Policy

New York Times - Health - Sat, 03/18/2017 - 10:39

Small-town America relies on a program that attracts foreign physicians to underserved areas. A recent federal change, however, could delay newcomers.