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Global Health: Inexpensive Drug Prevents Deaths in New Mothers, Study Finds

New York Times - Health - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 15:46

Postpartum hemorrhage, which kills 100,000 women in developing countries, can be treated with a nearly forgotten blood-clotter invented in the 1950s.

Anthem Threatens to Leave Health Exchanges if Subsidies Are Halted

New York Times - Health - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 13:57

The insurer’s earnings beat expectations, but it warned it could withdraw from some marketplaces or raise rates if the government does not continue co-payment subsidies for low-income people.

Hard-Line Republican Caucus Backs Revised Bill to Repeal Obamacare

New York Times - Health - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 13:25

The support of the House Freedom Caucus breathed new life into efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act, but it was not clear whether it was enough.

Beer Drinkers May Develop Irregular Heart Rhythms

New York Times - Health - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:03

German scientists used Oktoberfest to show that moderate social drinking may lead to arrhythmias.

Diet Sodas Tied to Dementia and Stroke

New York Times - Health - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 10:25

People who drank one to six artificially sweetened drinks a week had a higher risk of stroke or dementia.

Meditation for Real Life: How to Be Mindful While Gardening

New York Times - Health - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 03:00

Go ahead and get a little dirty with this meditative practice.

Phys Ed: The Best Thing to Eat Before a Workout? Maybe Nothing at All

New York Times - Health - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 03:00

Fasting before exercise may have beneficial effects on fat cells.

Feature: The C.E.O. of H.I.V.

New York Times - Health - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 02:00

Michael Weinstein’s AIDS Healthcare Foundation treats an enormous number of patients — and makes an enormous amount of money. Is that why so many activists distrust him?

Scientists, Feeling Under Siege, March Against Trump Policies

New York Times - Health - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 16:13

Thousands of scientists and science enthusiasts took to the streets in Washington and around the world on Saturday to protest.

Learning to Talk Like a Woman (or Man)

New York Times - Health - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 09:35

A growing number of speech language therapists cater to transgender clients seeking to retrain their voices.

Advertising: XOXO Campaign: Will It Spell Profit or Trouble for Condom Maker?

New York Times - Health - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 19:48

In a time when social media outrage can be prompted with one misstep, Trojan is unveiling an ad campaign directed at women.

Take a Number: Common Nursery Products Send Thousands of Children to Hospitals

New York Times - Health - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:07

Baby carriers, mattresses, strollers and other fixtures lead to injuries and emergency room visits for some 66,000 young children a year, a study finds.

Sugary Drinks Tied to Accelerated Brain Aging

New York Times - Health - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:25

Drinking sugary beverages is associated with markers of accelerated aging and early signs of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study reports.

Video Games Help Model Brain’s Neurons

New York Times - Health - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:13

A video game is being used to help understand the structure of neurons, which could aid in treatment of diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.

Heart Attack Survivors Often Fail to Take Statins

New York Times - Health - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 09:52

Most patients in a large study either took less of the lifesaving medicines than needed or stopped taking the drugs entirely within two years.

Global Health: Fatal Malaria in the U.S. More Common Than Previously Known

New York Times - Health - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 07:47

Hospital data suggests that some immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean, thinking they are still immune, do not take precautions on home visits.

The Checkup: Fending Off Math Anxiety

New York Times - Health - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 03:00

Parents can help by starting to talk to children at an early age about numbers in everyday life.

Personal Health: After Knee or Hip Replacement, No Place Like Home

New York Times - Health - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 03:00

Patients recover equally well and may experience fewer complications with outpatient rehabilitation, studies show.