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Some Gun Laws Tied to Lower Suicide Rates

New York Times - Health - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 07:20

Background checks and waiting periods for gun purchases may help reduce suicide rates, a new study suggests.

Generic Drugmakers Can Live With a Speedier FDA

Wall Street Journal - Health - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 05:58

FDA chief nominee Scott Gottlieb’s changes may pressure generic drug prices, but there are other positives for the sector.

Phys Ed: Breaking the Two-Hour Marathon Barrier

New York Times - Health - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 03:00

Running a marathon in under two hours may be easier than we think, a new study suggests. At least for some of us.

Public Health: Obamacare Isn’t in a ‘Death Spiral.’ (Its Replacement Probably Won’t Be Either.)

New York Times - Health - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 02:30

The health law has been less competitive than proponents had hoped, and prices have gone up sharply. That’s not the same as a complete market failure.

Public Health: No Magic in How G.O.P. Plan Lowers Premiums: It Pushes Out Older People

New York Times - Health - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 00:05

Lower insurance prices were a silver lining for Republicans in the C.B.O. report, but the plan would effectively cover fewer older Americans.

Young People to Pay Less Under GOP Health Plan, CBO Says

Wall Street Journal - Health - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 20:11

A federal analysis of a Republican health plan that shows it would leave millions more uninsured has a silver lining for GOP leaders: In general, premiums under their proposal would eventually come down for younger people.

Cutting Planned Parenthood Would Increase Medicaid Births, C.B.O. Says

New York Times - Health - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 19:16

Defunding Planned Parenthood for a year would increase Medicaid spending by $21 million, and $77 million by 2026, the Congressional Budget Office said.

FDA Panel: Painkiller Opana ER Benefits No Longer Outweigh Risks

Wall Street Journal - Health - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 18:28

The benefits of an opioid painkiller linked to a 2015 HIV outbreak in Indiana no longer outweigh the risks, a panel of advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded Tuesday.

G.O.P. Senators Suggest Changes for Health Care Bill Offered by House

New York Times - Health - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 17:44

Speaker Paul D. Ryan cited the Congressional Budget Office’s forecast for a $337 billion cut in the deficit to try to gain the backing of G.O.P. conservatives.

After CBO Report, Democrats See Opening on Health Care

Wall Street Journal - Health - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 17:09

Democrats, after playing defense on health care for nearly a decade, are trying to turn the issue to their advantage in next year’s midterm elections, targeting in particular lawmakers who have already voted for the GOP health bill.

Henry S. Lodge, Author of ‘Younger Next Year’ Books, Dies at 58

New York Times - Health - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 16:57

Dr. Lodge’s guide to youthfulness involved regular workouts, abstaining from junk food, and connecting.

F.D.A. Official Under Bush Is Trump’s Choice to Lead Agency

New York Times - Health - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 14:25

Scott Gottlieb, a partner at a venture capital fund, has longstanding ties to the drug and biotech industries.

CBO Sees 24 Million More Uninsured, $337 Billion Deficit Cut With GOP Plan

Wall Street Journal - Health - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 13:39

The number of Americans without health insurance would grow by 24 million under a House Republican proposal to topple most of the Affordable Care Act, according to a nonpartisan report that is likely to complicate GOP lawmakers’ efforts to unite around the plan.

No Brasil, bebês prisioneiros do zika são envolvidos pelos cuidados dos seus pais

New York Times - Health - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 12:32

No empobrecido Nordeste do Brasil, dedicados e amorosos pais e mães vivem em função das necessidades dos filhos cujas graves deficiências estão somente começando a ser compreendidas.

Swimming With a Brand New Leg

New York Times - Health - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 07:02

A prototype of a prosthetic leg aims to allow amputees to move naturally in the water.

Pershing Square Sold Stake in Valeant

Wall Street Journal - Health - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 06:26

William Ackman’s Pershing Square sold its stake in struggling drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals, taking a roughly $4 billion loss and bringing to a close one of the most tortured sagas in hedge-fund history.

Meditation for Real Life: How to Be Mindful While Shoveling Snow

New York Times - Health - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 04:30

If you’re going to be shoveling snow today, you may as well make it a mindful time.

Swimming With a Brand New Leg

New York Times - Health - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 03:02

A prototype of a prosthetic leg aims to allow amputees to move naturally in the water.

AstraZeneca Gives Rejected Drugs a Second Life

Wall Street Journal - Health - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 01:32

AstraZeneca is working with outside researchers to look for untapped potential in drugs that the company has shelved, part of a broader move to improve its research-and-development output.