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Fixes: A Focus on Health to Resolve Urban Ills

New York Times - Health - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 07:43

Discrimination, poverty, inequality and violence create unbearable stress, and stress kills. Relieving all of them saves lives and cities.

Retired Miners Lament Trump’s Silence on Imperiled Health Plan

New York Times - Health - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 07:16

Coal company bankruptcies have left coverage for retirees, many with chronic ailments, in federal hands. Unless Congress acts this month, benefits will end.

Phys Ed: Running May Be Socially Contagious

New York Times - Health - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 03:00

Our workouts may be shaped by what our (virtual) friends do.

Health Insurers Make Case for Subsidies, but Get Little Assurance From Administration

New York Times - Health - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 17:34

Insurers have been closely watching as President Trump and congressional lawmakers debate the future of subsidies that help lower deductibles and co-payments.

Public Health: Bare Market: What Happens if Places Have No Obamacare Insurers?

New York Times - Health - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 08:24

The Affordable Care Act did not have a real backup plan if no insurers wanted to cover an area.

Steroids May Be Risky Even in the Short Term

New York Times - Health - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 03:00

Taking oral corticosteroids for only a month or less may increase the risk of blood clots, infections and broken bones.

First Words: America’s New ‘Anxiety’ Disorder

New York Times - Health - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 02:00

This nation has never been shy about diagnosing its own jitters. Now the condition has become political.

The March for Science: Why Some Are Going, and Some Will Sit Out

New York Times - Health - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 14:37

In remarks submitted to The Times, some said the president’s posture toward science demanded a response, but others worried about the politicization of science.

A California Court for Young Adults Calls on Science

New York Times - Health - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 13:48

San Francisco’s Young Adult Court, created in 2015, is based on recent research suggesting that brain development extends beyond age 18, into the 20s.

Global Health: In a Dragon’s Blood, Scientists Discover a Potential Antibiotic

New York Times - Health - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 12:27

Blood samples from a captive Komodo dragon blood yield molecules that kill bacteria and heal wounds, biochemists find.

Prince Harry Says He Sought Counseling Over His Mother’s Death

New York Times - Health - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 06:01

The prince was 12 when Princess Diana died. Now an advocate on mental health issues, he said that he had suffered for years before getting help.

The Checkup: Too Clean for Our Children’s Good?

New York Times - Health - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 03:00

We need to study the health consequences of the modern and more “hygienic” built environment, which is clean but by no means sterile.

Personal Health: The Cost of Not Taking Your Medicine

New York Times - Health - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 03:00

Nonadherence to prescriptions causes some 125,000 deaths a year in the United States alone.