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In Armenia, ‘What Do You Want to Be?’ Is Asked in Infancy

New York Times - Health - Sun, 03/12/2017 - 11:27

A celebration for a child’s first tooth includes presentation of an array of objects; the child’s choice is said to signify a future career.

Lloyd Conover, Inventor of Groundbreaking Antibiotic, Dies at 93

New York Times - Health - Sun, 03/12/2017 - 11:20

Dr. Conover, a chemist, developed tetracycline, a powerful chemically altered antibiotic with fewer side effects than the drug from which it was derived.

The G.O.P.’s High-Risk Strategy for Health Law Repeal

New York Times - Health - Sat, 03/11/2017 - 09:23

The party’s plan to toss out the Affordable Care Act could cause turmoil in the insurance market next year, and for Republicans themselves in the 2018 midterm elections.

No Health Insurance Is Hard. No Phone? Unthinkable.

New York Times - Health - Sat, 03/11/2017 - 08:05

Representative Jason Chaffetz of Utah suggested that Americans should invest in health care rather than “getting that new iPhone.” His constituents had something to say about that.

For Brazil’s Zika Families, a Life of Struggle and Scares

New York Times - Health - Sat, 03/11/2017 - 02:00

In the impoverished northeast, devoted parents live around the needs of children whose grave disabilities are only beginning to be understood.

Want to Help Those Coping With Zika?

New York Times - Health - Sat, 03/11/2017 - 02:00

Here is a list of organizations that extend aid to prople in need in Latin America, or that contribute to stopping the spread of the virus.

A Zika Tale in a Favela

New York Times - Health - Sat, 03/11/2017 - 02:00

A baby named Eduarda, troubled by the afflictions of Zika, lives with her parents in a Recife slum. The family lives on less than $300 a month from the government.

How a Mother Copes With Zika

New York Times - Health - Sat, 03/11/2017 - 01:50

At the epicenter of the Zika crisis, a mother in Recife, Brazil, struggles to care for her afflicted baby.

Anne Friedman Glauber, Champion of Social Causes, Dies at 63

New York Times - Health - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 19:41

Ms. Glauber, who worked as a public relations executive in New York, co-founded an initiative to reduce domestic violence and a council to help women in Rwanda and Afghanistan.

New Guideline Will Allow First-Year Doctors to Work 24-Hour Shifts

New York Times - Health - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 19:02

Until July, the current maximum shift is 16 hours for first-year residents. The maximum workload will remain 80 hours per week.

How Healthy Are You? G.O.P. Bill Would Help Employers Find Out

New York Times - Health - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 18:01

The bill would also significantly increase the financial penalties for employees who do not join workplace wellness programs.

Republican Health Plan Could End Insurance Coverage of Abortion

New York Times - Health - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 17:52

The replacement for the Affordable Care Act would bar people from using federal tax credits to buy health insurance plans that cover abortion.

Trump Keeps Low Profile After Praising Health Care Overhaul

New York Times - Health - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 11:53

The president has been noticeably less accessible since claiming, without evidence, that his predecessor had bugged Trump Tower during the campaign.

GOP Health Plan Advances After Clearing Two Panels

Wall Street Journal - Health - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 07:37

Republicans in Congress scored a victory in their efforts to replace parts of the Affordable Care Act, pushing measures through two House committees. But opposition to the health overhaul remains strong.

The New Old Age: Pressed Into Caregiving Sooner Than Expected

New York Times - Health - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 06:16

The burdens of elder care can be particularly difficult when they come years before expected, in what researchers call “off-time events.”

With Rebels Gone, Colombia Jumps Into the Pot Industry

New York Times - Health - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 05:50

The government, which has received billions in American aid to eradicate the drug trade, will license a small number of companies to cultivate medical marijuana.

Ask Well: Mediterranean Diet vs. Statins to Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke?

New York Times - Health - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 03:00

The Mediterranean diet helps even if you are taking statins and, along with other benefits, might help avoid the need for statins altogether.

Ties: My Grandmother’s Story Is Ending as Mine Begins

New York Times - Health - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 03:00

As my grandma’s mind deteriorated, I felt myself holding on to her by becoming the woman we both wanted to be.

After Halting Start, Trump Plunges Into Effort to Repeal Health Law

New York Times - Health - Thu, 03/09/2017 - 20:36

The president is marshaling the full power of his office to woo Republicans, disarm conservatives and win passage of a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.