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Women Hold G.O.P. Senate Seats, but Little Influence

New York Times - Health - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 19:35

Republican women in the Senate have struggled to gain as much influence as their Democratic counterparts.

Cholera Compounds Suffering in a Yemen Torn by War

New York Times - Health - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 17:36

Aid groups warn of alarming increases in the number cholera cases afflicting Yemen, where the health system has been rendered dysfunctional by the fighting.

Blocked by China, Taiwan Presses to Join U.N. Agency’s Meeting

New York Times - Health - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 15:53

Taiwan’s president and ministers want the self-ruled island to have observer status at the World Health Assembly’s annual meeting in Geneva.

Pain Relievers Tied to Immediate Heart Risks

New York Times - Health - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 15:30

The risk of having a heart attack rises within the first week of starting NSAIDs, though the absolute risk remains small.

Are Statin Side Effects ‘All in Our Heads’?

New York Times - Health - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 14:09

Muscle pain and other common side effects of statins may be influenced by psychological factors.

Op-Ed Contributor: A Health Care Bill That’s Bad for Moms and Babies

New York Times - Health - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 13:40

Decent maternity care is crucial. States shouldn’t be allowed to waive it.

They Voted to Repeal Obamacare. Now They Are a Target.

New York Times - Health - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 13:25

Grass-roots groups are aiming at House Republicans who voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act and are working to stop the bill in the Senate.