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Abortion Arrives at the Center of the American Political Maelstrom

Ven, 03/09/2021 - 21:42
The Supreme Court’s decision not to block a Texas law banning most abortions left Republicans eager to replicate it. Democrats reeled, but sensed a winning issue in coming elections.

Covid Medical Bills Are About to Get Bigger

Ven, 03/09/2021 - 06:51
As some insurers focus on encouraging vaccination, temporary waivers that kept patient costs low are expiring.

Drug-resistant infections have increased in hospitals during the pandemic.

Ven, 03/09/2021 - 00:17
Hard-to-treat bacteria are thriving on reused protective equipment, intravenous lines and medical equipment like ventilators, federal officials said.

House Committees Demand F.D.A. Records on Alzheimer’s Drug Approval

Gio, 02/09/2021 - 20:14
The agency approved Biogen’s Aduhelm “despite concerns raised by experts,” committee leaders said in a letter.

Breakthrough Infections Are Less Likely to Lead to Long Covid, Study Suggests

Gio, 02/09/2021 - 10:31
Vaccination halves the odds of experiencing long-term symptoms after infection.

Study Quantifies Pandemic Rise in Childhood Obesity

Gio, 02/09/2021 - 03:56
Researchers analyzing data on nearly 200,000 young people in Southern California found a 9 percent increase in obesity among those ages 5 to 11.

Breakthough Infections Are Less Likely to Lead to Long Covid, Study Suggests

Gio, 02/09/2021 - 01:15
Vaccination halves the odds of experiencing long-term symptoms after infection.

Purdue Pharma Is Dissolved and Sacklers Pay $4.5 Billion to Settle Opioid Claims

Gio, 02/09/2021 - 01:04
The ruling in bankruptcy court caps a long legal battle over the fate of a company accused of fueling the opioid epidemic and the family that owns it.

180 Virus Cases Linked to a Youth Camp and Conference

Gio, 02/09/2021 - 01:00
No deaths have been linked the two events in organized by an Illinois church group, but five people have been hospitalized, all of them unvaccinated.

San Diego Hospital System Reported Small Covid Resurgence

Mer, 01/09/2021 - 23:00
Breakthrough infections tend to be mild, and vaccines are still highly effective against severe disease and death from the Delta variant.

The Black Mortality Gap, and a Document Written in 1910

Mer, 01/09/2021 - 20:41
Some clues on why health care fails Black Americans can be found in the Flexner Report.

Covid Survivors More Likely to Have Kidney Problems, Study Finds

Mer, 01/09/2021 - 18:04
In a study of veterans, Covid survivors were 35 percent more likely than other patients to have long-term kidney damage or declines in kidney function.

Pandemics Get Forgotten. But Not at This Museum.

Mer, 01/09/2021 - 17:39
The collection of the German Hygiene Museum shows that the same debates recur whenever disease breaks out, even if we don’t remember them.

Teachers, Police, Other Public Workers Left Out of Mental Health Coverage

Mer, 01/09/2021 - 15:42
Health plans for state and local workers can opt out of the federal law requiring them to treat mental health like other medical conditions.

In Britain, Young Children Don’t Wear Masks in School

Mer, 01/09/2021 - 15:33
During the Delta surge, British schools emphasized other safety measures: quarantining and regular testing for the virus.

My Stepdad Has Alzheimer’s. Can My Mom Date Someone Else?

Mer, 01/09/2021 - 04:55
The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on marriage vows and stolen library books.

Two Top F.D.A. Vaccine Regulators to Depart This Fall

Mer, 01/09/2021 - 02:29
The announcement that Dr. Marion Gruber and Dr. Philip Krause will leave this fall comes as the agency conducts sensitive reviews of coronavirus vaccines for children and booster shots.

Wide Awake at 3 A.M.? Readers Offer Advice on Insomnia

Mar, 31/08/2021 - 22:20
Well readers share a range of strategies they use to get back to sleep in the middle of the night.

Pfizer and BioNTech Press Ahead on Booster Shots

Mar, 31/08/2021 - 21:46
The companies said they will submit their data by the end of the week and ask the F.D.A. to approve a third shot.

Extra Shots from J. & J. and Pfizer Give Immune Boost, Companies Report

Mar, 31/08/2021 - 21:45
The Food and Drug Administration will evaluate the new data as the Biden administration pushes a booster shot strategy.