New York Times

Supreme Court to Consider Limits on Contraception Coverage

Sab, 18/01/2020 - 01:32
The justices will weigh Trump administration regulations allowing employers to refuse to provide access to birth control on religious or moral grounds.

W.H.O. Warns That Pipeline for New Antibiotics Is Running Dry

Sab, 18/01/2020 - 00:31
In two new reports, the global health agency says only government intervention can fix the broken market for new antimicrobial drugs.

Three U.S. Airports to Check Passengers for a Deadly Chinese Coronavirus

Ven, 17/01/2020 - 22:10
Passengers from Wuhan, China, will be screened at J.F.K. beginning Friday night, and in San Francisco and Los Angeles starting on Saturday.

$8 Billion Verdict in Drug Lawsuit Is Reduced to $6.8 Million

Ven, 17/01/2020 - 22:06
A Philadelphia judge lowered the damages in a case that claimed Johnson & Johnson played down the risks of an antipsychotic drug.

Medicare’s Part D Doughnut Hole Has Closed! Mostly. Sorta.

Ven, 17/01/2020 - 20:37
The drug coverage gap was widely loathed, but the new scheme may still leave some older Americans holding the bag.

Dying in the Neurosurgical I.C.U.

Ven, 17/01/2020 - 18:17
In cases of brain death or neurologically devastating injury, poor communication can make painful situations even harder.

Fish Oil Supplements Tied to Sperm Health

Ven, 17/01/2020 - 17:00
Young men who took fish oil supplements had higher sperm counts, a greater sperm volume and larger average testicular size.

Japan and Thailand Confirm New Cases of Chinese Coronavirus

Ven, 17/01/2020 - 06:57
The two new patients will add to fears that the virus will spread further outside China’s borders.

Ayanna Pressley Opens Up About Living With Alopecia and Hair Loss

Ven, 17/01/2020 - 01:37
The congresswoman from Massachusetts said that she was making peace with the condition in a video released on Thursday.

Overwhelmed by Medical Bills, and Finding Help on TikTok

Gio, 16/01/2020 - 20:11
In a video last month, a North Carolina woman shared a tip about battling “stupid charges.” Thousands responded — some in gratitude, others to commiserate over the baffling costs of health care.

Air Pollution, Evolution, and the Fate of Billions of Humans

Gio, 16/01/2020 - 15:32
It’s not just a modern problem. Airborne toxins are so pernicious that they may have shaped our DNA over millions of years.

How Anti-Vaccine Activists Doomed a Bill in New Jersey

Gio, 16/01/2020 - 13:42
Angry parents, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish group and anti-vaccine celebrities rallied to outmatch one of the state’s most powerful elected leaders.

This Strange Microbe May Mark One of Life’s Great Leaps

Mer, 15/01/2020 - 21:50
A organism living in ocean muck offers clues to the origins of the complex cells of all animals and plants.

Where Surgeons Don’t Bother With Checklists

Mer, 15/01/2020 - 18:00
In many poor countries, older surgeons resist being questioned, and operations are more often emergencies, which leaves less time to review checklists.

Blood Pressure Patterns Are Different for Women

Mer, 15/01/2020 - 17:00
High blood pressure tends to begin at a younger age in women than men, and rises faster, a new study reports.

Minimum Wage Raises Could Lower Suicide Rates, Study Says

Mer, 15/01/2020 - 16:53
It was the latest study to suggest that effects of wage increases reach beyond economic welfare, but some experts pushed back on the findings.

Run a First Marathon, and Your Arteries May Look 4 Years Younger

Mer, 15/01/2020 - 14:51
Training for and finishing a marathon can leave arteries more flexible, healthy and biologically younger than before.

That Lead Apron in the X-Ray Room? You May Not Need It

Mar, 14/01/2020 - 18:26
A number of radiology organizations are trying to end the decades-old practice of shielding patients from radiation with lead aprons.

How Insects Cope When Blood Rushes to Their Heads

Mar, 14/01/2020 - 18:06
Grasshoppers have to deal with blood pressure issues when they are upside down.

When Heavy Periods Disrupt a Teenager’s Life

Lun, 13/01/2020 - 11:00
“Someone’s menstrual period should not be impairing them from leading a normal life, because we have really good treatments for pain and for heavy bleeding,” an expert says.