- Researchers tried to pin down why our brains can be susceptible to errors in perception that make us mix up mouth movements and sounds.
- A small survey suggests that many young sex workers cannot protect themselves from infection and pass it on to their infants.
- Five women describe why they used marijuana while pregnant, and how they assessed the risks and benefits before making that choice.
- Liliane Ploumen, a trade minister in the Netherlands, mobilized support for global family-planning groups threatened by an executive order from President Trump.
- Learn about the different natural remedies that may alleviate symptoms of a sore throat, what over-the-counter remedies may work, and when to see a doctor.
- The National Institutes of Health studies dietary supplements and advises the public and professionals, but its conclusions are often complicated.
- A new analysis indicates that many cancer survivors change their prescription drug use (including skipping doses or requesting cheaper medications) for financial reasons.
- When eyesight fails, some people become socially disengaged, leading to isolation and loneliness.
- Fitbits and Apple Watches and the like may have their uses, but they don’t appear to be effective in weight loss.
- Older Americans are increasingly turning to pot to treat their aches and pains. The trend raises questions about effectiveness, safety and accessibility.
- A ban on imported food at government functions and tourist establishments is an early step to prevent disease and promote healthy habits in an isolated province of Vanuatu.
- As lawmakers hear an outcry from supporters of the Affordable Care Act, there is no longer a clamor for dismantling it, Republicans say.
- In a remote city’s desperation, where at least 76 people died after drinking a tainted vodka substitute, Russia’s decline writ large.
- The main goal of those involved in the effort is to convince college presidents that the Obama-era policies have positively transformed the lives of women on college campuses.
- As of Friday, health officials confirmed eight deaths and 77 diagnosed cases just in February, according to Xinhua, the state news agency.
- Britain’s efforts to aid the environment have inadvertently led to a spike in an even more insidious form of air pollution than the deadly smog of 1952.
- Work has stopped temporarily at the government lab handling viruses like Ebola because air hoses used in safety suits were not tested for breathing safety.
- As lawmakers leave for a weeklong recess, a flood of new activist groups has traditional organizations scrambling to catch up.
- The illustrations of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the father of modern neuroscience, are featured in the new book “The Beautiful Mind.”
- The number of fat cells in a person’s body seems to be able to change in only one direction: up.
- My dad’s philosophy was that you don’t need money or plans, only a willingness to be present in the moment and to go where inspiration takes you.
- The Justice Department moved Thursday to join a whistle-blower suit in California that claims the insurer improperly collected vast sums by claiming people under its care were sicker than they were.
- The outline of the plan points to a simpler system that would give every American a flat tax credit varying by age, but not by income.
- The Republican plan includes tax credits to help people buy insurance that would vary by age, not income, and incentives to establish savings accounts to pay medical expenses.
- Blood pressure and fluid retention improve in those counseled by dietitians, small study shows
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- Overall, it has been 48 percent effective, but more severe H3N2 strain a factor in reduced coverage
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- Study participants were fitter, felt better -- and were less bothered by hot flashes
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- Higher levels of arsenic, mercury found in people who follow this eating plan, study finds
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- Men who are stressed or in poor health seem to be at special risk, study shows
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- People who use the drug are more willing to have casual sex without a condom, study shows
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- But medical experts can't agree if recommending supplements or food fortification would be helpful
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- Study confirms numerous hazards, and experts stress the condition must be treated immediately
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- The blood sugar disease often comes with enormous mental and emotional strains, specialists say
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- Another donkey may be the key to helping an abused one learn to trust again.
- I often feel relief at not being burdened by hope of a cure — like Sisyphus admiring the view from the mountain after someone stopped the boulder.
- People eating a gluten-free diet had higher blood levels of arsenic and mercury.
- A mother’s good-night kiss has unexpected consequences.
- Congressional Republicans eagerly anticipated securing their conservative agenda, but they have yet to deliver on any of the sweeping legislation they promised.
- The flu and common cold are both common illnesses but for how long is there a risk of spreading them to others? How can people stop them from spreading?
- The ruling gives the Broad Institute the potentially lucrative rights, a blow to the University of California, often said to be the birthplace of the technique.
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity should be considered a brain disorder, researchers say
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- Although the Obamacare individual mandate has not gone away, a change in policy at the I.R.S. may shift taxpayers’ perception about how urgent it is.
- After procedure, some patients were able to stop taking insulin to control their blood sugar, researchers report
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- Patients are 30 percent more likely to get hooked on painkillers if their ER physician prescribes them frequently
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- A study of the use of opioid painkillers found that patients who had encountered a “high-intensity” prescribing doctor in the emergency room were more likely to become long-term users.
- The backgrounds of finalists to lead the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria are likely to draw scrutiny from the United States, its largest donor.
- Equipment safety, emergency training and time for recovery are key to avoiding trouble, experts say
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- Patients who complained about their doctor had more post-surgical complications, researchers say
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- Researchers report brain scans plus computer algorithm show which high-risk babies might develop the disorder
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- Lowering blood pressure to 120 — instead of the current guideline of 140 — could prevent more than 100,000 deaths a year in the United States alone, researchers report.
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