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Drug Giants Close In on a $50 Billion Settlement of Opioid Cases

The nation’s three largest drug distributors, as well as two manufacturers, are in intense negotiations to settle thousands of cases before a trial set to begin on Monday.

You’re Only as Old as You Feel

Simply asking people how old they feel may tell you a lot about their health and well-being.

Sutter Health to Settle Antitrust Lawsuit

The hospital group in California was accused of using its market dominance to demand higher prices for health care.

A Young Man Nearly Lost His Life to Vaping

He thought vaping THC would be safer than smoking marijuana, but the fumes shut down his lungs.

CBD or THC? Common Drug Test Can’t Tell the Difference

Those cannabidiol-laced gummy bears may be entirely legal, but they could still get you arrested on marijuana possession charges.

E-Cigarettes Went Unchecked in 10 Years of Federal Inaction

A decade after Congress gave the F.D.A. the power to regulate tobacco products like e-cigarettes, the federal government has repeatedly delayed or weakened efforts that could have protected teenagers.

Faced With a Drug Shortfall, Doctors Scramble to Treat Children With Cancer

A critical chemotherapy medication is in short supply, and physicians say there is no appropriate substitute.

You’re Swabbing a Dead Gorilla for Ebola. Then It Gets Worse.

Carrion flies inside your hood. Sweat turns your gloves into water balloons. This is tough work, but it could predict disease outbreaks.

Rx for Doctors: Stop With the Urine Tests

The tests often are positive in people without symptoms, particularly older patients. The result: overtreatment with antibiotics.

Can Personality Affect Dementia Risk?

Extroversion, an energetic disposition, calmness and maturity were associated with a lower risk of dementia 50 years later.

A Nazi Version of DDT Was Forgotten. Could It Help Fight Malaria?

Scientists have rediscovered a compound developed by German researchers during World War II. It appears to be more effective and perhaps safer than DDT.

Taking Ayahuasca When You’re a Senior Citizen

Some older adults are dabbling in this powerful psychedelic, which is mostly illegal in the United States.

Starting Chemotherapy, When You’re Ready

It’s better if you start cancer treatment when you can jump in wholeheartedly and without regrets.

Psoriasis Tied to Increased Cancer Risk

Among people with psoriasis, the risk of skin, esophageal, liver and pancreatic cancer was particularly high.

The China Connection: How One D.E.A. Agent Cracked a Global Fentanyl Ring

Fentanyl is quickly becoming America’s deadliest drug. But law enforcement couldn’t trace it to its source — until one teenager overdosed in North Dakota.

Exercise Advice for Surviving Cancer, and Maybe Avoiding It

New guidelines say exercise may help cancer patients live longer, or help you avoid getting cancer in the first place.

Is Celery Juice a Sham?

There are claims that the staid, crunchy workhorse usually found beside Buffalo wings can heal autoimmune diseases, among other benefits. Is that true?

Are There Benefits to Drinking Kombucha?

If by “benefits” you mean being wildly popular and sometimes unpredictably alcoholic, then yes.

What Are the Benefits of CBD?

More than 60 percent of CBD users were taking it for anxiety, according to a survey of 5,000 people. Does it help?

He Was Unbearably Itchy, but the Problem Wasn’t in His Skin

An older man was tormented by a rash that no one could diagnose — until he found a doctor who was known for unlocking difficult cases.

What Are the Benefits of Turmeric?

Famed for purported anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, the botanical is hailed for helping a host of conditions. Is that true?

Your Body Is a Wonderland

No really, it is. In his new book, “The Body,” Bill Bryson explains why — and how we can take better care of the skin we’re in.

An Oncologist Asks When It’s Time to Say ‘Enough’

Azra Raza’s “The First Cell” poses hard questions about cancer treatment and end-of-life care.

Improve Your Bedtime Routine With These Five Luxurious Tips

I don’t know who needs to hear this but stop scrolling on Instagram at night and start meditating.

Can Eating Red Fruits and Vegetables Lead to Healthier Sperm?

Lycopene, a red plant pigment found in tomatoes, watermelons and pink grapefruits, improved some measures of sperm quality.

The New Makers of Plant-Based Meat? Big Meat Companies

Tyson, Smithfield, Perdue and Hormel have all rolled out meat alternatives, filling supermarket shelves with an array of plant-based burgers, meatballs and chicken nuggets.

For ‘Erin Brockovich’ Fans, a David vs. Goliath Tale With a Twist

Robert Bilott was a corporate defense lawyer when a stranger shared a theory about why his cows were dying. “Exposure” is his story of what happened next.

Air Pollution Is Linked to Miscarriages in China, Study Finds

A new study published on Monday adds to growing evidence of the negative health effects of air pollution on pregnant women and their fetuses.

Five Reasons the Diet Soda Myth Won’t Die

Repeated studies on a health bogeyman help explain wider problems with food research.

Helping Teenagers Quit Vaping

As vaping deaths rise, quitting has a new urgency. But experts say withdrawal can be even more challenging than from conventional cigarettes.

Staying on Guard Against Skin Cancer

If you see something on your skin that is new, changing, not healing or doesn’t seem right, get it checked out as soon as possible.

He Tried E-Cigarettes to Quit Smoking. Doctors Say Vaping Led to His Death.

Months after John Steffen died in Nebraska, officials said his death was part of a mysterious outbreak of vaping-related deaths and illnesses.

Your Paycheck May Impact Your Heart Health

The risk for cardiovascular disease may increase when a person’s income goes down, and decrease when it goes up.

Kipchoge’s Inspiring Marathon Run, Just in Time for Chicago

Between the breaking of the two-hour barrier and the Chicago Marathon, it’s a big weekend in running.

Judge Orders Pause in Opioid Litigation Against Purdue Pharma and Sacklers

The stay is only until Nov. 6. During that time, the parties must negotiate a plan for disclosing the details of the Sacklers’ wealth and Purdue’s role in the opioid epidemic.

Carlos Celdran, 46, Philippine Activist and Performance Artist, Dies

He received widespread attention for his dramatic protest against the Roman Catholic Church after it blocked the passage of a reproductive health bill.

No Drop in Vaping Cases, C.D.C. Says

Health officials say the flu season may complicate diagnosis of the lung damage from vaping, masking symptoms.

Does Your Toothbrush Have an App Yet?

New technology is creating some excitement in the formerly ho-hum world of dental care.

Little Wished-for Deaths

When faced with a death that had felt as if it never would come, I was surprised at the depth of my sadness.

Bjorn Thorbjarnarson, Surgeon to Warhol and the Shah, Dies at 98

Warhol’s death in New York after undergoing surgery put him at the center of a lawsuit, but a later investigation suggested he and a hospital had not been at fault.

Karli on ‘Sesame Street’ Reveals Her Mother’s Addiction Battle

It’s the latest example of the show introducing characters or expanding their backgrounds to explain tough topics to children.

Health Officials Urge Caution in Reducing Opioids for Pain Patients

In a newly published guide, federal health officials say doctors “should never abandon” pain patients and warn of acute withdrawal and other risks.

Vaping Illnesses Climb Upward, Nearing 1,300 With 29 Deaths

The cause of the outbreak is still unknown, and the only advice health officials can offer so far is to avoid vaping.



 
 

 

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