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Chemical Industry Ally Faces Critics in Bid for Top E.P.A. Post

New York Times - 20/09/2017
Michael L. Dourson, who has long run a premier firm for the chemical industry, is set for a confirmation hearing before a Senate panel.

Voices: How Honesty Could Make You Happier

New York Times - 19/09/2017
An honesty journal can teach you a lot about living a better life.

Como a Grande Indústria Viciou o Brasil em Junk Food

New York Times - 19/09/2017
À medida que o crescimento diminui nos países ricos, as empresas de alimentos ocidentais se expandem acintosamente nos países em desenvolvimento, contribuindo para obesidade e problemas de saúde.

While Premiums Soar Under Obamacare, Costs of Employer-Based Plans Are Stable

New York Times - 19/09/2017
A new survey of employers shows moderate price hikes in health benefits in spite of turmoil in the individual insurance market.

The Fatal Toll of Cheap Cigarettes

New York Times - 19/09/2017
The availability of cheaper, off-brand cigarettes is associated with an increase in infant mortality.

Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers

New York Times - 18/09/2017
Drug companies and doctors have been accused of fueling the opioid crisis, but some question whether insurers have played a role, too.

In Mexico, Weavers Embrace Natural Alternatives to Toxic Dyes

New York Times - 18/09/2017
Concerned about the health impacts of textile chemicals, traditional artisans are producing vivid colors from crushed insects and forest plants.

Global Health: Bill and Melinda Gates Grade the World’s Health

New York Times - 18/09/2017
Poor nations get high marks for meeting important goals. But the Gateses warn that deep aid cuts and donor fatigue still could doom millions.

Gut Bacteria May Play a Role in Weight Loss

New York Times - 18/09/2017
A study found that people with a high ratio of two gut bacteria lost more weight than those with a low ratio.

Lady Gaga Postpones European Tour Dates, Citing Chronic Pain

New York Times - 18/09/2017
The European leg of her “Joanne” tour, scheduled to start Thursday in Barcelona, will be pushed back to 2018. She had canceled a show in Brazil last week.

The Checkup: When Adolescents Want Tattoos or Piercings

New York Times - 18/09/2017
Chipped teeth from tongue piercings or infected cartilage are among the health risks parents and pediatricians should watch for.

Personal Health: Giving Migraine Treatments the Best Chance

New York Times - 18/09/2017
To be most effective, new therapies may require patients to recognize and respond to the early warning signs of a migraine.

Phys Ed: Get Up, Stand Up!

New York Times - 18/09/2017
A new study suggests that getting up from your chair every half-hour or so could reduce the risk of an early death.

The New Old Age: Alcohol Abuse Is Rising Among Older Adults

New York Times - 18/09/2017
The elderly still drink less on average than younger Americans, but the number who report problems with alcohol is increasing fast.

Why Are Drug Prices So High? We’re Curious, Too

New York Times - 18/09/2017
The New York Times and ProPublica have teamed up to investigate who is to blame for skyrocketing drug prices — and have turned up some surprising answers.

I.O.C. Investigation of Russian Doping Might Soon Yield Penalties

New York Times - 15/09/2017
“We feel we have found a number of elements to charge a certain number of athletes,” said a member of the I.O.C.’s executive board.

Five Tips for Choosing a Reliable Nursing Home

New York Times - 15/09/2017
Following the deaths of eight Florida nursing home residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, experts offer advice on picking a good facility.

New Product Is First to Claim It May Reduce Peanut Allergies

New York Times - 15/09/2017
The label of a new powdered peanut product is the first to be allowed to claim it may reduce peanut allergies in susceptible infants.

Are You a Hair-Twirler, Nail-Biter or Knuckle-Cracker?

New York Times - 15/09/2017
Almost everybody has some kind of tic, and the degree to which you engage in them is a barometer of your peace of mind.

Ask Well: Do I Carry a Dangerous Amount of Belly Fat?

New York Times - 15/09/2017
Visceral fat, which collects around the middle, is tied to a host of serious medical problems.