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Certain Antibiotics May Increase Risk of Birth Defects

New York Times - 20/07/2017
Ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin and other drugs like them should be avoided in pregnancy, a study found.

Doctors: The Risk of Exertional Heatstroke to Young Athletes

New York Times - 20/07/2017
Banning two-a-day summer practices in high schools could help minimize the danger.

Diagnosis: Why Couldn’t This Man Stop Hiccupping?

New York Times - 20/07/2017
It started as a normal bout, but no remedy cured them. What was causing these relentless spasms?

Trump Demands That Senators Find a Way to Replace Obamacare

New York Times - 20/07/2017
A day after he seemed to give up his legislative push, President Trump summoned Republican senators to tell them not to leave Washington until they repeal and replace Obamacare.

F.D.A. Panel Recommends Approval for Gene-Altering Leukemia Treatment

New York Times - 20/07/2017
If accepted, which is likely, it will be the first gene therapy ever to reach the American market. “This is the beginning of something big,” a doctor said.

A New Brooklyn Clinic for Hotel Workers Who Enjoy No-Cost Care

New York Times - 19/07/2017
The health center opening in August promises to provide checkups, dental care and physical therapy without having to wait to be seen.

Tina Howe Copes With Caregiving and Other Late-in-Life Storms

New York Times - 19/07/2017
Looking after her ailing husband, and the perils of climate change, are inspirations for her new play, “Singing Beach.”

Phys Ed: The Toll of Exercise on the Heart (and Why You May Not Need to Worry)

New York Times - 19/07/2017
Endurance athletes do have plaques in their arteries, but they differ somewhat from the kinds found in less active people’s hearts.

Are You a Carboholic? Why Cutting Carbs Is So Tough

New York Times - 19/07/2017
Eating a little of a tasty dessert doesn’t satisfy me — it creates a fierce craving to eat it all, and then some.

How the Senate Health Care Bill Failed: G.O.P. Divisions and a Fed-Up President

New York Times - 19/07/2017
The effort by Senate Republicans to remake the country’s health care system faced a near-impossible path forward. President Trump’s tweets didn’t help.

‘Let Obamacare Fail,’ Trump Says as G.O.P. Health Bill Collapses

New York Times - 19/07/2017
The seven-year Republican quest to repeal the Affordable Care Act seemed to reach a dead end Tuesday, but President Trump vowed to “let Obamacare fail.”

Uber Discriminates Against Riders With Disabilities, Suit Says

New York Times - 19/07/2017
A coalition of advocacy groups says only a tiny fraction of the 58,000 cars dispatched by the ride-hailing service across New York City are wheelchair accessible.

Economic Scene: In Health Care, Republicans Could Learn From Rwanda

New York Times - 18/07/2017
While Obamacare’s foes seek to reverse its expansion of coverage, third-world nations have made strides in extending access and improving results.

After Decades of War, Colombian Farmers Face a New Test: Peace

New York Times - 18/07/2017
The FARC rebels have disarmed and joined the government to wean farmers off illicit crops. But in poor villages, the lure of drug money is still strong.

Health Care Overhaul Collapses as Two Republican Senators Defect

New York Times - 18/07/2017
With announced opposition from Senators Moran and Lee, the Republican push to rewrite President Obama’s signature domestic legacy issue falls short.

As Workouts Intensify, a Harmful Side Effect Grows More Common

New York Times - 17/07/2017
Newbies to spin classes can land in the emergency room, as doctors say they are seeing more of the rare but dangerous rhabdomyolysis.

27 Contact Lenses Are Found in Woman’s Eye, Doctors Report

New York Times - 17/07/2017
A medical team in Britain decided to publicize the case to raise awareness about safe contact lens use.

Personal Health: With Cancer Screening, Better Safe Than Sorry?

New York Times - 17/07/2017
Many patients, no matter how old or sick they may be, are reluctant to abandon tests they’ve long been told can be lifesaving.

Global Health: Houston Braces for Another Brush With the Peril of Zika

New York Times - 17/07/2017
The epidemic seems to be waning in other countries, but the threat is not yet past in the United States.

In South Asian Social Castes, a Living Lab for Genetic Disease

New York Times - 17/07/2017
Millenniums of marriages within well-defined subgroups in South Asia have created many populations with higher risks of recessive disease, according to new research.