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Women With Breast Cancer Delay Care When Faced With High Deductibles

Women With Breast Cancer Delay Care When Faced With High Deductibles

Pam Leonard, a teacher in Wisconsin, is also working nights to help pay for her cancer treatments.

The Man Who (Almost) Wiped Out the Guinea Worms

The Man Who (Almost) Wiped Out the Guinea Worms

Dr. Ernesto Ruiz-Tiben, who has fought to eradicate Guinea worm disease for decades, surveys a field near a village in Chad. Just 30 Guinea worm infections were reported worldwide in 2017.

After ‘The Biggest Loser,’ Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight

After ‘The Biggest Loser,’ Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight

Danny Cahill, playing the bass during a church service near Tulsa, Okla., won Season 8 of the NBC show “The Biggest Loser” by dropping 239 pounds. He has regained more than 100.

F.D.A. Panel Rejects Philip Morris’ Claim That Tobacco Stick Is Safer Than Cigarettes

F.D.A. Panel Rejects Philip Morris’ Claim That Tobacco Stick Is Safer Than Cigarettes

An iQOS electronic cigarette, which heats tobacco sticks but does not burn them.

Ebola Erupts Again in Africa, Only Now There’s a Vaccine

Ebola Erupts Again in Africa, Only Now There’s a Vaccine

An Ebola quarantine unit in Muma, Democratic Republic of Congo, last year. The country’s ninth outbreak is believed to have begun in early April but was confirmed as Ebola only on Tuesday.

New Alzheimer’s Drug Slows Memory Loss in Early Trial Results

New Alzheimer’s Drug Slows Memory Loss in Early Trial Results

The new drug slowed cognitive decline and reduced amyloid plaques, shown lower right in a colored light micrograph of an Alzheimer’s patient.

As Catholic Hospitals Expand, So Do Limits on Some Procedures

As Catholic Hospitals Expand, So Do Limits on Some Procedures

Jennafer Norris, at home with her three children, had life-threatening pre-eclampsia in all her pregnancies. She asked for a tubal ligation after an emergency cesarean section to deliver her third child, but the doctor said she couldn’t perform the procedure because the hospital was Catholic.

He Took a Drug to Prevent AIDS. Then He Couldn’t Get Disability Insurance.

He Took a Drug to Prevent AIDS. Then He Couldn’t Get Disability Insurance.

When Dr. Philip Cheng, a urologist in Boston, applied for disability insurance, he was given only short-term coverage. His broker said it was because Dr. Cheng took Truvada to prevent H.I.V. infection.

Drug to Treat Smallpox Approved by F.D.A., a Move Against Bioterrorism

Drug to Treat Smallpox Approved by F.D.A., a Move Against Bioterrorism

Smallpox was eliminated in 1980, but experts have feared the virus, above, may return via laboratory accident or terrorist attack.

In a Rare Success, Paraguay Conquers Malaria

In a Rare Success, Paraguay Conquers Malaria

A malaria specialist in Las Claritas, Venezuela, analyzing blood samples of patients who showed symptoms of infection. While Paraguay has recently eliminated the disease, other countries in the Americas, particularly Venezuela, are seeing increases.

You’re Getting Very Sleepy. (So Is Everyone Else.)

You’re Getting Very Sleepy. (So Is Everyone Else.)

A sleep deficit can affect the safety and productivity of individuals in a workplace. Events such as the Challenger space shuttle disaster have been tied to a lack of sleep.

Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials

Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials

A Brooklyn mother unable to nurse fed her child donated breast milk. The $70 billion infant formula industry has seen sales flatten in wealthy countries in recent years.

Defying Prevention Efforts, Suicide Rates Are Climbing Across the Nation

Defying Prevention Efforts, Suicide Rates Are Climbing Across the Nation

A message board at a suicide prevention event in Cincinnati adorned with notes left for people who took their own lives. Guns are the most common method for committing suicide, health officials report.

The Illness Is Bad Enough. The Hospital May Be Even Worse.

The Illness Is Bad Enough. The Hospital May Be Even Worse.

Bernadine Lewandowski, left, makes spaghetti sauce with her daughter, Dona Jones. Ms. Lewandowski lived independently until recent hospitalizations.

Skinny and 119 Pounds, but With the Health Hallmarks of Obesity

Skinny and 119 Pounds, but With the Health Hallmarks of Obesity

Claire Walker Johnson, 55, of Queens, developed Type 2 diabetes and a fatty liver, among other problems related to obesity, despite weighing only 119 pounds. She eventually found she had lipodystrophy, a rare genetic disorder.


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