Health

Senate Health Care Vote: Here’s Where They Left Off and What’s Next

The repeal-only measure was expected to fail. But the episode demonstrated the problem facing Republican leaders: They don’t have enough votes to pass a broad replacement of the health law. They also don’t have the votes to simply repeal major parts of it. Graphic The Outcomes of the Many Republican Health Plans Are Not So Different Comparing how the plans ...

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When Jewish Parents Decide Not to Circumcise

The science around the medical benefits of circumcision in the United States is inconclusive, though the American Academy of Pediatrics notes that it can help prevent some sexually transmitted infections like H.I.V., as well as penile cancer and urinary tract infections. “I think there was a time when all American baby boys were circumcised, of all religions,” said Rabbi Rick ...

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Senate Health Care Vote: John McCain Set to Arrive in Senate at 2:45 for Health Showdown

After seven months of strategizing, debate and closed-door meetings, the Senate finally is voting. Senate Republican leaders can only afford to lose two Republicans. One is almost certainly gone, Senator Susan Collins of Maine. Senators Dean Heller of Nevada, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska are still on the fence, but leaders think they can ...

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Companies Rush to Develop ‘Utterly Transformative’ Gene Therapies

The products closest to approval so far have a limited focus — to treat blood cancers like leukemia (for which an F.D.A. advisory panel recommended approval of the first treatment last week) and lymphoma, as opposed to the solid tumors that form in organs like the breasts and lungs and cause many more deaths. About 80,000 people a year have ...

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New C.D.C. Chief Saw Coca-Cola as Ally in Obesity Fight

Coke — which, like the C.D.C., is based in Atlanta — has also had two employees on Georgia Shape’s advisory board, in various years. One was Rhona S. Applebaum, Coke’s chief science and health officer. She left the company in 2016 after The Times reported that she had helped orchestrate a strategy of funding scientists who encouraged the public to ...

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What We Finally Got Around to Learning at the Procrastination Research Conference

It is a conference built on the idea that precisely because procrastination is problematic for so many people, it is worthy of serious investigation. Throughout the morning, Dr. Ferrari’s wife, Sharon, stood by the registration table, prepared to morph from greeter to guard if anyone tried to violate one of the meeting’s core rules: “There’s no day-of registration,” she said. ...

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A Drug Maker Spends Big in Washington to Make Itself Heard

Mallinckrodt also spent $610,000 lobbying Congress, triple the amount of 2015’s first quarter. The company, which makes pain-control drugs as well as H. P. Acthar, an injectable gel prescribed for multiple sclerosis and other diseases, has lobbied on issues related to opioids, patents, Medicare and other matters, regulatory filings show. Mallinckrodt is far from unique. This year, a critical and ...

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A Sensor on Your Skin That Looks and Feels Like a Temporary Tattoo

Researchers say the new nanomesh device can theoretically be worn for a week or longer without such problems. The drawback is that it can be rubbed off with water, so in reality, it will need to be replaced after every shower or bath. There is a trade-off between how comfortable the device is and its durability, Dr. Someya said, adding ...

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Health Care Overhaul Collapses as Two Republican Senators Defect

But President Trump was not ready to give up. He immediately took to Twitter to say: “Republicans should just REPEAL failing ObamaCare now & work on a new Healthcare Plan that will start from a clean slate. Dems will join in!” Interactive Graphic Where Every Senator Stands on the Revised Health Care Bill A real-time count of every senator’s position. ...

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