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- F.D.A. Unveils Proposed Graphic Warning Labels for Cigarette Packs
Designed to cover half the surface area of a pack, new proposed labels are meant to vividly remind smokers of tobacco’s dangers.
- The New Old Age: Families Struggle to Care for Veterans
Caregivers of veterans report greater difficulties than do those of other disabled adults.
- Life in Shadows for Mentally Ill in China, With Violent Flares
Psychiatry has been revived in China, but mental health remains a medical backwater, desperately short of financing, practitioners and esteem.
- Drug Suits Raise Questions for Doctors, and Juries
As recent lawsuits suggest a long-term risk, doctors and drug makers are debating the use of osteoporosis drugs.
- Books of The Times: Cancer as Old Foe and Goad to Science
Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee writes a “biography? of cancer and of those who have fought it throughout history.
- A Final Cocoon: Dying at Home
For some of the terminally ill, creating a space that embodies their deepest longings is part of saying goodbye.
- Recipes for Health: Flourless Carrot Cake
This spicy carrot cake is less sweet and cloying than the traditional kind.
- Uganda Seen as a Front Line in the Bioterrorism Fight
Tightening the security of vulnerable public health laboratories in East Africa is a ?security imperative,? a Defense Department official said.
- Vital Signs: Behavior: Too Much Texting Is Linked to Other Problems
A new study suggests that the high school students who spend the most time texting or on social network sites are at risk for a host of worrisome behaviors.
- Fly-Fishing Group Offers an Escape From the Hospital
With its weekend retreats, Casting for Recovery, a nonprofit program, helps create a healing environment for women with breast cancer.
- Bush Recollection Puts Spotlight on Miscarriage
The image of a mother handing her son a jar containing a fetus — a scene from George W. Bush?s youth ? has stirred a debate about the psychological fallout of miscarriage.
- Health Rules Are Waived More Often
Federal officials are issuing more waivers to try to prevent some insurers and employers from dropping coverage.
- Some Companies Shift Health Costs to Better-Paid
As costs rise, employers are shifting the burden of health care contributions to workers in top salary brackets.
- Reporter's Notebook: For Edge on Alzheimer’s, Testing Early Treatments
Researchers are trying to determine when and how the brain begins to deteriorate. If drugs can be given sooner, they say, treatment might be more successful.
- Glimpsing a Scientific Future as Fields Heat Up
Some advances are unpredictable, but others we see coming. We?re still waiting on gene therapy, though.
- A Direct Hit of Drugs to Treat Brain Cancer
To battle glioblastoma, a brain tumor that fights off every known therapy, doctors are delivering drugs through blood vessels that go into the head.
- Genes as Mirrors of Life Experiences
Scientists are focusing on epigenetics, the study of how people’s genes adapt to experience and environment, in exploring the causes of mental disorders.
- New Lines of Attack in H.I.V. Prevention
Success of a gel that is used before intercourse (and without a partner knowing) has energized a field. Trials are set to begin for pills and a vaginal ring.
- Congo Republic Declares a Polio Emergency
The country plans to immunize its entire population after an outbreak that killed 104 people and left 201 paralyzed.
- Ex-Glaxo Executive Is Charged in Drug Fraud
The federal government is beginning to crack down on company officials, hoping the threat of jail time can compel compliance.