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Airline Crew Have Higher Cancer Rates
Flight attendants had increased rates of breast, uterine, cervical, gastrointestinal, skin and thyroid cancers. www.nytimes.com/2018/07/05/...
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45-Hour Workweek Increases Diabetes Risk in Women
Women — but not men — who worked long hours were at increased risk of diabetes. www.nytimes.com/2018/07/10/...
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The Checkup: The Challenges for Doctors Treating Migrant Children Separated From Their Parents
For children with chronic conditions like asthma, there are no adults who can provide medical history. And then there is the psychological trauma. www.nytimes.com/2018/06/25/...
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An ‘Overprescription of Opioids’ That Led to a Crisis

In 2016, 64,000 people died from drug overdoses in the U.S., most of them due to opioids. That’s more than the number of Americans killed in the wars in Vietnam and Iraq combined.

Three factors led to those numbers, Nora Volkow, director of National Institute on Drug Abuse, a part of the National Institutes of Health, said at the Aspen Ideas Festival, which is cohosted by The Aspen Institute and The Atlantic. First, the epidemic was started by a healthcare system that s...

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A Drug Costs $272,000 a Year. Not So Fast, Says New York State.
New York’s Medicaid program says Orkambi, a new drug to treat cystic fibrosis, is not worth the price. The case is being closely watched around the country. www.nytimes.com/2018/06/24/...
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A Third of Children Use Alternative Medicines
Multivitamins were the most common supplements, followed by vitamin C, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D and melatonin. www.nytimes.com/2018/06/18/...
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The New Old Age: Breathing Tubes Fail to Save Many Older Patients
One-third of patients over age 65 die in the hospital after they are put on ventilators. Doctors are beginning to wonder if the procedure should be used so often. www.nytimes.com/2018/06/22/...
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The New Health Care: Why the Medical Research Grant System Could Be Costing Us Great Ideas
Funding is harder to find in general, and the current approach favors low-risk research and proposals by older scientists and white men. www.nytimes.com/2018/06/18/...
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‘What This Amounts to Is Child Abuse.’ Psychologists Warn Against Separating Kids From Their Parents
Undocumented immigrants border families fundraiser

As the White House doubles down on a zero-tolerance immigration policy that has led to the forced separation of families, medical experts are sounding alarms about the potentially irreparable psychological damage that could plague the children affected.

A number of prominent medical o...

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4 Ways to Make Grilling Healthier This Summer
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Cookouts are a summer staple. And while they do provide some health perks—fresh air, home cooking and time with friends and family—they can also come with risks. Follow these guidelines to make your grilled meals better for you.

1. Grill like a pescatarian

Cooking most meat at temperatures above 300°F can produce potentially cancer-causing chemicals called heterocyclic amines (HCAs), according to the National Cancer Institute. But fruits and v...

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