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    Lack of Sleep Tied to Diabetes in Pregnancy

    Lack of Sleep Tied to Diabetes in Pregnancy


    Women who slept less than 6.25 hours a night were almost three times as likely to have gestational diabetes as those who slept...

    Women who slept less than 6.25 hours a night were almost three times as likely to have gestational diabetes as those who slept more.
    Anthem Joins With CVS to Start Its Own Pharmacy Business

    Anthem Joins With CVS to Start Its Own Pharmacy Business


    Anthem said it will start the new pharmacy business in 2020 after its contract with Express Scripts...

    The move is another shake-up in the pharmacy benefits manager industry, and deals a blow to Express Scripts.
    On Health, de Blasio Focuses on Crises and Inequality

    On Health, de Blasio Focuses on Crises and Inequality


    In July 2013, four months before he was elected mayor, Bill de Blasio was arrested during a protest against the closing of Long Island College...

    The mayor has calmed fears related to Ebola and the Zika viruses, and pushed a mental health program called ThriveNYC.
    2 Senators Strike Deal on Health Subsidies That Trump Cut Off

    2 Senators Strike Deal on Health Subsidies That Trump Cut Off


    Senators Patty Murray and Lamar Alexander during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions in Washington last...

    A plan by Senators Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Patty Murray of Washington to fund health subsidies for low-income consumers won President Trump’s backing.
    The New Health Care: How a Healthy Economy Can Shorten Life Spans

    The New Health Care: How a Healthy Economy Can Shorten Life Spans


    An oil refinery plant in Pasadena, Tex. As economies in industrialized nations boom, they produce more air pollution, shortening some...

    In general, prosperity brings better health. But economic booms are also associated with air pollution, stress and car accidents.
    A Diabetes Monitor That Spares the Fingers

    A Diabetes Monitor That Spares the Fingers


    The Libre device, about the size of a quarter, is placed on the arm and provides readouts of glucose...

    The device helps me control my glucose without pricking my fingers to test drops of blood. I buy it overseas, but it’s coming to America.
    Can Fathers Have Postpartum Depression?

    Can Fathers Have Postpartum Depression?


    A growing body of research has given rise to the idea that you don’t have to give birth to develop the “baby...

    A growing body of research has given rise to the idea that you don’t have to give birth to develop the “baby blues.”
    Covering Condoms: A Notoriously Slippery Subject

    Covering Condoms: A Notoriously Slippery Subject


    Size gauges used by the Boston-based Global Protection Corp. during production of their custom...

    Condoms are almost guaranteed giggle-inducers, so serious reporting about a new line available in 60 different sizes was a bit of a balancing act.
    Patents for Restasis Are Invalidated, Opening Door to Generics

    Patents for Restasis Are Invalidated, Opening Door to Generics


    Four patents for the dry-eye treatment Restasis were invalidated by a federal judge on Monday. Allergan, the drug’s manufacturer, had sought to protect the patents by transferring them to a Native American tribe in New York...

    The ruling, by a federal judge in Texas, is a setback for Allergan, which had transferred the patents to a Mohawk tribe in order to protect them.
    A Condom-Maker’s Discovery: Size Matters

    A Condom-Maker’s Discovery: Size Matters


    Custom-fit condoms in a variety of sizes are now on the market, following regulatory changes at the F.D.A. Global Protection Corp. manufactures a line called myONE Perfect...

    Men have long complained about how condoms fit. Now a manufacturer is selling condoms in 60 sizes, in combinations of 10 lengths and nine circumferences.
    7 Million American Men Carry Cancer-Causing HPV Virus

    7 Million American Men Carry Cancer-Causing HPV Virus


    The incidence of mouth and throat cancers caused by the human papilloma virus in men has now surpassed the incidence of HPV-related cervical cancers in...

    The incidence of mouth and throat cancers caused by the human papilloma virus in men has now surpassed the incidence of HPV-related cervical cancers in women.
    Why I Almost Fired My Doctor

    Why I Almost Fired My Doctor


    Was I going to risk my longevity to avoid hurting my doctor’s feelings? I needed a physician I respected and...

    Was I going to risk my longevity to avoid hurting my doctor’s feelings? I needed a physician I respected and trusted.
    A Gun to His Head as a Child. In Prison as an Adult.

    A Gun to His Head as a Child. In Prison as an Adult.


    Raeann Sullivan at the house in Manchester, Conn., where she lives with her...

    Taking childhood trauma into account means asking inmates “What happened to you?” instead of “What is wrong with you?”

    Your Money Adviser: The Benefits (and the Catch) of Health Savings Accounts


    H.S.A.s offer a triple tax benefit, and if you change jobs, the H.S.A. moves with you. But they’re available only with high-deductible health insurance...

    H.S.A.s offer a triple tax benefit, and if you change jobs, the H.S.A. moves with you. But they’re available only with high-deductible health insurance plans.
    Global Health: In Early Results, Shorter Treatment for Tuberculosis Proves Effective

    Global Health: In Early Results, Shorter Treatment for Tuberculosis Proves Effective


    Tuberculosis patients in Khayelitsha, South Africa, waited to see doctors. A study of patients in four countries, including South Africa, showed that a shorter treatment region could be effective against drug-resistant...

    A nine-month course of treatment seems to work as well as a longer regimen to cure drug-resistant tuberculosis, a growing threat to global health.
    The New Old Age: Wringing Cash From Life Insurance

    The New Old Age: Wringing Cash From Life Insurance


    Life-settlement providers purchase policies from older people who want the money now. Sometimes that’s a good idea — and sometimes...

    Life-settlement providers purchase policies from older people who want the money now. Sometimes that’s a good idea — and sometimes not.
    Ask Well: How Do People Die From Diabetes?

    Ask Well: How Do People Die From Diabetes?


    While untreated diabetes itself can be deadly, complications from the disease such as heart attacks are a more common cause of...

    While untreated diabetes itself can be deadly, complications from the disease such as heart attacks are a more common cause of death.
    Trump to Scrap Critical Health Care Subsidies, Hitting Obamacare Again

    Trump to Scrap Critical Health Care Subsidies, Hitting Obamacare Again


    President Trump signed an executive order on health care in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on...

    The White House said President Trump was scrapping health insurance subsidies, and he signed a separate order allowing the sale of cheaper polices with fewer benefits.
    House Ethics Office Says New York Congressman May Have Violated Rules

    House Ethics Office Says New York Congressman May Have Violated Rules


    Representative Chris Collins of New York last month. On Thursday, he defended his actions as the largest stockholder in a biotech company, after a House ethics office report suggested further...

    An inquiry centered on actions by a New York Congressman who is a majority stockholder in a biotech company.
    Living With Cancer: Cancer Humor

    Living With Cancer: Cancer Humor


    A page from “In-Between Days” by Teva...

    Cracking up may be a better option than breaking down, or so three recent books by young people with cancer suggest.
    Foiled in Congress, Trump Moves on His Own to Undermine Obamacare

    Foiled in Congress, Trump Moves on His Own to Undermine Obamacare


    President Trump is expected to announce on Thursday an executive order that could undermine part of the Affordable Care...

    President Trump is expected to issue an order on Thursday to allow the sale of health insurance plans that are exempt from some Affordable Care Act rules.