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    U.S. Suspends Beef Imports From Brazil

    U.S. Suspends Beef Imports From Brazil


    Beef for sale at a Brazilian supermarket in...

    The decision by the Department of Agriculture, citing safety concerns, is a blow to Brazil’s meat industry, which is reeling from bribery accusations.
    Insurers Battle Families Over Costly Drug for Fatal Disease

    Insurers Battle Families Over Costly Drug for Fatal Disease


    Nolan and Jack Willis, ahead of a doctor’s visit this...

    The case of Exondys 51 poses emotionally charged issues for families of young boys with a rare illness, who are fighting companies to get coverage for an expensive drug approved on a lower bar of proof.

    14 Years Old. Losing Muscle Every Day.


    Nicolas is 14 and has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which is robbing him of his muscles — and his life. A new and expensive drug may help, but can he get...

    Nicolas is 14 and has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which is robbing him of his muscles — and his life. A new and expensive drug may help, but can he get it?
    Senate Health Care Bill Includes Deep Cuts to Medicaid

    Senate Health Care Bill Includes Deep Cuts to Medicaid


    Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, after a Republican meeting about the health care bill on...

    Senate Republican leaders released their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, even as enough senators to block it declared their opposition.
    Frédérick Leboyer, Who Saw Childbirth Through Baby’s Eyes, Dies at 98

    Frédérick Leboyer, Who Saw Childbirth Through Baby’s Eyes, Dies at 98


    Frédérick Leboyer in 1976. In his 1974 book, he argued that the modern delivery room bowed to the needs of doctors, women and procedures while often overlooking those of a primary player in the birth: the...

    Mr. Leboyer, a French physician, advocated natural birth methods that focused on easing suffering for the baby.
    Back Pain? Try Yoga

    Back Pain? Try Yoga


    Yoga works as well as physical therapy for relieving back pain, a randomized trial...

    Yoga works as well as physical therapy for relieving back pain, a randomized trial found.
    Dr. Andrew Weil Says We’re Taking Too Many Medicines

    Dr. Andrew Weil Says We’re Taking Too Many Medicines


    In his new book, “Mind Over Meds,” the champion of integrative medicine continues his fight against...

    In his new book, “Mind Over Meds,” the champion of integrative medicine continues his fight against overmedication.
    Abortion Adds Obstacle as Republicans Plan to Unveil Health Bill

    Abortion Adds Obstacle as Republicans Plan to Unveil Health Bill


    Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, hopes to unveil the contents of Republicans’ health bill on Thursday and pass it next...

    The Republican leadership in the Senate plans to unveil a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but senators remain divided over issues from abortion to Medicaid.
    Dr. Lawrence Weed, Pioneer in Recording Patient Data, Dies at 93

    Dr. Lawrence Weed, Pioneer in Recording Patient Data, Dies at 93


    Dr. Lawrence L. Weed, who created a system for organizing patient information that is used all over the world, at a lecture in...

    Dr. Weed created a system for organizing medical data that is used all over the world, and helped develop a computerized method for aiding diagnosis and treatment.
    With Health Law in Flux, Insurers Scramble to Meet Filing Deadline

    With Health Law in Flux, Insurers Scramble to Meet Filing Deadline


    Mario Schlosser, C.E.O. of Oscar and one of its founders, at a TechCrunch event in New York last month. He wrote in a blog, “We’re confident that when the dust settles, the market for health insurance will stabilize in time for...

    Anthem, a major player in the Obamacare exchanges, announced that it would withdraw from Wisconsin and Indiana next year, along with Ohio.
    Creating a Stylish World for Children With Autism

    Creating a Stylish World for Children With Autism


    From left, Wolf Tozzi, Carissa Tozzi, Gena Mann, Jasper Mann, Felix Mann, Indie Mann and Lulu Mann in Weston, Conn. Mrs. Tozzi and Mrs. Mann run the website Wolf &...

    Wolf & Friends is a lush, inspirational platform of fashion and design for young children who have developmental issues.

    PUBLIC HEALTH: G.O.P. Health Plan Is Really a Rollback of Medicaid


    Limiting the amount that the federal government would pay for each person would leave states with difficult choices, and would be a fundamental shift of financial...

    Limiting the amount that the federal government would pay for each person would leave states with difficult choices, and would be a fundamental shift of financial risk.
    Fish as Medicine for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Fish as Medicine for Rheumatoid Arthritis


    Eating fish may help reduce the joint pain and swelling of rheumatoid arthritis, a new study has...

    Eating fish may help reduce the joint pain and swelling of rheumatoid arthritis, a new study has found.
    Draft Order on Drug Prices Proposes Easing Regulations

    Draft Order on Drug Prices Proposes Easing Regulations


    President Trump meeting with leaders from the pharmaceutical industry in...

    A draft of an executive order obtained by The Times appears to give the drug industry what it wants with no guarantee that consumer costs will fall.
    Middle Class, Not Poor, Could Suffer if Trump Ends Health Payments

    Middle Class, Not Poor, Could Suffer if Trump Ends Health Payments


    Lonnie Carpenter, 55, a self-employed roofer in Winston-Salem, N.C. Last year, his spinal surgery was paid for by his Affordable Care Act plan from UnitedHealthcare. “If I hadn’t had that, I’m being honest, I don’t know where I’d be right...

    Americans who earn too much to qualify for premium assistance could face double-digit rate increases if the government stops making cost-sharing payments.
    Haven for Recovering Addicts Now Profits From Their Relapses

    Haven for Recovering Addicts Now Profits From Their Relapses


    Paramedics in Delray Beach, Fla., helping a young man after reviving him from a heroin overdose in February. Last year, Palm Beach County dealt with 5,000...

    Delray Beach, Fla., was once a godsend for substance abusers. But now, a sprawl of fraudulent outpatient centers capitalize on addicts’ thwarted recoveries.
    The Symptoms of Dying

    The Symptoms of Dying


    Whether you have cancer or heart disease or diabetes, dying has its own biology and symptoms. It’s a diagnosis in...

    Whether you have cancer or heart disease or diabetes, dying has its own biology and symptoms. It’s a diagnosis in itself.
    Senate Democrats Try to Gum Up Works Over Affordable Care Act Repeal

    Senate Democrats Try to Gum Up Works Over Affordable Care Act Repeal


    Senator Chuck Schumer, the minority leader, said a slowdown was merely a first step in trying “to shine a light on this shameful Trumpcare...

    With few arrows in their quiver, Democrats plan to use a slowdown to fight the secrecy surrounding Republican efforts to repeal and replace the health law.
    Drones to the Rescue

    Drones to the Rescue


    Researchers find that drones carrying heart defibrillators can reach cardiac arrest victims quicker than...

    Researchers find that drones carrying heart defibrillators can reach cardiac arrest victims quicker than ambulances.
    New Surveys Suggest Teen Vaping Rates Falling

    New Surveys Suggest Teen Vaping Rates Falling


    Teen vaping, which has been skyrocketing, fell dramatically last year in the United...

    Teen vaping, which has been skyrocketing, fell dramatically last year in the United States.
    U.S. Open Grass Is an Obstacle and a Potential Health Hazard

    U.S. Open Grass Is an Obstacle and a Potential Health Hazard


    From left, Jimmy Walker, Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler at Erin Hills, which features thick fescue grass, a hospitable spot for bugs like...

    Erin Hills’s thick fescue presents a challenge to players, but is also a hospitable spot for ticks, prompting concern about Lyme disease.

    Legionnaires’ Outbreak on Upper East Side Kills One and Sickens Six


    The city’s health department is investigating the cause of the outbreak in Lenox Hill. The disease infects 200 to 400 New Yorkers a year, the city...

    The city’s health department is investigating the cause of the outbreak in Lenox Hill. The disease infects 200 to 400 New Yorkers a year, the city says.
    Ask Well: Is Chlorine in Swimming Pools Safe?

    Ask Well: Is Chlorine in Swimming Pools Safe?


    Caeleb Dressel swims laps during an afternoon practice at the University of Florida in Gainesville in...

    A reader asks: Should I be concerned about chlorine and other people’s body products in pools?