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    Ties: An Older Dad, Down for the Count

    Ties: An Older Dad, Down for the Count


    My daughter’s adolescence arrived with my 60th year, and the girl had a mean left jab. Were we both getting too old for...

    My daughter’s adolescence arrived with my 60th year, and the girl had a mean left jab. Were we both getting too old for horseplay?
    Health Law Repeal Will Miss Trump’s 100-Day Target Date

    Health Law Repeal Will Miss Trump’s 100-Day Target Date


    Speaker Paul D. Ryan said the House would vote on the new health care bill “when we have the...

    House Republican leaders failed Thursday to round up enough votes for their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
    Big City: Baby-Making by Lottery

    Big City: Baby-Making by Lottery


    Dr. John Zhang, a well-known specialist in reproductive medicine, in one of the laboratories at the New Hope Fertility Center in Manhattan. Patients come to his office from around the...

    Giving away costly reproductive treatments by the luck of the draw makes clear our Las Vegas-style culture of medicine, where you have to ante up for better care.
    Diabetes Tied to Brain Abnormalities

    Diabetes Tied to Brain Abnormalities


    People with Type 2 diabetes had brain changes in areas related to memory and...

    People with Type 2 diabetes had brain changes in areas related to memory and planning.
    No Bones About It: Scientists Recover Ancient DNA From Cave Dirt

    No Bones About It: Scientists Recover Ancient DNA From Cave Dirt


    Clockwise from top left, Richard Roberts, Vladimir Ulianov and Maxim Kozlikin planned the sampling of sediments in the East Chamber of Denisova Cave,...

    With a new technique, German researchers isolated Neanderthal and Denisovan DNA from sediment alone, opening new possibilities in archaeology.
    Winning While Pregnant: How Athletes Do It

    Winning While Pregnant: How Athletes Do It


    A photo on Serena Williams’s Snapchat story, which was later removed, announced her...

    Serena Williams won the Australian Open in her eighth week of pregnancy, a time when many women are dead tired and suffering from morning sickness.
    Q&A: A Dry Side Effect

    Q&A: A Dry Side Effect


    Dry mouth, also called xerostomia, is a frequent side effect of many commonly prescribed...

    Dry mouth, also called xerostomia, is a frequent side effect of many commonly prescribed drugs.
    Anthem Threatens to Leave Health Exchanges if Subsidies Are Halted

    Anthem Threatens to Leave Health Exchanges if Subsidies Are Halted


    Joseph R. Swedish, the chief executive of the health insurer Anthem, in 2015. He warned that a halt of subsidies to help low-income people “would cause further market...

    The insurer’s earnings beat expectations, but it warned it could withdraw from some marketplaces or raise rates if the government does not continue co-payment subsidies for low-income people.
    Hard-Line Republican Caucus Backs Revised Bill to Repeal Obamacare

    Hard-Line Republican Caucus Backs Revised Bill to Repeal Obamacare


    The latest healthcare proposal was drafted by Representative Tom MacArthur, a moderate Republican of New...

    The support of the House Freedom Caucus breathed new life into efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act, but it was not clear whether it was enough.
    Beer Drinkers May Develop Irregular Heart Rhythms

    Beer Drinkers May Develop Irregular Heart Rhythms


    German scientists used Oktoberfest to show that moderate social drinking may lead to...

    German scientists used Oktoberfest to show that moderate social drinking may lead to arrhythmias.
    Diet Sodas Tied to Dementia and Stroke

    Diet Sodas Tied to Dementia and Stroke


    People who drank one to six artificially sweetened drinks a week had a higher risk of stroke or...

    People who drank one to six artificially sweetened drinks a week had a higher risk of stroke or dementia.
    Feature: The C.E.O. of H.I.V.

    Feature: The C.E.O. of H.I.V.


    Weinstein in the Sunset Boulevard A.H.F....

    Michael Weinstein’s AIDS Healthcare Foundation treats an enormous number of patients — and makes an enormous amount of money. Is that why so many activists distrust him?
    Learning to Talk Like a Woman (or Man)

    Learning to Talk Like a Woman (or Man)


    Sophie Marat, a transgender woman, has taken voice lessons so she can sound more...

    A growing number of speech language therapists cater to transgender clients seeking to retrain their voices.
    Sugary Drinks Tied to Accelerated Brain Aging

    Sugary Drinks Tied to Accelerated Brain Aging


    Drinking sugary beverages is associated with markers of accelerated aging and early signs of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study...

    Drinking sugary beverages is associated with markers of accelerated aging and early signs of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study reports.
    Video Games Help Model Brain’s Neurons

    Video Games Help Model Brain’s Neurons


    The results from “Mozak” have a higher degree of accuracy than conventional computer-based modeling...

    A video game is being used to help understand the structure of neurons, which could aid in treatment of diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.
    Heart Attack Survivors Often Fail to Take Statins

    Heart Attack Survivors Often Fail to Take Statins


    Most patients in a large study either took less of the lifesaving medicines than needed or stopped taking the drugs entirely within two...

    Most patients in a large study either took less of the lifesaving medicines than needed or stopped taking the drugs entirely within two years.
    Global Health: Fatal Malaria in the U.S. More Common Than Previously Known

    Global Health: Fatal Malaria in the U.S. More Common Than Previously Known


    An Anopheles freeborni mosquito, a type known to transmit malaria. Serious and fatal bouts of malaria in the United States are a greater problem than has been previously...

    Hospital data suggests that some immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean, thinking they are still immune, do not take precautions on home visits.