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    Leaders Struggle to Unite House Republicans Behind Health Bill

    Leaders Struggle to Unite House Republicans Behind Health Bill


    Representative Jim Jordan of the House Freedom Caucus. More than 25 of its members were said to oppose the...

    With the chamber set to vote on Thursday, conservatives said a Republican measure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act still lacked support.
    Compounding Pharmacy Owner Not Guilty of Murder After 60 Meningitis Deaths

    Compounding Pharmacy Owner Not Guilty of Murder After 60 Meningitis Deaths


    Barry Cadden, the former pharmacy executive and the president of New England Compounding Center, was found guilty of racketeering charges but acquitted of 25 counts of second-degree...

    A jury convicted the owner of the New England Compounding Center, blamed for an outbreak that killed 60, of racketeering charges but acquitted him of murder.
    Trump Warns House Republicans: Repeal Health Law or Lose Your Seats

    Trump Warns House Republicans: Repeal Health Law or Lose Your Seats


    President Trump and Tom Price, the secretary of health and human services, arriving for a meeting with House Republicans at the Capitol on...

    The president threatened wavering lawmakers with political payback as Republican officials conceded that they still lacked the votes to pass their bill.
    New Vaccine Could Slow Disease That Kills 600 Children a Day

    New Vaccine Could Slow Disease That Kills 600 Children a Day


    Laouli Houzeïnatou, 20, and her son, Hanissa Moustaphe, took part in the clinical study of the new vaccine. Laouli was monitored throughout her...

    A lower-cost vaccine provides strong protection against rotavirus, a diarrheal disease, and could be particularly useful in poorer countries, researchers said.
    As Rivals Stand Silent, One Health Insurer Protests G.O.P. Plan

    As Rivals Stand Silent, One Health Insurer Protests G.O.P. Plan


    Dr. J. Mario Molina, chief executive of Molina Healthcare, with a portrait of his father, who founded the company. Dr. Molina has publicly criticized the House health care bill, which he says could strip away coverage for millions of clients and cause...

    Dr. J. Mario Molina, one of the few insurance executives to criticize the House bill publicly, says it could harm insurers and patients alike.
    Sperm Counts via Your Cellphone

    Sperm Counts via Your Cellphone


    A $5 cellphone add-on provides a quick and easy measure of your sperm count and...

    A $5 cellphone add-on provides a quick and easy measure of your sperm count and motility.
    Phys Ed: Should 15,000 Steps a Day Be Our New Exercise Target?

    Phys Ed: Should 15,000 Steps a Day Be Our New Exercise Target?


    A new study of postal workers in Scotland suggests we should aim for far more than the 10,000 daily steps commonly...

    A new study of postal workers in Scotland suggests we should aim for far more than the 10,000 daily steps commonly recommended.
    Fact Check: Democrats’ Critiques of the Republican Health Bill

    Fact Check: Democrats’ Critiques of the Republican Health Bill


    Nancy Pelosi, the House minority leader, said the Republicans’ health care bill would kick 24 million people off health insurance, a claim that is...

    Claims haven’t always matched reality in attacks on the Affordable Care Act, and Democrats are spinning the facts in critiques of its replacement.
    9 Deaths Are Linked to Rare Cancer From Breast Implants

    9 Deaths Are Linked to Rare Cancer From Breast Implants


    Anaplastic large-cell lymphoma is likelier to occur with textured implants, above, than with smooth implants, the F.D.A....

    The problem is more likely to occur with textured implants than with smooth implants, the F.D.A. said, and it is usually treatable and not often fatal.
    Her Memory Fading, Paula Wolfert Fights Back With Food

    Her Memory Fading, Paula Wolfert Fights Back With Food


    Paula Wolfert, the pioneering cookbook author, in her kitchen in Sonoma, Calif. She follows a special diet she designed in hopes of combating...

    The pioneering cookbook author, who has Alzheimer’s disease, no longer cooks much. But a special diet and persistence keep her as kinetic as ever.
    Vitamin E and Selenium Fail to Prevent Alzheimer’s

    Vitamin E and Selenium Fail to Prevent Alzheimer’s


    A long-term trial found no evidence that vitamin E or selenium supplements helped to ward off...

    A long-term trial found no evidence that vitamin E or selenium supplements helped to ward off dementia.
    Why Kids Shouldn’t Sit Still in Class

    Why Kids Shouldn’t Sit Still in Class


    Third- and fourth-graders at Breakthrough Magnet School in Hartford, Conn., participating in a BrainErgizer movement break during the school...

    Movement stimulates the brain and may help students become better learners.
    House Republicans Turn to Upstate New York to Lure Votes for Health Bill

    House Republicans Turn to Upstate New York to Lure Votes for Health Bill


    Speaker Paul D. Ryan with House Republican leaders during a news conference on the American Health Care Act last week in...

    A provision that would shift Medicaid costs from New York’s counties to the state was added to the health care bill, a move sought by upstate Republicans.
    News Analysis: An End to Heart Disease? Not Quite

    News Analysis: An End to Heart Disease? Not Quite


    Over about two years of study, researchers found that Repatha, when added to statin therapy, further reduced the risk of heart attack or stroke by about 15...

    The introduction of a new class of cholesterol drugs led some experts to believe that we might be able to virtually eliminate heart attacks. But it hasn’t worked out that way.
    Popular Prostate Cancer Therapy Is Short, Intense and Unproven

    Popular Prostate Cancer Therapy Is Short, Intense and Unproven


    Paul Kolnik, a photographer, underwent stereotactic body radiation therapy for his prostate cancer, which is now in...

    Researchers hope a study will shed some light on a cancer treatment, using radiation, that is growing in popularity and surrounded by questions.
    Take a Number: More Grandparents Than Ever

    Take a Number: More Grandparents Than Ever


    A grandmother and granddaughter at play in Chevy Chase, Md. The number of grandparents in the American population has grown by 24 percent since...

    Since 2001 the number of grandparents has grown by 24 percent, partly as a result of the aging of the baby boom generation.
    The Checkup: The Guilty Secret of Distracted Parenting

    The Checkup: The Guilty Secret of Distracted Parenting


    Taking care of small children can get tedious. I wouldn’t have made it through without a certain amount of...

    Taking care of small children can get tedious. I wouldn’t have made it through without a certain amount of distraction.
    After Bringing Cholera to Haiti, U.N. Can’t Raise Money to Fight It

    After Bringing Cholera to Haiti, U.N. Can’t Raise Money to Fight It


    A clinic in Rendel, Haiti, was overflowing with cholera patients in October. The disease has killed nearly 10,000 people in Haiti since it was introduced there in 2010 by a United Nations peacekeeping...

    A fund created by the United Nations to help Haiti combat cholera, a disease introduced by peacekeepers in 2010, has little money. It is supposed to have $400 million.
    Rural Areas Brace for a Shortage of Doctors Due to Visa Policy

    Rural Areas Brace for a Shortage of Doctors Due to Visa Policy


    Dr. Silviana Marineci, a Romanian completing a fellowship at the University of Minnesota, said a change to the H-1B application policy had left her in limbo. “I won’t have an income,” she said. “I don’t know if I will afford rent. I don’t...

    Small-town America relies on a program that attracts foreign physicians to underserved areas. A recent federal change, however, could delay newcomers.
    Marijuana Industry Presses Ahead in California’s Wine Country

    Marijuana Industry Presses Ahead in California’s Wine Country


    Josh Malgieri, vice president of the Sonoma Cannabis Company, under artificial lighting used to trick cannabis plants into...

    Sonoma County has become a seedbed of cannabis experimentation, despite threats from the Trump administration to increase enforcement against recreational use.
    John W. Walsh, Who Fought for Cure for Lung Disease, Dies at 68

    John W. Walsh, Who Fought for Cure for Lung Disease, Dies at 68


    John W. Walsh spoke in Orlando, Fla., in 2010. The president of the COPD Foundation, Grace Anne Dorney Koppel, called Mr. Walsh “a giant in patient advocacy.” He co-founded the...

    He was the co-founder of three groups whose mission was to heighten public awareness of the illness, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and develop a cure.
    What Are the Best Snacks Before Bedtime?

    What Are the Best Snacks Before Bedtime?


    Experts often recommend fresh fruit, low-fat cottage cheese, plain yogurt or oatmeal as healthful late-night...

    Experts often recommend fresh fruit, low-fat cottage cheese, plain yogurt or oatmeal as healthful late-night choices.
    Cholesterol-Slashing Drug Can Protect High-Risk Heart Patients, Study Finds

    Cholesterol-Slashing Drug Can Protect High-Risk Heart Patients, Study Finds


    Robert Johnson 51, with his twin 6-year-old daughters, Brooke, left, and Bobbi on vacation in Florida. Mr. Johnson feared dying young of a heart attack like his father. “I always felt there was a ticking time bomb in my heart,” he...

    Patients who took the drug, Repatha, were significantly less likely to have heart attacks or strokes, researchers concluded. But its high cost will be an issue.
    Trump and Ryan: Health Bill May Test Marriage of Convenience

    Trump and Ryan: Health Bill May Test Marriage of Convenience


    The halting union of Speaker Paul D. Ryan and President Trump has weathered a stark divide in political ideology and...

    President Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan have weathered clashes to advance conservative legislation, but Mr. Trump’s allies are trying to distance him from “Ryancare.”
    Trilobites: Ancestral Climates May Have Shaped Your Nose

    Trilobites: Ancestral Climates May Have Shaped Your Nose


    A study led by Penn State researchers looked at nose shape in people whose parents and ancestors came from four regions of the...

    A study led by Penn State researchers found more evidence of the relationship between nose shape and the climate where a person’s ancestors lived.