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    Case of Zika Virus, Likely Spread by Mosquito, Is Reported in Texas

    Case of Zika Virus, Likely Spread by Mosquito, Is Reported in Texas


    An Aedes aegypti mosquito, which can carry the Zika virus, seen through a microscope. Officials in Texas reported what they believe is a case of mosquito transmission of the virus within the state’s border, the first within the continental United...

    For the first time this year, health officials have documented a case of local mosquito transmission of the virus within the contiguous United States.
    Quantifying the Benefits of Owning a Dog

    Quantifying the Benefits of Owning a Dog


    Dog owners spent 30 fewer minutes a day being sedentary than those who didn’t own a...

    Dog owners spent 30 fewer minutes a day being sedentary than those who didn’t own a dog.
    How to Improve Resilience in Midlife

    How to Improve Resilience in Midlife


    There are active steps you can take during and after a crisis to speed your emotional...

    There are active steps you can take during and after a crisis to speed your emotional recovery.
    A Drug Maker Spends Big in Washington to Make Itself Heard

    A Drug Maker Spends Big in Washington to Make Itself Heard


    Mallinckrodt’s spending on political donations and lobbying comes as the drug industry as a whole beefs up its Capitol Hill...

    Mallinckrodt’s spending on political donations and lobbying comes as the drug industry as a whole beefs up its Capitol Hill presence.
    New C.D.C. Chief Saw Coca-Cola as Ally in Obesity Fight

    New C.D.C. Chief Saw Coca-Cola as Ally in Obesity Fight


    Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald wrote an opinion piece for the Coca-Cola Journey website that said “We must get our students moving, not only during the school day, but also...

    Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald said she would consider taking money from Coke for C.D.C. programs despite the agency’s having cut ties with the company in the past.
    Scientists Report a Rare Case of H.I.V. Remission

    Scientists Report a Rare Case of H.I.V. Remission


    A presentation Sunday at the International AIDS Society conference in Paris, where research on a South African child in H.I.V. remission was...

    A girl in South Africa, born infected with the virus, was given early treatment and remained free of the infection eight years later, scientists reported on Monday.
    England’s Mental Health Experiment: No-Cost Talk Therapy

    England’s Mental Health Experiment: No-Cost Talk Therapy


    At an office for Healthy Minds in High Wycombe, England, psychological well-being practitioners perform hourlong evaluations over the phone to decide what type of therapy is most appropriate for people who call asking for...

    The two creators of the program concluded that providing therapy, creating a system of primary care for mental health, made economic sense.
    It’s High Time for Ticks, Which Are Spreading Diseases Farther

    It’s High Time for Ticks, Which Are Spreading Diseases Farther


    Brian Kelly of East End Tick and Mosquito Control dragging for ticks. The company now routinely sprays lawns in addition to bushes because of the increased prevalence of more aggressive species of...

    The disease-carrying blood suckers are spreading more pathogens and putting more Americans at risk for rare illnesses.
    Personal Health: The Subtle Signs of a Thyroid Disorder

    Personal Health: The Subtle Signs of a Thyroid Disorder


    Routine blood tests may fail to detect insufficient thyroid hormone, leaving patients without an accurate explanation for their...

    Routine blood tests may fail to detect insufficient thyroid hormone, leaving patients without an accurate explanation for their symptoms.
    Companies Rush to Develop ‘Utterly Transformative’ Gene Therapies

    Companies Rush to Develop ‘Utterly Transformative’ Gene Therapies


    In CAR-T therapy, a patient’s T cells are reprogrammed in the laboratory to create modified T cells that are genetically coded to recognize and fight the patient’s...

    Gene therapy for cancer is becoming a reality but works best for blood cancers like leukemia and not yet in more common ones like lung cancer.
    Noah Syndergaard, Injured After Bulking Up, Rethinks His Training

    Noah Syndergaard, Injured After Bulking Up, Rethinks His Training


    The Mets’ Noah Syndergaard at the end of the first inning in a game against the Nationals in Washington on April...

    “I realize now how messed up my body was, and I’m working hard to get it back to normal,” said the Mets starter, who has not pitched since April 30.
    What We Finally Got Around to Learning at the Procrastination Research Conference

    What We Finally Got Around to Learning at the Procrastination Research Conference


    “In the end time is going to kill us. The only thing that limits us is time. You can get another job or lover. But you can’t get more time,” said Jean O’Callaghan of University of Roehampton in London, regarding why she studies...

    For the last 20 years, academic researchers have gathered at this event to share and debate their studies without being mocked.
    The New Old Age: Another Possible Indignity of Age: Arrest

    The New Old Age: Another Possible Indignity of Age: Arrest


    Carol King, who has Alzheimer’s disease, with her son, Geoffrey King, in her room at a San Francisco residence for older adults this month. She was detained after an incident there last...

    Confrontations with police officers are increasing as the ranks of older Americans swell and dementia becomes more widespread.
    Ask Well: Should We Be Buying Iodized Salt?

    Ask Well: Should We Be Buying Iodized Salt?


    Most Americans and Europeans who eat a varied diet get enough iodine even if they don’t use iodized salt, though pregnant women are at...

    Most Americans and Europeans who eat a varied diet get enough iodine even if they don’t use iodized salt, though pregnant women are at risk.
    These Americans Hated the Health Law. Until the Idea of Repeal Sank In.

    These Americans Hated the Health Law. Until the Idea of Repeal Sank In.


    Cindy McMahon, left, and Carrie McCollum in Yardley, Pa. At 52, Ms. McMahon has diabetes but remains uninsured despite the risk of incurring a tax penalty under the Affordable Care...

    Sentiment in a Pennsylvania county has tracked with a national shift in opinion about the Affordable Care Act amid fears that millions could lose coverage.
    Something Strange in Usain Bolt’s Stride

    Something Strange in Usain Bolt’s Stride


    Usain Bolt holds the world records at 100 and 200 meters, running with an asymmetrical stride because his right leg is a half-inch shorter than his...

    Bolt is the fastest sprinter ever in spite of — or because of? — an uneven stride that upends conventional wisdom.
    Long Workdays May Be Bad for Your Heart

    Long Workdays May Be Bad for Your Heart


    Compared with people who worked 35 to 40 hours a week, those who worked more than 55 hours had a 40 percent increased risk of atrial...

    Compared with people who worked 35 to 40 hours a week, those who worked more than 55 hours had a 40 percent increased risk of atrial fibrillation.
    Doctors: The Risk of Exertional Heatstroke to Young Athletes

    Doctors: The Risk of Exertional Heatstroke to Young Athletes


    Korey Stringer, an offensive lineman shown on the first day of Minnesota Vikings training camp in 2001, died from complications of heatstroke two days...

    Banning two-a-day summer practices in high schools could help minimize the danger.