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F.D.A. Advisers Meets on Merck’s Covid Pill

13 hours ago · Health officials around the world have been counting on the new treatments to reduce the number of severe cases and save lives. If Omicron causes a surge in severe infections , …

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Stamping Bar Codes on Cells to Solve Medical Mysteries

1 day ago · Health. Today’s Paper | Advertisement. Continue reading the main story. Supported by. Continue reading the main story. Stamping Bar Codes on …

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How to Save Your Knees Without Giving Up Your Workout

There’s no magic bullet to knee health, but staying active and building muscles around the joint are crucial. CreditPatricia Voulgaris for The New York Times Supported by …

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As Young Kids Get Covid Shots, Families Feel a 'Huge

The central goal of vaccinating children against the coronavirus has largely been for their own health and, more broadly, to ease the strain on school and day care systems that are in a …

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NEW-JERSEY.; MEETING OF THE BOARD OF HEALTH FOR JERSEY

MEETING OF THE BOARD OF HEALTH FOR JERSEY CITY.--The first regular meeting of the Board of Health for Jersey City since its organization was held last evening. Present--GEORGE E. …

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ALLIANCE IS FORMED

The health and environmental groups in the network are the Sierra Club, the League of Conservation Voters, the American Lung Association of New Jersey, the …

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2021 New Jersey Election Results

Disabling auto-updates may improve reliability when using a screen reader or keyboard to navigate. In New Jersey, the headline matchup is between Gov. Phil Murphy, a …

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Your Heart and Diet: A Heart-Healthy Way to Eat

1 day ago · Personal Health A Heart-Healthy Way to Eat Aim for an overall healthful dietary pattern, the American Heart Association advises, rather than focusing on “good” or “bad” foods.

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Pushed by Players, the N.F.L. Works to Embrace Mental Health

In May 2019, the N.F.L. Players Association and the N.F.L. agreed to form the Comprehensive Mental Health and Wellness Committee, a panel of doctors appointed by both groups, which mandated that

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Omicron Has Scary Mutations. That Doesn't Mean They Work

1 day ago · Omicron has a cluster of mutations that are all linked to tighter binding to human cells. “But acting together, they might have a somewhat different effect,” Dr. Bloom said. For that reason

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Booster Rollout for Nursing Homes Is Sluggish

“What’s been surprising is the lack of data and attention on nursing homes this time around,” said Dr. Ashish Jha, a physician and dean of the Brown University School of Public Health.

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Will the Covid Vaccines Stop Omicron

2 days ago · To more closely mimic what people are likely to encounter, another team led by Alex Sigal, a virologist at the Africa Health Research Institute, is growing live Omicron, which will be tested

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Families Cheer, Some Doctors Worry as Nursing Homes Open

A representative for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said that state or local health departments might need to reinstate restrictions “due to severe safety reasons,” but only in

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Judge Temporarily Blocks Vaccine Mandate for Health

1 day ago · Nov. 29, 2021. A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked the Biden administration’s coronavirus vaccine mandate for health care workers in the 10 …

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Antiviral Covid-19 Pills Are Coming. Will There Be Enough

1 day ago · “You could potentially pick up your prescription and go home,” said Dr. Michelle Barron, the senior medical director of infection prevention and control for UCHealth, a health care system in

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Counterfeit Covid Masks Are Still Sold Everywhere

15 hours ago · The companies, among them McKesson, Henry Schein and Cardinal Health, have been lobbying the Biden administration to retain a tariff exemption on …

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Why Public Health Is in Crisis: Threats, Departures, New

A health official in Berrien County, Mich., said it was so time-consuming to get approval from the county to hire temporary staff members in the fall of 2020 that, when her department received

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Most U.S. Health Workers Are Complying With Vaccine

UNC Health, another North Carolina group, said that it was confirming the status of about 900 employees. About 70 employees have left as a result of the system’s mandate, and the group has

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World's Health Care Workers Near Breaking Point, W.H.O

Oct. 21, 2021. The World Health Organization on Thursday urged countries to do more to protect health care workers, saying that they are increasingly plagued by …

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Health Insurance

While picking a health insurer is a critical decision, it's easy to get lost in the fine print and restrictions, the deductibles and co-pays and annual limits and lifetime caps. These articles can

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U.S. Health Officials Push Vaccines as Omicrom Spreads

2 days ago · U.S. health officials urge vaccinations as Omicron spreads. President Biden has urged more people to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, as the world faces a …

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Texas Abortion Law Complicates Care for Risky Pregnancies

The Texas law, which is also called Senate Bill 8, carves out an exception for termination in “a medical emergency,” which is defined in the state’s health code as “a life-threatening

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Mental Health Days Are Important. Here’s How to Make Yours

During my last mental health day, I hiked up to the top of Flattop, a mountain in Anchorage, Alaska, that looks like an enormous tabletop overlooking the city.

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The Omicron variant upends the global pandemic response

Some health officials said that the travel bans may buy some time to figure out how to deal with the new variant. But just as border closures a year ago did little to stop the spread of an earlier

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Overdose Deaths Reached Record High as the Pandemic Spread

So, too, did the postponement of treatment for substance abuse disorders, as health care providers nationwide struggled to tend to huge numbers of …

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Republicans Fight Covid Mandates, Then Blame Biden as

Republicans have fought mask requirements and vaccine mandates for months, but as coronavirus infections again rise, they are blaming the president …

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Regeneron Antibody Treatment May Not Be as Effective

7 hours ago · Regeneron said on Tuesday that its Covid-19 antibody treatment might be less effective against the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, an indication that the popular and widely beneficial

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Covid News: South Africa Has One of Continent’s Better

A health worker greeted people at a vaccine pop-up center in August, in East Rand, South Africa, as part of a measure to help the government speed up the inoculation campaign in …

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Future of Health Care

11 Years On, the Affordable Care Act Defies Opponents and Keeps Expanding. More than 200,000 have used a special enrollment period to sign up for health insurance under the act, while Alabama and

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The U.K. health secretary rejects calls for new

2 days ago · The British health secretary, Sajid Javid, rejected calls for tougher restrictions on daily life on Sunday as the new Omicron coronavirus variant continued to spread in the country. British health

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Britain to Ban Flights From Six African Nations as Variant

The British health secretary said the ban takes effect on Friday. Earlier on Thursday, South African scientists said they had identified a new variant. Send …

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Health Care Reform

Health plans for state and local workers can opt out of the federal law requiring them to treat mental health like other medical conditions. By Reed Abelson Delta’s Extra $200 Insurance Fee

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How Did the New Covid Variant, Omicron, Get Its Name

The World Health Organization began naming the variants after Greek letters to avoid public confusion and stigma. Send any friend a story As a …

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Children's Health

Calculator The Best Places to Have Babies. A new study compares health care costs, accessibility to care, and baby- and family-friendliness in the 50 states and Washington, D.C.

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Covid Updates: Medical Groups Declare Youth Mental Health

Public health officials like Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease doctor, have implored police officers and others responsible for public safety to get vaccinated.

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As Potential Omicron Variant Cases Emerge, an

The Omicron variant is likely to be found in some of those 61 passengers who tested positive, Dutch public health officials announced on Saturday. …

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U.K. Confirms Two Cases of Omicron Coronavirus Variant

Nov. 27, 2021 Updated 10:21 p.m. ET. As the world scrambled to prevent the spread of the new Omicron coronavirus variant that was first detected …

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Mental Health and Disorders

Mental health experts assumed that people of all races had the same risk factors for self-harm. Emerging evidence suggests that is not the case. By Christina Caron and Julien James. Mental Health

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Omicron Demonstrates Need for Global Covid Response, W.H.O

1 day ago · Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization, said the new Omicron coronavirus variant underlined a need for …

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How Climate Change May Affect Your Health

The experts, Dr. Howard Frumkin and Dr. Richard J. Jackson, both former directors of the National Center for Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, warned that

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What We Know About the Omicron Variant

12 hours ago · The World Health Organization has declared that this version of the coronavirus poses a very high risk to public health. How did they come to that conclusion? Read in app.

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Effort to Reframe Climate Change as a Health Crisis Gains

The World Health Organization estimates that between 2030 and 2050, at least 250,000 additional deaths will occur every year as a result of climate change. In one sign of …

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