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Breast Device Recall Made Most Severe
By DENISE GRADY
The Food and Drug Administration reclassified the recall of a device that left metal particles in women’s breasts to its most severe.
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Stir-Fried Bean Sprouts With Sprouted Brown Rice
By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN
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Shorten the time spent stir-frying by substituting pea sprouts for the bean sprouts in this dish.
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Study Ties Suicide Rate in Work Force to Economy
By BENEDICT CAREY
The suicide rate increased 3 percent during the 2001 recession and has generally ridden the tide of the economy since the Great Depression, a comprehensive government analysis found.
Phonetic Clues Hint Language Is Africa-Born
By NICHOLAS WADE
An analysis implies that modern language originated only once, in southern Africa, a surprising finding.
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A Younger Group for Feminine Products
By ANDREW ADAM NEWMAN
Sold in glittery boxes decorated with hearts, stars and swirls (which are also printed on the pads themselves), the products would look at home on the set of “Hannah Montana.
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A Generation of Autism, Coming of Age
By AMY LENNARD GOEHNER
A half million children with autism will enter adulthood in the next decade. How will they be cared for?
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Ask the Experts About Autism
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Dr. Fred Volkmar of the Yale Child Study Center and Dr. Lisa Wiesner respond to reader questions about autism.
As Generics Near, Makers Tweak Erectile Drugs
By DUFF WILSON
The multibillion-dollar market is being driven by novel applications to compete with coming generics.
Study Finds Drop in Deadly V.A. Hospital Infections
By KEVIN SACK
An effort to reduce the spread of infections is showing good results and may have broad implications nationwide.
In Japan, Aftershocks Are Also Felt From Within
By ANDREW POLLACK and KEITH BRADSHER
Doctors say people are experiencing phantom quakes as well as other symptoms of “earthquake sickness.”
Group Faults the F.D.A. on Oversight of Devices
By BARRY MEIER
The Government Accountability Office found that the F.D.A. is continuing to approve dozens of high-risk medical devices annually with little review.
Reshaping Medicare Brings Hard Choices
By ROBERT PEAR
The debate over Medicare is no longer whether or not to restructure the program, but rather how to do it.
Well Column
A Couple's Knot, Tied Tighter by Dual Diagnoses
By TARA PARKER-POPE
Having a spouse with a life-threatening illness is hard enough. But what happens when both partners get sick?
Bad X-Rays Found Again at a Brooklyn Hospital
By WALT BOGDANICH and KRISTINA REBELO
A state review found 27 instances where infants were irradiated without proper shielding.
Michael C. Latham, Expert on Nutrition in Developing World, Dies at 82
By WILLIAM GRIMES
Dr. Latham waged a long battle for the promotion of breastfeeding over infant formulas in developing countries.
Rabbis Sound an Alarm Over Eating Disorders
By RONI CARYN RABIN
Pressure to marry young and be all things to all people contributes to a problem, rabbinic leaders say, and a stigma against mental health problems complicates treatment.
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Screening Prostates at Any Age
By GINA KOLATA
Older men are getting screened for prostate cancer at a higher rate, though many experts discourage screening for men whose life expectancy is 10 years or less.
18 & Under
A Tonsil Remedy Is Fitted for a New Century
By PERRI KLASS, M.D.
New guidelines suggest tonsillectomy for recurrent sore throats only if frequent or severe, but the operation may be considered for children with trouble breathing while they sleep.
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Obscure, and Often Devastating
By KAREN BARROW
It is classified as a rare disease, but the chronic condition called Charcot-Marie-Tooth is one of the most common inherited nerve-related disorders.
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Medication-Related Injuries on the Rise
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What's in Your Belly Button?
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The Effect of ‘Big Medicine’ on Doctors
April 14, 2011
Q. & A. on Sugar With Gary Taubes
April 13, 2011
Exercising for Two
April 13, 2011
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In the news: Allergies, sugar and exercising for two. Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.
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Do Cellphones Cause Brain Cancer?
By SIDDHARTHA MUKHERJEE
Yes, no, maybe — the answer seems to change with every new study. Finding the definitive solution turns out to be a science in itself.
Is Sugar Toxic?
By GARY TAUBES
That it makes us fat is something we take for granted. That it might also be making us sick is harder to accept.
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Personal Health
Keeping Eyes on Distracted Driving’s Toll
By JANE E. BRODY
Medical groups are working hard to make patients more aware of distracted driving and its high toll.
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Allergies Can Increase the Risk of Depression
By ANAHAD O’CONNOR
A wave of emerging research suggests that seasonal allergies can be psychologically harmful.
Medicare on the Table
April 14, 2011 9:39 AM ET
Where the Young Support the Old
April 13, 2011
Fill Up a Box for Me
April 13, 2011
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Patient Voices: Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease
A genetic disease that causes weakness in the hands, arms, feet and legs, C.M.T. can cause difficulty walking and performing tasks.
Ask About Alzheimer’s Disease
New York Times science reporter Gina Kolata responds to reader questions about Alzheimer’s disease.
J. & J. Unit Recalls Epilepsy Drug
April 14, 2011 12:08 PM ET
How to Mend Medicare
April 13, 2011
A New Public-Private Partnership for Patients
April 12, 2011
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Resistance to Jaitapur Nuclear Plant Grows in India
By VIKAS BAJAJ
As a nuclear disaster unfolds in distant Japan, a growing number of Indian scientists, academics and others have expressed concern about plans for a coastal nuclear plant.
Japanese Officials on Defensive as Nuclear Alert Level Rises
Lobbyists Won Key Concessions in Budget Deal
Japan Nuclear Disaster Put on Par With Chernobyl
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Vital Signs
Hazards: For Children in E.R., a Big Increase in CT Scans
By RONI CARYN RABIN
An analysis finds that CT scans were performed in almost 6 percent of all children’s emergency department visits in 2008, compared with about 1 percent in 1995.
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Vital Signs: Risks: Focus on Heart Deaths in Student-Athletes
Vital Signs: Patterns: Fewer Women Dying of Lung Cancer
A New Push to Let H.I.V. Patients Accept Organs That Are Infected
Fitness & Nutrition »
Recipes for Health
Shrimp and Brown Rice Soup
By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN
This irresistible soup is inspired by a Southeast Asian dish traditionally made with Thai jasmine rice.
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