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The Man Who (Almost) Wiped Out the Guinea Worms

The Man Who (Almost) Wiped Out the Guinea Worms

Dr. Ernesto Ruiz-Tiben, who has fought to eradicate Guinea worm disease for decades, surveys a field near a village in Chad. Just 30 Guinea worm infections were reported worldwide in 2017.

Book Review: ‘Ordinarily Well: The Case for Antidepressants’

Book Review: ‘Ordinarily Well: The Case for Antidepressants’

Ordinarily Well: The Case for Antidepressants. By Peter D. Kramer. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 336 pages. $26.

In a Rare Success, Paraguay Conquers Malaria

In a Rare Success, Paraguay Conquers Malaria

A malaria specialist in Las Claritas, Venezuela, analyzing blood samples of patients who showed symptoms of infection. While Paraguay has recently eliminated the disease, other countries in the Americas, particularly Venezuela, are seeing increases.

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Name C.E.O. for Health Initiative

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Name C.E.O. for Health Initiative

Dr. Atul Gawande is a professor and practicing surgeon who has written extensively on health care.

Cancer Risk From Cellphone Radiation Is Small, Studies Show

Cancer Risk From Cellphone Radiation Is Small, Studies Show

Two new studies exposed rats and mice to high levels of radio-frequency radiation — the type emitted by your cellphone. But researchers said there was little cancer risk for humans.

Medicare Slashes Star Ratings for Staffing at 1 in 11 Nursing Homes

Medicare Slashes Star Ratings for Staffing at 1 in 11 Nursing Homes

Medicare downgraded its rating of many nursing homes for failing to be staffed every day with a registered nurse.

San Francisco Voters Uphold Ban on Flavored Vaping Products

San Francisco Voters Uphold Ban on Flavored Vaping Products

The vaping industry has come under scrutiny for using candy flavors and colorful packaging to market its products to children.

New Ebola Tactics Raise Hope but May Sow Confusion

New Ebola Tactics Raise Hope but May Sow Confusion

A worker at the entrance of the Wangata Reference Hospital in Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of Congo, where an outbreak of Ebola has claimed 58 confirmed or suspected victims.

With Short, Intense Sessions, Some Patients Finish Therapy in Just Weeks

With Short, Intense Sessions, Some Patients Finish Therapy in Just Weeks

Dr. Avital Falk treats youngsters in an intensive therapy program for O.C.D. at Weill Cornell Medicine in Manhattan. Short, intense courses work as well as therapy that lasts months, research suggests.

Fast, Cheap Testing for Tuberculosis? Soon It May Be Possible

Fast, Cheap Testing for Tuberculosis? Soon It May Be Possible

An X-ray of the lung of a suspected tuberculosis patient in Vietnam. Researchers say urine testing for tuberculosis, which kills 1.7 million people a year, may soon be possible.

A Simple Way to Improve a Billion Lives: Eyeglasses

A Simple Way to Improve a Billion Lives: Eyeglasses

While not seen as urgent as other world health problems, untreated vision problems cost the global economy $200 billion annually to lost productivity, according to the W.H.O.

They’re Out of Prison. Can They Stay Out of the Hospital?

They’re Out of Prison. Can They Stay Out of the Hospital?

Ronald Sanders, a community health worker with Transitions Clinic Network in San Francisco, checking on a client. Mr. Sanders, who himself was in and out of prison, helps the formerly incarcerated get care for medical, psychiatric and substance abuse disorders.

F.D.A. Moves to Stop Rogue Clinics From Using Unapproved Stem Cell Therapies

F.D.A. Moves to Stop Rogue Clinics From Using Unapproved Stem Cell Therapies

Dr. Mark Berman, of the Cell Surgical Network, in 2014 at his practice in Beverly Hills. Dr. Berman is a founder of the California Stem Cell Treatment Centers, where patients received an unapproved stem cell treatment made with the help of a smallpox vaccine and other ingredients.

C.D.C. Postpones Session Preparing U.S. for Nuclear War

C.D.C. Postpones Session Preparing U.S. for Nuclear War

An air raid drill in a school in Baltimore in 1951. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has postponed a session on nuclear attack preparedness that was planned for next week.

A Family in Transition

A Family in Transition

Marks left by the tape Tanner used to bind his chest after performing.


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