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Today β€” October 19th 2019NYT Health

W.H.O. Continues Emergency Status for Ebola Outbreak in Congo

By Donald G. McNeil Jr.

New cases are down to 15 a week from a high of 128 in April, but outbreaks are still popping up in remote and dangerous mining areas.

Dorothea Buck, 102, Dies; Nazi Victim and Voice for Mentally Ill

By Sam Roberts

After a forced sterilization at 19, she became first a sculptor and then an advocate for more humane psychiatric care in modern Germany and beyond.

Yesterday β€” October 18th 2019NYT Health

Zantac Recall Widens as Sanofi Pulls Its Drug Over Carcinogen Fears

By Katie Thomas

The company’s announcement follows decisions by Walgreens, CVS and others to remove the drug from their shelves and after other manufacturers recalled their products.

A β€˜Menopause Champion’ at Work? Yes. You Also Get Paid Leave.

By Anna Schaverien

A British broadcaster says its new menopause policy will help free up a “taboo” subject and close what has been called the “gender pain gap.”

Death on an Airplane

By Kate Johnson

The defibrillator beeps. No response. The air is prickly with his life force waning. “One, two, three…,” they count.

Judge Summons Drug C.E.O.s for Talks on Sweeping Opioid Settlement

By Jan Hoffman

Representatives of states and localities hard hit by the opioid epidemic are also to be present. The high-stakes move is an effort to propel a resolution of thousands of lawsuits nationwide.

How Pending Decision on Obamacare Could Upend 2020 Campaign

By Abby Goodnough

A federal appeals court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act could be a huge headache for the president and take Democrats’ focus off Medicare for all.

Raising a Twinless Twin

By Marcia Kester Doyle

I didn’t want my daughter to experience survivor guilt or worse, to feel incomplete, as if she were part of a broken set.

Coming Out as Bipolar in Modern Love and Reliving It on TV

By Daniel Jones

In 2008, Terri Cheney went public about her mental illness. The essay led to a new career as a writer and an episode of the ‘Modern Love’ television series starring Anne Hathaway.

NASA’s First All-Female Spacewalk Makes History

By Jessica Bennett and Mary Robinette Kowal

Two women on Earth, Jessica Bennett and Mary Robinette Kowal, had a chat about two women astronauts in medium-sized spacesuits.

25 Modern Love Essays to Read if You Want to Laugh, Cringe and Cry

By Daniel Jones

To celebrate the column’s 15th anniversary this month, and the new series on Amazon Prime Video, we pulled together some greatest hits.

Parents Should Limit Sports Participation for Children, Trainers Say

By Roni Caryn Rabin

Young athletes are practicing too hard in just one sport, increasing the risk of injuries and burnout. New guidelines urge parents to reduce the intensity.

Before yesterdayNYT Health

Juul Suspends Online Sales of Flavored E-Cigarettes

By Sheila Kaplan

Facing multiple inquiries into its marketing practices and its role in the rise of teenage vaping, the company suspended internet access to mango, cucumber and other pods.

Born to Trot

By Christopher McDougall

The best-selling author of “Born to Run” thought he knew almost everything about running. Then he met a donkey named Sherman.

A Nazi Version of DDT Was Forgotten. Could It Help Fight Malaria?

By Kenneth Chang

Scientists have rediscovered a compound developed by German researchers during World War II. It appears to be more effective and perhaps safer than DDT.

Can Personality Affect Dementia Risk?

By Nicholas Bakalar

Extroversion, an energetic disposition, calmness and maturity were associated with a lower risk of dementia 50 years later.

He Was Unbearably Itchy, but the Problem Wasn’t in His Skin

By Lisa Sanders, M.D.

An older man was tormented by a rash that no one could diagnose — until he found a doctor who was known for unlocking difficult cases.

Taking Ayahuasca When You’re a Senior Citizen

By Casey Schwartz

Some older adults are dabbling in this powerful psychedelic, which is mostly illegal in the United States.

Starting Chemotherapy, When You’re Ready

By Mikkael A. Sekeres, M.D.

It’s better if you start cancer treatment when you can jump in wholeheartedly and without regrets.

You’re Only as Old as You Feel

By Emily Laber-Warren

Simply asking people how old they feel may tell you a lot about their health and well-being.

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