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In Asia’s Fattest Country, Nutritionists Take Money From Food Giants

In Asia’s Fattest Country, Nutritionists Take Money From Food Giants

Children buying snacks and soft drinks at a stand just outside their school in Kota Bharu, Malaysia. Malaysia has become the fattest country in Asia.

In Sweeping War on Obesity, Chile Slays Tony the Tiger

In Sweeping War on Obesity, Chile Slays Tony the Tiger

Kiosks in Santiago’s city center feature products with black nutritional warnings on the labels of items high in sugar, salt, calories or saturated fat.

Women With Breast Cancer Delay Care When Faced With High Deductibles

Women With Breast Cancer Delay Care When Faced With High Deductibles

Pam Leonard, a teacher in Wisconsin, is also working nights to help pay for her cancer treatments.

Bayer Will Stop Selling the Troubled Essure Birth Control Implants

Bayer Will Stop Selling the Troubled Essure Birth Control Implants

The device has been problematic for years, prompting lawsuits alleging the metal implant caused severe injuries, including perforation of the uterus and the fallopian tubes.

One Man’s Stand Against Junk Food as Diabetes Climbs Across India

One Man’s Stand Against Junk Food as Diabetes Climbs Across India

Rahul Verma distributing the Indian dish khichdi, a mixture of rice, lentils and vegetables, to patients outside a hospital in New Delhi. Mr. Verma has taken a stand against junk food in India, where people are more likely to develop diabetes from weight gain than people in other regions.

Dying Organs Restored to Life in Novel Experiments

Dying Organs Restored to Life in Novel Experiments

Kate Bowen with her infant, Georgia, in the intensive care unit at Boston Children's Hospital. Doctors tried to revive the baby's heart with an infusion of one billion mitochondria.

A Drug Costs $272,000 a Year. Not So Fast, Says New York State.

A Drug Costs $272,000 a Year. Not So Fast, Says New York State.

Lora Moser, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when she was 2, said she had to stop taking a drug for the disease, Orkambi, because she could not afford the first month’s payment of more than $3,000 required by her insurer.

The Secret to Keeping Black Men Healthy? Maybe Black Doctors

The Secret to Keeping Black Men Healthy? Maybe Black Doctors

Dr. ChaRandle Jordan was one of the doctors who participated in the study. “It’s something they don’t teach you in medical school -- taking that extra step because you appreciate there have been barriers in the past," he said.

Trans Fats Should be Eliminated Worldwide by 2023, W.H.O. Says

Trans Fats Should be Eliminated Worldwide by 2023, W.H.O. Says

Pakistani vendors selling fried sweets made with oil containing trans fatty acids. The World Health Organization has announced a plan to eliminate the use of trans fats around the world.

He Called Older Employees ‘Dead Wood.’ Two Sued for Age Discrimination.

He Called Older Employees ‘Dead Wood.’ Two Sued for Age Discrimination.

Julianne Taaffe, left, and Kathryn Moon filed an age discrimination complaint against Ohio State University, which has agreed to alter its policies.

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.

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.

A Federal Ban on Making Lethal Viruses Is Lifted

A Federal Ban on Making Lethal Viruses Is Lifted

A colorized electron micrograph of the coronavirus that causes Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS. Federal officials ended a moratorium imposed on funding research that alters viruses like this one to become more lethal.

F.D.A. Chief Goes Against the Administration Stereotype

F.D.A. Chief Goes Against the Administration Stereotype

Scott Gottlieb, the Food and Drug Administration commissioner, has tried to win over critics while also paying attention to the concerns of the drug and health industries.

Ebola Outbreak in Central Africa Is ‘Largely Contained’

Ebola Outbreak in Central Africa Is ‘Largely Contained’

A health worker administering a vaccine against the Ebola virus in Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of Congo. More than 3,200 people were vaccinated in the most recent outbreak.


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