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$1 Billion for Mental Health: The Reality of de Blasio’s ‘Revolutionary’ Plan

It has been difficult to gauge the effectiveness of ThriveNYC, an expensive and sprawling mental health initiative. ...

$1 Billion Planned for Cancer ‘Moonshot’

Researchers said the Obama administration’s spending proposal was a comparatively small sum in a field in which major advances often take many billions to achieve. ...

$2 Billion Verdict Against Monsanto Is Third to Find Roundup Caused Cancer

A state jury’s award for a Northern California couple followed awards in separate cases in March and August, and was the largest by far. ...

$260 Million Opioid Settlement Reached at Last Minute With Big Drug Companies

The deal involves large pharmaceutical distributors and Teva, resolving cases that sought redress from the devastation caused by two decades of opioid abuse. ...

$3.4 Million Medicaid Fraud Inquiry Hovers Over Nursing Home Where Comatose Woman Was Raped and Had Baby

The operator of the nursing home, Hacienda HealthCare, has been locked in a legal battle with a state health agency, refusing to turn over financial records. ...

$30 Million Program to Help Low-Income New Yorkers Get Mental Health Care

Chirlane McCray, the wife of Mayor Bill de Blasio and the chairwoman of the fund that is heading the program, said one in four New Yorkers has a diagnosable mental health disorder. ...

$417 Million Awarded in Suit Tying Johnson’s Baby Powder to Cancer

A Los Angeles jury voted the damages for a medical receptionist who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s talc for decades. ...

$6.3 Billion Measure Aims to Cure Ailing Health Care Policies

Congress will vote this week on a measure that is the product of years of debate over health care policy issues, including the unwieldy mental health care system and opioid abuse. ...

1 in 4 Youths Has Vaped. Will State Bans Do Anything?

Without knowing what has caused a spate of vaping-related illnesses, experts said it was unclear whether new state and local regulations could have much immediate effect. ...

1 Patient, 7 Tumors and 100 Billion Cells Equal 1 Striking Recovery

The recovery of a woman with advanced colon cancer, after treatment with cells from her own immune system, may help doctors develop new treatments for other patients. ...

1 Son, 4 Overdoses, 6 Hours

Drug deaths draw the most notice, but more addicted people live than die. For them and their families, life can be a relentless cycle of worry, hope and chaos. ...

1,495 Americans Describe the Financial Reality of Being Really Sick

“Do you pay the hospital bill or do you pay the utility bill?” Don’t count on your health insurance for serious illnesses, a new survey warns. ...

10 Findings That Contradict Medical Wisdom. Doctors, Take Note.

Researchers identified nearly 400 common medical practices and theories that were contradicted by rigorous studies. Here are some of the most notable findings. ...

10 Ways to Lower the Cancer Risk of Grilling

If you plan to grill often experts suggest taking some small steps to make a big difference in lowering your exposure to compounds that are tied to cancer. ...

11 THINGS We’d Really like to know: How Can We Unleash the Immune System?

Although immunotherapy can work wonders for cancer, it does not help everyone, side effects can be fierce, and costs are high. But the field is young. ...

11 Things We’d Really Like to Know: How Long Can People Live?

The trick is not to increase life span, scientists say, but to lengthen “health span.” ...

11 things we’d really like to know: When Will We Solve Mental Illness?

Biology was supposed to cure what ails psychiatry. Decades later, millions of people with mental disorders are still waiting. ...

11 Things We’d Really Like to Know: Why Are We Still So Fat?

Only bariatric surgery reliably leads to long-term weight loss. Now scientists hope to duplicate the effects with a pill. ...

11 things we’d Really like to know: Will We Ever Cure Alzheimer’s?

Few drugs have been approved for treatment of this dementia, and none works very well. It has become one of the most intractable problems in medicine. ...

11-Year-Old Boy’s Death in Brooklyn May Have Been Caused by Airborne Fish Proteins

The boy, Cameron Jean-Pierre, 11, had asthma and was allergic to fish and peanuts. Experts said a combination of the two conditions could have caused a fatal reaction. ...

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