Intense Strength Training Does Not Ease Knee Pain, Study Finds

The idea made so much sense that it was rarely questioned: exercise to strengthen muscles around the knee helps patients with osteoarthritis, making it easier and less painful to move the inflamed joint.Nearly 40 percent of Americans over age 65...

How Scientists Shot Down Cancer’s ‘Death Star’

After 40 years of effort, researchers have finally succeeded in switching off one of the most common cancer-causing genetic mutations in the human body. The finding promises to improve treatment for thousands of patients with lung and colorectal cancer, and...

A Parallel Pandemic Hits Health Care Workers: Trauma and Exhaustion

Thousands of health care workers have already paid the ultimate price for their workaday devotion. Since March, more than 3,300 nurses, doctors, social workers and physical therapists have died from Covid-19, according to a tally by Kaiser Health News and...

‘It’s Numbing’: Nine Retired Nuns in Michigan Die of Covid-19

The religious sisters who lived in retired seclusion at the Dominican Life Center in Michigan followed strict rules to avoid an outbreak of coronavirus infection: They were kept in isolation, visitors were prohibited and masks were required by everyone on...

Eli Lilly Claims Drug Prevents Coronavirus Infection in Nursing Homes

An unusual experiment to prevent nursing home staff members and residents from infection with the coronavirus has succeeded, the drug maker Eli Lilly announced on Thursday.A drug containing monoclonal antibodies — laboratory-grown virus-fighters — prevented symptomatic infections in residents who...

Do Curfews Slow the Coronavirus?

Maria Polyakova, an economist at Stanford University, has studied the effects of the pandemic on the U.S. economy. “In general,” she said, “we expect that staying at home mechanically slows the pandemic, as it reduces the number of interactions between...

F.D.A. Approves Monthly Shots to Treat H.I.V.

It’s what many people with H.I.V. have long awaited: monthly injections to keep the virus in check, instead of the three pills daily they now must take.The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a combination of two monthly shots...

Why Medical Tourism Is Drawing Patients, Even in a Pandemic

“Our market has always been what I call the ‘working poor’ and they just keep getting poorer,” said Josef Woodman, the chief executive of Patients Without Borders. “The pandemic has gutted low-income and middle-class people around the world and for...

Covid Vaccine Effort: The Push to Reach Wary Medical Workers

“If that doesn’t get you in line, I don’t know what will,” Georgia’s governor, Brian Kemp, said last month.At Houston Methodist, a hospital system in Texas with 26,000 employees, workers who take the vaccine will be eligible for a $500...

Cash, Breakfasts and Firings: An All-Out Push to Vaccinate Wary Medical Workers

“If that doesn’t get you in line, I don’t know what will,” Georgia’s governor, Brian Kemp, said last month.At Houston Methodist, a hospital system in Texas with 26,000 employees, workers who take the vaccine will be eligible for a $500...
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