What to Know About Lead Poisoning in Children

What to Know About Lead Poisoning in Children

Related media – Linked media How do I know if my children have high blood-lead levels? Lead exposure can go unnoticed until levels accumulate, doctors say. High levels of lead can result in stomach pain, vomiting, fatigue, learning difficulties, developmental delays and even seizures. Pediatricians recommend blood tests for infants and toddlers who live in…

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A Fading Weapon in the HIV Fight: Condoms

A Fading Weapon in the HIV Fight: Condoms

Connected media – Connected media Gay and bisexual men are using condoms less than ever, and the decline has been particularly steep among those who are young or Hispanic, according to a new study. The worrisome trend points to an urgent need for better prevention strategies as the nation struggles to beat the H.I.V. epidemic,…

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China Has Thousands of Navalnys, Hidden From the Public

China Has Thousands of Navalnys, Hidden From the Public

Related media – Linked media After watching “Navalny,” the documentary about the Russian opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny, a Chinese businesswoman messaged me, “Ren Zhiqiang is China’s Navalny.” She was talking about the retired real estate tycoon who was sentenced to 18 years in prison for criticizing China’s leader, Xi Jinping. After Mr. Navalny’s tragic…

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UnitedHealth Cyberattack Disrupts Prescription Drug Coverage

UnitedHealth Cyberattack Disrupts Prescription Drug Coverage

Related media – Connected media Updated on Feb. 27 to include new company statements. A cyberattack on a unit affiliated with UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest insurer, has disrupted drug prescription orders at thousands of pharmacies for about a week. The assault on the unit, Change Healthcare, a division of United’s Optum, was discovered last Wednesday….

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