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‘Western’ junk-food diet linked to plummeting sperm counts: study – New York Post

Men, you may want to eat your greens. A new study suggests that our society’s junk food-filled diet is causing sperm counts in men to plummet. The research, published last week in the JAMA Network Open medical journal, found that a “Western” diet of processed foods, pizza and red meats was tied to lower sperm… Read More »

In the U.S., an Angioplasty Costs $32,000. Elsewhere? Maybe $6,400. – The New York Times

Why does health care cost so much more in the United States than in other countries? As health economists love to say: “It’s the prices, stupid.” As politicians continue to lament the system’s expense, and more Americans struggle to pay the high and often unpredictable bills that can accompany their health problems, it’s worth looking… Read More »

The Health-Care Crisis Has Spread to Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance – New York Magazine

So you’ve got health insurance but can’t afford the deductibles? You’re not alone. Photo: Mario Villafuerte/Getty Images For most of this century, the big U.S. health-care policy issue has been providing insurance to the uninsured, including the uninsurable people with expensive health conditions. Yes, the majority of non-elderly Americans covered by employer-based insurance were affected… Read More »

In a Children’s Theater Program, Drama Over a Peanut Allergy – The New York Times

TURNERS FALLS, Mass. — It seemed like the perfect setting for a shy, thoughtful 10-year-old boy’s first steps on stage: a kids’ Shakespeare program that doesn’t hold auditions, guarantees everyone a substantial speaking role, emphasizes community, and excludes no one. Unless, as Mason Wicks-Lim and his mother Ali discovered, you have a life-threatening nut allergy.… Read More »