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    Global health

    Measles Outbreak Infects 695, Highest Number Since 2000

    The outbreak, linked to skepticism about vaccines, has led to extraordinary measures, including $1,000 fines and bans on unvaccinated children in public.

    By Donald G. McNeil Jr.

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    W.H.O. Says Limited or No Screen Time for Children Under 5

    Infants under 1 year old should not be exposed to electronic screens, and children between the ages of 2 and 4 should not have more than one daily hour of “sedentary screen time,” the agency said Wednesday.

    By Emily S. Rueb

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      The Giants at the Heart of the Opioid Crisis

      Civil suits filed by three states accuse pharmaceutical distributors of flooding the country with opioids while devising systems to evade regulators.

      By Danny Hakim, William K. Rashbaum and Roni Caryn Rabin

  1. Woman Wakes After 27 Years Unconscious

    An Emirati mother who suffered brain damage in a car accident in 1991 made an unexpected recovery at a clinic in Germany.

    By Palko Karasz and Christopher F. Schuetze

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    Should You Be Eating Eggs?

    Do eggs raise your cholesterol? The advice keeps changing.

    By Jane E. Brody

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    Over 20 Million Children a Year Miss Out on First Dose of Measles Vaccine

    Over eight years to 2017, a Unicef report found, nearly 170 million children worldwide failed to receive the first of two doses.

    By Iliana Magra

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    Americans Are Among the Most Stressed People in the World, Poll Finds

    An annual, global Gallup poll, released Thursday, reported that feelings of stress and worry are particularly high in the United States.

    By Niraj Chokshi

  3. Soft Bedding and Unsafe Sleep Practices Cause Most Infant Suffocation Deaths

    Experts recommend that cribs have no soft bedding or soft objects, and that adults never sleep in the same bed with a baby.

    By Nicholas Bakalar

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    Long-Term Use of Antibiotics Tied to Heart Risks

    Taking antibiotics for two months or longer may be linked to an increase in a woman’s risk for cardiovascular disease.

    By Nicholas Bakalar

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    Trump Declares Commitment to Ending Opioid Crisis ‘Once and for All’

    Many leading authorities on the opioid crisis have been critical of the government’s response, starting with the Obama administration, but say there has been some improvement under Mr. Trump.

    By Michael Tackett and Eileen Sullivan

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    Scientists Create Speech From Brain Signals

    A prosthetic voice decodes what the brain intends to say and generates (mostly) understandable speech, no muscle movement needed.

    By Benedict Carey

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    After a Knee Injury, Be Wary When Returning to Sports

    Athletes who pass return-to-play tests after an A.C.L. injury remain just as likely to experience a subsequent knee injury as those who fail the tests.

    By Gretchen Reynolds

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    Getting to Know Our Patients

    Listening to patients is a critical part of a doctor’s education.

    By Mikkael A. Sekeres, M.D.

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    Putting Down Your Phone May Help You Live Longer

    By raising levels of the stress-related hormone cortisol, our phone time may also be threatening our long-term health.

    By Catherine Price

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    Should the ‘Vaping Age’ Be 21? Drugstores Say Yes

    In raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products at its stores, the drugstore chain joined other retailers and lawmakers seeking to curb teenagers’ use.

    By Karen Zraick and Emily S. Rueb