Science

Medicare for All? For More? Here’s How Medicare Works

For Part B — doctor’s visits and outpatient care — premiums are based on income. The standard premium this year is $135.50 a month, but financial help is available for people with low incomes who don’t qualify for Medicaid, the government health program for the poor, which covers just about everything. Richer Medicare beneficiaries — […]

Sports

FIFA Quietly Considering Plan to Leave Switzerland

Senior executives at FIFA, world soccer’s governing body, are giving serious consideration to leaving Switzerland, the organization’s home for nearly 90 years and where in 2015 some of its most senior officials were arrested in connection with a major corruption scandal. Under Gianni Infantino, a Swiss administrator who was elected as president in 2016 after […]

Health

Anemia May Increase Dementia Risk

A new study confirms earlier reports that anemia — a condition caused by having too little hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying component of red blood cells — increases the risk for dementia. It found that having high hemoglobin levels does so as well. Dutch researchers looked at 12,305 people without dementia at the start of the study, […]

Health

Medicare for All? For More? Here’s How Medicare Works.

For Part B — doctor’s visits and outpatient care — premiums are based on income. The standard premium this year is $135.50 a month, but financial help is available for people with low incomes who don’t qualify for Medicaid, the government health program for the poor, which covers just about everything. Richer Medicare beneficiaries — […]

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Jeffrey Epstein Hoped to Seed Human Race With His DNA

In 2004, Mr. Brockman hosted a dinner at the Indian Summer restaurant in Monterey, Calif., where Mr. Epstein was introduced to scientists, including Seth Lloyd, the M.I.T. physicist. Mr. Lloyd said that he found Mr. Epstein to be “charming” and to have “interesting ideas,” although they “turned out to be quite vague.” Also at the […]

Sports

Ruling Leaves Caster Semenya With Few Good Options

After being temporarily barred by the Swiss Supreme Court from running in her preferred event, the 800 meters, the Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya faces a murky future with a far more difficult road to navigate if she wants to maintain her position as one of the world’s top female athletes. The ruling bans Semenya, […]

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Michael Thomas Agrees to New Deal With Saints

A big new contract for the Pro Bowler Michael Thomas will end his training camp holdout and could set a lucrative market for several other receivers seeking new deals. Thomas agreed to a five-year extension with the New Orleans Saints on Wednesday with $61 million in guaranteed money, according to multiple news media reports. The […]