The Upshot

How to Cut Drug Prices: Experts Weigh In

Pill bottles on a conveyor belt at an Express Scripts warehouse in New Jersey this year. Express Scripts, a huge…

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To Reduce Privacy Risks, the Census Plans to Report Less Accurate Data

A 2018 census test letter mailed to a resident in Providence, R.I. The nation’s test run of the 2020 Census…

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Why Hospitals Should Let You Sleep

Short sleep durations are associated with several negative effects, including hypertension and mood disorders. CreditCreditRahav Segev for The New York…

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Are You Sitting Down? Standing Desks Are Overrated

Standing at a desk may offer some conveniences, but it’s not a substitute for exercise. CreditCreditKendrick Brinson for The New…

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Why Standing Desks Are Overrated

Standing at a desk may offer some conveniences, but it’s not a substitute for exercise. CreditCreditKendrick Brinson for The New…

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Peer Review: The Worst Way to Judge Research, Except for All the Others

CreditCreditTony Cenicola/The New York Times Even before the recent news that a group of researchers managed to get several ridiculous…

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A Sense of Alarm as Rural Hospitals Keep Closing

Downtown in Independence, Kan., in 2015. A hospital nearby closed that year, worrying town residents. Now another rural Kansas hospital,…

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What if Everyone Voted?

Early voting in Atlanta this month.CreditCreditKevin D. Liles for The New York Times In Hawaii, Illinois and Vermont, voters who…

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