Wednesday, July 18, 2018

More Americans Are Dying of Cirrhosis and Liver Cancer


By NICHOLAS BAKALAR from NYT Health More Americans Are Dying of Cirrhosis and Liver Cancer
Death rates from both diseases have risen sharply, particularly among young adults over the last decade. A possible villain: the Great Recession. Read more article at hafana

Bowing to Trump, Novartis Joins Pfizer in Freezing Drug Prices


By KATIE THOMAS from NYT Health Bowing to Trump, Novartis Joins Pfizer in Freezing Drug Prices
The move comes as drug companies scramble to show they are responding to criticism about their rising prices, including from President Trump. Read more article at hafana

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

3D Color X-rays Could Help Spot Deadly Disease Without Surgery


By EMILY BAUMGAERTNER from NYT Health 3D Color X-rays Could Help Spot Deadly Disease Without Surgery
A new medical scanner, derived from technology used by particle physics researchers at CERN, “is like the upgrade from black-and-white film to color,” one of its developers said. Read more article at hafana

Monday, July 16, 2018

Blood Pressure Medicine Is Recalled


By SHEILA KAPLAN from NYT Health Blood Pressure Medicine Is Recalled
The F.D.A. announced that batches of a widely used generic drug, valsartan, made in China, might be tainted with a probable cancer-causing ingredient. Read more article at hafana

Defendants on Probation Can Be Jailed for Drug Relapse, Court Rules


By JAN HOFFMAN from NYT Health Defendants on Probation Can Be Jailed for Drug Relapse, Court Rules
Many medical experts said that relapse is part of recovery and a symptom of disease, and shouldn’t be punished with jail. A court disagreed. Read more article at hafana

Cognitive Test Trump Took May Have Been Undermined by Publicity, Doctors Warn


By NIRAJ CHOKSHI from NYT Health Cognitive Test Trump Took May Have Been Undermined by Publicity, Doctors Warn
Articles about the test, known as the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, or MoCA, listed some of its questions, potentially influencing future patients. Read more article at hafana

Now in Sight: Success Against an Infection That Blinds


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. from NYT Health Now in Sight: Success Against an Infection That Blinds
Following a 20-year campaign, trachoma has been eliminated as a public health menace in at least seven poor countries. Read more article at hafana