Monday, January 22, 2018

Killing of Mother-Daughter Team Shakes Polio Eradication Drive in Pakistan


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. from NYT Health Killing of Mother-Daughter Team Shakes Polio Eradication Drive in Pakistan
The country had just eight cases of polio last year. The murder of a 38-year-old woman and her 16-year-old daughter will not derail vaccination efforts, a leader says. Read more article at hafana

Friday, January 19, 2018

Trump Passed a Cognitive Exam. What Does That Really Mean?


By GINA KOLATA from NYT Health Trump Passed a Cognitive Exam. What Does That Really Mean?
The exam, called the Moca, is widely used in doctor’s offices, but it is not sophisticated enough to diagnose mental decline, experts say. Read more article at hafana

One Day Your Mind May Fade. At Least You’ll Have a Plan.


By PAULA SPAN from NYT Health One Day Your Mind May Fade. At Least You’ll Have a Plan.
A doctor has developed an advance directive specifically to plan for medical care in the event of dementia. Read more article at hafana

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Young Women Are Using A.D.H.D. Drugs in Greater Numbers, C.D.C. Reports


By BENEDICT CAREY from NYT Health Young Women Are Using A.D.H.D. Drugs in Greater Numbers, C.D.C. Reports
Since 2003, the percentage of women filling prescriptions for drugs like Ritalin has increased nearly fivefold in some age groups. Read more article at hafana

Questions and Answers About This Year’s Flu Season


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. from NYT Health Questions and Answers About This Year’s Flu Season
The virus is widespread, and the vaccine is a poor match. But while some areas are hit hard, others have been spared, and deaths are not unusually common this season. Read more article at hafana

Fed Up With Drug Companies, Hospitals Decide to Start Their Own


By REED ABELSON and KATIE THOMAS from NYT Health Fed Up With Drug Companies, Hospitals Decide to Start Their Own
A group of large hospital systems plans to create a nonprofit generic drug company to battle shortages and high prices. Read more article at hafana

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Treatment Offers Hope for Imprisoned California Siblings


By JAN HOFFMAN from NYT Health Treatment Offers Hope for Imprisoned California Siblings
Cases of children isolated and abused by parents are rare but not unheard-of, say experts. Many recover. Read more article at hafana