Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Rare Gene Mutations Inspire New Heart Drugs


By GINA KOLATA from NYT Health Rare Gene Mutations Inspire New Heart Drugs
Some people carry gene mutations that leave them nearly impervious to heart attacks. Learning how these mutations work has led to a novel experimental treatment. Read more article at hafana

Trump’s Pick for Mental Health ‘Czar’ Highlights Rift


By BENEDICT CAREY and SHERI FINK from NYT Health Trump’s Pick for Mental Health ‘Czar’ Highlights Rift
Elinore F. McCance-Katz has promoted drug and hospital treatment as paths to wellness, leaving some who emphasize community and family support skeptical. Read more article at hafana

AP Exclusive: UN Health Agency Slammed for High Travel Costs


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS from NYT Health AP Exclusive: UN Health Agency Slammed for High Travel Costs
Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, traveled to Guinea earlier this month to join the country's president in celebrating the world's first Ebola vaccine. Read more article at hafana

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Correction: US Births & Deaths Story


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS from NYT Health Correction: US Births & Deaths Story
In a story May 17 about U.S. births and deaths, The Associated Press erroneously reported last year's birth rates. The rates were calculated per 1,000 women, not 100,000. The rate per 1,000: 103 for women in their early 30s, and 102 for late 20s. The rate for all women of child-bearing age was 62. Read more article at hafana

W.H.O. Elects Ethiopia’s Tedros as New Director General


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. and NICK CUMMING-BRUCE from NYT Health W.H.O. Elects Ethiopia’s Tedros as New Director General
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia was chosen after two rounds of voting in a closed session of world health ministers. Read more article at hafana

Monday, May 22, 2017

A Global Health Scorecard Finds U.S. Lacking


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. from NYT Health A Global Health Scorecard Finds U.S. Lacking
By a new metric that takes into account economic means, some countries are making surprising gains in health, while the United States lags behind. Read more article at hafana

Nearly 20 Million Have Gained Health Insurance Since 2010


By NICHOLAS BAKALAR from NYT Health Nearly 20 Million Have Gained Health Insurance Since 2010
The number of Americans without health insurance has fallen drastically since passage of the Affordable Care Act. Read more article at hafana