Friday, February 23, 2018

Patients Eagerly Awaited a Generic Drug. Then They Saw the Price.


By KATIE THOMAS from NYT Health Patients Eagerly Awaited a Generic Drug. Then They Saw the Price.
Teva Pharmaceuticals announced it would sell a “lower-cost” alternative to Syprine, an old drug that costs more than $21,000. But the new generic version costs nearly as much. Read more article at hafana

Measles Cases in Europe Quadrupled in 2017


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. from NYT Health Measles Cases in Europe Quadrupled in 2017
Outbreaks across the continent infected 21,000 and killed at least 35 people. Read more article at hafana

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Opening Mental Hospitals Unlikely to Prevent Mass Shootings, Experts Say


By BENEDICT CAREY from NYT Health Opening Mental Hospitals Unlikely to Prevent Mass Shootings, Experts Say
Spree killers may be angry and troubled, but few have shown symptoms that would have landed them in mental hospitals. Read more article at hafana

Monday, February 19, 2018

As Some Got Free Health Care, Gwen Got Squeezed: An Obamacare Dilemma


By ABBY GOODNOUGH from NYT Health As Some Got Free Health Care, Gwen Got Squeezed: An Obamacare Dilemma
President Trump’s efforts to undermine the health law have widened the gap between those who get government aid and those who don’t, deepening resentments. Read more article at hafana

Doctors Said Immunotherapy Would Not Cure Her Cancer. They Were Wrong.


By GINA KOLATA from NYT Health Doctors Said Immunotherapy Would Not Cure Her Cancer. They Were Wrong.
Scientists are racing to understand why immunotherapy drugs have worked for a few cancer patients when the medicines should have had no effect. Read more article at hafana

Saturday, February 17, 2018

America at Home: Grandparents in the Attic, Children in the Basement


By PAULA SPAN from NYT Health America at Home: Grandparents in the Attic, Children in the Basement
Multigenerational and shared housing arrangements are on the rise, reversing a decades-long trend. Read more article at hafana

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Flu Vaccine Is Working Better Than Expected, C.D.C. Finds


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. from NYT Health The Flu Vaccine Is Working Better Than Expected, C.D.C. Finds
A preliminary analysis finds the vaccine 25 percent effective against this year’s dangerous H3N2 strain, and twice as effective in children. Read more article at hafana