Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Glioblastoma, John McCain’s Form of Brain Cancer, Carries Troubling Prognosis


By DENISE GRADY from NYT Health Glioblastoma, John McCain’s Form of Brain Cancer, Carries Troubling Prognosis
The senator has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer that is aggressive and difficult to treat. Read more article at hafana

Monday, October 16, 2017

Raising Concerns About a Widely Used Test to Measure Fertility


By CHRISTINA CARON from NYT Health Raising Concerns About a Widely Used Test to Measure Fertility
New research shows that the number of eggs a woman has left doesn’t necessarily predict her ability to conceive naturally. Read more article at hafana

Researchers Predict a Quarter-Million New Cases of Breast Cancer in the U.S.


By NICHOLAS BAKALAR from NYT Health Researchers Predict a Quarter-Million New Cases of Breast Cancer in the U.S.
More than 40,000 women will die from the disease in 2017, the American Cancer Society projects. Racial disparities persist but are “not inevitable.” Read more article at hafana

F.D.A. Approves First Gene-Altering Leukemia Treatment, Costing $475,000


By DENISE GRADY from NYT Health F.D.A. Approves First Gene-Altering Leukemia Treatment, Costing $475,000
The Food and Drug Administration approved the first treatment that genetically alters a patient’s own cells to fight cancer. It will cost $475,000. Read more article at hafana

Sunday, October 15, 2017

U.S. Fertility Rate Reaches a Record Low


By NICHOLAS BAKALAR from NYT Health U.S. Fertility Rate Reaches a Record Low
Younger women are having children less often, while birthrates have risen slightly among those who are older. Read more article at hafana

A Tide of Opioid-Dependent Newborns Forces Doctors to Rethink Treatment


By CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS from NYT Health A Tide of Opioid-Dependent Newborns Forces Doctors to Rethink Treatment
Infants born dependent on opioids are routinely removed from their mothers and sent to big hospitals. But keeping mother and baby together may be the best treatment. Read more article at hafana

How to Protect a Drug Patent? Give it to a Native American Tribe


By KATIE THOMAS from NYT Health How to Protect a Drug Patent? Give it to a Native American Tribe
Under a novel deal, Allergan will pay the Saint Regis Mohawk tribe $13.75 million. In exchange, the tribe will claim sovereign immunity as grounds to dismiss a patent challenge. Read more article at hafana