Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Case of Zika Virus, Likely Spread by Mosquito, Is Reported in Texas


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. from NYT Health Case of Zika Virus, Likely Spread by Mosquito, Is Reported in Texas
For the first time this year, health officials have documented a case of local mosquito transmission of the virus within the contiguous United States. Read more article at hafana

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Celgene to Pay $280 Million to Settle Fraud Suit Over Cancer Drugs


By KATIE THOMAS from NYT Health Celgene to Pay $280 Million to Settle Fraud Suit Over Cancer Drugs
The lawsuit accused the pharmaceutical company of marketing Thalomid and Revlimid for unapproved use on a broader range of cancers. Read more article at hafana

Monday, July 24, 2017

Scientists Report a Rare Case of H.I.V. Remission


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. from NYT Health Scientists Report a Rare Case of H.I.V. Remission
A girl in South Africa, born infected with the virus, was given early treatment and remained free of the infection eight years later, scientists reported on Monday. Read more article at hafana

In Some Countries, Women Get Days Off for Period Pain


By ANERI PATTANI from NYT Health In Some Countries, Women Get Days Off for Period Pain
In some countries, companies offer women paid time off for period pain. But some experts fear these policies reinforce dated stereotypes. Read more article at hafana

England’s Mental Health Experiment: Free Talk Therapy


By BENEDICT CAREY from NYT Health England’s Mental Health Experiment: Free Talk Therapy
The two creators of the program concluded that providing therapy, creating a system of primary care for mental health, made economic sense. Read more article at hafana

It’s High Time for Ticks, Which Are Spreading Diseases Farther


By ANERI PATTANI from NYT Health It’s High Time for Ticks, Which Are Spreading Diseases Farther
The disease-carrying blood suckers are spreading more pathogens and putting more Americans at risk, even for more rare illnesses. Read more article at hafana

Sunday, July 23, 2017

A Rush to Develop ‘Utterly Transformative’ Gene Therapies Against Cancer


By DENISE GRADY from NYT Health A Rush to Develop ‘Utterly Transformative’ Gene Therapies Against Cancer
Gene therapy for cancer is becoming a reality but works best for blood cancers like leukemia and not so well yet in more common ones like lung cancer. Read more article at hafana