Thursday, November 23, 2017

Why Is This Bacterium Hiding in Human Tumors?


By GINA KOLATA from NYT Health Why Is This Bacterium Hiding in Human Tumors?
Whether Fusobacterium nucleatum causes colon tumors is unknown. But a new study hints that it may be ‘an integral part of the cancer.’ Read more article at hafana

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thanks a Lot! New Reasons Not to Eat Cookie Dough


By JAN HOFFMAN from NYT Health Thanks a Lot! New Reasons Not to Eat Cookie Dough
A new study confirms that uncooked flour can make people dangerously ill. Turns out E. coli bacteria can thrive in the dry, powdery host. Read more article at hafana

Abnormal Proteins Discovered in Skin of Patients With Rare Brain Disease


By DENISE GRADY from NYT Health Abnormal Proteins Discovered in Skin of Patients With Rare Brain Disease
Finding so-called prions in skin samples may lead to early diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. But the discovery also hints at possible risks from surgery. Read more article at hafana

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Nearly 21 Million Now Receiving AIDS Drugs, U.N. Agency Says


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. from NYT Health Nearly 21 Million Now Receiving AIDS Drugs, U.N. Agency Says
“Remarkable progress” has been made, Unaids said, but millions more worldwide require treatment. Young women are especially hard hit. Read more article at hafana

Medicaid Cuts May Force Retirees Out of Nursing Homes


By JORDAN RAU from NYT Health Medicaid Cuts May Force Retirees Out of Nursing Homes
Medicaid, targeted for deep cuts by the Republican health care bill, currently pays for most of the 1.4 million people in nursing homes. Read more article at hafana

Monday, November 20, 2017

New Gene Treatment Effective for Some Leukemia Patients


By DENISE GRADY from NYT Health New Gene Treatment Effective for Some Leukemia Patients
By genetically altering a patient’s T-cells to attack more than one site on cancer cells, researchers hope to devise better treatments. Read more article at hafana

Skin Cancers Rise, Along With Questionable Treatments


By KATIE HAFNER and GRIFFIN PALMER from NYT Health Skin Cancers Rise, Along With Questionable Treatments
Dermatology is booming, with private equity investments and an influx of physician assistants doing the work of doctors. Are patients being well served? Read more article at hafana