Thursday, April 19, 2018

As Opioid Prescriptions Fall, Prescriptions for Drugs to Treat Addiction Rise


By ABBY GOODNOUGH from NYT Health As Opioid Prescriptions Fall, Prescriptions for Drugs to Treat Addiction Rise
New data suggests progress in efforts to curb the epidemic but raises questions about whether tightened prescribing may be leading some people to heroin and fentanyl. Read more article at hafana

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Immune Therapy Scores Big Win Against Lung Cancer in Study


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS from NYT Health Immune Therapy Scores Big Win Against Lung Cancer in Study
For the first time, a treatment that boosts the immune system greatly improved survival in people newly diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer. It's the biggest win so far for immunotherapy, which has had much of its success until now in less common cancers. Read more article at hafana

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Antidepressants and Withdrawal: Readers Tell Their Stories


By BENEDICT CAREY from NYT Health Antidepressants and Withdrawal: Readers Tell Their Stories
Nearly 9,000 readers wrote to The Times to talk about their use of antidepressants. Here’s what we learned. Read more article at hafana

Monday, April 16, 2018

Lung Cancer Patients Live Longer With Immune Therapy


By DENISE GRADY from NYT Health Lung Cancer Patients Live Longer With Immune Therapy
Adding immunotherapy to standard chemo treatments can halve the risk of death for people with the most common type of lung cancer, a new study shows. Read more article at hafana

Sunday, April 15, 2018

When to Say When: Study Says Limit Alcohol to 1 Drink a Day


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS from NYT Health When to Say When: Study Says Limit Alcohol to 1 Drink a Day
Here's some sobering news: A large international study says adults should average no more than one alcoholic drink per day, and that means drinking guidelines in many countries may be far too loose. Read more article at hafana

Friday, April 13, 2018

‘We’re Out of Options’: Doctors Battle Drug-Resistant Typhoid Outbreak


By EMILY BAUMGAERTNER from NYT Health ‘We’re Out of Options’: Doctors Battle Drug-Resistant Typhoid Outbreak
An aggressive typhoid strain, resistant to five types of antibiotics, is expected to replace other endemic strains worldwide. It could evolve to become untreatable. Read more article at hafana

The Clinical Trial Is Open. The Elderly Need Not Apply.


By PAULA SPAN from NYT Health The Clinical Trial Is Open. The Elderly Need Not Apply.
Because older people are so often excluded from medical studies, little is known about how best to treat them. Geriatricians often must rely on guesswork. Read more article at hafana