Friday, March 23, 2018
By KATIE THOMAS from NYT Health Why Can’t Dying Patients Get the Drugs They Want?
A Republican-backed “Right to Try” bill would allow patients to sidestep F.D.A. approval. But the true gatekeepers are the drug companies themselves. Read more article at hafana
By MATT RICHTEL and ANDREW JACOBS from NYT Health American Adults Just Keep Getting Fatter
A large scale federal survey has documented the continuing rise in severe obesity, which increases the risks for heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. Read more article at hafana
Thursday, March 22, 2018
By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. from NYT Health South Sudan Halts Spread of Crippling Guinea Worms
It has been 15 months — longer than the worm’s life cycle — since the last case of infection, which means the parasite is nearing eradication in the country. Read more article at hafana
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
By SHEILA KAPLAN from NYT Health AIDS Researcher Robert R. Redfield Named to Lead the C.D.C.
Dr. Redfield, a Baltimore AIDS researcher and advocate for medication-assisted therapies to treat addiction, will take over the public health agency. Read more article at hafana
Monday, March 19, 2018
By GINA KOLATA from NYT Health The Struggle to Build a Massive ‘Biobank’ of Patient Data
At a cost of $1.4 billion, the N.I.H.’s All of Us program may help scientists discover new links between diseases, genes and lifestyle. But the project faces formidable obstacles. Read more article at hafana
Saturday, March 17, 2018
By SHEILA KAPLAN from NYT Health AIDS Researcher Top Candidate to Lead the C.D.C.
The administration is vetting Dr. Robert Redfield, a founder of the University of Maryland’s Institute of Human Virology, for C.D.C. chief. Read more article at hafana
This Study May Find That Moderate Drinking Is Healthy. The Alcohol Industry Was Asked to Pay for It.
By RONI CARYN RABIN from NYT Health This Study May Find That Moderate Drinking Is Healthy. The Alcohol Industry Was Asked to Pay for It.
Scientists and government officials waged a concerted campaign to obtain funding from the alcohol industry for research that may enshrine alcohol as a part of a healthy diet. Read more article at hafana