Friday, May 25, 2018

Five Blood Transfusions, One Bone Marrow Transplant — All Before Birth


By DENISE GRADY from NYT Health Five Blood Transfusions, One Bone Marrow Transplant — All Before Birth
In a bold experiment in fetal therapy, doctors in San Francisco treated a fetus with a severe, often fatal blood disorder. The child was saved, but the long-term prognosis is still uncertain. Read more article at hafana

Monday, May 21, 2018

For First Time, W.H.O. Names Some Lab Tests ‘Essential’


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. from NYT Health For First Time, W.H.O. Names Some Lab Tests ‘Essential’
Forty years after creating its “essential medicines” list, which revolutionized the struggle to get drugs to the poor, the agency tackles diagnostics. Read more article at hafana

New Cancer Treatments Lie Hidden Under Mountains of Paperwork


By GINA KOLATA from NYT Health New Cancer Treatments Lie Hidden Under Mountains of Paperwork
Guideposts to powerful treatments may be buried in the nation’s medical records. But there is no easy way to gather those records or to get them into a usable format. Read more article at hafana

Friday, May 18, 2018

A Guide to Gynecological Exams: What Should — and Shouldn’t — Happen


By PAM BELLUCK and JENNIFER MEDINA from NYT Health A Guide to Gynecological Exams: What Should — and Shouldn’t — Happen
The cases of Dr. Larry Nassar and Dr. George Tyndall involve touching and comments that gynecologists say are highly inappropriate. Read more article at hafana

Thursday, May 17, 2018

F.D.A. Names and Shames Drug Makers to Encourage Generic Competition


By SHEILA KAPLAN from NYT Health F.D.A. Names and Shames Drug Makers to Encourage Generic Competition
In its campaign to lower drug prices, the agency posted a list of brand-name manufacturers in an effort to force them to share drug samples with their generic rivals. Read more article at hafana

Monday, May 14, 2018

W.H.O. Calls for Worldwide Elimination of Trans Fats by 2023


By ANDREW JACOBS from NYT Health W.H.O. Calls for Worldwide Elimination of Trans Fats by 2023
Eradicating the artery-clogging oils from the food supply could save millions of lives, especially in developing countries, the global health agency said. Read more article at hafana

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Drug Epidemic Ensnares 25-Year-Old Pill for Nerve Pain


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS from NYT Health Drug Epidemic Ensnares 25-Year-Old Pill for Nerve Pain
The story line sounds familiar: a popular pain drug becomes a new way to get high as prescribing by doctors soars. Read more article at hafana