Friday, August 18, 2017

The Appointment Ends. Now the Patient Is Listening.


By PAULA SPAN from NYT Health The Appointment Ends. Now the Patient Is Listening.
Patients often don’t recall what was said in the doctor’s office. Should you record the visit to review later? Read more article at hafana

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sperm Count in Western Men Has Dropped Over 50 Percent Since 1973, Paper Finds


By MAYA SALAM from NYT Health Sperm Count in Western Men Has Dropped Over 50 Percent Since 1973, Paper Finds
Research that studied semen samples from nearly 43,000 men from 50 countries detected a sharp downward trend that is provoking broad health concerns. Read more article at hafana

Monday, August 14, 2017

More Than 500,000 Infected With Cholera in Yemen


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. from NYT Health More Than 500,000 Infected With Cholera in Yemen
The outbreak, spreading rapidly since it began in April, has killed about 2,000 Yemenis, the World Health Organization said on Monday. Read more article at hafana

Saturday, August 12, 2017

A Cancer Conundrum: Too Many Drug Trials, Too Few Patients


By GINA KOLATA from NYT Health A Cancer Conundrum: Too Many Drug Trials, Too Few Patients
Breakthroughs in immunotherapy and a rush to develop profitable new treatments have brought a crush of clinical trials scrambling for patients. Read more article at hafana

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Gene Editing Spurs Hope for Transplanting Pig Organs Into Humans


By GINA KOLATA from NYT Health Gene Editing Spurs Hope for Transplanting Pig Organs Into Humans
Geneticists have created piglets free of retroviruses, an important step toward creating a new supply of organs for transplant patients. Read more article at hafana

Your Instagram Posts May Hold Clues to Your Mental Health


By NIRAJ CHOKSHI from NYT Health Your Instagram Posts May Hold Clues to Your Mental Health
From the colors in photos to the filters chosen, Instagram users with a history of depression present the world differently, a study suggests. Read more article at hafana

Programs That Fight Teenage Pregnancy Are at Risk of Being Cut


By PAM BELLUCK from NYT Health Programs That Fight Teenage Pregnancy Are at Risk of Being Cut
The Trump administration questions the impact of the programs, but teenagers say they learn to say no to sex, or at least to unsafe sex. Read more article at hafana

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Generic Drug Prices Are Falling, but Are Consumers Benefiting?


By CHARLES ORNSTEIN and KATIE THOMAS from NYT Health Generic Drug Prices Are Falling, but Are Consumers Benefiting?
Outcry has been building over the rising cost of brand-name medications, but the price of generic drugs has been moving in the opposite direction. Read more article at hafana

Monday, August 7, 2017

Rapid Malaria Tests Work, but With Unexpected Drawbacks


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. from NYT Health Rapid Malaria Tests Work, but With Unexpected Drawbacks
Tests that take only 15 minutes mean fewer people needlessly get malaria drugs, but many instead get antibiotics they don’t need, a study finds. Read more article at hafana

Researchers Track an Unlikely Culprit in Weight Gain


By GINA KOLATA from NYT Health Researchers Track an Unlikely Culprit in Weight Gain
Mouse studies suggest that F.S.H., a reproductive hormone, may be responsible for redistributing fat to the abdomen in menopausal women. Read more article at hafana

The Serial Killer Test: Biases Against Atheists Emerge in Study


By BENEDICT CAREY from NYT Health The Serial Killer Test: Biases Against Atheists Emerge in Study
Most people around the world, whether religious or not, presume that serial killers are more likely to be atheists than believers in any god, a new study suggests. Read more article at hafana

Have You Had Difficulty Paying for or Obtaining Prescriptions?


By THE NEW YORK TIMES from NYT Health Have You Had Difficulty Paying for or Obtaining Prescriptions?
The New York Times would like to hear from people about their experiences paying for prescription drugs. Read more article at hafana

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Take the Generic, Patients Are Told. Until They Are Not.


By CHARLES ORNSTEIN and KATIE THOMAS from NYT Health Take the Generic, Patients Are Told. Until They Are Not.
Consumers have grown used to being told to give up their brand-name drugs in favor of cheaper generics. Now some are finding the opposite is true. Read more article at hafana

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Yellow Fever Outbreak That Threatened Brazil’s Megacities Ends


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. from NYT Health Yellow Fever Outbreak That Threatened Brazil’s Megacities Ends
An alarming surge in cases that started in January appears to have stopped short of the country’s largest cities, health officials reported. Read more article at hafana

Friday, August 4, 2017

Caregiving Is Hard Enough. Isolation Can Make It Unbearable.


By PAULA SPAN from NYT Health Caregiving Is Hard Enough. Isolation Can Make It Unbearable.
Many caregivers find themselves trapped at home, neglected by friends and family members who don’t understand how to help. Read more article at hafana