Thursday, February 28, 2019

F.D.A. says Canadian Company, CanaRx, Sells Unsafe Medicines to U.S. Buyers


By SHEILA KAPLAN from NYT Health F.D.A. says Canadian Company, CanaRx, Sells Unsafe Medicines to U.S. Buyers
The agency accused the company, a major seller of drugs purported to be from Canada, of substituting unapproved or mislabeled drugs from elsewhere. Read more article at hafana

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Using 1 Germ to Fight Another When Today's Antibiotics Fail


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS from NYT Health Using 1 Germ to Fight Another When Today's Antibiotics Fail
Bacteria lodged deep in Ella Balasa's lungs were impervious to most antibiotics. At 26, gasping for breath, she sought out a dramatic experiment — deliberately inhaling a virus culled from sewage to attack her superbug. Read more article at hafana

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Selma Blair Discusses Multiple Sclerosis, and Many Hear Their Own Story


By JACEY FORTIN from NYT Health Selma Blair Discusses Multiple Sclerosis, and Many Hear Their Own Story
The actress announced in October that she had the chronic neurological disease. She made a public appearance on Sunday, patent-leather cane in hand. Read more article at hafana

‘Executing Babies’: Here Are the Facts Behind Trump’s Misleading Abortion Tweet


By DENISE GRADY from NYT Health ‘Executing Babies’: Here Are the Facts Behind Trump’s Misleading Abortion Tweet
Infants are rarely born alive after abortion procedures, and if they are, doctors do not kill them. Read more article at hafana

When the Bully Is the Boss


By BENEDICT CAREY from NYT Health When the Bully Is the Boss
Managers who aggressively “demand” excellence from their employees won’t necessarily produce it, researchers say. Read more article at hafana

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Pinterest Restricts Vaccine Search Results to Curb Spread of Misinformation


By CHRISTINA CARON from NYT Health Pinterest Restricts Vaccine Search Results to Curb Spread of Misinformation
The digital platform is grappling with the proliferation of anti-vaccination content online, a problem also faced by Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Read more article at hafana

Friday, February 22, 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Sackler Testimony Appears to Conflict With Federal Investigation


By BARRY MEIER from NYT Health Sackler Testimony Appears to Conflict With Federal Investigation
Publication of a sealed deposition by Richard Sackler of Purdue Pharma shows inconsistencies between his statements about OxyContin and evidence presented in a Justice Department report. Read more article at hafana

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Teenagers Say Depression and Anxiety Are Major Issues Among Their Peers


By KAREN ZRAICK from NYT Health Teenagers Say Depression and Anxiety Are Major Issues Among Their Peers
A Pew Research Center survey found that teenagers across all demographic groups grapple with mental health issues. Read more article at hafana

Measles Outbreak: Your Questions Answered


By PAM BELLUCK and ADEEL HASSAN from NYT Health Measles Outbreak: Your Questions Answered
The disease was declared eliminated in 2000. So far this year, there have been more than 100 cases. Read more article at hafana

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Kaiser Permanente’s New Medical School Will Waive Tuition for Its First 5 Classes


By ABBY GOODNOUGH from NYT Health Kaiser Permanente’s New Medical School Will Waive Tuition for Its First 5 Classes
By eliminating the financial burden of a medical education, the school hopes that more students will choose family medicine and other vital but lower-paid specialties. Read more article at hafana

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Embryo ‘Adoption’ Is Growing, but It’s Getting Tangled in the Abortion Debate


By CAROLINE LESTER from NYT Health Embryo ‘Adoption’ Is Growing, but It’s Getting Tangled in the Abortion Debate
Many agencies that offer donated embryos, including most of those supported by federal grants, are affiliated with Christian or anti-abortion rights organizations. Read more article at hafana

Saturday, February 16, 2019

A Mother Learns the Identity of Her Child’s Grandmother. A Sperm Bank Threatens to Sue.


By JACQUELINE MROZ from NYT Health A Mother Learns the Identity of Her Child’s Grandmother. A Sperm Bank Threatens to Sue.
The results of a consumer genetic test identified the mother of the man whose donated sperm was used to conceive Danielle Teuscher’s daughter. Legal warnings soon followed. Read more article at hafana

Friday, February 15, 2019

Dialysis Is a Way of Life for Many Older Patients. Maybe It Shouldn’t Be.


By PAULA SPAN from NYT Health Dialysis Is a Way of Life for Many Older Patients. Maybe It Shouldn’t Be.
So-called conservative management can ease symptoms without dialysis in some people with kidney disease. But many of them are never given the option. Read more article at hafana

A Tree Grows in — Well, You Don’t Want to Know


By C. CLAIBORNE RAY from NYT Health A Tree Grows in — Well, You Don’t Want to Know
Fruit on trees grown near outhouses and latrines usually is safe. That’s not true of produce found on the ground in the same areas. Read more article at hafana

Searching Tardigrades for Lifesaving Secrets


By STEPH YIN from NYT Health Searching Tardigrades for Lifesaving Secrets
Researchers are drawing inspiration from the proteins that they think let hearty water bears cheat time by decelerating their biology. Read more article at hafana

Thursday, February 14, 2019

They’ve Taken America’s Temperature — and It’s Running High


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. from NYT Health They’ve Taken America’s Temperature — and It’s Running High
Data from Kinsa, which makes internet-connected smart thermometers, indicates it’s a bad year for colds, but not the flu. Read more article at hafana

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

What the FDA's Actions Mean for Dietary Supplements


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS from NYT Health What the FDA's Actions Mean for Dietary Supplements
The Food and Drug Administration announced plans Monday to step up its policing of dietary supplements, which it said has mushroomed into a $40 billion industry with more than 50,000 products. The agency warned 17 companies for illegally making claims about their products' ability to treat diseases. Read more article at hafana

What You and Your Family Need to Know About Maternal Depression


By PAM BELLUCK from NYT Health What You and Your Family Need to Know About Maternal Depression
A government panel’s new recommendations could bring hope to many women at risk for the condition. Here is what the group said and how you can use the information. Read more article at hafana

F.D.A. Panel Recommends New Depression Treatment


By BENEDICT CAREY from NYT Health F.D.A. Panel Recommends New Depression Treatment
The active ingredients of ketamine, a popular club drug, show promise in battling deep despair. Read more article at hafana

Depression During and After Pregnancy Can Be Prevented, National Panel Says. Here’s How.


By PAM BELLUCK from NYT Health Depression During and After Pregnancy Can Be Prevented, National Panel Says. Here’s How.
The task force of experts recommended at-risk women seek certain types of counseling, and it cited two specific programs that have been particularly effective. Read more article at hafana

Monday, February 11, 2019

Supplement Makers Touting Cures for Alzheimer’s and Other Diseases Get F.D.A. Warning


By SHEILA KAPLAN from NYT Health Supplement Makers Touting Cures for Alzheimer’s and Other Diseases Get F.D.A. Warning
The agency warned 12 dietary supplement companies to stop marketing such products for disease treatments, and called for tougher regulation of the $40 billon industry. Read more article at hafana

F.D.A. Warns Supplement Makers to Stop Touting Cures for Diseases Like Alzheimer’s


By SHEILA KAPLAN from NYT Health F.D.A. Warns Supplement Makers to Stop Touting Cures for Diseases Like Alzheimer’s
The agency warned 12 dietary supplement companies to stop marketing such products for disease treatments, and called for tougher regulation of the $40 billon industry. Read more article at hafana

A.I. Shows Promise as a Physician Assistant


By CADE METZ from NYT Health A.I. Shows Promise as a Physician Assistant
A neural network analyzed the medical records of 600,000 hospital patients in China, and diagnosed their conditions as accurately as doctors did in some cases. Read more article at hafana

Thursday, February 7, 2019

A High-Tech Pill to End Drug Injections


By GINA KOLATA from NYT Health A High-Tech Pill to End Drug Injections
Engineers have developed a tiny robotic capsule that injects insulin once it lands in the stomach. Read more article at hafana

Tests Suggest Scientists Achieved 1st 'in Body' Gene Editing


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS from NYT Health Tests Suggest Scientists Achieved 1st 'in Body' Gene Editing
Scientists think they have achieved the first gene editing inside the body, altering DNA in adults to try to treat a disease, although it's too soon to know if this will help. Read more article at hafana

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Safe Injection Site for Opioid Users Faces Trump Administration Crackdown


By ABBY GOODNOUGH from NYT Health Safe Injection Site for Opioid Users Faces Trump Administration Crackdown
A Philadelphia group was set to open the facility to help prevent overdose deaths. But the Justice Department says it would “normalize” the use of deadly drugs. Read more article at hafana

What Is Late-Term Abortion? Trump Got It Wrong


By PAM BELLUCK from NYT Health What Is Late-Term Abortion? Trump Got It Wrong
In his State of the Union address, he used scary imagery that scientists say is incorrect. Read more article at hafana

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

How Trump’s Latest Plan to Cut Drug Prices Will Affect You


By KATIE THOMAS and REED ABELSON from NYT Health How Trump’s Latest Plan to Cut Drug Prices Will Affect You
The proposal seeks to lower out-of-pocket spending in Medicare by taking aim at the secret deals that drug makers strike with industry go-betweens. Read more article at hafana

Monday, February 4, 2019

Pills to Protect Against an Apocalypse


By C. CLAIBORNE RAY from NYT Health Pills to Protect Against an Apocalypse
Potassium iodide offers limited protection to those exposed to a Chernobyl-type disaster. Read more article at hafana

Demand for Long-Acting Birth Control Rose After Trump’s Election Amid Insurance Concerns, Study Shows


By CHRISTINA CARON from NYT Health Demand for Long-Acting Birth Control Rose After Trump’s Election Amid Insurance Concerns, Study Shows
The study found a nearly 22 percent increase in the demand for long-acting reversible contraceptive methods in the 30 days after the 2016 election. Read more article at hafana

Friday, February 1, 2019

Clash of Giants: UnitedHealth Takes On Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase


By REED ABELSON from NYT Health Clash of Giants: UnitedHealth Takes On Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase
A lawsuit exposes how unnerved major insurers are by the Big Three’s new venture into health care benefits. Read more article at hafana

When Is the Surgeon Too Old to Operate?


By PAULA SPAN from NYT Health When Is the Surgeon Too Old to Operate?
A handful of hospitals have instituted mandatory screening procedures for medical professionals over 70. Many have been unenthusiastic about the idea. Read more article at hafana