Friday, November 29, 2019

Dr. Janette Sherman, 89, Early Force in Environmental Science, Dies


By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE from NYT Health Dr. Janette Sherman, 89, Early Force in Environmental Science, Dies
In one case, discovering that autoworkers shared the same diseases, she pinpointed the cause as chemicals in the factories — not, as was thought, cigarettes. Read more article at hafana

New Strawberry-Flavored H.I.V. Drugs for Babies Are Offered at $1 a Day


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. from NYT Health New Strawberry-Flavored H.I.V. Drugs for Babies Are Offered at $1 a Day
Thousands of infants are doomed to early deaths each year, in part because pediatric medicines come in hard pills or bitter syrups that need refrigeration. Read more article at hafana

A Change in Medicare Has Therapists Alarmed


By PAULA SPAN from NYT Health A Change in Medicare Has Therapists Alarmed
Medicare revamped its reimbursement policy for physical, occupational and speech therapy in nursing homes. That has left some patients with less help. Read more article at hafana

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Ethel Paley, Champion of Nursing Home Patients, Dies at 99


By SAM ROBERTS from NYT Health Ethel Paley, Champion of Nursing Home Patients, Dies at 99
Well into her own advanced age, she guided nursing home residents and their surrogates in navigating a labyrinthine and sometimes abusive health care system. Read more article at hafana

UN: Measles Cases Spike in Numerous Outbreaks Worldwide


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS from NYT Health UN: Measles Cases Spike in Numerous Outbreaks Worldwide
The World Health Organization says cases of measles are continuing to spike globally, with multiple large outbreaks being reported across Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Read more article at hafana

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

M.R.I.s Can Better Detect Cancer in Women With Dense Breasts, Study Finds


By RONI CARYN RABIN from NYT Health M.R.I.s Can Better Detect Cancer in Women With Dense Breasts, Study Finds
A large study found that M.R.I.s detected tumors missed by mammograms, cutting interval cancers by half or more. Read more article at hafana

Swimmers Beware of Deep Brain Stimulation


By DENISE GRADY from NYT Health Swimmers Beware of Deep Brain Stimulation
The electronic implants reduced Parkinson’s symptoms, but also erased some patients’ ability to swim. Read more article at hafana

Don’t Get Mad, but ‘Hangry’ Isn’t Really Angry


By BENEDICT CAREY from NYT Health Don’t Get Mad, but ‘Hangry’ Isn’t Really Angry
Anger comes in many flavors, it turns out, and the hunger-induced variety isn’t quite like the others. Read more article at hafana

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

It’s Not Just Poor White People Driving a Decline in Life Expectancy


By GINA KOLATA and SABRINA TAVERNISE from NYT Health It’s Not Just Poor White People Driving a Decline in Life Expectancy
A new study shows that death rates increased for middle-aged people of all racial and ethnic groups. Read more article at hafana

C.D.C. Reports More E. Coli Illnesses Linked to Romaine Lettuce


By ABDI LATIF DAHIR from NYT Health C.D.C. Reports More E. Coli Illnesses Linked to Romaine Lettuce
The agency said the outbreak had affected 19 states and resulted in 39 people being hospitalized. Read more article at hafana

Measles Cases Continue to Rise Around the World


By ABDI LATIF DAHIR from NYT Health Measles Cases Continue to Rise Around the World
Nearly a quarter of a million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo are thought to have been infected by measles in 2019 alone, the World Health Organization said. Read more article at hafana

Stop! Washing Your Thanksgiving Turkey Could Spread Germs


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS from NYT Health Stop! Washing Your Thanksgiving Turkey Could Spread Germs
Go ahead and rinse your cranberries, potatoes and green beans. But food experts say don’t — repeat don’t — wash the turkey before popping it in the oven on Thanksgiving Day. Read more article at hafana

Monday, November 25, 2019

More Polio Cases Now Caused by Vaccine Than by Wild Virus


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS from NYT Health More Polio Cases Now Caused by Vaccine Than by Wild Virus
Four African countries have reported new cases of polio linked to the oral vaccine, as global health numbers show there are now more children being paralyzed by viruses originating in vaccines than in the wild. Read more article at hafana

‘I Have a Ph.D. in Not Having Money’


By EMMA GOLDBERG from NYT Health ‘I Have a Ph.D. in Not Having Money’
Medical school is expensive for everyone. But for low-income students, the hidden costs can be prohibitive. Read more article at hafana

Sunday, November 24, 2019

‘Public Option’ Draws Voters Unsure About ‘Medicare for All’


By ABBY GOODNOUGH from NYT Health ‘Public Option’ Draws Voters Unsure About ‘Medicare for All’
Anxious about the cost of a single-payer health system, more voters now support the idea of a government-run plan that would compete with private insurance. Read more article at hafana

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Juul Says Its Focus Was Smokers, but It Targeted Young Nonsmokers


By JULIE CRESWELL and SHEILA KAPLAN from NYT Health Juul Says Its Focus Was Smokers, but It Targeted Young Nonsmokers
The company planted the seeds of a public health crisis by marketing to a generation with low smoking rates, and it ignored evidence that teenagers were using its products. Read more article at hafana

Friday, November 22, 2019

Trump Warns a Flavor Ban Would Spawn Counterfeit Vaping Products


By ANNIE KARNI and SHEILA KAPLAN from NYT Health Trump Warns a Flavor Ban Would Spawn Counterfeit Vaping Products
The president again questioned the need for restrictions on e-cigarettes aimed at curbing use among teenagers, who tend to favor fruit and mint flavors. Read more article at hafana

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Trump’s F.D.A. Nominee Sidesteps Questions About Banning Flavored Vaping Products


By KATIE THOMAS from NYT Health Trump’s F.D.A. Nominee Sidesteps Questions About Banning Flavored Vaping Products
The nominee, Dr. Stephen M. Hahn, said the decision to restrict flavors would not be his, if confirmed, because it was already under final review by the White House. Read more article at hafana

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

2 More States Sue Juul Over the Marketing of Its Vaping Products


By KAREN ZRAICK from NYT Health 2 More States Sue Juul Over the Marketing of Its Vaping Products
The attorneys general of New York and California filed lawsuits alleging that the company had targeted young people with deceptive advertising. Read more article at hafana

She Takes a Hands-On Approach to Health Care


By KAREN WEINTRAUB from NYT Health She Takes a Hands-On Approach to Health Care
Sheila Davis runs a nonprofit that focuses on bringing modern medicine to the world’s poorest and sickest communities. Read more article at hafana

How the Brain Can Rewire Itself After Half of It Is Removed


By KNVUL SHEIKH from NYT Health How the Brain Can Rewire Itself After Half of It Is Removed
New scans showed how the brains of people who had a hemisphere removed in childhood continue to function. Read more article at hafana

Poverty Impacts Access to Health Care. These Women Are Trying to Change That.


By KAREN WEINTRAUB from NYT Health Poverty Impacts Access to Health Care. These Women Are Trying to Change That.
A look at three women who are working to make people with low incomes healthier. Read more article at hafana

Monday, November 18, 2019

Something in the Man’s Bed Was Making Him Sick


By WUDAN YAN from NYT Health Something in the Man’s Bed Was Making Him Sick
Doctors were stumped, until a pulmonologist asked about feather bedding in the man's home. Read more article at hafana

Trump Retreats From Flavor Ban for E-Cigarettes


By ANNIE KARNI, MAGGIE HABERMAN and SHEILA KAPLAN from NYT Health Trump Retreats From Flavor Ban for E-Cigarettes
Advisers say the president pulled back from proposed restrictions intended to curb teenage vaping after he was warned of the political fallout among voters. Read more article at hafana

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Trump Retreats From Flavor Ban for E-Cigarettes


By ANNIE KARNI, MAGGIE HABERMAN and SHEILA KAPLAN from NYT Health Trump Retreats From Flavor Ban for E-Cigarettes
Advisers say the president pulled back from proposed restrictions intended to curb teenage vaping after he was warned of the political fallout among voters. Read more article at hafana

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Big Study Casts Doubt on Need for Many Heart Procedures


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS from NYT Health Big Study Casts Doubt on Need for Many Heart Procedures
A large study finds that people with severe but stable heart disease from clogged arteries may have less chest pain if they get a procedure to improve blood flow rather than just giving medicines a chance to help, but it won't cut their risk of having a heart attack or dying over the next few years. Read more article at hafana

Surgery for Blocked Arteries Is Often Unwarranted, Researchers Find


By GINA KOLATA from NYT Health Surgery for Blocked Arteries Is Often Unwarranted, Researchers Find
Drug therapy alone may save lives as effectively as bypass or stenting procedures, a large federal study showed. Read more article at hafana

Friday, November 15, 2019

Whoops. Judge Reduces J&J Opioid Fine After Mistaking Thousands for Millions


By JAN HOFFMAN from NYT Health Whoops. Judge Reduces J&J Opioid Fine After Mistaking Thousands for Millions
Johnson & Johnson will now have to pay $465 million, not $572 million, for its role in Oklahoma’s opioid epidemic. Read more article at hafana

To Lower Costs, Trump to Force Hospitals to Reveal Price of Care


By REED ABELSON from NYT Health To Lower Costs, Trump to Force Hospitals to Reveal Price of Care
The federal rule would make hospitals list the prices they negotiate with insurers, allowing consumers to seek better deals for care. Read more article at hafana

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

To Drive Down Insulin Prices, W.H.O. Will Certify Generic Versions


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. from NYT Health To Drive Down Insulin Prices, W.H.O. Will Certify Generic Versions
About 80 million people with diabetes around the world need the hormone, and half of them can’t afford it. Creating competition could help, the agency said. Read more article at hafana

New York Identifies Hospitals and Nursing Homes With Deadly Fungus


By MATT RICHTEL and ANDREW JACOBS from NYT Health New York Identifies Hospitals and Nursing Homes With Deadly Fungus
The policy change, for the virulent drug-resistant germ Candida auris, came as the C.D.C. reported that more people are dying of drug-resistant infections than it previously estimated. Read more article at hafana

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Facing ‘Certain Death,’ Teenager With Vaping Injury Gets Double Lung Transplant


By DENISE GRADY from NYT Health Facing ‘Certain Death,’ Teenager With Vaping Injury Gets Double Lung Transplant
The surgery on the 17-year-old was the first transplant reported in the recent nationwide outbreak of vaping-related lung injuries. Read more article at hafana

Monday, November 11, 2019

Getting a Handle on Self-Harm


By BENEDICT CAREY from NYT Health Getting a Handle on Self-Harm
Cutting and other forms of self-injury are on the rise among adolescents. Researchers are beginning to understand the phenomenon, and how to treat it. Read more article at hafana

Friday, November 8, 2019

A Retirement Community That Comes to You


By PAULA SPAN from NYT Health A Retirement Community That Comes to You
In continuing care at-home programs, members live in their own houses for years, with regular health check-ins. Read more article at hafana

Vaping Illnesses Linked to Vitamin E Acetate, C.D.C. Says


By DENISE GRADY from NYT Health Vaping Illnesses Linked to Vitamin E Acetate, C.D.C. Says
More than 2,000 people have been sickened by vaping, many from illicit marijuana-based products sold online or on the street. Read more article at hafana

Who Owns H.I.V.-Prevention Drugs? The Taxpayers, U.S. Says


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. and APOORVA MANDAVILLI from NYT Health Who Owns H.I.V.-Prevention Drugs? The Taxpayers, U.S. Says
In an unexpected lawsuit, federal officials claim that Gilead Sciences willfully disregarded government patents on medicines necessary to end the AIDS epidemic. Read more article at hafana

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Juul Ends E-Cigarette Sales of Mint-Flavored Pods


By SHEILA KAPLAN from NYT Health Juul Ends E-Cigarette Sales of Mint-Flavored Pods
The troubled e-cigarette company moved in advance of an expected federal ban on most flavored e-cigarettes that have become popular with teenage vapers. Read more article at hafana

Rapper T.I.’s Daughter Should Never Have Had a ‘Virginity Test’


By RONI CARYN RABIN from NYT Health Rapper T.I.’s Daughter Should Never Have Had a ‘Virginity Test’
There is no exam to verify virginity, medical experts say, and the attempt violates a woman’s rights. Read more article at hafana

US Health Officials Link Childhood Trauma to Adult Illness


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS from NYT Health US Health Officials Link Childhood Trauma to Adult Illness
U.S. health officials estimate that millions of cases of heart disease and other illnesses are linked to abuse and other physical and psychological harm suffered early in life. Read more article at hafana

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Crispr Takes Its First Steps in Editing Genes to Fight Cancer


By DENISE GRADY from NYT Health Crispr Takes Its First Steps in Editing Genes to Fight Cancer
So far, a procedure that turbocharges the immune system to attack tumors seems safe, but it’s too soon to tell whether it helps patients. Read more article at hafana

Monday, November 4, 2019

Why Didn’t She Get Alzheimer’s? The Answer Could Hold a Key to Fighting the Disease


By PAM BELLUCK from NYT Health Why Didn’t She Get Alzheimer’s? The Answer Could Hold a Key to Fighting the Disease
Researchers have found a woman with a rare genetic mutation that has protected her from dementia even though her brain has developed major neurological features of the disease. Read more article at hafana

Scientists With Links to China May Be Stealing Biomedical Research, U.S. Says


By GINA KOLATA from NYT Health Scientists With Links to China May Be Stealing Biomedical Research, U.S. Says
Nearly 200 investigations are underway at major academic centers. Critics fear that researchers of Chinese descent are being unfairly targeted. Read more article at hafana

Friday, November 1, 2019

Trump to Nominate Stephen Hahn, Cancer Researcher, to Head F.D.A.


By KATIE THOMAS from NYT Health Trump to Nominate Stephen Hahn, Cancer Researcher, to Head F.D.A.
In choosing him, President Trump is passing over the acting F.D.A. commissioner, Norman E. Sharpless, who has been running the agency since Scott Gottlieb resigned last spring. Read more article at hafana

Our Hospital’s New Software Frets About My ‘Deficiencies’


By EMILY SILVERMAN, M.D. from NYT Health Our Hospital’s New Software Frets About My ‘Deficiencies’
But the patient records system, called Epic, has a few shortcomings of its own, including a voice that amplifies the insecurities that come with being a doctor. Read more article at hafana