Asbestos Opens New Legal Front in Battle Over Johnson ’ s Baby Powder
Johnson& Johnson says its product is safe. But asbestos, a carcinogen that can exist underground near talc, was a concern inside the company for decades. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN and TIFFANY HSU Tags: Asbestos Hazardous and Toxic Substances Product Tests Ovarian Cancer Suits and Litigation (Civil) Mesothelioma Cosmetics and Toiletries Research Johnson & Food and Drug Administration Source Type: news

Texas Judge Strikes Down Obama ’ s Affordable Care Act as Unconstitutional
The ruling was over a lawsuit filed this year by a group of Republican governors and state attorneys general. A group of intervening states led by Democrats promised to appeal the decision. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH and ROBERT PEAR Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) United States Politics and Government Texas Source Type: news

In Battle Over Johnson ’ s Baby Powder, Asbestos Opens a New Legal Front
Johnson& Johnson says its product is safe. But asbestos, a carcinogen that can exist underground near talc, was a concern inside the company for decades. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN and TIFFANY HSU Tags: Asbestos Hazardous and Toxic Substances Product Tests Ovarian Cancer Suits and Litigation (Civil) Mesothelioma Cosmetics and Toiletries Research Johnson & Food and Drug Administration Source Type: news

What Is Talc, Where Is It Used and Why Is Asbestos a Concern?
Here's what you need to know about talc and the health-related claims surrounding it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Hazardous and Toxic Substances Talc Asbestos Cosmetics and Toiletries Babies and Infants Suits and Litigation (Civil) Accidents and Safety Johnson & Food and Drug Administration Product Tests Source Type: news

Q & A: Albinism Strips Pigment From the Body, Including the Eyes
The pigment shortage may cause eyes to appear pink or red. In fact, the coloring results from exposed blood vessels. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: C. CLAIBORNE RAY Tags: Eyes and Eyesight Albinism Source Type: news

Ask Well: Is Eating Deli Meats Really That Bad for You?
Even small amounts of processed meat increase the risk of colorectal cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Meat Colon and Colorectal Cancer Diet and Nutrition Labeling and Labels (Product) Oils and Fats Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Risk May Rise After Childbirth, but Is Still Low
Women who recently gave birth may have an increased risk of breast cancer that lasts about 20 years. But for most, the overall risk is still small. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Breast Cancer Pregnancy and Childbirth Breasts Breastfeeding Annals of Internal Medicine Source Type: news

Times Insider: When Investigative Reporting Means Seeking Access to a Subject ’ s Mind
Although I ’ d learned about psychiatric advance directives a couple of years ago, it took months to find people willing to speak openly about their experiences. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAM BELLUCK Tags: Mental Health and Disorders Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Psychiatric Advance Directive Source Type: news

Mapping the Brain ’ s Genetic Landscape
Scientists have taken a step toward building a computer model of the brain ’ s genome, one that may help clarify the genetic roots of schizophrenia, autism and other disorders. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Mental Health and Disorders Brain Schizophrenia Genetics and Heredity Computers and the Internet Research Autism National Institute of Mental Health Science (Journal) Source Type: news

N.I.H. to Scrutinize Private Donations to Scientific Research Projects
After halting a controversial alcohol study, officials will enforce new policies to ensure that private support does not compromise scientific integrity. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Research Conflicts of Interest National Institutes of Health Collins, Francis S Alcoholic Beverages Alcohol Abuse Source Type: news

‘ That Way Madness Lies … ’ Review: A Terrifying True Story, Ordinarily Told
The director Sandra Luckow chronicles her brother ’ s mental illness. If this is a subject matter that has touched your life, you ought to see this movie. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GLENN KENNY Tags: Documentary Films and Programs That Way Madness Lies ... (Movie) Sandra Luckow Mental Health and Disorders Duanne Luckow Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news

Voices: Am I ‘ Old ’ ?
As with beauty, the meaning of “ old ” depends on the person you ask. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: STEVEN PETROW Tags: Age, Chronological Elderly Baby Boomers Longevity Psychology and Psychologists Source Type: news

Doctors: International Patients, Seeking Cures in the States
Are they taking up beds that could be used for vulnerable domestic patients or are they bringing money that could be used toward other programs? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD LEITER, M.D. Tags: Hospitals Death and Dying Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news

Women With Heart Emergencies Less Likely to Get Proper Care
Women with cardiac emergencies are less likely than men to receive proper treatment when the ambulance arrives. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Women and Girls Emergency Medical Treatment Aspirin Hospitals Heart Source Type: news

Christmas Is a Peak Time for Heart Attacks
In Sweden, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year ’ s Eve were prime times for heart troubles. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: New Year Heart Christmas Holidays and Special Occasions Source Type: news

Starting School Later Really Does Help Teens Get Sleep
Before Seattle made a change, students got an average of six hours and 50 minutes of sleep a night. Afterward, they got seven hours and 24 minutes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Education (K-12) Sleep Teenagers and Adolescence Source Type: news

U.S. Diplomats With Mysterious Illness in Cuba Had Inner-Ear Damage, Doctors Say
A report by the first doctors to examine Americans who suffered mystifying symptoms after hearing a high-pitched sound at the embassy in Cuba confirms that their condition is real. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FRANCES ROBLES Tags: Laryngoscope (Journal) State Department Zaid, Mark S Cuba Guangzhou (China) Source Type: news

Fetal Tissue Research Is Curtailed by Trump Administration
Studies that rely on tissue from aborted fetuses have pitted abortion critics against scientists who say the research helps millions of people. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Fetal tissue Abortion National Institutes of Health Research Health and Human Services Department Brett Giroir Source Type: news

Phys Ed: Is Aerobic Exercise the Key to Successful Aging?
Aerobic activities like jogging and interval training can make our cells biologically younger; weight training did not have the same effect. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Exercise Longevity Chromosomes Elderly Age, Chronological Genetics and Heredity Source Type: news

How Do You Recover After Millions Have Watched You Overdose?
Amid an opioid crisis, police and strangers with cameras are posting raw images of drug users passed out. For those whose bleakest moments now live online, life is never the same. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATHARINE Q. SEELYE, JULIE TURKEWITZ, JACK HEALY and ALAN BLINDER Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic Addiction (Psychology) Opioids and Opiates Heroin Social Media Facebook Inc YouTube.com Video Recordings, Downloads and Streaming Source Type: news

Can We Ever Be Truly Fearless?
We ’ ve needed fear to survive as a species. But how do you not let the emotional response of the fear reflex run wild? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JUDI KETTELER Tags: Fear (Emotion) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Psychology and Psychologists Source Type: news

What We Know About Diet and Weight Loss
After decades of research, there are shockingly few firm conclusions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Weight Obesity Diet and Nutrition Calories Carbohydrates Food Obesity Society Source Type: news

Is Screen Time Bad for Kids ’ Brains?
A study featured on “ 60 Minutes ” is sure to alarm parents. Here ’ s what scientists know, and don ’ t know, about the link between screens, behavior, and development. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Brain Children and Childhood Computer and Video Games Violence (Media and Entertainment) National Institutes of Health University of California, San Diego 60 Minutes II (TV Program) Source Type: news

Global Health: In Remote Villages, Surprising New Measures Save Children With Malaria
Malaria quickly kills toddlers. But rapid diagnostic tests, a new suppository drug and bicycle ambulances can buy enough time to get stricken children to hospitals. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Malaria Children and Childhood Ambulances Bicycles and Bicycling Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Zambia World Health Organization Cipla Ltd Gates, Bill and Melinda, Foundation Africa Deaths (Fatalities) Source Type: news

MIND: Can We Really Inherit Trauma?
Headlines suggest that the genetic marks of trauma can be passed from one generation to the next. But the evidence, at least in humans, is circumstantial at best. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Genetics and Heredity Mice Children and Childhood Animal Behavior Biology and Biochemistry Source Type: news

The Checkup: Why Is Children ’ s Masturbation Such a Secret?
Parents and children have questions, but there is surprisingly little guidance available in the pediatric literature. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Children and Childhood Sex Parenting Teenagers and Adolescence Source Type: news

Hospital-Acquired Infections Are Declining
There were reductions in urinary and surgical infections, but not in pneumonia or C. diff infections. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Hospitals Infections Clostridium Difficile (Bacterium) Antibiotics Source Type: news

Personal Health: How to Foster Empathy in Children
Research shows that we are each born with a given number of neurons that participate in an empathetic response. But early life experience shapes how we act on it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Children and Childhood Empathy Philanthropy Parenting Holidays and Special Occasions Source Type: news

What These Medical Journals Don ’ t Reveal: Top Doctors ’ Ties to Industry
Academic research publications rely on doctors to voluntarily disclose their payments from drug and health companies in a lax reporting system some say is broken. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHARLES ORNSTEIN and KATIE THOMAS Tags: Conflicts of Interest Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) New England Journal of Medicine American Society of Clinical Oncology Baselga, Jose Wolchok, Jedd Academic and Scientific Journals Clinical Trials Ethics and Official Misconduct Howard Burris Source Type: news

Trilobites: Seeking Clues to Longevity in Lonesome George ’ s Genes
The giant tortoise lived for more than a century, carrying genes linked to a robust immune system, efficient DNA repair and resistance to cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: STEPH YIN Tags: Turtles and Tortoises Genetics and Heredity Longevity Evolution (Biology) Galapagos Islands Nature Ecology & Evolution (Journal) Caccone, Adalgisa Lopez-Otin, Carlos Source Type: news

U.N. AIDS Agency Is in ‘ State of Crisis ’ and Needs New Leader, Report Says
Experts accused Michel Sidib é , the agency ’ s chief, of having an autocratic style leading to “ ethical blindness ” on harassment and the abuse of power. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICK CUMMING-BRUCE Tags: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome UNAIDS United Nations Sexual Harassment #MeToo Movement Ethics and Official Misconduct Michel Sidibe Source Type: news

Six Michigan Doctors Charged in $464 Million Insurance and Opioid Scheme
Federal prosecutors said the doctors unnecessarily prescribed opioids to patients and sought to defraud insurance companies. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LAURA M. HOLSON Tags: Frauds and Swindling Opioids and Opiates Health Insurance and Managed Care Michigan OxyContin (Drug) Medicaid Medicare Rajendra Bothra, Eric Backos Ganiu Edu David Lewis Christopher Russo Ronald Kufner Source Type: news

Matter: The Planet Has Seen Sudden Warming Before. It Wiped Out Almost Everything.
In some ways, the planet's worst mass extinction — 250 million years ago, at the end of the Permian Period — may parallel climate change today. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARL ZIMMER Tags: Oceans and Seas Endangered and Extinct Species Animals Oxygen Greenhouse Gas Emissions Carbon Dioxide Paleontology Fish and Other Marine Life Air Pollution Science (Journal) Source Type: news

Q & A: Lizard Dreams May Not Be So Different From Your Own
Some species seem to experience a type of slumber resembling R.E.M. sleep, the dream state of humans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: C. CLAIBORNE RAY Tags: Dreams Sleep Lizards Reptiles Source Type: news

P.M. Forni, Who Argued for ‘ Choosing Civility, ’ Dies at 67
In two books he wrote about rudeness and how to avoid it. He also started a program to encourage the practice of good manners. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NEIL GENZLINGER Tags: Forni, P.M. Deaths (Obituaries) Customs, Etiquette and Manners Johns Hopkins University Source Type: news

Gender letter: Does ‘ Having It All ’ Mean Doing It All?
Plenty of new research underscores the reality that women are still shouldering, and expected to shoulder, much of the work associated with the home. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAYA SALAM Tags: Obama, Michelle Brown, Helen Gurley Women and Girls Anxiety and Stress Labor and Jobs Women's Rights Having It All: Love, Success, Sex, Money...Even if You're Starting With Nothing (Book) Source Type: news

The New Old Age: Older Americans Are Flocking to Medical Marijuana
Oils, tinctures and salves — and sometimes old-fashioned buds — are increasingly common in seniors ’ homes. Doctors warn that popularity has outstripped scientific evidence. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAULA SPAN Tags: Marijuana Medical Marijuana Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Elderly Sleep Chemotherapy Nausea Pain-Relieving Drugs Journal of the American Geriatrics Society JAMA Neurology (Journal) Duke University Medical Center Casarett, David J Orange Source Type: news

Ask Well: Do Cruciferous Vegetables Really Fight Cancer?
You cannot go wrong incorporating a lot of cruciferous vegetables, which include broccoli and brussels sprouts as well as dark leafy greens like kale and arugula, in your diet. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Vegetables Head and Neck Cancer Colon and Colorectal Cancer Lung Cancer Breast Cancer Diet and Nutrition Vitamins Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Throat Prostate Gland Source Type: news

Dr. Lisa Schwartz, Critic of Medical Excess, Is Dead at 55
She and her husband, also a doctor, waged a campaign against “ the medicalization of everyday life ” and an “ epidemic of diagnoses. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SAM ROBERTS Tags: Schwartz, Dr. Lisa Deaths (Obituaries) Tests (Medical) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Woloshin, Dr. Steven Dartmouth College Source Type: news

Dr. Lisa Schwartz, 55, Is Dead; Warned of Unnecessary Treatments
She and her husband, also a doctor, waged a campaign against “ the medicalization of everyday life ” and an “ epidemic of diagnoses. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SAM ROBERTS Tags: Schwartz, Dr. Lisa Deaths (Obituaries) Tests (Medical) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Woloshin, Dr. Steven Dartmouth College Source Type: news

Drug Maker Pays $360 Million to Settle Investigation Into Charity Kickbacks
Prosecutors accused Actelion Pharmaceuticals, which Johnson& Johnson acquired in 2017, of violating Medicare laws by funneling money through a patient-assistance charity. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATIE THOMAS Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd Johnson & United Therapeutics Corporation Medicare Bribery and Kickbacks Pulmonary Hypertension Justice Department Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news

Children Move Less Starting at Age 6
By age 11, children were spending an average of almost two more hours a day in sedentary behavior than they were at 6. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Exercise Children and Childhood Teenagers and Adolescence Source Type: news

Dr. Lisa Schwartz, Advocate for Patients, Is Dead at 55
She and her husband, also a doctor, waged a campaign against “ the medicalization of everyday life ” and an “ epidemic of diagnoses. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SAM ROBERTS Tags: Schwartz, Dr. Lisa Deaths (Obituaries) Tests (Medical) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Woloshin, Dr. Steven Dartmouth College Source Type: news

Why Is Obamacare Enrollment Down?
Sign-ups for health plans are 11 percent lower than last year, with two weeks left in open enrollment. Here are some possible reasons. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: REED ABELSON and MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) HealthCare.gov United States Politics and Government Trump, Donald J Obamacare Source Type: news

Elizabeth Warren Stands by DNA Test. But Around Her, Worries Abound.
Since releasing the results in October, the ancestry issue clouding her possible presidential campaign has only intensified. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ASTEAD W. HERNDON Tags: Presidential Election of 2020 Warren, Elizabeth Genealogy Native Americans Trump, Donald J Obama, Barack United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

Six to 8 Hours a Night May Be the Sweet Spot for Sleep
People who slept more had an increased risk for cardiovascular events and premature death. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Sleep Heart Deaths (Fatalities) Source Type: news

James Duke, 88, Globe-Trotting Authority on Healing Plants, Is Dead
As a scholar and government researcher, he did field work in remote spots, finding indigenous remedies, trying them himself and pouring them into books. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JOHN MOTYKA Tags: Duke, James A. Deaths (Obituaries) Flowers and Plants Alternative and Complementary Medicine Panama Canal and Canal Zone Department of Agriculture Source Type: news

Why Are Scientists So Upset About the First Crispr Babies?
Only because a rogue researcher defied myriad scientific and ethical norms and guidelines. We break it down. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA and PAM BELLUCK Tags: Genetic Engineering Crispr (DNA) Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome He Jiankui Ethics and Official Misconduct Source Type: news

From a Deceased Woman ’ s Transplanted Uterus, a Live Birth
A novel transplantation procedure may help more infertile women become pregnant. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILY BAUMGAERTNER Tags: Uterus Transplants Pregnancy and Childbirth Infertility Lancet, The (Journal) Brazil Source Type: news

Trilobites: What a Hungry Snail Reveals About Your Grocery Store Breakdowns
Pond snails can overcome warnings from their senses about what to eat if they get hungry enough. Sound familiar? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JOANNA KLEIN Tags: Snails Animal Cognition Animal Behavior Food Brain Senses and Sensation Science Advances (Journal) Crossley, Michael hunger Source Type: news