Dr. Johan Hultin Dies at 97; His Work Helped Isolate 1918 Flu Virus
Dr. Hultin ’s discovery of a frozen victim of the 1918 pandemic gave scientists the opportunity to map the virus’s genetic material. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Kolata Tags: Influenza Epidemic (1918-19) Deaths (Obituaries) Genetics and Heredity Hultin, Johan (1924-2022) Source Type: news

3rd Shots Reduce Hospitalization Risk in Immuncompromised People, C.D.C. Report Says
Many of them produce fewer antibodies in response to a vaccination or an infection, leaving them susceptible to the virus and to higher risks of serious illness. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benjamin Mueller Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Immune System Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Pfizer Inc Moderna Inc Source Type: news

Yes, Omicron Is Loosening Its Hold. But the Pandemic Has Not Ended.
With spotty immunity in the population and a churn of new variants, the coronavirus is likely to become a persistent but hopefully manageable threat. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Coronavirus Omicron Variant Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Disease Rates Epidemics Source Type: news

For an Antidote to Diet Culture, Try These 6 Podcasts
As science increasingly finds most diets ineffective and even counterproductive, these shows will help you overhaul your approach to food. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emma Dibdin Tags: Diet and Nutrition Food Podcasts Food People (Radio Program) Maintenance Phase (Radio Program) Body Kindness (Radio Program) Keep Calm and Cook On with Julia Turshen (Radio Program) In Bad Taste (Radio Program) I Weigh with Jameela Jamil ( Source Type: news

Rate of Myocarditis in Vaccinated Boys Slightly Higher Than Thought, Israeli Study Finds
Myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart muscle, occurred in 1 of 12,361 boys between 12 and 15 years old within a week of receiving a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, researchers found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Teenagers and Adolescence Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Heart Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Source Type: news

Your Body ’s Thirst Messenger Is in an Unexpected Place
Scientists traced how a mouse ’s brain gets the signal that it had enough to drink. Something similar may happen in humans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Veronique Greenwood Tags: Senses and Sensation Brain Water Digestive Tract Liver Vagus Nerve Research Nature (Journal) your-feed-science Source Type: news

Oura Ring 3 Review: A Missed Opportunity for Wearable Tech
At a time when we are concerned about health, the smart ring, which can track sleep and body temperature, is too flawed to recommend. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brian X. Chen Tags: Mobile Applications Oura Health Wearable Computing Quarantine (Life and Culture) Customer Relations Computers and the Internet Content Type: Service Exercise Sleep Temperature Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Motorcycles, Motor Bikes and Moto Source Type: news

New Research Hints at 4 Factors That May Increase Chances of Long Covid
If further study confirms the findings, they could lead to ways to prevent and treat the complex condition. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pam Belluck Tags: Chronic Condition (Health) Research Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Long Covid Cell (Journal) Source Type: news

Walking Just 10 Minutes a Day May Lead to a Longer Life
Ten minutes of moderate exercise daily would prevent more than 111,000 premature deaths a year, a new analysis found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gretchen Reynolds Tags: Deaths (Fatalities) Walking Exercise Longevity Source Type: news

Elton John Shows Postponed After He Tests Positive for Coronavirus
He is fully vaccinated and has had his booster shot and is experiencing mild symptoms, a Dallas venue announced as it postponed two concerts. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matt Stevens Tags: Music Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) John, Elton American Airlines Center Dallas (Tex) Source Type: news

After a Mastectomy, Moving Between Gratitude and Grief
Getting diagnosed with a breast cancer gene mutation at 32 was a gift, but left room for disappointment too. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Taylor Harris Tags: Breast Cancer Breasts Mastectomy Genetics and Heredity Surgery and Surgeons Women and Girls Grief (Emotion) Plastic Surgery Source Type: news

Why Does Alcohol Mess With My Sleep?
Tips for getting a better night ’s rest when your evening plans include drinking. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amelia Nierenberg Tags: Sleep Content Type: Service Dreams Sedatives Insomnia Apnea (Sleep Disorder) Alcoholic Beverages Source Type: news

Elton John Shows Postponed After He Tests Positive for the Coronavirus
He is fully vaccinated and has had his booster shot and is experiencing mild symptoms, a Dallas venue announced as it postponed two concerts. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matt Stevens Tags: Music Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) John, Elton American Airlines Center Dallas (Tex) Source Type: news

What NYC Dog Owners Should Know About Leptospirosis
The Health Department did not confirm reports of an outbreak of the bacterial disease linked to McCarren Park, but said it was working with the Parks Department to keep out the rats that spread the illness. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Precious Fondren and Karen Zraick Tags: Rats Leptospirosis Williamsburg (Brooklyn, NY) New York City Source Type: news

Judge Lifts Order Preventing Wisconsin Hospital Workers From Starting New Jobs
ThedaCare had sought to temporarily prevent seven employees from leaving for jobs at Ascension, saying the departures would jeopardize patient care. A judge sided with the workers on Monday. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eduardo Medina Tags: Hospitals Wisconsin Labor and Jobs Wages and Salaries Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Suits and Litigation (Civil) ThedaCare Ascension Northeast Wisconsin Timothy Breister Mark McGinnis Outagamie County (Wis) Decisions and Verdicts Hiring Source Type: news

Omicron Offers Hope Pandemic Could Stabilize, W.H.O. Official Says.
The rapid spread of the variant means far more people will have some immunity, at least for now, which might bode well this year for highly vaccinated countries in Europe. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benjamin Mueller and Marc Santora Tags: Coronavirus Omicron Variant Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) World Health Organization Disease Rates Vaccination and Immunization Kluge, Hans Source Type: news

How Omicron's Mutations Allow It To Thrive
Thirteen of Omicron ’s mutations should have hurt the variant’s chances of survival. Instead, they worked together to make it thrive. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carl Zimmer Tags: Coronavirus Omicron Variant Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Evolution (Biology) Research Genetics and Heredity Viruses Antibodies your-feed-science Source Type: news

Cash Aid to Poor Mothers Improves Brain Function in Babies, Study Finds
The research could have policy implications as President Biden pushes to revive his proposal to expand the child tax credit. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jason DeParle Tags: Babies and Infants Child Tax Credits and Stipends Poverty Brain Research Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences United States Politics and Government Federal Aid (US) Welfare (US) Income Income Inequality Babys First Years Source Type: news

Animals That Infect Humans Are Scary. It ’s Worse When We Infect Them Back.
Mink farms threaten to become a source of new coronavirus variants — and an object lesson in how ‘spillback’ can make deadly diseases even deadlier. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sonia Shah and Tyler Comrie Tags: Agriculture and Farming Minks (Animals) Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Coronavirus Omicron Variant Coronavirus Delta Variant Disease Rates Epidemics Denmark Utah Source Type: news

Cataract Surgery May Reduce Your Dementia Risk
Older adults who had cataract removal to restore their vision had a lower risk of Alzheimer ’s disease and other forms of dementia. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Cataracts Alzheimer ' s Disease Eyes and Eyesight Surgery and Surgeons Dementia Brain Glaucoma JAMA Internal Medicine (Journal) Source Type: news

Rich Countries Lure Health Workers From Low-Income Nations to Fight Shortages
Huge pay incentives and immigration fast-tracks are leading many to leave countries whose health systems urgently need their expertise. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephanie Nolen Tags: Nursing and Nurses Shortages Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Labor and Jobs Immigration and Emigration Third World and Developing Countries Africa Canada Europe Great Britain Zambia Manila (Philippines) United States Source Type: news

These Mothers Were Exhausted, So They Met on a Field to Scream
The pandemic has been relentless for mothers, many of whom have been stuck in an endless cycle of work and child care. Some Massachusetts mothers gathered to do something about it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alyssa Lukpat Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Work-Life Balance Parenting Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Anxiety and Stress Boston (Mass) Source Type: news

Fauci, Cautiously, Says U.S. Wave Seems Like It ’s Going in ‘Right Direction’
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci did say that there “may be a bit more pain and suffering with hospitalizations in those areas of the country” with lower vaccination rates. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kenneth Chang Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus Omicron Variant Disease Rates United States Fauci, Anthony S Source Type: news

A Shrinking Band of Southern Nurses, Neck-Deep in Another Covid Wave
The exodus of medical workers during the pandemic has been especially brutal for the small, nonprofit safety-net hospitals where millions of Americans seek care. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Jacobs and Rory Doyle Tags: Nursing and Nurses Shortages Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Hospitals Wages and Salaries Mississippi your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

How U.S. Abortion Law Compares With Other Nations
Many rich democracies have earlier cutoffs for abortion — but allow it later for a variety of reasons. And around the world, it has been much more common to expand access than restrict it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claire Cain Miller and Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Law and Legislation Roe v Wade (Supreme Court Decision) Politics and Government Women and Girls Pregnancy and Childbirth Abortion Drugs States (US) Roberts, John G Jr Source Type: news

Social Security  Opens to Survivors of Same-Sex Couples Who Could Not Marry
Challenging a policy that limited survivor ’s benefits to married couples, even though some couples were legally barred from marriage, took years. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paula Span Tags: your-feed-science Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships Social Security (US) Finances Elderly Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Social Security Administration Helen Thornton your-feed-health Source Type: news

Passenger Exposed Buttocks and Threw a Can During Flight, Prosecutors Say
Shane McInerney, 29, was charged after his disruptive behavior aboard a flight from Dublin to John F. Kennedy International Airport on Jan. 7. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Levenson Tags: Airlines and Airplanes Assaults Flight Attendants Delta Air Lines Inc Ireland Masks McInerney, Shane (Soccer Coach) Source Type: news

As Omicron Crests, Booster Shots Are Keeping Americans Out of Hospitals
Extra vaccine doses were expected to lower infection rates. But the shots also seem to be preventing severe illness caused by the new variant, the C.D.C. reported. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Coronavirus Omicron Variant Coronavirus Delta Variant Disease Rates Centers for Disease Control and Prevention United States Source Type: news

Mushie & Co Recalls FRIGG Pacifiers Over Choking Hazard
Mushie& Co, a baby goods store, announced a voluntary recall of its FRIGG pacifier after more than 200 reports that the pacifier ’s silicone nipple detached from its base. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Isabella Grull ón Paz Tags: Recalls and Bans of Products Consumer Protection Consumer Product Safety Commission Pacifiers FRIGG silicone pacifiers Babies and Infants Mushie & Asphyxiation, Choking, and Suffocation Source Type: news

Booster Shots Instrumental in Fighting Omicron, C.D.C. Data Show
The extra doses were most effective against infection and death among Americans aged 50 and older. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: Coronavirus Omicron Variant Vaccination and Immunization Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Source Type: news

Their DNA Hides a Warning, but They Don ’t Want to Know What It Says
Some volunteers for biobanks, which collect genetic information to study health across populations, have been surprised to be informed they carry risky mutations. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Kolata Tags: Genetics and Heredity Privacy Ethics and Official Misconduct Research DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Tests (Medical) Source Type: news

China Holds the Line on ‘Zero Covid,’ but Some Wonder for How Long
More people are being caught up in the country ’s virus-control dragnet. Some think the no-tolerance policy is unsustainable. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Qin and Amy Chang Chien Tags: China Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Coronavirus Omicron Variant Quarantines Shanghai (China) Shaanxi Province (China) Politics and Government ' an (China) Tianjin (China) Source Type: news

Vegan Travel: It ’s Not Fringe Anymore
From Mexico to Greece, plant-centric hotels, restaurants and tours are proliferating. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elaine Glusac Tags: Veganism Travel and Vacations Hotels and Travel Lodgings Restaurants Source Type: news

Booster shots are keeping older Americans out of the hospital, new C.D.C. data suggest.
(Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Source Type: news

Deborah Nickerson, Pioneering Genome Researcher, Dies at 67
Using the Human Genome Project as her guide, she helped find genes responsible for cardiovascular disease, autism and a rare disorder called Miller syndrome. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Sandomir Tags: Nickerson, Deborah (1954-2021) Genetics and Heredity DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Deaths (Obituaries) Human Genome Project National Human Genome Research Institute National Institutes of Health University of Washington Source Type: news

Most ‘Havana Syndrome’ Cases Unlikely Caused by Foreign Power, C.I.A. Says
A report concluded that most cases have environmental or medical causes, but the government remains focused on investigating two dozen incidents that remain unexplained. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Julian E. Barnes Tags: Havana Syndrome Microwaves (Electromagnetic Waves) Espionage and Intelligence Services United States International Relations United States Politics and Government Defense Department Central Intelligence Agency Federal Bureau of Investigation Source Type: news

Omicron Probably in N.Y.C. Earlier Than Detected, Wastewater Data Suggests
The findings provide more evidence that wastewater surveillance can serve as an early warning system about the spread of new variants. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Anthes Tags: Coronavirus Omicron Variant Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Water Pollution New York City Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Source Type: news

At Sundance, Two Films Look at Abortion and the Jane Collective
In the years leading up to Roe v. Wade, a Chicago group helped thousands of women obtain the procedure safely. A documentary and a feature tell their story. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicole Sperling Tags: Movies Sundance Film Festival (Park City, Utah) Call Jane (Movie) Nagy, Phyllis (1962- ) The Janes (Movie) Lessin, Tia Pildes, Emma Arcana, Judith Booth, Heather Abortion Counseling Service of Women ' s Liberation (Jane Collective) Source Type: news

Kidneys From a Genetically Altered Pig Are Implanted in a Brain-Dead Patient
Surgeons at the University of Alabama at Birmingham said they hoped to start clinical trials with kidney patients later this year. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: your-feed-science Kidneys Transplants Pigs Surgery and Surgeons Genetic Engineering American Journal of Transplantation University of Alabama at Birmingham Source Type: news

Post-infection immunity was very protective against Delta, the C.D.C. reports, but vaccines still offer the best defense.
(Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Source Type: news

In Sewage, Clues to Omicron ’s Surge
Tracking the virus in wastewater is helping some cities and hospitals respond to the most recent wave of the coronavirus, but a more coordinated national effort is needed, experts say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Anthes and Sabrina Imbler Tags: your-feed-science Sewers and Sewage Coronavirus Omicron Variant Waste Materials and Disposal Coronavirus Delta Variant Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Boston Children ' s Hospital Houston (Tex) Missouri Netherlands New York City United S Source Type: news

Biden Will Provide 400 Million N95 Masks for Free
The masks will be distributed at pharmacies and community health centers, but some public health experts said the effort was coming too late. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sheryl Gay Stolberg Tags: Masks Protective Clothing and Gear Coronavirus Omicron Variant Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Biden, Joseph R Jr Stockpiling United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

Can Omicron Cause Long Covid?
It is too soon to know, scientists say, but mild initial illness may not signal reduced risk. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pam Belluck Tags: Chronic Condition (Health) Coronavirus Omicron Variant Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Research your-feed-science Source Type: news

Why Are Men More Likely to Die of Covid? It ’s Complicated.
Sex differences in Covid death rates vary widely from state to state, suggesting they are rooted in behavior as well as biology. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Azeen Ghorayshi Tags: Chronic Condition (Health) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Women and Girls Deaths (Fatalities) Research Medicine and Health your-feed-science your-feed-healthcare Men and Boys Source Type: news

Sara McLanahan, Who Studied Single Motherhood, Dies at 81
A Princeton sociologist and a single mother herself, she brought her own experience to her wide body of scholarly work. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Annabelle Williams Tags: Parenting Single Mothers Research Deaths (Obituaries) Single Parents McLanahan, Sara F (1940-2021) Children and Childhood Sociology Princeton University University of Wisconsin Source Type: news

Survey of Americans Who Attempted Suicide Finds Many Aren ’t Getting Care
The number of people who try suicide has risen steadily in the U.S. But despite gains in health coverage, nearly half are not getting mental health treatment. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ellen Barry Tags: Suicides and Suicide Attempts Research Mental Health and Disorders Health Insurance and Managed Care JAMA Psychiatry (Journal) United States Greg Rhee Deaths (Fatalities) Source Type: news

After Tonga's Volcano Eruption, Worries Grow About Covid Exposure
Aid workers risk bringing in a virus Tonga has so far kept out. But there are more immediate problems, as its government confirmed in its first statement since the disaster. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Damien Cave, Isabella Kwai and Eric Nagourney Tags: Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Volcanoes Tonga Australia New Zealand Source Type: news

How Anxiety Can Benefit Us
There are several benefits to having an internal alarm system, experts say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Caron Tags: Anxiety and Stress Content Type: Service Psychology and Psychologists Fear (Emotion) Source Type: news

How Does Getting a Breakthrough Covid Case Affect My Immunity?
As Omicron cases skyrocket, more vaccinated people may get “hybrid” immunity after a breakthrough infection. But experts still encourage precautions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dani Blum Tags: Coronavirus Omicron Variant Coronavirus Delta Variant Content Type: Service Disease Rates Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Immune System Vaccination and Immunization Antibodies Source Type: news

Searching for Pfizer ’s Paxlovid Pills When Mom Got Covid
The experience showed how hard it is for many people to get potentially lifesaving treatments. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Robbins Tags: Coronavirus Omicron Variant Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Paxlovid (Drug) Telemedicine Molnupiravir (Drug) Drugstores Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Source Type: news