They Shunned Covid Vaccines but Embraced Antibody Treatment
Championed by doctors and conservative radio hosts alike, monoclonal antibodies for Covid are in high demand — even from those who don’t want a vaccine. (Source: NYT Health)
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F.D.A. Panel Recommends Pfizer Boosters for Over 65 or at High Risk of Severe Covid
The same advisers overwhelmingly recommended against authorizing boosters for people under 65, complicating the Biden administration ’s hopes to offer them more broadly. (Source: NYT Health)
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Pfizer Vaccine Protection Wanes, C.D.C. Study Shows
The study found that the shots ’ effectiveness in preventing hospitalization fell to 77 percent from 91 percent four months after full vaccination. (Source: NYT Health)
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The Pain Wouldn ’t Stop — Because Her Medication Had Been Stolen
Too often, seniors who use opioids become targets for exploitation and abuse. (Source: NYT Health)
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Research on Covid Booster Shots is Conflicting
Research published this week indicated the booster shots were not now necessary for everyone, a view that prevailed at the agency ’s advisory committee meeting. (Source: NYT Health)
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F.D.A. Panel Recommends Pfizer Boosters for Over 65 or at High Risk of Severe Covid
The same advisers overwhelmingly recommended against authorizing boosters for people under 65, complicating the Biden administration ’s hopes to offer them more broadly. (Source: NYT Health)
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Two Men Plead Guilty in Pelvic Mesh Implant Scheme
The scheme was one of the more unsavory sides of the case against a half-dozen manufacturers of pelvic mesh including Boston Scientific and Johnson& Johnson. (Source: NYT Health)
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Where Did It All Go So Wrong for Juul?
A new documentary by The New York Times traces the e-cigarette maker on its path from fledgling start-up to Silicon Valley juggernaut and, eventually, public health villain. (Source: NYT Health)
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Who Gets Sick in Space? Inspiration4 May Offer More Clues.
Commercial spaceflight brings a more diverse cross section of humanity beyond Earth, helping medical researchers collect data. (Source: NYT Health)
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Who Gets Sick in Space? Tourists Like Inspiration4 Offer More Clues.
Commercial spaceflight brings a more diverse cross section of humanity beyond Earth, helping medical researchers collect data. (Source: NYT Health)
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U.S. Seeks to Block Bankruptcy Plan That Would Free Sacklers From Opioid Claims
The Justice Department has been appealing the deal, approved earlier this month. (Source: NYT Health)
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Aides at U.S. Nursing Homes Least Likely to Be Vaccinated, Study Shows
The study highlights the effects that a new federal mandate for all health care workers to be inoculated against Covid may have on vulnerable populations like the elderly in nursing homes, experts say. (Source: NYT Health)
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Study of Covid Booster Shot Benefits Fans Debate Over Extra Doses
Independent experts, including government scientists, were skeptical of the research from Israel, which included limited data over a short period. (Source: NYT Health)
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US Covid Booster Shot Policy Is in Flux as Studies Add to Dissent
A week before President Biden ’s plan is to roll out, scientists are at odds about whether extra coronavirus shots are needed and for whom. (Source: NYT Health)
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Why is St. Jude Children ’s Research Hospital Involved in SpaceX Launch?
The Inspiration4 launch is helping to raise money for the hospital, which helps treat pediatric cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
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Lauren Ridloff, MCU's First Deaf Hero in'Eternals,' on Her Superpower
In her first major role in a feature film, she wasn ’t fazed by things that might unnerve others, but she had to show filmmakers how to work with deafness. (Source: NYT Health)
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Lauren Ridloff, MCU's First Deaf Hero in'Eternals,' on Her Superpower
In her first major role in a feature film, she wasn ’t fazed by things that might unnerve others, but she had to show filmmakers how to work with deafness. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Bahr Tags: Movies Deafness Actors and Actresses Ridloff, Lauren Jolie, Angelina Eternals (Movie) Content Type: Personal Profile Source Type: news

How Many Daily Steps Should You Take to Live Longer?
Two studies suggest the sweet spot for longevity lies around 7,000 to 8,000 daily steps or about 30 to 45 minutes of exercise most days. (Source: NYT Health)
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Is Seltzer Water Just as Healthy as Flat Water?
Unsweetened carbonated water is a better choice than soda or fruit juice. But don ’t overdo it, experts say. (Source: NYT Health)
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Pioneering Gene Therapy Freed Her of Sickle Cell. Is a Cure at Hand?
Such treatments are extraordinarily promising and costly. Will the Biden administration commit to spending that could speed clinical trial results? (Source: NYT Health)
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Some Healthy Americans Seek Coronavirus Booster Shots Before Approval
Many who feel they need more coronavirus protection have managed to obtain an extra dose. “I did feel bad about it. But I didn’t feel bad enough,” one woman said. (Source: NYT Health)
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The New Science on How We Burn Calories
How could that change our understanding about, for starters, chronic disease, aging and obesity? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kim Tingley Tags: Calories Research Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

I ’m Haunted by Sisters With Sickle Cell: Two Thrived. Two Suffered.
The cruelty of their unequal outcomes — with one pair freed of disabling symptoms and the other’s suffering unabated — stayed with me. (Source: NYT Health)
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ECT Can Be a Good Treatment Option for Serious Depression
Electroconvulsive therapy can effectively treat depression, and is as safe as antidepressant drugs along with psychotherapy, a new analysis found. (Source: NYT Health)
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How to Learn to Walk Again
Be prepared to do much of the work alone and to fall; you will. (Source: NYT Health)
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How Science in India Became a'Political Weapon' Under Modi
The country ’s top science agency tailored its findings to fit Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s optimistic narrative despite a looming crisis, researchers say. (Source: NYT Health)
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In Review, Top F.D.A. Scientists Question Imminent Need for Booster Shots
An article, written with other vaccine experts, put the regulators at odds with key federal health officials, including Dr. Anthony S. Fauci. (Source: NYT Health)
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Most People Don't Need a Covid Vaccine Booster, New Review Says
The benefits of a third shot for most people are small and are far outweighed by the benefits of using those doses for initial vaccinations, the scientists say. (Source: NYT Health)
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A Medical Career, at a Cost: Infertility
Physicians are raising awareness of the reproductive toll that work stress, long hours, sleep deprivation and years of training can exact. (Source: NYT Health)
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How to Age Gracefully
Inspired by a new book, “Stupid Things I Won’t Do When I Get Old,” I’m taking stock of my life and deciding what I need to reconsider. (Source: NYT Health)
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Inspired by a new book, “Stupid Things I Won’t Do When I Get Old,” I’m taking stock of my life and deciding what I need to reconsider. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Falls Elderly Dogs Age, Chronological Brody, Jane E Source Type: news

G.O.P. Seethes at Biden Mandate, Even in States Requiring Other Vaccines
Resistance to vaccine mandates, once a fringe position, has entered the Republican mainstream. But the governors fighting President Biden ’s Covid-19 requirements impose mandates of their own. (Source: NYT Health)
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How Outrage Over Vaccine Mandates Became a Mainstream G.O.P. Stance
Resistance to vaccine mandates, once a fringe position, has entered the Republican mainstream. But the governors fighting President Biden ’s Covid-19 vaccine requirements impose mandates of their own. (Source: NYT Health)
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Surgeon General Defends Legality of Biden Vaccine Mandates
Dr. Viveck Murthy acknowledged the unhappiness the coronavirus had engendered, but added: “What we cannot allow is for this pandemic to turn us on each other. Our enemy is the virus. It is not one another.” (Source: NYT Health)
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Vaccines for Kids Could Be Ready by November, Some Experts Say
(Source: NYT Health)
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Health Care in Afghanistan Is Crumbling, Aid Groups Warn
After the Taliban ’s takeover, international donors withdrew funds that hospitals and clinics depended on. Now a fourth wave of Covid looms. (Source: NYT Health)
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Phony Diagnoses Hide High Rates of Drugging at Nursing Homes
At least 21 percent of nursing home residents are on antipsychotic drugs, a Times investigation found. (Source: NYT Health)
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Parents Find Ways to Get Their Youngest Children Covid Vaccines
Schools have reopened around the country, and families with those under 12 are finding ways to get their kids inoculated, even though they ’re not officially eligible yet. (Source: NYT Health)
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What To Know of President Biden's Covid-19 Vaccine Mandates
President Biden announced a plan that mandates vaccines for federal employees and workers and calls on schools to adopt vaccine requirements, among other things. (Source: NYT Health)
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Biden ’s Covid-19 Vaccine Push Aligns Him With a Fed-Up, Vaccinated Majority
As the president took forceful new steps to pressure Americans to get inoculated, he argued that they were urgently needed health measures. In his allies ’ view, they were also good politics. (Source: NYT Health)
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Why Federal Research Bolsters the Case for Coronavirus Vaccine Mandates
Scientists believe the administration ’s new measures may tamp down the pandemic, although the effects will not immediately be obvious. (Source: NYT Health)
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FDA Again Warns Parents Not to Get Children Under 12 Vaccinated Yet
Pediatric clinical trials, which will help determine the right vaccine dose for children under 12, are still underway, the agency said. (Source: NYT Health)
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Experts Warn of Rising Suicide Rates of Black Girls
Researchers have uncovered worrisome trends among Black youth. (Source: NYT Health)
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Will vaccine mandates slow the pandemic? Yes, scientists say — but not immediately.
Some experts cautioned that the results from President Biden ’s aggressive plan would take many weeks to unfold. (Source: NYT Health)
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Biden ’s Speech on Vaccine Mandates and the Delta Variant: Full Transcript
“My message to unvaccinated Americans is this: What more is there to wait for?” President Biden said on Thursday. “We’ve been patient, but our patience is wearing thin.” (Source: NYT Health)
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Biden Mandates Vaccines for Workers, Saying, ‘Our Patience Is Wearing Thin’
Initially reluctant to enact mandates, the president is now moving aggressively to require vaccination as the Delta variant races across the country. (Source: NYT Health)
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Biden ’s Vaccine Push: What You Need to Know
President Biden announced a plan that mandates vaccines for federal employees and workers and calls on schools to adopt vaccine requirements, among other things. (Source: NYT Health)
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F.D.A. Delays Decision on Juul ’s E-Cigarettes but Orders Others Off the Market
The agency had faced a Sept. 9 deadline to decide whether the products could stay on the market but said it needed more time to review evidence. (Source: NYT Health)
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Vaccination Mandates Are an American Tradition. So Is the Backlash.
The roots of U.S. vaccine mandates predate both the U.S. and vaccines. (Source: NYT Health)
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When Was the First U.S. Covid Death? CDC Investigates 4 Early Cases
The deaths, spread out across four states in January 2020, have become part of a scattershot collection of clues about the virus ’s early spread. (Source: NYT Health)
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