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Global Health: Infant Deaths Fall Sharply in Africa With Routine Antibiotics
Providing one dose every six months saved one in four babies, researchers reported. Now the W.H.O. will consider recommending routine use. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Antibiotics Infant Mortality Trachoma Bacteria Third World and Developing Countries New England Journal of Medicine World Health Organization Carter Center Gates, Bill and Melinda, Foundation Pfizer Inc Niger Malawi Tanzania Azit Source Type: news

There ’ s No Smoking in Disney Films. What About When It Owns Fox?
Walt Disney Studios hasn ’ t released a movie that depicts smoking since 2015. Now antismoking activists want that rule extended to all films aimed at young audiences by Fox, which Disney is buying. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BROOKS BARNES Tags: Movies Smoking and Tobacco Ratings (Parental Guidance) 21st Century Fox Walt Disney Company Iger, Robert A Corporate Social Responsibility Source Type: news

Common Pain Relievers Beat Opioids for Dental Pain Relief
Over-the-counter drugs like Advil and Tylenol are safer and more effective than prescription opioids for easing pain following dental procedures. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Pain-Relieving Drugs Opioids and Opiates Teeth and Dentistry Drug Abuse and Traffic Tylenol (Drug) Source Type: news

Smoking Is Off Limits at Disney. What Will That Mean With Fox in the Fold?
Walt Disney Studios hasn ’ t released a movie that depicts smoking since 2015. Now antismoking activists want that rule extended to all films aimed at young audiences by Fox, which Disney is buying. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BROOKS BARNES Tags: Movies Smoking and Tobacco Ratings (Parental Guidance) 21st Century Fox Walt Disney Company Iger, Robert A Corporate Social Responsibility Source Type: news

Diabetes Self-Care Courses Can Come With Sticker Shock
Hospitals lure diabetes patients with self-management classes, but the education can come with a high price tag. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JULIE APPLEBY, KAISER HEALTH NEWS Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Diabetes Hospitals Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Advertising and Marketing Source Type: news

Phys Ed: How Strenuous Exercise Affects Our Immune System
Marathons or other vigorous events are unlikely to make you vulnerable to colds afterward, according to a myth-busting review of the latest science. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Exercise Immune System Running Colds Marathon Running Ultramarathon Running Source Type: news

F.D.A. Cracks Down on ‘ Juuling ’ Among Teenagers
The agency has begun an aggressive campaign to target retailers and manufacturers that market e-cigarettes to minors. The devices ’ popularity has alarmed parents, schools and public health officials. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATE ZERNIKE Tags: Advertising and Marketing E-Cigarettes Food and Drug Administration Source Type: news

With George H.W. Bush Hospitalized, the World Wonders: Is It a Broken Heart?
Failing health after sudden grief — especially the loss of a spouse — has been reported by medical researchers. But it seems to be statistically quite rare, experts said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA and BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Bush, George Heart Cortisol (Hormone) Stroke Grief (Emotion) Bush, Barbara Medicine and Health Reynolds, Debbie Fisher, Carrie Source Type: news

In Real Life, SPF 100 Sunscreens May Work Better Than SPF 50
People almost never put on enough sunscreen, so using a higher SPF may be your best bet. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Sunscreen Skin Source Type: news

F.D.A. Cracks Down on Sales of E-Cigarettes to Minors
The agency issues warning letters to retailers not to sell to teenagers and demanded that the manufacturer JUUL submit marketing and research documents. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATE ZERNIKE and SHEILA KAPLAN Tags: Advertising and Marketing E-Cigarettes Food and Drug Administration Source Type: news

Trilobites: Why It Seems as if Everyone Is Always Angry With You
It ’ s possible that they aren ’ t, it ’ s just that you have trouble reading neutral facial expressions because of your family experience, a new study suggests. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: HEATHER MURPHY Tags: Face Love (Emotion) Psychology and Psychologists Anger (Emotion) Happiness Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Well : Think Biking or Walking to Work Would Take Too Long? Think Again
People often overestimate the time required to commute actively. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Bicycles and Bicycling Google Maps Commuting Source Type: news

Trilobites: Why It Seems Like Everyone Is Always Angry With You
It ’ s possible that they aren ’ t, it ’ s just that you have trouble reading neutral facial expressions because of your family experience, a new study suggests. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Love (Emotion) Psychology and Psychologists Anger (Emotion) Happiness Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Voices: My Life-Threatening Bout With E. Coli Food Poisoning
Before my illness, I was a healthy 22-year-old. But, my doctors speculated, I must have eaten some leafy greens contaminated by E. coli bacteria. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAGGIE MENDITTO Tags: Kidneys Food Contamination and Poisoning Hospitals Antibiotics Bacteria Dialysis E Coli (Bacteria) Infections Source Type: news

Trump Administration Pushes Abstinence in Teen Pregnancy Programs
New rules don ’ t explicitly exclude teaching about contraception and protected sex, but favor “ sexual risk avoidance ” and don ’ t require as rigorous evidence of efficacy. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAM BELLUCK Tags: Abstinence (Sexual) Teenage Pregnancy Youth Health and Human Services Department Source Type: news

The Healing Edge: ‘ Whole Again ’ : A Vet Maimed by an I.E.D. Receives a Transplanted Penis
A young soldier whose genitals were destroyed underwent extensive reconstructive surgery that doctors hope to offer to others who were wounded at war. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Transplants Afghanistan War (2001- ) Penis Organ Donation Defense Department Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore, MD) Massachusetts General Hospital United States Defense and Military Forces improvised explosive devices Source Type: news

Personal Health: Are G.M.O. Foods Safe?
In the decades since the first genetically modified foods reached the market, no adverse health effects among consumers have been found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Genetically Modified Food (GMOs) Genetic Engineering Biotechnology and Bioengineering Agriculture and Farming Source Type: news

Infinitesimal Odds: A Scientist Finds Her Child ’ s Rare Illness Stems From the Gene She Studies
When it comes to studying the genetics of the brain, Soo-Kyung Lee is a star, yet she was stunned to discover the cause of her daughter ’ s devastating disabilities. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAM BELLUCK Tags: Genetics and Heredity Brain Babies and Infants rare diseases neurological disorders Source Type: news

The New Health Care: California, Coffee and Cancer: One of These Doesn ’ t Belong
A judge ’ s ruling on warning labels for coffee isn ’ t backed by evidence and could do more harm than good. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AARON E. CARROLL Tags: Coffee Cancer California Labeling and Labels (Product) Hazardous and Toxic Substances Source Type: news

Reporter ’ s Notebook: How ’ s the Air in London? ‘ We Should Be Worried ’
The British artist Michael Pinsky invited the public to sample some of the world ’ s most contaminated air by creating globes they could walk through. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CEYLAN YEGINSU Tags: London (England) Air Pollution Pinsky, Michael (1967- ) Earth Day Somerset House Beijing (China) New Delhi (India) Sao Paulo (Brazil) Tautra Island (Norway) vis-multimedia Source Type: news

Reporter ’ s Notebook: How ’ s the Air in Beijing and New Delhi? From London, I Smelled the Smog and Haze
The British artist Michael Pinsky invited the public to sample some of the world ’ s most contaminated air by creating globes they could walk through. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CEYLAN YEGINSU Tags: London (England) Air Pollution Pinsky, Michael (1967- ) Earth Day Somerset House Beijing (China) New Delhi (India) Sao Paulo (Brazil) Tautra Island (Norway) vis-multimedia Source Type: news

The Mass-Shooting Survivor Network
“ Talking to others has helped me realize that I ’ m not a crazy person. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICK PAULAS Tags: School Shootings and Armed Attacks Parkland, Fla, Shooting (2018) Aurora, Colo, Shooting (2012) Las Vegas, Nev, Shooting (October, 2017) Colleges and Universities Everytown for Gun Safety Source Type: news

Cannabis Flowers Are Legal in Italy. You Just Can ’ t Eat or Smoke Them.
The new cannabis product has created a booming but unregulated economy in Italy. Is it a bubble waiting to be burst? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ELISABETTA POVOLEDO Tags: Marijuana Hemp Medical Marijuana Law and Legislation Italy Agriculture and Farming Politics and Government Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Source Type: news

Global Health: Ethicists Call for More Scrutiny of ‘ Human-Challenge ’ Trials
A vaccine study in which subjects are to be deliberately infected with Zika is on pause after ethicists said it had “ insufficient value. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILY BAUMGAERTNER Tags: Zika Virus Vaccination and Immunization Research National Institutes of Health Science (Journal) University of Washington Source Type: news

Ask Well: Can You Miss the Signs of Heart Disease or a Heart Attack?
It ’ s not always easy to tell if you have heart disease or have had a heart attack. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Heart Tests (Medical) O'Donnell, Rosie Source Type: news

For Faulting a Chinese Tonic, He Got 3 Months in Jail. Then Cheers.
A doctor who suggested that a popular, alcohol-based tonic was dangerous was held for nearly 100 days. He emerged as a public hero. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRIS BUCKLEY and KAROLINE KAN Tags: Advertising and Marketing Freedom of Speech and Expression Tencent Holdings Ltd WeChat (Mobile App) Inner Mongolia Guangzhou (China) Source Type: news

Turning to Marijuana for a Runners ’ High and More
Some runners turn to marijuana to provide a mental or physical boost. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JEN A. MILLER Tags: Marijuana Cannabis Foods and Products Running Ultramarathon Running Doping (Sports) Source Type: news

F.D.A. Panel Recommends Approval of Cannabis-Based Drug for Epilepsy
Epidiolex was developed to treat two rare and devastating forms of the disease. It contains a chemical compound found in marijuana but not the one that makes people high. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHEILA KAPLAN Tags: Marijuana Food and Drug Administration Epilepsy Seizures (Medical) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Epidiolex GW Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

When Is It Safe to Eat Salad Again?
An outbreak of infections linked to bagged romaine lettuce has left salad lovers confused. Here are answers to common questions about leafy greens. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TARA PARKER-POPE Tags: Salads Food Contamination and Poisoning Lettuce Hygiene and Cleanliness Salmonella (Bacteria) Restaurants Agriculture and Farming E Coli (Bacteria) Source Type: news

Prince ’ s Overdose Death Results in No Criminal Charges
The authorities in Minnesota said that no one would be prosecuted in the musician ’ s 2016 death from a fentanyl overdose, though a doctor will pay a civil settlement. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JOE COSCARELLI and SHEILA M. ELDRED Tags: Pop and Rock Music Fentanyl Prince (1958- ) Opioids and Opiates Minnesota Drug Abuse and Traffic Schulenberg, Michael T (1969- ) Crime and Criminals Source Type: news

Hans Asperger Aided Nazi Child Euthanasia, Study Says
The autism researcher collaborated with the Third Reich and actively assisted in the killing of disabled children, a new report says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CEYLAN YEGINSU Tags: Holocaust and the Nazi Era Asperger's Syndrome Disabilities Intellectual Disabilities Doctors Research Austria Herwig Czech Hans Asperger Vienna (Austria) Source Type: news

No Criminal Charges in Prince ’ s Overdose Death
The authorities in Minnesota said that no one would be prosecuted in the musician ’ s 2016 death from a fentanyl overdose, though a doctor will pay a civil settlement. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JOE COSCARELLI and SHEILA M. ELDRED Tags: Pop and Rock Music Fentanyl Prince (1958- ) Opioids and Opiates Minnesota Drug Abuse and Traffic Schulenberg, Michael T (1969- ) Crime and Criminals Source Type: news

Nazi Links of Hans Asperger, Autism Research Pioneer, Prompt Consternation
The Austrian doctor collaborated with the Third Reich and actively assisted in the killing of disabled children, a new report says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CEYLAN YEGINSU Tags: Holocaust and the Nazi Era Asperger's Syndrome Disabilities Intellectual Disabilities Doctors Research Austria Herwig Czech Hans Asperger Vienna (Austria) Source Type: news

Matter: Bodies Remodeled for a Life at Sea
The Bajau, who spend most of their time on the ocean, are among the best divers in the world. Evolution is remaking them, a new study finds. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARL ZIMMER Tags: Genetics and Heredity Evolution (Biology) Diving and Divers Spleen Archaeology and Anthropology Cell (Journal) University of California, Berkeley University of Copenhagen Nielsen, Rasmus Far East, South and Southeast Asia and Pacific Are Source Type: news

E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce Expands to 16 States
At least 53 people have been infected so far, and more than half have been hospitalized. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NIRAJ CHOKSHI Tags: Food Contamination and Poisoning Lettuce E Coli (Bacteria) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Yuma (Ariz) Source Type: news

What #MeToo Means to Teenagers
While the “ Me Too ” movement has largely focused on adults, sexual harassment can leave deep and lasting scars on children and teens too. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: WENDY LU Tags: Athletics and Sports Sexual Harassment Education (K-12) Women and Girls Children and Childhood #MeToo Movement Psychology and Psychologists Dating and Relationships Discrimination Youth Social Media Source Type: news

Frenchman Is First in World to Get 2 Full Face Transplants
J é r ô me Hamon, a bookseller who has a genetic disease, underwent a second transplant after his body rejected the first because he had taken an antibiotic for a cold. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TANGUY GARREL-JAFFRELOT Tags: Face Transplants Paris (France) Jerome Hamon Laurent Lantieri Source Type: news

As Opioid Prescriptions Fall, Prescriptions for Drugs to Treat Addiction Rise
New data suggests progress in efforts to curb the epidemic but raises questions about whether tightened prescribing may be leading some people to heroin and fentanyl. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Pain-Relieving Drugs Opioids and Opiates Addiction (Psychology) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Source Type: news

Chinese Doctor Arrested, Then Applauded, for Criticizing a Popular Elixir
A doctor who suggested an alcohol-based tonic was dangerous was detained for 3 months, and then freed as a public hero. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRIS BUCKLEY and KAROLINE KAN Tags: Advertising and Marketing Freedom of Speech and Expression Tencent Holdings Ltd WeChat (Mobile App) Inner Mongolia Guangzhou (China) Source Type: news

Concussions May Increase the Risk for Parkinson ’ s Disease
Traumatic brain injuries may lead to the development of Parkinson ’ s disease, a new study suggests. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Parkinson's Disease Dementia Brain Concussions Traumatic Brain Injury Source Type: news

Married People Less Likely to Die From Melanoma
People who were married were more likely than single people to have melanoma detected in the earlier, more treatable, stages. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Skin Cancer Marriages Melanomas Single Persons Deaths (Fatalities) Source Type: news

Phys Ed: To Slash Your Risk of Heart Disease, Keep Moving
Aerobic fitness can halve the likelihood of developing heart disease, no matter how worrisome your genetic profile. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Exercise Genetics and Heredity Heart DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Source Type: news

Nuts May Be Good for the Heart, but Are Hardly a Miracle Food
Eating nuts was tied to a lower risk for atrial fibrillation, but may not lower the risk of heart attacks or strokes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Nuts Heart Oils and Fats Source Type: news

Mind: Antidepressants and Withdrawal: Readers Tell Their Stories
Nearly 9,000 readers wrote to The Times to talk about their use of antidepressants. Here ’ s what we learned. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Depression (Mental) Mental Health and Disorders Anxiety and Stress Antidepressants Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Brain Advertising and Marketing Prozac (Drug) New York Times Source Type: news

We ’ re Bad at Evaluating Risk. How Doctors Can Help.
What to do when we don ’ t know what to do. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DHRUV KHULLAR Tags: Medicine and Health Tests (Medical) Research Source Type: news

We ’ re Bad at Evaluating Risk: How Doctors Can Help
What to do when we don ’ t know what to do. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DHRUV KHULLAR Tags: Medicine and Health Tests (Medical) Research Source Type: news

Lung Cancer Patients Live Longer With Immune Therapy
Adding immunotherapy to standard chemo treatments can halve the risk of death for people with the most common type of lung cancer, a new study shows. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Immune System Lung Cancer Immunotherapy Chemotherapy American Assn for Cancer Research Merck & Company Inc Source Type: news

Personal Health: Weighing the Pros and Cons of Statins
Statins are often given to healthy people to prevent a potentially devastating problem, so some patients object to taking them. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Statins (Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs) Heart Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Preventive Medicine Source Type: news

Basics: You Share Everything With Your Bestie. Even Brain Waves.
Scientists have made astonishing discoveries about the nature and evolution of friendship. Without it, humans suffer significant physical and emotional damage. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NATALIE ANGIER Tags: Friendship Animals Mental Health and Disorders Brain Dartmouth College Nature Communications (Journal) Source Type: news

Friendship ’ s Dark Side: ‘ We Need a Common Enemy ’
Friendship generally is regarded as an unalloyed good. But scientists have found it also can be a conspiracy, a way to separate “ us ” from “ them. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NATALIE ANGIER Tags: Friendship Discrimination Christakis, Nicholas A Source Type: news