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The New Health Care: The Cookie Crumbles: A Retracted Study Points to a Larger Truth
Getting people to eat better is difficult. So is doing research about it, which is why skepticism is important. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AARON E. CARROLL Tags: Diet and Nutrition Research Children and Childhood JAMA Pediatrics (Journal) Source Type: news

Personal Health: Buckle Up a Helmet to Save a Life
Head injuries account for three-fourths of the nearly 700-plus bicycle deaths that occur each year. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Traffic Accidents and Safety Bicycles and Bicycling Helmets Source Type: news

The Checkup: Pediatricians ’ New Germ-Control Advice: Bring Your Own Toys
The American Academy of Pediatrics has a new policy on how to minimize passing germs around the doctor ’ s office. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Children and Childhood Hygiene and Cleanliness Vaccination and Immunization Toys Influenza Source Type: news

W.H.O. Removes Robert Mugabe as ‘ Good-Will Ambassador ’
A storm of criticism had greeted the appointment of the Zimbabwe ’ s leader this past week. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: YONETTE JOSEPH Tags: Politics and Government World Health Organization Mugabe, Robert Zimbabwe Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Source Type: news

W.H.O. Removes Mugabe as ‘ Good-Will Ambassador ’
A storm of criticism had greeted the appointment of the Zimbabwe ’ s leader this past week. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: YONETTE JOSEPH Tags: Politics and Government World Health Organization Mugabe, Robert Zimbabwe Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Source Type: news

Undocumented 17-Year-Old Must Delay Abortion, Court Rules
The ruling, which gave the federal government 11 days to find a sponsor to take custody of the teenager, could put her health at risk, doctors said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINA CARON Tags: Abortion Pregnancy and Childbirth American Civil Liberties Union Health and Human Services Department Decisions and Verdicts Immigration Detention Illegal Immigration Source Type: news

After Making Mugabe a ‘ Good-Will Ambassador, ’ W.H.O. Chief Is ‘ Rethinking ’ It
The decision outraged medical professionals, rights groups and others who took to social media to call it an “ insult ” and “ a sick joke. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: YONETTE JOSEPH Tags: Mugabe, Robert Zimbabwe World Health Organization Human Rights and Human Rights Violations Tedros Ghebreyesu United Nations Source Type: news

Trump Rules: Why Has the E.P.A. Shifted on Toxic Chemicals? An Industry Insider Helps Call the Shots
A scientist who worked for the chemical industry now shapes policy on hazardous chemicals. Within the E.P.A., there is fear that public health is at risk. (At right, a signing ceremony for new rules on toxic chemicals.) (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ERIC LIPTON Tags: Hazardous and Toxic Substances Water Pollution Chemicals Pesticides American Chemistry Council Environmental Protection Agency Hudson (Mich) Source Type: news

The E.P.A. ’ s Top 10 Toxic Threats, and Industry ’ s Pushback
The Environmental Protection Agency published a list of potential threats it would evaluate first under a new law. Interest groups are lining up in opposition. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ERIC LIPTON Tags: Environmental Protection Agency American Chemistry Council Hazardous and Toxic Substances Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Asbestos Chemicals Cancer Source Type: news

TRUMP RULES: Why Is the E.P.A. Soft on Toxic Chemicals? An Industry Insider Gets Her Way
A scientist who worked for the chemical industry now dictates policy on hazardous chemicals. Within the E.P.A., there is fear that public health is at risk. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ERIC LIPTON Tags: Hazardous and Toxic Substances Water Pollution Chemicals Pesticides American Chemistry Council Environmental Protection Agency Hudson (Mich) Source Type: news

W.H.O. Names Mugabe a ‘ Good-Will Ambassador, ’ and the World Balks
The decision outraged medical professionals, rights groups and others who took to social media to call it an “ insult ” and “ a sick joke. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: YONETTE JOSEPH Tags: Mugabe, Robert Zimbabwe World Health Organization Human Rights and Human Rights Violations Tedros Ghebreyesu United Nations Source Type: news

Memoir of Growing Up Fat Forces France to Look in the Mirror
Gabrielle Deydier ’ s plaintive account and sociological study exposes the many ways the obese face censure and insensitivity. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ALISSA J. RUBIN Tags: Obesity Deydier, Gabrielle France Hiring and Promotion Weight On Ne Nait Pas Grosse (Book) Women and Girls Source Type: news

I.R.S. Says It Will Reject Tax Returns that Lack Health Insurance Disclosure
The agency says it won ’ t accept individual tax returns that don ’ t meet requirements under the Affordable Care Act. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: REED ABELSON Tags: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Federal Taxes (US) Internal Revenue Service Trump, Donald J United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

Mind: How Fiction Becomes Fact on Social Media
Platforms like Facebook and Twitter offer up memes designed to feel real, if only for an instant — long enough for our minds to make a false connection. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Rumors and Misinformation Computers and the Internet Social Media News and News Media Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates Psychology and Psychologists Facebook Inc Twitter Source Type: news

Playboy to Feature Its First Transgender Playmate
Although Ines Rau will be the first transgender Playmate, Playboy has featured transgender women before. Cooper Hefner said the move fit with the brand ’ s philosophy. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAYA SALAM Tags: Transgender and Transsexuals Playboy Magazine Rau, Ines Hefner, Cooper Hefner, Hugh Magazines Source Type: news

During Labor, Lie Down
Many doctors recommend that women in labor sit upright or walk to speed things along. But the best bet may be to lie on your side. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news

Global Health: The Long War on Polio, as Recalled by Its Generals
“ Coffee With Polio Experts ” videos may be amateurish, but they are full of insights explaining why polio eradication has been such a struggle. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Poliomyelitis Vaccination and Immunization World Health Organization Source Type: news

Ask Well: Why Are Hearing Aids So Expensive?
Experts don ’ t know exactly why hearing aids are still so costly, but under a new law, the cost should soon be coming down. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KAREN WEINTRAUB Tags: Ears and Hearing Hearing Aids Law and Legislation Labeling and Labels (Product) Medicare Source Type: news

New Study Casts Doubt on Diagnosis of Adult-Onset A.D.H.D.
Adults said to develop symptoms of A.D.H.D. may instead have substance abuse or mood problems, researchers concluded. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Children and Childhood Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Mental Health and Disorders Source Type: news

Take a Number: Women Are More Likely to Address High Blood Pressure
Men and women develop hypertension at roughly the same rates, but men do not get it under control until much later in life, researchers find. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Blood Pressure Hypertension Women and Girls Statistics Minorities Source Type: news

Ebola ’ s Legacy: Children With Cataracts
Cataracts usually afflict the old, but doctors in Africa have been shocked to find them in Ebola survivors as young as five. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Eyes and Eyesight Ebola Virus Cataracts Immune System Emory University New England Journal of Medicine United Methodist Church Crozier, Ian Freetown (Sierra Leone) Guinea Liberia Source Type: news

F.D.A. Approves Second Gene-Altering Treatment for Cancer
The treatment will be for adults with aggressive non-Hodgkin ’ s lymphoma when chemotherapy has failed. It re-engineers a patient ’ s own cells to fight cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Immune System Genetic Engineering Chemotherapy Cancer Tumors Food and Drug Administration National Cancer Institute Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Brigham and Women's Hospital Novartis AG Rosenberg, Steven A Kite Pharma Gilead Source Type: news

7 Million American Men Carry Cancer-Causing HPV
The incidence of mouth and throat cancers caused by the human papillomavirus in men has now surpassed the incidence of HPV-related cervical cancers in women. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Head and Neck Cancer Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Sexually Transmitted Diseases Throat Smoking and Tobacco Men and Boys Vaccination and Immunization Infections Source Type: news

Lack of Sleep Tied to Diabetes in Pregnancy
Women who slept less than 6.25 hours a night were almost three times as likely to have gestational diabetes as those who slept more. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Diabetes Sleep Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news

Lack of Sleep Tied to Diabetes of Pregnancy
Women who slept less than 6.25 hours a night were almost three times as likely to have gestational diabetes as those who slept more. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Diabetes Sleep Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news

Anthem Joins With CVS to Start Its Own Pharmacy Business
The move is another shake-up in the pharmacy benefits manager industry, and deals a blow to Express Scripts. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: REED ABELSON Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Health Insurance and Managed Care Anthem Inc CVS Caremark Corporation Express Scripts Inc Source Type: news

Phys Ed: Concussions in Teenagers Tied to Multiple Sclerosis Risk
A large-scale new study found that concussions in adolescents can increase the risk of later developing multiple sclerosis. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Athletics and Sports Concussions Multiple Sclerosis Sports Injuries Teenagers and Adolescence Source Type: news

Public Health: Trump ’ s Attack on Insurer ‘ Gravy Train ’ Could Actually Help a Lot of Consumers
State regulators and insurers have found a way to funnel more federal money into the markets and protect consumers from big rate hikes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Federal Aid (US) United States Politics and Government Trump, Donald J Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Source Type: news

2 Senators Strike Deal on Health Subsidies That Trump Cut Off
A plan by Senators Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Patty Murray of Washington to fund health subsidies for low-income consumers won President Trump ’ s backing. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: THOMAS KAPLAN and ROBERT PEAR Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Alexander, Lamar Murray, Patty United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

2 Senators Have Deal on Health Subsidies That Trump Cut Off
The plan by the two senators, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Patty Murray of Washington, would fund the subsidies that President Trump said he would cut off. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: THOMAS KAPLAN Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Alexander, Lamar Murray, Patty United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

A Diabetes Monitor That Spares the Fingers
The device helps me control my glucose without pricking my fingers to test drops of blood. I buy it overseas, but it ’ s coming to America. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LARISSA ZIMBEROFF Tags: Diabetes Sensors Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news

Google Maps Pulls Calorie-Counting Feature After Criticism
The app told users how many calories they would burn by walking instead of driving, but was criticized as dangerous to people with eating disorders. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DANIEL VICTOR Tags: Calories Eating Disorders Mental Health and Disorders Weight Google Maps Google Inc National Eating Disorders Assn Source Type: news

Can Fathers Have Postpartum Depression?
A growing body of research has given rise to the idea that you don ’ t have to give birth to develop the “ baby blues. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DOUGLAS QUENQUA Tags: Mental Health and Disorders Anxiety and Stress Testosterone Depression (Mental) Estrogen Hormones Parenting Women and Girls Psychology and Psychologists Men and Boys Source Type: news

Patents For Restasis Are Invalidated, Opening Door to Generics
The ruling, by a federal judge in Texas, is a setback for Allergan, which had transferred the patents to a Mohawk tribe in order to protect them. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATIE THOMAS Tags: Inventions and Patents Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Generic Brands and Products Allergan Inc Patent and Trademark Office (US) Source Type: news

Covering Condoms: A Notoriously Slippery Subject
Condoms are almost guaranteed giggle-inducers, so reporting about a new line available in 60 different sizes was a bit of a balancing act. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAM BELLUCK Tags: Condoms Custom-Fit Sex Sexually Transmitted Diseases Source Type: news

7 Million American Men Carry Cancer-Causing HPV Virus
The incidence of mouth and throat cancers caused by the human papilloma virus in men has now surpassed the incidence of HPV-related cervical cancers in women. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Head and Neck Cancer Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Sexually Transmitted Diseases Throat Smoking and Tobacco Men and Boys Vaccination and Immunization Infections Source Type: news

Trilobites: Fish Depression Is Not a Joke
Fish can get depressed, just like you, and that could make them a good model organism for studying depression in people. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: HEATHER MURPHY Tags: Depression (Mental) Anxiety and Stress Mental Health and Disorders Fish and Other Marine Life Antidepressants Source Type: news

On Health, de Blasio Focuses on Crises and Inequality
The mayor has calmed fears related to Ebola and the Zika viruses, and pushed a mental health program called ThriveNYC. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARC SANTORA Tags: Hospitals Ebola Virus Area Planning and Renewal Zika Virus Politics and Government Health and Mental Hygiene Department (NYC) Long Island College Hospital de Blasio, Bill New York City Source Type: news

Raising Concerns About a Widely Used Test to Measure Fertility
New research shows that the number of eggs a woman has left doesn ’ t necessarily predict her ability to conceive naturally. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINA CARON Tags: Infertility Hormones Pregnancy and Childbirth Journal of the American Medical Assn Women and Girls Steiner, Anne Z Source Type: news

The New Health Care: How a Healthy Economy Can Shorten Life Spans
In general, prosperity brings better health. But economic booms are also associated with air pollution, stress and car accidents. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Medicine and Health Recession and Depression Air Pollution Deaths (Fatalities) Unemployment Source Type: news

Personal Health: Choosing the Best Moisturizer for Your Skin
How to select a moisturizer likely to be effective and unlikely to cause an unwanted reaction. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Skin Allergies Cosmetics and Toiletries Perfumes and Fragrances Labeling and Labels (Product) Itching Source Type: news

The Checkup: Literacy Builds Life Skills as Well as Language Skills
It ’ s wrong to think about literacy as just one restricted developmental zone. Reading is about so much more than decoding print. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Children and Childhood Reading and Writing Skills (Education) Parenting Education (K-12) Babies and Infants Families and Family Life Source Type: news

A Gun to His Head as a Child. In Prison as an Adult.
Taking childhood trauma into account means asking inmates ‘ What happened to you? ’ instead of ‘ What is wrong with you? ’ (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AUDRA D.S. BURCH Tags: Prisons and Prisoners Child Abuse and Neglect Drug Abuse and Traffic Mental Health and Disorders Source Type: news

Global Health: In Early Results, Shorter Treatment for Tuberculosis Proves Effective
A nine-month course of treatment seems to work as well as a longer regimen to cure drug-resistant tuberculosis, a growing threat to global health. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Tuberculosis Antibiotics Clinical Trials World Health Organization Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Source Type: news

Earthquakes! Fires! Shootings! Storms! How Tech Can Help Ease ‘ Disaster Fatigue ’
Experts say there are steps you can take to help fight the sadness and anxiety that a stream of bad news may be causing. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JENNIFER JOLLY Tags: Mobile Applications Anxiety and Stress News and News Media Mental Health and Disorders Social Media Therapy and Rehabilitation Computers and the Internet Smartphones Depression (Mental) Source Type: news

Your Money Adviser: The Benefits (and the Catch) of Health Savings Accounts
H.S.A.s offer a triple tax benefit, and if you change jobs, the H.S.A. moves with you. But they ’ re available only with high-deductible health insurance plans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANN CARRNS Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Personal Finances Source Type: news

Ask Well: How Do People Die From Diabetes?
While untreated diabetes itself can be deadly, complications from the disease such as heart attacks are a more common cause of death. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Diabetes Heart Coma Cholesterol Deaths (Fatalities) Source Type: news

The New Old Age: Wringing Cash From Life Insurance
Life-settlement providers purchase policies from older people who want the money now. Sometimes that ’ s a good idea — and sometimes not. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAULA SPAN Tags: Life Insurance Elderly Longevity Source Type: news

Trump to Scrap Critical Health Care Subsidies, Hitting Obamacare Again
President Trump is expected to scrap critical health insurance subsidies on Friday, a day after he signed an executive order undermining the Affordable Care Act. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR, MAGGIE HABERMAN and REED ABELSON Tags: United States Politics and Government Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Executive Orders and Memorandums Trump, Donald J Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news

House Ethics Office Says New York Congressman May Have Violated Rules
An inquiry centered on actions by a New York Congressman who is a majority stockholder in a biotech company. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATIE THOMAS and SHEILA KAPLAN Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) United States Politics and Government Stocks and Bonds Multiple Sclerosis Insider Trading House of Representatives Innate Immunotherapeutics Ltd Price, Thomas E (1954- ) Source Type: news