What to Know About Xolair and Food Allergies
The drug does not completely prevent reactions, but it can reduce the risks posed by trace amounts of food allergens. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 25, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: your-feed-science Allergies Food Children and Childhood Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Immune System Clinical Trials Research Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news

Drug Drastically Reduces Children ’s Reactions to Traces of Food Allergens
Xolair cuts the risk of dangerous reactions after exposure to minute amounts of allergens, researchers reported. But children taking it still must avoid risky foods. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 25, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: your-feed-science Allergies Food Peanuts Children and Childhood Research Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Immune System Eggs Milk Clinical Trials American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology New England Journal of Medicine Genentech Source Type: news

Severe Frostbite Gets a Treatment That May Prevent Amputation
The F.D.A. recently approved the first therapy for patients in danger of losing their toes, fingers and other exposed parts of the body. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 24, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matt Richtel Tags: Amputation Homeless Persons Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Research Frostbite Gangrene Cold and Cold Spells Food and Drug Administration New England Journal of Medicine your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

As Medicaid Shrinks, Clinics for the Poor Are Trying to Survive
The end of a pandemic-era policy that barred states from pushing people off Medicaid is threatening the financial stability of the U.S. safety net. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 24, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Noah Weiland and Desiree Rios Tags: your-feed-science Medicaid Poverty Children and Childhood Texas Tyler (Tex) United States Bethesda Pediatrics Source Type: news

I ’m a Retired Neurologist. Should I Tell Someone I Think She Has Parkinson’s?
The magazine ’s Ethicist columnist on whether it’s appropriate to offer an unsolicited medical diagnosis. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 23, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kwame Anthony Appiah Tags: Ethics (Personal) internal-sub-only-nl Tests (Medical) Parkinson ' s Disease Doctors Source Type: news

Major Embryo Shipping Company Halts Business in Alabama
The decision means I.V.F. patients who want to transfer frozen embryos to another state may not be able to do so. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 23, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Kliff Tags: Embryos (Human) Decisions and Verdicts Supreme Courts (State) In Vitro Fertilization Infertility Cryoport Alabama Source Type: news

Abortion Laws, Accidents and Lax Rules Now Imperil Fertility Industry
Fertility clinics are routinely sued by patients for errors that destroy embryos, as happened in Alabama. An effort to define them legally as “unborn children” has raised the stakes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 23, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Azeen Ghorayshi and Sarah Kliff Tags: your-feed-science Suits and Litigation (Civil) Decisions and Verdicts Abortion Embryos (Human) In Vitro Fertilization Law and Legislation Supreme Courts (State) Infertility Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Reproduction (Biologic Source Type: news

Accidents, Lax Rules and Abortion Laws Now Imperil Fertility Industry
Fertility clinics are routinely sued by patients for errors that destroy embryos, as happened in Alabama. An effort to define them legally as “unborn children” has raised the stakes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 23, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Azeen Ghorayshi and Sarah Kliff Tags: your-feed-science Suits and Litigation (Civil) Decisions and Verdicts Abortion Embryos (Human) In Vitro Fertilization Law and Legislation Supreme Courts (State) Infertility Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Reproduction (Biologic Source Type: news

Roger Guillemin, 100, Nobel-Winning Scientist Stirred by Rivalries, Dies
In the race to identify the hormones used to control bodily functions, he battled with his former partner. They later shared the glory. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 23, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Wade Tags: Roger Guillemin Deaths (Obituaries) Research Nobel Prizes Hormones Salk Institute Andrew Schally Source Type: news

NY AG Urges Stricter Asthma Drug Warnings Due to Children ’s Mental Health Risks
The A.G., Letitia James, called on the F.D.A. to redouble efforts to alert doctors about potential side effects of Singulair and to consider discouraging use of the drug for children. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Jewett and Benjamin Mueller Tags: Children and Childhood Attorneys General Asthma Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Allergies Food and Drug Administration New York Times James, Letitia your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Abortion Shield Laws: A New War Between the States
Doctors in six states where abortion is legal are using new laws to send abortion pills to tens of thousands of women in states where it is illegal. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pam Belluck Tags: Abortion Law and Legislation States (US) Mifeprex (RU-486) Abortion Drugs Women and Girls Telemedicine Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Conservatism (US Politics) State Legislatures Attorneys General Source Type: news

Menthol Cigarette Bans Can Reduce Smoking Rates, Study Finds
As public health groups pressure the Biden administration to impose a ban on menthol cigarettes, research suggests similar moves in other countries have led to lower smoking rates. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Jewett Tags: Medicine and Health United States Politics and Government Polls and Public Opinion Menthol Research Altria Group Inc Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids European Union Biden, Joseph R Jr Johnson, Derrick (1968- ) Food and Drug Administratio Source Type: news

Hydeia Broadbent, H.I.V. and AIDS Activist, Dies at 39
Born with H.I.V. in 1984, she began raising awareness about the virus and AIDS as a child. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Orlando Mayorquin Tags: Deaths (Obituaries) Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Israel ’s War in Gaza Could Lead to 85,000 More Deaths in 6 Months
Even under the most optimistic scenario, an immediate cease-fire, an additional 6,500 Gazans could perish, scientists estimated. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephanie Nolen Tags: Disease Rates Deaths (Fatalities) Defense and Military Forces Civilian Casualties Epidemics Johns Hopkins University Israel Gaza Strip Source Type: news

Alabama Says Embryos in a Lab Are Children. What Are the Implications?
A ruling by the state ’s Supreme Court could change common practices at fertility clinics in the state and possibly nationwide. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 21, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: your-feed-science Decisions and Verdicts Supreme Courts (State) Abortion Law and Legislation Embryos (Human) States (US) In Vitro Fertilization State Legislatures Infertility Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Suits and Litigati Source Type: news