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Ask Well: How Much Sugar Is in a Glass of Wine?
Winemakers may add sugar to wine to “ improve ” the taste, and sugar content can vary widely. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SOPHIE EGAN Tags: Wines Sugar Diet and Nutrition Labeling and Labels (Product) Source Type: news

McConnell May Have Been Right: It May Be Too Hard to Replace Obamacare
As the legislative realities of replacing the health law become clear, some Republicans are turning their attention to a different target: tax reform. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JENNIFER STEINHAUER and ROBERT PEAR Tags: United States Politics and Government Senate McConnell, Mitch Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicaid Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Source Type: news

Opinion: Where Will the Medical Misfits Go?
Safety-net hospitals keep us all healthy by treating the patients no one else wants. Don ’ t let Republicans destroy them. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICARDO NUILA Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Hospitals Medicaid Houston (Tex) Source Type: news

Judge Orders UPS to Pay $247 Million for Illegally Shipping Cigarettes
A federal judge in Manhattan said UPS needed to pay a “ very significant award ” to curb future conduct and to send a message to company executives. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MATTHEW HAAG Tags: New York City New York State United Parcel Service Inc Smoking and Tobacco Suits and Litigation (Civil) Source Type: news

Michael Bliss, Historian Who Dispelled Myths of Insulin ’ s Discovery, Dies at 76
Professor Bliss unraveled the story behind the discovery of the hormone, which transformed diabetes from a death sentence into a manageable condition. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: IAN AUSTEN Tags: Deaths (Obituaries) Bliss, Michael Insulin Writing and Writers Source Type: news

A Quarter of U.S. Babies With Zika-Related Birth Defects Were Born in New York
New data from the health department reveals that 32 infants were born in the city to 402 women infected with the virus, all in travel-related cases. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARC SANTORA Tags: Zika Virus Travel Warnings New York City Microcephaly Pregnancy and Childbirth Birth Defects Source Type: news

Vocations: Finding Meaning in Health Crises
A hospital chaplain counsels people in the throes of medical emergencies, unexpected diagnoses and end-of-life decisions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ELIZABETH OLSON Tags: Hospitals Chaplains Death and Dying NYU Winthrop Hospital Source Type: news

Half of U.S. Babies With Zika-Related Defects Were Born in New York
New data from the health department reveals that 32 infants were born in the city to 402 women infected with the virus, all in travel-related cases. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARC SANTORA Tags: Zika Virus Travel Warnings New York City Microcephaly Pregnancy and Childbirth Birth Defects Source Type: news

Surprise for a Mother Who Helped Her Paralyzed Son in Every Class
Judy O ’ Connor was by her son ’ s side throughout his studies at Chapman University, in Orange, Calif. On Saturday, she was awarded an honorary M.B.A. degree. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAYA SALAM Tags: Awards, Decorations and Honors Disabilities Chapman University Commencement Speeches Los Angeles (Calif) Colleges and Universities Source Type: news

Take a Walk Down Memory Lane. It Can Be Healthy.
We ’ ve learned a lot about nostalgia, what triggers it and how it works. (Caution for readers of a certain age: sentimental songs and videos ahead.) (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MATT STEVENS Tags: Emotions Research Psychology and Psychologists Happiness Source Type: news

Feature: How Amanda Chantal Bacon Perfected the Celebrity Wellness Business
Deciphering the rise of a lifestyle guru who sells self-absorption as the ultimate luxury product. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MOLLY YOUNG Tags: Sustainable Living Bacon, Amanda Chantal Los Angeles (Calif) Health Foods Celebrities Alternative and Complementary Medicine Paltrow, Gwyneth Source Type: news

Op-ed Contributor: Get Married, Get Healthy? Maybe Not
A new study challenges the myth that marriage is a magic potion. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BELLA DEPAULO Tags: Marriages Single Persons Divorce, Separations and Annulments Source Type: news

Op-ed Contributor: Get Married, Get Healthy? Maybe Not.
A new study challenges the myth that marriage is a magic potion. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BELLA DEPAULO Tags: Marriages Single Persons Divorce, Separations and Annulments Source Type: news

Amy Reed, Doctor Who Fought a Risky Medical Procedure, Dies at 44
Dr. Reed and her husband turned a personal calamity into a crusade to spare other women from the medical procedure that harmed her. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Deaths (Obituaries) Medical Devices Brigham and Women's Hospital Dr. Amy J. Reed Fibroids Harvard Medical School Source Type: news

Public Health: C.B.O. Has Clear Message About Losers in House Health Bill
The Congressional Budget Office ’ s assessment of the House ’ s health bill predicts dysfunctional markets for about one-sixth of the population. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Congressional Budget Office Budgets and Budgeting Federal Budget (US) United States Politics and Government Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Source Type: news

Trump ’ s Pick for Mental Health ‘ Czar ’ Highlights Rift
Elinore F. McCance-Katz has promoted drug and hospital treatment as paths to wellness, leaving some who emphasize community and family support skeptical. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY and SHERI FINK Tags: McCance-Katz, Elinore F. Appointments and Executive Changes Health and Human Services Department Mental Health and Disorders Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Alliance on Mental Illness Source Type: news

Rare Gene Mutations Inspire New Heart Drugs
Some people carry gene mutations that leave them nearly impervious to heart attacks. Learning how these mutations work has led to a novel experimental treatment. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Genetics and Heredity Triglycerides Heart Cholesterol Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Source Type: news

G.O.P. Health Bill Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured in a Decade, C.B.O. Says
The budget office ’ s report also found that the bill would reduce the federal deficit by $119 billion over a decade, less than the $150 billion in savings projected for an earlier version of the bill. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Congressional Budget Office Source Type: news

The G.O.P. Health Plan: What Are High-Risk Pools?
Reporter Margot Sanger-Katz examines high-risk pools, the controversy at the heart of the health care debate. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medicine and Health Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news

How the GOP Health Plan Would Treat the Sick
Reporter Margot Sanger-Katz examines high-risk pools, the controversy at the heart of the health care debate. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medicine and Health Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news

High-Fiber Diet Tied to Less Knee Arthritis
As fiber intake increased, the prevalence of knee osteoarthritis decreased, a new analysis found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Fiber (Dietary) Diet and Nutrition Knees Arthritis Osteoarthritis Pain Source Type: news

Put Your Baby in a Box? Experts Advise Caution
The free cardboard boxes, which double as a baby ’ s first bed, aren ’ t regulated and have not been proven to reduce infant mortality. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RACHEL RABKIN PEACHMAN Tags: Babies and Infants Infant Mortality Consumer Protection Baby Box Co, The Source Type: news

Meditation for Real Life: How to Be Mindful While Swimming
By swimming mindfully, we can transform routine lap sessions into an immersive form of moving meditation. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DAVID GELLES Tags: Water Swimming Meditation Source Type: news

Phys Ed: A 1-Hour Walk, 3 Times a Week, Has Benefits for Dementia
Regular, brisk walks improved thinking skills in older people with a common form of age-related memory loss. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Alzheimer's Disease Brain Dementia Exercise Elderly Blood Pressure Memory Walking Source Type: news

Public Health: How to Read the C.B.O. Score of the Health Bill Like an Expert
Four things that health care experts will be looking for in today ’ s health care analysis, and what they think it will say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Congressional Budget Office Health Insurance and Managed Care Budgets and Budgeting Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Source Type: news

Cuts to AIDS Treatment Programs Could Cost a Million Lives
Researchers said at least one million people would die worldwide if the Trump administration ’ s proposed funding cuts to public health programs were enacted. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GARDINER HARRIS Tags: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Foreign Aid United States International Relations Trump, Donald J Africa Source Type: news

Why Chocolate May Be Good for the Heart
Eating chocolate may lower the risk for atrial fibrillation, the irregular heartbeat that can lead to stroke and heart failure. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Chocolate Heart Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

W.H.O. Elects Ethiopia ’ s Tedros as First Director General From Africa
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia was chosen after two rounds of voting in a closed session of world health ministers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. and NICK CUMMING-BRUCE Tags: Epidemics World Health Organization Source Type: news

Warmer Weather Brings More Infections After Surgery
The risk of developing an infection at the site of a surgical wound increases during the summer months. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Surgery and Surgeons Weather Infections Source Type: news

W.H.O. Elects Ethiopia ’ s Tedros as New Director General
Tedros Adhanom Gheybreysus of Ethiopia was chosen after two rounds of voting in a closed session by 185 health ministers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. and NICK CUMMING-BRUCE Tags: Epidemics World Health Organization Source Type: news

Global Health: A Global Health Scorecard Finds U.S. Lacking
By a new metric that takes into account economic means, some countries are making surprising gains in health, while the United States lags behind. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Medicine and Health Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation Vaccination and Immunization Death and Dying Source Type: news

U.S. Forests Shifting With Climate Change
A warmer, wetter climate is helping push dozens of Eastern U.S. trees to the north and, surprisingly, west, a new study finds. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tags: Forests and Forestry Global Warming Source Type: news

Trilobites: These Baby Mice Were Born From Sperm That Went to Space
Although tests did find slightly increased DNA damage, compared with freeze-dried earth sperm, the space version did the job when it came to fertilizing eggs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Mice International Space Station Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Sperm Space and Astronomy Japan Source Type: news

Trilobites: Freeze-Dried Mouse Sperm Survives Trip in Space
Although tests did find slightly increased DNA damage, compared with freeze-dried earth sperm, the space version did the job when it came to fertilizing eggs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Mice International Space Station Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Sperm Space and Astronomy Japan Source Type: news

Some Social Scientists Are Tired of Asking for Permission
New federal rules may make it easier for researchers to conduct behavioral experiments. Critics worry that academics cannot judge whether their studies are harmful. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATE MURPHY Tags: Research Psychology and Psychologists Ethics and Official Misconduct Chronicle of Higher Education Office for Human Research Protections Health and Human Services Department Source Type: news

Trump Seeks Delay of Ruling on Health Law Subsidies, Prolonging Uncertainty
The request could further destabilize insurance markets just as insurers are developing rates and deciding whether to participate in 2018. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR Tags: United States Politics and Government Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Health Insurance and Managed Care Trump, Donald J Collyer, Rosemary M Health and Human Services Department Congressional Budget Office Federal Aid (US) Source Type: news

Matter: In ‘ Enormous Success, ’ Scientists Tie 52 Genes to Human Intelligence
The genes account for just a tiny fraction of the variation in test scores, experts say. Many are yet to be found, and environmental factors are also greatly important. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARL ZIMMER Tags: Intelligence and Intelligence Tests (IQ) Genetics and Heredity DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Brain Source Type: news

Take a Number: Nearly 20 Million Have Gained Health Insurance Since 2010
The number of Americans without health insurance has fallen drastically since passage of the Affordable Care Act. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care National Center for Health Statistics Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Source Type: news

The Checkup: The Science of Adolescent Sleep
Sleep deprivation is linked to behavioral and mental health problems and car accident risk, experts say, and starting school later could help. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Teenagers and Adolescence Sleep Driver Distraction and Fatigue Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Personal Health: The Worst Fat in the Food Supply
Trans fat bans led to fewer heart attacks and strokes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Trans Fatty Acids Oils and Fats Cholesterol Labeling and Labels (Product) Heart Food Source Type: news

The New Health Care: As Pollen Counts Rise, Test Scores Fall
What we breathe affects how well we perform at school or work, research shows. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Medicine and Health Tests and Examinations Allergies Air Pollution Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Should You Reschedule That SAT? As Pollen Counts Rise, Test Scores Can Fall
What we breathe affects how well we perform at school or work, research shows. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Medicine and Health Tests and Examinations Allergies Air Pollution Source Type: news

Pediatricians Say No Fruit Juice in Child ’ s First Year
The American Academy of Pediatrics says that many parents wrongly believe that fruit juice is good for children. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS Tags: Juices Diet and Nutrition American Academy of Pediatrics Children and Childhood Source Type: news

A Vital Drug Runs Low, Though Its Base Ingredient Is in Many Kitchens
Suppliers of a simple, critical medication — sodium bicarbonate solution — have run out, leaving doctors to juggle chemotherapy and postpone surgery. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATIE THOMAS Tags: Shortages Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Doctors Duke University Medical Center Food and Drug Administration Pfizer Inc Source Type: news

Over 60 and Dancing at W.N.B.A. Center Court
The Timeless Torches, a dance squad for the W.N.B.A. ’ s Liberty, lets those over 40 — many in their 60s — shake their booty on center court, breaking the tradition of the typical halftime act. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dancing Basketball New York Liberty Timeless Torches Women's National Basketball Assn Source Type: news

Over 60 and Dancing at W.N.B.A Center Court
The Timeless Torches, a dance squad for the W.N.B.A. ’ s Liberty, lets those over 40 — many in their 60s — shake their booty on center court, breaking the tradition of the typical halftime act. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dancing Basketball New York Liberty Timeless Torches Women's National Basketball Assn Source Type: news

Trump, Shouting ‘ Death Spiral, ’ Has Nudged Affordable Care Act Downward
The administration and Congress have had a hand in the instability shaking the health care program, using it to their advantage. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR Tags: United States Politics and Government Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Source Type: news

Texas House Approves New Limits on Abortion
State lawmakers backed legislation banning a second-trimester procedure and the sale or donation of fetal tissue. The measure is expected to pass in the State Senate as well. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tags: Texas Abortion State Legislatures Law and Legislation Pregnancy and Childbirth Women and Girls Source Type: news

UnitedHealth Overbilled Medicare by Billions, U.S. Says in Suit
The Justice Department said adjustments to patients ’ charts were made to reap greater payments, but the company said it broke no rules. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARY WILLIAMS WALSH Tags: UnitedHealth Group Inc Justice Department Suits and Litigation (Civil) Medicare Poehling, Benjamin Whistle-Blowers Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Source Type: news

Red Meat Increases Risk of Dying From 8 Diseases
High red meat consumption increased the rate of dying from cancer, heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, diabetes, infections, kidney disease and liver disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Meat Alzheimer's Disease Liver Heart Respiratory Diseases Diabetes Source Type: news