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Global Health: New Index Rates Drug Companies in Fight Against ‘ Superbugs ’
Glaxo and Johnson& Johnson top a new measure of how drugmakers do against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which are becoming a global emergency. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Antibiotics Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Antimicrobial Resistance World Health Organization Access to Medicines Foundation Davos (Switzerland) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Source Type: news

Science Group Ranks Evidence on E-Cigarette Safety
Vaping may help smokers quit, and are safer than conventional cigarettes, but they ’ re not risk-free, a national public health panel says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHEILA KAPLAN Tags: Smoking and Tobacco E-Cigarettes National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Source Type: news

Vaping Can Be Addictive and May Lure Teenagers to Smoking, Science Panel Concludes
A report from the National Academy of Sciences said that e-cigarettes are safer than smoking, but not quite safe, and may cause teens to take up tobacco. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHEILA KAPLAN Tags: Smoking and Tobacco Addiction (Psychology) E-Cigarettes Nicotine Food and Drug Administration National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Source Type: news

Doctor, I ’ m Going Blind. Why Won ’ t You Talk to Me?
Doctors can be excessively blunt; others say nothing at all. Either can result in confusion and suffering. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ELEANOR LEW Tags: Eyes and Eyesight Empathy Doctors Macular Degeneration Source Type: news

Do You Trust the Medical Profession?
A growing distrust could be dangerous to public health and safety. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DHRUV KHULLAR Tags: Medicine and Health Epidemics Conflicts of Interest Research Source Type: news

Global Health: Killing of Mother-Daughter Team Shakes Polio Fighters in Pakistan
The country had just eight polio cases last year. The murder of a 38-year-old woman and her 16-year-old daughter won ’ t derail vaccinations, a leader says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Poliomyelitis Guinea Worm Disease Vaccination and Immunization Rotary Clubs International Taliban Afghanistan Pakistan Source Type: news

The Checkup: Paintball, BB and Pellet Gun Injuries Pose Serious Risk to Children ’ s Eyes
Over the 23-year period of a new study, the rate of eye injuries caused by nonpowder guns increased by 168.8 percent. Experts advise eye protection. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: BB and Airsoft Guns Gun Control Firearms Sports Injuries Children and Childhood Eyes and Eyesight Accidents and Safety Paintball (Sport) Basketball Source Type: news

Diabetes in Pregnancy Raises Risk of Heart Disease
Women who have had gestational diabetes have an increased risk not only for Type 2 diabetes later in life, but for heart disease and hypertension as well. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Diabetes Pregnancy and Childbirth Obesity Heart Weight Hypertension Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Kentucky ’ s New Idea for Medicaid Access: Pass Health Literacy Course
A lot of people could do with a little more health and financial literacy, not just Medicaid recipients. But linking it to retaining medical eligibility may not make sense. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Medicaid Health Insurance and Managed Care Kentucky Source Type: news

Global Health: Killing of Mother-Daughter Team Shakes Polio Eradication Drive in Pakistan
The country had just eight cases of polio last year. The murder of a 38-year-old woman and her 16-year-old daughter will not derail vaccination efforts, a leader says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Poliomyelitis Guinea Worm Disease Vaccination and Immunization Rotary Clubs International Taliban Afghanistan Pakistan Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Twist to Kentucky ’ s Medicaid Work Rule: Pass a Course Instead
Lots of people could do with a little more health and financial literacy, not just Medicaid recipients. But linking it to retaining medical eligibility may not make sense. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Medicaid Health Insurance and Managed Care Kentucky Source Type: news

Sanofi, Facing Threat from Generics, Moves to Buy Hemophilia Drug Maker
The $11.6 billion deal for Bioverativ would bolster the French pharmaceutical giant ’ s portfolio as it faces falling sales for its diabetes drug, Lantus. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHAD BRAY Tags: Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Hemophilia Sanofi SA Brandicourt, Olivier Source Type: news

Personal Health: When a Partner Cheats
Couples that figure out how to rebuild after infidelity, rather than divorcing, often end up with stronger relationships, experts say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Marriages Adultery Dating and Relationships Divorce, Separations and Annulments Lying Sex Source Type: news

When Running Is More Than a Sport
With running in a transitional period, an apparel company ’ s advertising campaign has favored images of people who use the activity to build a community. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Running Marathon Running Advertising and Marketing Disabilities Black Girls Run Marathons With Meaning Source Type: news

1 Son, 4 Overdoses, 6 Hours
Drug deaths draw the most notice, but more addicted people live than die. For them and their families, life can be a relentless cycle of worry, hope and chaos. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATHARINE Q. SEELYE Tags: Addiction (Psychology) Opioids and Opiates Mental Health and Disorders Families and Family Life Heroin Source Type: news

Yes, People Really Are Eating Tide Pods. No, It ’ s Not Safe.
An improbable and dangerous idea promoted on the internet has become a cause for genuine concern, the authorities said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NIRAJ CHOKSHI Tags: Poisoning and Poisons Cleansers, Detergents and Soaps Fads Social Media Tide pod challenge Source Type: news

Trump Passed a Cognitive Exam. What Does That Really Mean?
The exam, called the Moca, is widely used in doctor ’ s offices, but it is not sophisticated enough to diagnose mental decline, experts say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Alzheimer's Disease Tests (Medical) Memory Elderly Dementia Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

Travel Tips: How to Make Sure You Travel with Medication Legally
Traveling with medication — even prescription drugs — isn ’ t as simple as packing it. Here ’ s how to stay on the right side of the law, anywhere you go. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TANYA MOHN Tags: Travel and Vacations Medicine and Health Source Type: news

Oral Contraceptives Reduce Risk for Ovarian and Endometrial Cancers
The effect is especially evident in smokers, the obese and those who exercise infrequently. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Smoking and Tobacco Birth Control and Family Planning Cancer Ovaries Source Type: news

: Hate Paperwork? Medicaid Recipients Will Be Drowning in It
Kentucky ’ s new Medicaid waiver will ask low-income people to jump over hurdles to keep their coverage. Evidence suggests that many will fail. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Medicaid Kentucky Health Insurance and Managed Care States (US) Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

The New Old Age: One Day Your Mind May Fade. At Least You ’ ll Have a Plan.
A doctor has developed an advance directive specifically to plan for medical care in the event of dementia. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAULA SPAN Tags: Dementia Living Wills and Health Care Proxies Elderly JAMA (Journal of American Medical Assn) Source Type: news

Ask Well: What Is the Health and Nutritional Value of Mushrooms?
Mushrooms are a “ powerhouse of nutrition ” and not a white food to be avoided, said one nutritionist. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Mushrooms Vitamins Diet and Nutrition Antioxidants Selenium (Element) Source Type: news

Trump Gives Health Workers New Religious Liberty Protections
The Trump administration announced a new “ conscience and religious freedom ” office to protect health workers who object to providing abortions or some types of contraception. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR and JEREMY W. PETERS Tags: United States Politics and Government Abortion Women's Rights Birth Control and Family Planning Health Insurance and Managed Care Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

Young Women Are Using A.D.H.D. Drugs in Greater Numbers, C.D.C. Reports
Since 2003, the percentage of women filling prescriptions for drugs like Ritalin has increased nearly fivefold in some age groups. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Women and Girls Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Pregnancy and Childbirth Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Source Type: news

: When States Add Paperwork, Even Eligible People Lose Medicaid
Kentucky ’ s new Medicaid waiver will ask low-income people to jump over hurdles to keep their coverage. Evidence suggests that many will fail. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Medicaid Kentucky Health Insurance and Managed Care States (US) Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

Reproductive Factors in Women Tied to Heart Disease and Stroke Risk
Early menarche, early menopause and miscarriage were among the factors associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Heart Menopause Miscarriages Source Type: news

The U.S. Fertility Rate Is Down, Yet More Women Are Mothers
The biggest increases have come from some groups who in the past were far less likely to have babies: the highly educated, those over 40, and women who have never been married. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CLAIRE CAIN MILLER Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Babies and Infants Polls and Public Opinion Pew Research Center Age, Chronological Source Type: news

Health Workers Who Oppose Abortion Get New Protections
The Trump administration announced a new “ conscience and religious freedom ” office to protect health workers who oppose abortion, sex-changes and some contraception. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR Tags: United States Politics and Government Abortion Women's Rights Birth Control and Family Planning Health Insurance and Managed Care Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

Yes, Lots of People Are Getting Flu Symptoms. No, This Season Isn ’ t So Unusual. Here ’ s Why.
The virus is widespread, and the vaccine is a poor match. But while some areas are hit hard, others have been spared, and deaths are not unusually common this season. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Influenza Epidemics Vaccination and Immunization Centers for Disease Control and Prevention United States Source Type: news

Yes, Lots of People Are Getting the Flu. No, This Season Isn ’ t So Unusual. Here ’ s Why.
The virus is widespread, and the vaccine is a poor match. But while some areas are hit hard, others have been spared, and deaths are not unusually common this season. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Influenza Epidemics Vaccination and Immunization Centers for Disease Control and Prevention United States Source Type: news

Questions and Answers About This Year ’ s Flu Season
The virus is widespread, and the vaccine is a poor match. But while some areas are hit hard, others have been spared, and deaths are not unusually common this season. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Influenza Epidemics Vaccination and Immunization Centers for Disease Control and Prevention United States Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Sex After Cancer
It can be difficult to experience desire if you fear your body or if you cannot recognize it as your own. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SUSAN GUBAR Tags: Sex Dating and Relationships Cancer Source Type: news

\: When States Make It Harder to Enroll, Even Eligible People Drop Medicaid
Kentucky ’ s new Medicaid waiver will ask low-income people to jump over hurdles to keep their coverage. Evidence suggests that many will fail. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Medicaid Kentucky Health Insurance and Managed Care States (US) Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

Fed Up With Drug Companies, Hospitals Decide to Start Their Own
A group of large hospital systems plans to create a nonprofit generic drug company to battle shortages and high prices. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: REED ABELSON and KATIE THOMAS Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Shortages Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Hospitals Generic Brands and Products Intermountain Healthcare Source Type: news

Mind: Given Medicine, the Patients Got Better. They Remained in Shackles Anyway.
In West Africa, people with psychoses are often chained at prayer camps. Giving them psychiatric drugs lessened their symptoms, but did not shorten their captivity. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Mental Health and Disorders Human Rights and Human Rights Violations British Journal of Psychiatry Harvard University University of Ghana Patel, Vikram (1964- ) Rosenheck, Robert Africa Source Type: news

Treatment Offers Hope for Imprisoned California Siblings
Cases of children isolated and abused by parents are rare but not unheard-of, say experts. Many recover. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Child Abuse and Neglect Therapy and Rehabilitation Psychology and Psychologists Source Type: news

U.K. Appoints a Minister for Loneliness
Prime Minister Theresa May said an under secretary would work across government departments to tackle the issue. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CEYLAN YEGINSU Tags: Depression (Mental) Great Britain May, Theresa M Politics and Government Cox, Jo (1974-2016) Medicine and Health Tracey Crouch Source Type: news

Phys Ed: How Our Bones Might Help Keep Our Weight in Check
Bones could be much more intimately involved in tracking weight and controlling appetite than was previously known. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Bones Skeletons Rodents Weight Source Type: news

Phys Ed: How Our Bones Might Help Keep Our Weight Stable
Bones could be much more intimately involved in tracking weight and controlling appetite than was previously known. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Bones Skeletons Rodents Weight Source Type: news

Breast-Feeding Tied to Reduced Risk of Diabetes
Mothers who breast-feed may be at reduced risk of diabetes, a new study reports. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Diabetes Breastfeeding Source Type: news

Economic Scene: Making Medicaid a Tool for Moral Education May Let Some Die
There is a precedent for letting states impose work requirements on the poor for medical coverage. It bodes ill for public health. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EDUARDO PORTER Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care States (US) Poverty Medicaid United States Politics and Government Kentucky Source Type: news

Mathilde Krim, Mobilizing Force in an AIDS Crusade, Dies at 91
Dr. Krim raised awareness of the scourge and money to fight it while lobbying governments and enlisting a broad spectrum of powerful allies. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT D. McFADDEN Tags: Krim, Mathilde Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome American Foundation for AIDS Research Deaths (Obituaries) Source Type: news

High-Fat Diet May Fuel Spread of Prostate Cancer
New research suggests a strong link between genes, dietary fat and prostate cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Prostate Cancer Obesity Prostate Gland Diet and Nutrition Genetics and Heredity Mice Tumors Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Nature Genetics (Journal) Source Type: news

After a Debacle, How California Became a Role Model on Measles
Changing minds on vaccination is very difficult, but it isn ’ t so important when a law can change behavior. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILY OSTER and GEOFFREY KOCKS Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Measles California Education (K-12) Children and Childhood Preventive Medicine Law and Legislation Source Type: news

The Parasite on the Playground
Roundworm eggs, shed by stray dogs, can be ingested by children playing outside. The worm ’ s larvae have been found in the brain, experts say, perhaps impairing development. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LAURA BEIL Tags: Parasites Dogs Brain Worms Playgrounds Mental Health and Disorders Clinical Infectious Diseases (Journal) SUNY Downstate Medical Center Source Type: news

Global Health: ‘ Smart Thermometers ’ Track Flu Season in Real Time
Can 500,000 thermometers transmitting 25,000 readings a day forecast the spread of flu more accurately than the C.D.C.? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Influenza Thermometers Fever Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Smartphones Source Type: news

The Healing Edge: After Surgery in the Womb, a Baby Kicks Up Hope
Baby Boy Royce, who underwent an operation for spina bifida as a fetus, had the biggest defect that the surgical team had attempted to repair. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Surgery and Surgeons Babies and Infants Texas Children's Hospital spina bifida fetal surgery Source Type: news

Music Therapy Offers an End-of-Life Grace Note
Music therapy is becoming more common in nursing homes and hospices, where it has been shown to improve a patient ’ s quality of life. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHARON OTTERMAN Tags: Music Hospice Care Alzheimer's Disease Death and Dying Elder Care Nursing Homes Hebrew Home at Riverdale Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care American Music Therapy Association Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center Source Type: news

Personal Health: Understanding Grief
Grief is not a problem to be solved or resolved. Rather, it ’ s a process to be lived through in whatever form and amount of time it may take. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Grief (Emotion) Death and Dying Families and Family Life Love (Emotion) Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Still Not Convinced You Need a Flu Shot? First, It ’ s Not All About You
Adults also need to get vaccinated to provide herd immunity for others, especially babies and older people. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AARON E. CARROLL Tags: Influenza Vaccination and Immunization Deaths (Fatalities) Epidemics Children and Childhood Source Type: news