Coffee May Tame the Redness of Rosacea
Women who drank four or more cups of caffeinated coffee a day had a 23 percent lower risk of the skin disorder than those who drank less than a cup a month. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Coffee Rosacea Skin Caffeine Source Type: news

Phys Ed: A Device That Makes Running Faster and Easier
Men reduced the energy cost of their running by about 8 percent when they wore the new contraption. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Running Inventions and Patents Source Type: news

1,495 Americans Describe the Financial Reality of Being Really Sick
‘ Do you pay the hospital bill or do you pay the utility bill? ’ Don ’ t count on your health insurance for serious illnesses, a new survey warns. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicine and Health Polls and Public Opinion Source Type: news

Why White Supremacists Are Chugging Milk (and Why Geneticists Are Alarmed)
The appropriation of genetic research by those with extremist views on race has scientists grappling with how to respond. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AMY HARMON Tags: Genetics and Heredity Race and Ethnicity Fringe Groups and Movements Genealogy DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Population Research American Society of Human Genetics Evolution (Biology) Source Type: news

Nonfiction: The Man Who Pioneered Food Safety
In “ The Poison Squad, ” Deborah Blum tells the story of the early-20th-century U.S.D.A. inspector who changed the way we think about food. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ERIC SCHLOSSER Tags: Books and Literature The Poison Squad: One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century (Book) Blum, Deborah Food Contamination and Poisoning Consumer Protection Labeling and Labels (Product) Regulation Source Type: news

Florida Child Dies From Flu, the First Young Death Reported in the U.S. This Season
A child who had not gotten the flu shot tested positive for influenza B, state health officials said. The flu season has just begun, and flu activity remains low across the country. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MATTHEW HAAG Tags: Influenza Deaths (Fatalities) Vaccination and Immunization Florida Source Type: news

Harvard Calls for Retraction of Dozens of Studies by Noted Cardiologist
Some 31 studies by Dr. Piero Anversa contain fabricated or falsified data, officials concluded. Dr. Anversa popularized the idea of stem cell treatment for damaged hearts. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Anversa, Piero Falsification of Data Harvard Medical School Brigham and Women's Hospital Research Heart Stem Cells Clinical Trials Academic and Scientific Journals Source Type: news

How to Harness Your Anxiety
Research shows that we can tame anxiety to use it as a resource. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ALICIA H. CLARK Tags: Anxiety and Stress Psychology and Psychologists Memory Source Type: news

Voices: Hiding My Cancer Under the Hijab
After breast cancer treatment, I hid my bald head in front of my family to avoid painful conversations about my illness. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SAEMA KHANDAKAR, M.D. Tags: Muslim Veiling Breast Cancer Hair Baldness Chemotherapy Families and Family Life Source Type: news

The Results of Your Genetic Test Are Reassuring. But That Can Change.
Laboratories frequently “ reclassify ” genetic mutations. But there is no reliable system for telling patients or doctors that the results of their genetic tests are no longer valid. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Tests (Medical) Genetics and Heredity Laboratories and Scientific Equipment Source Type: news

Elizabeth Warren Has a Native American Ancestor. Does That Make Her Native American?
The senator ’ s genetic analysis was sound, scientists said. But whether Ms. Warren may claim a cultural kinship with Native Americans is a very different question. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARL ZIMMER Tags: Genetics and Heredity Native Americans Genealogy Tests (Medical) DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Senate Stanford University Warren, Elizabeth Source Type: news

Herbert D. Kleber, Pioneer in Addiction Treatment, Dies at 84
A professional detour to the federal prison hospital in Lexington, Ky., known as the “ narcotics farm, ” would set the course of his life ’ s work. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATHARINE Q. SEELYE Tags: Deaths (Obituaries) Drug Abuse and Traffic Addiction (Psychology) National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse Kleber, Herbert D Source Type: news

How an Unlikely Family History Website Transformed Cold Case Investigations
Fifteen murder and sexual assault cases have been solved since April with a single genealogy website. This is how GEDmatch went from a casual side project to a revolutionary tool. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: HEATHER MURPHY Tags: GEDmatch Inc Genealogy Genetics and Heredity Forensic Science Computers and the Internet Sex Crimes Serial Murders Privacy Source Type: news

Nonfiction: Kurt Eichenwald ’ s Memoir of a ‘ Mind Unraveled ’
A journalist ’ s traumatic story of epilepsy and his struggle to have it treated seriously, and properly, in his college years. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DAPHNE MERKIN Tags: Books and Literature Eichenwald, Kurt A Mind Unraveled: A Memoir (Book) Epilepsy Seizures (Medical) Source Type: news

The Cycle: Why I Wanted to Learn to Perform Abortions
With the future of contraception in question, looking back to recent history is instructive. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JEN GUNTER Tags: Abortion Pregnancy and Childbirth Women and Girls your-feed-selfcare Source Type: news

The Checkup: Helping Pediatricians Care for Transgender Children
A new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics tries to guide doctors and dispel myths about growing up with gender identity questions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Children and Childhood Discrimination Depression (Mental) Parenting Transgender and Transsexuals Homosexuality and Bisexuality Families and Family Life Doctors Source Type: news

Trilobites: Watch This Blob of Cells Become an Embryo in High-Resolution
Researchers developed a new microscope that traces embryonic cell movement in real time, sketching a virtual map of how organ systems develop. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILY BAUMGAERTNER Tags: Microscopes Reproduction (Biological) Research Microbiology Mice Cell (Journal) Birth Defects Stem Cells (Embryonic) McDole, Kate Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Is Medicare for All the Answer to Sky-High Administrative Costs?
It would save money compared with private plans, but would also probably shed features that some might miss. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Medicare Health Insurance and Managed Care Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Source Type: news

Personal Health: Should You Have Knee Replacement Surgery?
Some experts question whether the surgery is being done too often or too soon on patients who have not adequately explored less invasive approaches. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Knees Surgery and Surgeons Physical Therapy Longevity Source Type: news

Retro Report: Code Name Jane: The Women Behind a Covert Abortion Network
In the years before abortion became legal, a clandestine group helped women with unwanted pregnancies get around the law. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CLYDE HABERMAN Tags: Abortion Roe v Wade (Supreme Court Decision) Women's Rights Supreme Court (US) Kavanaugh, Brett M Chicago (Ill) Source Type: news

The New Old Age: Every Older Patient Has a Story. Medical Students Need to Hear It.
At more than 20 medical schools in the United States, students are getting an earful — about life, about perspective — from healthy seniors. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAULA SPAN Tags: Elderly Elder Care Medical Schools Mentors Education Discrimination Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Source Type: news

Sloan Kettering Researchers Correct the Record by Revealing Company Ties
The revised conflict-of-interest disclosures include new information about financial ties between top cancer researchers and for-profit companies. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHARLES ORNSTEIN and KATIE THOMAS Tags: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Conflicts of Interest Academic and Scientific Journals Wolchok, Jedd Thompson, Craig B Bradbury, Michelle S Baselga, Jose Research Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Boards of Directors Immunotherapy Agios Source Type: news

Most White Americans ’ DNA Can Be Identified Through Genealogy Databases
A study found that it will soon be possible to identify the DNA of 90 percent of European Americans through cousins in genealogy databases. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: HEATHER MURPHY Tags: Genetics and Heredity Genealogy Forensic Science Science (Journal) 23andMe Ancestry.com Erlich, Yaniv GEDmatch Inc Source Type: news

Q & A: How the Humble Bean Went Global
Introduced to Europe from the Americas, the common bean was cultivated into a staggering number of varieties. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: C. CLAIBORNE RAY Tags: Agriculture and Farming Beans Europe Central America Andes Mountains Source Type: news

Global Health: Tiny Nanoparticles to Treat a Huge Problem: Snakebites
Snakes kill or cripple 500,000 people a year, but antivenins are costly and rare in poor countries. Now scientists are testing injectable nanoparticles that neutralize venom. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Nanotechnology Snakes Tissue (Human) Emergency Medical Treatment Poisoning and Poisons Third World and Developing Countries PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases (Journal) University of California, Irvine Source Type: news

Take a Number: Cats v. Rats? In New York, the Rats Win
At a recycling plant in Brooklyn, fat, stealthy rats were more than a match for feral cats, scientists found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Rats Cats New York City Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (Journal) Fordham University Source Type: news

Ask Well: Are Calcium Supplements Safe?
Kidney stones are a known risk, but studies have investigated other potential safety concerns, including an increased risk of death, cancer and heart disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD KLASCO, M.D. Tags: Preventive Medicine Vitamins Calcium Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Bones Women's Health Initiative Medicine and Health Osteoporosis Vitamin D Source Type: news

Ties: A Handbook for Grieving
Go funeral dress shopping. When the saleswoman asks about the event, say: “ Dressier than office, but not as fun as cocktail. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CAROLINE M. GRANT Tags: Grief (Emotion) Death and Dying Families and Family Life Funerals and Memorials Source Type: news

U.K. to Allow Prescriptions for Medicinal Cannabis
The home secretary said special clinicians would be able to provide such treatment, after two highly publicized cases of young epileptic patients put pressure on the government to review its policy. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ILIANA MAGRA Tags: Medical Marijuana Great Britain Seizures (Medical) Epilepsy Politics and Government Source Type: news

Acute Flaccid Myelitis Cases in Children Are Investigated in at Least 5 States
Nearly half a dozen states have reported that they are investigating cases of the condition, which causes limb paralysis and severe muscle weakness. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINE HAUSER Tags: Paralysis Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Minnesota Acute Flaccid Myelitis Source Type: news

Obesity Tied to Colon Cancer Risk in Younger Women
The higher a woman ’ s body mass index, the greater her risk for early-onset colorectal cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Colon and Colorectal Cancer Weight Women and Girls Obesity Source Type: news

Omega-3 Supplements May Ease Anxiety
People with clinically diagnosed anxiety disorders who took large doses of the supplement — up to 2,000 milligrams a day — benefited most. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Anxiety and Stress Omega-3 Fatty Acids Oils and Fats Seafood Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplements Don ’ t Lead to Stronger Bones
Taking vitamin D did not help prevent fractures, increase bone mineral density or prevent falls in adults, a large review of studies found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Vitamins Bones Vitamin D Source Type: news

U.K. Appoints Minister for Suicide Prevention
Months after appointing its first minister for loneliness, Britain named the health minister to the new role as part of a push to tackle mental health issues. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CEYLAN YEGINSU Tags: Mental Health and Disorders Great Britain May, Theresa M Suicides and Suicide Attempts Politics and Government Source Type: news

CVS Health and Aetna $69 Billion Merger Is Approved With Conditions
CVS Health, the giant drugstore and pharmacy manager, will acquire one of the country ’ s biggest insurers, another sign of industry consolidation. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: REED ABELSON Tags: Aetna Inc CVS Caremark Corporation Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Health Insurance and Managed Care Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Justice Department Antitrust Laws and Competition Issues Source Type: news

Inside the C.E.O. ’ s Social Media Meltdown at Deciem
“ He is destroying what could have been a very successful company. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH and VALERIYA SAFRONOVA Tags: Deciem Inc Truaxe, Brandon Cosmetics and Toiletries The Ordinary Source Type: news

A Playwright ’ s LSD Trip Becomes a Psychedelic Journey
The British playwright Leo Butler believes that taking acid can have beneficial effects. His new play explores how he thinks it can help. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MATT TRUEMAN Tags: Butler, Leo (1974- ) LSD (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide) All You Need Is LSD (Play) Writing and Writers Birmingham Repertory Theater Nutt, David J (1951- ) Source Type: news

Phys Ed: Vigorous Exercise, Even a Trek Up Everest, May Be Safe During Pregnancy
New research undercuts widely held beliefs about strenuous physical training and pregnancy. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Athletics and Sports Exercise Babies and Infants Mountaineering Anatomy and Physiology Source Type: news

On Medicine: For Doctors, Delving Deeper as a Way to Avoid Burnout
As the practice of medicine shifts, physicians should follow their curiosity to continue to find meaning in their work. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SIDDHARTHA MUKHERJEE Tags: Doctors Anxiety and Stress Source Type: news

Doctors: Stigma Against Gay People Can Be Deadly
L.G.B.T. people experience a range of social, economic and medical disparities that jeopardize their long-term health. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DHRUV KHULLAR, M.D. Tags: Discrimination Homosexuality and Bisexuality Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships Mental Health and Disorders Anxiety and Stress Marriages Depression (Mental) Suicides and Suicide Attempts Source Type: news

Doctors Need to Talk to Families About Guns and Dementia
As the number of Americans with Alzheimer ’ s disease and other forms of dementia rises, health professionals grapple with how to talk to patients about gun safety at home. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MELISSA BAILEY, KAISER HEALTH NEWS Tags: Gun Control Firearms Alzheimer's Disease Dementia Doctors Accidents and Safety Elderly Families and Family Life Source Type: news

In Medical Reporting, the Impact of Patients ’ Stories
A highly unusual response to my article on insurance obstacles to obtaining powerful new cholesterol-lowering drugs came from the very top: the leaders of one of the two companies making the drugs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Cholesterol Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Health Insurance and Managed Care Praluent (Drug) Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc Sanofi SA Repatha (Drug) Amgen Inc Source Type: news

ScienceTake: What a Frog Needs to Make That Leap
(Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAMES GORMAN Tags: Animal Behavior Frogs Biology Letters (Journal) Twain, Mark Chris Richards Source Type: news

Q & A: A Tube of DNA? Not Pretty, but That ’ s Life.
Extracting and purifying DNA is routine now, but the results are not particularly aesthetic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: C. CLAIBORNE RAY Tags: DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Laboratories and Scientific Equipment Source Type: news

The New Health Care: That New Apple Watch EKG Feature? There Are More Downs Than Ups
The heart monitor should not be considered a medical device and reflects wider problems with health screens. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AARON E. CARROLL Tags: Medicine and Health Wearable Computing Heart Apple Inc American Heart Assn Research Source Type: news

The Importance of Medical Touch
It can show gentleness and compassion or carelessness and incompetence. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CAITLIN KELLY Tags: Nursing and Nurses Doctors Hospitals Touch (Sense) Anesthesia and Anesthetics Cancer Medicine and Health Source Type: news

Personal Health: Unlocking the World of Sound for Deaf Children
‘ My mother practically cried when I heard a cricket chirping in the house, ’ says a woman who got a cochlear implant at age 11. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Children and Childhood Cochlear Implants Deafness Ears and Hearing Voice and Speech Disabilities Sign Language Source Type: news

Flashy Science Hub and Vaping Parties Fail to Win Friends at W.H.O. Tobacco Talks
Industry representatives, who were barred from the negotiations, ultimately failed to get delegates to designate a special exemption for new products. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHEILA KAPLAN Tags: Smoking and Tobacco E-Cigarettes Nicotine Treaties Regulation and Deregulation of Industry World Health Organization Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Expanded for People Ages 27 to 45
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of Gardasil 9, a vaccine against nine strains of the human papillomavirus for older age groups. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY and JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Gardasil (Vaccine) Vaccination and Immunization Sexually Transmitted Diseases Food and Drug Administration Merck & Company Inc Cancer Source Type: news

How a Seafloor Blob Became Mexico ’ s ‘ Black Gold ’
A frenzy for sea cucumbers, driven by demand in Asia, has brought populations near collapse in the waters off the Yucat á n Peninsula. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NATALIE SCHACHAR Tags: Endangered and Extinct Species Conservation of Resources Fishing, Commercial Fish and Other Marine Life Biodiversity Mexico sea cucumber International Union for Conservation of Nature Source Type: news