She Takes a Hands-On Approach to Health Care
Sheila Davis runs a nonprofit that focuses on bringing modern medicine to the world ’s poorest and sickest communities. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Karen Weintraub Tags: Davis, Sheila Partners in Health Nursing and Nurses Nonprofit Organizations Source Type: news

Poverty Impacts Access to Health Care. These Women Are Trying to Change That.
A look at three women who are working to make people with low incomes healthier. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Karen Weintraub Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicine and Health Boston Medical Center Bronx (NYC) Indiana McAllen (Tex) Source Type: news

For Some Children With Autism, Dance Is a Form of Expression
Researchers are studying how movement helps children with special needs improve social communication and motor skills. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michele C. Hollow Tags: Dancing Children and Childhood Intellectual Disabilities Autism Exercise Parenting Source Type: news

Will Science Ever Give Us a Better Night ’s Sleep?
Unraveling the mysteries of sleep might depend on studying the genes of people who don ’t get much. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kim Tingley Tags: Sleep Genetics and Heredity Research Brain Ptacek, Louis Fu, Ying-Hui Source Type: news

Samoa Closes Schools as Measles Epidemic Kills at Least 16
Over 1,000 cases of measles have been recorded in the Pacific island country, with the casualties including a 7-month-old. “This is very much out of control,” a vaccine expert said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Isabella Kwai Tags: Samoa Measles Epidemics Vaccination and Immunization Deaths (Fatalities) Source Type: news

Dread the Holidays? Feasting Together Might Actually Help
Sharing a meal with loved ones, co-workers or friends may seem like a chore, but research shows it has real benefits. Stick with us here. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Simran Sethi Tags: Food Endorphins Thanksgiving Day Source Type: news

Something in the Man ’s Bed Was Making Him Sick
Doctors were stumped, until a pulmonologist asked about feather bedding in the man's home. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Wudan Yan Tags: Beds and Bedding Respiratory Diseases Lungs Allergies Birds Aberdeen (Scotland) Dempsey, Owen BMJ Case Reports your-feed-science your-feed-selfcare your-feed-health Source Type: news

When Mental Illness Is Severe
Programs ‌ ‌called‌ ‌assertive‌ ‌community‌ ‌treatment‌ ‌provide‌‌‌ ‌the‌ ‌kinds‌ ‌of‌ ‌services‌ ‌offered‌ ‌in‌ ‌psychiatric‌ ‌hospitals‌, ‌within‌ ‌a‌ ‌home‌ ‌setting. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Mental Health and Disorders Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings Prisons and Prisoners Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Schizophrenia Source Type: news

Statin Drugs Not Linked to Memory Decline in Study
A large Australian study found no association between cholesterol-lowering statins and memory or thinking problems. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Cholesterol Alzheimer ' s Disease Statins (Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Heart Memory Source Type: news

Samoa Closes Schools as Measles Epidemic Kills at Least 6
“This is very much out of control,” a vaccine expert said, as the Pacific island country barred children from public gatherings and declared mandatory immunizations. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Isabella Kwai Tags: Samoa Measles Epidemics Vaccination and Immunization Deaths (Fatalities) Source Type: news

A Mother ’s Love, Knitted Up in a Flock of Turkey Hats
My daughter wanted brown hats with two stuffed drumsticks artfully positioned, one on each side — like wearing a roasted turkey, just out of the oven, on your head. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perri Klass, M.D. Tags: Turkeys Hats and Caps Knitting and Knit Goods Wool and Woolen Goods Thanksgiving Day Families and Family Life Source Type: news

Surgery for Blocked Arteries Is Often Unwarranted, Researchers Find
Drug therapy alone may save lives as effectively as bypass or stenting procedures, a large federal study showed. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Kolata Tags: Heart Stents (Medical Devices) Angina Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Surgery and Surgeons Doctors American Heart Assn Baylor College of Medicine Brigham and Women ' s Hospital New York University Stanford University Source Type: news

Planned Parenthood Awarded $2 Million in Lawsuit Over Secret Videos
An anti-abortion activist recorded the videos to try to show that the group was illegally selling fetal tissue. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sabrina Tavernise Tags: Abortion Planned Parenthood Federation of America Center for Medical Progress Video Recordings, Downloads and Streaming Decisions and Verdicts Daleiden, David Law and Legislation Freedom of Speech and Expression Source Type: news

Whoops. Judge Reduces J & J Opioid Fine After Mistaking Thousands for Millions
Johnson& Johnson will now have to pay $465 million, not $572 million, for its role in Oklahoma ’s opioid epidemic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: Decisions and Verdicts Opioids and Opiates Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Suits and Litigation (Civil) Johnson & Balkman, Thad Oklahoma your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Apple to Ban Vaping Apps From Its Store
A respiratory condition linked to vaping has caused more than 40 deaths and over 2,000 illnesses, according to United States health authorities. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amie Tsang Tags: Apple Inc Mobile Applications E-Cigarettes Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

Cleaning Up After My Brother ’s Fatal Overdose
The mark he left in the world was his bloodstain. I hired a trauma cleaning company to erase it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amber Cowie Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic Fentanyl Opioids and Opiates Methamphetamines Families and Family Life Source Type: news

Dr. Wayne Bardin, 85, Innovative Researcher on Birth Control, Dies
He helped develop long-acting implanted contraceptive devices — like Norplant, Jadelle and Mirena — used by millions of women around the world. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Knvul Sheikh Tags: Bardin, Dr. C. Wayne Deaths (Obituaries) Birth Control and Family Planning Abortion Drugs Population Council Research Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Source Type: news

Infants and Toddlers Eat Too Much Sugar, Researchers Say
Using C.D.C. data, researchers found that 98 percent of toddlers and 60 percent of infants consumed added sugar in sweetened drinks, baked goods and snacks. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laura M. Holson Tags: Sugar Diet and Nutrition Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Baby Foods Artificial Sweeteners Obesity Corn Syrup and Sweeteners Source Type: news

Here Are Good Ways Yoga Teachers Manage Touch and Consent
We heard from readers about local yoga studios addressing touch, communication and consent. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Yoga your-feed-selfcare Source Type: news

Apple ’s Reach Reshapes Medical Research
The company ’s tools enable researchers to track huge numbers of people. But doctors do not yet know if it will significantly improve health outcomes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Natasha Singer Tags: Research Medicine and Health Wearable Computing Apple Inc Harvard School of Public Health Source Type: news

The Llama as Therapist
The charismatic llama is a welcome addition at some nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer A. Kingson Tags: Service Dogs and Other Animals Llamas Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospice Care Elderly Nursing Homes Alpacas Elder Care Autism Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Source Type: news

Germany Mandates Measles Vaccine
All children attending preschool or higher in the country must be immunized, with fines for parents who do not comply, under a law that is to take effect next spring. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Eddy Tags: Germany Measles Vaccination and Immunization Politics and Government Epidemics Children and Childhood Source Type: news

To Make This Tofu, Start by Burning Toxic Plastic
Plastic waste from America, collected for recycling, is shipped to Indonesia. Some is burned as fuel by tofu makers, producing deadly chemicals and contaminating food. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard C. Paddock Tags: Waste Materials and Disposal Plastics Hazardous and Toxic Substances Dioxin Tofu Indonesia Source Type: news

To Drive Down Insulin Prices, W.H.O. Will Certify Generic Versions
About 80 million people with diabetes around the world need the hormone, and half of them can ’t afford it. Creating competition could help, the agency said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald G. McNeil Jr. Tags: Diabetes Insulin Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Generic Brands and Products World Health Organization Food and Drug Administration Eli Lilly and Company Novo Nordisk A/S Sanofi SA Doctors Without Borders Source Type: news

Texting While Walking Is Dangerous. Here ’s How to Stop.
You know you do it. It ’s not safe, obviously. Here’s how to take control of your tech use. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brian X. Chen Tags: Mobile Applications Text Messaging Smartphones Driver Distraction and Fatigue Addiction (Psychology) Traffic Accidents and Safety Computers and the Internet National Safety Council Source Type: news

Rethinking Tiny Tim: Should a Disabled Actor Play the Role?
The Broadway production of “A Christmas Carol,” following the lead from London, answers a strong yes. Other theaters may follow suit. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Paulson Tags: Theater Disabilities Goodman Theater Thorne, Jack (1978- ) Warchus, Matthew A Christmas Carol (Play) Wishcamper, Henry Ortiz, Sebastian Srinivasan, Jai Ram Paris Strickland North Texas Performing Arts Source Type: news

Dear Reader: Watch Where You ’re Going
You know you do it: texting and walking at the same time. It ’s not safe, obviously. Here’s how to take control of your tech use. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brian X. Chen Tags: Mobile Applications Text Messaging Smartphones Driver Distraction and Fatigue Addiction (Psychology) Traffic Accidents and Safety Computers and the Internet National Safety Council Source Type: news

As a Mountain Biking Motivator, Add a Little Electronic Assist
E-mountain bikes may enable newcomers to gain fitness on daunting hills or snowy trails. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gretchen Reynolds Tags: Bicycles and Bicycling Exercise Cycling, Mountain Bike Source Type: news

Facing ‘Certain Death,’ Teenager With Vaping Injury Gets Double Lung Transplant
The surgery on the 17-year-old was the first transplant reported in the recent nationwide outbreak of vaping-related lung injuries. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Denise Grady Tags: Smoking and Tobacco Transplants Source Type: news

Another Reason to Take Your Blood Pressure Drugs: Lower Dementia Risk
Keeping blood pressure in check may lower the risk of Alzheimer ’s disease and other forms of dementia. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Alzheimer ' s Disease Blood Pressure Dementia Source Type: news

Patient Care Is Wrenching: A Psychiatrist, a Nurse and a Doctor Bare All
Three new books by medical professionals delve into the human emotions involved in tending to the gravely ill. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tina Jordan Tags: Books and Literature Seven Signs of Life: Stories from an Intensive Care Doctor (Book) The Soul of Care (Book) Kleinman, Arthur How to Treat People: A Nurse ' s Notes (Book) Case, Molly Abbey, Aiofe Alzheimer s Disease Nursing and Nu Source Type: news

For the Teen Who No Longer Wants a Period...
A reader asks how best to advise her child who wants to stop getting a monthly period. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jen Gunter Tags: Menstruation Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Birth Control and Family Planning Women and Girls Source Type: news

When Your Tween Wants to Conform to the VSCO Girl Trend
How to respect your child ’s desire to belong while also teaching her to be an independent thinker. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jackie Ashton Tags: Women and Girls Fashion and Apparel Social Media Parenting Teenagers and Adolescence Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman of Health Care Giant, Dies at 60
After rising up its ladder, he ran Kaiser Permanente, the admired California organization that integrates hospitals, clinics and health insurance. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reed Abelson Tags: Deaths (Obituaries) Health Insurance and Managed Care Kaiser Permanente Tyson, Bernard J California Source Type: news

Virginia Doctor Performed Hysterectomies Without Consent, Prosecutors Say
Javaid Perwaiz, an obstetrician and gynecologist, was arrested and charged with health care fraud. In one instance, he was accused of tying one patient ’s fallopian tubes without her knowledge, according to court documents. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Johnny Diaz Tags: Hysterectomies Malpractice Pregnancy and Childbirth Virginia Javaid Perwaiz Frauds and Swindling Source Type: news

Ultra-Black Is the New Black
Scientists are setting dark traps from which light cannot escape. But nature already has built a few of her own. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Natalie Angier Tags: Light Art Spiders Animal Behavior Fashion and Apparel Nanotechnology Physics Psychology and Psychologists Biology and Biochemistry Color Eyes and Eyesight your-feed-science your-feed-health Source Type: news

Cannabis-Based Medicines Approved for Use in England and Wales
The change comes after two highly publicized cases in which young epileptic patients depended on the treatments. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Iliana Magra Tags: Cannabis Foods and Products Epilepsy Medical Marijuana Multiple Sclerosis Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Chemotherapy England Wales Source Type: news

How Did I Get That Yoga Story? You Really Had to Be There
As I participated in a workshop, the story came to life right in front of my eyes, right in front of the TV camera for “The Weekly.” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine Rosman Tags: Yoga Touch (Sense) Jois, Krishna Pattabhi The Weekly (TV Program) Source Type: news

Poor Sleep May Be Bad for Your Heart
Those with sleeping problems, especially younger people, may be at increased risk for cardiovascular disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Sleep Heart Source Type: news

Getting a Handle on Self-Harm
Cutting and other forms of self-injury are on the rise among adolescents. Researchers are beginning to understand the phenomenon, and how to treat it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benedict Carey Tags: Psychology and Psychologists Emotions Therapy and Rehabilitation Depression (Mental) Mental Health and Disorders Suicides and Suicide Attempts Children and Childhood Addiction (Psychology) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Parenting Atten Source Type: news

I Watched Friends Die in Afghanistan. The Guilt Has Nearly Killed Me.
I was convinced the deaths of my friends in combat were my fault. It took me years to realize this feeling had a name: survivor guilt. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adam Linehan Tags: Veterans Monuments and Memorials (Structures) United States Defense and Military Forces Afghanistan War (2001- ) Vietnam War Anxiety and Stress Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder United States Army Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery for Teens Who Can ’t Lose Weight Any Other Way
The American Academy of Pediatrics has a new policy statement on bariatric surgery for adolescents. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perri Klass, M.D. Tags: Bariatric Surgery Obesity Weight Teenagers and Adolescence Source Type: news

As Vietnam Veterans Age, Hospices Aim to Meet Their Needs
In addition to high rates of disability and psychological issues, some vets facing the end of life are confronting long-suppressed memories of the traumas of war. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Julie Halpert Tags: Veterans Hospice Care Death and Dying Vietnam War United States Defense and Military Forces Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Source Type: news

Shifting the Focus of Breast Cancer to Prevention
If protective measures were widely adopted, they could significantly reduce women ’s chances of ever getting breast cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Breast Cancer Breasts Estrogen Preventive Medicine Women and Girls Hormones Source Type: news

Robert Norris, Marlboro Man Who Didn ’t Smoke, Dies at 90
He gave up his role in the popular tobacco advertising campaign after 14 years, saying he was setting a bad example for his children. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mariel Padilla Tags: Norris, Robert C (1929-2019) Deaths (Obituaries) Advertising and Marketing Smoking and Tobacco Philip Morris Companies Inc Marlboro Man Ranches Philanthropy Animal Abuse, Rights and Welfare Source Type: news

Robert Norris, the Marlboro Man in Commercials, Dies at 90
Despite his role in the popular tobacco advertising campaign for more than a decade, Mr. Norris was never a smoker. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mariel Padilla Tags: Norris, Robert C (1929-2019) Deaths (Obituaries) Advertising and Marketing Smoking and Tobacco Philip Morris Companies Inc Marlboro Man Ranches Philanthropy Animal Abuse, Rights and Welfare Source Type: news

Deaths of 3 Infants Traced to Contaminated Equipment, Hospital Says
Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa., said the process it used to prepare donor breast milk was the cause of deadly bacterial infections. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aimee Ortiz Tags: Premature Babies Hospitals Bacteria Breastfeeding Milk Infections Geisinger Medical Center (Danville, Pa) Source Type: news

Experts Back Mandatory Bike Helmets but Not All Cyclists Are Sold
The National Transportation Safety Board recommended that helmets be required for bicyclists but some biking enthusiasts object. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jacey Fortin Tags: Bicycles and Bicycling Helmets National Transportation Safety Board Research Roads and Traffic Source Type: news

The Hidden Cost of Gold: Birth Defects and Brain Damage
Indonesia ’s mercury trade is intertwined with illegal gold mining around the world, leaving a legacy of thousands born with birth defects and half a million people poisoned. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard C. Paddock Tags: Gold Mercury (Metal) Mines and Mining Hazardous and Toxic Substances Indonesia Water Pollution Food Contamination and Poisoning Politics and Government Black Markets Poisoning and Poisons Birth Defects Source Type: news

Running a Marathon With My Mom
When she started running six years and 60 pounds ago, that goal seemed as far away as the moon. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jen A. Miller Tags: New York City Marathon Running Marathon Running Source Type: news