A Vicious, Untreatable Killer Leaves China Guessing
African swine fever, which harms pigs but not humans, has swept across the country, the world ’ s largest pork producer. And the government knows about only some of the cases. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RAYMOND ZHONG and AILIN TANG Tags: Pigs Agriculture and Farming China Shandong Province (China) Livestock Diseases Politics and Government Pork Swine Influenza Epidemics Meat Source Type: news

Skipping Breakfast May Increase Stroke and Heart Risks
Eating breakfast could be a simple way to promote cardiovascular health, one researcher says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Heart Cholesterol Deaths (Fatalities) Stroke Journal of the American College of Cardiology Source Type: news

At War: The Military Wants Better Tests for PTSD. Speech Analysis Could Be the Answer.
Using computerized voice analysis, a new study found 18 features of speech that identify markers of PTSD in veterans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DAVE PHILIPPS Tags: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Veterans Psychology and Psychologists Mental Health and Disorders United States Defense and Military Forces Voice Recognition Systems Defense Department SRI International Depression and Anxiety (Journal) Source Type: news

Wary of Chinese Espionage, Houston Cancer Center Chose to Fire 3 Scientists
The director of the National Institutes of Health said that 55 similar investigations into possible foreign exploitation of American research are happening nationwide. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIHIR ZAVERI Tags: Research Hospitals Espionage and Intelligence Services National Institutes of Health University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center Houston (Tex) Source Type: news

Well : Why Does Exercise Guard Against Cancer? Inflammation May Play a Role
How exercise guards against colon cancer and other types of cancer remains a mystery. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Exercise Colon and Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

The New Health Care: What Can the U.S. Health System Learn From Singapore?
Americans argue over insurance while Singaporeans keep perfecting the delivery of care. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AARON E. CARROLL Tags: Singapore Health Insurance and Managed Care Hospitals Medicine and Health Source Type: news

The Checkup: The Search for a Biomarker for Early Autism Diagnosis
Children with autism spectrum disorder took significantly longer to look away from a video when their names were called, a new study found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Autism Children and Childhood Parenting Therapy and Rehabilitation Source Type: news

Personal Health: Should You Be Eating Eggs?
Do eggs raise your cholesterol? The advice keep changing. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Eggs Cholesterol Diet and Nutrition Cooking and Cookbooks Heart Source Type: news

The Giants at the Heart of the Opioid Crisis
Civil suits filed by three states accuse pharmaceutical distributors of flooding the country with opioids while devising systems to evade regulators. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DANNY HAKIM, WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM and RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Opioids and Opiates Drug Abuse and Traffic Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Suits and Litigation (Civil) OxyContin (Drug) Attorneys General AmerisourceBergen Corp Cardinal Health Inc McKesson Corporation Health Department (NYS) New York State Source Type: news

Travel Tips: How to Protect Yourself from Air Pollution While Traveling
Poor air quality is a growing problem for travelers headed abroad. Here ’ s how to read up before you go, and protect yourself once you ’ re there. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: HAHNA YOON Tags: Air Pollution Travel and Vacations Masks Protective Clothing and Gear Sunscreen Source Type: news

Hospitals Stand to Lose Billions Under ‘ Medicare for All ’
Private insurance pays hospitals much more than the federal government does for patient care. If Medicare for all means Medicare rates, expect an industry backlash. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: REED ABELSON Tags: Hospitals Medicare American Hospital Assn Health Insurance and Managed Care Jayapal, Pramila Sanders, Bernard United States Politics and Government Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Source Type: news

Before Fisher-Price ’ s Rock ’ n Play Recall, Safety Fears and Dubious Marketing
The company knew for years about potential risks linked to its popular sleeper and about pediatricians ’ objections to the way the product was being pitched to parents. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIFFANY HSU Tags: Cribs (Baby Beds) Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Infant Mortality Babies and Infants Recalls and Bans of Products Sleep Accidents and Safety Children and Childhood Parenting Social Media Suits and Litigation (Civil) Advertising and Mar Source Type: news

Strategies: ‘ Medicare for All ’ Is Hammering Health Care Stocks. For Now.
The popularity of proposals for a government-run, single-payer system among Democratic presidential candidates has hurt health care stocks, despite their strong earnings. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JEFF SOMMER Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Presidential Election of 2020 United States Politics and Government Medicare Standard & Poor's 500-Stock Index Alphabet Inc Amazon.com Inc Anthem Inc Apple Inc Bespoke Investment Group Centene Corp Source Type: news

Ask Well: How Low Should Blood Pressure Go?
Symptoms, rather than numbers, may best define when blood pressure is too low. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD KLASCO, M.D. Tags: Blood Pressure Medicine and Health Source Type: news

Senator McConnell, a Tobacco Ally, Supports Raising Age to Buy Cigarettes
Seeking re-election to a seventh term, the senator cited the rise in teenage vaping as a reason to curtail sales of tobacco and other products. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHEILA KAPLAN Tags: Smoking and Tobacco McConnell, Mitch E-Cigarettes Law and Legislation Teenagers and Adolescence Medicine and Health Juul Labs Inc Reynolds, R J, Tobacco Co Altria Group Inc your-feed-science Source Type: news

Commuting While Pregnant: A Long Ride Could Be a Risky One
Traveling 50 or more miles to and from work may negatively affect unborn babies, a new study suggests. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAYA SALAM Tags: Women and Girls Pregnancy and Childbirth Paid Time Off Parenting New Jersey United States Family Leaves Source Type: news

Kentucky ’ s Senator McConnell Supports Bill to Raise Minimum Age to Buy Tobacco to 21
Seeking re-election to a seventh term, the senator cited the rise in teenage vaping as a reason to curtail sales of tobacco and other products. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHEILA KAPLAN Tags: Smoking and Tobacco McConnell, Mitch E-Cigarettes Law and Legislation Teenagers and Adolescence Medicine and Health Juul Labs Inc Reynolds, R J, Tobacco Co Altria Group Inc your-feed-science Source Type: news

This Genetic Mutation Makes People Feel Full — All the Time
Two new studies confirm that weight control is often the result of genetics, not willpower. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Genetics and Heredity Obesity Weight DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Cambridge University Kaplan, Lee M Kathiresan, Sekar Great Britain Cell (Journal) Farooqi, Sadaf Wareham, Nick your-feed-science Source Type: news

Can Botox and Cosmetic Surgery Chill Our Relationships With Others?
Experts say mirroring another person ’ s facial expressions is essential not only for recognizing emotion, but also for feeling it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATE MURPHY Tags: Face Emotions Love (Emotion) Botox (Drug) Plastic Surgery Source Type: news

Here ’ s Soylent ’ s New Product. It ’ s Food.
The Silicon Valley food-drink of choice is now a ‘ complete nutrition platform. ’ The beverage plot thickens. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH and JOHN HERRMAN Tags: Food Computers and the Internet Innovation Car Services and Livery Cabs your-feed-selfcare Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: The Lifesaving Power in Stem Cells
Liars and thieves should not be allowed to detract from legitimate scientific research that has made umbilical cord blood mystic in its regenerative powers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SUSAN GUBAR Tags: Stem Cells Blood Donation Bone Marrow Transplants Leukemia Pregnancy and Childbirth Health Insurance and Managed Care Cancer Parenting Broxmeyer, Hal E Indiana University Source Type: news

Prostate Drugs May Raise Diabetes Risk
Proscar and Avodart, prescribed for an enlarged prostate, were tied to an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Diabetes Prostate Gland Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Source Type: news

Dr. Richard Green, 82, Dies; Challenged Psychiatry ’ s View of Homosexuality
At a time when being gay was classified as a mental disorder, Dr. Green defied the advice of his colleagues and took a professional risk by arguing otherwise. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Green, Dr. Richard Deaths (Obituaries) Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Homosexuality and Bisexuality Transgender and Transsexuals Discrimination Source Type: news

The Right Way to Use a Public Bathroom (to Avoid Getting Sick)
The odds of becoming ill from using a public bathroom are slim. But there are a few things you can do to minimize your risk even more. Here ’ s what to keep in mind. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MELINDA WENNER MOYER Tags: Bathrooms and Toilets Hygiene and Cleanliness Bacteria Research Urinary Tract Source Type: news

‘ Partly Alive ’ : Scientists Revive Cells in Brains From Dead Pigs
In research that upends assumptions about brain death, researchers brought some cells back to life — or something like it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Brain Ethics and Official Misconduct Animal Abuse, Rights and Welfare Research National Institutes of Health Nature (Journal) Yale University Nita Farahany your-feed-science Source Type: news

Deadly germs, lost cures: How a Chicago Woman Fell Victim to Candida Auris, a Drug-Resistant Fungus
The mysterious infection has appeared at hospitals around the world but few institutions or families have discussed their experience. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MATT RICHTEL Tags: your-feed-science Candida Auris (Fungus) Drug Resistance (Microbial) Hospitals Infections Fungi Chicago (Ill) Northwestern Memorial Hospital Source Type: news

Trilobites: Look What the Cat Dragged In: Parasites
Researchers found that house cats that roam outdoors were more likely to pick up diseases than indoor cats. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JOANNA KLEIN Tags: Cats Animal Abuse, Rights and Welfare Parasites Research Biology Letters (Journal) Chalkowski, Kayleigh your-feed-science Source Type: news

Stress Tied to Heart Disease, Especially in People Under 50
Someone with a stress disorder was 37 percent more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than those in the general population. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Heart Mental Health and Disorders Anxiety and Stress Source Type: news

Generation Grandparent: Anna Quindlen ’ s ‘ Life in the 60s ’
A Bubbe and a Nana share the joys of grandparenting: “ This is the closest we get to immortality, right? ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAULA SPAN Tags: Grandparents Parenting Children and Childhood Families and Family Life Quindlen, Anna Source Type: news

Phys Ed: 10 Years After an Exercise Study, Benefits Persist
The benefits of exercise may last longer than many of us might expect. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Exercise Diabetes Insulin Research Weight Source Type: news

In India, a Renewed Fight Against Leprosy
Health workers thought they had vanquished the disease in 2005. But it lived on, cloaked in stigma and medical mystery. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: APOORVA MANDAVILLI Tags: Leprosy (Hansen's Disease) Disabilities Bacteria Rumors and Misinformation Skin Tuberculosis Discrimination Politics and Government London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine World Health Organization India your-feed-science Source Type: news

F.D.A. Halts U.S. Sales of Pelvic Mesh, Citing Safety Concerns for Women
Boston Scientific and Coloplast were the last two companies selling the medical devices, which have resulted in nearly $8 billion in settlements. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHEILA KAPLAN and MATTHEW GOLDSTEIN Tags: Pelvis Medical Devices Women and Girls Surgery and Surgeons Boston Scientific Corporation Food and Drug Administration Coloplast Corp. transvaginal mesh your-feed-science pelvic organ prolapse Source Type: news

Stanford Clears Professor of Helping With Gene-Edited Babies Experiment
Stephen Quake and two colleagues were found to have followed proper scientific protocol in their interactions with the Chinese researcher who did the work. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAM BELLUCK Tags: Research Genetics and Heredity Genetic Engineering Stanford University Quake, Stephen Ethics and Official Misconduct He Jiankui Matthew Porteus William Hurlbut Babies and Infants Source Type: news

Don ’ t Count on 23andMe to Detect Most Breast Cancer Risks, Study Warns
The DNA testing company, which has 10 million customers, misses nearly 90 percent of people with risky BRCA mutations. It says the criticism is overblown. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: HEATHER MURPHY Tags: Genetics and Heredity Tests (Medical) Breast Cancer DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Ovarian Cancer 23andMe Promethease (SNPedia) Invitae Corp. Source Type: news

Employee Wellness Programs Yield Little Benefit, Study Shows
A rigorous new study calls into question whether workplace wellness programs can quickly save employers money on health care bills. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: REED ABELSON Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Productivity Workplace Environment BJ's Wholesale Club Inc Journal of the American Medical Assn your-feed-science Zirui Song Katherine Baicker Source Type: news

Nonfiction: A Psychotherapist Analyzes Her Patients ’ Stories — and Her Own
Lori Gottlieb ’ s “ Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed ” is a treasure trove of stories and hard-earned advice. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ALEX KUCZYNSKI Tags: Books and Literature Gottlieb, Lori Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed (Book) Psychology and Psychologists Source Type: news

Parents Mourning Stillbirth Follow Familiar Patterns on YouTube
Over the course of about 15 years, a researcher says, YouTube has become a kind of virtual cemetery for parents experiencing stillbirth. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINE RO Tags: Stillbirth Video Recordings, Downloads and Streaming Grief (Emotion) Parenting Funerals and Memorials Social Media Source Type: news

90 New Cases of Measles Reported in U.S. as Outbreak Continues Record Pace
This year ’ s outbreak is on course to be the worst since measles was eliminated as an endemic disease in 2000. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ELISABETH MALKIN Tags: Measles Epidemics Centers for Disease Control and Prevention New York State Source Type: news

in her words: Native American Women Are Facing a Crisis
Three senators are hoping to combat what they see as an overlooked epidemic: missing, murdered and trafficked women. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAYA SALAM Tags: Native Americans Women and Girls United States Politics and Government Sex Crimes Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides Human Trafficking Masto, Catherine Cortez Murkowski, Lisa Tester, Jon Source Type: news

Tensions Rise as New York City Steps Up Response to Measles
An order to require immunizations in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community seemed to mobilize vaccine skeptics. Others worried that the effort did not address the root of the problem: misinformation. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TYLER PAGER Tags: Jews and Judaism Measles Vaccination and Immunization Rumors and Misinformation Hasidism Epidemics Health and Mental Hygiene Department (NYC) de Blasio, Bill Williamsburg (Brooklyn, NY) New York City Source Type: news

Global Health: In African Villages, These Phones Become Ultrasound Scanners
A hand-held device brings medical imaging to remote communities, often for the first time. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. and ESTHER RUTH MBABAZI Tags: Tests (Medical) Ultrasonic Imaging and Sonograms Africa Pneumonia Uganda Third World and Developing Countries Gates, Bill and Melinda, Foundation United States Agency for International Development Canada your-feed-photojournalism Source Type: news

90 New Cases of Measles Reported as Outbreak Continues at Record Pace
This year ’ s outbreak is on course to be the worst since measles was eliminated as an endemic disease in 2000. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ELISABETH MALKIN Tags: Measles Epidemics Centers for Disease Control and Prevention New York State Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Healing Your Feet, and Finding a Balance in Following Doctor ’ s Orders
With plantar fasciitis and other ailments, a key is a realistic therapy routine you can fit into your day. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Medicine and Health Feet Tissue (Human) Physical Therapy Source Type: news

Personal Health: After a Hip Fracture, Reducing the Risk of a Recurrence
Following a fracture, patients should have a bone density test, evaluation of calcium and vitamin D levels and, in nearly all cases, medication to protect against further bone loss. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Bone Fractures Hips Bones Falls Osteoporosis Source Type: news

The Checkup: Measles Now
On the frustration of pediatricians taking care of children suffering from a preventable disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Measles Children and Childhood Babies and Infants Vaccination and Immunization Passover Source Type: news

Paul Greengard, 93, Nobel Prize-Winning Neuroscientist, Is Dead
His 15-year quest to understand how brain cells communicate provided the underlying science for many antipsychotic drugs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GELLENE Tags: Greengard, Paul Brain Mental Health and Disorders Nobel Prizes Deaths (Obituaries) Source Type: news

Paul Greengard, Nobel Prize-Winning Neuroscientist, Dies at 93
His 15-year quest to understand how brain cells communicate provided the underlying science for many antipsychotic drugs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GELLENE Tags: Nobel Prizes Deaths (Obituaries) Mental Health and Disorders Carlsson, Arvid Kandel, Eric R Greengard, Paul Source Type: news

Gene-Edited Babies: What a Chinese Scientist Told an American Mentor
Stanford is investigating Stephen Quake ’ s interactions with He Jiankui, the scientist who performed the controversial experiment. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAM BELLUCK Tags: your-feed-science Genetic Engineering Genetics and Heredity Research Ethics (Personal) Stanford University He Jiankui Stephen Quake Source Type: news

Doctors Use Electrical Implant to Aid Brain-Damaged Woman
A pilot study offers “ a very promising start ” in the effort to help people recover from traumatic brain injuries. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Brain Therapy and Rehabilitation Traumatic Brain Injury Implants Psychology and Psychologists Surgery and Surgeons Memory your-feed-science Cleveland Clinic Harvard University New York University University of Utah Cornell Universi Source Type: news

Trilobites: You Need Vitamin D to Live. How Could This Woman Survive With None in Her Blood?
She had a series of bone fractures, but when doctors did blood tests, the supplements she took for treatment were nowhere to be found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: WUDAN YAN Tags: Vitamin D Bones Proteins Research Genetics and Heredity New England Journal of Medicine Marcadier, Julien your-feed-science Source Type: news