F.D.A. Approves Generic EpiPen That May Be Cheaper
Teva Pharmaceuticals will sell a generic copy of Mylan ’ s EpiPen, which became the target of public outrage over its price. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHEILA KAPLAN Tags: Shortages Epinephrine (Drug) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Medical Devices Allergies Food and Drug Administration Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd Mylan Inc EpiPen Source Type: news

How Karate Helped an Aging Expert Age Better
The ancient Greek karate style known as pankration offers time-tested lessons on aging well. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KAREN WEINTRAUB Tags: Exercise Karate Research Age, Chronological Source Type: news

Report Finds Traces of a Controversial Herbicide in Cheerios and Quaker Oats
The herbicide glyphosate is the world ’ s most popular weedkiller. There is widespread disagreement among lawyers, researchers and regulators over any potential links to cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIHIR ZAVERI Tags: Defoliants and Herbicides Pesticides Environmental Working Group Monsanto Company glyphosate General Mills Inc Quaker Oats Co Source Type: news

Report Finds Traces of a Controversial Herbicide in Cheerios and Quaker Oats
The herbicide gyphosate is the world ’ s most popular weedkiller. There is widespread disagreement among lawyers, researchers and regulators over any potential links to cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIHIR ZAVERI Tags: Defoliants and Herbicides Pesticides Environmental Working Group Monsanto Company glyphosate General Mills Inc Quaker Oats Co Source Type: news

Any Weight Loss Can Be Healthful, but More Can Be Much Better
Overweight people who lost 5 to 10 percent of their weight lowered their risk for metabolic syndrome by 22 percent. Those who lost 20 percent cut their risk by over 50 percent. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Obesity Weight Diet and Nutrition Cholesterol Blood Pressure Source Type: news

Bleak New Estimates in Drug Epidemic: A Record 72,000 Overdose Deaths in 2017
Fentanyl is a big culprit, but there are also encouraging signs from states that have prioritized public health campaigns and addiction treatment. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Opioids and Opiates Fentanyl Deaths (Fatalities) Drug Abuse and Traffic Medicine and Health Heroin Source Type: news

Overdose Deaths Reached a Record Level of 72,000 in 2017, New Estimates Show
Fentanyl is a big culprit, but there are also encouraging signs from states that have prioritized public health campaigns and addiction treatment. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Opioids and Opiates Fentanyl Deaths (Fatalities) Drug Abuse and Traffic Medicine and Health Heroin Source Type: news

Overdose Deaths Reached Record Level of 72,000 in 2017, New Estimates Show
Fentanyl is a big culprit, but there are also encouraging signs from states that have prioritized public health campaigns and addiction treatment. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Opioids and Opiates Fentanyl Deaths (Fatalities) Drug Abuse and Traffic Medicine and Health Heroin Source Type: news

For Online Daters, Women Peak at 18 While Men Peak at 50, Study Finds. Oy.
The study, which looked at nearly 200,000 users, also showed that a man ’ s desirability increased with greater education. For women, it was another story. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAYA SALAM Tags: Dating and Relationships Online Dating Women and Girls Men and Boys OkCupid Gadsby, Hannah Source Type: news

New Estimates Show Overdose Deaths Surpassed 72,000, a New High, in 2017
Fentanyl is a big culprit, but there are also encouraging signs from states that have financed public health campaigns and addiction treatment. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Opioids and Opiates Fentanyl Deaths (Fatalities) Drug Abuse and Traffic Medicine and Health Heroin Source Type: news

Phys Ed: Why Sitting May Be Bad for Your Brain
Taking a walk every 30 minutes can restore blood flow to the brain when you ’ re sitting for hours. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Brain Carbon Dioxide Exercise Walking Source Type: news

Generation Grandparent: Singing With My Grandbaby
Researchers say that singing is among the most meaningful activities we share with children. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAULA SPAN Tags: Music Grandparents Babies and Infants Children and Childhood Families and Family Life Source Type: news

Should You Choose a Female Doctor?
Studies show that female doctors tend to listen more, and their patients — both male and female — tend to fare better. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TARA PARKER-POPE Tags: Women and Girls Doctors Heart Deaths (Fatalities) Source Type: news

Black Boys Feel Less Safe in White Neighborhoods, Study Shows
African-American boys “ will expect increased scrutiny, surveillance, and even direct targeting as they traverse whiter spaces, ” researchers at Ohio State University found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SANDRA E. GARCIA Tags: Blacks Youth Race and Ethnicity Whites Ohio State University Columbus (Ohio) Discrimination Source Type: news

Should You Choose a Woman Doctor?
Studies show that female doctors tend to listen more, and their patients — both male and female — tend to fare better. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TARA PARKER-POPE Tags: Women and Girls Doctors Heart Deaths (Fatalities) Source Type: news

Matter: The ‘ Zombie Gene ’ That May Protect Elephants From Cancer
With such enormous bodies, elephants should be particularly prone to tumors. But an ancient gene in their DNA, somehow resurrected, seems to shield the animals. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARL ZIMMER Tags: Genetics and Heredity Elephants Proteins DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Mitochondria Cancer Mammals Cell Reports (Journal) University of Chicago Lynch, Vincent J Schiffman, Joshua D Source Type: news

Lyme Disease Is Spreading Fast. Why Isn ’ t There a Vaccine?
The only vaccine was taken off the market more than 15 years ago. As reports of the disease skyrocket, researchers are working on a new one. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KAREN ZRAICK Tags: Ticks (Insects) Vaccination and Immunization Lyme Disease American Lyme Disease Foundation Plotkin, Stanley A Source Type: news

Doctors: My Patient ’ s Sisters
It was vividly clear, in every touch and gaze, that my patient ’ s family had made the right decision. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: HELEN OUYANG, M.D. Tags: Life-Sustaining Support Systems, Withdrawal Of Emergency Medical Treatment Nursing Homes Doctors Medicine and Health Families and Family Life Source Type: news

Inducing Labor at 39 Weeks May Offer Benefits
First-time mothers who had labor induced at 39 weeks were less likely to need C-sections. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Women and Girls Caesarean Section Parenting Source Type: news

With Short, Intense Sessions, Some Patients Finish Therapy in Just Weeks
The new psychological approach targets anxiety, PTSD and other mental disorders. Fewer people drop out with short-term treatment, and relief is quicker. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREA PETERSEN Tags: Anxiety and Stress Therapy and Rehabilitation Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Veterans Mental Health and Disorders Psychology and Psychologists Phobias Source Type: news

Clues to Your Health Are Hidden at 6.6 Million Spots in Your DNA
With a sophisticated new algorithm, scientists have found a way to forecast an individual ’ s risks for five deadly diseases. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Genetics and Heredity Tests (Medical) Heart Breast Cancer DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Broad Institute Harvard University Kathiresan, Sekar Source Type: news

They Thought Hemophilia Was a ‘ Lifelong Thing. ’ They May Be Wrong.
Experimental gene therapies have yielded promising results in early trials. But the drugs have left some patients wary, worried that success will not last. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Hemophilia Genetics and Heredity Blood Proteins Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Clinical Trials Biotechnology and Bioengineering Source Type: news

Personal Health: An Underappreciated Key to College Success: Sleep
Many college-bound kids start out with dreadful sleep habits that are likely to get worse once the rigorous demands of college courses and competing social and athletic activities kick in. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Sleep Colleges and Universities Tests and Examinations Anxiety and Stress Biorhythms Mental Health and Disorders Source Type: news

The Checkup: How to Minimize Repetitive Stress Injuries From Carrying a Baby
The early months as a baby grows can be hard on a parent ’ s muscles, because none of that “ weight lifting ” is guided by the strengthening — or the safety — of the parent. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Babies and Infants Baby Carriages, Strollers and Carriers Child Car Seats Muscles Parenting Exercise Weight Lifting Source Type: news

The New Health Care: The Large Hidden Costs of Medicare ’ s Prescription Drug Program
Premiums have risen very little in the years since Medicare Part D was introduced. But the same cannot be said of the burden on taxpayers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Medicare Health Insurance and Managed Care Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Medicine and Health Source Type: news

U.S. Ambassador Denies Threatening Ecuador Over Breast-Feeding Resolution
Ambassador Todd C. Chapman said that allegations he pressured the country by threatening trade sanctions and withdrawal of military aid were “ patently false. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREW JACOBS and PAM BELLUCK Tags: United States International Relations Breastfeeding State Department World Health Organization Health and Human Services Department Ecuador Todd C. Chapman Source Type: news

A Congressman, a Financial Deal and an Intricate Web of Conflicts
The allegations of insider trading against Representative Christopher Collins have revived calls for stricter rules about financial investments or corporate board seats held by members of Congress. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATIE THOMAS and SHEILA KAPLAN Tags: Ethics and Official Misconduct Elections, House of Representatives Innate Immunotherapeutics Ltd Collins, Christopher C Biotechnology and Bioengineering ZeptoMetrix Source Type: news

Congressman Collins ’ s Deep Financial Ties to Biotech Firms Posed Other Conflicts
Mr. Collins, among the wealthiest members of Congress, has decided not to seek re-election in the wake of insider trading charges stemming from investments he and others had in a biotech firm. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATIE THOMAS and SHEILA KAPLAN Tags: Ethics and Official Misconduct Elections, House of Representatives Innate Immunotherapeutics Ltd Collins, Christopher C Biotechnology and Bioengineering ZeptoMetrix Source Type: news

A Conversation With: Maria Konnikova Shows Her Cards
The well regarded science writer took up poker while researching a book. Now she ’ s on the professional circuit. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CLAUDIA DREIFUS Tags: Poker (Card Game) Cards and Card Games Psychology and Psychologists Women and Girls Writing and Writers Gambling Luck New Yorker Konnikova, Maria Source Type: news

As Catholic Hospitals Expand, So Do Limits on Some Procedures
Many religious health care institutions do not make it clear up front what procedures they won ’ t perform, a New York Times analysis shows. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATIE HAFNER Tags: Hospitals Catholic Health Assn of US Health and Human Services Department Roman Catholic Church Freedom of Religion Source Type: news

Corner Office: Paula Schneider on Running American Apparel and Fighting Cancer
A breast cancer survivor who ran one of the most notorious brands in fashion is now C.E.O. of Susan G. Komen, working to raise money for a cure. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DAVID GELLES Tags: Breast Cancer Fashion and Apparel American Apparel Inc Komen, Susan G, for the Cure Schneider, Paula Charney, Dov Source Type: news

Ask Well: Can You Screen for Early Pancreatic Cancer?
Pancreatic cancer is best treated at the earliest stages, but it is hard to detect. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Pancreatic Cancer Tests (Medical) Smoking and Tobacco Pancreas Source Type: news

Nonfiction: Going Solo: An Author Chooses — and Celebrates — Life Without a Partner or Kids
Glynnis MacNicol ’ s smart, pithy memoir, “ No One Tells You This, ” celebrates women who buck cultural norms. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AMANDA STERN Tags: Books and Literature MacNicol, Glynnis No One Tells You This: A Memoir (Book) Source Type: news

Getting Kids to Eat More Vegetables
Plates illustrated with pictures of vegetables spurred children to eat more of them. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Vegetables Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Court Orders E.P.A. to Ban Chlorpyrifos, Pesticide Tied to Children ’ s Health Problems
The ruling by a federal appeals court was a major setback for the pesticide industry, which had successfully lobbied the Trump administration to reject a ban. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ERIC LIPTON Tags: Hazardous and Toxic Substances Pesticides Agriculture and Farming Decisions and Verdicts Environment Suits and Litigation (Civil) Children and Childhood Environmental Protection Agency Pruitt, Scott Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

Food Quality Trumps Variety, Experts Say
People whose diets contained the greatest variety of foods tended to eat many nutritious foods, but also many junk foods. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANAHAD O ’ CONNOR Tags: Diet and Nutrition Weight Vegetables Food Source Type: news

Boxers or Briefs? It May Depend on Your Fertility Goals
Sperm count and concentration were higher in men who wore boxers versus tighter underwear styles. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Lingerie and Underwear Infertility Testosterone Sperm Hormones Source Type: news

Rites of Passage: My Voice Got Deeper. Suddenly, People Listened.
My feminist mother taught me to speak up. Now, as a trans man, I am trying to make space for women to be heard. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: THOMAS PAGE MCBEE Tags: Testosterone Women and Girls Women's Rights Labor and Jobs Transgender and Transsexuals General Electric Company McBee, Thomas Page Source Type: news

Companies Respond to an Urgent Health Care Need: Transportation
As people grow older and prefer to manage their health care at home, more need transportation to doctors and outpatient services. Business is surging. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANET MORRISSEY Tags: Elderly Health Insurance and Managed Care AI August Car Services and Livery Cabs Start-ups RoundTrip Inc Circulation Inc Source Type: news

MIND: Psychologists ’ Group Maintains Ban on Work at Military Detention Facilities
Members of the American Psychological Association voted against allowing psychologists to resume work at certain detention centers like the one in Guant á namo Bay, Cuba. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Torture Detainees Human Rights and Human Rights Violations Psychology and Psychologists United States Defense and Military Forces Interrogations American Psychological Assn Guantanamo Bay Naval Base (Cuba) Source Type: news

Margot Kidder ’ s Death Was a Suicide, Coroner Says
The actor ’ s daughter told The Associated Press, “ It ’ s important to be open and honest so there ’ s not a cloud of shame in dealing with this. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JACEY FORTIN Tags: Kidder, Margot Suicides and Suicide Attempts Mental Health and Disorders Movies Superman (Movie) Source Type: news

Dr. Robert Newman, Apostle of Methadone Treatment, Dies at 80
Since 1970, when he established a major treatment program in New York, Dr. Newman emerged as a global expert on opioid addiction. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SAM ROBERTS Tags: Newman, Robert G Methadone Deaths (Obituaries) Addiction (Psychology) Beth Israel Medical Center New York City Source Type: news

Dizziness on Standing May Be a Risk Factor for Dementia
Feeling dizzy or lightheaded when you stand up may be a risk factor for stroke and dementia years down the road, a new study reports. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Stroke Dementia Blood Pressure Source Type: news

At Edinburgh Fringe, a Spotlight on Mental Health
Even as many performers focus on psychological well-being in their work, the grueling annual event can take a toll. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDRZEJ LUKOWSKI Tags: Actors and Actresses Mental Health and Disorders Theater Edinburgh Festival Fringe Underwood, Josie A Clown Show About Rain (Play) Freeman (Play) Mental Health Foundation (United Kingdom) Fake It Til You Make It (Play) Source Type: news

Phys Ed: Why We All Need to Drink More During Hot Weather Exercise
Some athletes have begun to eschew fluids during hot weather workouts, in hopes that the privation might somehow make them stronger. A new study suggests it doesn ’ t. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Exercise Athletics and Sports Weather Dehydration Water Source Type: news

Kaboom! Cody! Rudi! Young Flippers Embrace Gtramp, a New Sport for the Instagram Set
The trampoline offshoot blends the countercultural aspect of skateboarding with the raw daring of parkour and freestyle snowboarding, all of it fueled by social media. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JUDI KETTELER Tags: Gymnastics, Trampoline Trampolines Sports Injuries Athletics and Sports Social Media Parenting Accidents and Safety Parkour (Sport) Source Type: news

Doctors: Playing Doctor to Our Children
We dismissed our 9-year-old son ’ s complaints and directed him to the bathroom. But then he stopped eating. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIKKAEL A. SEKERES, M.D. Tags: Emergency Medical Treatment Appendix (Body Part) Hospitals Surgery and Surgeons Appendicitis Ultrasonic Imaging and Sonograms Navel (Body Part) Doctors Families and Family Life Source Type: news

Trilobites: Welcome to the World, Little Fish. In 14 Days You ’ ll Start Making Babies.
The African annual fish can reach sexual maturity in about two weeks, scientists found, the fastest known among vertebrates. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BILAL CHOUDHRY Tags: Fish and Other Marine Life Longevity Reproduction (Biological) Hibernation Africa Mozambique Current Biology (Journal) Research Reichard, Martin Source Type: news

Nonfiction: Science or Quackery? The Study of Hormones Has Been Both, a New Book Suggests
Randi Hutter Epstein ’ s “ Aroused ” looks at the history of hormone research and the many missteps along the way. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NAOMI ORESKES Tags: Books and Literature Epstein, Randi Hutter Aroused (Book) Testosterone Hormones Source Type: news

Personal Health: Is the Paleo Diet Right for You?
In the Paleo era, people ran around all day and rarely lived past 40, so their risk of developing the so-called diseases of civilization is unknown. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Diet and Nutrition Weight Longevity Vegetables Meat Source Type: news