Can Technology Help Us Eat Better?
A new crop of digital health companies is using blood glucose monitors to transform the way we eat. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anahad O ’Connor Tags: Diabetes Sugar Food Wearable Computing Exercise Anxiety and Stress Salad Dressings Heart Source Type: news

Coronavirus Variant First Found in Britain Now Spreading Rapidly in US
A new study bolsters the prediction by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that the so-called B.1.1.7 variant will dominate Covid-19 cases by March. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carl Zimmer Tags: Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Genetics and Heredity your-feed-healthcare your-feed-science Source Type: news

US Health Experts: Vaccines Will Increase by Spring
Officials are racing to vaccinate as many people as possible in order to outpace more contagious variants of the virus that were first identified in Britain and South Africa. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Thomas Tags: internal-essential Vaccination and Immunization Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Source Type: news

Chicago Teachers Reach a Tentative Deal to Reopen Schools.
(Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Taylor Tags: internal-essential Source Type: news

Will the Super Bowl Cause a Coronavirus Surge?
(Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Morales and Ron DePasquale Tags: internal-essential Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Disease Rates Football Super Bowl Source Type: news

AstraZeneca ’s Vaccine Does Not Work Well Against Virus Variant in South Africa
The bad news, coming nearly a week after a million doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine arrived in South Africa, was a big setback for the country. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benjamin Mueller, Rebecca Robbins and Lynsey Chutel Tags: AstraZeneca PLC Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) South Africa Clinical Trials your-feed-healthcare your-feed-science Source Type: news

Where Do Vaccine Doses Go, and Who Gets Them? The Algorithms Decide
Health agencies and hospitals are using different formulas to allocate the coronavirus shots, exacerbating disparities in vaccine access. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Natasha Singer Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Health and Human Services Department Pfizer Inc Medicine and Health Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Computers and the Internet Providence Health & Source Type: news

Emil Freireich, Groundbreaking Cancer Researcher, Dies at 93
He helped devise a successful chemotherapy regimen for childhood leukemia, which had long been a death sentence. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Sandomir Tags: Frei, Emil III (1924-2013) Deaths (Obituaries) Leukemia National Cancer Institute National Institutes of Health University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center Blood Donation Freireich, Emil Source Type: news

Yellen Warns Jobs Will be Slow to Rebound Without Stimulus
(Source: NYT Health)
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Virus Variant First Found in Britain Now Spreading Rapidly in U.S.
A new study bolsters the prediction by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that the so-called B.1.1.7 variant will dominate Covid-19 cases by March. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carl Zimmer Tags: Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Genetics and Heredity your-feed-healthcare your-feed-science Source Type: news

How to Exercise Outdoors in Cold Weather
Cold weather workouts do bring unique risks, but a little planning and preparation can help whether you ’re going for a winter walk, trekking in snowshoes or sledding with the kids. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kelly DiNardo Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Exercise Source Type: news

Frank Shankwitz, a Founder of Make-a-Wish, Is Dead at 77
A state highway patrolman in Arizona, he helped a terminally ill boy become a motorcycle cop and then came up with a plan to help more children realize their dreams. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Clay Risen Tags: Shankwitz, Frank (1943-2021) Make-A-Wish Foundation Deaths (Obituaries) Motorcycles, Motor Bikes and Motorscooters Children and Childhood Death and Dying Arizona Source Type: news

Abraham Twerski, Who Merged 12 Steps and the Torah, Dies at 90
A noted psychiatrist, he looked outside his Orthodox tradition to meld an eclectic menu of addiction treatments, including the A.A. idea of a “higher power.” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joseph Berger Tags: Twerski, Abraham J (1930-2021) Deaths (Obituaries) Jews and Judaism Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Rabbis Addiction (Psychology) Alcoholics Anonymous Source Type: news

Is Your Vaccine Card Selfie a Gift for Scammers? Maybe
You finally got your vaccine, and you ’re excited to share the proof. Here’s why that may not be a good idea, and what you can do instead. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christine Hauser Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Federal Trade Commission Farahany, Nita A Great Britain Source Type: news

In Afghanistan, a Booming Kidney Trade Preys on the Poor
Widespread poverty and an ambitious private hospital are helping to fuel an illegal market — a portal to new misery for the country’s most vulnerable. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adam Nossiter, Najim Rahim and Kiana Hayeri Tags: Kidneys Transplants Taliban Afghanistan Herat (Afghanistan) Poverty Source Type: news

How to Help When Adolescents Have Suicidal Thoughts
Even when rates of suicidal ideation increase, there are ways to keep kids safe. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perri Klass, M.D. Tags: Anxiety and Stress Teenagers and Adolescence Suicides and Suicide Attempts Depression (Mental) Mental Health and Disorders Children and Childhood Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Parenting JAMA Psychiatry (Journal) Pediatrics (Journal) Source Type: news

Yes, People Are Smoking More
Some blame the pandemic for the stress and boredom that have led them to buy more cigarettes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Monica Corcoran Harel Tags: Smoking and Tobacco Quarantine (Life and Culture) Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Is a Master of Mixing Its Genome, Worrying Scientists
New studies underscore how coronaviruses frequently mix their genetic components — which could contribute to the rise of dangerous variants. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roxanne Khamsi Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Research Evolution (Biology) Genetics and Heredity RNA (Ribonucleic Acid) your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

How Scientists Shot Down Cancer ’s ‘Death Star’
No drug could touch a quivering protein implicated in a variety of tumors. Then one chemist saw an opening. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Kolata Tags: Lung Cancer Pancreatic Cancer Colon and Colorectal Cancer Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Smoking and Tobacco Lungs Genetics and Heredity Tumors Pancreas Clinical Trials Amgen Inc United States Source Type: news

In Line for Vaccination, and Not Getting Younger
Residents and workers at long-term-care facilities are high-priority candidates for the Covid-19 vaccines. But many are still waiting. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paula Span Tags: your-feed-science Quarantine (Life and Culture) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Elderly Nursing Homes Elder Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living CVS Caremark Corporation Walgreen Co your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

AstraZeneca Shot Found to Be Protective Against Coronavirus Variant First Seen in U.K.
(Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benjamin Mueller and Rebecca Robbins Tags: internal-essential Clinical Trials Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Tests (Medical) AstraZeneca PLC Oxford University Great Britain Source Type: news

How the Pandemic Is Coming to Prime Time (or Not)
As series roll out after pandemic delays, they ’re trying to predict what audiences want: television that reflects our shared Covid reality? Or that provides a distraction from it? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexis Soloski Tags: Television Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Quarantine (Life and Culture) Writing and Writers Source Type: news

Health Care Workers Hit Hard by the Coronavirus Pandemic
Vaccines may be on the way, but many on the front-lines are burned out. Has the government done enough to help alleviate their stress? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Jacobs Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Labor and Jobs Medicine and Health Deaths (Fatalities) Hospitals Nursing and Nurses Nursing Homes United States Shortages Anxiety and Stress Workplace Hazards and Violations Doctors Source Type: news

How the Pandemic Is Coming to Prime Time. (Or Not.)
As series roll out after pandemic delays, they ’re trying to predict what audiences want: Television that reflects our shared Covid reality? Or that provides a distraction from it? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexis Soloski Tags: Television ABC Inc CBS Corporation Fox Broadcasting Co National Broadcasting Co Caron, Glenn Gordon Fogelman, Dan Jones, Amy Holden Lorre, Chuck Steinberg, Hank (1969- ) Shore, David 9-1-1 (TV Program) All Rise (TV Program) Black Source Type: news

Coming Soon: The ‘Vaccine Passport’
In the near future, travel may require digital documentation showing that passengers have been vaccinated or tested for the coronavirus. Answers to your questions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tariro Mzezewa Tags: Travel and Vacations Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Passports Source Type: news

Some Baby Food May Contain Toxic Metals, U.S. Reports
Testing found high levels of arsenic, lead and cadmium in some ingredients, congressional investigators said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: your-feed-science Baby Foods Infant Formulas Food Contamination and Poisoning Product Tests Rice Hazardous and Toxic Substances Arsenic Parenting Lead Krishnamoorthi, Raja United States Source Type: news

Is Your Super Bowl Party a Superspreader Event?
Experts offer tips on how to stay safe. For one, don ’t plan on shouting or cheering with your friends. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Caron Tags: Content Type: Service Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Super Bowl Football Parties (Social) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Source Type: news

Suddenly the Man Couldn ’t See. Was His Chest Pain Connected?
A gray cloud obscured the vision in the man ’s eye. A medical student in the E.R. found the cause in an entirely different part of his body. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Sanders, M.D. Tags: Eyes and Eyesight Stroke Heart Tumors Medicine and Health Source Type: news

How New Vaccine News Gives Hope for Spring, if Enough People Get the Shots
New data from several vaccine trials offer positive signs, but many public health experts say emerging variants mean the next few months will be a race against the virus. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Thomas and Rebecca Robbins Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) your-feed-healthcare Disease Rates Medicine and Health Third World and Developing Countries Nursing Homes Pfizer Inc AstraZeneca PLC Johnson & Moderna Inc Novavax Inc Source Type: news

After a Rocky Start, Novavax Vaccine Could Be Here by Summer
Even with two other vaccines authorized, Novavax is having no trouble recruiting volunteers for its U.S. trial. If all goes well, the U.S. could see 110 million doses in June. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Thomas Tags: Novavax Inc Clinical Trials Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Discrimination Black People Race and Ethnicity Research Hispanic-Americans your-feed-health Source Type: news

In the Vaccine Scramble, Cancer Patients Are Left Behind
Those with compromised immune systems are often advised to get the shots under medical supervision, but their cancer centers can ’t always provide them. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dani Blum Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Cancer Chemotherapy Immune System Source Type: news

W.H.O. experts who are investigating the origin of the virus visit a lab in Wuhan.
(Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Javier C. Hern ández and Sui-Lee Wee Tags: internal-essential Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Laboratories and Scientific Equipment Vaccination and Immunization World Health Organization Wuhan Institute of Virology (China) Wuhan (China) Source Type: news

W.H.O. experts investigating the origin of the virus visit a lab in Wuhan.
(Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Javier C. Hern ández and Sui-Lee Wee Tags: internal-essential Source Type: news

The AstraZeneca vaccine is shown to drastically cut transmission of the virus.
A new study by researchers at the University of Oxford underscores the importance of mass inoculation as a path out of the pandemic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marc Santora and Rebecca Robbins Tags: internal-essential Research Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization AstraZeneca PLC Oxford University Source Type: news

Lethal Chimp Disease Is Linked to Newly Identified Bacteria
Deaths at a Sierra Leone sanctuary that stumped people for 15 years have now been linked to a bacterium that seems to cause similar ailments in humans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Gorman Tags: Monkeys and Apes Endangered and Extinct Species Bacteria Veterinary Medicine Nature Communications (Journal) Sierra Leone Research Tacugama your-feed-science Wildlife Die-Offs Source Type: news

Even in Poorer Neighborhoods, the Wealthy Are Lining Up for Vaccines
Officials acknowledge that the coveted shots are disproportionately going to white people and that planners ’ efforts to course-correct are having limited effect. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abby Goodnough and Jan Hoffman Tags: Black People Race and Ethnicity Vaccination and Immunization Whites Hispanic-Americans Elderly Medicine and Health Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) City Councils your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

States in the US are Pulling Back Vaccine Doses from Federal Program for Nursing Homes
(Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Fausset Tags: internal-essential Source Type: news

Biden and Drug Makers Look to Speed Coronavirus Vaccine Deliveries
Moderna will ask federal regulators to increase the amount of coronavirus vaccine it can put in each vial by as much as 50 percent, potentially bolstering availability quickly. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sharon LaFraniere, Noah Weiland and Rebecca Robbins Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Moderna Inc Vaccination and Immunization Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Shortages Factories and Manufacturing Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Food and Drug Administration United States Politics and Government Bid Source Type: news

The Hidden Epidemic on Travel ’s Front Line
More than 6,000 employees of the Transportation Security Administration have contracted the coronavirus. Workers say lax safety measures have contributed to the spread. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ceylan Yeginsu Tags: Workplace Hazards and Violations Airport Security Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) American Federation of Government Employees Transportation Security Administration Source Type: news

The Virus Variant Spreading in Britain May Make Vaccines Less Effective, Study Shows
The highly infectious variant has developed a worrisome mutation, new research has found.   (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carl Zimmer Tags: internal-essential Vaccination and Immunization Research Antibodies Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Medicine and Health Source Type: news

I ’m a Disabled Parent. It Took a Pandemic to Let Me Join the P.T.A.
My chronic illness made it hard to volunteer at my kids ’ school. Now I can serve on the executive board of the P.T.A. without leaving my bed. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Heather Osterman-Davis Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Education (K-12) Parenting Parent-Teacher Associations Computers and the Internet Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Volunteers and Community Service Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Source Type: news

¿Qué vacuna debo ponerme?
Los especialistas en enfermedades infecciosas afirman que vacunarse con la vacuna de Johnson& Johnson, cuya eficacia contra el virus es menor que la de otras vacunas, seguir ía mereciendo la pena. (Source: NYT Health)
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The Case of the Serial Sperm Donor
One man, hundreds of children and a burning question: Why? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jacqueline Mroz Tags: your-feed-science Sperm Artificial Insemination Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Infertility In Vitro Fertilization Children and Childhood Families and Family Life Parenting Pregnancy and Childbirth Netherlands Meijer, Jonatha Source Type: news

Have You Had Covid-19? Study Says You May Need Only One Vaccine Dose
People who have already been sick with Covid-19 should still be vaccinated, experts say, but they may experience intense side effects even after one dose. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassandra Willyard Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Immune System your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Had Covid? You May Need Only One Dose of Vaccine, Study Suggests
People who have already been sick with Covid-19 should still be vaccinated, experts say, but they may experience intense side effects even after one dose. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassandra Willyard Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Immune System your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Tony Bennett Reveals He Has Alzheimer ’s Disease
“He’s not the old Tony anymore,” his wife, Susan, said. “But when he sings, he’s the old Tony.” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Bahr Tags: Music Bennett, Tony Alzheimer ' s Disease Elderly Pop and Rock Music Memory s Assn Source Type: news

Alzheimer ’s Prediction May Be Found in Writing Tests
IBM researchers trained artificial intelligence to pick up hints of changes in language ahead of the onset of neurological diseases. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Kolata Tags: Alzheimer ' s Disease Tests (Medical) Mental Health and Disorders Research Dementia Artificial Intelligence International Business Machines Corporation Source Type: news

How Climate Change May Affect Your Health
No matter where you live or how high your socioeconomic status, climate change can endanger your health, both physical and mental, now and in the future. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Content Type: Service Global Warming Respiratory Diseases Asthma Pollution Water Pollution Wildfires Air Pollution Center for Environmental Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Source Type: news

Which Covid Vaccine Should You Get? Experts Cite the Effect Against Severe Disease
Infectious disease doctors say getting a shot of the J&J vaccine, which has a lower efficacy against the virus than other vaccines, would still be well worthwhile. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Denise Grady Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Content Type: Service Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Clinical Trials Johnson & Moderna Inc Pfizer Inc AstraZeneca PLC Novavax Inc your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Why Some Who Are Vaccinated Still Get Coronavirus
Experts say cases like these are not surprising and do not indicate that there was something wrong with the vaccines or how they were administered. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lucy Tompkins Tags: internal-essential Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news