There ’s No Easy Fix for Children’s Weight Gain
Experts advise families to avoid blaming themselves and to look for opportunities to congratulate children for healthy behaviors and good decisions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perri Klass, M.D. Tags: Children and Childhood Obesity Food Insecurity Income Inequality Anxiety and Stress Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Exercise Families and Family Life Weight Source Type: news

To Promote Vaccines, New Orleans Dances With Its Sleeves Rolled Up
The new, upbeat ‘Sleeves Up, NOLA’ campaign deftly uses local personalities and the Carnival dance culture to encourage citizens to get a Covid shot. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: Black People Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Mardi Gras Slogans and Mottoes New Orleans (La) Medicine and Health your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Forget ‘Dry January’ and Other New Year’s Resolutions
It seems a long time since we pledged to drink less, eat better, exercise more, cut spending and stop doom-scrolling. Be gentle on yourself: It ’s been a tough month. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maria Cramer Tags: Colleges and Universities Alcohol Abuse New Year Anxiety and Stress Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Social Media Source Type: news

Make a Finger Trap From Newspaper
Weave a classic gag from newspaper, then find someone to fool. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christy Harmon Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Newspapers Hoaxes and Pranks Content Type: Service Handicrafts Source Type: news

Simple Soup Recipes
With this foundation of vegetables and water, delicious, homemade soup doesn ’t have to be complicated. Adding personality is up to you. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Florence Fabricant Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Cooking and Cookbooks Recipes Soups Content Type: Service Source Type: news

Making New Friends During a Pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has profoundly disrupted some social circles. Here ’s what experts and new pals have to say about making, and maintaining, pandemic friends. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine Cusumano Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Friendship Content Type: Service Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Auto Insurance During a Pandemic
Is your car spending more time in the garage than on the road? You may be able to reduce your auto insurance payments. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paul Stenquist Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Content Type: Service Automobiles Automobile Insurance and Liability Source Type: news

Things To Do At Home
This week, celebrate Australia Day, make masala chai and listen to Natalie Portman discuss her new children ’s book. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine Cusumano and Emma Grillo Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Source Type: news

Eating Outside During the Pandemic
During the pandemic, wind chill and loaner blankets are the new considerations (don ’t forget your handwarmers). (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Steven Kurutz Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Restaurants Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Weather Content Type: Service Source Type: news

U.S. Virus Cases Top 25 Million
Experts say that as staggering as that figure is, it significantly understates the true number of people in the country who have been infected and the scope of the nation ’s failure to contain the spread of the virus. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lucy Tompkins Tags: internal-essential Source Type: news

Pfizer Will Ship Fewer Covid-19 Vaccine Vials to Account for ‘Extra’ Doses
After the surprise discovery of an extra dose in every vial, Pfizer executives successfully lobbied the F.D.A. to change the vaccine ’s formal authorization language. The company charges by the dose. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Noah Weiland, Katie Thomas and Sharon LaFraniere Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Vaccination and Immunization Hypodermic Needles and Syringes Government Contracts and Procurement Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) BioNTech SE Pfizer Inc your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

In Crises, Vaccines Can Be Stretched, but Not Easily
Shortages of shots for yellow fever, polio and other diseases have led to innovative solutions even in very poor countries. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald G. McNeil Jr. Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Epidemics Immune System Shortages Third World and Developing Countries World Health Organization United Nations Children ' s Fund Rotary Clubs International Slaoui, Moncef M Offi Source Type: news

Do Curfews Slow the Coronavirus?
A restriction more often used in natural disasters, or to quell unrest, has never been tested against a pathogen like the virus. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Kolata Tags: Curfews Disease Rates Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Shutdowns (Institutional) United States Economy Europe Source Type: news

5 Ways Teens Can Get More Fruits and Vegetables Into Their Diets
A new study found that high school students aren ’t getting enough produce. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Caron Tags: Diet and Nutrition Fruit Vegetables Parenting Teenagers and Adolescence Content Type: Service Source Type: news

How Beijing Turned China ’s Covid-19 Tragedy to Its Advantage
The Communist Party ’s success in reclaiming the narrative has proved to the world its ability to rally the people to its side, no matter how stumbling its actions might be. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Li Yuan Tags: China Wuhan (China) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Propaganda Politics and Government Computers and the Internet Censorship Social Media Communist Party of China Fang Fang (Author) Source Type: news

The Toll of Fried Foods on Heart Health
Eating fried foods increased the risk of heart disease, stroke, heart failure and premature death. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Food Heart Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Filing Suit for ‘Wrongful Life’
More Americans are writing end-of-life instructions as the pandemic renders such decisions less abstract. But are medical providers listening? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paula Span Tags: your-feed-science your-feed-healthcare Malpractice Living Wills and Health Care Proxies Life-Sustaining Support Systems, Withdrawal Of Death and Dying Compensation for Damages (Law) Hospitals Suits and Litigation (Civil) Elderly August Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Kills Mink. They May Get a Vaccine.
The pandemic has been a powerful reminder that there is no clear barrier between viruses affecting animals and people. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Gorman Tags: Minks (Animals) Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Livestock Diseases Agriculture Department Zoetis Inc Denmark South Dakota your-feed-healthcare Medgene Labs (VST LLC) Source Type: news

Ukraine Ended Secret Government Spending. Vaccine Makers Now Demand It.
Seeking to secure vital supplies, the authorities in the country maneuvered around anticorruption rules that require public disclosure of contracts. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maria Varenikova and Andrew E. Kramer Tags: Government Contracts and Procurement Vaccination and Immunization Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Europe Ukraine Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

The Eggs I Sold, the Baby I Gained
Instead of lolling around in a lush pool of liquid, our baby was balled tight. Was there a connection to the eggs I had donated 10 years earlier? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justine Feron Tags: Egg Donation and Freezing Infertility Babies and Infants Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news

Why Biden Inherited a Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Unlikely to Grow Before April
But with 200 million doses pledged for the first quarter of the year, some experts say President Biden ’s plan for 100 million shots in 100 days is far too modest. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sharon LaFraniere and Noah Weiland Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) United States Politics and Government Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Pfizer Inc your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Eli Lilly Claims Drug Prevents Coronavirus Infection in Nursing Homes
A monoclonal antibody protected residents and staff members in facilities where the virus had appeared. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Kolata Tags: Antibodies Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Nursing Homes Disease Rates Elderly Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Elder Care Deaths (Fatalities) Eli Lilly and Company United States Source Type: news

F.D.A. Approves Monthly Shots to Treat H.I.V.
A combination of two injectable drugs will provide an alternative to daily pills for people with H.I.V. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Food and Drug Administration United States Source Type: news

U.S. Vaccine Supply: What to Know
Can President Biden really boost production? Why are governors trying to buy directly from Pfizer? And when will supply exceed demand? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Thomas Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Content Type: Service Shortages Defense Production Act Factories and Manufacturing United States Politics and Government Moderna Inc Pfizer Inc Biden, Joseph R Jr your-feed-healthcar Source Type: news

Amid One Pandemic, Students Train for the Next
Researchers have banded together to find safe, virtual ways to teach the principles of microbiology and epidemiology. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine J. Wu Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Education (K-12) Viruses Microbiology Science and Technology Education (Secondary) your-feed-science your-feed-health Sarasota (Fla) Tucson (Ariz) Van Cortlandt Park (Bronx, NY) Source Type: news

Coffee Tied to Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer
Each additional daily cup of coffee was associated with a 1 percent decrease in the risk of prostate cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Prostate Cancer Coffee BMJ Open (Journal) Source Type: news

A Living Legacy in Pediatric Cancer Research
Even as he was dying, he worked to raise awareness of pediatric cancer. Now scientists are using his cells to help others. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susan Gubar Tags: Children and Childhood Tumors Cancer Research Cancer (Journal) Purdue University Source Type: news

My ‘Long Covid’ Nightmare: Still Sick After 6 Months
A Times reporter caught the coronavirus during the New York City outbreak last April. But the acute phase of the illness was just the beginning. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laura M. Holson Tags: Chronic Condition (Health) Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) New York City Source Type: news

What If You Never Get Better From Covid-19?
Some patients could be living with the aftereffects for years to come. Recent research into another persistent, mysterious disease might help us understand how to treat them. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Moises Velasquez-Manoff Tags: Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Chronic Condition (Health) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Immune System Mount Sinai Medical Center Source Type: news

Emerging Coronavirus Variants May Pose Challenges to Vaccines
Laboratory studies of mutations circulating in South Africa suggest they may dodge some of the body ’s immune responses. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Immune System Influenza Antibodies South Africa Great Britain United States Brazil Disease Rates Moderna Inc Pfizer Inc Source Type: news

Is Mask-Slipping the New Manspreading?
Something about some men just makes it difficult to keep that mask where it should be. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Gorman Tags: Masks Men and Boys Psychology and Psychologists Inaugurations Source Type: news

Hahn Resigns as F.D.A. Commissioner; Woodcock Named Interim Chief
The Biden administration has yet to name a permanent chief of the Food and Drug Administration, amid a deep review of potential treatments and vaccines against the coronavirus. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sheila Kaplan Tags: Appointments and Executive Changes Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) United States Politics and Government Vaccination and Immunization Food and Drug Administration Biden, Joseph R Jr Hahn, Stephen M (1960- ) Trump, Donald J your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Just One Drink a Day May Increase Risk of Atrial Fibrillation
As alcohol consumption increased, so did the risk of the potentially fatal heart rhythm disorder. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Heart Deaths (Fatalities) Alcoholic Beverages European Heart Journal Stroke Source Type: news

Hypertension During Pregnancy Tied to Later Cognitive Decline
Pregnant women with blood pressure readings above 140/90 had deficits on tests of mental agility 15 years later. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Hypertension Brain Source Type: news

Ex-C.D.C. Chief on Challenge of Serving Trump During Pandemic
Dr. Robert Redfield predicted the “worst is yet to come” with the coronavirus and expressed frustration with the politicization of mask-wearing and mitigation efforts. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sheila Kaplan Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) United States Politics and Government Vaccination and Immunization Medicine and Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Redfield, Robert R Source Type: news

Exit Interview: C.D.C. Head Redfield Reflects on His Time on the Job
He predicted the “worst is yet to come” in the pandemic and expressed frustration with the politicization of mask-wearing and mitigation efforts. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sheila Kaplan Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) United States Politics and Government Vaccination and Immunization Medicine and Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Redfield, Robert R Source Type: news

The Benefits of Moderate Exercise
High-intensity workouts get a lot of attention and can be great for health. But moderate physical activity may have metabolic advantages. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gretchen Reynolds Tags: Exercise Bicycles and Bicycling Walking Running Weight Blood Pressure Source Type: news

The Strange Voyeurism of Watching Someone Else Get Vaccinated
Seeing a shot go in someone ’s arm is largely devoid of drama, but the surrounding choreography and presentation of the moment can be fascinating. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophie Haigney Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Nursing and Nurses Video Recordings, Downloads and Streaming Source Type: news

Could a Small Test Screen People for Covid-19?
A new modeling study hints that odor-based screens could quash outbreaks. But some experts are skeptical it would work in the real world. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine J. Wu Tags: Smell (Olfaction) Tests (Medical) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Research Mobile Applications your-feed-science your-feed-health Larremore, Daniel Toomre, Derek Source Type: news

New California Variant May Be Driving Virus Surge There, Study Suggests
Researchers found that the variant originated in California and showed up in more than half of samples tested last week by researchers in Los Angeles. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carl Zimmer Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Genetics and Heredity Disease Rates your-feed-healthcare Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Chiu, Charles Worobey, Michael G (1970- ) California Source Type: news

What You Can Do to Avoid the New Coronavirus Variant Right Now
It ’s more contagious than the original and spreading quickly. Upgrade your mask and double down on precautions to protect yourself. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Parker-Pope Tags: Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Content Type: Service Disease Rates Masks Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Protective Clothing and Gear Vaccination and Immunization Medicine and Health Hygiene and Cleanliness Source Type: news

The SAT is Dropping its Essay Section, Subject Matter Tests During Pandemic
(Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Taylor Tags: internal-essential Source Type: news

Why Medical Tourism Is Drawing Patients, Even in a Pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has devastated medical tourism, but pent-up demand remains for affordable treatment in foreign lands. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ceylan Yeginsu Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Travel and Vacations Quarantines Quarantine (Life and Culture) Budget Travel Medicine and Health Surgery and Surgeons United States Mexico Costa Rica Europe medical tourism pandemic Source Type: news

The Best Shoes for Knee Arthritis
People with knee arthritis were less likely to report pain and stiffness if they wore stable, supportive shoes, versus flat-soled, flexible ones. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Annals of Internal Medicine Shoes and Boots Knees Arthritis Osteoarthritis Source Type: news

Twins With Covid Help Scientists Untangle the Disease ’s Genetic Roots
“I want to know,” one twin said, “why did she have Covid worse than me?” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine J. Wu Tags: Genetics and Heredity Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Multiple Births DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Source Type: news

Finding a Foothold for Nordic Skiing in Rural Alaska
The harsh wind-hammered tundra sometimes complicates the prospect, as do the polar bears. But the children are enthusiastic pupils. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Seth Adams Tags: Skiing Rural Areas Polar Bears Travel and Vacations Photography Alaska Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Arctic Regions Kaktovik (Alaska) Nulato (Alaska) Source Type: news

Egypt Denied an Oxygen Failure Killed Covid Patients. We Found That It Did.
For many Egyptians, a video offered a rare and uncensored view of the coronavirus ’s real toll at the peak of Egypt’s second wave of the pandemic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mona El-Naggar and Yousur Al-Hlou Tags: Oxygen Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Hospitals Rumors and Misinformation Video Recordings, Downloads and Streaming Social Media Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights Sisi, Abdel Fattah el- Source Type: news

It ’s Not Your Parents’ Hip Replacement Surgery
Perhaps the most exciting aspect of modern hip replacement is the increasing use of robotic surgery. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Surgery and Surgeons Hips Implants Robots and Robotics Bones Source Type: news

Children ’s Screen Time Has Soared in the Pandemic, Alarming Parents and Researchers
“There will be a period of epic withdrawal,” warned one addiction specialist, once schools, activities and social life return to normal. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matt Richtel Tags: Children and Childhood Computer and Video Games Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Addiction (Psychology) Habits and Routines (Behavior) Mobile Applications Social Media Source Type: news

C.D.C. Warns the New Virus Variant Could Fuel Huge Spikes in Covid-19 Cases
The more contagious version, first identified in Britain, is expected to spread widely and lead to further strains on an already overburdened health care system. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli and Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Disease Rates Vaccination and Immunization Deaths (Fatalities) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention United States Source Type: news