New Therapy for Aggressive Prostate Cancer Improves Survival
The experimental treatment relies on radioactive molecules that seek out tumor cells, a strategy that may be useful against other cancers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: your-feed-science Clinical Trials Prostate Cancer Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Tumors Radiation Deaths (Fatalities) Chemotherapy New England Journal of Medicine Novartis AG Source Type: news

As the Pace of Vaccinations Slows, Biden Makes a Personal Appeal
The Biden administration is shifting its strategy from mass vaccination sites to a more localized effort, deploying top officials to canvass and knock on doors. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zolan Kanno-Youngs Tags: Vaccination and Immunization United States Politics and Government Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Biden, Jill Tracy Jacobs Biden, Joseph R Jr Emhoff, Douglas C Fauci, Anthony S North Carolina Source Type: news

Is the Forced Contraception Alleged by Britney Spears Legal?
The United States has a dark history of court-sanctioned sterilization, but more recent rulings and legislation suggest it would violate a basic right. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: your-feed-science Birth Control and Family Planning Sterilization (Reproductive) Human Rights and Human Rights Violations Women and Girls Supreme Court (US) Spears, Britney Spears, Jamie (1952- ) Suits and Litigation (Civil) Source Type: news

A Coronavirus Epidemic Hit 20,000 Years Ago, New Study Finds
A few dozen human genes rapidly evolved in ancient East Asia to thwart coronavirus infections, scientists say. Those genes could be crucial to today ’s pandemic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carl Zimmer Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Genetics and Heredity Research DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) History (Academic Subject) your-feed-science Source Type: news

‘Death Doulas’ Provide Aid at the End of Life
End-of-life doulas support people emotionally, physically, spiritually and practically: sitting vigil, giving hand massages, making snacks. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abby Ellin Tags: Death and Dying Midwives and Doulas Living Wills and Health Care Proxies Grief (Emotion) University of Vermont Source Type: news

The Pandemic Seems to Have Made Childhood Obesity Worse, but There ’s Hope
It points the way to some possible means of fighting it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kim Tingley Tags: Children and Childhood Obesity Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Education (K-12) Weight Source Type: news

Musical Chairs? Why Swapping Seats Could Reduce Orchestra Aerosols.
Moving super-spreading instruments, like the trumpet, closer to air vents could limit the aerosol buildup on stage, according to a new study. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Anthes Tags: your-feed-science your-feed-health Utah Symphony Orchestra Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Coronavirus Reopenings Classical Music Trumpets Musical Instruments Science Advances (Journal) Source Type: news

Heart Problems After Vaccination Are Very Rare, Federal Researchers Say
More than 1,200 cases have been reported, mostly mild and more often in young men and boys. The benefits of vaccination still far outweigh the risks, experts said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Disease Rates Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Youth Heart Men and Boys Deaths (Fatalities) Children and Childhood Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Centers for Disease Control and Preve Source Type: news

Scientist Finds Early Coronavirus Sequences That Had Been Mysteriously Deleted
By rooting through files stored on Google Cloud, a researcher says he recovered 13 early coronavirus sequences that had disappeared from a database last year. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carl Zimmer Tags: Wildlife Trade and Poaching Bats Disease Rates Laboratories and Scientific Equipment Research Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Genetics and Heredity Computers and the Internet your-feed-science Source Type: news

C.D.C. Advisers to Discuss Rare Heart Problems in Vaccinated Youth
The majority of cases have been mild, with symptoms like fatigue, chest pain and disturbances in heart rhythm that quickly clear up. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: internal-essential Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Heart Youth Centers for Disease Control and Prevention BioNTech SE Pfizer Inc Moderna Inc Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Source Type: news

There ’s a ‘Severe Blood Shortage’ in the U.S., Red Cross Says
The American Red Cross said rising trauma cases, transplants and surgeries had led hospitals to ask for more blood than expected. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jesus Jim énez Tags: Blood Donation Shutdowns (Institutional) Transplants Shortages Emergency Medical Treatment Hospitals Transfusions American Red Cross Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

How to Exercise in the Summer Heat
As record high temperatures batter much of the country, expert advice on staying active this summer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gretchen Reynolds Tags: Content Type: Service Weather Exercise Summer (Season) Sweating Source Type: news

With Mass Vaccination Sites Winding Down, It ’s All About the ‘Ground Game’
The shift away from high-volume centers is an acknowledgment of the harder road ahead: a highly targeted push, akin to get-out-the-vote efforts, to persuade the reluctant to get shots. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sheryl Gay Stolberg Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Shutdowns (Institutional) Federal Emergency Management Agency United States Politics and Government Biden, Joseph R Jr Fauci, Anthony S Newark (NJ) States (US) Source Type: news

Covid's Delta Variant: What We Know
The variant is gaining traction worldwide. But vaccines are driving down coronavirus case numbers in the U.S., and it ’s unclear whether Delta will reverse that trend. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Anthes Tags: your-feed-science Disease Rates Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) your-feed-healthcare Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Fauci, Anthony S Great Britain India United States Source Type: news

White House Says It Will Narrowly Miss July 4 Vaccination Goal
People ages 18 to 26 have been slow to get their shots, aides to President Biden said, ruling out the possibility of getting 70 percent of adults at least partly vaccinated by Independence Day. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sharon LaFraniere Tags: Vaccination and Immunization United States Politics and Government Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Biden, Joseph R Jr Fauci, Anthony S Zients, Jeffrey D Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Independence Day (US) (July 4) Age, Chronological Source Type: news

Ei-ichi Negishi, Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Dies at 85
His work in creating a method to build complex organic molecules applied to everything from pharmaceutical manufacturing to electronics. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kenneth Chang Tags: Negishi, Ei-ichi Deaths (Obituaries) Chemistry Nobel Prizes Purdue University Changchun (China) Japan Source Type: news

New Drug Could Cost the Government as Much as It Spends on NASA
The Alzheimer ’s treatment will cost $56,000 per patient, and millions may use it. The result: “crazy numbers” for Medicare. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Josh Katz, Sarah Kliff and Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Aduhelm (Drug) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Medicare Federal Budget (US) Biogen Inc Source Type: news

Many Alzheimer ’s Experts Say Use of Aduhelm Should Be Sharply Limited
Even those who supported the F.D.A. ’s approval of the controversial new drug said authorizing it for anyone with Alzheimer’s disease was much too broad. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pam Belluck Tags: your-feed-science Alzheimer ' s Disease Aduhelm (Drug) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Labeling and Labels (Product) Clinical Trials s Assn Biogen Inc Food and Drug Administration your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

C.D.C Studies Say Young Adults Are Less Likely to Get Vaccinated
Many adults under 40 surveyed by researchers expressed distrust of the vaccines, fear of side effects or skepticism about the need for the shots. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Anthes Tags: internal-essential Vaccination and Immunization Research Youth Rural Areas Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Covid Lab-Leak Theory Renews'Gain-of-Function' Research Debate
Talk of ‘gain-of-function’ research, a muddy category at best, brings up deep questions about how scientists should study viruses and other pathogens. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carl Zimmer and James Gorman Tags: Research Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Viruses Laboratories and Scientific Equipment United States Politics and Government your-feed-science Source Type: news

I ’ve Recovered From Long Covid. I’m One of the Lucky Ones.
Much of the country is moving past the pandemic. But many people still can ’t, and I know exactly how that feels. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laura M. Holson Tags: Content Type: Service Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Chronic Condition (Health) Vaccination and Immunization Medicine and Health Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Source Type: news

Morning People May Be at Lower Risk of Depression Than Night Owls
Going to bed early and waking up early may help to provide some protection against depression, a new study suggests. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Sleep Mental Health and Disorders Content Type: Service Genetics and Heredity Biorhythms Source Type: news

The Secrets of ‘Cognitive Super-Agers’
By studying centenarians, researchers hope to develop strategies to ward off Alzheimer ’s disease and slow brain aging for all of us. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Alzheimer ' s Disease Memory Elderly Brain Age, Chronological Dementia Source Type: news

With Vaccination Goal in Doubt, Biden Warns of Variant ’s Threat
Speaking at the White House, the president did not mention his goal of getting 70 percent of adults partly vaccinated by July 4 but trumpeted a different milestone: 300 million shots in his first 150 days in office. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Noah Weiland Tags: Biden, Joseph R Jr Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Independence Day (US) (July 4) Harris, Kamala D States (US) United States Politics and Government Disease Rates Source Type: news

Wondering if the Covid Vaccine Worked? Get the Right Test, at the Right Time
Scientists generally recommend against antibody testing after vaccination. But for some people, it makes sense. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Clinical Trials Tests (Medical) Antibodies Vaccination and Immunization Organ Donation Immune System Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Lat, David B Source Type: news

Brazil Reported One of the Highest Covid-19 Death Tolls in the World
The country reached 500,000 official deaths, behind only the United States and the presumed death count for India. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reed Abelson Tags: internal-essential Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Deaths (Fatalities) Brazil Source Type: news

Desperate for Covid Care, Undocumented Immigrants Resort to Unproven Drugs
Shut out from mainstream medicine, some immigrants are buying expensive, unproven Covid therapies from “wellness” clinics or turning to the black market. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Maxmen Tags: Illegal Immigration Immigration and Emigration Migrant Labor (Agriculture) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Rumors and Misinformation Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Health Insurance and Managed Care your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Wondering if the Vaccine Worked? Get the Right Test, at the Right Time
Scientists generally recommend against antibody testing after vaccination. But for some people, it makes sense. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Clinical Trials Tests (Medical) Antibodies Vaccination and Immunization Organ Donation Immune System Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Lat, David B Source Type: news

Covid Lab-Leak Theory Renews " Gain-of-Function " Research Debate
Talk of ‘gain-of-function’ research, a muddy category at best, brings up deep questions about how scientists should study viruses and other pathogens. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carl Zimmer and James Gorman Tags: Research Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Bats Science and Technology Avian Influenza Viruses Laboratories and Scientific Equipment United States Politics and Government your-feed-science Source Type: news

Delta Variant: What to Know For Summer Travel
It ’s the most contagious form of the coronavirus so far. Here’s what you need to know before traveling. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Concepci ón de León Tags: Content Type: Service Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Travel and Vacations Vaccination and Immunization Summer (Season) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Source Type: news

On the Pointlessness of Pointy Shoes
Archaeological advice on post-pandemic footwear. Plus: brittle stars in a “weirdo box,” a possible Viking ransom and more in the Friday edition of the Science Times newsletter. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alan Burdick Tags: Shoes and Boots Quarantine (Life and Culture) Fashion and Apparel Feet Falls Skeletons Archaeology and Anthropology Richard II, King of England Cambridge (England) your-feed-science Source Type: news

High Hopes for Johnson & Johnson ’s Covid Vaccine Have Fizzled in the U.S.
Production problems and a brief pause on its use kept the one-dose vaccine from becoming the game changer that health officials across the country believed it would be. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Noah Weiland Tags: Johnson & Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Shutdowns (Institutional) Regulation and Deregulation of Industry States (US) Rural Areas Emergent BioSolutions Inc Factories and Manufacturing Go Source Type: news

Taiwan Orders Some Tech Workers to Stay Indoors to Tackle an Outbreak
Activists say that the measures discriminate against migrant laborers, an essential pillar of the island ’s high-tech industries. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Chang Chien and Amy Qin Tags: internal-essential Taiwan Migrant Labor (Non-Agriculture) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Southeast Asia Source Type: news

For a Science Reporter, the Job Was Always About the People
In two decades covering medicine for The New York Times, the people I met, and the truths they revealed, have always stayed with me. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Denise Grady Tags: Medicine and Health New York Times News and News Media Retirement Source Type: news

The Maldives Lured Tourists Back. Now It Needs Nurses.
The island nation kept Covid cases low, and its resorts open, for much of the pandemic. But a recent surge exposed its overreliance on expatriate health workers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maahil Mohamed and Mike Ives Tags: Nursing and Nurses Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Maldives Source Type: news

Parents and caregivers reported mental health issues more often than others during the pandemic, a C.D.C. study says.
The report follows innumerable anecdotes and several studies suggesting spikes in mental health problems among parents and caregivers during the pandemic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Daniel E. Slotnik Tags: internal-essential Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Anxiety and Stress Mental Health and Disorders Parenting Source Type: news

A Pill to Treat Covid-19? The U.S. Is Betting on It.
A new $3.2 billion program will support the development of antiviral pills, which could start arriving by the end of this year. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carl Zimmer Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Remdesivir (Drug) Clinical Trials Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) National Institutes of Health your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Obamacare Survives Latest Supreme Court Challenge
The court sidestepped the larger issue in the case, whether the 2010 health care law can stand without a provision that required most Americans to obtain insurance or pay a penalty. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adam Liptak Tags: Supreme Court (US) Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) United States Politics and Government Decisions and Verdicts Source Type: news

Nations weigh mandates and incentives to drive up vaccination rates.
While some parts of the world have used lures such as free lottery tickets to lift inoculation rates, officials in a few places may go straight to requiring shots. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Azi Paybarah Tags: internal-essential Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

How Should I Deal With an Unvaccinated Student?
The magazine ’s Ethicist columnist on the obligations faced by those who choose not to be vaccinated against Covid-19. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kwame Anthony Appiah Tags: Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Content Type: Service Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Ethics (Personal) Source Type: news

CureVac ’s Covid-19 Vaccine Disappoints in Clinical Trial
A preliminary analysis showed that CureVac ’s mRNA vaccine had an efficacy of just 47 percent. “This is pretty devastating for them,” one expert said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carl Zimmer Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) RNA (Ribonucleic Acid) CureVac GmbH your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Richard R. Ernst, Nobelist Who Paved Way for M.R.I., Dies at 87
His development of advanced analytical techniques formed the basis for M.R.I. technology used in hospitals and helped chemists determine the structure of complex molecules. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Anthes Tags: Ernst, Richard R (1933-2021) Chemistry Science and Technology Deaths (Obituaries) Nobel Prizes Magnetic Resonance Imagers Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Switzerland Source Type: news

How Emergent BioSolutions Earned Profits But Delivered Disappointing Vaccine Returns
Emergent BioSolutions was awarded a $628 million federal contract with no competitive bidding. Top executives received big bonuses while factories mostly sat idle and tens of millions of Covid-19 doses were thrown away. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sharon LaFraniere, Chris Hamby and Rebecca R. Ruiz Tags: Emergent BioSolutions Inc Johnson & AstraZeneca PLC Government Contracts and Procurement Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Health and Human Services Department Food and Drug Administration Kadlec, Robert P Trump, Don Source Type: news

Brigitte Gerney, ‘Crane Lady’ Who Survived Collapse, Dies at 85
Her legs were crushed when she was trapped for six hours in Manhattan in 1985, touching off a media frenzy. Miraculously, she was able to walk again. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sam Roberts Tags: Gerney, Brigitte Deaths (Obituaries) Accidents and Safety Derricks and Cranes Rescues Manhattan (NYC) Source Type: news

Lifelong Exercise Adds Up to Big Health Care Savings
People who start to exercise before or during middle age typically save from $824 to $1,874 annually on health care costs after retirement. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gretchen Reynolds Tags: Exercise Age, Chronological AARP BMJ Open (Journal) Source Type: news

Covid Vaccine Card: What You Need to Know
For now, the best way to show that you ’ve been inoculated against the coronavirus is a simple card. Here, your key questions are answered. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Concepci ón de León Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Vaccination Proof and Immunization Records Quarantine (Life and Culture) Content Type: Service Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Airlines and Airplanes Travel and Vacations Cruises Passports Mobile Applications Cente Source Type: news

Scientists Report Earliest Known Coronavirus Cases in Five US States
Blood drawn from nine people in the earliest days of the pandemic tested positive for the infection. But some experts questioned the results. (Source: NYT Health)
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Study Finds Many Post-Covid Patients Are Experiencing New Medical Problems
An analysis of health insurance records of almost two million coronavirus patients found new issues in nearly a quarter — including those whose Covid infection was mild or asymptomatic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pam Belluck Tags: your-feed-science Chronic Condition (Health) Health Insurance and Managed Care Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Research FAIR Health Inc your-feed-healthcare Disease Rates Source Type: news