New York Turns to Smart Thermometers for Disease Detection in Schools
The technology company Kinsa will distribute as many as 100,000 internet-connected thermometers through the city ’s elementary schools. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Anthes Tags: your-feed-science your-feed-health Health and Mental Hygiene Department (NYC) Kinsa Inc Education Department (NYC) Fever Thermometers Medicine and Health Influenza Varma, Jay K New York City Source Type: news

Biogen's Alzheimer ’s Drug Poses a Dilemma for the F.D.A.
If the agency approves it, aducanumab would be the first new Alzheimer ’s treatment since 2003. Patients are desperate for new options, but some scientists say there isn’t enough evidence it works. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pam Belluck and Rebecca Robbins Tags: Alzheimer ' s Disease Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Clinical Trials Aducanumab (drug) Biogen Inc Food and Drug Administration your-feed-science your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Alzheimer ’s Drug Poses a Dilemma for the F.D.A.
If the agency approves it, aducanumab would be the first new Alzheimer ’s treatment since 2003. Patients are desperate for new options, but some scientists say there isn’t enough evidence it works. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pam Belluck and Rebecca Robbins Tags: Alzheimer ' s Disease Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Clinical Trials Elderly Memory Brain Aducanumab (drug) Biogen Inc Food and Drug Administration s Assn your-feed-science your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Blinded by Brighter Headlights? It ’s Not Your Imagination.
The rising use of light-emitting diodes and the popularity of pickups and S.U.V.s have prompted complaints about the glare and intensity of headlights. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Mele Tags: Automobiles Automobile Safety Features and Defects Light-Emitting Diodes Headlights Lighting Eyes and Eyesight Glare Source Type: news

Why A.I. Should Be Afraid of Us
Because benevolent bots are suckers. Plus, racism in medical journals, the sperm-count “crisis” and more in the Friday edition of the Science Times newsletter. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alan Burdick Tags: Artificial Intelligence Driverless and Semiautonomous Vehicles Mobile Applications Empathy Roads and Traffic Computer and Video Games Woebot Labs Westworld (TV Program) your-feed-science your-feed-health Source Type: news

Red Knots in Steepest Decline in Years, Threatening the Species ’ Survival
The annual count along the Delaware Bay beaches showed another severe drop in numbers of the shorebird, whose migration is one of the longest avian journeys in the world. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jon Hurdle Tags: Endangered and Extinct Species Animal Migration Birds Crabs Beaches Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission your-feed-science Source Type: news

How a Nursing Shortage Affects Families With Disabled Children
A nursing shortage — driven by the pandemic — has made life miserable for parents with profoundly disabled children. “What if I’m so exhausted that I make a mistake?” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ted Alcorn and Brittainy Newman Tags: Nursing and Nurses Shortages Home Health Care Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Children and Childhood Families and Family Life Parenting Medicaid Source Type: news

Ganga Stone, Who Gave Sustenance to AIDS Patients, Dies at 79
At the height of the AIDS epidemic, she started God ’s Love We Deliver, a charity that brought hot meals to people who were too ill to cook. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sam Roberts Tags: Deaths (Obituaries) Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Food Banks and Pantries Stone, Ganga God ' s Love We Deliver New York Metropolitan Area Source Type: news

Teens Are Rarely Hospitalized With Covid, but Cases Can Be Severe
Adolescents were hospitalized with Covid three times as often as with flu, researchers reported. Nearly one-third wound up in I.C.U.s. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Disease Rates Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Influenza Rumors and Misinformation Research Deaths (Fatalities) United States Teenagers and Adolescence Source Type: news

Susan Cole, Advocate for Traumatized Children, Dies at 72
Ms. Cole examined the link between abuse at home and problems in the classroom, and sought to make schools “trauma sensitive.” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Neil Genzlinger Tags: Cole, Susan F (1948-2021) Special Education Child Abuse and Neglect Children and Childhood Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Deaths (Obituaries) Legal Profession Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative (Nonprofit) Source Type: news

C.D.C. Says Child Covid Hospitalizations Are Rare, but More Frequent Than Flu
The findings run counter to claims that influenza is more threatening to children than Covid-19 is. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: Children and Childhood Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Influenza Centers for Disease Control and Prevention United States internal-essential Source Type: news

Can Travel Be Fun Again?
For many people, after more than a year of the pandemic, travel feels like something to dread. But it can still mean liberation, the author and psychologist argues. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Solomon Tags: Travel and Vacations Airlines and Airplanes Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Travel Warnings Quarantine (Life and Culture) Anxiety and Stress Source Type: news

The Sperm-Count ‘Crisis’ Doesn’t Add Up
Reports of a decline in male fertility rely on flawed assumptions, a new study contends. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel E. Gross Tags: your-feed-science your-feed-health In Vitro Fertilization Infertility Reproduction (Biological) Testosterone Women and Girls Men and Boys Swan, Shanna H Research Human Fertility Source Type: news

When a Surgeon Became a Covid-19 Patient: ‘I Had Never Faced the Reality of Death’
Infected early in the pandemic, Dr. Tomoaki Kato, a renowned transplant surgeon, was soon on life support, and one of the sickest patients in his own hospital. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Denise Grady Tags: Kato, Tomoaki Surgery and Surgeons Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Content Type: Personal Profile New York-Presbyterian Hospital Hospitals your-feed-healthcare New York City Doctors Source Type: news

U.S. Covid Vaccine Donations Will Go to'Wide Range' of Nations
Latin America, South and Southeast Asia and Africa will be among the recipients of an initial 25 million excess doses that the Biden administration is sharing this month. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sheryl Gay Stolberg Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Biden, Joseph R Jr Walensky, Rochelle United States AstraZeneca PLC Emergent BioSolutions Inc Shortages Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Defense Production Act Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Source Type: news

Arthur Staats Dies at 97; Called ‘Time Out’ for Unruly Kids
A behavioral psychologist, he advised that it was more productive to briefly isolate a misbehaving child than to spank or yell at him. Thus a household phrase was born. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sam Roberts Tags: Children and Childhood Psychology and Psychologists Deaths (Obituaries) Parenting Staats, Arthur (1924-2021) Time out Source Type: news

Medical Journals Blind to Racism as Health Crisis, Critics Say
As a prominent editor steps down, the influential JAMA journals promise changes regarding staff diversity and more inclusive research. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Race and Ethnicity Discrimination Doctors Academic and Scientific Journals Podcasts Minorities Medicine and Health Apologies American Medical Assn Journal of the American Medical Assn New England Journal of Medicine Source Type: news

Don ’t Eat Cicadas if You’re Allergic to Seafood, F.D.A. Warns
The insects have emerged by the billions this year across the Eastern United States and have curious foodies salivating. But their similarities to crustaceans makes them an allergy risk, health officials warned. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Derrick Bryson Taylor Tags: Cicadas (Insects) Cooking and Cookbooks Allergies Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Food and Drug Administration United States Source Type: news

The Disease Detective
Joe DeRisi invented a way to find pathogens that scientists didn ’t even know to look for. Can it help prevent the next pandemic? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Kahn Tags: Epidemics Disease Rates Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Research University of California, San Francisco Source Type: news

Medical Journals Reluctant to Take On Racism, Critics Say
An editor ’s departure at JAMA is bringing calls for a sharper focus on racism and its consequences. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Race and Ethnicity Discrimination Doctors Academic and Scientific Journals Podcasts Minorities Medicine and Health Apologies American Medical Assn Journal of the American Medical Assn New England Journal of Medicine Source Type: news

Virtual Reality Therapy Plunges Patients Back Into Trauma. Here Is Why Some Swear by It.
An experimental treatment seems poised to address a dire mental health crisis. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dani Blum Tags: Anxiety and Stress Veterans Psychology and Psychologists Virtual Reality (Computers) Phobias Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Research Mental Health and Disorders Veterans Affairs Department Source Type: news

F.D.A. Approves New Drug to Treat Vaginal Yeast Infections
Regulators OK ’d a new antifungal treatment, but critics say it is unneeded and costs too much. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sheila Kaplan Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Yeast Infections Women and Girls Food and Drug Administration SCYNEXIS Inc. your-feed-science Source Type: news

When Your Job Harms Your Mental Health
Naomi Osaka advocated for her well-being at work. Here ’s how you can too. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Caron Tags: Anxiety and Stress Mental Health and Disorders Productivity Content Type: Service Workplace Environment Source Type: news

For Many Workers, Change in Mask Policy Is a Nightmare
After a shift by the C.D.C., employers withdrew mask policies that workers felt were protecting them from unvaccinated customers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Noam Scheiber Tags: Workplace Hazards and Violations Shopping and Retail United States Politics and Government Masks Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Supermarkets and Grocery Stores Organized Labor Beau Rivage Resort and Casino Kroger Co Source Type: news

The Longevity Benefit of a Physically Demanding Job
Men who had physically strenuous jobs lived, on average, about a year longer than those who were deskbound. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gretchen Reynolds Tags: Exercise Labor and Jobs Longevity Heart Deaths (Fatalities) Lancet, The (Journal) Source Type: news

Editor of JAMA Leaves After Outcry Over Colleague ’s Remarks on Racism
Dr. Howard Bauchner will step down after another editor suggested “taking racism out of the conversation” on a journal podcast. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: Race and Ethnicity Appointments and Executive Changes Doctors Academic and Scientific Journals American Medical Assn JAMA (Journal of American Medical Assn) Journal of the American Medical Assn Bauchner, Howard Livingston, Edward H your- Source Type: news

Something Bothering You? Tell It to Woebot.
When your therapist is a bot, you can reach it at 2 a.m. But will it really understand your problems? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Karen Brown Tags: Therapy and Rehabilitation Anxiety and Stress Mental Health and Disorders Psychology and Psychologists Artificial Intelligence Mobile Applications Depression (Mental) Woebot Alison Darcy Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Source Type: news

Moderna Seeks Full F.D.A. Approval for Covid Vaccine
The company ’s application follows the move by Pfizer and BioNTech to seek full approval last month. The vaccines already have emergency use authorization in the United States. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Daniel E. Slotnik Tags: internal-essential Vaccination and Immunization Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Moderna Inc Food and Drug Administration Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

The Covid Vaccine Is Free, but Not Everyone Believes That
Concern over unexpected bills was one of the reasons respondents in a U.S. survey gave for hesitation about getting the shot. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Kliff Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news

For Sleep Apnea, a Mouth Guard May be a Good Alternative to CPAP
People with sleep apnea who can ’t tolerate the noise and discomfort of a CPAP machine might benefit from a mouth guard or surgery. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Sleep Apnea (Sleep Disorder) Snoring Surgery and Surgeons Source Type: news

Why Teens Need a Break This Summer
The pandemic has been the psychological workout of their lives. The next few months can be a time of recovery. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Damour Tags: Summer (Season) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Teenagers and Adolescence Youth Friendship Parenting Source Type: news

How to Rearrange Your Post-Pandemic ‘Friendscape’
Re-entry offers an opportunity to choose which relationships we wish to resurrect and which are better left dormant. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Murphy Tags: Content Type: Service Friendship Quarantine (Life and Culture) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Loneliness Dating and Relationships Source Type: news

Coronavirus Variant Discovered in India is Renamed Delta
The W.H.O. said it will label variants with Greek letters instead of numbers. Scientists hope the change will end the practice of referring to the mutations by the places they were detected. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benjamin Mueller Tags: internal-essential Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) World Health Organization India Source Type: news

For China ’s Single Mothers, a Road to Recognition Paved With False Starts
Unmarried mothers are often denied government benefits. A debate over the policy is being propelled by a declining birthrate and a new generation of independent Chinese women. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Vivian Wang Tags: Women and Girls Single Persons ' s Rights Parenting Pregnancy and Childbirth Health Insurance and Managed Care China Source Type: news

Two New Laws Restrict Police Use of DNA Search Method
Maryland and Montana have passed the nation ’s first laws limiting forensic genealogy, the method that found the Golden State Killer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Virginia Hughes Tags: Forensic Science Genealogy Law and Legislation Maryland your-feed-science DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Privacy Genetics and Heredity Montana Source Type: news

Clinics Close, but Abortion Continues
Even as abortion is restricted, telemedicine allows some women to end unwanted pregnancies using legal medications. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Abortion Pregnancy and Childbirth Abortion Drugs Roe v Wade (Supreme Court Decision) Birth Control and Family Planning Women and Girls Mifeprex (RU-486) Source Type: news

‘On That Edge of Fear’: One Woman’s Struggle With Sickle Cell Pain
Cures for a disease that mostly afflicts Black people seem near, but may come too late for Lisa Craig, who lives with an agony like knives stabbing her bones. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Eligon and William DeShazer Tags: Sickle Cell Anemia Pain-Relieving Drugs Chronic Condition (Health) Addiction (Psychology) Opioids and Opiates Race and Ethnicity Doctors Blood Black People Vanderbilt University Medical Center Source Type: news

A Vaccine Side Effect Leaves Women Wondering: Why Isn ’t the Pill Safer?
Scientists were alarmed by blood clots possibly linked to the J&J vaccine. Some women wondered if there shouldn ’t be more concern about oral contraceptives. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Blood Clots Women and Girls Estrogen Birth Control and Family Planning Lungs Vaccination and Immunization Social Media Johnson & Twitter Source Type: news

Nepal Covid Crisis Worsens as Workers Pay the Price
The Himalayan country is considering declaring a health emergency to help contain a second wave that experts say migrant laborers brought back from India. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bhadra Sharma and Mujib Mashal Tags: Politics and Government Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Immigration and Emigration Medicine and Health Source Type: news

Things to do This Summer
In-person events are returning. You can attend a rodeo, watch the Perseid meteor shower or immerse yourself in the art of Vincent van Gogh. Here are suggestions for three months of fun. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emma Grillo and Danya Issawi Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Source Type: news

Summer Drink Recipes
You can ’t go wrong with a gin and tonic or a caipirinha. But many summer cocktails could stand a spark of whimsy without compromising their honest appeal. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Florence Fabricant Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Recipes Alcoholic Beverages Cooking and Cookbooks Cocktails and Mixed Drinks Summer (Season) Content Type: Service Source Type: news

Reassessing Personal Finances
Whether your bank account grew or shrank during the long months of lockdown, now is the time to take stock of your financial situation and decide your next steps. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michelle Andrews Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Content Type: Service Savings Personal Finances Financial Planners Source Type: news

Books to Read This Summer
These vacation-themed reads run the gamut from tales of quaint murder mysteries and weddings run amok to reclaiming your mojo. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adrienne Gaffney Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Summer (Season) Books and Literature Content Type: Service Source Type: news

Reassessing Boundaries
Over the past year, many of us have played our different roles — professional, parent, student — all from the same space, home. Now, we’re reassessing how much to share as we emerge into the public sphere. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine Cusumano Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Anxiety and Stress Workplace Environment Social Media Computers and the Internet Source Type: news

What We are Looking Forward to This Summer
Ahead of Memorial Day, and the unofficial start of summer, we asked readers to share what they are looking forward to most in the coming months. More than 100 people wrote in from across the United States with their post-pandemic plans. Here are a select few, edited and condensed for clarity. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dani Blum Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Summer (Season) Families and Family Life Parties (Social) Road Trips Travel and Vacations Parenting Source Type: news

Ways to Improve the Planet After Covid
As the pandemic and lockdowns dragged on and on over the past year, most of us longed only for the day when the world would return to what it was before Covid-19 entered our vocabulary. For others, though, the months of seclusion led them to search for ways they might be able to make the world just a little better place than it was before. Here are a few ideas on improving your little part of the post-pandemic Earth that you could latch onto, or maybe you have some ideas of your own. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Bicycles and Bicycling Cooking and Cookbooks Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Volunteers and Community Service Waste Materials and Disposal Flowers and Plants Content Type: Service Source Type: news

Outdoor Science Activities
Don ’t worry: No final exams, or hefty student loans are involved. All you need are a few simple items, and an abiding interest in the wonders of nature. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Temple Grandin Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Content Type: Service Handicrafts Science and Technology Source Type: news

U.S. Mask Companies Struggle to Compete with China
Remember when N95s were in short supply? American companies stepped in to manufacture them. Now, they can ’t compete. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Jacobs Tags: Masks Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Rationing and Allocation of Resources Hospitals Layoffs and Job Reductions Factories and Manufacturing Stockpiling Prestige Ameritech World Trade Organization Source Type: news

US Vaccine Rate: 70% May Be in Reach, New Poll Suggests
The survey found big increases over last month in Latinos getting the shot and in unvaccinated people who say they have made an appointment. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: your-feed-science Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Polls and Public Opinion Kaiser Family Foundation your-feed-healthcare Children and Childhood Hispanic-Americans Source Type: news

U.K. Approves Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
The single-dose vaccine becomes the fourth vaccine to be authorized for use in Britain. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elian Peltier, Remy Tumin, Andr és R. Martínez, Shashank Bengali and Daniel Politi Tags: internal-essential Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Johnson & Vaccination and Immunization Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Great Britain Source Type: news