F.D.A. Attaches Warning of Rare Nerve Syndrome to Johnson & Johnson Covid Vaccine
Federal regulators concluded that the risk of developing the syndrome was low, and that the benefits of the vaccine still strongly outweigh it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sharon LaFraniere and Noah Weiland Tags: Johnson & Guillain-Barre Syndrome Vaccination and Immunization Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Disease Rates Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Food and Drug Administration Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Source Type: news

With the Delta Variant, Do I Need a Covid Booster Shot?
Although studies of a third dose are underway, experts agree that the vaccines are still working well, even against the Delta variant, and that booster shots are not necessary right now. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Parker-Pope Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Content Type: Service Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Medicine and Health Source Type: news

W.H.O. Experts Seek Limits on Human Gene-Editing Experiments
The panel also called on countries to ensure that beneficial forms of genetic alteration be shared equitably. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Kolata Tags: World Health Organization Genetic Engineering Crispr (DNA) Ethics and Official Misconduct Genetics and Heredity Clinical Trials DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) He Jiankui Research your-feed-science your-feed-health your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

The Rationing of a Last-Resort Covid Treatment
While ventilator shortages have been largely averted in the U.S., this lifesaving therapy is scarce. How to choose which critically ill patients get it? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sheri Fink Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Hospitals Doctors California Houston (Tex) Shortages United States ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) Ethics and Official Misconduct Source Type: news

BioBonds Use Wall Street Tools to Fund Medical Research
Karen Petrou invented a new funding model for curing blindness. Proposed legislation aims to apply it to medical research more generally. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ephrat Livni Tags: Clinical Trials Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Law and Legislation Petrou, Karen Shaw Research Lobbying and Lobbyists Health and Human Services Department Rush, Bobby L Fitzpatrick, Brian K (1973- ) Source Type: news

Alcohol Abuse Is on the Rise. Here's Why Doctors Fail to Treat It.
People with alcohol use disorder are often seen in clinics and hospitals, but medical professionals too often ignore the condition. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anahad O ’Connor Tags: Alcohol Abuse Anxiety and Stress Therapy and Rehabilitation Alcoholic Beverages Addiction (Psychology) Telemedicine Mental Health and Disorders Depression (Mental) Drug Abuse and Traffic Doctors Habits and Routines (Behavior) Deaths Source Type: news

Why We Should Keep Washing Our Hands Post Pandemic
As we get back into the world and the germs that inhabit it, we shouldn ’t drop the hand-washing habits so many us adopted in the Covid era. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Hygiene and Cleanliness Hands Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Source Type: news

Janet Yellen Warns That Coronavirus Variants Threaten Global Recovery
At the end of a gathering of the finance ministers of the Group of 20 nations, the U.S. Treasury secretary called for an acceleration of vaccine distribution worldwide. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alan Rappeport Tags: United States Economy Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) International Monetary Fund Treasury Department Yellen, Janet L Source Type: news

A Breathalyzer to Detect Covid-19? Scientists Are on It.
Scientists have been dreaming of disease-detecting breathalyzers for years. Has the time for the technology finally come? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Anthes Tags: your-feed-science your-feed-health Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Tests (Medical) Smells and Odors Source Type: news

A Covid Test as Easy as Breathing
Scientists have been dreaming of disease-detecting breathalyzers for years. Has the time for the technology finally come? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Anthes Tags: your-feed-science your-feed-health Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Tests (Medical) Smells and Odors Source Type: news

What Parents Need to Know About the C.D.C. ’s Covid School Guidelines
The agency ’s advice on distancing, masks and vaccination bring the coming school year a bit more into focus. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Anthes and Sarah Mervosh Tags: Coronavirus Reopenings Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Education (K-12) Shutdowns (Institutional) Disease Rates Heating, Ventilation and Cooling (HVAC) Masks Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Content Type: Servic Source Type: news

F.D.A. Seeks Investigation of Its Own Alzheimer ’s Drug Approval
The agency ’s acting head said a review should look into whether any interactions between agency staff and the drug developer, Biogen, broke F.D.A. rules. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Robbins Tags: Aduhelm (Drug) Alzheimer ' s Disease Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Inspectors General Biogen Inc Food and Drug Administration Woodcock, Janet Source Type: news

I.M.F. Board Backs $650 Billion Aid Plan to Help Poor Countries
The expansion of emergency reserves to help fund vaccines and pay down debt is politically contentious in the United States. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alan Rappeport Tags: International Monetary Fund Third World and Developing Countries Foreign Aid Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Group of Twenty Economic Conditions and Trends Source Type: news

Scientists Press Case Against the Covid Lab Leak Theory
In a review of recent studies and comparisons to other outbreaks, a group of virologists contends that there is more evidence to support a natural spillover from animals to humans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carl Zimmer and James Gorman Tags: Laboratories and Scientific Equipment Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Bats Animals SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Nature Medicine (Journal) Wuhan Institute of Virology (China) your-feed-science Source Type: news

Citing the Delta Variant, Pfizer Will Pursue Booster Shots and a New Vaccine
Scientists were critical of the announcement, pointing to evidence that the current two-dose regimen is powerfully effective against the coronavirus. (Source: NYT Health)
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The C.D.C. Issues New School Guidance, With Emphasis on Full Reopening
The guidance acknowledges that many students have suffered from months of virtual learning. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Emily Anthes and Sarah Mervosh Tags: Coronavirus Reopenings Disease Rates Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Education (K-12) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Pediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome (PIMS) Children and Childhood Quarantines Vaccination and Immunization Parent Source Type: news

Helping Runners With Long Covid Get Back on Their Feet
At many of the Covid-19 recovery clinics that have sprung up around the country, patients ’ goals include their athletic ambitions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jen A. Miller Tags: Exercise Running Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Heart Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Wearable Computing Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago, Ill) Veterans Source Type: news

Social Isolation in U.S. Rose as Covid Crisis Began to Subside, Research Shows
The findings suggest recovery from the pandemic may take a long time and could affect people ’s view of their relationships over time. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reed Abelson Tags: Research Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Mental Health and Disorders United States Source Type: news

El trastorno bipolar en los j óvenes: avances y retos
Al principio, los s íntomas infantiles pueden ser confundidos con otras condiciones y los menores pueden sufrir angustia severa durante años. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Bipolar Disorder Mental Health and Disorders Children and Childhood Depression (Mental) Lithium (Drug) Source Type: news

In Reversal, F.D.A. Calls for Limits on Who Gets Alzheimer ’s Drug
The agency faced criticism for approving Aduhelm for all Alzheimer ’s patients. Now it recommends that the drug be given only to those with mild symptoms. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Robbins and Pam Belluck Tags: Alzheimer ' s Disease Labeling and Labels (Product) Aduhelm (Drug) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Clinical Trials Food and Drug Administration Biogen Inc Source Type: news

Study Details How Delta Variant Dodges Immune System
One dose of vaccine is not enough to protect against the Delta and Beta variants, new research suggests, and even people who have had Covid-19 should be immunized. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: Disease Rates Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Immune System Vaccination and Immunization Antibodies Source Type: news

15 States Reach a Deal With Purdue Pharma Over Opioids
The states, including Massachusetts and New York, agreed to drop opposition to the bankruptcy organization plan of the company, the maker of OxyContin. (Source: NYT Health)
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Social Isolation in U.S. Rose as Crisis Began to Subside, Research Shows
The findings suggest recovery from the pandemic may take a long time and could affect people ’s view of their relationships over time. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reed Abelson Tags: Research Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Mental Health and Disorders United States Source Type: news

Covid Lambda Variant of Peru: What Scientists Know
Spreading fast in South America, the variant is still a mystery. No one knows whether it is more contagious than other variants or if it affects vaccines. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Anthes Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Genetics and Heredity Research your-feed-science your-feed-healthcare Vaccination and Immunization Microbiology Peru South America Source Type: news

A new study finds genetic variations in Covid patients that could point to better drug treatments.
(Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Kolata Source Type: news

Spy Agencies Turn to Scientists As They Wrestle With Mysteries
American intelligence agencies are tapping outside expertise as they wrestle with mysteries like the coronavirus and U.F.O.s that are as much about science as they are about espionage. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Julian E. Barnes Tags: Espionage and Intelligence Services Science and Technology Microwaves (Electromagnetic Waves) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO) Burns, William J Classified Information and State Secrets United States Politics and Gove Source Type: news

Seeking Answers on Covid, U.F.O.s and Illnesses, Spy Agencies Turn to Scientists
American intelligence agencies are tapping outside expertise as they wrestle with mysteries that are as much about science as they are about espionage. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Julian E. Barnes Tags: Espionage and Intelligence Services Science and Technology Microwaves (Electromagnetic Waves) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO) Burns, William J Classified Information and State Secrets United States Politics and Gove Source Type: news

Fitbits Detect Lasting Changes After Covid-19
Some people recovering from a coronavirus infection had an elevated heart rate for months, according to a new study. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Anthes Tags: your-feed-science Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Research Wearable Computing Mobile Applications Source Type: news

How Weight Training May Help With Weight Control
People who regularly do muscle-strengthening exercises are about 20 to 30 percent less likely to become obese over time than people who do not. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gretchen Reynolds Tags: Exercise Weight Lifting Obesity Muscles Iowa State University PLoS Medicine (Journal) Source Type: news

Delta Is Dominant Variant in the U.S., C.D.C. Estimates
Research suggests that most vaccines still provide good protection against it and remain highly effective at preventing hospitalizations and deaths. New cases and deaths, as well as hospitalizations, are significantly down across the country from the devastating peaks during previous national surges. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Anthes Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) States (US) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Source Type: news

The Real Toll From Prison Covid Cases May Be Higher Than Reported
Some deaths were not counted as part of prison virus tallies because hospitalized inmates were officially released from custody before they died. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maura Turcotte, Rachel Sherman, Rebecca Griesbach, Ann Hinga Klein, Brendon Derr and Timothy Williams Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Deaths (Fatalities) Prisons and Prisoners Hospitals Centers for Disease Control and Prevention United States Disease Rates Source Type: news

Time Is Running Out to Get U.S. Students Vaccinated by Fall
In some parts of the country, the first day of school is six or seven weeks away. It takes at least five weeks to get both doses of the Pfizer vaccine and have them be fully effective. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Daniel E. Slotnik Tags: Coronavirus Reopenings Vaccination and Immunization Education (K-12) Parenting Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Hamilton County (Tenn) Chandler (Ariz) Little Rock (Ark) Source Type: news

A New Alzheimer ’s Drug Offers More Questions Than Answers
The approval of Aduhelm to treat Alzheimer ’s disease has raised hope among older adults, but many doctors wonder if it is warranted. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paula Span Tags: Alzheimer ' s Disease Aduhelm (Drug) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Elderly Health Insurance and Managed Care your-feed-health your-feed-science Source Type: news

Slow-Wheeling to the Sea
Using a hand-powered recumbent trike after spine cancer, the author retraces the 35 miles of a pioneering cycling tour of Boston ’s North Shore taken more than a century ago. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Todd Balf Tags: Bicycles and Bicycling Travel and Vacations Massachusetts Disabilities Source Type: news

Biden Calls for Door-to-Door Vaccine Push; Experts Say More Is Needed
Some public health experts worry that the administration is not being aggressive enough in waging what the president calls a “wartime effort” to vaccinate the country. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael D. Shear and Noah Weiland Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Biden, Joseph R Jr Vaccination and Immunization Vaccination Proof and Immunization Records Disease Rates Food and Drug Administration Colleges and Universities Workplace Hazards and Violations States (US) United S Source Type: news

A Young Naturalist Inspires With Joy, Not Doom
At 17, Dara McAnulty is becoming one of Britain ’s most acclaimed nature writers, with work that touches on his autism as much as the world around his home. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alex Marshall Tags: Writing and Writers Books and Literature Autism Macfarlane, Robert (1976- ) Northern Ireland Conservation of Resources Diary of a Young Naturalist (Book) McAnulty, Dara Source Type: news

How to Support Adult Children Struggling With Mental Health
Expert advice on how to gently offer help and compassion. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Julie Halpert Tags: Mental Health and Disorders Parenting Quarantine (Life and Culture) Anxiety and Stress Depression (Mental) Source Type: news

Pfizer Vaccine in Israel: How It Works Against Delta Variant
Israel reported that the Pfizer vaccine was 64 percent effective against the Delta variant. Other studies suggest a higher rate. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carl Zimmer Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Clinical Trials Disease Rates Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Source Type: news

Biden Makes New Push for Vaccinations, but Experts Say More Is Needed
Some public health experts worry that the administration is not being aggressive enough in waging what the president calls a “wartime effort” to vaccinate the country. (Source: NYT Health)
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Do We Really Need to Take 10,000 Steps a Day for Our Health?
The advice that we take 10,000 steps a day is more a marketing accident than based on science. Taking far fewer may have notable benefits. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gretchen Reynolds Tags: Walking Exercise Longevity Medicine and Health Content Type: Service Source Type: news

It ’s Never Too Late to Learn How to Swim
Vijaya Srivastava, who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, took her first swimming lesson at age 68. She ’s now a daily swimmer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Colin Tags: Swimming San Francisco Bay Area (Calif) Vijaya Srivastava never too late 2021 Source Type: news

Juul Is Fighting to Keep Its E-Cigarettes on the U.S. Market
The company faces declining sales and thousands of lawsuits claiming it knowingly sold its trendy vaping products to minors. Soon the F.D.A. will decide whether it can keep selling them at all. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sheila Kaplan Tags: Smoking and Tobacco Teenagers and Adolescence E-Cigarettes Addiction (Psychology) Nicotine Suits and Litigation (Civil) Youth Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Altria Group Inc Federal Trade Commission Food and Drug Administratio Source Type: news

Birthday Parties as Virus Vector
Just how much Covid was spreading behind closed doors last year? Quite a lot, as a new study with a simple yet creative approach found out. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Contact Tracing (Public Health) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Birthdays Research Parties (Social) Source Type: news

A Closer Look at the Colon Condition That Hospitalized the Pope
Francis suffered a disorder that is relatively common and treatable, and doctors expect him to make a full recovery. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Colon Digestive Tract Surgery and Surgeons Antibiotics Constipation Fiber (Dietary) Diverticulosis Age, Chronological Roman Catholic Church Gemelli Francis Source Type: news

Birthday Parties as Virus Vector
Just how much Covid was spreading behind closed doors last year? Quite a lot, as a new study with a simple yet creative approach found out. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Contact Tracing (Public Health) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Birthdays Research Parties (Social) Source Type: news

The Challenges of Bipolar Disorder in Young People
Symptoms in children may initially be mistaken for other conditions, and young people may suffer serious distress for years. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Bipolar Disorder Mental Health and Disorders Children and Childhood Depression (Mental) Lithium (Drug) Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Rising in Young Adults, Linked to Sugary Drinks
As consumption of sugar-laden drinks rose in the 1980s and ’90s, so did colorectal cancer rates among younger adults, a study in nurses found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Colon and Colorectal Cancer Sugar Weight Obesity Gut (Journal) Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Should People With Immune Problems Get Third Vaccine Doses?
France is handing out third shots of the two-dose vaccines to cancer patients and others with immune system impairments. In the United States, patients like these are on their own. (Source: NYT Health)
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Tyson Foods Recalls 8.5 Million Pounds of Frozen Chicken
The voluntary recall comes after the Agriculture Department linked three cases of listeriosis to the cooked chicken products, including one death. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alyssa Lukpat Tags: Tyson Foods Inc Recalls and Bans of Products Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Agriculture Department Listeria Monocytogenes Source Type: news

Dr. Barbara Murphy, Kidney Transplant Expert, Dies at 56
Her focus was on immunology and how to predict and diagnose the outcomes of transplants. She was, a colleague said, “a great researcher and a great mentor to many people.” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Sandomir Tags: Murphy, Dr. Barbara (1964-2021) Deaths (Obituaries) Medicine and Health Mount Sinai Medical Center Kidneys Transplants Research Source Type: news