Trump boasted he made insulin so cheap ‘it’s like water.’ Americans with diabetes beg to differ.
The president said at Tuesday’s debate that he lowered insulin prices. That’s not true — and, for some, the drug’s expense is a fatal barrier. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ben Guarino Source Type: news

These laboratory-made antibodies are a best bet for a coronavirus treatment, but there won’t be enough
Experts have big hopes for these specialized drugs created by living cells. But they are expensive and hard to scale up, so even success will have limited impact on the virus. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

Trump administration’s new rapid coronavirus tests plagued by confusion and a lack of planning
The new antigen tests are cheap and easy to use. But the White House’s hands-off approach in distributing them has sown confusion and concern, state officials say. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Wan Source Type: news

Pfizer CEO on the pressures of creating a covid-19 vaccine: ‘What is at stake is beyond imagination’
Albert Bourla discusses the progress, hopes and the politics of a possible vaccine this fall. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KK Ottesen Source Type: news

Brain-eating amoeba in city’s water supply kills 6-year-old, leads Texas to declare a disaster
Lake Jackson, in Brazoria County, warned residents not to ingest water through the nose after the microbes were detected. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paulina Villegas Source Type: news

Judge Barrett’s writing criticizes the Supreme Court decision upholding Obama-era health law
President Trump’s nominee would bring a sharp shift in views on birth control from the liberal icon she would succeed. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

CDC’s credibility is eroded by internal blunders and external attacks as coronavirus vaccine campaigns loom
The agency’s response to the worst public health crisis in a century has been marked by technical mistakes, botched messaging, false accusations and interference by Trump administration political appointees. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Drinking 1 to 4 cups of coffee daily may slow progression of colorectal cancer
Increasing consumption of the brew may also increase the benefits, researchers say. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

Caregivers of elderly loved ones face heavy emotional, physical, financial toll
More than 17 million Americans are dealing with this tough commitment, and many of them pay a steep price in stress, frustration and depression. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine Ellison Source Type: news

More women gain ground in ultramarathons, other long-distance races
Men still dominate the sport, but women are starting to close the gap at some events. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Loudin Source Type: news

The pain gripped his left ankle. Within months, it ominously began to spread.
Doctors were stumped. Then a specialist 8,000 miles away ordered a revealing scan. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sandra G. Boodman Source Type: news

Are you prepared to die? I am, and that’s the right way to live.
The pandemic has forced a new reality on many, to make sure they’re ready for “The End.” (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Steven Petrow Source Type: news

Gruesome story of the use of Black man’s heart for transplant, history of medical mistreatment of minorities
“The Organ Thieves” explains how a Va. hospital removed the heart of a Black factory worker without his family’s consent. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

Health officials scramble to explain details of Trump’s $200 drug discount card
Democrats said the announcement that 33 million seniors would receive the one-time break was a political ploy funded by taxpayer money. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Fewer than 1 in 10 Americans show signs of past coronavirus infection, large national study finds
This suggests most may still be vulnerable to infection, authors say. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ben Guarino Source Type: news

Child deaths tied to covid-19 remain remarkably low, months into U.S. pandemic
About 100 children and adolescents have succumbed to the disease even as the national death toll passes 200,000. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Child deaths from covid-19 remain remarkably low eight months into U.S. pandemic
About 100 children and adolescents have succumbed to the disease even as the national death toll passes 200,000. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Trump pledges to send $200 drug discount cards to Medicare recipients weeks before election; funding source unclear
The White House says the nearly $7 billion initiative could be funded with savings from a program yet to receive regulatory approval. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

The code: How genetic science helped expose a secret coronavirus outbreak
Workers at an Agri Star meatpacking plant in Iowa were left clueless as the coronavirus spread in their ranks. Genetic data held the answers. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Kaplan Source Type: news

Trump attacks FDA plan for tougher standards on emergency vaccine approval as a ‘political move’
The president warned he may reject the proposal, hours after the Food and Drug Administration chief told senators that a vaccine decision will be free of political interference. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

Massive genetic study shows coronavirus mutating and potentially evolving amid rapid U.S. spread
The largest U.S. genetic study of the virus, conducted in Houston, shows one viral strain outdistancing all of its competitors, and many potentially important mutations. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Mooney Source Type: news

A single-shot coronavirus vaccine from Johnson & Johnson will be tested in 60,000 people
The experimental vaccine is the fourth to enter the final stage of testing in the United States. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

Rising coronavirus case numbers in many states spur warning of autumn surge
After weeks of progress against the pandemic, 27 states are showing increases in infections. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joel Achenbach Source Type: news

FDA poised to announce tougher standards for a covid-19 vaccine that make it unlikely one will be cleared by Election Day
The guidance is part of an effort to boost transparency and public trust as polls show many are skeptical a vaccine will be safe and effective. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

Cardiac MRI may be in order for college athletes after covid-19
Doctors performed MRIs on 26 student athletes, women and men who had recovered from the disease. Myocarditis was detected in four of the athletes. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No matter what the CDC says, here’s why many scientists think the coronavirus is airborne
(Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ben Guarino Source Type: news

No matter what the CDC says, here’s why many scientists think the coronavirus is airborne.
(Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ben Guarino Source Type: news

Nearly half of parents argue with grandparents over how to raise their children
Poll says top disagreements focus on discipline, meals and snacks, and television and screen time. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

How Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death could jeopardize the Affordable Care Act
As the senior member of the Supreme Court’s liberal bloc, she had been a reliable vote to uphold the ACA and had been expected to do so again with the latest challenge. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

Often, the elderly handle the pandemic very well. Here’s why.
Those 65 and older are usually more seasoned at waiting and more experienced at dealing with hardships and crises. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ellyn A. Lem Source Type: news

‘Long-haul’ covid-19 complications are real. I faced similar problems after surviving Ebola.
I’ve treated many patients with the disease. Their ailments continue long after their initial diagnosis. We doctors don’t know why. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Craig A. Spencer Source Type: news

Pandemic sparks more people to hunt for their birthparents, long lost relatives
Finding a father, a mother or other kin becomes a bigger goal for some. And groups helping adoptees seek reunions say they’re seeing a growth in activity. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Selin Davis Source Type: news

Educational films reflect evolving views in 1960s about the health dangers of air pollution
“Darkening Day” features movies that were made to be watched in schools, libraries and noncommercial venues. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

Trump’s appointees sought to censor what government scientists said about the coronavirus, emails show
Their emails showed how they hectored government scientists even as the virus raged out control. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Is it covid-19 or the flu? What doctors say about the symptoms.
The viruses' symptoms are similar, making it hard to distinguish between them. Doctors are urging people to get the annual flu vaccine to prevent a "twindemic" this fall and winter. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marisa Iati Source Type: news

CDC reverses controversial coronavirus guidelines for testing people without symptoms
The move comes after the White House coronavirus task force directed the agency last month to make changes that limited testing, sparking an outcry among medical and public health experts. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Trump contradicts health advisers on coronavirus vaccine timetable as death toll mounts
CDC Director Robert Redfield is the latest to run afoul of the president’s upbeat message in the runup to the Nov. 3 election. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anne Gearan Source Type: news

Vaccine companies reveal their study designs, even as Trump sows confusion
President Trump made claims about a potential coronavirus vaccine. Much depends on what happens, but here is what we can really expect. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

Is the coronavirus spreading silently among kids? Testing limits make it hard to tell.
Age limits at certain testing sites, the reduced prioritization of asymptomatic testing and children's trepidation about swabs could contribute to testing blind spots among kids. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Meryl Kornfield Source Type: news

Top health official says states need about $6 billion from Congress to distribute coronavirus vaccine
‘We need to get resources to states now,' warns CDC Director Robert Redfield. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

La pandemia está alterando tu periodo
Muchas mujeres reportan saltarse periodos, tener ciclos más cortos o largos, y variaciones en el volumen en el flujo o en los dolores menstruales. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cara Rosenbloom Source Type: news

CDC director says coronavirus vaccines won’t be widely available till the middle of next year
It will take months after approval for a vaccine to help control the pandemic, according to top public health official. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

Top Trump health appointee taking medical leave after insurrection remarks
Michael Caputo will be gone for 60 days while his top aide, Paul Alexander, will leave HHS permanently, the agency said. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yasmeen Abutaleb Source Type: news

Pandemic isolation has killed thousands of Alzheimer’s patients while families watch from afar
Beyond the staggering U.S. deaths from the coronavirus, 13,200 more people than expected have died from Alzheimer’s and dementia since the pandemic started. Doctors say isolation has killed many of them. From the doorway of a nursing home, one man fights to save his wife. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Wan Source Type: news

Maine wedding ‘superspreader’ event is now linked to seven deaths. None of those people attended.
The nuptials have been linked to more than 175 reported coronavirus infections and also to the deaths of seven people, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Meryl Kornfield Source Type: news

New York City’s shutdown reduced spread of coronavirus by 70 percent, study finds
Masks also played a big role in curbing the spread. But the research suggests that people don’t always wear masks consistently, or even correctly. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paulina Firozi Source Type: news

Top HHS official apologizes for incendiary remarks accusing colleagues of ‘sedition’
Michael Caputo signaled the possibility of a departure, telling staff members he was considering a medical leave. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yasmeen Abutaleb Source Type: news

Coronavirus kills far more Hispanic and Black children than White youths, CDC study finds
More than 75 percent of children dying from covid-19 are minorities, a finding that echoes disproportionate death rates among adults. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Wan Source Type: news

Mapping the worldwide spread of the coronavirus
In the months since the outbreak of a new coronavirus was first reported in China late last year, millions of people have contracted it globally, with cases reported in nearly every country in the world. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Alcantara Source Type: news

Trump seizes on judge’s ruling that Pennsylvania lockdown is ‘unconstitutional’
Within hours after the decision was filed, Trump retweeted about two dozen posts about the blow to the Democratic governor’s orders. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Meryl Kornfield Source Type: news