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Take a Number: Common Nursery Products Send Thousands of Children to Hospitals
Baby carriers, mattresses, strollers and other fixtures lead to injuries and emergency room visits for some 66,000 young children a year, a study finds. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Baby Carriages, Strollers and Carriers Cribs (Baby Beds) Falls Babies and Infants Source Type: news

Sugary Drinks Tied to Accelerated Brain Aging
Drinking sugary beverages is associated with markers of accelerated aging and early signs of Alzheimer ’ s disease, a new study reports. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Alzheimer's Disease Brain Memory Sugar Source Type: news

Video Games Help Model Brain ’ s Neurons
A video game is being used to help understand the structure of neurons, which could aid in treatment of diseases like Alzheimer ’ s or Parkinson ’ s. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICK WINGFIELD Tags: Computers and the Internet Computer and Video Games Brain University of Washington Source Type: news

Heart Attack Survivors Often Fail to Take Statins
Most patients in a large study either took less of the lifesaving medicines than needed or stopped taking the drugs entirely within two years. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Heart Crestor (Drug) Statins (Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs) Source Type: news

Q & A: A Dry Side Effect
Dry mouth, also called xerostomia, is a frequent side effect of many commonly prescribed drugs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: C. CLAIBORNE RAY Tags: Antidepressants Source Type: news

Global Health: Fatal Malaria in the U.S. More Common Than Previously Known
Hospital data suggests that some immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean, thinking they are still immune, do not take precautions on home visits. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Malaria Pregnancy and Childbirth Mosquitoes American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Health and Human Services Department Source Type: news

The Checkup: Fending Off Math Anxiety
Parents can help by starting to talk to children at an early age about numbers in everyday life. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Mathematics Children and Childhood Anxiety and Stress Families and Family Life Parenting Source Type: news

Personal Health: After Knee or Hip Replacement, No Place Like Home
Patients recover equally well and may experience fewer complications with outpatient rehabilitation, studies show. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Therapy and Rehabilitation Knees Hips Pain-Relieving Drugs Surgery and Surgeons Hospitals Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Spend a Dollar on Drug Treatment, and Save More on Crime Reduction
Research shows treatment for substance abuse disorders is a great value for society, but many programs have long waiting lists. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Medicine and Health Drug Abuse and Traffic Crime and Criminals Robberies and Thefts Pollack, Harold (1951- ) Source Type: news

Advertising: XOXO Campaign: Will It Spell Profit or Trouble for Condom Maker?
In a time when social media outrage can be prompted with one misstep, Trojan is unveiling an ad campaign directed at women. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ZACH SCHONBRUN Tags: Sex Birth Control and Family Planning Women and Girls Advertising and Marketing Source Type: news

Scientists, Feeling Under Siege, March Against Trump Policies
Thousands of scientists and science enthusiasts took to the streets in Washington and around the world on Saturday to protest. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR Tags: Science and Technology Demonstrations, Protests and Riots Washington (DC) Earth Day United States Politics and Government National Mall (Washington, DC) Earth Day Network Source Type: news

Pictures From the March for Science
Visual highlights from the demonstrations in Washington and around the world. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: THE NEW YORK TIMES Tags: Demonstrations, Protests and Riots Science and Technology Photography Source Type: news

The March for Science: What You Need to Know
Thousands of scientists and science enthusiasts will march on Saturday in Washington and other locations, with many motivated by President Trump ’ s policies. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR Tags: Science and Technology Demonstrations, Protests and Riots Washington (DC) Earth Day United States Politics and Government National Mall (Washington, DC) Earth Day Network Source Type: news

Smokeless Tobacco Is Gone From the Ballpark, if Not the Clubhouse
Major League Baseball supports local bans on smokeless tobacco, but a number of players said they viewed them as an invasion of personal rights. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SETH BERKMAN Tags: Smoking and Tobacco Baseball Citi Field (Queens, NY) Yankee Stadium (NYC) Major League Baseball New York Mets New York Yankees Source Type: news

Smokeless Tobacco Is Gone From the Ballpark, but Not the Clubhouse
Major League Baseball supports local bans on smokeless tobacco, but a number of players said they viewed them as an invasion of personal rights. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SETH BERKMAN Tags: Smoking and Tobacco Baseball Citi Field (Queens, NY) Yankee Stadium (NYC) Major League Baseball New York Mets New York Yankees Source Type: news

Should You Worry About Being the Next Henrietta Lacks?
A simple blood test could provide our entire DNA sequence. Could researchers and drug companies use our cells in other ways, without telling us? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT KLITZMAN, M.D. Tags: Genetics and Heredity Health Insurance and Managed Care Ethics and Official Misconduct DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Syphilis Source Type: news

The New Old Age: Could Be the Thyroid; Could Be Ennui. Either Way, the Drug Isn ’ t Helping.
Doctors often prescribe levothyroxine to treat a slightly underactive thyroid, and for most older patients it has no effect. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAULA SPAN Tags: Tests (Medical) Elderly Thyroid Gland Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Hormones Placebos Source Type: news

Ask Well: Why Do Allergies Cause ‘ Brain Fog ’ ?
No one really knows why people often report feeling “ fuzzy headed ” when they have allergies. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KAREN WEINTRAUB Tags: Allergies Immune System Brain Source Type: news

Ties: Unmoored by a Psychotic Break
Like a rare butterfly, my son is examined and classified with a label: schizoaffective disorder. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TANYA FRANK Tags: Schizophrenia Mental Health and Disorders Families and Family Life Source Type: news

Affordable Care Act: A Tale of Two Red States
In Oklahoma, which has raged against the law, insurance premiums are among the nation ’ s highest. New Mexico, which oversees its marketplace, has some of the lowest. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH and REED ABELSON Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) States (US) New Mexico Oklahoma Source Type: news

How G.O.P. in 2 States Coaxed the Health Law to Success or Crisis
In Oklahoma, which has raged against the Affordable Care Act, insurance premiums are among the nation ’ s highest. New Mexico, which oversees its marketplace, has one of the lowest average premium costs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH and REED ABELSON Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) States (US) New Mexico Oklahoma Source Type: news

Marijuana on Religious Grounds? A Cannabis Church Opens in Denver
A legislator made a last-minute attempt to shut down the International Church of Cannabis, but it opened its doors to the public on Thursday. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JACEY FORTIN Tags: Marijuana Denver (Colo) International Church of Cannabis Dan Pabon Legislatures and Parliaments Law and Legislation Lee Molloy Steve Berke Source Type: news

F.D.A. Strengthens Warnings for Painkillers in Children
Children and nursing mothers should not take codeine or tramadol, the agency cautions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS Tags: Pain-Relieving Drugs Children and Childhood Breastfeeding Codeine Parenting Labeling and Labels (Product) Food and Drug Administration Source Type: news

Public Health: A New G.O.P. Health Proposal Evokes the Old Days
Protection for people with pre-existing problems would be largely technical as states could waive key insurance rules. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) House of Representatives House Freedom Caucus Source Type: news

White House Officials, Craving Progress, Push Revised Health Bill
The measure faces an uncertain fate as Congress also must deal with a far more urgent deadline: a looming government shutdown if a new funding measure is not approved. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MATT FLEGENHEIMER and REED ABELSON Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Law and Legislation Republican Party Trump, Donald J United States Politics and Government House of Representatives Senate Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Federal Budget (US) Source Type: news

‘ Pacemaker ’ for the Brain Can Help Memory, Study Finds
The timing of stimulation to the brain was determined to be crucial in research published on Thursday, and it might help treat dementia, head injuries and other conditions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Memory Epilepsy Brain Traumatic Brain Injury Research Current Biology (Journal) Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Seizures (Medical) Kahana, Michael J Ezzyat, Youssef Source Type: news

Sometimes It ’ s Better Not to Know
My 97-year-old patient told me he didn ’ t know if he was looking forward to being 98. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIKKAEL A. SEKERES, M.D. Tags: Bone Marrow Doctors Cancer Source Type: news

When to Tell Daughters About a Genetic Breast Cancer Risk
Some experts recommend telling minors about genetic risk so they have time to come to terms with it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JILL WERMAN HARRIS Tags: Genetics and Heredity Breast Cancer Women and Girls Teenagers and Adolescence Mastectomy Tests (Medical) Psychology and Psychologists Families and Family Life Source Type: news

Trish Vradenburg, Crusader Against Alzheimer ’ s, Dies at 70
Ms. Vradenburg, a sitcom writer whose mother died of complications of the disease, and her husband raised millions for research and established their own organization to generate greater awareness. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SAM ROBERTS Tags: Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's Assn Trish Vradenburg Deaths (Obituaries) Source Type: news

Fixes: A Focus on Health to Resolve Urban Ills
Discrimination, poverty, inequality and violence create unbearable stress, and stress kills. Relieving all of them saves lives and cities. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AMY MAXMEN Tags: Poverty Anxiety and Stress Discrimination Income Inequality Gardens and Gardening Richmond (Calif) Urban Tilth Source Type: news

Retired Miners Lament Trump ’ s Silence on Imperiled Health Plan
Coal company bankruptcies have left coverage for retirees, many with chronic ailments, in federal hands. Unless Congress acts this month, benefits will end. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NOAM SCHEIBER Tags: Mines and Mining Health Insurance and Managed Care United States Politics and Government Coal Law and Legislation Pensions and Retirement Plans Labor and Jobs United Mine Workers of America Source Type: news

Phys Ed: Running May Be Socially Contagious
Our workouts may be shaped by what our (virtual) friends do. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Friendship Exercise Running Weather Social Media Source Type: news

Health Insurers Make Case for Subsidies, but Get Little Assurance From Administration
Insurers have been closely watching as President Trump and congressional lawmakers debate the future of subsidies that help lower deductibles and co-payments. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: REED ABELSON Tags: United States Politics and Government Health Insurance and Managed Care America's Health Insurance Plans Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Verma, Seema Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Source Type: news

Public Health: Bare Market: What Happens if Places Have No Obamacare Insurers?
The Affordable Care Act did not have a real backup plan if no insurers wanted to cover an area. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) United States Politics and Government Medicaid Verma, Seema Source Type: news

Steroids May Be Risky Even in the Short Term
Taking oral corticosteroids for only a month or less may increase the risk of blood clots, infections and broken bones. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Steroids Medicine and Health Source Type: news

First Words: America ’ s New ‘ Anxiety ’ Disorder
This nation has never been shy about diagnosing its own jitters. Now the condition has become political. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NITSUH ABEBE Tags: Anxiety and Stress Mental Health and Disorders English Language Presidential Election of 2016 Source Type: news

The March for Science: Why Some Are Going, and Some Will Sit Out
In remarks submitted The Times, some said the president ’ s posture toward science demanded a response, but others worried about the politicization of science. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MICHAEL ROSTON Tags: United States Politics and Government Science and Technology Demonstrations, Protests and Riots Earth Day Trump, Donald J Research Washington (DC) Source Type: news

A California Court for Young Adults Calls on Science
San Francisco ’ s Young Adult Court, created in 2015, is based on recent research suggesting that brain development extends beyond age 18, into the 20s. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIM REQUARTH Tags: Youth Juvenile Delinquency Psychology and Psychologists Teenagers and Adolescence Brain Emotions Sentences (Criminal) Therapy and Rehabilitation San Francisco (Calif) Source Type: news

Global Health: In a Dragon ’ s Blood, Scientists Discover a Potential Antibiotic
Blood samples from a captive Komodo dragon blood yield molecules that kill bacteria and heal wounds, biochemists find. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Antibiotics Lizards Bacteria Komodo Dragons (Lizards) Biology and Biochemistry Source Type: news

Prince Harry Says He Sought Counseling Over His Mother ’ s Death
The prince was 12 when Princess Diana died. Now an advocate on mental health issues, he said that he had suffered for years before getting help. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: HANNAH OLIVENNES Tags: Royal Families Mental Health and Disorders Harry, Prince of Wales William, Duke of Cambridge Diana, Princess of Wales Source Type: news

The Checkup: Too Clean for Our Children ’ s Good?
We need to study the health consequences of the modern and more “ hygienic ” built environment, which is clean but by no means sterile. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Microbiology Children and Childhood Antibiotics Immune System Bacteria Breastfeeding Hygiene and Cleanliness Source Type: news

Personal Health: The Cost of Not Taking Your Medicine
Nonadherence to prescriptions causes some 125,000 deaths a year in the United States alone. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Heart Transplants Asthma Statins (Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs) Source Type: news

2 Tennessee Cases Bring Coal ’ s Hidden Hazard to Light
Coal ash, a largely unseen byproduct of electricity production, is leaking from storage ponds, two lawsuits contend, and could be threatening the drinking water of more than a million people. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TATIANA SCHLOSSBERG Tags: Water Pollution Coal Clean Water Act Environment Tennessee Valley Authority Source Type: news

Dr. Mark Wainberg, Who Identified a Key AIDS Drug, Dies at 71
As a microbiologist, he found that the drug Lamivudine was effective against H.I.V., and he later became a global champion of AIDS treatment and awareness. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD SANDOMIR Tags: Deaths (Obituaries) Wainberg, Mark Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Research International AIDS Society McGill University Source Type: news

Your Money: A Baby or Your Money Back: All About Fertility Clinic Package Deals
In the high-stakes casino of fertility treatment, some pay large sums upfront for the promise of a baby — or a refund. Doctors tend to pick patients with the best odds of success. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RON LIEBER Tags: In Vitro Fertilization Infertility FertilityIQ Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news

Public Health: Explaining the Health Payments That Trump Is Threatening to End
Cost-sharing reductions could make or break the Obamacare markets, and President Trump is talking about them as a possible bargaining chip. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: REED ABELSON and MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Health Insurance and Managed Care Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Trump, Donald J Obama, Barack Source Type: news

Ties: The Hummingbird and the Pine Tree
I grew up constantly flitting from place to place, but my husband ’ s roots are strong and sturdy. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KIRA JANE BUXTON Tags: Children and Childhood Hummingbirds Parenting Families and Family Life Source Type: news

Modern Love: A Dose of Empathy From My Syrian Doctor
A woman with a debilitating motor neuron disease finds hope in a man from a war-ravaged country. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RANDI DAVENPORT Tags: Syria Source Type: news

St. Jude Medical Played Down Defibrillator Failures for Years, F.D.A. Says
The company continued to ship the products before recalling them in October, failing to alert patients or doctors of several cases of battery problems. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATIE THOMAS Tags: Medical Devices Defibrillators Recalls and Bans of Products Abbott Laboratories Food and Drug Administration St Jude Medical Inc Batteries Source Type: news

About New York: A Boy ’ s Life Is Lost to Sepsis. Thousands Are Saved in His Wake.
In 2012, Rory Staunton, 12, died from septic shock. Five years later, a study shows that fewer people are dying from the condition. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JIM DWYER Tags: Sepsis Health Department (NYS) New York University Langone Medical Center Zucker, Howard A New York State Source Type: news