The Forgotten Virus: Zika Families and Researchers Struggle for Support

Some babies born with devastating birth defects from the mosquito-borne illness are 7 now, but Covid turned the world’s attention away.

#babies-and-infants, #birth-defects, #brain, #brazil, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #medicine-and-health, #microcephaly, #mosquitoes, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #recife-brazil, #research, #viruses, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science, #zika-virus

Why Does My Stomach Hurt? It’s Not Because I Eat at Restaurants for a Living

Half the world’s population has H. pylori, a type of bacteria that can mess with digestion. So why doesn’t the problem have a higher public profile?

#digestive-tract, #food, #helicobacter-pylori-bacterium, #medicine-and-health

The C.D.C. Continues to Lead From Behind

From Covid guidelines to monkeypox, public health has a crisis of authority.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #medicine-and-health, #monkeypox, #united-states

A huge side benefit of the new climate bill

Air pollution sickens and kills millions every year. Here’s how the new measure will help tackle the problem.

#air-pollution, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-storyline-no, #internal-sub-only-nl, #medicine-and-health

Alex Jones and the Wellness-Conspiracy Industrial Complex

The Sandy Hook defamation trial showed how bogus health products have turned misinformation into big business.

#conspiracy-theories, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #infowars, #jones-alex-1974, #medicine-and-health, #new-age, #rumors-and-misinformation, #wellness

Is There a Cancer Cluster at Colonia High School?

The complicated nature of cancer cluster investigations.

#cancer, #environment, #medicine-and-health

How Monkeypox Went From Containable to Crisis

The United States, despite having time and tools at its disposal, has failed to bring the virus to heel.

#audio-neutral-informative, #medicine-and-health, #monkeypox, #united-states

How to Spot ‘Medical Gaslighting’ and What to Do About It.

Experts share tips on advocating for yourself in a health care setting.

#discrimination, #doctors, #malpractice, #medicine-and-health, #women-and-girls

F.D.A. Tobacco Science Official Takes Job at Philip Morris

The agency official headed an office that plays a key role in deciding whether to approve e-cigarettes and other products aimed at reducing smoking.

#conflicts-of-interest, #e-cigarettes, #food-and-drug-administration, #holman-matt, #juul-labs-inc, #medicine-and-health, #philip-morris-companies-inc, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #smoking-and-tobacco

Too Many New Yorkers Can’t Swim. It’s Time to Change That.

New York City is letting down its residents by nixing swimming lessons.

#adams-eric-l, #asian-americans, #beaches, #black-people, #bronx-river-bronx-ny, #deaths-fatalities, #drownings, #education-department-nyc, #education-department-nys, #health-and-mental-hygiene-department-nyc, #hispanic-americans, #hochul-kathleen-c, #medicine-and-health, #new-york-city, #oceans-and-seas, #politics-and-government, #poverty, #rockaway-beach-queens-ny, #rockaway-peninsula-queens-ny, #summer-season, #swimming-pools, #whites

How Can Older Adults Stay Safe During a Heat Wave?

#elder-care, #elderly, #global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #medicine-and-health

A Top Mental Health Expert on Where America Went Wrong

The psychiatrist and public-health expert Thomas Insel discusses how mental illness is a medical problem that requires social solutions.

#audio-neutral-informative, #depression-mental, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #national-institute-of-mental-health, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #psychology-and-psychologists, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #thomas-insel

Debate Over Monkeypox Messaging Divides N.Y.C. Health Department

City epidemiologists say some public health messages have been misleading about the risks and have narrowed the city’s chances for containing the disease.

#abstinence-sexual, #health-and-mental-hygiene-department-nyc, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #king-charles-a-1955, #medicine-and-health, #monkeypox, #new-york-city, #sex, #vasan-ashwin

Monkeypox Patients Face Painful Symptoms and Struggle For Care

As the city and federal government strain to supply enough vaccines, patients face a private battle to find treatment and relief from serious symptoms.

#adams-eric-l, #health-and-mental-hygiene-department-nyc, #hospitals, #medicine-and-health, #monkeypox, #sex, #vaccination-and-immunization

Drug-Resistant Infections in Hospitals Soared During the Pandemic, C.D.C. Says

A new report says the havoc wrought by the coronavirus reversed gains made by health care facilities to combat deadly pathogens.

#antibiotics, #candida-auris-fungus, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #drug-resistance-microbial, #hospitals, #infections, #medicine-and-health, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-healthcare

What Will Post-Roe Medical Care Look Like? A Times Event.

The Opinion podcast host Lulu Garcia-Navarro explores the future of reproductive health care in a virtual event on July 21.

#abortion, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #internal-open-access, #medicine-and-health, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #supreme-court-us

What the Biden Administration Could Do Now to Protect Abortion Rights

The most urgent step the federal government can take is to ensure access to medication abortion.

#abortion, #abortion-drugs, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #federal-trade-commission, #food-and-drug-administration, #law-and-legislation, #medicine-and-health, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #states-us, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

F.D.A. Orders Juul to Stop Selling E-Cigarettes

The agency ruled against the company’s application to stay on the market, a decisive blow to a once-popular vaping brand that appealed to teenagers.

#altria-group-inc, #e-cigarettes, #food-and-drug-administration, #juul-labs-inc, #medicine-and-health, #nicotine, #recalls-and-bans-of-products, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #smoking-and-tobacco, #teenagers-and-adolescence

F.D.A. Set to Propose Lower Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes

The move would be an effort to further wean Americans from addictive tobacco products and reduce smoking-related illnesses.

#addiction-psychology, #altria-group-inc, #cancer, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #deaths-fatalities, #e-cigarettes, #food-and-drug-administration, #lung-cancer, #medicine-and-health, #menthol, #nicotine, #smoking-and-tobacco, #your-feed-healthcare

Have You Taken Covid Treatments?

We want to hear from you.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #internal-open-access, #medicine-and-health, #paxlovid-drug

Monkeypox Is Spreading in New York, Making Education Urgent

Be aware but don’t panic, say health officials and advocates as cases of the disease tick upward in New York and around the country.

#africa, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #health-and-mental-hygiene-department-nyc, #medicine-and-health, #monkeypox, #new-york-city

The Battle Over Gender Therapy

More teenagers than ever are seeking transitions, but the medical community that treats them is deeply divided about why — and what to do to help them.

#discrimination, #gender, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #youth

Covid and Race

The death rate for white Americans has recently exceeded the rates for Black, Latino and Asian Americans.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #internal-storyline-no, #medicine-and-health, #race-and-ethnicity, #vaccination-and-immunization

Violence in Rural Mexico Ensnares Doctors, Causing Worker Shortages

As criminal organizations control more territory in less-populated regions, health care workers, caught in the crossfire, grow reluctant to work in such places.

#doctors, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #medicine-and-health, #mexico, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #national-autonomous-university, #organized-crime, #rural-areas

Can I Stop Isolating If I’m Still Testing Positive for the Virus?

Some people may test positive for the coronavirus for 10 days or longer, but interpreting those results remains difficult, experts said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #medicine-and-health, #quarantines, #tests-medical, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Summer Camp for All

It’s hard to imagine a more ideal escape for young people living through an extraordinary time of grief, loneliness and upheaval.

#american-camp-assn, #bank-street-college, #black-people, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #federal-aid-us, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #minorities, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #philanthropy, #poverty, #psychology-and-psychologists, #summer-season, #youth

A Million Pandemic Deaths, and These Are Still Uncounted

These pandemic deaths are still uncounted.

#adventist-health-lodi-memorial-hospital, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #income-inequality, #medicine-and-health, #respiratory-diseases

C.D.C.’s Pandemic Team Will Surrender Some Responsibilities

The transition was announced in a letter to agency employees, but details were scant.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #medicine-and-health, #walensky-rochelle, #your-feed-science

Free Ambulances in Mogadishu, Thanks to Aamin Ambulance

Dismayed that victims of the incessant violence in Somalia’s capital were being rolled to hospitals on wooden carts and in wheelbarrows, a dentist decided to do something about it.

#aamin-ambulance, #adan-abdulkadir-abdirahman, #ambulances, #content-type-personal-profile, #medicine-and-health, #mogadishu-somalia, #somalia, #terrorism, #volunteers-and-community-service, #war-and-armed-conflicts

The Foot Soldiers in India’s Battle to Improve Public Health

Over a million female health workers treat India’s most at-risk women and children, for little pay and sometimes at the cost of their own lives.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #india, #labor-and-jobs, #medicine-and-health, #politics-and-government, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #rajasthan-india, #rural-areas, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

North Korea’s Covid Outbreak Continues to Worsen

Nearly 1.5 million people have presented with a fever and 56 have died in what the country said was its first outbreak, according to state media.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #medicine-and-health, #north-korea

F.D.A. Moves to Ban Sales of Menthol Cigarettes

Public health experts say the proposal could save hundreds of thousands of lives, especially among Black smokers — 85 percent of whom use menthol products.

#black-people, #canada, #food-and-drug-administration, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #medicine-and-health, #menthol, #recalls-and-bans-of-products, #sharpton-al, #smoking-and-tobacco, #united-states, #your-feed-healthcare

Will the End of the Mask Mandate Hobble Our Response to the Next Pandemic?

A recent decision by a federal judge to block the mask mandate is deeply troubling.

#appeals-courts-us, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #decisions-and-verdicts, #epidemics, #masks, #medicine-and-health, #mizelle-kathryn-kimball, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Drive to Vaccinate the World Against Covid Is Losing Steam

Rates are stalling in most low-income countries well short of the W.H.O.’s goal to immunize 70 percent of people in every nation. Some public health experts believe the momentum is gone forever.

#africa, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #medicine-and-health, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vaccination-and-immunization

Ukrainians Far From Home Struggle to Protect Family With Dementia

Millions of Ukrainians have been displaced since the war started. Many elderly or disabled people have been unable or unwilling to leave their homes.

#australia, #dementia, #elder-care, #elderly, #france, #medicine-and-health, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

Enough About Climate Change. Air Pollution Is Killing Us Now.

The best reason to stop burning fossil fuels is that air pollution is a threat to our health.

#air-pollution, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heart, #medicine-and-health, #public-health-service-us, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #research, #united-states, #world-health-organization

India Is Stalling the W.H.O.’s Efforts to Make Global Covid Death Toll Public

The agency has calculated that 15 million people have died as a result of the pandemic, far more than earlier estimates, but has yet to release those numbers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #india, #medicine-and-health, #modi-narendra, #research, #statistics, #united-nations, #world-health-organization

Doctors, Attend to Your Mental Health

Removing the stigma from mental health care for doctors. Also: War crimes in Ukraine; the “Don’t Say Gay” law; baseball signs; Alcoholics Anonymous.

#alcohol-abuse, #alcoholics-anonymous, #baseball, #desantis-ron, #doctors, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #major-league-baseball, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #milk-harvey, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

What Is ‘Medical Gaslighting’ and How Can You Elevate Health Care

Studies show female patients and people of color are more likely to have their symptoms dismissed by medical providers. Experts say: Keep asking questions.

#discrimination, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #tests-medical

The Monster That Followed Him Home From War

A disabled veteran takes his case to the Supreme Court.

#burn-pits, #iraq-war-2003-11, #medicine-and-health, #respiratory-diseases, #veterans

An E.R. Memoir Conveys Hectic Work, Empathy and Outrage

In “The Emergency,” Thomas Fisher writes about his work at a Chicago hospital and the inequities of American health care.

#books-and-literature, #emergency-medical-treatment, #fisher-thomas-doctor, #medicine-and-health, #the-emergency-a-year-of-healing-and-heartbreak-in-a-chicago-er-book

Concussions Doctor Under Scrutiny in Plagiarism Scandal

Paul McCrory helped write the bible of concussion treatment recommendations. But when he was accused of plagiarizing, many scientists took aim at his relationships to the sports leagues he advised.

#australian-football-league, #brain, #british-journal-of-sports-medicine, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #concussion-in-sports-group, #concussions, #content-type-personal-profile, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #mccrory-paul, #medicine-and-health, #plagiarism, #retraction-watch

After Stumbles, Biden’s Health Secretary Seeks a Reboot

A lawyer by training, Xavier Becerra helped pass the Affordable Care Act as a congressman, but he is not steeped in infectious disease. His tenure will be defined by how he handles the fallout from Covid-19.

#becerra-xavier, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-and-human-services-department, #immigration-and-emigration, #medicine-and-health, #united-states-politics-and-government

In Africa, a Mix of Shots Drives an Uncertain Covid Vaccination Push

Supplies are more plentiful now but they are unpredictable and often a jumble of brands. Many places can’t meet the W.H.O.’s recommended dosing schedules.

#africa, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #medicine-and-health, #sierra-leone, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vaccination-and-immunization

Review: “Empire of the Scalpel,” by Ira Rutkow

Ira Rutkow’s “Empire of the Scalpel” is by turns fascinating and ghastly.

#books-and-literature, #medicine-and-health, #rutkow-ira-m, #surgery-and-surgeons

Were These Doctors Treating Pain or Dealing Drugs?

The Supreme Court will hear from two convicted pill mill doctors in cases that could have significant implications for physicians’ latitude to prescribe addictive painkillers.

#addiction-psychology, #medicine-and-health, #opioids-and-opiates, #pain, #supreme-court-us, #your-feed-science

The I.C.U. Patient, and the Family

Exploring the dilemmas involving patients, their families and health care providers in end-of-life care. Also: Quotation marks; calling and driving.

#death-and-dying, #drunken-and-reckless-driving, #english-language, #hospitals, #medicine-and-health

Jane Brody: Here’s How Health Advice Changed Since I Joined The Times

Before I go, I want to highlight the breathtaking evolution in health advice that has occurred since I joined The Times in 1965.

#cancer, #depression-mental, #diet-and-nutrition, #gender, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #oils-and-fats, #smoking-and-tobacco, #spina-bifida, #surgery-and-surgeons, #transgender-and-transsexuals

The C.D.C. Isn’t Publishing Large Portions of the Covid Data It Collects

The agency has withheld critical data on boosters, hospitalizations and, until recently, wastewater analyses.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #medicine-and-health, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

How to Decide if You Should Still Wear a Mask

Experts weigh in on where, and when, you can safely take one off.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #heating-ventilation-and-cooling-hvac, #masks, #medicine-and-health, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #vaccination-and-immunization