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Women Have Been Misled About Menopause

New York Times - Health - Sun, 02/05/2023 - 21:08

Hot flashes, sleeplessness, pain during sex: For some of menopause’s worst symptoms, there’s an established treatment. Why aren’t more women offered it?

A Patient Declared Dead Is Found in a Body Bag Gasping for Air

New York Times - Health - Sun, 02/05/2023 - 17:18

A 66-year-old woman was taken to a funeral home, where workers discovered her chest moving, a report said. An Alzheimer’s care center in Iowa that declared her dead was fined $10,000.

Why Apple Watches Keep Calling 911

New York Times - Health - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 16:36

Dispatchers for 911 are being inundated with false, automated distress calls from Apple devices owned by skiers who are very much alive.

Biden Administration Plans to End Covid Public Health Emergency in May

New York Times - Health - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 12:15

The end of the emergency, planned for May 11, will bring about a complex set of policy changes and signals a new chapter in the government’s pandemic response.

Eye Drops Are Recalled After Being Linked to Vision Loss and 1 Death

New York Times - Health - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 06:54

The maker of EzriCare Artificial Tears said it was recalling the eye drops after U.S. health authorities linked the product to a drug-resistant bacteria strain.

GoodRx Leaked User Health Data to Facebook and Google, F.T.C. Says

New York Times - Health - Wed, 02/01/2023 - 14:07

The popular drug discount app deceptively shared details on users’ illnesses and medicines with ad firms, regulators said in a legal complaint.

To Prevent Cancer, More Women Should Consider Removing Fallopian Tubes, Experts Say

New York Times - Health - Wed, 02/01/2023 - 13:27

A top research group is urging even women without genetic risks to have their fallopian tubes removed under certain circumstances.

Covid Vaccine Makers Kept Prepayments for Canceled Shots for Poor Nations

New York Times - Health - Wed, 02/01/2023 - 11:44

Separately, Johnson & Johnson is demanding additional payment for unwanted shots, confidential documents show.

What to Know About Menopause and Hormone Therapy

New York Times - Health - Wed, 02/01/2023 - 04:00

There has long been an effective, F.D.A.-approved treatment for some menopausal symptoms, but too few women have a clear picture of its risks and benefits.

Barbara Stanley, Influential Suicide Researcher, Dies at 73

New York Times - Health - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 22:58

Her simple idea, for patients to write down a plan that would help them weather a suicidal crisis, rapidly spread in clinical settings.

House Votes to End Covid Precautions as G.O.P. Uses Pandemic in Political Attacks

New York Times - Health - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 17:57

Republicans in Congress are seeking to capitalize on discontent about the federal coronavirus response while the party’s presidential contenders are vying to be the biggest foe of restrictions.

Deer Could Be a Reservoir of Old Coronavirus Variants, Study Suggests

New York Times - Health - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 14:15

Even after Delta became the dominant variant in humans, Alpha and Gamma continued to circulate in white-tailed deer, according to new research.

Senior Housing That Seniors Actually Like

New York Times - Health - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 09:54

“Granny flats” are popping up in backyards across the country, affording Americans a new housing option. Some communities are not happy about it.

New Medicare Rule Aims to Take Back $4.7 Billion From Insurers

New York Times - Health - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 09:15

The government plans to aggressively audit Medicare Advantage plans for overbilling but may face lawsuits.

The Navy’s Dolphins Have a Few Things to Tell Us About Aging

New York Times - Health - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 02:00

In her youth, Blue was a standout mine-hunter for the U.S. military. She and her colleagues are now at the vanguard of geriatric marine mammal medicine.

Students Lost One-Third of a School Year to Pandemic, Study Finds

New York Times - Health - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 10:00

Learning delays and regressions were most severe in developing countries and among children from low-income backgrounds. And students still haven’t caught up.

Video of Tyre Nichols Beating Raises Questions About Medical Response

New York Times - Health - Sun, 01/29/2023 - 23:50

Two emergency medical technicians who first evaluated Mr. Nichols have been suspended until an investigation is complete.

How a Pre-Wedding Diet Led to an Eating Disorder

New York Times - Health - Sat, 01/28/2023 - 04:00

One bride talks about how the desire to lose weight quickly spiraled out of control.

Expert Panel Votes for Stricter Rules on Risky Virus Research

New York Times - Health - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 22:43

The White House will decide whether to adopt the panel’s recommendations on so-called gain of function experiments.

Your Next Hospital Bed Might Be at Home

New York Times - Health - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 16:11

In a time of strained capacity, the “hospital at home” movement is figuring out how to create an inpatient level of care anywhere.

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