Tuesday, August 22, 2017

$417 Million Awarded in Suit Tying Johnson’s Baby Powder to Cancer by RONI CARYN RABIN


By RONI CARYN RABIN

A Los Angeles jury voted the damages for a medical receptionist who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s talc for decades.

Published: August 21, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Letter to Price and Verma by Unknown Author


By Unknown Author

In a recent letter to Tom Price, the secretary of health and human services, congressional Democrats demanded detailed information on his plans for marketing and outreach during open enrollment for Affordable Care Act coverage.

Published: August 19, 2017 at 08:00PM

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How to Prevent Deadly Infection in Babies? Good Bacteria by DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

A one-week dose of a probiotic isolated from a healthy infant’s diaper lowered rates of deadly sepsis in babies by 40 percent, researchers report.

Published: August 20, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Hospitals Are Clogged With Patients Struggling With Opioids by STEPH YIN


By STEPH YIN

As President Trump declares a national emergency, new data indicates hospitalizations for problems linked to prescription and illicit opioid abuse have risen sharply.

Published: August 20, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

In Tennessee, Promoting Enrollment in Tenuous Health Care Plans by ABBY GOODNOUGH


By ABBY GOODNOUGH

Counselors are starting earlier than usual to encourage enrollment in Obamacare, even as the Trump administration works against them.

Published: August 19, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Friday, August 18, 2017

The Appointment Ends. Now the Patient Is Listening. by PAULA SPAN


By PAULA SPAN

Patients often don’t recall what was said in the doctor’s office. Should you record the visit to review later?

Published: August 17, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sperm Count in Western Men Has Dropped Over 50 Percent Since 1973, Paper Finds by MAYA SALAM


By MAYA SALAM

Research that studied semen samples from nearly 43,000 men from 50 countries detected a sharp downward trend that is provoking broad health concerns.

Published: August 15, 2017 at 08:00PM

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