Thursday, 11 August 2022

Don’t Blame Monkeys for Monkeypox, W.H.O. Says After Attacks

The outbreak is centered on humans, not animals, health officials said, after a report that some monkeys were harmed in São Paulo, Brazil, out of fear of transmission, according to local authorities.

BY APRIL RUBIN | NYTimes Health | Disclosure

Saturday, 6 August 2022

There’s Just One Drug to Treat Monkeypox. Good Luck Getting It.

Doctors who want to prescribe tecovirimat, or Tpoxx, must navigate a gantlet of bureaucratic hurdles that experts say could be quickly lifted.

BY APOORVA MANDAVILLI | NYTimes Health | Disclosure

Friday, 5 August 2022

Why Monkeypox Vaccine Shortage May Threaten the Immunocompromised

People with H.I.V. and other immune-system problems may need the full two-dose regimen, researchers say. But the shots, particularly second doses, are hard to come by.

BY APOORVA MANDAVILLI | NYTimes Health | Disclosure

Tuesday, 2 August 2022

Breaking Nicotine’s Powerful Draw

Millions of smokers could be forced to confront the agony of nicotine withdrawal as the F.D.A. weighs calling for a drastic reduction in the addictive lure of cigarettes.

BY ANDREW JACOBS | NYTimes Health | Disclosure

Monday, 1 August 2022

Older Generations Are Reclaiming Rites of Passage

Rituals like graduations and weddings are few and far between for older adults. Some are finding ways to honor their momentous occasions.

BY PAULA SPAN | NYTimes Health | Disclosure

Thursday, 28 July 2022

Health Secretary Says States ‘Need to Work With Us’ on Fighting Monkeypox

The suggestion that states need to do more seemed to startle state and local officials, who said in interviews that they are generally satisfied with the federal government’s response.


England Overhauls Medical Care for Transgender Youth

The National Health Service is closing England’s sole youth gender clinic, which had been criticized for long wait times and inadequate services.

BY AZEEN GHORAYSHI | NYTimes Health | Disclosure