Pete Frates, one of the men who popularized the Ice Bucket Challenge, has died
A man who helped inspire a multimillion-dollar movement to help find a cure for ALS has died. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Jersey company recalls cut fruit products after 33 sickened with salmonella
A New Jersey produce company is recalling some of its products in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware for possible salmonella contamination after more than 30 people got sick. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dallas children's hospital relocates 28 patients after tests find mold
Positive mold tests at Children's Medical Center Dallas propmpted the facility to relocate 28 patients. Routine air tests showed higher-than-normal levels of Aspergillus and Penicillium molds, which are generally not harmful except to those with compromised immune systems. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

White Castle issues recall of frozen sliders over possible listeria contamination
White Castle has issued a voluntary recall of multiple products for possible listeria contamination. The recall affects a limited number of frozen six-pack cheeseburgers, frozen six-pack hamburgers, frozen six-pack pack jalapeno cheeseburgers, 16-pack hamburgers and 16-pack cheeseburgers, according to the US Food and Drug Administration. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girls in Nepal sleep in 'menstruation huts' despite ban, study finds
Nearly eight out of 10 girls in a region of mid-Western Nepal sleep in dangerous outdoor "menstruation huts" during their period, despite the practice being outlawed, a study has found. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Athletes have healthier brains that can actually hear better, study says
A new study shows that elite athletes have less "noisy" brains than the rest of us, a sign of better brain health. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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The Walt Disney Company issued a warning for the new 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' movie, citing it may trigger seizures for those with epilepsy due to flashing lights. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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A British woman has made a full recovery after suffering a six-hour cardiac arrest caused by severe hypothermia -- a condition that doctors say also saved her life. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 'probable' vaping-related lung injury cases linked to Massachusetts dispensaries
A state investigation into vaping-related lung injury cases in Massachusetts has found that vape products used in six probable cases were purchased legally from dispensaries. All of the products contained THC or tetrahydrocannabinol. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No single e-cigarette brand linked to vaping-related lung injuries, CDC says
No single product is responsible for the thousands of vaping-related lung illnesses reported across the United States, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC has reported 2,291 confirmed cases of vape-related lung injury. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Anti-vaxxer' charged as Samoan government battles deadly measles outbreak
An alleged anti-vaxxer has been charged with "incitement against the government vaccination order," the Samoan government said Thursday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study links hair dyes and chemical straighteners to higher breast cancer risk, particularly among black women
Permanent hair dye and chemical hair straightener use was linked to a higher risk of breast cancer in a new study from researchers at the National Institutes of Health. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Miracle' woman survives six-hour cardiac arrest
A British woman has made a full recovery after suffering a six-hour cardiac arrest caused by severe hypothermia -- a condition that doctors say also saved her life. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 140,000 people worldwide died from measles last year
As the number of measles cases continued to soar, more than 140,000 people across the globe died from measles last year, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 6 million US middle and high schoolers used tobacco products in 2019
More than 6 million middle and high school students were currently using tobacco product in 2019, according to National Youth Tobacco Survey data released Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Walking while texting and other cell phone related injuries are on the rise, especially for the young
Head, face and neck injuries due to cell phone use have risen sharply over the last 20 years and can carry the risk of long-term complications, a new study says. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 140,000 people worldwide died from measles last year, most of them younger than 5
As the number of measles cases continued to soar, more than 140,000 people across the globe died from measles last year, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Samoa's government is shut today so everyone can get vaccinated for measles
Red flags have been erected across Samoa to mark unvaccinated households as the government shuts down Thursday to deploy all resources to reining in a deadly measles outbreak. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Once-a-month birth control pill works on pigs. People could be next
Scientists say they have made a breakthrough on developing a contraceptive pill that only needs to be taken once a month. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists say a once-a-month birth control pill works on pigs. They want to test it on people next
Scientists say they have made a breakthrough on developing a contraceptive pill that only needs to be taken once a month. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reduce cholesterol earlier in life to prevent heart problems later, study says
To prevent heart problems later in life, people 45 and younger with higher levels of bad cholesterol might want to change their eating and exercise habits, or even talk to their doctor about medications such as statins, a new study says. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

There are now vaping-related lung injury cases in all 50 states
A teen from Southeast Alaska is the state's first case of vaping-related lung injury, according to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The lone star tick could soon be colonizing a backyard near you
The climate crisis is making us more vulnerable to ticks in an unprecedented and growing threat to public health, according to a new report. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How healthy eating can lengthen your life
By taking some cues from blue zones, places around the world where people live the longest, healthiest lives, you can live longer. These are some tips. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors 'reanimate' heart for first-of-its-kind transplant in US
Doctors at Duke University Medical Center performed the first donation after circulatory death heart transplant on an adult in the United States on December 1. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New government program provides HIV prevention drugs for uninsured
US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced the launch of a national program to provide free HIV-prevention drugs to uninsured Americans at risk of HIV. "Ready, Set, PrEP" will provide about 200,000 Americans annually access to PrEP medications -- daily pre-exposure prophylaxis pills for the prevention of HIV. To qualify for the program, participants must test negative for HIV, have a valid prescription for the medication and not have any prescription drug coverage. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital system had a 1,300% increase in flu cases as virus strikes early
When Donna Bonin's 13-year-old son recently came down with a sky-high fever, she thought to herself: This can't be the flu. It's November. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global emissions to hit another record high this year
Carbon dioxide emissions are expected to reach another record high this year, an annual report from the Global Carbon Project found Wednesday, but the pace of growth has slowed. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How a poop on Everest inspired a new type of toilet
Billions of people still don't have access to safe sanitation, causing death and disease. Do waterless toilets offer a solution? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deadly mold infestation spurs class-action lawsuit against Seattle Children's Hospital
Seattle Children's Hospital knew for years that a mold infestation in its facilities could be related to its air-handling system, but "engaged in a cover-up" that sickened many patients and resulted in the deaths of six children, according to a class-action lawsuit filed Monday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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By taking some cues from blue zones, places around the world where people live the longest, healthiest lives, you can live longer. These are some tips. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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A plant-based diet underpins the health of those who live longest, according to experts. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A 'blue zones' diet: Live longer from what you eat
For most of their lives, the world's super-agers have nourished their bodies with whole, plant-based foods, such as leafy vegetables, tubers, nuts, beans and whole grains. And they ate meat fewer than five times monthly. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How 'Giving Tuesday' ushers in the holidays' charitable spirit
For decades now, millions of Americans have been embracing the day-after-Thanksgiving shopping bonanza known as "Black Friday." Then came "Cyber Monday," online retailers' chance to cash in on the holiday buying frenzy. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 in 5 US adolescents is now prediabetic, study says
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Warming temperatures put women at risk of giving birth early, study says
Women are at risk of giving birth earlier due to warmer temperatures brought on by the climate crisis, a new study finds. The study, published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change, found that on days when temperatures soar past 90 degrees Fahrenheit, birth rates increase 5%. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New York City hits HIV/AIDS target two years ahead of schedule
As of 2018, 93% of New Yorkers with HIV have gotten a diagnosis, 90% are on treatment and 92% of those on treatment are virally suppressed. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deadly measles outbreak forces government shutdown
The government of Samoa will shut its doors Thursday and Friday and redeploy civil servants to help deal with a deadly measles outbreak, Prime Minster Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi announced in a special address Monday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Youth in states requiring universal background checks are less likely to carry guns to school, study says
High school students in states that require universal background checks on all prospective gun buyers are less likely to carry guns compared to students in states that require background checks only on sales through federally licensed firearms dealers, according to a study published Monday in the medical journal Pediatrics. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

On World AIDS Day, these three big challenges stand in the way of HIV/AIDS research
Of the nearly 38 million people living with the disease worldwide, only about 24.5 million have access to treatment therapies, according to UNAIDS. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bacon and ready-to-eat turkey products recalled in four states
A Kentucky company is recalling bacon and ready-to-eat turkey products over misbranding and undeclared allergens. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The only Thanksgiving leftovers guide you need
Thanksgiving leftovers leave many of us wondering: How long can I eat them safely? See this guide to find out long you can keep your holiday leftovers and when you should ditch them. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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CNN's Elizabeth Cohen speaks with researchers who are working to modernize the current process of making flu shots and develop a universal flu vaccine. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Building a better flu vaccine -- one you don't have to get every year
If all goes well, this new shot would last for multiple flu seasons, so you wouldn't have to roll up your sleeve every fall and -- importantly -- it would be more effective than the shot you get now. Way more effective. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers work to improve effectiveness of flu shots
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen speaks with researchers who are working to modernize the current process of making flu shots and develop a universal flu vaccine. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA issues warning for products marketed to treat opioid withdrawal
The FDA sent a warning letter to EPH Technologies, accusing it of marketing and selling unapproved drugs. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Former President Jimmy Carter was released from Emory University Hospital following a procedure to relieve pressure from his brain. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has more. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jimmy Carter is home from the hospital. What will his recovery look like?
Anyone who's ever had a fragile grandparent knows that falls are especially dangerous for the elderly -- and Jimmy Carter has had three falls in the past six months. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Americans weigh more this decade, but fewer adults want to lose weight
28% of Americans said they weighed 200 pounds or more between 2010 and 2019 -- a four-point jump from a 2001 to 2009, according to a new Gallup poll. Still, fewer Americans now consider themselves overweight or obese. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pharma execs have convictions partially overturned
The convictions of four former top executives of Insys Therapeutics, an Arizona-based pharmaceutical company which made the powerful opioid Subsys, have been partially overturned by a federal judge in Boston. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news