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Plastic pollution is all around us
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Source: CNN.com - Health - April 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC expands E. coli warning to all romaine lettuce
The CDC warns that an outbreak of E. coli is now connected to all types of romaine lettuce, including whole heads and hearts of romaine, as well as chopped romaine in salads and salad mixes. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother loses two sons in one night to opioids
In one night, the Savage family lost two sons to opioid overdoses. Now they are working to prevent other families from experiencing the same pain. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man asks German police for help breaking up with partner
A police officer in Ludwigshafen, Germany, an industrial city in Rhineland-Palatinate, received an unusual request in March. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother loses two sons in one night to opioids.
In one night, the Savage family lost two sons to opioid overdoses. Now they are working to prevent other families from experiencing the same pain. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ice swim racing is not for the faint of heart -- literally
Plunge into water at near-freezing temperatures, and your body goes into extreme distress. Your skin screams signals of pain. You can't breathe, because your chest is cramping up. Talking is nearly impossible. Your heart is pounding. Fear mounts -- as it should. Without any protection, you may lose consciousness in under 15 minutes. You'll be dead within an hour. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A growing number of universities teach weed 101
There's no weed major yet, nor are there textbooks, but a growing number of creative professors have come up with some clever ways to teach about marijuana. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why does smoking pot give you the munchies?
If you smoke or eat pot, you might have encountered the "marijuana munchies," or the desire for salty, sweet or fatty carbohydrate-rich foods when using the drug. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Their DNA helps them dive deep on one breath
The free-diving Bajau people of Southeast Asia, or "sea nomads," can hold their breath for minutes at a time -- thanks to genetics and their unusually large spleens, a study suggests. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rodents and filth linked to egg recall by FDA
An inspection report released Thursday by the US Food and Drug Administration indicates that the North Carolina farm linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella from contaminated eggs had an ongoing rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions and poor employee practices. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rodents and filth cited in FDA report on farm linked to egg recall
An inspection report released Thursday by the US Food and Drug Administration indicates that the North Carolina farm linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella from contaminated eggs had an ongoing rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions and poor employee practices. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People wore their oxygen masks wrong during Southwest emergency landing
Should you ever find yourself flying in a crippled airliner with an open window at 30,000 feet, knowing how to operate your oxygen mask could be vital. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pioneering physician Asperger sent children to their deaths, study claims
Hans Asperger has been recognized for decades for his groundbreaking studies on child psychiatry and pediatrics. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A lot of people wore their oxygen masks wrong during the Southwest emergency landing
Should you ever find yourself flying in a crippled airliner with an open window at 30,000 feet, knowing how to operate your oxygen mask could be vital. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marijuana-derived drug for epilepsy gets FDA recommendation
A US Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Thursday unanimously recommended approval of an epilepsy drug that would be the first plant-derived cannabidiol medicine for prescription use in the United States. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marijuana-derived drug for epilepsy gets FDA committee recommendation
A US Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Thursday unanimously recommended approval of an epilepsy drug that would be the first plant-derived cannabidiol medicine for prescription use in the United States. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skull surgery was performed on this Stone Age cow, study says
Humans have been performing cranial surgery and drilling holes in other people's skulls for a long time. The oldest example of this procedure, called trepanation, dates to 7,300 B.C., according to findings from a site at the village of Vasilyevka in Azerbaijan. That means cranial surgery was happening as long ago as the Mesolithic period. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is sushi healthy?
Whether you eat sushi from a Japanese restaurant or from a local supermarket, there's no arguing that it's become a mainstream meal -- and that's good news. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Their DNA helps them dive deep on one breath, study says
The free-diving Bajau people of Southeast Asia, or "sea nomads," can hold their breath for minutes at a time -- thanks to genetics and their unusually large spleens, a study suggests. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Participating in the #NationalSchoolWalkout? Robert DeNiro has your excuse lettter
The actor wrote a serious, moving letter providing "permission" to students to walk out in protest of gun violence (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

16 states affected by E. coli outbreak in lettuce
The number of people hospitalized due to a multistate E. coli outbreak linked to chopped romaine lettuce continues to grow, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

16 states affected by E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce
The number of people hospitalized due to a multistate E. coli outbreak linked to chopped romaine lettuce continues to grow, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aging gracefully: Preventing falls
Falls, for older people, are serious. They can significantly impair mobility and independence. They may lead to hospitalization and subsequent placement in a long-term care facility or nursing home. And as you get older, recovery is slower. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Couples are happier when they share chores
It's Friday night, you've just enjoyed a nice meal at home with your significant other, and they're giving you signs that they want to move things to the bedroom -- but one glance at the kitchen sink dampens any desire you might have felt. It's stacked full of dirty dishes. One of you will be stuck cleaning them sooner or later on. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Chore-play'? When couples share the dishes, they're happier
It's Friday night, you've just enjoyed a nice meal at home with your significant other, and they're giving you signs that they want to move things to the bedroom -- but one glance at the kitchen sink dampens any desire you might have felt. It's stacked full of dirty dishes. One of you will be stuck cleaning them sooner or later on. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marijuana's effects on young brains diminish after 72 hours
Marijuana is notorious for slowing certain cognitive functions such as learning, memory and attention span (maybe that's why they call it "dope"?). But new research in young people suggests that these cognitive effects, while significant, may not persist for very long, even among chronic users. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene therapy for blood disorder offers 'hope' in new study
An experimental gene therapy for blood disorders was shown to be safe and effective in helping beta thalassemia patients avoid blood transfusions in a new study. However, more research is needed, and if approved for use, it could come with high costs. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One concussion could increase risk of Parkinson's disease, study says
A diagnosis of traumatic brain injury -- whether mild, moderate or severe -- is associated with an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease as well as a two years younger age at diagnosis, new research in veterans says. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

He needed a kidney. A classmate from 50 years ago that he barely knew answered the call
Charlie Ball and Kenneth Walker went to school together more than 50 years ago and now live on opposite coasts. But despite the time and distance between them, the two are now sharing more than high school memories. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marijuana's effects on young brains diminish 72 hours after use, research says
Marijuana is notorious for slowing certain cognitive functions such as learning, memory and attention span (maybe that's why they call it "dope"?). But new research in young people suggests that these cognitive effects, while significant, may not persist for very long, even among chronic users. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Every man's nightmare: A 'Broken Bananah'
What may be every man's worst medical nightmare happened to 32-year-old Ross Asdourian. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Months after Maria, Puerto Rican patients travel 12 hours for dialysis
Hurricane Maria totaled Vieques' hospital, which housed the island's only dialysis clinic. That set off an ongoing crisis for patients for whom the thrice-weekly round trip to a dialysis center on the main island takes at least 12 hours. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Puerto Rican patients must travel 12 hours for dialysis
Hurricane Maria totaled Vieques' hospital, which housed the island's only dialysis clinic. That set off an ongoing crisis for patients for whom the thrice-weekly round trip to a dialysis center on the main island takes at least 12 hours. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Every man's nightmare: The serious case of the 'Broken Bananah'
What may be every man's worst medical nightmare happened to 32-year-old Ross Asdourian. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Barbara Bush had a passion for literacy. Here's how to honor her legacy
One of Barbara Bush's enduring legacies is her commitment to books and reading. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man's second face transplant is a world first
A man in Paris with a genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis has become the world's first to successfully receive two facial transplants. He is now debuting his third face. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 95% of world's population breathing unhealthy air, says new report
More than 95% of the world's population is breathing unhealthy air and the poorest nations are the hardest hit, a new report has found. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baboons break out of a research center
Four baboons, having clearly read too much dystopian fiction, escaped a biomedical research lab in San Antonio by climbing a 55-gallon barrel and jumping out of their enclosure. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New viruses, superbugs found in study of New York house mice
House mice don't carry door keys, but they can freely enter any residence in New York City, from low-rent studios to penthouse suites. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 95% of world's population breathing unhealthy air
More than 95% of the world's population is breathing unhealthy air and the poorest nations are the hardest hit, a new report has found. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What the Starbucks incident tells us about implicit bias
Could implicit bias training prevent an incident like the one at a Philadelphia Starbucks in which two black men were arrested after asking to use the restroom? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Maternal death rate in Texas was inflated
Pregnancy-related deaths in Texas doubled in two years, a 2016 study showed. A new study refutes that data, blaming the discrepancy on human error. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The new tech revolutionizing the global fight against ancient diseases
On the second floor of an infectious-disease research facility in this African capital, Dr. Joseph Kamgno, the country's leading expert on parasitic roundworms, stood at his desk staring down at the black hard-shelled case that had just arrived from a bioengineering lab at the University of California-Berkeley. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How dad's health can impact the baby, too
The diet and lifestyle of both parents before conceiving a child can play a crucial role in the health of their baby, and a series of three new papers shed light on how. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug overdoses tied to 24-fold rise in organ transplants
As the opioid epidemic has skyrocketed in the United States, a rise in the number of drug overdose deaths has contributed to a rise in organ transplants, made possible by overdose-death donors, across the country. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flesh-eating ulcer spreading in Australia
Scientists in Australia have voiced concern about an apparent outbreak of Buruli ulcer, a flesh-eating disease that usually occurs in West and central Africa. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malaria parasites in 25% of donor blood in Africa
Almost one in four blood bank supplies in certain regions of Africa may have malaria parasites in them, a new study suggests. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malaria parasites present in 25% of donor blood in Africa
Almost one in four blood bank supplies in certain regions of Africa may have malaria parasites in them, a new study suggests. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexual assault survivors reclaim the words used to discredit them
Survivors of sexual assault at the University of Florida are reclaiming the four words often used to discredit them: "What were you wearing?" (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexual assault survivors are reclaiming the words used to discredit them: 'What were you wearing?'
Survivors of sexual assault at the University of Florida are reclaiming the four words often used to discredit them: "What were you wearing?" (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news