Couples need her, but laws restrict how they find her
"Nobody could tell us why we couldn't have children, but we've been trying at this point for about 12 years," said Elizabeth Prior, 49, of Buckinghamshire. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Restrictive surrogacy laws are forcing UK couples to the US
"Nobody could tell us why we couldn't have children, but we've been trying at this point for about 12 years," said Elizabeth Prior, 49, of Buckinghamshire. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marie Kondo: The psychological benefits of tidying up
Marie Kondo's tidying trend has benefits beyond clearing up space in your home. Decluttering also raises self-esteem, lifts moods, brings peace and improves lives, according to experts. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protecting loved ones from sexual abuse in long-term care facilities
It's the stuff of nightmares: your loved one living in a long-term care facility or nursing home was sexually abused and you had no idea it was happening. Could this nightmare come true and what can you do? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Florida mother suing her developmentally disabled daughter's caregiver
A Florida woman is suing her daughter's former health care provider and three of its employees, alleging the developmentally disabled 23-year-old was raped, impregnated and suffered physical injuries while in their care. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Perdue recalls frozen chicken nuggets after wood found in them
Perdue Foods is recalling 68,244 pounds of gluten-free chicken nuggets sold nationwide over fears of wood contamination, federal officials say. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This diabetic federal worker rationed her insulin during the shutdown because debt was scarier than dying
A furloughed federal worker who is diabetic said she resorted to rationing her insulin medication because "the thought of having more debt was scarier than the thought of dying" in her sleep. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Areas with high opioid prescription rates are seeing more babies born with a serious birth defect
A potentially deadly birth defect in which babies are born with exposed intestines is on the rise, and the Centers for Disease and Prevention is concerned that it might be tied to the opioid epidemic. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Stealth condition' found to multiply risk of cancer and chronic conditions, study reveals
A "stealth condition" which is one of the western world's most common genetic disorders is causing far higher levels of cancer and chronic health conditions than previously thought, a UK study has revealed. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Make like a zebra to avoid insect bites, scientists say
The zebra's stripes are known to protect it from blood-sucking insects, as well as acting as camouflage, and new research suggests that being stripy may also work for people in remote tribal communities who paint their bodies in monochrome shades. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New 'planetary health diet' will save millions of people -- and the planet
An international team of scientists has developed a diet it says can improve health while ensuring sustainable food production to reduce further damage to the planet. It's based on cutting red meat and sugar consumption in half and upping intake of fruits, vegetables and nuts. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bored with exercise? Virtual reality, immersive fitness might help
The spin instructor let out a loud "Woooo!!" as she led her students up hills, through rings of fire and outer space. They even rode through jungles, deserts and fantasy worlds. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why vaping is so dangerous for teens
Most of what we know about nicotine addiction in teens, we know from cigarettes. But experts say the technology and chemistry of vaping might pose an entirely different threat. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Husband says wife of 30 years was given a lethal dose of Fentanyl
"It can't be. Why would he do that?" (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arizona orders third-party manager for facility where woman in vegetative state gave birth
The group that operates a health care facility in Arizona where a woman in a vegetative state gave birth last month has been ordered to hire a third-party manager to oversee several of its facilities. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This diet is good for you and the environment, scientists say
An international team of scientists has developed a diet it says can improve health while ensuring sustainable food production to reduce further damage to the planet. It's based on cutting red meat and sugar consumption in half and upping intake of fruits, vegetables and nuts. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Romeo, the world's loneliest frog, may have finally found a Juliet
The world's loneliest frog is finally close to relationship status. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

He's spent 10 years alone. Now Romeo, the world's loneliest frog, may have finally found a Juliet that can save his species
The world's loneliest frog is finally close to relationship status. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

250,000 deaths a year from climate change is a 'conservative estimate,' research says
Climate change could "halt and reverse" progress made in human health over the last century. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ebola outbreak continues in the Congo as obstacles challenge health care workers
The Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak, which began August 1, is continuing unabated in the new year. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The world's most popular coffee species are going extinct. And scientists say we are to blame
Savor that cup of coffee while you can. New research shows 60% of coffee species found in the wild could soon go extinct. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The FDA has five weeks till money runs out for approving new drugs
The US Food and Drug Administration has roughly five weeks of funding left to review new drug applications during the shutdown, commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said Monday on Twitter. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor fired after giving 'potentially fatal' doses of pain medication to 27 patients
A doctor is accused of giving potentially fatal doses of pain medication to at least 27 patients who were near death, according to an Ohio hospital. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Killings of transgender people in the US saw another high year
For decades, every year she's been active in the transgender community, Isa Noyola has attended a funeral for a friend. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2018 was hottest year ever recorded for planet's oceans
Last year was the hottest for the planet's oceans since global records began in 1958, according to an international team of scientists who track the data. Their findings were published Wednesday in the scientific journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are there foods you should avoid during the government shutdown? It depends who you ask
Should you be worried about the safety of your food during the government shutdown? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One simple -- but really hard -- solution to stop climate change
There may actually be a way to keep the worst of climate change at bay, but it's going to take a herculean effort, according to a new study published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New tool calculates breast cancer risk with greater precision
UK scientists have developed an online calculator that could enable doctors to more accurately predict a patient's chance of developing breast cancer. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stem cell therapy for relapsing MS proves effective and safe, study finds
An experimental stem cell therapy proved effective and safe in patients with a relapsing form of multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system, new research finds. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Banning skin bleaching products won't work as long as fair skin is linked with beauty and success
Several African countries, including as Rwanda and Ghana, recently banned the use of skin bleaching products because they are dangerous. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Black and Hispanic youth are targeted with junk food ads, research shows
Click over to TV programming that caters to black and Hispanic youth and the commercials almost exclusively push fast food, sugary drinks, bad-for-you snacks and candy, a new report shows. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heavy sweating that led to an unexpected diagnosis
A 60-year-old man struggled with unexplained sweating episodes for three years before doctors diagnosed him with temporal lobe seizures, according to a case study published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Less sitting, more moving tied to living longer
Doing less sitting and more moving is tied to living longer, according to a new study. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ex-prosecutor tapped to review how woman in vegetative state gave birth
Hacienda HealthCare says it will turn over all records related to the patient in a vegetative state who gave birth inside its facility last month. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A new guide could help halt overeating
The British Nutrition Foundation released this month new portion-size guidelines designed to help people eat the right amounts of each food group -- and possibly help them avoid overeating. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poor sleep linked to buildup of dangerous plaques throughout body, study says
Here's another reason why getting a good night's sleep should be on your must-do list: Sleeping fewer than six hours a night or waking frequently raises your risk of developing damaging plaque in arteries throughout your body, not just your heart. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dynamic duos: Why science loves twins
One of the broadest studies of twins in the United States suggests that our genes tend to influence the diseases that afflict us more than where we live, according to research published Monday in the journal Nature Genetics. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Odds of dying from accidental opioid overdose in the US surpass those of dying in car accident
For the first time on record the odds of accidentally dying from an opioid overdose in the United States are now greater than those of dying in an automobile accident. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You may no longer be more likely to go into cardiac arrest on Monday morning, study says
The most common time to experience sudden cardiac arrest could be changing, according to new research. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DNA pioneer stripped of honors over 'reprehensible' race comments
A Nobel Prize-winning American scientist who co-discovered DNA has been stripped of his honorary titles at the laboratory he once led after repeating racist comments in a documentary. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mass drug overdose in California kills 1 person and sends 14 more to hospitals
Chico Police Chief Michael O'Brien said the substance is believed to be fentanyl -- the most commonly used drug involved in drug overdoses. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Netflix has people (serenely) bulldozing their closets, and thrift stores are riding the wave
Do you have too much stuff? Is your house a loosely-joined collection of garbage piles among which you tread, as dazed and rudderless as a possum in a landfill? Are you tied to your material possessions because you have chosen to fill the empty parts in your life with consumerism and thus your soul is scattered among promotional t-shirts and expired tubes of body lotion? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What warmer oceans mean for the planet
Our oceans are much warmer than we previously thought, according to a new study. But what happens when the oceans get warmer, and what does it mean for us? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physical showed no major changes in health of Arizona woman in vegetative state who gave birth about 37 weeks later
A doctor who gave a yearly checkup to a woman in a vegetative state about 37 weeks before she gave birth wrote that there were no major changes in her health, according to medical records sent to an Arizona court. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California's governor just proposed giving parents six months paid leave. Impressive for the US, but not the world
As if you needed another reason to pack your belongings and head west, California's governor just proposed a plan to give new parents six months of partial-paid leave -- the most generous policy in the nation. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

With up to 7.3 million people hit by flu so far this season, scientists search for better vaccine
Between 6.2 million and 7.3 million people in the United States have developed the flu this season, according to data released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leading cancer expert dies suddenly following routine yellow fever vaccination
A leading cancer expert, who was described as a "pioneer" in his field by Prince William, has died suddenly after receiving a routine yellow fever vaccination. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What we're waiting to learn about President Trump's health one year after his first physical
President Donald Trump, the oldest President elected in US history at the age of 70, underwent his first presidential physical last January. He used it as an opportunity to quiet critics who questioned both his physical health and mental acumen. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When your child vapes, what's a parent to do?
When Sonya Kennedy learned that her 12-year-old son, Ryder, had tried vaping, she was "mortified." (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Want to live longer? Eat more fiber, major study finds
People who eat diets that are high in fiber have lower risk of death and chronic diseases such as stroke or cancer compared with people with low fiber intake, a new analysis found. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news