These patients are forced to choose between deafness and death
The terror crept over Khumbulani Shandu. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Test your poison ivy knowledge before the plant ruins your summer
It was a close encounter in 2012 that made microbiologist John Jelesko take an interest in poison ivy. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does marijuana increase sexual desire?
In the movie "Annie Hall," the titular character likes to smoke a joint at bedtime because, she says, it relaxes her and helps get her in the mood for sex -- even though her boyfriend claims it cheapens the experience. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid addiction drugs severely underutilized, study finds
A study finds that despite the ability of medication-assisted treatment drugs like methadone and buprenorphine to save the lives of people who've overdosed on opioids, they continue to be underutilized. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Millennials may be less happy and healthy than their parents by middle age
Millennials in the UK are on track to be the first generation to be less healthy than their parents by the time they reach middle age, a new report suggests. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Incredibles 2': Theaters post warnings due to seizure concerns
Warning signs have been posted in theaters across the United States for fans with photosensitive epilepsy. The animated movie contains scenes of flashing lights. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists edit heart muscle gene in stem cells, may be able to predict risk
For the first time, scientists use the gene-editing tool CRISPR to determine if a heart condition-related genetic variant in a patient poses real risk or not to that patient's health. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FBI official, dead of 9/11-related cancer, remembered as number of cases grows
Hundreds of FBI officials in dark suits bowed their heads in a Virginia chapel Friday as a pastor offered a prayer to God: "Your son gave his life so that we may live." (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Equine-assisted therapy may help autism, PTSD and pain. Why isn't it used more?
Belle Swersey knows firsthand how therapeutic horseback riding can be. The 7-year-old girl, who is in remission from a rare type of muscle cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma, has been using equine therapy to help ease her pain for the past 2 ½ years. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO to classify 'gaming disorder' as mental health condition
Watching as a video game ensnares their child, many a parent has grumbled about "digital heroin," likening the flashing images to one of the world's most addictive substances. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists edit heart muscle gene in stem cells
For the first time, scientists use the gene-editing tool CRISPR to determine if a heart condition-related genetic variant in a patient poses real risk or not to that patient's health. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes after 50 could be early sign of pancreatic cancer
The onset of diabetes after the age of 50 could be an early sign of pancreatic cancer, a new study suggests. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Would-be Indian child bride fights back and helps others
Rajni Devi liked school and had big dreams. She was not going to end up like so many other girls in India: married off as a child bride. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Their deaths were labeled 'victim of cataclysmic storm.' So why aren't their names on Puerto Rico's list?
Ramon Cruz Laboy, a 75-year-old who kept to himself and never wanted to burden his relatives, died January 24 from medical complications that resulted from a femur fracture he suffered during a gust of wind from Hurricane Maria. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Steep drop in cancer-causing infections in England due to HPV vaccine
The introduction of HPV vaccines has led to a sharp reduction in the number of young women with the cancer-causing infection in England, new data from Public Health England finds. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two powerful lessons CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield learned from horses
Horses are healers. I didn't know that when I fell in love with them. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wait, don't eat that until you see this list of recalled foods
From breakfast cereal to vegetables, US health officials are warning people to avoid some foods after this month's outbreak of unrelated intestinal infections, including salmonella. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

He usually doesn't speak. But he had this powerful message for his graduating class
Be unexpected. That was the graduation message from a teen who usually chooses not to speak. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polio has not returned to Venezuela, WHO says
A child in Venezuela who was reported to have a common symptom of polio does not have the viral disease, World Health Organization said Friday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India facing its worst water shortage in history, report says
India is facing its worst water shortage in history. Six hundred million people are dealing with high to extreme water shortage, according to a report by Niti Aayog, a policy think tank for the Indian government. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors saw immigrant kids separated from their parents. Now they're trying to stop it.
The toddler pounded her fists on the play mat, sobbing, with no parent to comfort her. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

He gave birth. He breastfed. Now, he wants his son to see him as a man
Like many new dads, Sabastion Sparks knew parenting would come with serious challenges. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wall Street worker becomes young adult fiction writer
In December 2015, Chris Babu suddenly became very ill. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wall Street worker becomes adult fiction writer
In December 2015, Chris Babu suddenly became very ill. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The radio man without a voice
After 30 years of radio broadcasting, newsman Jamie Dupree lost his voice to an unusual condition that causes his tongue to dart out of his mouth. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New approach to Alzheimer's fight: Diabetes drugs
New research suggests that diabetes drugs might be an effective treatment for people with Alzheimer's. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Salmonella outbreak in 31 states is linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal, CDC says
A salmonella outbreak that affected 73 people in 31 states has been linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA warns consumers in 10 more states not to eat cut melon due to salmonella
Alabama, California, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Tennessee have been added to the list of states where cut melon may be contaminated with salmonella, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. This brings the total number of states to 23. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back from the brink of suicide, they want to save others
They are survivors from all walks of life. The deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain shook them. They are now speaking up to save more lives. "People have been through unimaginable things in their life and have come out the other side." (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fewer teens having sex and using drugs, CDC study finds
Among US teens, sex and drugs are on the decline but suicide ideation and bullying are not, according to a new report from the CDC's Youth Risk Behavior Survey. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The healthiest way to break a fast
For the world's 1.8 billion Muslims, Thursday and Friday mark the conclusion of Ramadan, a 30-day period that requires participants to abstain from eating and drinking between sunrise and sunset. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

She often harbored suicidal thoughts. Now, this teen is using technology to fight them
For almost half her life, Amanda Southworth has been battling demons. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to save a melting Antarctica
Sea levels will rise and all coastal countries could be seriously threatened by flooding if nothing is done to stop the massive melt of sea ice in Antarctica, according to nine award-winning scientists who have spent decades studying the icy continent and the waters around it. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indian Prime Minister's morning fitness routine
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made no secret of his passion for yoga, routinely promoting the health benefits of the ancient Indian practice. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When you go from hungry to 'hangry'
Have you ever been grumpy, only to realize that you're hungry? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indian Prime Minister posts video of morning fitness routine
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made no secret of his passion for yoga, routinely promoting the health benefits of the ancient Indian practice. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eid al-Fitr: A healthy way to break the fast
For the world's 1.8 billion Muslims, Thursday and Friday mark the conclusion of Ramadan, a 30-day period that requires participants to abstain from eating and drinking between sunrise and sunset. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opting out of vaccines leaves US 'hot spots' vulnerable for outbreaks
A number of American states and metropolitan "hot spots" are vulnerable to outbreaks of vaccine-preventable disease, new research suggests. The reason? Children whose parents opted out of vaccination. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

America's doctors call for strongest gun control measures to date
Frustrated with a lack of action on gun control by the country's lawmakers, the American Medical Association adopted a series of sweeping policies aimed at preventing gun violence this week during its annual meeting in Chicago. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opting out of vaccines leaves these US 'hot spots' most vulnerable for outbreaks
A number of American states and metropolitan "hot spots" are vulnerable to outbreaks of vaccine-preventable disease, new research suggests. The reason? Children whose parents opted out of vaccination. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NY doctors wrote more opioid prescriptions after pharma payments
New York doctors who received payments from pharmaceutical companies that make opioids were more likely to prescribe the drugs to their patients, according to a new report from the New York State Health Foundation. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New York doctors wrote more opioid prescriptions after pharma payments
New York doctors who received payments from pharmaceutical companies that make opioids were more likely to prescribe the drugs to their patients, according to a new report from the New York State Health Foundation. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists lay out how to save a melting Antarctica -- and the grim future if we don't
Sea levels will rise and all coastal countries could be seriously threatened by flooding if nothing is done to stop the massive melt of sea ice in Antarctica, according to nine award-winning scientists who have spent decades studying the icy continent and the waters around it. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexual harassment report calls for changes to academic culture
Sexual harassment in higher education can be addressed only through cultural change, according to a new report. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IQ scores are falling and have been for decades, new study finds
IQ scores have been steadily falling for the last few decades, and environmental factors are to blame, a new study says. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 800 people were stung by jellyfish along Florida beaches in three days
Along the Central Florida coast, a spike in moon jellyfish stings have kicked off summer in a painful way. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's Pride Month. What you need to know
If you've noticed more rainbow flags and people wearing colorful clothes than usual this month, you're not imagining things. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's Pride Month. Here's what you need to know
If you've noticed more rainbow flags and people wearing colorful clothes than usual this month, you're not imagining things. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Calls to suicide prevention hotline spiked after celebrity deaths
After the deaths by suicide of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, calls and texts to crisis hotlines spiked dramatically. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why the old way of parenting no longer works
Every couple of years a book or article arrives diagnosing parents with catastrophic spinelessness. The power pyramid has been inverted, they warn, and the children are in, and therefore out of, control. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news