The DNA diet: How knowing your genes can help you fit into your jeans
"One man's food is another man's poison." - Lucretius (99-55 B.C.) (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene therapy gets FDA approval -- and a $2 million price tag
The US Food and Drug Administration approved a treatment Friday for a genetic disease called spinal muscular atrophy that causes infants' muscles to waste away, potentially killing them before age 2. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nerve stimulation therapy lessens disability in stroke patients, research finds
There may be new hope for stroke patients: An experimental nerve stimulation therapy helped reduce disability, new research finds. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health officials considered banning individuals from flying to prevent measles transmission
State and local health officials have consulted with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in recent months about the possibility of preventing individuals from flying to prevent measles transmission. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bullying can cause both short- and long-term damage
Bullying is many things: teasing, name-calling, stereotyping, fighting, exclusion, spreading rumors, public shaming and aggressive intimidation. It can be in real life (IRL) or online. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food expiration labels are confusing. The FDA wants to change that
Americans have struggled with the many food labels and their meanings for years. Sell by, best by and best if used by -- what are the differences? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colorado is the first state to cap skyrocketing insulin co-pays
The skyrocketing prices of insulin are a nationwide issue and Colorado has become the first state to pass legislation that tackles the problem. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These doctors risked their careers to expose the dangers children face in immigrant family detention
Dr. Scott Allen and Dr. Pamela McPherson were used to working behind the scenes, quietly documenting the devastating things they'd seen. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

62,000 pounds of raw meat are being recalled, just days before Memorial Day
If you're planning on firing up the grill this Memorial Day weekend, you may want to double check your meat products before you get a very un-festive surprise. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women need twice as many toilets as men, say public health experts
Toilet provisions for women in the UK must be boosted so there are two female toilets to every male one, according to a new report on the state of public facilities. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles in Maine means half the states in the US now have cases of this highly contagious disease
Maine health officials confirmed the first case of measles in the state, bringing the total number of states reporting the highly contagious viral disease to 25. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

European doctor defies orders to stop sending US women abortion pills by mail
Aid Access, which provides abortion pills by mail to the United States, is defying an order to stop from the US Food and Drug Administration. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turn up office thermostats to improve women's productivity, study suggests
Women often complain that the office temperature is too low -- but it's not just comfort that's at stake. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The hidden health crisis that kills 200 people a day
Snakebites kill more than 200 people a day around the world, but Thai firefighter Pinyo Pookpinyo was one of the lucky ones. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Red wine's resveratrol decreases blood pressure in mice: Could it do the same in human heart patients?
Mice that were fed large quantities of resveratrol, a compound present in red wine, experienced a significant drop in blood pressure, a new study showed. Could the same effect happen in humans? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eli Lilly's lower-priced insulin goes on sale amid drug price debate
A cheaper generic version of the rapid-acting insulin Humalog has hit the market, according to a statement Wednesday by drugmaker Eli Lilly. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nurse graduates from NYU, years after he worked there as a janitor
Frank Baez got his first healthcare experience as a teenager, mopping floors and cleaning patients' rooms as a hospital janitor at New York University. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thousands of cancer diagnoses tied to a poor diet, study finds
Your diet may have more impact on your cancer risk than you might think, a new study has found. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spike in banned ozone-eating CFC gases linked to China in new research
A mystery source of banned, ozone-destroying chemicals has been pinpointed to eastern China. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yiddish translation of New York's measles message riddled with errors
Late last year, officials at the New York State Department of Health knew they had to act fast to stem the tide of a growing measles outbreak in ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Algeria and Argentina are officially malaria-free, says World Health Organization
Malaria has been eliminated from Algeria and Argentina, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, an important milestone in fighting the mosquito-borne disease. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu-related illness stops intake at Texas border patrol center
A Customs and Border Patrol station in south Texas has stopped taking detainees in for processing because some people have displayed signs of flu-related illness. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women have abortions for many reasons aside from rape and incest. Here are some of them
The reasons why women get abortions are varied and personal. For some, it was because they were victims of rape or incest. Some were in abusive relationships and others weren't ready to be mothers. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Operating rooms test positive for mold at Seattle Children's Hospital
Several operating rooms have been shut down in a Washington children's hospital because of mold. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer death rates drop, heart disease deaths on the rise for US adults
As the number of American adults dying of cancer continues to decline, the number who are dying of heart disease is on the rise, according to a new report. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vermont Attorney General files suit against Sackler family for deceptive marketing
Vermont's attorney general is suing eight members of the Sackler family, alleging they personally oversaw Purdue Pharma's deceptive marketing of opioids. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Judge rules that parents of deceased West Point cadet can use his sperm for surrogate birth
West Point cadet Peter Zhu died at age 21 in February in a tragic skiing accident. His parents now can attempt to continue his legacy and their family lineage after a New York judge said they can use his frozen sperm to produce a child. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How black women are walking away from the obesity epidemic
Across the US, obesity rates have risen and life expectancy has declined. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elementary school students gave their 83-year-old custodian a retirement ceremony fit for a king
Chants of "Mr. John! Mr. John!" drowned out Kool& the Gang's "Celebration" as 83-year-old school custodian John Lockett stepped into a corridor lined with adoring kids. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vincent Lambert put back on life support as French right-to-die debate takes eleventh-hour turn
Hours after they began the process of allowing him to die, French doctors were ordered to restore the life support of a man in a vegetative state whose controversial case has divided his family and the public. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sea levels may rise much faster than previously predicted, swamping coastal cities such as Shanghai, study finds
Global sea levels could rise more than two meters (6.6 feet) by the end of this century if emissions continue unchecked, swamping major cities such as New York and Shanghai and displacing up to 187 million people, a new study warns. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vienna Beef recalls hot dogs that might contain metal fragments
More than 2,000 pounds of Vienna Beef hot dogs have been recalled because they may contain metal fragments, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds CBD effective in treating heroin addiction
Cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive ingredient in hemp and marijuana, could treat opioid addiction, a new study says. Given to patients with heroin addiction, cannabidiol, also known as CBD, reduced their cravings for the illicit drug as well as their levels of anxiety. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What little kids need to know about sex
I live in the Bay Area, where, according to my very unscientific estimate, approximately 8 out of 10 parents self-identify as enlightened. These are the moms and dads who broach thorny topics like race, poverty and sexism with their young children, undeterred by their complexity and high stakes. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Minnesota woman donated her kidney to a firefighter who rushed to help her daughter after a seizure
When Becca Bundy's young daughter was having a seizure at home, volunteer firefighter Bill Cox was the first person to help. Two years later, the Minnesota woman was able to offer a lifesaving thank you, by giving him one of her kidneys. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is vegan diet healthy for kids? Belgian doctors say no
Belgium's Royal Academy of Medicine recommended last week that children, teens, pregnant women and nursing mothers do not follow a vegan diet. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US kids aren't eating enough seafood, study says; here's how to add more
The humble tuna sandwich, once a lunchbox staple, is making less frequent appearances in school cafeterias across the nation. American children are eating relatively little fish and shellfish in comparison to meat, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recalled defibrillator among exemptions in FDA's hidden database
Faced with the possibility that a bout of abnormal heartbeats could end his life, in 2006, Dr. Marc Sicklick had a small device implanted in his chest that would shock it back into rhythm. Soon he would struggle with another life-or-death choice: whether to remove the Sprint Fidelis, which was deemed dangerous and recalled in 2007 after it had been implanted in hundreds of thousands of patients. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outdoor walking meetings boost your mental and physical health
Go outside and get some fresh air! It's something our parents told us to do as kids, and it could be just what the doctor ordered for a workforce that spends most of the day sitting and staring at screens. One way to do it: Get out of that stuffy fluorescent-lit conference room, get on your feet, and take that work meeting into the great outdoors. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alabama doctors want patients to know they're still providing abortions
Providers at the only three clinics in Alabama that offer abortion services want patients to know their doors are still open. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr. Gupta: If you see someone struggling with mental illness, don't turn away
On the morning of September 25, 2000, when Kevin Hines looked out from the Golden Gate Bridge, it must have been a magnificent sight. The sun bouncing off the coastline of Marin County to the left and backlighting the coast of San Francisco to the right, with Alcatraz straight ahead. There were probably boats of different types and sizes in the glittering water and an occasional sea lion breaking the surface. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What it's like to try to get an abortion in Mississippi
When Amanda Furdge walked into a clinic in Jackson, Mississippi, in the spring of 2014, she knew exactly what she wanted: to confirm whether she was pregnant, and to have an abortion if she was. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Debates over anti-abortion laws have raised common myths about abortion. These are the facts
It's not just Alabama and Georgia. More states are considering bills that would make virtually all abortions illegal at 6 weeks or less. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Over-processed foods add 500 calories to your diet every day, causing weight gain
Less expensive, easier to prepare ultra-processed foods can make you fat, a new study says. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicide rates in girls are rising, study finds, especially in those age 10 to 14
Suicide rates for young girls are rising at a pace faster than that of boys, changing the established patterns that boys are more likely to die by suicide and that girls are more likely to consider it and attempt it, according to a new study. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's not just soda: Drinking too much fruit juice (or any sugary drink) linked to premature death risk
Many sugar-sweetened beverages have little to no nutritional value and lots of calories, and their harmful health effects have been well-documented. Now, a study links drinking too many sugary beverages -- and even 100% natural fruit juices -- to an increased risk of early death. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turkey's whirling dervish guide to coping with pain and a broken heart
Images of Turkey are exotically beautiful to many people: Vibrant poppy fields, multispired mosques and of course the mystical whirling dervishes. Though the twirling figures in white appear mysterious, the origin of the dervish ceremony lies in an experience familiar to most of us: love and loss. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

She learned to fly a plane with just her feet. Now, Jessica Cox is inspiring women in aviation around the world
It's natural for pilot Jessica Cox to place her right foot on the yoke and her left foot on the throttle right before she's cleared for takeoff. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protecting your skin from the inside out
As cloudy skies start to turn sunnier, you might be checking your stash of sunscreen. But you may also want to see what's in your kitchen, as some foods can help keep your skin youthful and healthy. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Planned Parenthood Southeast fielded so many questions on new abortion laws it had to open another phone line
Hundreds of women in Georgia and Alabama are calling Planned Parenthood and asking the group whether abortion is still legal in their states. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news