National Sexual Assault Hotline gets 57% spike in calls after Kavanaugh allegations
When one alleged sex assault victim faces the glare of the national spotlight, many more speak out in private. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New device offers hope for people with heart failure
A tiny new device is offering hope of a better life for people with severe heart failure, reducing hospitalization rates and improving mortality risk within two years of treatment, a new study finds. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Amazing' treatment helps paralyzed woman walk again
Kelly Thomas is paralyzed from the chest down and can consciously control her ability to walk, researchers say, thanks to a stimulation device in her lower back. Two studies released Monday show three paralyzed patients can walk again. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity to become leading cause of cancer in women
Obesity is set to overtake smoking as the leading preventable cause of cancer in women in the UK, a new report warns. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are you tall? Watch out for varicose veins
Height may be a genetic risk factor for varicose veins, according to a study researchers are calling "the largest genetic study ever performed for varicose vein disease." (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breastfeeding better for babies' weight gain than pumping
Research has already shown a link between breastfeeding and lower obesity risk for babies. But a new study finds another association: "Breast is best" for them even compared with giving babies breast milk out of the bottle. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coal ash likely entering North Carolina river, environmentalists say
Coal ash is likely entering the Cape Fear River in Wilmington, North Carolina, environmentalists said Friday. Rising water in the area, due to heavy rain and storm surge from Hurricane Florence, is still a problem. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rate of Americans living with Alzheimer's expected to double by 2060
As the aging population of the United States grows, a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that from 2014 to 2060, there will be a 178% increase in the number of Americans who have Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These tweets show why people don't report sexual assaults
There's no standard way survivors talk about sexual assault. It isn't always a police phone call and a rape kit; sometimes it's years of silence. Sometimes it trickles out, little by little, and then all at once; like a dam that swells and breaks and floods. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deaths on college and high school football fields are a rare -- but reliable -- tragedy
This fall, more than a million kids, teens and young men will line up on the hash marks for another season of football. Millions more will watch, either as rabid fans or, increasingly, as concerned parents and loved ones. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 in 20 deaths globally are a result of alcohol use
Over three million people died from alcohol consumption in 2016, equating to 1 in 20 deaths globally, according to a new report by the World Health Organization. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Memories that last: What sexual assault survivors remember and why
While many details in life grow murky, the most traumatic moments -- such as being pushed onto a bed and groped -- get embedded in memory, experts say. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Keeping your brain fit, by a USA Memory Champion
How exactly does one keep their brain and memory strong and healthy? This was one of the driving questions I had when I began the quest to improve my memory and become a four-time USA Memory Champion. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

4 diseases cause the majority of human deaths -- and most countries are failing to tackle them in time
More than half of all UN countries will fail to honor their commitment to reduce premature deaths from cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes by 2030, a new analysis predicts. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outbreak of rare eye infection among contact lens wearers
An ongoing outbreak of a rare eye infection has been discovered in contact lens wearers in the UK, a new study reveals. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why female shooters are rare
Data shows that women are rarely behind active shootings, making Thursday's massacre at a drugstore distribution center unusual. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Judge sides with transgender workers in insurance fight
A judge ruled that Wisconsin must cover medically necessary treatment for transgender state employees. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Globally, losing the fight against cancer and other chronic diseases
More than half of all UN countries will fail to honor their commitment to reduce premature deaths from cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes by 2030, a new analysis predicts. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA concludes examination of Parkinson's drug
The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday it had not identified any "new or unexpected safety findings" related to a drug used to treat psychosis in Parkinson's patients, though it did find potentially troubling prescribing practices. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Celebrated food researcher to step down after research is questioned
Cornell University professor Brian Wansink may have helped shape our country's relationship with food, but concerns about his research came to a head on Wednesday when leading medical journals retracted six of his articles, the Journal of the American Medical Association announced. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Puppies to blame for drug-resistant infection in 118 people
From January 2017 through February 2018, puppies sold at six pet store companies led to infections in 118 people in 18 states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Just one in 10 English people will be smokers by 2023, study says
Just one in 10 English people will smoke cigarettes in five years and Britain could be a smoke-free society by 2030, according to Public Health England (PHE). (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ground beef producer issues recall due to deadly e. coli outbreak
Cargill Meat Solutions issued a recall of 32,606 pounds of ground meat due to a deadly e. coli outbreak, the US Department of Agriculture said Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

57 Detroit schools have high levels of lead and copper in drinking water
At least 57 Detroit public schools have tested positive so far for high levels of copper, lead or both in drinking water. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DNA tests on elephant tusks expose 'three major export cartels operating in Africa'
A DNA sampling technique on elephant tusks has helped expose three of Africa's ivory trafficking rings, a new study says. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Japan's 'dunce robots' will make your kid smarter
For many people, the future inspires nightmare visions of a "robopocalypse," a time when humans become subjugated by their own creations: robot overlords that possess superior physical and intellectual prowess. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kicked out of assisted living: What you can do
Across the country, assisted living facilities are evicting residents who have grown older and frail, essentially saying that "we can't take care of you any longer." Evictions top the list of grievances about assisted living received by long-term care ombudsmen across the U.S. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents, stop feeling so guilty about TV time
I've never met a parent at ease with the fact that their children watch television. This includes many, many lovely, curious and conscientious parents who allow their equally lovely, curious and conscientious children an American Academy of Pediatrics-approved one to seven hours a week of television and video games. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

She rode her bike to 183 mph, making her the fastest cyclist in the world
Denise Mueller-Korenek brings a whole new meaning to pedal to the metal - bike pedals that is. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South African court OKs private use of cannabis
In a unanimous ruling hailed by activists campaigning for the legalization of marijuana, the judges declared unconstitutional three sections of the Constitution that prohibited cannabis consumption, possession and cultivation. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top South African court OKs private use of cannabis
In a unanimous ruling hailed by activists campaigning for the legalization of marijuana, the judges declared unconstitutional three sections of the Constitution that prohibited cannabis consumption, possession and cultivation. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flying insects carry microplastics through air
Flying insects are contaminating new environments by eating microplastics in polluted waters and carrying them through the air, a new study has found. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flying insects carry microplastics through air, study finds
Flying insects are contaminating new environments by eating microplastics in polluted waters and carrying them through the air, a new study has found. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yogurts deceptively high in sugar, study finds
Most yogurts have deceptively high levels of sugar, with organic yogurts among the worst offenders, a new study warned. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Four people get cancer from donated organs
Four European patients developed breast cancer after receiving organs from the same donor, a case report explains. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

4 people get cancer from donated organs
Four European patients developed breast cancer after receiving organs from the same donor, a case report explains. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kavanaugh's accuser says he was drunk at the time. What studies say about alcohol and memory loss
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of physical and sexual assault, California professor Christine Blasey Ford, have indicated a willingness to testify about the allegations before the Senate Judiciary Committee. If they do they will likely face questions about how reliable memory can be when alcohol is involved. The science says that alcohol can play a role in memory recall depending on the amount and how much time has gone by. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Male menopause,' affecting younger men
In my practice, I've noticed that an increasing number of younger guys are complaining of sexual concerns, such as diminished libido and erectile problems, more commonly seen in older men. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low testosterone, or 'male menopause,' no longer just for older men
In my practice, I've noticed that an increasing number of younger guys are complaining of sexual concerns, such as diminished libido and erectile problems, more commonly seen in older men. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

4 people get cancer from donated organs in 'extraordinary rare' case
Four European patients developed breast cancer after receiving organs from the same donor, a case report explains. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Air pollution linked to higher dementia risk, new study finds
A new study suggests that exposure to large amounts of air pollution may be associated with a 40% heightened risk of dementia. The study, conducted in London, adds to a growing body of evidence that there could be a link between dirty air and dementia diagnoses. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is air pollution linked to higher dementia risk?
A new study suggests that exposure to large amounts of air pollution may be associated with a 40% heightened risk of dementia. The study, conducted in London, adds to a growing body of evidence that there could be a link between dirty air and dementia diagnoses. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Four people get cancer from donated organ in 'extraordinary rare' case
Four European patients developed breast cancer after receiving organs from the same donor, a case report explains. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating junk food tied to higher risk of numerous cancers
You probably already know that junk food, though delicious, is bad for you. It can have negative health effects such as increasing your risk of heart disease, metabolic disease and even cancer. Now, researchers have used a new nutritional labeling system to tie a diet low in nutritional quality with increased risks of a number of types of cancers. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E-cigarette warnings to arrive in high school bathrooms nationwide
In a new push to education the nearly 11 million youth at risk of e-cigarette addiction, the FDA announced a new campaign that will take the message into high school bathrooms. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Middle-aged drinkers more concerned about reputation than health risks, study says
Middle-aged drinkers are more concerned about their embarrassing or childish behavior resulting from drinking alcohol than about the health risks associated with it, a new study has found. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This library loans out ties and handbags so those with limited resources can go to job interviews
For a young person, going to a job interview can be expensive. You need nice clothes and a case or handbag to hold your resume and other documents. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man loses hands and feet after dog-related infection
By the time Greg Manteufel, 48, reached the hospital in late June, "my face was all red and blue, and it started going down the rest of my body," he said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

12 dead babies found stuffed in boxes and plastic bags in a Kenyan hospital
The governor of Nairobi has ordered an investigation after he made a surprise visit to a hospital in the Kenyan capital and found the bodies of 12 babies stuffed in boxes and plastic bags (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hurricane cleanup: How to stay safe when returning home
Hurricane Florence has come and gone but the risks from power outages, damaged homes and flooding are still very present for some areas. Recovery efforts are underway in North Carolina and other areas hit by Hurricane Florence. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news