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Deputy takes off uniform to fight opioid epidemic
For 22 years, Deputy Charles Johnson has started his workday by putting on his police uniform. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A puberty book for girls that's about more than periods
Naama Bloom decided to write a book to empower girls during a time when, too often, they feel uncomfortable, ashamed and embarrassed. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer drugs grown in chicken eggs may lower their cost
Researchers in Japan may have found a way to produce cheaper drugs that could be used to treat a range of diseases from chicken eggs. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Oh my God, this is crazy' - 911 calls from Florida nursing home released
We know how the ordeal ended -- with the deaths of 14 people from a sweltering Florida nursing home. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Oh my God, this is crazy' - 911 calls from nursing home released
We know how the ordeal ended -- with the deaths of 14 people from a sweltering Florida nursing home. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A spate of deadly disasters for the elderly
Recent wildfires in California and hurricanes in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico have put a spotlight on vulnerable seniors -- including a number of deaths that authorities have said were preventable. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to break carb cravings, once and for all
If you're like many people I know, the thought of giving up pasta and bread in an effort to shed a few pounds (or more) might seem like an unfair punishment -- perhaps even a tease, especially when those foods seem to be on everyone else's plates. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sugary drink sales plummeted after price increase, study says
From Colombia to South Africa, France to India, governments around the globe are exploring whether taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages might curb obesity rates. Do these fines actually work to prevent people from choosing sweet drinks? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital ship waits for sick Puerto Ricans -- but no one knows how to get on it
Sammy Rolon is living in a makeshift clinic set up at a school. He has cerebral palsy and epilepsy, and is bed-ridden. He's waiting for surgery that was scheduled before Hurricane Maria smashed into Puerto Rico. Now he can't even get the oxygen he needs. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One in nine American men has oral HPV, study finds
About one in nine American men is infected with the oral form of human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a new study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. Nationwide, rates for oral HPV infections are 11.5% of men and 3.2% of women: 11 million men, compared with 3.2 million women, the researchers estimated. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Handgun waiting period laws save lives, study says
Over 33,000 people in the United States die each year from firearm injuries, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, delaying the purchase of guns by a couple of days could save nearly 1,700 lives a year, according to a study released Monday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plague outbreak leaves 57 dead, more than 680 infected in Madagascar
The plague outbreak in Madagascar is continuing to spread at unprecedented rates, with 57 deaths and more than 680 cases. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exposure to air pollution before birth may shorten lives
Pollution affects us even in the womb: Women who are exposed to air pollution during pregnancy have babies with shorter telomeres (a genetic biomarker), a study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics found. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India: Once notorious for malnutrition, now getting fatter by the day
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Source: CNN.com - Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two simple ways to lower odds of stillbirth
Counting kicks and sleeping on your left side aren't a guarantee that you'll have a safe and healthy pregnancy, but they are easy, low-cost ways to reduce the risk. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India is getting fatter by the day
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Source: CNN.com - Health - October 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California fires: Almost 6,000 buildings destroyed, 36 people killed
Reinforcements from other regions are helping firefighters contain more of the largest wildfires devastating Northern California, though strong winds expected over the weekend could challenge those gains, a fire chief said Friday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Autism research on Puerto Rican island threatened by hurricane aftermath
Autism research suffered a significant setback after an island used for scientific study was ravaged by Hurricane Maria. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Week of wildfires polluting air as much as year of cars
The wildfires blazing across Northern California this week produced the same amount of air pollution as vehicles did in the state in one year. However, not all air pollution is created equal. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This shoe is the most maddening optical illusion since 'the dress'
The internet has been victimized by another optical illusion that prods the simple, soft parts of our brains that don't understand color and pits us against friends and loved ones in a deeply bitter debate. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity among all US adults reaches all-time high
The United States will not be escaping the obesity epidemic crisis anytime soon: Nearly 40% of adults and 19% of youth are obese, the highest rate the country has ever seen in all adults, according to research released Friday by the National Center for Health Statistics. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gold: Why does it have that special allure?
When you think of the color gold, images of grandeur and extravagance are likely to come to mind. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Singing with another woman's lungs
This fall, renowned soprano Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick will inhale deeply, filling her new transplanted lungs with air, and sing. Performing alongside her will be Esperanza Tufani, a 24-year-old restaurant manager in Ohio. Tufani's mother was the donor for Tillemann-Dick's lungs. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CNN Exclusive Investigation: Kids for sale
CNN investigation has uncovered that mothers think they're temporarily giving up their children to be educated but instead, they are sold to adoptive families who think they're taking in an orphan in need. CNN's Randi Kaye reports. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids for sale: 'My mom was tricked'
A CNN exclusive investigation uncovers what could be a child trafficking scheme for adoptions after one mom blew the whistle. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mata's life in the United States
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Source: CNN.com - Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mata is reunited with her family
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Source: CNN.com - Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sick kids are VIPs at football games
Blake Rockwell grew up playing sports with other children in his neighborhood. But a congenital heart defect had prevented one of his older brothers, Chuckie, from doing the same. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Las Vegas survivor facing life with bullet fragments in her brain
Tina Frost and her boyfriend were among thousands who packed the Route 91 Harvest Festival on the Las Vegas strip. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA panel unanimously votes to approve gene therapy for blindness
A US Food and Drug Administration advisory committee unanimously voted Thursday to approve an experimental genetic therapy for patients with a rare inherited eye disease. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What could we learn from federally funded gun research?
The naming of the victims has become a familiar national ritual. In the wake of violence, we learn the names and lives of each unfortunate soul who happened to be in the cross hairs of a killer. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The little red pill being pushed on the elderly
The maker of a little red pill intended to treat a rare condition is raking in hundreds of millions of dollars a year as it aggressively targets frail and elderly nursing home residents for whom the drug may be unnecessary or even unsafe,  a CNN investigation has found. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How CNN reported on Nuedexta
CNN has released an investigation exposing the inappropriate and potentially fraudulent use of a popular nursing home drug called Nuedexta. Read it here. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is your doctor being paid by a drug company?
Pharmaceutical companies can pay doctors to help promote their drugs, but not to prescribe them. Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains why this creates a gray area. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How 'Sesame street' could help children cope with traumatic experiences
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Source: CNN.com - Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Americans don't live together like they used to
Americans are less likely to share a roof with a partner than they were a decade ago, according to a report released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Police issue warrants for 10 frat members after LSU student's death
Police at Louisiana State University have issued arrest warrants for 10 Phi Delta Theta members as they investigate whether a fraternity hazing led to the death of a freshman student. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experimental gene therapy for blindness considered by FDA
When her son was just 3-months-old, Elizabeth Guardino began to notice that he never responded when she smiled. Dangling a toy in front of his face, Christian did not follow it with his eyes. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Utah officer fired for forcibly handcuffing nurse who defied him
A Utah police officer has been fired after he forcibly arrested a nurse who refused to let him draw blood from an unconscious patient in July. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom remembers days when her kids couldn't breathe
The Trump administration's plan to repeal Obama's Clean Power Plan, designed to reduce power plant emissions, could have serious health consequences, warn advocates. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom: I remember the days when my children couldn't breathe
The days when all three of her children were simultaneously gasping for air are interminably etched in Laura Kellogg's mind. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cherry juice and other ways to reduce post-exercise soreness
I have a confession: I don't mind exercise-related pain. In fact, I welcome it. Now before you conclude that I'm a masochist, let me explain: The type of pain I'm talking about is soreness that comes after exercise and may last for a few days before going away. Known as delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS for short, it's a sign that your workout is making you stronger. I consider it "good" pain. That's in contrast to "bad" pain, which typically happens during exercise and gets worse afterward. It's a sign that you have an injury. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EPA makes 'climate change' vanish from four-year plan
The Environmental Protection Agency has identified its priorities, and climate change is not one of them. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ten times more children and teens obese globally
The number of obese children and adolescents rose to 124 million in 2016 -- more than 10 times higher than the 11 million classified as obese 40 years ago, in 1975. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ten times more kids obese today than 40 years ago
The number of obese children and adolescents rose to 124 million in 2016 -- more than 10 times higher than the 11 million classified as obese 40 years ago, in 1975. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pruitt announces withdrawal of Clean Power Plan
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Monday his agency's plans to withdraw the Clean Power Plan, the sweeping Obama-era rule regulating greenhouse gas emissions. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health impact of Trump environmental repeal
The Trump administration's plan to repeal Obama's Clean Power Plan, designed to reduce power plant emissions, could have serious health consequences, warn advocates. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ten times more children and teens obese today than 40 years ago
The number of obese children and adolescents rose to 124 million in 2016 -- more than 10 times higher than the 11 million classified as obese 40 years ago, in 1975. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How fever in early pregnancy can cause birth defects
During the early weeks of pregnancy, having a fever can interfere with the development of the heart and jaw of a baby and cause birth defects, a study finds. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news