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Interior Dept. halts study into Appalachian mining technique's likely health hazards
The Trump administration has halted a study of the health effects of a common mining technique in Appalachia, which is believed to deposit waste containing toxic minerals in ground waters. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You saw the eclipse -- so should you see the eye doctor?
Are you concerned about your vision, or your child's, after watching Monday's total solar eclipse, even if you wore protective glasses? You're not alone. Google searches for "my eyes hurt" and "eyes hurt eclipse" spiked immediately after the celestial event. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How workplace misery can make you sick
Two new studies give insight into how a negative work environment can affect your personal life and health. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A bad work environment can be bad for your health
Two new studies give insight into how a negative work environment can affect your personal life and health. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neighborhoods with more light have higher breast cancer risk
A new study from Harvard has found greater risk of breast cancer in women who live in neighborhoods that have higher levels of outdoor light during the night. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy with heart transplant dies on first day of school
Peyton West's parents would never have thought that his first day of school this year was going to be his last. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eclipse baby shares her name with solar event
On the day everyone across the country was transfixed by the celestial marvel that was the solar eclipse, a baby was born. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $417 million in talcum powder case
On Monday, a jury awarded a California woman $417 million because she developed ovarian cancer and had used Johnson& Johnson Baby Powder for decades. The award includes $70 million in compensatory damages and $347 million in punitive damages. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Missed the eclipse? Just wait till 2024
So you missed it. Maybe you're stuck in the office, traveling, at an ill-timed appointment, the victim of bad weather, unable to procure eclipse glasses, driving or simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. It happens. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Schools throughout the country are grappling with teacher shortage, data show
Public schools in 48 states and the District of Columbia report teacher shortages in math for the 2017-18 school year, according to the DOE. Forty-six states report shortages in special education, 43 in science and 41 in foreign languages. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many more children will suddenly be diagnosed with high blood pressure
More children and teens are likely to be categorized as having abnormal blood pressure during their annual wellness visits, based on new recommendations released Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most moms aren't putting babies to sleep safely
Despite a 23-year campaign urging that babies be put to bed on their backs, only 43.7% of US mothers report that they both intend to use this method and actually do so all the time, according to a new study. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More children will suddenly be diagnosed with high blood pressure
More children and teens are likely to be categorized as having abnormal blood pressure during their annual wellness visits, based on new recommendations released Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coffee shop recalls solar eclipse glasses over safety fears
Safety concerns have prompted a recall of solar eclipse glasses given away at Dutch Bros Coffee stands. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eclipse: Tips for safe viewing
No matter what your plans are for the total solar eclipse on August 21, do not look directly at the sun without your ISO-standard eclipse glasses on -- unless the sun is being completely blocked by the moon. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Florida hurt kids to help big GOP donors, doctors say
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Source: CNN.com - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Caregiver convicted of rape in nursing home
At first, no one believed them when they said the charming, well-liked aide in the nursing home where they lived had raped them. Now he's going to prison. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

White nationalists see a new enemy in pursuit of 'racial purity': Science
A recent study found that white nationalists use genetic tests to prove their "whiteness," but when they get unfavored results, they find ways to reinterpret or dismiss the science completely. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Classic racing returns to most cycle-loving state in America
When is a race more than a race? When it's an event. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is coconut oil healthy?
According to a recent survey, 72% of Americans think coconut oil is a healthy food. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Florida hurt sick kids to help big GOP donors, doctors say
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Father, son 9/11 first responders die of cancer months apart
In 2001, Robert Alexander and his father Raymond were 9/11 first responders. Now, the men have died less than a year apart from cancer related to ground zero, their family says. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Family farm is heaven on earth for dying dogs
Michele Allen has had many dogs over the years. But a 13-pound shelter dog with heart problems and bad teeth changed her life forever. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using emoticons in work emails make you look incompetent
Pro tip: Keep the smiley faces out of your work emails, or else the person receiving the message may think you're incompetent. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Awkward! The tough transition to middle school
There is a reason why when people post pictures of themselves during their middle school years on Facebook for "Throwback Thursday," we all stop and take notice. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why whiskey tastes better with a little water
If anyone has suggested adding a little water to your whiskey, you may want to give it a try. Rather than watering it down, the addition may act as a flavor enhancement, and we now know the science behind it, thanks to a new study. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ten-year-old rape victim gives birth in India
A ten-year old rape victim who was denied an abortion has given birth in northern India. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why teen pregnancy prevention funding is going away
The Trump administration is cutting current teen pregnancy prevention programs, due to "poor evaluation results." Yet many researchers, program directors, youth advocates, and city health officials argue otherwise. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma, on rise in older adults, tends to be ignored
In early June, Donna Bilgore Robins stood on a patio in Beaver Creek, Colo., under a crystal-clear blue sky and tried to catch her breath. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alternative cancer therapies double risk of death
Patients who chose alternative therapies to treat a common, curable cancer instead of opting for the recommended medical treatment double their risk of death, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Choosing alternative cancer therapy doubles risk of death
Patients who chose alternative therapies to treat a common, curable cancer instead of opting for the recommended medical treatment double their risk of death, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are probiotics safe?
How exactly has our understanding of probiotics changed over time? Here's a look at probiotics' steady rise in popularity, from Europe to America, and where health experts now stand on their benefits. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Where do we stand on probiotics?
How exactly has our understanding of probiotics changed over time? Here's a look at probiotics' steady rise in popularity, from Europe to America, and where health experts now stand on their benefits. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen overdose death rate climbed 19% in one year
The rate of teen drug overdose deaths climbed 19% from 2014 to 2015, from 3.1 deaths per 100,000 teens to 3.7 per 100,000, according to data released this week. The new numbers involve teens ages 15 to 19 and were released by the National Center for Health Statistics. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How can we tell how fat we are?
When Kate Townsend took her kids for their back-to-school health checkups last month, she got a surprise. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paralyzed man making brain-computer tech a reality
Ten years after an accident left him paralyzed, Tom Nabarro is using multiple forms of technology to live the live he wants. He hopes brain-computer interfaces could take him even further. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Worried relatives try to remove children from hospital where 68 died
Prime Minister Narendra Modi started his Independence Day speech Tuesday with a call for the country to stand shoulder to shoulder with people of the city of Gorakhpur as they mourn the deaths of 68 children in a state-run hospital. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Charlottesville, hate crimes are public health issue, experts say
The American College of Physicians has released a new policy statement calling hate crimes "a public health issue." Doctors and public health leaders weigh in on how and why racism and hate crimes can hurt public health. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Charlie Gard's parents set up foundation with $1.7 million in donations
Over the past six months, $1.7 million in donations has poured into the treatment fund for Charlie Gard, a British baby whose life was the subject of a legal tug of war in British courts before his death in July. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Australian bodybuilder with rare disorder dies after high-protein diet
Meegan Hefford, a 25-year-old bodybuilder, was found unconscious on June 19 in her Mandurah, Western Australia, apartment, according to CNN affiliate Australia News 7. Days later, Hefford was pronounced dead. Only after her death did her family learn that Hefford, the mother of a 7-year-old daughter and a 5-year-old son, had a rare genetic disorder that prevented her body from properly metabolizing her high-protein diet. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Australian body builder with rare disorder dies eating high-protein diet
Meegan Hefford, a 25-year-old bodybuilder, was found unconscious on June 19 in her Mandurah, Western Australia, apartment, according to CNN affiliate Australia News 7. Days later, Hefford was pronounced dead. Only after her death did her family learn that Hefford, the mother of a 7-year-old daughter and a 5-year-old son, had a rare genetic disorder that prevented her body from properly metabolizing her high-protein diet. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When a mom makes her child sick
"I never saw it coming," said Susan, whose family requested that we not use their last names. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why astronauts are using 3-D printers in space
Astronauts have always had to pack light. Luckily, when they've visited the moon or lived on the International Space Station, Earth is literally in sight. And if they had a medical issue or injury, home wouldn't be far away. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Fat but fit' still has higher risk of heart disease
The idea that you can be overweight or obese yet healthy -- if factors such as your blood sugar, blood pressure or cholesterol levels are normal -- is a myth, according to a new study, and messaging around this should be changed. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tiger Woods had pain, anxiety, sleep drugs in system during arrest
A toxicology report indicates that golfer Tiger Woods had pain, anxiety and sleep medications and THC in his system when he was arrested on Memorial Day on suspicion of DUI. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Talking to children when hate makes headlines
A car driven by a man believed to have ties to white supremacists plows into a group protesting hate, killing one woman and injuring many others. One shooter massacres dozens in a gay nightclub; another kills African-Americans during a church Bible study; a third enters a Sikh temple, leaving members dead. Bomb threats pour into Jewish community centers across the nation, prompting evacuations, and an actual bomb explodes at a mosque. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Little evidence that marijuana helps chronic pain, PTSD, studies find
Medical marijuana is now legal in 28 states and the District of Columbia. Increasingly, people are turning to cannabis to treat a range of symptoms and conditions, including nausea, bipolar disorder and seizures. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lawmaker likens same-sex marriage to his friendship with cycling buddies
Australian MP Kevin Andrews said, "I have an affectionate relationship with my cycling mates. We go cycling on the weekends, but that's not marriage." (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardiac stem cells rejuvenate rats' aging hearts, study says
Cardiac stem cells derived from young hearts helped reverse the signs of aging when directly injected into the old hearts of elderly rats, a study published Monday in the European Heart Journal demonstrated. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicides under age 13: One every 5 days
One day after school in January, 8-year-old Gabriel Taye returned to his Cincinnati home and hanged himself with a necktie, his family's attorney says. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news