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Saving the twins: Rehab and health scares for once-conjoined twins
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Source: CNN.com - Health - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DNA unlocks secrets of ancient Egyptians
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Source: CNN.com - Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flawed gun data lead to wrong conclusions, researchers say
Researchers and some media reports have suggested a so-called "medical triumph" is happening in American hospitals because homicide rates have decreased despite a rise in gun violence. But the idea didn't sound right to two gun researchers. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Students in Wisconsin could be expelled for speaking out
Under a new piece of legislation that passed through the Wisconsin State Assembly on Wednesday night, students who disrupt speeches on campus at University of Wisconsin schools could be suspended, or even expelled, for speaking out. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hummus with pine nuts recalled over possible listeria contamination
Three brands of hummus produced by House of Thaller are being recalled for potential listeria contamination. All three brands -- Fresh Foods Market, Lantana and Marketside -- have pine nuts on top and come in 10-ounce packages. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

San Francisco moves to ban sales of vaping flavors, menthol cigarettes
San Francisco city supervisors approved this week an ordinance to ban the sales of flavored vaping liquid. The measure would also prohibit sales of menthol cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What an autopsy may (or may not) have revealed about Otto Warmbier's death
What happened to Otto Warmbier while he was in North Korean custody is a mystery. And it's likely to remain that way. Following his death on Monday, Warmbier's parents Cindy and Fred asked the coroner not to perform an autopsy on their son. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teens are still having sex, most use contraception
American teens' sex habits and contraceptive use haven't changed much over the past decade, according to a new report from the National Survey of Family Growth, which is administered by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ancient Egyptian's wooden toe is sophisticated prosthetic
A wooden big toe that enabled a priest's daughter to walk around 3,000 years ago has been found to be even more complex than researchers believed. It is thought to be one of the oldest prosthetic devices ever found. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can sitting cancel out the benefits of exercise?
You've probably heard the trendy phrase that "sitting is the new smoking." Although it's an exaggeration to equate the two behaviors -- nothing comes close to smoking in its many ruinous and deadly effects on the body -- research does show that prolonged sitting may be harmful, even if you exercise regularly. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC panel again advises against FluMist
Shots will continue to be the main option for the upcoming flu season. A US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee recommended Wednesday that FluMist, the nasal spray influenza vaccine, not be used during the 2017-18 season. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guy takes bare-legged stand against office shorts policy, and men rejoice
Unless you are a professional basketball player or a postal worker, shorts for dudes are usually not in the office dress code. But what about the rest of the working malekind, whose poor legs are doomed to be imprisoned in pants during the long, sweaty summer months? Shouldn't they, too, be able to feel the cool kiss of freedom on their leg hairs? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Where in the world will the next emerging disease appear?
Some of the world's worst diseases -- think Ebola or AIDS -- start in animals, jump the hurdle of species to enter humans and then get passed from person to person. These are called zoonotic or animal-origin infectious diseases. What if you could predict the location on this vast and spinning globe where the next of these potentially deadly diseases will emerge? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Missouri files suit against opioid manufactures
Missouri has filed suit against three pharmaceutical companies for allegedly violating the state's Medicare fraud and consumer-protection statutes by "misrepresenting the truth" about opioids, Attorney General Josh Hawley said Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EU court: Vaccines can be blamed for illness without scientific evidence
The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled Wednesday that courts may consider vaccines to be the cause of an illness, even in the absence of scientific evidence confirming a link. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rep. Steve Scalise upgraded to fair condition
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is in "fair condition" as he continues to heal from his gunshot wounds, according to hospital statement released on Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Too much texting could be a pain in the wrist, experts say
Do your thumbs need a tune-up after too much texting? Though the jury is still out on whether constant texting is linked to carpal tunnel syndrome or other problems, some doctors advise to give your hands and wrists a break. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How your dog could call 911 in an emergency
Researchers at Georgia Tech are developing dog-friendly touch-screen technologies and wearable sensors that could help service animals call 911 or text a family member during a medical emergency. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your dog could call 911 in an emergency. Here's how.
Researchers at Georgia Tech are developing dog-friendly touch-screen technologies and wearable sensors that could help service animals call 911 or text a family member during a medical emergency. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The sport of memory: For these high school athletes, it's all in their heads
It's Thursday night in the "Sweetest Place on Earth," Hershey, Pennsylvania, the town famed for its chocolate. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What happens if astronauts get sick in space?
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Source: CNN.com - Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't lose sleep over apnea, but treatment is crucial
Last week, actress Carrie Fisher's autopsy report contained a surprising detail: The Los Angeles medical examiner listed sleep apnea as a factor in the "Star Wars" actress' death. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Family declines autopsy for former North Korea detainee
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Source: CNN.com - Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More women than ever elected in the UK; would it happen in the US?
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Source: CNN.com - Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bella Bond trial gives disturbing glimpse into heroin addiction
Michael McCarthy is the only person on trial for the murder of Bella Bond, the 2-year-old toddler whose body was found in a trash bag two years ago near Boston. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Family of teen who died from brain-eating amoeba sues water park
Exactly one year after her death, Lauren Seitz's family filed a wrongful death lawsuit over a deadly amoeba she picked up during a trip to a North Carolina water park. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gangs, opioids fueling spate of violence in New Orleans, police say
It was just a few of weeks after he turned 21 that Zachary Nelson told his family he needed to get out of New Orleans. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indian ministry denies advising pregnant women to avoid sex
The Indian government has pushed back against what it calls "inaccurate" media reports that focused on its recent advice to expectant mothers, denying that it recommended pregnant women abstain from sex. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Legionnaires' cases among newborns raise questions about water births
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Source: CNN.com - Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Trump doesn't care about HIV,' say advisers who resigned
Six members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS resigned last week, owing to "a president who simply does not care," one member wrote in a Newsweek op-ed on Friday headlined "Trump doesn't care about HIV. We're outta here." (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is sleep apnea?
This condition stops people from breathing properly when they sleep, increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More women than ever elected in the UK; would it work in the US?
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Source: CNN.com - Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Legionnaire's cases among newborns raise questions about water births
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Source: CNN.com - Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More women than ever elected in the UK, would it work in the US?
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Source: CNN.com - Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A new focus in the war against deadly sepsis
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Source: CNN.com - Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colorado dad petitions to ban smartphone sales to preteens
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Source: CNN.com - Health - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colorado dad aims to ban smartphone sales for preteens
A Colorado father is petitioning to make the sale of smartphones for children under 13 illegal in his state after witnessing his young sons' addictive behaviors toward the technology. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Otto Warmbier: What is unresponsive wakefulness?
Otto Warmbier, the former North Korean detainee now back in the United States, is suffering from "unresponsive wakefulness," also known as a persistent vegetative state. That means he is awake at times but is not aware of his surroundings or himself. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guns kill nearly 1,300 US children each year, study says
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Source: CNN.com - Health - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A veggie by any other name may actually get eaten
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Source: CNN.com - Health - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meet the former ultra-Orthodox rabbi now living as a woman
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Source: CNN.com - Health - June 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Father's Day observations from some truly funny dads
These are dad jokes we can actually laugh at on Father's Day. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scalise remains in critical condition after shooting
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise remains in critical condition Friday, days after a shooting at an early-morning baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Texas water park for the disabled takes accessible to the next level
When the Morgan's Inspiration Island water park opens in San Antonio on Saturday, visitors won't find any wheelchair ramps at one of the park's main attractions: the riverboat adventure. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

States investigate opioid manufacturers
A broad coalition of state attorneys general from across the country have partnered together on a bipartisan committee to probe the marketing and sales practices of opioid manufacturers. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen saves a life 20 minutes after starting his summer job as a lifeguard
It was the first day of Jack Viglianco's summer job as a lifeguard. And his training was put to the test just 20 minutes in. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lead found in 20% of baby food samples, especially juices and veggies
Pediatricians and public health researchers know they have to be on the lookout for lead exposure from paint chips and contaminated drinking water. A new report suggests food -- particularly baby food -- could be a problem, too. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High school issues new yearbooks after Trump's name and slogan were removed
A New Jersey high school is getting new yearbooks after pictures bearing President Trump's name and logo were altered. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adolescents' e-cigarette use drops for first time
The number of high school and middle school students who use e-cigarettes, as well as other tobacco products, has decreased for the first time in years, according to a report released Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Otto Warmbier's condition: What is unresponsive wakefulness?
Otto Warmbier, the former North Korean detainee now back in the United States, is suffering from "unresponsive wakefulness," also known as a persistent vegetative state. That means he is awake at times but is not aware of his surroundings or himself. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news