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Surge In Home Testing Sales Followed Charlie Sheen's HIV Disclosure
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oil-based Infertility Test Produces Higher Pregnancy Rate Than Water-Based Test
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Teacher Just Called And I'm Blaming My Dead Husband
One of my son’s teachers just called. My son goes to a relatively small public high school with a lot of teacher-parent communication, but still, when a teacher calls, it’s never really a good thing ―  you know what I mean? My husband died in January and the kids and I seem to be tiptoeing across a field of landmines every day, never knowing what to expect when we step out of bed each morning. But I have developed a pattern of reaction: Whatever pile of bad news I step in, I find a way to blame my dead husband. Like when I went to the supermarket and forgot to buy the plump chicken breasts that...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your Lack Of Sleep Is Not Helping You Make Any Friends
Here's evidence that getting your beauty sleep isn't just a cliche: Sleep loss can make you appear less approachable to people, according to a new study. Researchers examined how strangers reacted to 25 men and women after only four hours of sleep and after the recommended eight hours. They found that the less sleep a person got, the less inclined strangers were to socialize with the person. The study volunteers were first asked to sleep eight hours for two consecutive nights. A week later, the participants were asked to get two consecutive nights of bad rest, where they only slept four hours or fewer. The s...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One Big Reason '13 Reasons Why' Is Failing Our Teens
There’s nothing easy about being a teen. From peer pressure to parental expectations to body shaming and insecurity, there are countless reasons why teens can get down, frustrated and even desperate at times. If it’s been a while since you’ve been a teen, this might seem like new ground to you. But many parents are getting a crash course in teendom thanks to the new Netflix series “13 Reasons Why.” In the show, Hannah Baker is a 17-year-old high school student that completes suicide. She leaves behind recordings detailing the 13 reasons (which are actually people) responsible for her death. Th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

9 Signs That You're An Ambivert
I’m sure you’ve been asked many times whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert. For some people, it’s an easy choice, but for most of us, it’s difficult to choose one way or the other. It’s hard to choose because the introvert/extrovert dichotomy reflects a tired and outdated view of personality. Personality traits exist along a continuum, and the vast majority of us aren’t introverts or extroverts — we fall somewhere in the middle. Personality consists of a stable set of preferences and tendencies through which we approach the world. Personality traits form at an early ag...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas Just Won't Stop Trying To Force 'Fetal Burial' Rules On Women
Anti-choice legislators in Texas are continuing to try and jam through a regulation that would require so-called “fetal funerals” after abortions, even though a federal district court judge already blocked a similar measure in the state. Senate Bill 8 ― which passed the Texas House of Representatives over the weekend ― is a wide-ranging anti-abortion bill that would, among other things, require all health facilities that treat pregnant women to dispose of embryonic and fetal remains that are “passed” or “delivered” via burial or cremation ― regardless of patients’ wishes...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

There’s One Thing You Can’t Forget As You Embrace Change
Everyone knows that change can be hard, whether it hurts you or is for the benefit of all involved. Change happens everywhere all the time from the changing of the weather and the seasons to changing of emotions or even changing appearances. Sometimes you only really notice changes which spark your memories of what once was. When it comes to personal changes from breaking habits or recovering or even solving problems in relationships, change can be one of the hardest obstacles anyone faces. Stephen Grosz wrote in The Examined Life, “I want to change, but not if it means changing.” That quote alone speaks vol...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medicaid Cuts Are The Most Important Part Of The AHCA
The American Health Care Act (AHCA), passed by the House of Representatives by a margin of one vote (217-213) on May 4th, overhauls the way in which the federal government and states cover the costs of state Medicaid programs. Most notably, it converts Medicaid from an open-ended entitlement into a ‘per-capita cap’ program. Medicaid provides coverage for over 70 million individuals and relies on both federal and state funding to continue growing. Under current law, the federal government covers, on average, 57 percent of each state’s total Medicaid costs, no matter the amount. The states pay for the remai...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ellie Kemper Shares First Photo Of Adorable Son
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words
The room was filled with laughter and excitement. Balloons bounced from kid to kid as the sugar high from cupcakes consumed the pint size crowd. The lights dimmed and attention turned to the screen at the party, a special video to honor the first birthday of our family friend. The crowd went silent as music played and pictures began to fade in and out. The weekly pregnancy bump photos transitioned into the first family picture, a beautiful couple glowing with their newborn bundle of joy in their arms. As I watched these precious moments, my eyes began to well up with tears. A lump formed in my throat as I did everything I ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Think Suicide Is Selfish? Here's Why You've Got It All Wrong
This has been a pretty f.ing horrible week. On Wednesday, a suicide hit way too close to home, and it’s been awful.  No, it wasn’t Chris Cornell ― it was someone much closer to my inner circle ― but both events on the same day evoked an overwhelming amount of emotional commentary, both on social media and in person. Unfortunately, when suicides occur, there are some people who blame the victim. There are many who lash out in anger at the one who caused others pain by taking their own life. It’s understandable to be angry about a loss, but when anger is directed at the person who took their own li...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO Suspects A Fourth Person Died Of Ebola In Congo
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Choices You Will Regret Forever
Our days are filled with a constant stream of decisions. Most are mundane, but some are so important that they can haunt you for the rest of your life. A recent study from Columbia University found that we’re bogged down by more than 70 decisions a day. The sheer number of decisions we have to make each day leads to a phenomenon called decision fatigue, whereby your brain actually tires like a muscle. A new study from the University of Texas shows that even when our brains aren’t tired, they can make it very difficult for us to make good decisions. When making a decision, instead of referencing the knowledge we...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Tips On Learning To Carry Your Grief
You don’t think you’ll live past it and you don’t really. The person you were is gone, but the half of you that is still alive wakes up one day and takes over again. – Barbara Kingsolver Yesterday I saw someone who looked like my late-husband, who died eleven years ago. I immediately experienced the deep and intense heartache of missing him, and wishing that he was still here, wondering what life would be like had he not died. The same thing happens when something, or someone, reminds me of my son who died nine years ago. No matter how much time has passed, the anguish is still there. I have come to...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Is What Happens To Your Brain When You Fail (And How To Fix It)
A version of this article was originally published on Forbes. Sign up for Caroline’s newsletter to get her writing sent straight to your inbox. Four months after graduating college among the top of my class, I failed. I moved to Vancouver to be with my boyfriend and travel somewhere. I tried to be Lululemon’s Senior Director of Marketing, but somehow that didn’t work out. So I wound up a legal secretary—a job that was, for me, unfulfilling and unrelated to my passions. It got worse. I scrambled to sidestep my situation and applied to several top tier PhD programs. I didn’t get in to any. I&rsq...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How To Love The Broken
I stand before you... broken. My heart has endured a level of pain that no words created for humanity can adequately capture. To understand the anguish, you must walk the road of the bereaved. It’s as if my soul had been swallowed by an immense dark, deep and an endless black hole. The lack of light has left me unsure of which direction leads to the light, which passage takes me to rest and which corridor might offer hope. In the darkness I am alone. Regardless of how many people walk with me to the edge, only I can enter and navigate the emptiness. Only I can stand and stare into the vast, dark circle of my persona...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Things That Set The Best Bosses Apart
TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that the best bosses have a lot in common. In particular, 90% of them are skilled at managing their emotions in order to stay focused, calm, and productive. These folks have high emotional intelligence (EQ), a skill set that’s critical to achieving your dreams. It also happens to make them great to work for. It’s through a leader’s actions—what he or she does and says on a daily basis—that the essence of great leadership becomes apparent. Behavior can change, and leaders who work to improve themselve...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm
The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90 percent of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control. If you follow my work, you’ve read some startling research summaries that explore the havoc stress can wreak on one’s physical and mental health (such as the Yale study, which found that prolonged stress causes degeneration in the area of the brain responsible for self-contr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Stay Afloat, Rural Tennessee Hospital Turns To GoFundMe
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Anthony Weiner May Have 'A Sickness,' But It's Probably Not Sex Addiction
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists To Test Whether Zika Can Kill Brain Cancer Cells
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Angela Bassett Is Honoring Her Late Mom With This Health Campaign
This year’s Mother’s Day was hard for Angela Bassett.  It was the second year the actress spent without her mom, Betty Jane Bassett, and coming up on the third year since her June 2014 death. The difference this year, however, was that Bassett chose a unique way to honor her mom’s legacy. She joined forces with Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company for the For Your Sweetheart campaign to raise awareness about the high risk that Type 2 diabetics have of getting heart disease, the same condition her mom died from. “This is just a small way to honor her life and who she was. She laug...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yemen Cholera Cases Could Hit 300,000 Within Six Months
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

We Know Zika Is A Big Problem In Puerto Rico. We Just Don't Know How Big.
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lena Dunham In 'Greatest Amount of Physical Pain' She's Ever Experienced
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

100-Year-Old Twins Mark Birthday With A Sassy, Tutu-Filled Photo Shoot
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Cannabis May Reduce Crack Use
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jimmy Kimmel Shares A 'Message From Your Parents’ Liquor Cabinet' To All Those Non-Drinking Teens
New data from the CDC suggests that underage drinking among teens has reached a 25-year low, which comes as a big relief to many parents.  But Jimmy Kimmel identified a concerned party that might not be so happy about this statistic. “While it is good for our kids and their health and safety, this not particularly good for everyone,” Kimmel explained on Wednesday.  “Message from Your Parents’ Liquor Cabinet” shows how this decreased teen drinking is destroying Your Parents’ Liquor Cabinet’s only hope of getting rid of some of the weird random old bottles in the back ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Word TV Censors Didn't Want Roseanne To Say On Air
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How One Sandy Hook Mom Found Peace After The Most Unthinkable Loss
Friday, May 12 would’ve been Emilie Parker’s 11th birthday. The little girl loved art, reading and cheering people up when they were sad. On December 14, 2012, she and 19 other children were killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.  More than four years after the horrific tragedy, Emilie’s mother, Alissa Parker, released An Unseen Angel: A Mother’s Story of Healing and Hope After Sandy Hook, a powerful book about finding joy and compassion in unexpected places. On the eve of Emilie’s birthday, Parker spoke with HuffPost about the book, her family’s journey and ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kesha Says 'Taking The Time To Work On Yourself Requires Bravery'
Kesha has been through quite a bit: She says she was “sexually, physically, verbally and emotionally” abused by her producer Dr. Luke for years, and she was subsequently caught in an ugly and public court battle. All the while she struggled with a debilitating eating disorder. In a recent essay for Teen Vogue, Kesha wrote about self-care, happiness and how she overcame that eating disorder ― and it’s so powerful.  The singer-songwriter discussed how the bullying she experienced as a kid is nowhere near the body-shaming and s.-shaming young girls face today with the internet so readily availabl...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

11 Encouraging Comics To Look At When You're Feeling Anxious
Here’s your reminder that you’re good enough ― even if your anxiety is telling you otherwise. The mental health issue can cause excess worrying and rumination ― and sometimes out of nowhere. That can easily take a toll on your overall outlook, aggravating insecurities and low self-esteem. (Not to mention all the physical symptoms on top of that. Cool, right?) It can be hard to break through the mental throes of chronic worrying, so these comics from Tumblr artist The Latest Kate are here to help. They’re designed to offer some solace to those dealing with mental health issues like anxiety, which ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These Are The Best Mineral Sunscreens, According To Dermatologists
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week
Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy. Scroll down to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents on Twitter for more! How to survive summer break? Easy. Don't pick your kids up on the last day of school.— MyQuestionableLife (@2questionable) May 18, 2017 Being a mom sometimes means that you need to hold Darth Maul's double-bladed lightsaber while he goes to poop.— O' live (@offbeatoliv) May 17, 2017 My 2-year-old called the ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This World Health Organization Leadership Election Is Crucial, And It's Getting Ugly
There is less than a week to go in the race to be the next Director-General of the World Health Organization. And given the WHO’s recent mis-steps, especially with regard to Ebola, this is a crucial election. Unfortunately, the race just got terribly nasty with its own “dirty tricks.” The race has boiled down to a contest between Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia and Dr. David Nabarro of Britain. Tedros, as he is universally known, is the former minister of health and foreign minister of Ethiopia.  Under his leadership, Ethiopia trained and deployed approximately 40,000 community health...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

If You Want To Be Healthier, Eat Your Trash
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chris Cornell: When Suicide Doesn't Make Sense
By Julie A. Fast Sometimes, people commit suicide and it does make some sense. It’s scary and upsets our world, but on a basic level we think we understand. The suicide of Robin Williams comes to mind. He had a history of depression and his health was failing. Oh how we all wish he could have found more help, but I don’t think it was as much surprising as it was devastating and sad for the millions who loved him when he died. Then there are suicides that make no sense. They don’t fit in the current life of the person or fit what the person is actually saying about life in public. The partner or other love...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Work Your Abs Laughing At This Ridiculous Dog Doing Human Exercise
Want to work your abs but hate the gym? Give this video of an adorable golden retriever apparently attempting to do bicycle crunches a whirl. It will make you laugh until it hurts. The cute pup, named Riptide, is doing his best to get in shape alongside the Stanford Women’s Crew team, who posted the cute video to their Instagram page.  Team bicycles to get the morning started. #fitpup @riptidetheretriever A post shared by Stanford Women's Crew (@stanfordwcrew) on Apr 21, 2017 at 9:34am PDT What a good boy! -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman Spends 3 Weeks In Intensive Care After Eating Gas Station Nacho Cheese
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

My Anxiety Is Not Your Damsel In Distress
Among the media’s attempts to open the discussion of mental health, there’s another, arguably more dangerous, movement growing in tandem. Love as a treatment for mental health goes way, way back, to Oscar winners like “Silence of the Lambs” and cult classics like “Wristcutters: A Love Story.” Diseases have been Hollywood’s “IT” girl of themes for a while now, but as someone with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), my mental health — and that of others — isn’t a plot line or object of interest. It can be an emotional experience, yes, but it’s als...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3D-Printed 'Eyes' Could Help Blind Children's Faces Grow Naturally
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tackling Ebola Outbreak In Remote Congo Presents Huge Challenge
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Stop Police Shootings, We Need To Move Beyond 'Bad Cops'
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National School Lunch Program Threatened: Students Need Healthy, Nutritious Food
By Jessica Hoffman, Juliana Cohen, Lindsay Rosenfeld, and Edward Alan Miller The National School Lunch Program, administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), provides a critical source of nutrition for over 31 million children in the United States every day. Children living in poverty depend on these meals as a main food source. During the Obama administration, lawmakers passed the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act in 2010 in an effort to curb this country’s obesity epidemic and to maximize children’s learning and development. The Act directed the USDA to improve the nutritional content of scho...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your Favorite Chocolate Bars Are About to Get Smaller. Here’s Why.
By Kristin Canning It’s makeover time for the chocolate bars you’ve loved since you were a kid. On Thursday, some big-brand candy companies made a joint announcement that they’ll be shrinking the package size of their products, which in turn will lower the total calorie count. The label on the front of the bar will also list the exact number of calories inside.  The changes, to be completed by 2022, are all part of an effort to tackle the high rates of obesity in the U.S. The companies made the announcement at a meeting organized by the Partnership for a Healthier America; participating bra...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These Intestinal Worms Might Be Hiding In Your Sushi, Doctors Warn
By Amanda MacMillan As sushi and other raw seafood dishes become more popular in Western countries, doctors are warning about a dangerous parasite that could be lurking in undercooked fish and squid. Writing in BMJ Case Reports, gastroenterologists in Portugal recount the tale of a 32-year-old patient who was admitted to the hospital with severe stomach pain, vomiting, and a week-long fever. When he mentioned that he’d recently eaten sushi, his doctors suspected anisakiasis — a parasitic disease caused by tiny worms, called nematodes, that attach to the wall of the stomach, esophagus, or intestine. Sure en...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Snuggles The Rat Survives Harrowing Heroin Overdose
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pink Is Passing Her Passion For Activism Down To Her Kids
Pink wants to walk the walk when it comes to setting an example for her children. Or in this case, ride the ride.  The singer is participating in the 2017 Chefs Cycle, a three-day, 300-mile ride to raise money for the nonprofit No Kid Hungry and help end childhood hunger in the U.S.  In an interview with Refinery29, Pink spoke about how she’s passing her passion for activism down to her kids.  “I think its important to help them find their identity and find what they believe in, and to know they can make a difference,” she said. Pink and her husband, Carey Hart, have two kids, 5-y...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

23 Times Tina Fey Hilariously Summed Up Parenting
Tina Fey seems to know the highs and lows of parenting all too well.  The famous funny mom has two daughters, 11-year-old Alice and 5-year-old Penelope. Throughout her time as a parent, Fey has been very candid about her experience ― from the relatable motherhood passages in her best-selling book Bossypants to her countless hilarious interviews. In honor of her 47th birthday, we’ve rounded up her funniest and most spot-on quotes about parenting. Enjoy! 1. “Kids are definitely the boss of you. Anyone who will barge into the room while you are on the commode is the boss of you. And when you expla...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news