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Dangerous E. coli outbreak from romaine lettuce expands, with 19 states affected
An additional  31 people have fallen ill from E. coli-contaminated romaine lettuce, bringing the tally to 84 cases across 19 states from an outbreak whose source is still under investigation. Of those sickened, 42 have been hospitalized, a higher rate than usually seen in E. coli cases, and nine of those patients have developed kidney […]Related:FDA cracks down on sales of Juul, other e-cigarettes to youthsInside the secret U.S. stockpile meant to save us all in a bioterror attackSource of E. coli-contaminated romaine lettuce still a mystery, FDA says (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

She read about a 4-year-old ’ s mysterious death. A year later, it saved her own daughter ’ s life.
As 4-year-0ld Elianna Grace sat in the back seat of the SUV, battling her second fever in three days, her mom flashed back to the coughing and vomiting fit the preschooler had the previous weekend — and to a niggling fear about the girl's sudden illness.  Elianna had spent April 14 playing in her grandparents' […]Related:FDA cracks down on sales of Juul, other e-cigarettes to youthsInside the secret U.S. stockpile meant to save us all in a bioterror attackVeteran receives penis and scrotum transplant in surgery doctors say is a medical first (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA cracks down on sales of Juul, other e-cigarettes to youths
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday announced a nationwide undercover “blitz” to crack down on the sale of e-cigarettes — particularly the hugely popular Juul products — to children and teenagers by regular and online retailers. The effort started April 6 and will continue to the end of the month. The agency said it […]Related:Source of E. coli-contaminated romaine lettuce still a mystery, FDA saysFirst marijuana-derived drug poised for FDA approval after winning support from advisersIn a first, FDA orders recall of a ‘contaminated food’ — kratom with salmonella (Sou...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA cracks down on sales of Juul, other e-cigarettes to youth
The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it is conducting a nationwide, undercover “blitz” to  crack down on the sale of e-cigarettes — particularly the hugely popular Juul products — to children and teenagers by regular and online retailers. The effort started April 6 and will continue to the end of the month. The […]Related:Source of E. coli-contaminated romaine lettuce still a mystery, FDA saysFirst marijuana-derived drug poised for FDA approval after winning support from advisersIn a first, FDA orders recall of a ‘contaminated food’ — kratom with salm...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inside the secret U.S. stockpile meant to save us all in a bioterror attack
A SECRET LOCATION OUTSIDE WASHINGTON, D.C. — From the outside, it looks like an ordinary commercial warehouse, only much bigger, about the size of two super Walmarts. Inside it’s dark except when motion sensors are triggered. When the lights come on, hundreds of thousands of shrink-wrapped boxes of medicines emerge from the gloom, stacked on […]Related:Source of E. coli-contaminated romaine lettuce still a mystery, FDA saysE. coli outbreak warning expands to all types of romaine lettuceNasal spray of party drug shows promise as fast-acting antidepressant, researchers say (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Veteran receives penis and scrotum transplant in surgery doctors say is a medical first
An Afghanistan war veteran who had his genitals blown off by a roadside bomb is the recipient of a donated penis and scrotum that doctors hope will restore his ability to function normally. Doctors said the transplant, made in a 14-hour surgery, is a medical first. The veteran, who asked to remain anonymous for privacy-related […]Related:Source of E. coli-contaminated romaine lettuce still a mystery, FDA saysE. coli outbreak warning expands to all types of romaine lettuceNasal spray of party drug shows promise as fast-acting antidepressant, researchers say (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Veteran receives penis and scrotum transplant in surgery doctors hail as a medical first
An Afghanistan war veteran who had his genitals blown off by a roadside bomb is the recipient of a donated penis and scrotum that doctors hope will restore his ability to function normally, after a 14-hour surgery that doctors hailed as a medical first. The veteran, who asked to remain anonymous for privacy-related reasons, received […]Related:Source of E. coli-contaminated romaine lettuce still a mystery, FDA saysE. coli outbreak warning expands to all types of romaine lettuceNasal spray of party drug shows promise as fast-acting antidepressant, researchers say (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Source of E. coli-contaminated romaine lettuce still a mystery, FDA says
Eight sick prisoners in Nome, Alaska, have provided a clue to authorities about the origin of a nationwide outbreak of dangerous E. coli infections from romaine lettuce, but U.S. officials said Monday they still haven't pinpointed the source of the contamination. Instead, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]Related:E. coli outbreak warning expands to all types of romaine lettuceNasal spray of party drug shows promise as fast-acting antidepressant, researchers sayE. coli outbreak spreads as source of tainted lettuce remains a mystery (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Source of E.coli-contaminated romaine lettuce still a mystery, FDA says
Eight sick prisoners in Nome, Alaska have provided a clue to authorities about the origin of a nationwide outbreak of dangerous E. coli infections from romaine lettuce, but U.S. officials said Monday they still haven't pinpointed the source of the contamination. Instead, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]Related:E. coli outbreak warning expands to all types of romaine lettuceNasal spray of party drug shows promise as fast-acting antidepressant, researchers sayE. coli outbreak spreads as source of tainted lettuce remains a mystery (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E. coli outbreak warning expands to all types of romaine lettuce
This post has been updated. Public health officials are now telling consumers to avoid all types of romaine lettuce from southwest Arizona because of an E. coli outbreak linked to the vegetable that has spread to at least 16 states and sickened at least 60 people, including eight inmates at an Alaska prison. The Centers […]Related:Nasal spray of party drug shows promise as fast-acting antidepressant, researchers sayE. coli outbreak spreads as source of tainted lettuce remains a mysteryFirst marijuana-derived drug poised for FDA approval after winning support from advisers (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E. coli outbreak warning expands to all romaine lettuce
Public health officials are now telling consumers to avoid all types of romaine lettuce because of an E. coli outbreak linked to the vegetable that has spread to at least 16 states and sickened at least 60 people, including eight inmates at an Alaska prison. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that […]Related:Nasal spray of party drug shows promise as fast-acting antidepressant, researchers sayE. coli outbreak spreads as source of tainted lettuce remains a mysteryFirst marijuana-derived drug poised for FDA approval after winning support from advisers (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nasal spray of party drug shows promise as fast-acting antidepressant, researchers say
The latest clinical trial of esketamine, the nasal-spray form of the club drug ketamine, is boosting confidence among some psychiatrists that it could be a major advance in the treatment of suicidal depression. In a study published this week in the American Journal of Psychiatry, researchers report that an esketamine trial resulted in a “rapid improvement in depressive symptoms” […]Related:E. coli outbreak spreads as source of tainted lettuce remains a mysteryFirst marijuana-derived drug poised for FDA approval after winning support from advisersNew CDC chief stepped down from four gr...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Federal substance abuse chief cancels contracts — and roils longtime agency partners
As the nation’s opioid epidemic rages on, the federal agency charged with leading the government’s response to substance abuse is changing the way it helps local communities. But critics say the move risks leaving programs with fewer resources until the new plan is in place. The controversy began in January with a low-key announcement by the […]Related:E. coli outbreak spreads as source of tainted lettuce remains a mysteryFirst marijuana-derived drug poised for FDA approval after winning support from advisersHave you or someone you know waited too long for an organ transplant? (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E. coli outbreak spreads as source of tainted lettuce remains a mystery
Public health officials are warning consumers not to eat store-bought, chopped romaine lettuce as an E. coli outbreak linked to the vegetable worsens. Fifty-three related E. coli infections have been reported in 16 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the past several days, 18 new cases have been added to the CDC’s investigation, […]Related:First marijuana-derived drug poised for FDA approval after winning support from advisersHave you or someone you know waited too long for an organ transplant?British man who deliberately infected five partners with HIV is sen...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First marijuana-derived drug poised for FDA approval after winning support from advisers
Food and Drug Administration advisers on Thursday unanimously supported the first-ever government approval of a medication made from cannabis, paving the way for agency clearance by the end of June. The drug, Epidiolex, would be administered in a syrup form and is made from a purified ingredient in cannabis called cannabidiol, or CBD. It is […]Related:New CDC chief stepped down from four groups to comply with ethics rulesThese are the top priorities for the nation’s top cancer doctorFor advanced lung cancer, immune therapy plus chemo prolongs survival (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Have you or someone you know waited too long for an organ transplant?
There are more than 114,000 people in the United States on a waiting list to receive an organ transplant, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing. Some patients can wait years while their health deteriorates. Sometimes they die waiting. For example, “there are far too few livers available for the people who need them,” […]Related:British man who deliberately infected five partners with HIV is sentenced to life in prisonA 4-year-old had been growling at preschool — so this naturopath says she gave him rabid dog salivaThe world’s first recipient of a second face transplant? A 43-year-...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

British man who deliberately infected five partners with HIV is sentenced to life in prison
A British man found guilty for intentionally infecting five men with the HIV was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday, the conclusion of a unique case that was a first for the country and has drawn coverage from around the world. Daryll Rowe, who was convicted of five counts of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, is […]Related:A 4-year-old had been growling at preschool — so this naturopath says she gave him rabid dog salivaThe world’s first recipient of a second face transplant? A 43-year-old who says he feels 22 again.New CDC chief stepped down from four groups to comply with e...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A 4-year-old had been growling at preschool — so this naturopath says she gave him rabid dog saliva
A Canadian naturopath claims that she treated a 4-year-old boy's behavioral problems with a controversial homeopathic remedy — this is, saliva from a rabid dog. The recent claims have caused concern in the medical community and prompted questions about why the saliva — known as lyssinum, lyssin or hydrophobinum — has been approved by the Canadian government as a legitimate homeopathic product. […]Related:The world’s first recipient of a second face transplant? A 43-year-old who says he feels 22 again.New CDC chief stepped down from four groups to comply with...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The world ’s first recipient of a second face transplant? A 43-year-old who says he feels 22 again
Jerome Hamon is the first person in the world to receive two face transplants. And a few months after receiving his second transplant in January, he spoke to reporters and told them that he was feeling well. “I still have moments when I’m exhausted, but overall I feel well,” he said. Doctors removed Hamon’s first face transplant […]Related:New CDC chief stepped down from four groups to comply with ethics rulesThe disturbing reason behind the spike in organ donationsWoman was sickened by E. coli after eating contaminated romaine lettuce at Panera Bread, suit says (Source: Washington ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New CDC chief stepped down from four groups to comply with ethics rules
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield has resigned from positions at four groups, including a gene therapy biotechnology company and a conservative AIDS organization, to comply with government ethics rules, according to his financial disclosures. Redfield, a longtime HIV/AIDS researcher who started the job March 26, succeeded Brenda Fitzgerald, the former Georgia […]Related:These are the top priorities for the nation’s top cancer doctorFor advanced lung cancer, immune therapy plus chemo prolongs survivalThis 3-year-old has ‘a sparkle’ in her heart: The world’s sm...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The disturbing reason behind the spike in organ donations
It does not take an in-depth reading of the letters recipients of organ transplants write to the families of deceased donors to realize the deep connection between an ailing person’s salvation and another family’s grief. A new study has added a new wrinkle to this already emotional issue of life and death: A rise in organ […]Related:Woman was sickened by E. coli after eating contaminated romaine lettuce at Panera Bread, suit saysThese are the top priorities for the nation’s top cancer doctorTeenagers and college-age people drink less while this group pours another round (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman was sickened by E. coli after eating contaminated romaine lettuce at Panera Bread, suit says
A 66-year-old woman who was sickened by E. coli is suing Panera Bread Co. after apparently eating contaminated romaine lettuce at a restaurant in New Jersey. Louise Fraser first experienced abdominal pain within days of eating at a restaurant in Somerset County, according to a federal complaint. Then came bloody diarrhea and vomiting that sent her to […]Related:These are the top priorities for the nation’s top cancer doctorTeenagers and college-age people drink less while this group pours another roundFor advanced lung cancer, immune therapy plus chemo prolongs survival (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These are the top priorities for the nation ’s top cancer doctor
Norman “Ned” Sharpless still remembers one of his favorite patients — a 40-ish woman with breast cancer whose chemotherapy treatment stopped working. During one visit, she told him she knew she wouldn’t be cured but hoped to live just six more years, long enough to see her 11-year-old daughter graduate from high school. “It did […]Related:For advanced lung cancer, immune therapy plus chemo prolongs survivalThis 3-year-old has ‘a sparkle’ in her heart: The world’s smallest mechanical heart valveFDA restricts sale of Essure contraceptive device, requires that women be in...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These are the top priorities for the nation ’ s top cancer doctor
Norman “Ned”’ Sharpless still remembers one of his favorite patients — a 40-ish woman with breast cancer whose chemotherapy treatment stopped working. During one visit, she told him she knew she wouldn't be cured but hoped to live just six more years, long enough to see her 11-year-old daughter graduate from high school. “It did […]Related:For advanced lung cancer, immune therapy plus chemo prolongs survivalThis 3-year-old has ‘a sparkle’ in her heart: The world’s smallest mechanical heart valveFDA restricts sale of Essure contraceptive device, requires that women be i...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teenagers and college-age people drink less while this group pours another round
Experts on alcohol abuse have found one demographic group that’s drinking at an alarming rate. Not teenagers. Not college-age people. It’s the baby boomers. For reasons not well understood, teenage and college-age Americans today are consuming alcohol at lower rates than young people 10 years ago, according to the Monitoring the Future study at the […]Related:For advanced lung cancer, immune therapy plus chemo prolongs survivalThousands of pounds of prepackaged salad mixes may have been tainted with E. coli, officials sayBathroom hand dryers may leave your hands dirtier than before, gross new study says ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For advanced lung cancer, immune therapy plus chemo prolongs survival
Patients with newly diagnosed advanced lung cancer who received an immunotherapy drug plus standard chemotherapy lived significantly longer than those who got chemo alone, according to a new study that is expected to change the way such patients are treated. The report was one of several highly anticipated studies on immunotherapy and lung cancer presented Monday […]Related:This 3-year-old has ‘a sparkle’ in her heart: The world’s smallest mechanical heart valveFDA restricts sale of Essure contraceptive device, requires that women be informed of risksWith $2 million, Kaiser Permanente wants to...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thousands of pounds of prepackaged salad mixes may have been tainted with E. coli, officials say
A Pennsylvania food manufacturer is recalling 8, 757 pounds of ready-to-eat salad products following an E. coli outbreak that has spread to several states and sickened dozens of people. Fresh Foods Manufacturing Co., based in Freedom, Pa., is recalling the prepackaged products after learning last week from their romaine lettuce supplier that the vegetables may have been […]Related:Bathroom hand dryers may leave your hands dirtier than before, gross new study saysThis 3-year-old has ‘a sparkle’ in her heart: The world’s smallest mechanical heart valveFDA restricts sale of Essure contracept...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E. coli outbreak in 11 states linked to store-bought chopped romaine lettuce, CDC says
An E. coli outbreak that has sickened nearly three dozen people in 11 states is linked to chopped romaine lettuce from Arizona, health officials said. The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Ariz., region, near the border to Southern California, may have caused the recent outbreak of Escherichia coli. The agency said it has […]Related:Bathroom hand dryers may leave your hands dirtier than before, gross new study saysThis 3-year-old has ‘a sparkle’ in her heart: The world’s smallest mechanical heart valveFDA restricts sale of Ess...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bathroom hand dryers may leave your hands dirtier than before, gross new study says
Hand dryers may leave your hands significantly more dirty than before, according to a new study. The study, the results of which were published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology, found that plates exposed to 30 seconds of a bathroom hand dryer gained at least 18-60 colonies of bacteria, while plates exposed to bathroom air for […]Related:This 3-year-old has ‘a sparkle’ in her heart: The world’s smallest mechanical heart valveFDA restricts sale of Essure contraceptive device, requires that women be informed of risksWith $2 million, Kaiser Permanente wants to help revive...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This 3-year-old has ‘ a sparkle ’ in her heart: The world ’ s smallest mechanical heart valve
When Sadie Rutenberg was born, she had a gaping hole between the two sides of her heart, and her heart valves were malformed and leaking. In her first few months of life, she had already undergone two open-heart surgeries; but the damage was too extensive to repair, and the blond-haired, blue-eyed infant was failing to thrive. Her parents said there […]Related:FDA restricts sale of Essure contraceptive device, requires that women be informed of risksWith $2 million, Kaiser Permanente wants to help revive underfunded gun-violence researchThe CDC researcher who mysteriously vanished in Februar...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA restricts sale of Essure contraceptive device, requires that women be informed of risks
The Food and Drug Administration said Monday that it is restricting the sale and distribution of Essure, a controversial contraceptive device that some patient advocates want taken off the market. Only health-care providers and facilities that guarantee women have been told about the device's risks in advance will be allowed to implant it. Using what […]Related:With $2 million, Kaiser Permanente wants to help revive underfunded gun-violence researchThe CDC researcher who mysteriously vanished in February has been found deadAmid new talk of criminalizing abortion, research shows the dangers of making it illegal for w...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

With $2 million, Kaiser Permanente wants to help revive underfunded gun-violence research
Kaiser Permanente announced Monday that it will begin studying gun violence — a long-ignored issue because of the political pressures surrounding firearms in this country — by investing $2 million in research that will involve doctors and other professionals across its hospitals and centers nationwide. Officials at the giant health system said they hope the […]Related:FDA restricts sale of Essure contraceptive device, requires that women be informed of risksThe CDC researcher who mysteriously vanished in February has been found deadAmid new talk of criminalizing abortion, research shows the dangers of ma...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amid new talk of criminalizing abortion, research shows the dangers of making it illegal for women
Women who get an abortion should face the death penalty, a Republican candidate in Idaho said this week. A columnist hired (and just fired) by the Atlantic magazine has said such women should be hanged, in a newly emerged audio interview that has sparked controversy online. And a bill introduced last month in Ohio would […]Related:The CDC researcher who mysteriously vanished in February has been found deadFDA commissioner calls on Internet providers to help police opioid offeringsPeople can’t be educated into vaccinations, but behavioral nudges help, study finds (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amid new talk of criminalizing abortion, research shows dangers for women
Women who get an abortion should face the death penalty, a Republican candidate in Idaho said this week. A columnist hired (and just fired) by The Atlantic magazine has said such women should be hanged, in a newly emerged audio interview that has sparked controversy online. And a bill introduced last month in Ohio would […]Related:The CDC researcher who mysteriously vanished in February has been found deadFDA commissioner calls on Internet providers to help police opioid offeringsPeople can’t be educated into vaccinations, but behavioral nudges help, study finds (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The CDC researcher who mysteriously vanished in February has been found dead
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researcher has been found dead, seven weeks after he left the agency's headquarters in Atlanta and mysteriously vanished. Officials said a body was recovered Tuesday from the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta and that they have positively identified the deceased person as 35-year-old Timothy Cunningham. Police said there was […]Related:Amid new talk of criminalizing abortion, research shows dangers for womenFDA commissioner calls on Internet providers to help police opioid offeringsPeople can’t be educated into vaccinations, but behavioral nudges help, study finds (Sou...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA commissioner calls on Internet providers to help police opioid offerings
FDA Commissioner says Internet providers can do more, likening their role to the crackdown on child pornography on the Web.Related:As controversial ‘abortion reversal’ laws increase, researcher says new data shows protocol can workIn a first, FDA orders recall of a ‘contaminated food’ — kratom with salmonellaCoffee must carry cancer warning, California judge rules (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People can ’t be educated into vaccinations, but behavioral nudges help, study finds
Vaccines were one of the great inventions of modern history. They helped stop America’s polio epidemic in the 1950s, when it was paralyzing thousands and killing at least 3,000 a year. They have prevented the deaths of millions worldwide from diseases such as diphtheria, smallpox, measles and tetanus. And yet many people are reluctant to get their shots […]Related:In case you missed the ‘condom-snorting challenge’ — and didn’t know it’s a bad ideaAs controversial ‘abortion reversal’ laws increase, researcher says new data shows protocol can workA woman s...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As controversial ‘ abortion reversal ’ laws increase, researcher says new data shows protocol can work
San Diego physician George Delgado published anecdotes in 2012 from seven women who had changed their minds after taking one of two pills to terminate their pregnancies. Using an unproven protocol, he wrote, they were able to stop or “reverse” the abortions. The sensational claim was quickly embraced by conservative lawmakers pushing measures requiring clinics to inform women […]Related:In a first, FDA orders recall of a ‘contaminated food’ — kratom with salmonellaCoffee must carry cancer warning, California judge rulesIn emotional speech, CDC’s new leader vows to u...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As controversial ‘ abortion reversal ’ laws increase, researcher says the protocol can work
San Diego physician George Delgado published anecdotes in 2012 from seven women who had changed their minds after taking one of two pills to terminate their pregnancies. Using an unproven protocol, he wrote, they were able to stop or “reverse” the abortions. The sensational claim was quickly embraced by conservative lawmakers pushing measures requiring clinics to inform women […]Related:In a first, FDA orders recall of a ‘contaminated food’ — kratom with salmonellaCoffee must carry cancer warning, California judge rulesIn emotional speech, CDC’s new leader vows to u...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A woman says an Ancestry.com DNA test revealed her father — her parents’ fertility doctor
When Kelli Rowlette received the results from a DNA sample she had sent to a popular genealogy website, she assumed there had been a mistake. The test showed that her DNA matched a sample from a doctor more than 500 miles away — and, though she had never heard of him, Ancestry.com predicted a parent-child relationship between the two. At […]Related:Grindr says it will stop sharing users’ HIV data with third-party firms amid backlashSynthetic marijuana leaves two dead and dozens with severe bleedingIn a first, FDA orders recall of a ‘contaminated food’ — kratom w...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A woman said an Ancestry.com DNA test revealed her father — her parents’ fertility doctor
When Kelli Rowlette received the results from a DNA sample she had sent to a popular genealogy website, she assumed there had been a mistake. The test showed that her DNA matched a sample from a doctor more than 500 miles away — and, though she had never heard of him, Ancestry.com predicted a parent-child relationship between the two. At […]Related:Grindr says it will stop sharing users’ HIV data with third-party firms amid backlashSynthetic marijuana leaves two dead and dozens with severe bleedingIn a first, FDA orders recall of a ‘contaminated food’ — kratom w...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grindr says it will stop sharing users ’ HIV data with third-party firms amid backlash
Grindr, a popular dating app for gay men, said it will stop sharing users’ HIV data with third-party companies that analyze mobile and Web apps. The decision comes after BuzzFeed reported Monday that Grindr, used by 3.6 million daily active users worldwide, has been providing users’ HIV status and their “last tested date” — information that Grindr users choose […]Related:Synthetic marijuana leaves two dead and dozens with severe bleedingIn a first, FDA orders recall of a ‘contaminated food’ — kratom with salmonellaIn case you missed the ‘condo...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Synthetic marijuana leaves two dead and dozens with severe bleeding
Health officials in Illinois are warning people about mock marijuana that is spreading across Chicago and the central part of the state, causing severe bleeding among users and, in some cases, death. Synthetic cannabinoids, also known as K2 or Spice, has been linked to 56 cases in which people in the state experienced severe bleeding after using the substance, officials […]Related:In a first, FDA orders recall of a ‘contaminated food’ — kratom with salmonellaIn case you missed the ‘condom-snorting challenge’ — and didn’t know it’s a bad ideaCof...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In a first, FDA orders recall of a ‘ contaminated food ’ — kratom with salmonella
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday ordered a mandatory recall of a Las Vegas company's powdered kratom products, because salmonella was found in the herbal supplement. The recall involves powdered kratom products that were manufactured, packed and processed by Triangle Pharmanaturals LLC. The FDA said the company did not cooperate with the agency's request for […]Related:Coffee must carry cancer warning, California judge rulesIn emotional speech, CDC’s new leader vows to uphold science‘Our greatest fear’: Highly drug-resistant gonorrhea confirmed by health officials (Source: Washingto...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In case you missed the ‘condom-snorting challenge’ — and didn’t know it’s a bad idea
Imagine uncoiling a condom and stuffing it up one side of your nose, then plugging the other nostril and inhaling until the long piece of latex slides into your throat. Then what? You reach back and pull it from your mouth. Why would someone do that? Apparently for the same reason young people have dared each other to […]Related:Coffee must carry cancer warning, California judge rulesIn emotional speech, CDC’s new leader vows to uphold science‘Our greatest fear’: Highly drug-resistant gonorrhea confirmed by health officials (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coffee must carry cancer warning, California judge rules
Bad news, coffee drinkers: A California judge has ruled that coffee companies across the state will have to carry a cancer warning label because of a carcinogen that is present in the brewed beverage. Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle sided with a nonprofit's case against dozens of coffee companies, including Starbucks, Peets and other chains, saying […]Related:In emotional speech, CDC’s new leader vows to uphold science‘Our greatest fear’: Highly drug-resistant gonorrhea confirmed by health officialsGenetics may make some babies vulnerable to SIDS or ‘crib death,’ study says (Sourc...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In emotional speech, CDC ’ s new leader vows to uphold science
Robert Redfield, the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gave a deeply personal agencywide address Thursday in which he repeatedly underscored the importance of science and data and said CDC's most critical public health mission is to protect Americans “from that which we don't expect.” The 66-year-old Redfield, a longtime AIDS […]Related:Genetics may make some babies vulnerable to SIDS or ‘crib death,’ study saysFDA sued for delaying e-cigarette, cigar regulationsTesting for hepatitis C lags with baby boomers despite high infection rate (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘ Our greatest fear ’: Highly drug-resistant gonorrhea confirmed by health officials
A super-resistant strain of gonorrhea has been reported in the United Kingdom following warnings from global public health officials that the common sexually transmitted disease is becoming more difficult to treat. Health officials in England said it is the first time that a case of gonorrhea could not be treated successfully with antibiotics that are commonly used to cure it. Earlier this […]Related:Genetics may make some babies vulnerable to SIDS or ‘crib death,’ study saysA Planned Parenthood branch demanded ‘a Disney princess who’s had an abortion.&rsquo...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetics may make some babies vulnerable to SIDS or ‘ crib death, ’ study says
Sally Clark lost both her infant sons shortly after their births. In 1996, 11-week-old Christopher fell unconscious after being put to bed and never woke up. Two years later, 8-week-old Harry was found dead slumped forward in his bouncy chair. Doctors initially concluded the first boy had died of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) — in which […]Related:FDA sued for delaying e-cigarette, cigar regulationsTesting for hepatitis C lags with baby boomers despite high infection rateHouse budget says CDC can study gun violence (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetics may make some babies vulnerable to SIDS or ‘ crib death ’
Sally Clark tragically lost both her infant sons shortly after their births. In 1996, 11-week-old Christopher fell unconscious after being put to bed and never woke up. Two years later, 8-week-old Harry was found dead slumped forward in his bouncy chair. Doctors initially concluded the first boy had died of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) — in […]Related:FDA sued for delaying e-cigarette, cigar regulationsTesting for hepatitis C lags with baby boomers despite high infection rateHouse budget says CDC can study gun violence (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news