As U.S. fertility rates collapse, finger-pointing and blame follow
Women are having fewer babies and at older ages than in the past three decades. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ariana Eunjung Cha Source Type: news

‘Her addiction stalked her and stole her’: Heartbreaking obituary details ‘darkness’ of opioids
"Though we would have paid any ransom to have her back, any price in the world," it read, "this disease would not let her go until she was gone. ” (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

Paralyzing polio-like illness mainly affecting children confirmed in 22 states, CDC says
Federal health officials are investigating an increase in confirmed and possible cases of acute flaccid myelitis, a polio-like illness that can cause paralysis and mostly affects children. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena Sun Source Type: news

Spike in paralyzing, polio-like illness mainly affecting children confirmed in 22 states, CDC says
More than 120 confirmed or possible cases of a mysterious and rare condition have been documented so far this year, mostly since August, a top federal health official said Tuesday. Acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, mostly affects children and can paralyze arms and legs. The number of cases has surged since 2014, baffling health officials. [ …] (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: The Washington Post Staff Source Type: news

Proposed regulations would require drugmakers to disclose prices in TV ads in Trump administration effort to bring down prices
The Trump administration has proposed regulations that would require list prices of prescription drugs to be included in television advertisements, as part of its attempt to bring down drug prices. The proposal, announced by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, states that drugs that cost more than $35 per month would have to have [ …] (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: The Washington Post Staff Source Type: news

Kellyanne Conway called Elizabeth Warren ’s DNA test ‘junk science.’ Is it?
Experts said the geneticist who analyzed Sen. Elizabeth Warren ’s DNA is a prominent scholar, and the method he used and the way he used it was appropriate. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

FDA investigating whether dozens of e-cigarette products are being illegally marketed
The agency seeks information from 21 companies as part of its effort to curb underage vaping, (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

Earth ’s population is skyrocketing. How do you feed 10 billion people sustainably?
A new study finds the current methods of producing, distributing and consuming food aren ’t cutting it. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joel Achenbach Source Type: news

How will 9 billion or 10 billion people eat without destroying the environment?
A sweeping study says the global food system is pushing Earth beyond safe "planetary boundaries." (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joel Achenbach Source Type: news

How will 9 or 10 billion people eat without destroying the environment?
A sweeping study says the global food system is pushing Earth beyond safe "planetary boundaries." (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joel Achenbach Source Type: news

A patient was diagnosed with a pancake kidney. It ’s exactly what it sounds like.
It's a rare condition that's also called cake kidney or doughnut kidney. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kristine Phillips Source Type: news

A toddler couldn ’t move his arm. Doctors discovered a polio-like condition.
Elaine Young, whose 3-year-old son was diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis over the summer, said it was “isolating and scary.” (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

Her child battled a rare, polio-like disorder. Now she wants others to know ‘they’re not alone.’
Elaine Young, whose son was diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis over the summer, said it was “isolating and scary” and now she wants other parents to know "they’re not alone." (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

The junk science Republicans used to undermine Ford and help save Kavanaugh
Trump and key GOP senators have suggested Christine Blasey Ford misremembers her attacker. Cognitive researchers say that's extremely unlikely. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Avi Selk Source Type: news

FDA approves HPV vaccine for people up to 45
Expanded vaccination age could boost efforts against HPV-caused cancers. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

FDA seizes Juul e-cigarette documents in surprise inspection of headquarters
The FDA conducted a surprise inspection of Juul, the e-cigarette maker, to find out more about the manufacturer's sales and marketing practices, the agency said Tuesday. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

The Nobel Prize in medicine awarded to two cancer immunotherapy researchers
The 2018 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine recognizes James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo for “their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation.” This is a developing story. It will be updated. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: The Washington Post Staff Source Type: news

Sexual assault victims are reliving their trauma, triggered by Kavanaugh hearing
The visible anger of Kavanaugh and the memories described by Ford forced some victims to remember their own painful experiences. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Deborah Bloom Source Type: news

Sexual assault victims are reliving their trauma, ‘triggered’ by Kavanaugh hearing
The visible anger of Kavanaugh and the memories described by Ford forced some victims to remember their own painful experiences. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Deborah Bloom Source Type: news

Paralyzed people are beginning to walk with a new kind of therapy
A few patients paralyzed by spinal cord injuries had an electrical stimulator implanted and underwent intensive physical therapy. They're taking their first steps in years. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Johnson Source Type: news

Biden pushes for progress at cancer summit
The former vice president convenes a national meeting to continue the "cancer moonshot" work. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

This Ivy League food scientist was a media darling. He just submitted his resignation, the school says.
The move follows the recent retraction of six of Cornell professor Brian Wansink ’s papers by the American Medical Association’s JAMA Network. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eli Rosenberg, Herman Wong Source Type: news

This Ivy League food scientist was a media darling. Now his studies are being retracted.
A prestigious family of medical journals has retracted six articles authored by Cornell professor Brian Wansink. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eli Rosenberg Source Type: news

His face was severely damaged on a hunt. Now he ’s the world’s oldest face transplant recipient.
In May, Maurice Desjardins was given a face transplant — Canada's first. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eli Rosenberg Source Type: news

A prototype of how to fight the next pandemic: A vaccine without the shot
Developing a vaccine for the next pandemic flu is the first problem. Getting it to people without increasing the spread of the virus is the next. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Johnson Source Type: news

A 10-year-old fell face-first from a treehouse — and landed on a metal meat skewer
Xavier Cunningham was trying to escape yellow jackets when he fell from a treehouse — onto a metal meat skewer, his stepfather said. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

A woman showed up at a hospital struggling to breathe — because of a 61-pound tumor in her uterus
The tumor, roughly the weight of an average-sized second-grader, has been removed at a Singaporean hospital. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kristine Phillips Source Type: news

‘Black hairy tongue’ is an actual medical condition, and it looks as weird as it sounds
A 55-year-old woman in Missouri developed a condition known as "black hairy tongue." (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

Gwyneth Paltrow ’s Goop touted the ‘benefits’ of putting a jade egg in your vagina. Now it must pay.
Paltrow's "lifestyle brand" must pay $145,000 in penalties as part of the settlement. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Wang Source Type: news

A doctor said the gender pay gap is fair because women in medicine ‘don’t work as hard.’ He apologized.
Medical professionals have since taken Gary Tigges to task on social media for views they say are discriminatory and ignorant of most research on the gender pay gap in medicine. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Taylor Telford Source Type: news

A group suggested pregnant women can drink. It ’s funded by the alcohol industry.
DrinkWise, an Australian group, published and distributed posters that said: “It’s not known if alcohol is safe to drink when you are pregnant.” (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kristine Phillips Source Type: news

Salmonella-tainted chicken killed 1, sickened 17 in multi-state outbreak, CDC says
The outbreak occurred between September 2017 and June, the CDC said. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alex Horton Source Type: news

FDA pushes for development of non-opioid pain medications
New advice to industry will aim to provide clarity on nonaddictive alternatives, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

A heart attack left him with a $109,000 bill. His story aired, and now he owes $782.
A man with health insurance still got an exorbitant bill for a four-day hospital stay. What he owed later plummeted. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eli Rosenberg Source Type: news

Eye twitches are usually harmless, but here ’s what you can do about them
Hate reading late-night twitter is stressful, and one of the symptoms — however benign it seems — could be an eye twitch. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Furby Source Type: news

John McCain just ended his cancer treatment. What does that mean?
Many patients with glioblastoma, which has a poor prognosis, face the difficult decision of when to discontinue therapies. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

Lung cancer rates in younger white and Hispanic women surpass those of men
Reversing a historic trend, rates of lung cancer among younger white and Hispanic women have surpassed those of men — and the change cannot be fully explained by gender differences in smoking behavior, researchers said Wednesday. Previous research pointed to shifts in the incidence of lung cancer, with rates creeping up among some groups of […]Related:More men with low-risk prostate cancer are forgoing aggressive treatmentThirdhand smoke is widespread and may be dangerous, mounting evidence showsFDA cracks down on sales of Juul, other e-cigarettes to youths (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is it a gag rule after all? A closer look at changes to Title X funding regarding abortion.
The Trump administration has released the language of a proposed rule on federal family planning funding, and abortion rights activists are raising alarm about it. When health officials revealed Friday that they would be filing a change to which clinics would be eligible for funding, they emphasized that it was not a “gag rule.” Instead, they said they were […]Related:New Ebola vaccine faces enormous obstacles in crucial test in Congo outbreakU.S. pledges $8 million for Ebola outbreak in CongoTrump administration will pull funds from groups that perform abortions or provide referrals ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is it a gag rule after all? A closer look at changes to Title X funds regarding abortion
The Trump administration has released the language of a proposed rule on federal family planning funds, and abortion rights activists are raising alarm about what it says. When health officials revealed Friday that they would be filing a change to which clinics would be eligible for funding, they emphasized that it was not a “gag rule.” Instead, they say […]Related:U.S. pledges $8 million for Ebola outbreak in CongoTrump administration will pull funds from groups that perform abortions or provide referralsNIH halts $100 million study of moderate drinking that is funded by alcohol indu...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Ebola vaccine faces enormous obstacles in crucial test for Congo outbreak
Authorities in Congo began an ambitious campaign this week to use a pioneering Ebola vaccine to help stem a growing outbreak of the deadly virus. It’s the first widespread use of the therapeutic since a devastating 2014 epidemic in West Africa and represents a major strategic shift for public health. World Health Organization officials, criticized for their […]Related:Is it a gag rule after all? A closer look at changes to Title X funding regarding abortion.U.S. pledges $8 million for Ebola outbreak in CongoTrump administration will pull funds from groups that perform abortions or provide referrals (...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Ebola vaccine faces enormous obstacles in crucial test in Congo outbreak
Authorities in Congo began an ambitious campaign this week to use a pioneering Ebola vaccine to help stem a growing outbreak of the deadly virus. It’s the first widespread use of the therapeutic since a devastating 2014 epidemic in West Africa and represents a major strategic shift for public health. World Health Organization officials, criticized […]Related:She died in the Texas school shooting. Now strangers are trying to save her husband.Rare, brain-damaging virus spreads panic in India as death toll risesU.S. pledges $8 million for Ebola outbreak in Congo (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A new Ebola vaccine could help stop an epidemic — but faces enormous obstacles in crucial test
Authorities in Congo began an ambitious campaign this week to use a pioneering Ebola vaccine to help stem a growing outbreak of the deadly virus. It’s the first widespread use of the therapeutic since a devastating 2014 epidemic in West Africa and represents a major strategic shift for public health. World Health Organization officials, criticized […]Related:She died in the Texas school shooting. Now strangers are trying to save her husband.Rare, brain-damaging virus spreads panic in India as death toll risesU.S. pledges $8 million for Ebola outbreak in Congo (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

She died in the Texas school shooting. Now strangers are trying to save her husband.
Cynthia Tisdale gave everything to the people around her. When her granddaughter needed help after a severe accident, Tisdale was there. The mother of three and grandmother of 11 was at her side during physical therapy for weeks in the past year, Cynthia’s son Recie wrote. It was as if her love and support helped will […]Related:Rare, brain-damaging virus spreads panic in India as death toll risesU.S. pledges $8 million for Ebola outbreak in CongoSuicide rates for black children twice that of white children, new data show (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rare, brain-damaging virus spreads panic in India as death toll rises
A rare, brain-damaging virus has killed at least 10 people in southern India, where medical crews are scrambling to manage the spread of the deadly disease — and to minimize panic. Health officials said Tuesday that 10 people who were exposed to the Nipah virus and showed symptoms have died. Two others have tested positive for Nipah and […]Related:She died in the Texas school shooting. Now strangers are trying to save her husband.U.S. pledges $8 million for Ebola outbreak in CongoSuicide rates for black children twice that of white children, new data show (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. pledges $8 million for Ebola outbreak in Congo
The United States has pledged to provide $8 million to support the global response to the growing Ebola outbreak in Congo, officials said Tuesday. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced a $7 million commitment Tuesday at the World Health Assembly in Geneva that added to an initial $1 million pledge last week. The outbreak, […]Related:Trump administration will pull funds from groups that perform abortions or provide referralsNIH halts $100 million study of moderate drinking that is funded by alcohol industryEgg-freezing regrets: Half of women who undergo the procedure have some remorse (Source: ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

She died in the Texas school shooting. Now hundreds of strangers want to save her husband.
Cynthia Tisdale gave everything to the people around her. When her granddaughter needed help after a severe accident, Tisdale was there. The mother of three and grandmother of 11 was at her side during physical therapy for weeks in the past year, Cynthia’s son Recie wrote. It was as if her love and support helped will […]Related:Suicide rates for black children twice that of white children, new data showU.S. plans to provide several million dollars for Ebola outbreak in CongoTrump administration will pull funds from groups that perform abortions or provide referrals (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicide rates for black children twice that of white children, new data show
African American children are taking their lives at roughly twice the rate of their white counterparts, according to a new study that shows a widening gap between the two groups. The 2001-2015 data, published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics, confirm a pattern first identified several years ago when researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Ohio found that the […]Related:U.S. plans to provide several million dollars for Ebola outbreak in CongoTrump administration will pull funds from groups that perform abortions or provide referralsNIH halts $100 million study of moderate drinking that is funded by alcoho...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. plans to provide several million dollars for Ebola outbreak in Congo
The United States is planning to provide several million dollars to support the global response to the growing Ebola outbreak in Congo, officials said Friday. Details are being finalized, and an announcement is expected early next week. The outbreak, the most serious since the 2014 West Africa epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people, does […]Related:Trump administration will pull funds from groups that perform abortions or provide referralsNIH halts $100 million study of moderate drinking that is funded by alcohol industryEgg-freezing regrets: Half of women who undergo the procedure have some remorse (Source: W...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump administration will pull funds from groups that perform abortions or provide referrals
The Trump administration is preparing to announce on Friday a far-reaching change in how Title X family planning funds are awarded so that clinics that provide abortion services will no longer be eligible — a move that would effectively defund Planned Parenthood by millions of dollars. Under the proposal to be filed by the Department of Health and […]Related:Egg-freezing regrets: Half of women who undergo the procedure have some remorseAcupuncture is a popular offering at fertility clinics, but it doesn’t improve fertility, study saysMen’s depression may lower chances for pregnancy i...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Egg-freezing regrets: Half of women who undergo the procedure have some remorse
When 26-year-old Rita Ora announced recently that she had frozen her eggs, she joined a long list of celebrities touting the procedure. “I wanted to be safe,” the singer-actress said. "Bachelorette" star Kaitlyn Bristowe called egg freezing a “backup plan.” Comedian Whitney Cummings tweeted that “freezing my eggs is going great.” And actress Olivia Munn […]Related:Acupuncture is a popular offering at fertility clinics, but it doesn’t improve fertility, study saysMen’s depression may lower chances for pregnancy in couples, NIH study suggestsCDC comes close to ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news