Cannabis use linked to higher risk of poor pregnancy outcomes, study finds
Research found that people who use cannabis during pregnancy may be at higher risk of preterm births, stillbirths, low birth weights and hypertensive disorders. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 12, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sabrina Malhi Source Type: news

Covid and flu rising ahead of holidays, increasing ER visits
Combined covid, influenza and RSV emergency room visits are the highest since February. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 12, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Fenit Nirappil Source Type: news

Pharmacies share medical data with police without a warrant, inquiry finds
Findings of a congressional inquiry raise privacy concerns as some states seek to criminalize abortion. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 12, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Drew Harwell Source Type: news

How winter affects our mood, thinking and sex drive
In the winter, people tend to eat more, move less and mate more. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 12, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Varnum Source Type: news

How to promote good posture and avoid becoming hunched over
Growing older, medical issues and computer use can cause us to hunch over. Here are some strategies to help avoid the problem. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 11, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michele Stanten Source Type: news

How to soothe and protect your skin as the weather turns colder
Dermatologists and other experts recommend making a few minor adjustments to your regimen in the winter. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 11, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sabrina Malhi Source Type: news

Up to 5.4 million in U.S. already have had the flu this season
As flu season progresses, usually peaking between December and February, the CDC plans to update its tally of flu-related cases weekly. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 11, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

On the streets, opioids sometimes more potent than fentanyl: nitazenes
The novel opioids can complicate overdose revivals and addiction treatment. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 10, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Ovalle Source Type: news

Swimming outdoors in winter? Some love it. But bring a swim parka.
Outdoor winter swimming in a heated pool is good exercise — wet suit optional. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 10, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marlene Cimons Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplements didn’t prevent kids’ broken bones, study finds
The supplements may have failed because they weren’t paired with calcium, which strengthens bones as well, researchers say. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 9, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

CDC issues health alert for deadly tick-borne disease
Three deaths resulted from Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever outbreak among people who traveled or lived in Mexican border city. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 8, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Toy magnets linked to 7 deaths and 2,400 hospitalizations
If swallowed, the magnets can attract to one another and cause perforations, intestinal blockages and blood poisoning, federal safety regulators warn. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 8, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aaron Gregg Source Type: news

FDA approves two sickle cell therapies, including first CRISPR medicine
The therapies offer hope for a long-overlooked genetic illness that can cause excruciating pain and cut decades off people’s lives. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 8, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

Toy magnet ball sets linked to 7 deaths and 2,400 hospitalizations
If swallowed, the magnets can attract to one another and cause perforations, intestinal blockages and blood poisoning, federal safety regulators warn. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 8, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aaron Gregg Source Type: news

White House targets drug patents in latest effort to lower prices
Under the plan, the U.S. government could step in and license patent rights to other manufacturers when certain drugs’ prices are too high. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 7, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Washington Post Staff Source Type: news