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

Acupuncture is a popular offering at fertility clinics, but it doesn ’ t improve fertility, study says
Wellness services are the latest craze at fertility clinics. They're side businesses that offer such things as massages, mindfulness meditation and advice on herbs to sprinkle on food that go beyond the medical treatments people are seeking from their physicians. One of the most popular services is acupuncture. The traditional Chinese treatment involves placing sterile needles at […]Related:Men’s depression may lower chances for pregnancy in couples, NIH study suggestsCDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic levelSurrogate mothers ask Supreme Court to stop...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor bought jet and Maserati from proceeds of unnecessary chemotherapy, authorities say
The business of chemotherapy treatment for arthritis has been good to Jorge Zamora-Quezada. The Texas doctor took to the air on his six-seat Eclipse 500 business jet, bought with some of the $50 million he was paid since 2000 administering a host of treatments to countless patients. And on land, Zamora-Quezada, 61, roared between various […]Related:NIH halts $100 million study of moderate drinking that is funded by alcohol industryExploding vape pen caused Florida man’s death, autopsy saysMen’s depression may lower chances for pregnancy in couples, NIH study suggests (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH halts $100 million study of moderate drinking that is funded by alcohol industry
The National Institutes of Health has ordered a halt to a $100 million, 10-year study of moderate drinking that's being funded in large part by the alcoholic beverage industry.Related:Exploding vape pen caused Florida man’s death, autopsy saysMen’s depression may lower chances for pregnancy in couples, NIH study suggestsCDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic level (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH halts controversial study of moderate drinking
The National Institutes of Health has ordered a halt to a $100 million, 10-year study of moderate drinking that's being funded in large part by the alcoholic beverage industry.Related:Exploding vape pen caused Florida man’s death, autopsy saysMen’s depression may lower chances for pregnancy in couples, NIH study suggestsCDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic level (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Men ’ s depression may lower chances for pregnancy in couples, NIH study suggests
Women having trouble getting pregnant sometimes try yoga, meditation or mindfulness, and some research suggests that psychological stress may affect infertility. But what about men: Does their mental state affect a couple's ability to conceive? The latest research on this subject was published Thursday in the journal Fertility and Sterility and suggests that a link between mental health […]Related:CDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic levelSurrogate mothers ask Supreme Court to stop ‘exploitation’ of women and babiesMore men with low-risk pro...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depression in men may lower chances for pregnancy, NIH study suggests
Women having trouble getting pregnant sometimes try yoga, meditation or mindfulness, and some research suggests that psychological stress may affect infertility. But what about men: Does their mental state affect a couple's ability to conceive? The latest research on this subject was published Thursday in the journal Fertility and Sterility and suggests that a link between mental health […]Related:CDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic levelSurrogate mothers ask Supreme Court to stop ‘exploitation’ of women and babiesMore men with low-risk pro...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic level
It's unlikely that anyone currently has edible romaine lettuce that's contaminated with the toxic strain of E. coli bacteria sickening people nationwide since March. That was the message Wednesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and if not exactly a thundering signal of “all clear,” it's pretty close. Romaine lettuce has a shelf life of […]Related:Surrogate mothers ask Supreme Court to stop ‘exploitation’ of women and babiesMore men with low-risk prostate cancer are forgoing aggressive treatmentEbola has infected dozens so far in Congo, killing 19, WHO says (Sou...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surrogate mothers ask Supreme Court to stop ‘exploitation’ of women and babies
Melissa Cook's story became headline news in 2015 when she was carrying triplets as a surrogate. The intended dad asked her to abort at least one of them, she says, because he couldn't afford to raise them all. She refused and has been fighting for custody of the children in court ever since. Cook and two other surrogate mothers — Gail […]Related:More men with low-risk prostate cancer are forgoing aggressive treatmentEbola has infected dozens so far in Congo, killing 19, WHO saysTroubling link found between pollution exposure in pregnancy, high blood pressure in children (Source: ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exploding vape pen caused Florida man ’ s death, autopsy says
In what is believed to be one of the first deaths from an e-cigarette explosion, a 38-year-old man in Florida was killed when his vape pen exploded, sending projectiles into his head and causing a small fire in his house. Tallmadge D’Elia was found May 5 in the burning bedroom of his family’s home in […]Related:More men with low-risk prostate cancer are forgoing aggressive treatmentEgg farm responsible for salmonella outbreak had ‘unacceptable rodent activity,’ FDA report saysEbola has infected dozens so far in Congo, killing 19, WHO says (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man died after a vape pen exploded and embedded pieces in his head, autopsy says
A 38-year-old man in Florida was killed when his vape pen exploded, sending projectiles into his head and causing a small fire in his house, in what is believed to be one of the first deaths from an e-cigarette explosion. Tallmadge D’Elia was found May 5 in the burning bedroom of his family’s home in […]Related:More men with low-risk prostate cancer are forgoing aggressive treatmentEgg farm responsible for salmonella outbreak had ‘unacceptable rodent activity,’ FDA report saysEbola has infected dozens so far in Congo, killing 19, WHO says (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More men with low-risk prostate cancer are forgoing aggressive treatment
American doctors are successfully persuading increasing numbers of men with low-risk prostate cancer to reject immediate surgery and radiation in favor of surveillance, a trend that is sparing men's sexual health without increasing their risk of death. The latest evidence that more men are postponing aggressive therapy unless their symptoms worsen came in a large […]Related:Ebola has infected dozens so far in Congo, killing 19, WHO saysTroubling link found between pollution exposure in pregnancy, high blood pressure in childrenFor six decades, ‘the man with the golden arm’ donated blood — and saved...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More men with low-risk prostate cancer are forgoing aggressive treatment, new study suggests
American doctors are successfully persuading increasing numbers of men with low-risk prostate cancer to reject immediate surgery and radiation in favor of surveillance, a trend that is sparing men's sexual health without increasing their risk of death. The latest evidence of the long-term trend came in a large study published Tuesday that involved more than […]Related:Ebola has infected dozens so far in Congo, killing 19, WHO saysTroubling link found between pollution exposure in pregnancy, high blood pressure in childrenFor six decades, ‘the man with the golden arm’ donated blood — and saved 2.4 m...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More men with low-risk prostate cancer are rejecting aggressive treatment, new study suggests
A sea change is occurring among men with low-risk prostate cancer: Increasing numbers are avoiding immediate surgery or radiation and are opting instead for close monitoring of the disease to see whether it worsens. The shift is sharply reducing unnecessary treatment that can cause serious side effects including incontinence and sexual problems, experts say, without […]Related:Ebola has infected dozens so far in Congo, killing 19, WHO saysTroubling link found between pollution exposure in pregnancy, high blood pressure in childrenFor six decades, ‘the man with the golden arm’ donated blood — and sa...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Egg farm responsible for salmonella outbreak had ‘unacceptable rodent activity,’ FDA report says
A North Carolina egg farm that authorities say is responsible for an outbreak of salmonella illness that has sickened several people in nine states has had a heavy rodent infestation and failed to take actions to reverse it, according to an inspection report. Dozens of rodents, some alive and some dead, were found inside Rose Acre Farms’ […]Related:More men with low-risk prostate cancer are rejecting aggressive treatment, new study suggestsEbola has infected dozens so far in Congo, killing 19, WHO saysTroubling link found between pollution exposure in pregnancy, high blood pressure in children (Sourc...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ebola has infected dozens so far in Congo, killing 19, WHO says
Nineteen people have died of Ebola in Congo as health officials plan to send an experimental vaccine to prevent the spread of the virus that killed thousands in West Africa a few years ago. The World Health Organization said there have been 39 confirmed and suspected cases of Ebola over the past five weeks as […]Related:Troubling link found between pollution exposure in pregnancy, high blood pressure in childrenFor six decades, ‘the man with the golden arm’ donated blood — and saved 2.4 million babiesSalmonella sickens nearly three dozen people amid recall of more than 200 million eggs (Source: Was...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Troubling link found between pollution exposure in pregnancy, high blood pressure in children
High blood pressure typically occurs in adulthood, so when children develop the condition, it often means something is very wrong. A child might have kidney disease, hyperthyroidism or a heart problem. Obesity can also be a factor. But what about seemingly healthy youngsters whose blood pressure has shot up? Their risk, a study suggests, may […]Related:Top White House official in charge of pandemic response exits abruptlyDavid Goodall, 104, just took his own life, after making a powerful statement about assisted deathWhy kids and teens may face far more anxiety these days (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For six decades, ‘ the man with the golden arm ’ donated blood — and saved 2.4 million babies
In 1951, a 14-year-old Australian boy named James Harrison awoke from a major chest operation. Doctors had removed one of his lungs in a procedure that had taken several hours — and would keep him hospitalized for three months. But Harrison was alive, thanks in large part to a vast quantity of transfused blood he […]Related:Salmonella sickens nearly three dozen people following recall of more than 200 million eggsTop White House official in charge of pandemic response exits abruptlyDavid Goodall, 104, just took his own life, after making a powerful statement about assisted death (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Salmonella sickens nearly three dozen people amid recall of more than 200 million eggs
A salmonella outbreak that led to a recall of nearly 207 million eggs has now sickened nearly three dozen people in states along the East Coast. Thirty-five people — up by 12 over the past few weeks — have been sickened by Salmonella braenderup, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week. The outbreak, which has been […]Related:For six decades, ‘the man with the golden arm’ donated blood — and saved 2.4 million babiesTop White House official in charge of pandemic response exits abruptlyDavid Goodall, 104, just took his own life, after making a powe...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Salmonella sickens nearly three dozen people following recall of more than 200 million eggs
A salmonella outbreak that led to a recall of nearly 207 million eggs has now sickened nearly three dozen people in states along the East Coast. Thirty-five people — up by 12 over the past few weeks — have been sickened by Salmonella braenderup, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week. The outbreak, which has been […]Related:Top White House official in charge of pandemic response exits abruptlyDavid Goodall, 104, just took his own life, after making a powerful statement about assisted deathWhy kids and teens may face far more anxiety these days (Source: Washingto...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top White House official in charge of pandemic response exits abruptly
The top White House official responsible for leading the U.S. response in the event of a deadly pandemic has left the administration, and the global health security team he oversaw has been disbanded under a reorganization by national security adviser John Bolton. The abrupt departure of Rear Adm. Timothy Ziemer from the National Security Council […]Related:David Goodall, 104, just took his own life, after making a powerful statement about assisted deathWhy kids and teens may face far more anxiety these daysFDA seeks injunction to stop two stem cell companies after patients blinded (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

David Goodall, 104, just took his own life, after making a powerful statement about assisted death
On his final day, before he went to a Swiss clinic to die, David Goodall spoke about his 104 years of life — and his scheduled death. The Australian scientist, who had traveled to Switzerland to end his life because euthanasia isn't legal in his homeland, answered questions about his well-publicized plans for an assisted […]Related:Why kids and teens may face far more anxiety these daysE. coli-tainted romaine outbreak spreads to 29 states, sickens 149 peopleThirdhand smoke is widespread and may be dangerous, mounting evidence shows (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This 104-year-old just died, after making a powerful parting statement about assisted suicide
In his final days, David Goodall spoke about his 104 years of life and the legacy he hoped to leave behind when he died. The Australian scientist, who traveled from his home in Perth to Switzerland to end his life by assisted suicide, answered questions Wednesday about why he wanted to die and how he planned to do […]Related:Why kids and teens may face far more anxiety these daysE. coli-tainted romaine outbreak spreads to 29 states, sickens 149 peopleThirdhand smoke is widespread and may be dangerous, mounting evidence shows (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This 104-year-old just died in Switzerland, after making a powerful statement about assisted suicide
In his final days, David Goodall spoke about his 104 years of life and the legacy he hoped to leave behind when he died. The Australian scientist, who traveled from his home in Perth to Switzerland to end his life by assisted suicide, answered questions Wednesday about why he wants to die and how he planned to do […]Related:Why kids and teens may face far more anxiety these daysE. coli-tainted romaine outbreak spreads to 29 states, sickens 149 peopleThirdhand smoke is widespread and may be dangerous, mounting evidence shows (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why kids and teens may face far more anxiety these days
When it comes to treating anxiety in children and teens, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook are the bane of therapists' work. “With (social media), it's all about the self-image — who's 'liking' them, who's watching them, who clicked on their picture,” said Marco Grados, associate professor of psychiatry and clinical director of child and adolescent psychiatry […]Related:This 104-year-old just died in Switzerland, after making a powerful statement about assisted suicideE. coli-tainted romaine outbreak spreads to 29 states, sickens 149 peopleThirdhand smoke is widespread and may be dangerous, mounting ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA seeks injunction to stop two stem cell companies after patients blinded
The Food and Drug Administration is asking federal courts on opposite sides of the country to permanently stop two stem cell companies from operating after reports of patients being blinded by their treatments. In a statement announcing the request for the injunction on Wednesday, the FDA said U.S. Stem Cell Clinic in Florida, the Cell Surgical […]Related:E. coli-tainted romaine outbreak spreads to 29 states, sickens 149 peopleThirdhand smoke is widespread and may be dangerous, mounting evidence showsThis 104-year-old plans to die tomorrow — and hopes to change views on assisted suicide (Source: Washingto...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E. coli-tainted romaine outbreak spreads to 29 states, sickens 149 people
The nationwide food poisoning outbreak from E. coli-tainted romaine lettuce has spread to 29 states and sickened 149 people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. That is an increase of 28 people and four states — Florida, Minnesota, North Dakota and Texas — since the most recent CDC update May 2. The number […]Related:This 104-year-old plans to die tomorrow — and hopes to change views on assisted suicideShe was told her perpetually runny nose was from ‘allergies.’ It was a brain-fluid leak.She collapsed on a flight to the Cleveland Clinic. A doctor from th...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thirdhand smoke is widespread and may be dangerous, mounting evidence shows
First came doctors’ warnings about cigarettes. Then came discoveries about the danger of secondhand smoke. Now, a growing number of scientists are raising the alarm about thirdhand smoke — residual chemicals left on indoor surfaces by tobacco smoke. Mounting research has shown such potentially hazardous residue can be absorbed through the skin, ingested and inhaled months and even years […]Related:These are the top priorities for the nation’s top cancer doctorFor advanced lung cancer, immune therapy plus chemo prolongs survivalFDA sued for delaying e-cigarette, cigar regulations...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This 104-year-old plans to die tomorrow — and hopes to change views on assisted suicide
In his final days, David Goodall spoke about his 104 years of life and the legacy he hopes to leave behind when he dies. The Australian scientist, who has traveled from his home in Perth to Switzerland to end his life by assisted suicide, answered questions Wednesday about why he wants to die and how he plans to […]Related:She was told her perpetually runny nose was from ‘allergies.’ It was a brain-fluid leak.She collapsed on a flight to the Cleveland Clinic. A doctor from there happened to be on board.‘I saved them because I’m a superhero!’: 4-year-old donates bone marro...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC director ’ s salary now set at $209,700 instead of $375,000
The recently appointed director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert Redfield, has agreed to take a pay cut from $375,000 to $209,700, putting his compensation more in line with those of previous agency chiefs, federal health officials said Tuesday. “Dr. Redfield did not want his compensation to become a distraction from the […]Related:Nurse accused of using her own drug needles on patients — and exposing them to hepatitis CShe was told her perpetually runny nose was from ‘allergies.’ It was a brain-fluid leak.She collapsed on a flight to the Cleveland Clinic. A doctor fr...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nurse accused of using her own drug needles on patients — and exposing them to hepatitis C
A Washington state emergency room nurse has resigned and her license has been suspended after  accusations that she exposed patients to hepatitis C by stealing narcotics and using her own needle to administer their medication. Officials with the State Department of Health said Monday that Cora Weberg’s nursing license has been suspended “due to alleged diversion of […]Related:She was told her perpetually runny nose was from ‘allergies.’ It was a brain-fluid leak.She collapsed on a flight to the Cleveland Clinic. A doctor from there happened to be on board.‘I saved them be...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

She was told her perpetually runny nose was from ‘allergies.’ It was a brain-fluid leak.
For years, Kendra Jackson battled an incessantly runny nose — sniffling and sneezing, blowing and losing sleep each night. Jackson said she initially thought she was getting a cold, then, as her symptoms persisted, doctors suggested it was likely seasonal allergies, putting her among the more than 50 million Americans who struggle with them each year. But the symptoms never […]Related:She collapsed on a flight to the Cleveland Clinic. A doctor from there happened to be on board.‘I saved them because I’m a superhero!’: 4-year-old donates bone marrow to his baby brother...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

She collapsed on a flight to the Cleveland Clinic. A doctor from there happened to be on board.
Minutes into her flight to Cleveland for a visit to the renowned Cleveland Clinic, where she  hoped to find answers about her struggle with a rare autoimmune disease, Ashley Spencer  collapsed outside an airplane bathroom. Spencer, from the Philadelphia area, reportedly suffers from Churg-Strauss syndrome, also known as eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, a disorder that causes inflammation in the blood vessels, slowing down blood flow to vital […]Related:‘I saved them because I’m a superhero!’: 4-year-old donates bone...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘I saved them because I’m a superhero!’: 4-year-old donates bone marrow to his baby brothers
It was barely sunrise and Michael DeMasi Jr. was romping through the corridors at a children’s hospital in Philadelphia, balancing on a red line that was etched into the floor design and telling his mother to tie a balloon to him so he could “fly.” The 4-year-old boy fancied himself a real-life superhero, wearing a blue T-shirt […]Related:A cockroach crawled into a Florida woman’s ear. It took nine days to get it out.Iowa governor signs ‘heartbeat’ bill banning abortion after six weeksThe risky surgery to remove a woman’s 132-pound tumor that grew by 10 pounds ever...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A cockroach crawled into a Florida woman ’s ear. It took nine days to get it out.
Katie Holley was jolted awake by a cold thing -- what she had initially thought was a small piece of ice that somehow slid down her left ear. Still disoriented, she rushed to the bathroom, grabbed a cotton swab and slowly stuck it inside her ear. And then Holley felt something move. It was like a “rhythmic” […]Related:Iowa governor signs ‘heartbeat’ bill banning abortion after six weeksThe risky surgery to remove a woman’s 132-pound tumor that grew by 10 pounds every weekThis Australian scientist just turned 104. Now he’s flying to Switzerland to die. (Source: Washington...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iowa governor signs ‘ heartbeat ’ bill banning abortion after six weeks
This post has been updated. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Friday signed a bill that would prohibit abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. It is one of the most restrictive laws of its kind in the United States and one that Republicans hope will pave the way for a showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court. The “heartbeat” bill, which would ban abortions […]Related:This Australian scientist just turned 104. Now he’s flying to Switzerland to die.First death reported from E. coli-contaminated romaine lettuce as outbreak spreadsDiseases spread by ticks, mosquitoes an...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The risky surgery to remove a woman ’ s 132-pound tumor that grew by 10 pounds every week
The tumor had ballooned to 132 pounds and stretched the patient's abdomen into a 3-foot-wide orb. By the time  oncologist Vaagn Andikyan examined the 38-year-old woman, she could no longer walk. And because the tumor was increasing the pressure on her digestive tract, she was malnourished and growing weaker everyday. It was the largest ovarian […]Related:This Australian scientist just turned 104. Now he’s flying to Switzerland to die.Iowa legislators just passed one of the most restrictive abortion bills in the U.S.First death reported from E. coli-contaminated romaine lettuce as outbreak spreads (Source:...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news