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Conjoined twins survived one of the world ’s rarest surgeries. Now they’re preparing to go home.
Abby Delaney can roll onto her stomach, hold up her head and turn pages in her favorite books. Her sister, Erin, can now sit up on her own, and she is starting to think about crawling — learning to hold herself up on her small hands and knees. More than four months after the formerly conjoined twins were separated in a rare […]Related:Georgia lawmaker, wife of ex-HHS secretary, says her remarks about quarantining HIV patients were misunderstoodU.S. abortion rate fell 25 percent from 2008 to 2014; one in four women have an abortionState laws have reduced concussion risks in hi...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Georgia lawmaker, wife of ex-HHS secretary, says her remarks about quarantining HIV patients were misunderstood
A state lawmaker who has drawn criticism after asking about the legality of quarantining people with HIV has said her comments were misunderstood and intended to be “provocative” and “rhetorical” in a broader conversation about curtailing the virus. Georgia State Rep. Betty Price (R) made the statement Tuesday, at a study committee meeting on barriers to […]Related:U.S. abortion rate fell 25 percent from 2008 to 2014; one in four women have an abortionState laws have reduced concussion risks in high school kids, study findsCutting-edge immunotherapy treatment approved for another deadly ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lawmaker says her remarks about quarantining HIV patients were taken out of context
A state lawmaker who has drawn criticism after asking about the legality of quarantining people with HIV has said her comments were misunderstood and intended to be “provocative” and “rhetorical” in a broader conversation about curtailing the virus. Georgia State Rep. Betty Price (R) made the controversial statement Tuesday, at a study committee meeting on barriers […]Related:U.S. abortion rate fell 25 percent from 2008 to 2014; one in four women have an abortionState laws have reduced concussion risks in high school kids, study findsCutting-edge immunotherapy treatment approved for anot...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Georgia lawmaker, wife of ex-HHS Secretary Tom Price, asks about quarantining HIV patients
A Georgia state lawmaker, who is married to former U.S. health and human services secretary Tom Price, has drawn criticism for suggesting that people with HIV be quarantined to stop the spread of the virus, recalling language used in an earlier era when AIDS was little understood. “What are we legally able to do? I don’t want […]Related:U.S. abortion rate fell 25 percent from 2008 to 2014; one in four women have an abortionState laws have reduced concussion risks in high school kids, study findsCutting-edge immunotherapy treatment approved for another deadly cancer (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. abortion rate fell 25 percent from 2008 to 2014; one in four women have an abortion
The U.S. abortion rate has fallen dramatically, by 25 percent, in recent years. The procedure continues to be common: One in  four women will have an abortion by 45, according to a report published in the American Journal of Public Health on Thursday. Researchers used data from three surveys, two conducted by the federal government and […]Related:State laws have reduced concussion risks in high school kids, study findsCutting-edge immunotherapy treatment approved for another deadly cancerJosh Gordon, new director of the National Institute of Mental Health, weighs its future (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

State laws have reduced concussion risks in high school kids, study finds
A lot has changed in the past 10 years when it comes to sports concussions. As evidence has grown of the devastating effects of traumatic brain injuries, athletes and parents have become increasingly alarmed and demanded preventive steps. Some of the most tangible results of that concern are new laws passed in all 50 states and the […]Related:U.S. abortion rate fell 25 percent from 2008 to 2014; one in four women have an abortionCutting-edge immunotherapy treatment approved for another deadly cancerJosh Gordon, new director of the National Institute of Mental Health, weighs its future (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

State laws have reduced concussion risks in high school kids, study finds
A lot has changed in the past 10 years when it comes to sports concussions. As evidence has grown of the devastating effects of traumatic brain injuries, athletes and parents have become increasingly alarmed and demanded preventive steps. Some of the most tangible results of that concern are new laws passed in all 50 states that try […]Related:U.S. abortion rate fell 25 percent from 2008 to 2014; one in four women have an abortionCutting-edge immunotherapy treatment approved for another deadly cancerJosh Gordon, new director of the National Institute of Mental Health, weighs its future (Source: Washington ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cutting-edge immunotherapy treatment approved for another deadly cancer
The Food and Drug Administration approved a second version of a groundbreaking treatment Wednesday that genetically alters patients' cells to attack cancer — this time, to fight aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The treatment is for adults with certain types of large B-cell lymphoma who have not responded to or who have relapsed after at least two other […]Related:Josh Gordon, new director of the National Institute of Mental Health, weighs its futureA 2-year-old’s kidney transplant was put on hold — after his donor father’s probation violationThe mother jailed for refusing to vaccinate he...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don ’ t eat your placenta, researchers warn
More than 200 millennia of human civilization and two centuries of modern medicine have brought us to this recent heavy-handed admonition by scientific researchers: It’s probably a bad idea to eat your placenta. The 11-page, medical jargon-filled article published this month in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology seeks to provide a clear answer to what […]Related:Josh Gordon, new director of the National Institute of Mental Health, weighs its futureA 2-year-old’s kidney transplant was put on hold — after his donor father’s probation violationThe mother jailed for ref...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Josh Gordon, new director of the National Institute of Mental Health, weighs its future
When Joshua Gordon arrived in Washington in July to lead the National Institute of Mental Health, he was confronted with a long-simmering controversy. Inside and outside of NIMH, scientists and others in the field were divided over whether the largest funder of research into mental illness should be concentrating its grants on high-tech studies of possible […]Related:A 2-year-old’s kidney transplant was put on hold — after his donor father’s probation violationThe mother jailed for refusing to vaccinate her son says she would ‘do it all over again’Steps the U.S. government should t...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A 2-year-old ’ s kidney transplant was put on hold — after his donor father ’ s probation violation
A father in Georgia who had prepared to donate a kidney to his 2-year-old son said last week that he is being forced to wait after a recent stint in county jail. Anthony Dickerson's son, A.J., was born without kidneys, and Dickerson, who is a perfect match, was ready to donate one of his, he told NBC affiliate WXIA in Atlanta. […]Related:The mother jailed for refusing to vaccinate her son says she would ‘do it all over again’A doctor shouted at a sick mother to ‘get the hell out.’ Now he’s under criminal investigation.Steps the U.S. government should take r...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The mother jailed for refusing to vaccinate her son says she would ‘ do it all over again ’
Days after a Michigan mother was put in jail for ignoring a court order to vaccinate her 9-year-old son, she said that given the choice, she would “do it all again.” Rebecca Bredow, who lives in the Detroit area, was sentenced last week to nearly a week in jail for contempt of court almost a year after an Oakland County […]Related:A doctor shouted at a sick mother to ‘get the hell out.’ Now he’s under criminal investigation.Steps the U.S. government should take right now against the opioid epidemicCancer researchers learn more about toxic side effects of new tre...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A doctor shouted at a sick mother to ‘ get the hell out. ’ Now he ’ s under criminal investigation.
A doctor in northern Florida is under criminal investigation after he was seen on video shouting at a patient to “get the hell out” of an urgent care clinic, then apparently grabbing her daughter's cellphone, which was recording the incident. Peter Gallogly, a physician at Gainesville After-Hours Clinic, was captured on video Monday arguing with a […]Related:Steps the U.S. government should take right now against the opioid epidemicA mother was jailed for refusing to vaccinate her son. Now she’s outraged he’s been immunized.Cancer researchers learn more about toxic side effects of new tr...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Steps the U.S. government should take right now against the opioid epidemic
About 33,000 people died from overdoses to prescription narcotics, heroin or fentanyl in 2015.Related:Cancer researchers learn more about toxic side effects of new treatmentsHospitals scramble to avert saline shortage in wake of Puerto Rico disasterNew maps show big divide between the world’s overweight and underweight children (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A mother was jailed for refusing to vaccinate her son. Now she ’ s outraged he ’ s been immunized.
A Michigan mother said she's had a “rough few days” after serving nearly a week in jail for defying a court order to have her 9-year-old son vaccinated and then learning that he received several immunizations after she was locked up behind bars. Rebecca Bredow, from the Detroit area, was sentenced last week for contempt of court nearly a year after an Oakland County judge ordered her to […]Related:Cancer researchers learn more about toxic side effects of new treatmentsHospitals scramble to avert saline shortage in wake of Puerto Rico disast...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer researchers learn more about toxic side effects of new treatments
One of the most promising new cancer treatments involves altering patients' own immune cells to attack blood cancers. But it comes with a big downside: It can cause serious side effects, including high fevers and sharp drops in blood pressure as well as potentially fatal brain swelling. Now researchers at two major cancer centers — […]Related:Hospitals scramble to avert saline shortage in wake of Puerto Rico disasterNew maps show big divide between the world’s overweight and underweight childrenThe Trump administration’s new birth control rule has a big problem, this chart shows (Source: Washington...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New maps show big divide between the world ’ s overweight and underweight children
The weight problems that preoccupy Americans typically are about how to lose weight, not gain it. But a study published in the Lancet on Tuesday night provides a sobering look at how much the relationship children globally have with food and weight depends on where they are growing up. The study reports that the number of obese […]Related:The Trump administration’s new birth control rule has a big problem, this chart showsHospitals scramble to avert saline shortage in wake of Puerto Rico disasterRats used to spread the black death. Now, poverty plays a role. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Knowingly exposing others to HIV is no longer a felony in California
California lawmakers have passed legislation to reduce the penalty for those who knowingly or intentionally expose others to HIV without their knowledge, rolling back a law that mostly affected sex workers. The bill, SB 239, which was approved by the Democrat-controlled state legislature in September and signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Friday, will […]Related:The Trump administration’s new birth control rule has a big problem, this chart showsHospitals scramble to avert saline shortage in wake of Puerto Rico disasterRats used to spread the black death. Now, poverty plays a role. (Source: W...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Knowingly infecting others with HIV is no longer a felony in California. Advocates say the law targeted sex workers.
California lawmakers have passed legislation to reduce the penalty for those who knowingly or intentionally expose others to HIV without their knowledge, rolling back a law that mostly affected sex workers. The bill, SB 239, which was approved by the Democrat-controlled state legislature in September and signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown (D) on Friday, will […]Related:The Trump administration’s new birth control rule has a big problem, this chart showsHospitals scramble to avert saline shortage in wake of Puerto Rico disasterRats used to spread the black death. Now, poverty plays a role. (Sourc...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Knowingly infecting others with HIV is no longer a felony in California. Advocates say it targeted sex workers.
California lawmakers have passed legislation to reduce the penalty for those who knowingly or intentionally expose others to HIV without their knowledge, rolling back a law that mostly affected sex workers. The bill, SB 239, which was approved by the Democrat-controlled state legislature in September and signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on Friday, will lower […]Related:The Trump administration’s new birth control rule has a big problem, this chart showsHospitals scramble to avert saline shortage in wake of Puerto Rico disasterRats used to spread the black death. Now, poverty plays a role. (Sou...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Trump administration ’ s new birth control rule has a big problem, this chart shows
On Friday, the Trump administration issued new rules that allow a wide range of employers and insurers to be exempt from the Affordable Care Act's provision that grants women contraceptives without additional payments. The move may appeal to social conservatives who object to contraception, but is it a good idea from a medical perspective? Birth control pills, […]Related:Hospitals scramble to avert saline shortage in wake of Puerto Rico disasterRats used to spread the black death. Now, poverty plays a role.A mother refused to follow a court order to vaccinate her son. Now she’s going to jail. (Source...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospitals scramble to avert saline shortage in wake of Puerto Rico disaster
The hurricane that wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico last month has driven down production of widely used intravenous solutions, sending several prominent hospitals across the country scrambling to find alternative supplies, change the way they administer drugs and devise backup plans to make the fluids themselves. The products affected are smaller-volume bags of sodium chloride, […]Related:Rats used to spread the black death. Now, poverty plays a role.A mother refused to follow a court order to vaccinate her son. Now she’s going to jail.Doctors thought a woman had cancer — but it was just a reaction to an ol...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rats used to spread the black death. Now, poverty plays a role.
Some might consider the plague a thing of the past, buried deep in medieval history. But it thrives in Madagascar, where the disease is a seasonal worry.  And this year, the country is experiencing what may be its deadliest outbreak in years: About 194 people are suspected to have fallen ill from the plague since August, and 33 […]Related:A mother refused to follow a court order to vaccinate her son. Now she’s going to jail.Doctors thought a woman had cancer — but it was just a reaction to an old tattooWho will take care of Nevada’s wounded psyche? (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rats used to spread the black death. Now, it ’ s poverty.
Some might consider the plague a thing of the past, buried deep in medieval history. But it thrives in Madagascar, where the disease is a seasonal worry.  And this year, the country is experiencing what may be its deadliest outbreak in years: About 194 people are suspected to have fallen ill from the plague since August, and 33 […]Related:A mother refused to follow a court order to vaccinate her son. Now she’s going to jail.Doctors thought a woman had cancer — but it was just a reaction to an old tattooWho will take care of Nevada’s wounded psyche? (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘ Black Death ’ outbreak strikes Madagascar, killing 30 and triggering panic
Some might consider the plague a thing of the past, buried deep in medieval history. But it thrives in Madagascar, where the disease is a seasonal worry.  And this year, the country is experiencing what may be its deadliest outbreak in years: About 194 people are suspected to have fallen ill from the plague since August, and 30 […]Related:A mother refused to follow a court order to vaccinate her son. Now she’s going to jail.Doctors thought a woman had cancer — but it was just a reaction to an old tattooWhy do people give blood after disasters, but not during blood drives? (Source: Was...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A mother refused to follow a court order to vaccinate her son. Now she ’ s going to jail.
A Michigan woman will spend seven days in jail after she defied a judge’s order to have her 9-year-old son vaccinated. Rebecca Bredow was sentenced for contempt of court Wednesday, nearly a year after an Oakland County judge ordered her to have her son vaccinated. Bredow had been given until Wednesday to get her son […]Related:Doctors thought a woman had cancer — but it was just a reaction to an old tattooWhy do people give blood after disasters, but not during blood drives?Who will take care of Nevada’s wounded psyche? (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors thought a woman had cancer — but it was just a reaction to an old tattoo
Her symptoms pointed to cancer. She had sought medical attention for small lumps under her arms, but doctors in Australia discovered it was worse than that — enlarged lymph nodes were also in her chest and in the roots of her lungs. They suspected it was lymphoma, a type of cancer that attacks the lymphatic system, which removes toxins […]Related:Why do people give blood after disasters, but not during blood drives?Who will take care of Nevada’s wounded psyche?Failure to vaccinate is likely driver of U.S. measles outbreaks, report says (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why do people give blood after disasters, but not during blood drives?
It happens after very disaster, whether natural or human-made. Before the floods recede or the crime tape is removed, hundreds will line up to donate their blood. Less than 24 hours after the mass shooting in Las Vegas, a line of people twisted from a blood center around several city blocks. According to one woman's […]Related:Who will take care of Nevada’s wounded psyche?Failure to vaccinate is likely driver of U.S. measles outbreaks, report saysBreast-cancer death rate drops almost 40 percent, saving 322,000 lives, study says (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Who will take care of Nevada ’ s wounded psyche?
The call went out Monday from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Less than 24 hours earlier, from a suite on the 32nd floor, Stephen Paddock had squeezed off enough rounds from an AK-47-type rifle to kill at least 59 people and injure more than 500. And now, again, the hotel sought urgent help. “We […]Related:Failure to vaccinate is likely driver of U.S. measles outbreaks, report saysBreast-cancer death rate drops almost 40 percent, saving 322,000 lives, study saysNobel in physiology, medicine awarded to three Americans for discovery of ‘clock genes’ (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Failure to vaccinate is likely driver of U.S. measles outbreaks, report says
People who don’t get vaccinated are the most likely reason for the steady increase in the rate of measles and major outbreaks in the United States, according to an analysis released Tuesday. The findings, published in JAMA Pediatrics, add to the body of evidence linking failure to vaccinate with the spread of the highly infectious […]Related:Breast-cancer death rate drops almost 40 percent, saving 322,000 lives, study saysNobel in physiology, medicine awarded to three Americans for discovery of ‘clock genes’A model decided to tattoo her eyeball. She’s now partially blind and in ‘excruci...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast-cancer death rate drops almost 40 percent, saving 322,000 lives, study says
Breast cancer death rates declined almost 40 percent between 1989 and 2015, averting 322,600 deaths, the American Cancer Society reported Tuesday. Breast cancer death rates increased by 0.4 percent per year from 1975 to 1989, according to the study. After that, mortality rates decreased rapidly, for a 39 percent drop overall through 2015.  The report, the […]Related:Failure to vaccinate is likely driver of U.S. measles outbreaks, report saysNobel in physiology, medicine awarded to three Americans for discovery of ‘clock genes’A model decided to tattoo her eyeball. She’s now partially blin...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast-cancer death rate drops almost 40 percent, saving 322,00 lives, study says
Breast cancer death rates declined almost 40 percent between 1989 and 2015, averting 322,600 deaths, the American Cancer Society reported Tuesday. Breast cancer death rates increased by 0.4 percent per year from 1975 to 1989, according to the study. After that, mortality rates decreased rapidly, for a 39 percent drop overall through 2015.  The report, the […]Related:Nobel in physiology, medicine awarded to three Americans for discovery of ‘clock genes’A model decided to tattoo her eyeball. She’s now partially blind and in ‘excruciating’ pain.FDA, industry step up efforts to av...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nobel in physiology, medicine awarded to three Americans for discovery of ‘ clock genes ’
Three Americans — Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young — have won the 2017 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their work on molecular mechanisms that control circadian systems. Hall was born in New York, Rosbash in Kansas City, and they both worked at Brandeis University. Michael Young was born in Miami and […]Related:A model decided to tattoo her eyeball. She’s now partially blind and in ‘excruciating’ pain.FDA, industry step up efforts to avert drug shortages after Puerto Rico hurricaneTom Price declines to comment on private jet travel, gets his flu ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nobel Prize in physiology awarded to Americans Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young for discovery of ‘ clock gene ’
Three Americans — Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young — have won the 2017 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their work on molecular mechanisms that control circadian systems. Hall was born in New York, Rosbash in Kansas City, and they both worked at Brandeis. Michael Young was born in Miami and worked […]Related:A model decided to tattoo her eyeball. She’s now partially blind and in ‘excruciating’ pain.FDA, industry step up efforts to avert drug shortages after Puerto Rico hurricaneTom Price declines to comment on private jet travel, gets his flu shot...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A model decided to tattoo her eyeball. She ’ s now partially blind and in ‘ excruciating ’ pain.
Purple is Catt Gallinger’s favorite color. Pictures of the Canadian model often showed her sporting purple hair or purple lipstick, or the purple tinge of her numerous tattoos peeking out from beneath a tank top. So when the already heavily inked Ottawa resident had the opportunity to “tattoo” her eyeball — a procedure called sclera staining, […]Related:Mother who refuses to follow court order to vaccinate son: ‘Most likely, I’ll be going to jail’FDA, industry step up efforts to avert drug shortages after Puerto Rico hurricaneTom Price declines to comment on private jet...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother who refuses to follow court order to vaccinate son: ‘ Most likely, I ’ ll be going to jail ’
A Michigan woman said she will “most likely” go to jail this week if she refuses a court order to vaccinate her 9-year-old son. And Rebecca Bredow, it seems, is willing to take that risk. “I can’t give in against my own religious belief,” she told The Washington Post on Saturday. “This is about choice. […]Related:FDA, industry step up efforts to avert drug shortages after Puerto Rico hurricaneTom Price declines to comment on private jet travel, gets his flu shotHe thought he had a lung tumor. It was a tiny toy traffic cone he inhaled 40 years ago. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA, industry step up efforts to avert drug shortages after Puerto Rico hurricane
Federal and industry officials are stepping up efforts to avert potentially serious drug shortages in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria's assault on Puerto Rico, a major center for pharmaceutical manufacturing. Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, headed to the island Friday morning with staff from the Department of Homeland Security. Gottlieb was scheduled […]Related:Tom Price declines to comment on private jet travel, gets his flu shotA woman survived a fall into Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters — only to die of a flesh-eating infectionFDA halts monkey research denounced ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tom Price declines to comment on private jet travel, gets his flu shot
This flu season could be a bad one, and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price got his flu shot Thursday and urged Americans to follow his example and get vaccinated. But after getting jabbed, Price, who is under fire for his flights on government-funded private jets, left before a scheduled question-and-answer session at the […]Related:A woman survived a fall into Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters — only to die of a flesh-eating infectionFDA halts monkey research denounced by Jane Goodall as ‘shameful’FDA targets hundreds of ‘rogue’ websites illegally selling opioids and othe...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tom Price declines comment on private jet travel, gets his flu shot
This flu season could be a bad one, and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price got his flu shot Thursday and urged Americans to follow his example and get vaccinated. But after getting jabbed, Price, who is under fire for his flights on government-funded private jets, left before a scheduled question-and-answer session at the […]Related:A woman survived a fall into Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters — only to die of a flesh-eating infectionFDA halts monkey research denounced by Jane Goodall as ‘shameful’FDA targets hundreds of ‘rogue’ websites illegally selling opioids and othe...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

He thought he had a lung tumor. It was a tiny toy traffic cone he inhaled 40 years ago.
For more than a year, he had felt ill, inexplicably coughing up phlegm. The British postal worker, a former smoker, had already been treated for pneumonia, but now doctors suspected it might be much worse — an x-ray had revealed a mysterious mass in one of his lungs, and it was suspected to be a possible tumor. During a diagnostic procedure, doctors in Britain, who have […]Related:Tom Price declines comment on private jet travel, gets his flu shotA woman survived a fall into Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters — only to die of a flesh-eating infecti...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A woman survived a fall into Hurricane Harvey ’ s floodwaters — only to die of a flesh-eating infection
A Texas woman died earlier this month after contracting a flesh-eating infection from floodwaters brought by Hurricane Harvey, according to health officials in Houston. The Houston Chronicle reported that Nancy Reed, 77, of Houston, contracted a dangerous bacterial skin infection after she fell into dirty floodwater in her son’s home, breaking and cutting open her arm. The […]Related:FDA halts monkey research denounced by Jane Goodall as ‘shameful’FDA targets hundreds of ‘rogue’ websites illegally selling opioids and other prescription drugsShe chose to die so she could have a...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA halts monkey research denounced by Jane Goodall as ‘ shameful ’
The Food and Drug Administration has suspended experiments on the effects of nicotine in squirrel monkeys, research aimed at better understanding one of the most pernicious of addictions. Two weeks ago, famed British primatologist Jane Goodall wrote to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, urging an end to what she called “cruel and unnecessary” and “shameful” research. On […]Related:FDA targets hundreds of ‘rogue’ websites illegally selling opioids and other prescription drugsPrimal screams, blood and burns: What it’s like to survive a lightning strikeShe chose to die so sh...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA targets hundreds of ‘ rogue ’ websites illegally selling opioids and other prescription drugs
The Food and Drug Administration targeted more than 500 websites it said were illegally selling unapproved versions of prescription medications, including opioids, antibiotics and injectable epinephrine products, the agency said Monday. The action was part of a global operation called Pangea X, led by the international police organization Interpol. That group said the international enforcement effort, […]Related:Primal screams, blood and burns: What it’s like to survive a lightning strikeShe chose to die so she could give birth. Now her newborn is dead, too.Ivanka Trump reveals struggles with postpartum d...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

She chose to die so she could have a baby. Now her husband has to bury them both.
Ten days after Nick DeKlyen buried his wife, he returned to Georgetown Cemetery in western Michigan to inter the daughter whom his wife had died to save, a tragic coda for a family confronted with a heart-rending decision five months ago when Carrie DeKlyen discovered she had a tumor. She was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer that […]Related:Primal screams, blood and burns: What it’s like to survive a lightning strikeShe chose to die so she could give birth. Now her newborn is dead, too.Ivanka Trump reveals struggles with postpartum depression on ‘Dr. Oz’ (S...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Primal screams, blood and burns: What it ’ s like to survive a lightning strike
Rain and hail were pelting down, and a thunderclap roared across a lake in central California. From afar, the fiery lightning strike that came with it looked like an explosion, darting down a tree trunk before it hit a father and his two young children who had hunkered down beneath it. “It hit that person. It hit a person,” […]Related:She chose to die so she could give birth. Now her newborn is dead, too.Ivanka Trump reveals struggles with postpartum depression on ‘Dr. Oz’Could some ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it. (Source:...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

She chose to die so she could give birth. Now her newborn is dead, too.
The headaches began in March. The couple didn’t think much of them — until Carrie DeKlyen began vomiting. An initial scan showed a mass in her brain. More tests showed that it was a form of cancer, possibly lymphoma, but treatable. But a pathology exam revealed a more grim diagnosis. The 37-year-old mother of five from Wyoming, […]Related:Primal screams, blood and burns: What it’s like to survive a lightning strikeIvanka Trump reveals struggles with postpartum depression on ‘Dr. Oz’Could some ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it. (S...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ivanka Trump reveals struggles with postpartum depression on ‘ Dr. Oz ’
Ivanka Trump revealed in a television interview that she struggled with postpartum depression after the births of her three children. During an interview with Mehmet Oz, better known as Dr. Oz, President Trump's eldest daughter, who also serves as his senior adviser, described the period after the birth of each of her three children as a "very challenging […]Related:Could ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it.Hospital staffers took photos of a patient’s genitals — and the foreign object lodged thereSelena Gomez’s kidney transplant: You...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could some ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it.
Over the past two decades, U.S. parents and teachers have reported epidemic levels of children with trouble focusing, impulsive behavior and so much energy that they are bouncing off walls. Educators, policymakers and scientists have referred to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, as a national crisis and have spent billions of dollars looking into its cause. They've looked at genetics, brain development, exposure to […]Related:Hospital staffers took photos of a patient’s genitals — and the foreign object lodged thereSelena Gomez’s kidney trans...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it.
Over the past two decades, U.S. parents and teachers have reported epidemic levels of children with trouble focusing, impulsive behavior and so much energy that they are bouncing off walls. Educators, policymakers and scientists have referred to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, as a national crisis and have spent billions of dollars looking into its cause. They've looked at genetics, brain development, exposure to […]Related:Hospital staffers took photos of a patient’s genitals — and the foreign object lodged thereSelena Gomez’s kidney trans...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital staffers took photos of a patient ’ s genitals — and the foreign object lodged there
It seemed like the whole hospital was in the operating room. The crowd had gathered with smartphones in hand, snapping photos and recording video, the object of their fascination a patient's genitals with a foreign object protrusion. It was “a ton” of staff, to be precise, according to one staffer. “At one point when I looked […]Related:Selena Gomez’s kidney transplant: Young, minority women disproportionately affected by lupusTo fight deadly hepatitis outbreak, San Diego begins power-washing streets with bleachWhat to know about a study of flu vaccine and miscarriage (Source: Washington...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news