Students, bored by cafeteria fare, love food delivery services; schools don’t.
Nutrition and security concerns are cited: “Random people delivering Thai food is not part of our safety plan.” (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elaine S. Povich Source Type: news

‘I understand exactly who he is’: Moms discover they share autism with their children
Such a revelation sheds light on how the disorder affects females differently from males. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Isabela Dias Source Type: news

I face a known risk from cancer and an undetermined risk from the scan used to detect it. Which is worse?
With the FDA investigating the effects of MRI contrast agents, how many scans may be too many? (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Meredith Gordon Resnick Source Type: news

Your longtime doctor moves. Will you lose that physician because of a noncompete clause?
Such restrictions in contracts are widespread in many industries — including, anecdotally, in medicine. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Sohn Source Type: news

Explaining the Missouri pre-abortion exam Rachel Maddow called ‘state-sanctioned sexual assault’
The conflict concerning pelvic exams is at the center of the fight over Missouri's last abortion clinic. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reis Thebault Source Type: news

9/11 Memorial Glade: A monument to responders, survivors who paid for the attacks with their health
Many who are still alive face conditions such as respiratory complaints, rare cancers and mental-health disorders. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

With 2020 in mind, Trump overruled top health official on fetal tissue
His antiabortion record figures large in the political calculus of his reelection campaign. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

Stem cell clinics likely to flourish despite judge’s rebuke
Efforts to clamp down on industry is ‘like playing whack-a-mole,’ says top FDA official. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Wan Source Type: news

Couple who mysteriously died in Fiji texted family that they’d been ‘throwing up for 8 hours’
David and Michelle Paul, from Fort Worth, became ill during a trip to Fiji in May. Days later, both died. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

The Health 202: Biden now says he wants to repeal the Hyde Amendment. But his congressional 2020 foes are likely to vote for it.
Those Democrats want to avoid another government shutdown. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige Winfield Cunningham Source Type: news

Surgeons opened her skull to remove a cancerous tumor. Instead, they found a tapeworm.
Rachel Palma was told she most likely had a brain tumor. But during surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, doctors discovered it was a parasite. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

Maker of addictive fentanyl spray agrees to pay $225 million for prescriptions-for-cash scheme
The company pleaded guilty to five counts of mail fraud, admitting that a speaker program supposedly for brand awareness was actually a vehicle for bribes and kickbacks to doctors, officials said. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eli Rosenberg Source Type: news

The Health 202: Senators are pushing forward on measures to lower health-care costs
But the real deal would have to be struck between the Democrat-led House and the White House. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige Winfield Cunningham Source Type: news

Maker of addictive fentanyl spray agrees to pay $225 million for prescriptions-for-cash scheme
The company pleaded guilty to five counts of mail fraud, admitting that a speaker program supposedly for brand awareness was actually a vehicle for bribes and kickbacks to doctors, officials said. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eli Rosenberg Source Type: news

State lawmakers voted to force ‘chemical castration’ on sex offenders. Medical experts urge caution.
The Alabama bill would require someone convicted of a sex offense involving a child under 13 years old to receive testosterone-suppressing medication, with the intent to reduce sex drive. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marisa Iati Source Type: news

New York anti-vaccine event attracts pro-vaccine protests amid measles outbreak
Anti-vaccine activists held a rally denying the science of vaccines near the epicenter of a measles outbreak. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ben Guarino Source Type: news

New restriction on fetal tissue research ‘was the president’s decision’
Health officials end fetal tissue research by government scientists and cancel contract for California lab that tests HIV therapies. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

New restriction on fetal tissue research ‘was thePresident’s decision’
Health officials end fetal tissue research by government scientists and cancel multi-million-dollar contract for California lab that tests HIV therapies. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

The Health 202: Health-care worker shortages would be even worse without immigrants
If the Trump administration were to curb immigration, it could hurt the elderly and disabled. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige Winfield Cunningham Source Type: news

The Health 202: States pile on Purdue Pharma for alleged role in opioids crisis
California, Maine, Hawaii and the District of Columbia launched lawsuits yesterday. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige Winfield Cunningham Source Type: news

Sharks popping up all around Florida for summer beach season
(Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Tribou Source Type: news

Many older adults fall at home in well-lit rooms
(Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Rapaport Source Type: news

FDA wins groundbreaking case against for-profit stem cell company
An unproven and unapproved procedure has harmed some patients. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Wan Source Type: news

A tick gave a toddler a rare and deadly disease. Here’s what his parents want you to know.
Two-year-old Jackson Oblisk survived Rocky Mountain spotted fever after being bitten by a tick, his family says. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

FDA to make it easier for doctors to get unapproved cancer drugs for patients
The agency's oncology staff will work closely with physicians seeking treatments through the FDA's "expanded access" program. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

The Health 202: The Supreme Court banned patenting genes. But Congress might change that.
(Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige Winfield Cunningham Source Type: news

For the ‘Stonewall Generation,’ turning to others for care could make them uniquely vulnerable
Many LGBT boomers are concerned about neglect, harassment and abuse, a survey showed. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JoNel Aleccia Source Type: news

Want your pet to go vegetarian? There are complications — even dangers — to that
You need to be cautious about such a diet for dogs. Cats rely entirely on animal flesh for essential nutrients. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marta Zaraska Source Type: news

Nontoxic methods to protect yourself against mosquitoes and ticks
We can do so in ways that are healthier for us — and for the world around us. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Sass Source Type: news

ACA linked to reduced racial disparities, earlier diagnosis and treatment in cancer care
The studies build on past research showing that the law, under legal and political attack by the Trump administration, has improved access to health care, in part by expanding Medicaid. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

Brooklyn Historical Society exhibit explores the meaning of sickness and health
“Taking Care of Brooklyn” looks at modern and historical issues in the borough. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

Why are so many doctors burning out? Tons of real and electronic paperwork.
Too many physicians dedicate their days to ordering labs, documentation and other administrative tasks. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Daniel Marchalik Source Type: news

What a ‘grumbling appendix’ can tell you
Chronic appendicitis is rare, but it may be the culprit in some cases of ongoing abdominal pain. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Svoboda Source Type: news

Many unanswered questions, concerns about CBD products, says FDA acting chief at first public hearing
You can buy CBD in oils, supplements, soda, even dog food. But very little of it is legal, prompting concerns over safety and deceptive marketing. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Wan Source Type: news

Amid flood of CBD products, FDA holds first public hearing on cannabis extract
You can buy CBD in oils, supplements, soda, even dog food. But very little of it is legal, prompting concerns over safety and deceptive marketing. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Wan Source Type: news

U.S. measles cases in first five months of 2019 surpass total for any year since 1992
If the outbreaks continue, they could reverse an important public health achievement: the elimination of measles as a continuously spreading disease (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

U.S. measles cases in first five months of 2019 surpass total for any year since 1994
If the outbreaks continue, they could reverse an important public health achievement: the elimination of measles as a continuously spreading disease (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

The Health 202: New report shows dramatic improvement in melanoma survival rates
The National Cancer Institute's annual report also showed cancer deaths overall are declining. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige Winfield Cunningham Source Type: news

Missouri governor says he has ‘serious health concerns’ about state’s last abortion clinic
Planned Parenthood says it is suing the state of Missouri in an effort to continue providing abortion procedures at its St. Louis clinic. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marisa Iati Source Type: news

White House runs into health-care industry hostility as it plans executive order
Order seeks to increase hospital cost transparency and position Trump as an ally of consumers. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein and Josh Dawsey Source Type: news

What is rat lungworm disease? Five people in Hawaii recently found out.
Hawaii’s Department of Health has announced new cases of rat lungworm, a parasitic worm that has infected five people statewide this year. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

The Health 202: Democratic 2020 contenders are seizing on wave of antiabortion laws
The restrictions could change voting patterns on the issue. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige Winfield Cunningham Source Type: news

Oklahoma opioid trial begins as state lays blame for crisis on drug companies
Oklahoma lawyers allege Johnson & Johnson, motivated by greed, flooded the market with prescription painkillers. The company said its business is closely regulated and isn’t tied directly to overdose deaths. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Missouri could become the first state without an abortion clinic
Planned Parenthood says it is suing the state of Missouri in an effort to continue providing abortion procedures at its St. Louis clinic. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marisa Iati Source Type: news

A violation of ‘privacy, liberty, dignity’: Civil rights groups sue HHS over religious exemption rule
The challenge to a rule published May 21 is being mounted by Lambda Legal, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and the Center for Reproductive Rights, in conjunction with California’s Santa Clara County. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ariana Eunjung Cha Source Type: news

The Health 202: There's just one female physician in Congress. We talked to her.
Democrat Kim Schrier doesn't think Medicare-for-all is necessarily the answer. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige Winfield Cunningham Source Type: news