Three teen suicides in the last eight months have ‘devastated’ this rural Midwest village
Keith Smith never thought he’d see it where he lives and works — not in his “Norman Rockwell-esque, all-American small town." (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reis Thebault Source Type: news

The crisis in America’s maternity wards
The rate of pregnancy-related deaths in the United States is rising, and black women face a higher risk. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Luis Velarde Source Type: news

FDA launches tougher oversight of supplements
The Food and Drug Administration goes after dietary supplements that claim to treat Alzheimer's and says it will take more steps to protect consumers from unsafe products and to beef up oversight of the $50 billion industry. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

Immunotherapy may help patients with the kind of cancer that killed John McCain
Glioblastoma is one of the deadliest of cancers, killing almost all its victims, who have included Ted Kennedy, John McCain and Beau Biden. But a new, early phase study offers a sliver of hope that drugs that rally the immune system may help some patients live longer. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

Unvaccinated teens are fact-checking their parents — and trying to get shots on their own
In three states, at least three self-described teenagers told Reddit they share a problem: Their parents are staunchly opposed to vaccination. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alex Horton Source Type: news

Washington measles outbreak draws crowd to hearing on vaccine law
Hundreds of Washington residents demanding the right to choose whether to vaccinate their children packed a public hearing Friday to oppose a bill that would make it harder for families to opt out of immunization requirements for measles, mumps and rubella amid the state’s worst measles outbreak in more than two decades. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Administration seeks to fund religious foster-care groups that reject LGBTQ parents
Civil rights and child welfare groups are fighting back against the efforts, saying they discriminate against LGBTQ individuals and others and create challenges to placing children in safe, happy homes. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ariana Eunjung Cha Source Type: news

Giant hospital system’s charity status challenged
UPMC, Pennsylvania's largest non-governmental employer, is embroiled in a years-long fight with another health system. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

Younger than 100? Soon, you might not be able to smoke cigarettes in Hawaii.
Lawmakers have proposed legislation that would phase out cigarettes in the state, eventually banning them for everyone but the oldest residents. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

Vape pen kills man after exploding in his mouth
William Brown's carotid artery was severed in the explosion, which led to a stroke, a Texas medical examiner found. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alex Horton Source Type: news

E-cigarettes more effective than nicotine replacement to help smokers quit, study finds
E-cigarettes are almost twice as effective as nicotine patches and gum in weaning smokers off conventional cigarettes, according to a clinical trial led by a British university. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

Tyson recalls 18 tons of chicken nuggets because there might be rubber in them
There have been no reports of illnesses, officials said. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kristine Phillips Source Type: news

New Planned Parenthood head Leana Wen goes on offensive against Trump administration
Wen says new proposed rules, which ban health clinics funded through the Title X program from providing referrals for abortion services, are unethical. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ariana Eunjung Cha Source Type: news

Whole Foods recalls products with baby spinach for possible salmonella contamination
The potentially-contaminated products were sold in 8 states and no illnesses have been reported. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Brice-Saddler Source Type: news

FDA identifies contamination source in blood pressure medicines used by millions
The cancer-causing contaminant went undetected for four years, and companies continue to recall bottles of the drugs. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

A cancer-causing contaminant went undetected for years in widely used blood pressure medicines
The FDA first realized there was a cancer-causing contaminant in widely used drugs in June. Seven months later, they're still recalling batches. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

Scientists find deadly Ebola virus for first time in West African bat
Findings are a step forward to understanding where human Ebola cases come from, one of the biggest unanswered questions surrounding these outbreaks. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

A man’s unusual cure to his chronic back pain: Injecting himself with his own semen every month
“This is the first reported case of semen injection for use as a medical treatment,” doctors in Dublin wrote in a case report. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kristine Phillips Source Type: news

Trump administration hammers California over defunct crisis pregnancy center law before March for Life rally
A state law requiring pregnancy centers to provide women with abortion information was struck down by the Supreme Court in June, making the first action by the new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division largely symbolic. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

In symbolic move, HHS finds California law violated federal conscience protections
A California state law requiring pregnancy centers to provide women with abortion information was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in June, making the first action by the Department of Health and Human Services' new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division largely symbolic. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

FDA restarts some food, drug inspections halted by shutdown
Hundreds of FDA food inspectors will return to work as soon as Tuesday to resume inspections of facilities that handle "high-risk" foods, drugs and devices. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

FDA restarts some food inspections halted by shutdown
Hundreds of FDA food inspectors will return to work as soon as Tuesday to resume inspections of facilities that handle "high-risk" foods, drugs and devices. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

Largest study of American twins traces influence of genes and environment on disease
The study examined 560 conditions in twins and found that 40 percent were influenced by genes, while 25 percent were influenced by sharing an environment. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

‘We had no idea she was pregnant’: 911 call details woman giving birth in vegetative state
The baby was not breathing and turning blue, the nurse told the 911 dispatcher. "We are not prepared for this." (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cleve R. Wootson Jr. Source Type: news

The flu has sickened about 7 million in the U.S. so far, CDC estimates
CDC releases estimates of influenza illness for the first time during flu season (instead of after) to underscore the importance of getting vaccinated. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Flu has sickened about 7 million in the U.S. so far, and half needed medical care
CDC releases estimates of influenza illness for first time during flu season (instead of after) to underscore importance of getting vaccinated. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Louisiana adopts ‘Netflix’ model to pay for hepatitis C drugs
Louisiana's alternative way of paying for expensive hepatitis C drugs could become a model for other states struggling with high drug prices. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

Police seeking DNA of male staff at health-care facility where woman in vegetative state gave birth
Police investigators are seeking DNA samples from male staff members at a private care facility where a woman in a vegetative state gave birth to a child, the company said Tuesday. Hacienda HealthCare... (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Herman Wong Source Type: news

Health-care provider CEO resigns after woman in vegetative state gives birth
The woman, who nearly drowned almost 10 years ago, has been under round-the-clock care at a facility in Phoenix. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cleve R. Wootson Jr. Source Type: news

In a vegetative state for years, she gave birth. Now families wonder if there are other victims.
The woman, who nearly drowned almost 10 years ago, has been under round-the-clock care at a facility in Phoenix. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cleve R. Wootson Jr. Source Type: news

A woman in a vegetative state for years gave birth. Police are investigating.
The woman, who nearly drowned almost 10 years ago, has been under round-the-clock care at a facility in Phoenix. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cleve R. Wootson Jr. Source Type: news

A woman in a vegetative state gave birth. Now police are investigating a sexual assault.
The woman, who nearly drowned almost 10 years ago, has been under round-the-clock care at a facility in Phoenix. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cleve R. Wootson Jr. Source Type: news

Child with food allergy dies after inhaling fish fumes, father says
Cameron Jean-Pierre, who had a known fish allergy, had a severe reaction to fumes from cooking cod, his father said. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

U.S. health-care worker with possible exposure to Ebola evacuated to Nebraska
American exposed to Ebola in Congo is flown back to United States. Person shows no symptoms of disease. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

A former NBA star tried to save a boy with a facial tumor. A rare reaction led to tragedy.
The 8-year-old Congolese boy died from a “rare and unpredictable genetic reaction” to anesthesia during surgery. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Brice-Saddler Source Type: news

Jennie-O recalls more than 164,000 pounds of ground turkey in widening salmonella outbreak
The announcement came amid a continued outbreak of salmonella in turkey products dating back to late last year. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Brice-Saddler Source Type: news

FDA issues warning after a dozen people get sick from stem cell treatments
The agency said 12 patients became ill after receiving cellular treatments from California-based manufacturer Genetech. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

CRISPR babies spur NIH director to call for public debate, new oversight
Francis Collins is looking for ways to restructure an existing NIH regulatory group to focus on these and other advanced technologies that affect the human germline. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ariana Eunjung Cha Source Type: news

FDA warns stem-cell company linked to E. coli infections
The agency said 12 patients became ill after receiving cellular treatments from California-based manufacturer Genetech. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

Deadly Marburg virus found in bats in Sierra Leone
The discovery marks the first time the pathogen — a cousin of Ebola — has been found in West Africa, raising the potential for it to cause outbreaks in humans in a new region. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she’s taking a ‘self-care’ break. Here’s what that means.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Now she's taking some time for "self-care." (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

Some Kotex tampons were unraveling inside people’s bodies. Kimberly-Clark just recalled them.
Some consumers also reported irritation, infections, injuries and abdominal pain among other issues, related to some U by Kotex Sleek Tampons. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

Fears of metal-tainted meat prompt recall of 28,000 pounds of Jimmy Dean sausage nationwide
Complaints of metal-tainted sausage led to the recall of products distributed to 21 states, Jimmy Dean said. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alex Horton Source Type: news

The CDC keeps warning people not to eat raw cookie dough — even though it’s delicious
"Say No to Raw Dough!" the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns, saying uncooked dough might be contaminated with E. coli or Salmonella. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

A blood clot formed in the exact shape of a man’s lung passage — then he coughed it up
“No one on our team has seen anything close to this,” said physician Gavitt A. Woodard. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alex Horton Source Type: news

These conjoined twins started their lives together — but are going home as two
Jesi and Remi Pitre were separated in May during a six-hour operation at the University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital in Gainsville. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

‘All I want for Christmas’ is the shingles vaccine, but it’s nearly impossible to find
Shortage of new shingles vaccine worsens as demand soars. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Raw beef recall expands to 12 million pounds after hundreds infected by salmonella
Some 5.1 million pounds of raw beef contaminated with salmonella is added to a nationwide recall. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Deanna Paul Source Type: news

Raw beef recall expands to 12 million pounds after hundreds fall ill in salmonella outbreak
Some 5.1 million pounds of raw beef contaminated with salmonella is added to a nationwide recall. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Deanna Paul Source Type: news