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

Polio-like disease in U.S. kids appears to have peaked for 2018, CDC says
In 2018, 134 cases of acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, have been confirmed in 33 states. Another 165 are under investigation. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Trump administration to let companies run deafening seismic tests that can kill marine life, a step toward oil drilling in Atlantic
The planned Friday announcement by the National Marine Fisheries Service, a division of the Commerce Department, that it will issue the permits to five companies is likely to further antagonize a dozen governors in states on the Eastern Seaboard who strongly oppose the administration’s proposal to expand federal oil and gas leases to the Atlantic. […] (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Washington Post Staff Source Type: news

This high school was rocked by an HIV scare 10 years ago
Normandy High School, the same school Mike Brown graduated from, was rocked by a HIV 'outbreak' in the fall of 2008 when 50 students were exposed by the virus. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amber Ferguson Source Type: news

New tick species capable of transmitting deadly disease is spreading in the U.S.
The Asian longhorned tick is the first invasive tick to arrive in the United States in about 80 years. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Hawaii hospital battles scabies outbreak
A "number of people" at Kona Community Hospital in Kealakekua have been infected with scabies, a highly contagious skin infection, an official said. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

This man was teased for his ‘beer belly.’ It turned out to be a 77-pound cancerous tumor.
Hector Hernandez had a 77-pound cancerous tumor called a retroperitoneal liposarcoma growing in his abdomen. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

Only romaine lettuce from certain parts of Calif. should be avoided, FDA says in new warning
New labels are to give consumers information about harvest dates and regions. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Only romaine lettuce from parts of California should be avoided, FDA says in new warning
FDA narrows romaine lettuce warning to produce grown in California (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Only romaine lettuce from certain parts of California is unsafe to eat, FDA says; new labeling will be added soon
Federal health officials said the most likely source of romaine lettuce contamination is from the Central Coastal growing regions in northern and central California. No common grower, supplier, distributor or brand of romaine lettuce has been identified. Several major romaine lettuce producers have agreed to label products with a harvest date by region, and new […] (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Washington Post Staff Source Type: news

FDA approves ‘precision medicine’ drug for different cancers with same mutation
The therapy is effective in a wide range of tumor types, regardless of where they occur in children and adults. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

FDA approves ‘precision medicine’ drug for different cancers with the same mutation
The Food and Drug Administration normally approves drugs based on what type of cancer they treat, such as lung or skin cancer. The new drug, called Vitrakvi, is the second treatment to receive FDA clearance based on a biomarker found in an array of cancers. This “site-agnostic” approach means the approval is based on a […] (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Washington Post Staff Source Type: news

Number of abortions in U.S. hit historic low in 2015, the most recent year for which data is available
Fewer U.S. women appear to be having abortions today than at any other time since Roe v. Wade, according to new government figures released Wednesday. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ariana Eunjung Cha Source Type: news

The number of abortions in the U.S. hits a historic low
Fewer U.S. women appear to be receiving abortions today than at any other time since Roe v. Wade, according to new government figures released Wednesday. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ariana Eunjung Cha Source Type: news

Lettuce review the memes prompted by the CDC’s dire romaine warning
Mostly, people couldn’t wait to recycle their romaine lettuce jokes from the last recall. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy B Wang Source Type: news

‘THIS IS OUR LANE’: The NRA told doctors to mind their business. Then a man shot up a hospital.
"Hospitals are supposed to be places of healing, not death. Schools are supposed to be places of learning, not death. Churches are supposed to be places of worship, not death,” Eugene Gu, a surgeon and scientist, wrote on Twitter. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

New peanut allergy drug could herald a ‘sea change’ in treating food allergies but is not a cure
A large clinical trial showed that children and teenagers could be desensitized to peanut allergies with an experimental drug, but the treatment had a high risk of adverse events. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

New peanut allergy drug could herald a ‘sea change’ in treating food allergies, but is not a cure
A large clinical trial showed that children and teenagers could be desensitized to peanut allergies with an experimental drug, but the treatment had a high risk of adverse events. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

A teen inhaled deodorant spray to get high. Then he went into cardiac arrest.
A case report revealed that a 19-year-old died after inhaling butane from a deodorant spray can. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

A teen inhaled deodorant spray to get high. Then his blood suddenly stopped flowing.
A case report revealed that a 19-year-old died after inhaling butane from a deodorant spray can. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

Salmonella contamination in turkey is widespread and unidentified as Thanksgiving approaches
Consumer groups are asking the USDA to identify the brands of turkey and processing facilities that have been linked to the outbreak. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

FDA unveils sweeping anti-tobacco effort to reduce underage vaping and smoking
In bid to reduce underage vaping and smoking, agency moves to impose sales restrictions and bans (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

They evacuated to escape the deadly Camp Fire. Then norovirus invaded their shelter.
About 15 to 20 people being housed at Neighborhood Church of Chico have tested positive for norovirus, said Lisa Almaguer, a spokeswoman for the Butte County Public Health Department. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

‘Rapid release’ Tylenol gelcaps are slower to dissolve than cheaper tablets, study finds
The study shows one way marketing messages on over-the-counter medicines could be misleading consumers. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

FDA signals crackdown on flavored cigars to reduce youth tobacco use
The FDA commissioner's comments came on the same day that Juul Labs announced that it would stop selling most of its flavored e-cigarette pods -- specifically, mango, fruit, creme and cucumber -- in 90,000 retail outlets. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

CDC director warns that Congo’s Ebola outbreak may not be containable
If the deadly viral disease becomes entrenched, it will be the first time that's happened in modern history. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Police warned that a trick-or-treater may have been given meth. Then they searched his father’s home.
Police executed a search warrant on the father's home and found the drug. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cleve R. Wootson Jr. Source Type: news

A woman went to a hospital for back surgery — and left without one of her kidneys
Maureen Pacheco underwent a lumbar fusion procedure in 2016 and woke up without one of her kidneys. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

‘I couldn’t move my arm or my fingers’: 5-year-old trick-or-treater tests positive for meth
Braylen Carwell had just peeled off his costume and was about to dive into his haul when he started shaking. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cleve R. Wootson Jr. Source Type: news

‘I’m Dr. Cohen’: The powerful humanity of the Jewish hospital staff that treated Robert Bowers
The synagogue shooting suspect arrived shouting "I want to kill all the Jews," medical officials said. Three of the staff treating him were Jewish. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eli Rosenberg Source Type: news

A woman saved her husband during cardiac arrest. After he awoke, she gave birth to their son.
Her husband, Andrew Goette, went into cardiac arrest due to an abnormal heart rhythm, doctors said. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

Marlboro maker Altria to halt sales of flavored e-cigarettes amid concerns about youth-vaping surge
The company said it would stop selling most flavored e-cigarettes, at least temporarily, as the Food and Drug Administration charts a new course on preventing underage vaping. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

Drop in adult flu vaccinations may be factor in last season’s record-breaking deaths, illnesses
The new data provides a more comprehensive picture of last season's record-breaking flu season. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Expert panel urges hepatitis A shots for homeless in U.S.
This is the first time a routine vaccination has been recommended for homeless persons. Officials hope to prevent future outbreaks of the contagious liver disease. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Virus kills 7 children at New Jersey rehab center
Seven “medically fragile” children were among 18 confirmed cases of adenovirus at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, N.J. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

As U.S. fertility rates collapse, finger-pointing and blame follow
Women are having fewer babies and at older ages than in the past three decades. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ariana Eunjung Cha Source Type: news

‘Her addiction stalked her and stole her’: Heartbreaking obituary details ‘darkness’ of opioids
"Though we would have paid any ransom to have her back, any price in the world," it read, "this disease would not let her go until she was gone.” (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

‘Her addiction stalked her and stole her’: Heartbreaking obituary details ‘darkness’ of opioids
"Though we would have paid any ransom to have her back, any price in the world," it read, "this disease would not let her go until she was gone. ” (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

Paralyzing polio-like illness mainly affecting children confirmed in 22 states, CDC says
Federal health officials are investigating an increase in confirmed and possible cases of acute flaccid myelitis, a polio-like illness that can cause paralysis and mostly affects children. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news