Rare eye infection, vision loss result from wearing contacts while showering
The 41-year-old U.K. woman also had worn them while swimming, journal report says. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachael Rettner Source Type: news

Federal judge strikes down New Hampshire’s Medicaid work requirements
Ruling continues the legal obstacles to the Trump administration’s desire to compel poor Americans to work in exchange for public health insurance. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

Trump administration proposes first rule on health-care cost transparency
The regulation would require hospitals to post prices they have negotiated with insurers. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yasmeen Abutaleb Source Type: news

Is bias keeping female, minority patients from getting proper care for their pain?
Studies suggest health-care professionals discriminate against them, as well as the elderly. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Consumer Reports Source Type: news

Once they hid their stories. But now, survivors of suicide are ‘coming out’ to combat a national crisis.
“We are where cancer was in the 1960s,” a prevention advocate says. “We haven’t put a face on the problem.” (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Wan Source Type: news

World health, by the quite interesting numbers
The Global Health Observatory provides statistics on just about everything — from antimicrobial resistance to violence to sanitation services. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

I need chocolate. And chips. Oh yes, pizza, too: PMS food cravings are the real deal.
Researchers aren’t sure where they come from, but there are several leading theories. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sara Twogood Source Type: news

Fitness trackers are good for your health, but that 10,000-step goal is overblown
Some walkers log many, many miles a day. But a new study shows such feats aren’t necessary to lower your mortality risk (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bruce Horovitz Source Type: news

‘Maybe you’re just someone with blood in their urine’
A 45-year-old Idaho woman’s search for the elusive cause of her bleeding involved numerous tests. A belated scan revealed the terrifying reason. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sandra G. Boodman Source Type: news

In older adults, some drugs may produce symptoms that imitate dementia
As people age, they can become susceptible to bad responses from anticholinergic drugs. Here’s what you need to know about them. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Judith Graham Source Type: news

The Big Number: 18.5 percent of youths get sexually explicit images, videos on devices
Study of 5,593 students ages 12 to 17 also found that about 13 percent of adolescents have sent a video or photo sext. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

Trump administration to reject generous Medicaid expansion funding for Utah
White House advisers argued against funding a program under the Affordable Care Act. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yasmeen Abutaleb Source Type: news

Trump administration to reject full Medicaid expansion funding for Utah
White House advisers argued against generously funding a program under the Affordable Care Act. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yasmeen Abutaleb Source Type: news

NIH issues strict new requirements for fetal tissue research funding
Researchers expressed alarm, calling the limits “draconian” and citing “circular” reasoning and the potential of cutting off early-career scientists. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

Burned-out doctors may be more prone to racial bias
Concern is growing that burnout can be costly and dangerous for patients and physicians. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Wan Source Type: news

A man swam at a water park with his church group. A rare brain-eating amoeba killed him.
The odds of surviving Naegleria fowleri, a brain-shredding amoeba, are less than three percent. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alex Horton Source Type: news

House panel accuses e-cigarette maker Juul of targeting children
New documents depict a “sophisticated program” to influence young people, subcommitee says. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

Opioid makers say there’s no proof they are responsible for the epidemic’s harms
In a filing for an enormous federal court case, drug manufacturers reject a link between legal production of painkillers and death and addiction on U.S. streets. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Flooded with opioids, Appalachia is still trying to recover
“It’s sort of ground zero everywhere” for the opioid addiction epidemic, one official says. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joel Achenbach Source Type: news

Allergan recalls textured breast implants linked to rare cancer
More than 500 cases of implant-associated lymphoma have been linked to textured implants worldwide, and most of the implicated devices were made by Allergan, the FDA said. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

Senate releases bipartisan proposal to lower seniors’ drug prices
The bill has White House support but faces opposition from conservatives and the drug industry. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yasmeen Abutaleb Source Type: news

Implanted drug could someday prevent HIV infection
Merck released research showing a potent new drug, implanted in a matchstick-sized rod under the skin, holds promise for shielding people from HIV. But it is years from market. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Deadly fungal disease may be linked to climate change, study suggests
Candida auris was identified just a decade ago and has been found in 30 countries on multiple continents (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

We finally know why Florida’s coral reefs are dying, and it’s not just climate change
Chemicals dumped into the ocean are making it easier for the hotter weather to do its deadly work, a study says. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rafi Letzter Source Type: news

Why fractures are so problematic for older people
There are things that can be done — both before and after a broken bone — to make recovery smoother (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Consumer Reports Source Type: news

New federally funded clinics emphasize abstinence, natural family planning
Obria focuses on a “couple” — as opposed to a woman as an individual — and “the benefits of commitment and marriage.” (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ariana Eunjung Cha Source Type: news

States are all over the map when it comes to transgender health care
Medicaid rules in several states exclude sexual reassignment treatment, others allow it. Advocates argue restrictions stem from prejudice, not medical science. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Ollove Source Type: news

The Big Number: Thousands of children under 5 injured by exposure to perfume, nail polish, other personal care products
More than 64,000 children under age 5 were treated during a 15-year span, a report says, with the most common issue being poisoning. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

The biggest civil trial in U.S. history will start with these Ohio counties
A Cleveland suburb’s drugstore sold millions of opioids, more than any in Cuyahoga County. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jordan Heller Source Type: news

I’m thrilled to be a grandmother. Just don’t call me granny.
I know that I’m getting older, but I’m not ready to give in to being that old lady — the one our media and society have painted for us. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ann Oldenburg Source Type: news

What’s the best time of day to exercise, morning or evening?
Research shows evenings for serious athletes and mornings for folks who worry more about their weight and controlling their blood sugar. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marlene Cimons Source Type: news

A run, a bad knee ache and a difficult-to-diagnose problem
Doctors can misdiagnose tears of the medial meniscus root, and that can lead to osteoarthritis and a poor prognosis for repair surgery. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Loudin Source Type: news

Trump administration delays ban on abortion referrals at family planning centers
HHS reversed its announcement this week that the rules had taken effect. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

How the dust in your home may affect your health
Researchers begin to explore the health risks of indoor air and particles. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gabriel Filippelli Source Type: news

I thought my heart attack risk was low. A coronary calcium scan told me otherwise.
I upped my game — in terms of meds, diet and fitness — after learning the results of this test, which oddly isn’t covered by many insurance plans. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Steven Petrow Source Type: news

What you — and your loved ones — need to know when facing death
You may not be able to guarantee the kind of death you’d want, but “A Beginner’s Guide to the End” can help you prepare. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

Trump administration may delay ban on abortion referrals at family planning centers
HHS announced that the rules had taken effect before issuing instructions for how to comply. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

Trump’s presidency may be making Latinos sick
The risk of premature birth increased among Latina women after the election, a new study found. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Wan Source Type: news

Prosecutors bring rare criminal charges against Ohio opioid distributor
For the second time ever, authorities are seeking to jail executives as they take a more aggressive stance against opioids. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

As lawyers zero in on drug companies, a reckoning may be coming
Nearly 2,000 communities hurt by the opioid crisis are suing drug companies for staggering sums of money to cover the costs of treatment, education and law enforcement. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

House Democrats join Republicans to repeal Obamacare’s ‘Cadillac tax’
Despite bipartisan support, the measure faces an uncertain future in the Senate. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yasmeen Abutaleb Source Type: news

He went to the optometrist with an irritated eye. The doctor pulled out a tick.
A Kentucky man reluctantly got his eye checked out and received startling news. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hannah Knowles Source Type: news

Family planning groups forgo federal money over abortion referral rule
Trump administration enforces restrictions while courts decide whether the rules are legal. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

Planned Parenthood ousts leader after less than a year
Leana Wen’s departure comes as the health care and reproductive rights group faces political and financial peril over its commitment to abortion services. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Nurses are teaching doctors how to treat anti-vaccine fears and myths
Parents who don’t trust the government during a measles outbreak may listen to health-care providers. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Medicare will pay for acupuncture that is part of low back pain research
Older people enrolled in clinical trials of the controversial treatment will have their costs covered by the government insurance program (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

As trial ends, state urges judge to make Johnson & Johnson pay for drug epidemic
Oklahoma Judge Thad Balkman will decide whether the company must pay to clean up the state’s drug crisis, at a price tag that could reach $17.5 billion over 30 years. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Suffering joint pains from osteoarthritis? Some do’s and don’ts on getting relief.
Exercises, water workouts and weight loss can help. But be wary about medications, injections and surgeries. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Consumer Reports Source Type: news

Joe Biden’s cancer nonprofit suspends operations indefinitely
The former vice president created the Biden Cancer Initiative after leaving the White House. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

America to face a shortage of primary care physicians within a decade or so
Fewer medical school graduates are choosing such a field, and that spells trouble as the boomer generation ages. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Victoria Knight Source Type: news