Microsoft wants to 'solve cancer' with computer science
Could coders solve cancer in the same way they tackle computer science problems? Microsoft is hoping the answer is yes. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CEO says Mylan isn't getting rich off EpiPen
The CEO of Mylan, which has come under fire for drastically raising the price of its EpiPen, says it's "not true" the company reaps huge profits off its lifesaving allergy treatment. That's according to testimony Heather Bresch is set to present at a ... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mylan CEO faces Congress to answer for EpiPen price hikes
The CEO of Mylan, which drastically raised the price of its lifesaving EpiPen, is in for a rough day. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People urged to stay out of the Bogue Chitto until all-clear given
Teams from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality are testing key points along the Bogue Chitto River after a levee breach dumped 6 million gallons of stormwater-diluted sewage into the river. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Still no deal on Zika and government funding
Lawmakers hoping for a quick resolution in the talks to fund the government and provide a federal response to Zika were disappointed Monday when negotiators, who had worked through the weekend, said they would need more time to agree to a deal. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eggo waffles recalled amid listeria fears
About 10,000 cases of Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles are being voluntarily recalled in 25 states because they could be contaminated with the bacteria listeria, Kellogg Co. announced Monday on its website. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Swimming, fishing not recommended in Bogue Chitto River until further notice
Louisiana state health officials are warning residents to stay away from the Bogue Chitto River after approximately 6 million gallons of sewage water spilled into the east branch of the river because of a levee breach Friday in Mississippi. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

St. Tammany Parish warns residents to avoid Bogue Chitto after sewage spill
St. Tammany Parish leaders are advising residents to avoid all contact with the Bogue Chitto River for the time being after millions of gallons of sewage spilled into the water. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should you really feed a cold, starve a fever?
"Feed a cold, starve a fever" is an age-old adage, though its origin -- and its practicality -- is unclear. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First child dies by euthanasia in Belgium
A terminally ill minor has become the first child to be euthanized in Belgium since age restrictions were lifted in the country two years ago, according to several sources. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hand, foot and mouth outbreak strikes Florida university
Over the past week, Florida State University Health Services has identified more than a dozen cases of hand, foot and mouth disease, an illness commonly seen in children. No new cases of the contagious viral illness were reported Wednesday. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inaugural African-American Male Wellness Walk puts focus on health in New Orleans
Saturday marked the inaugural African-American Male Wellness Walk New Orleans. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical board charges well-known pediatrician with negligence
Pediatrician Bob Sears faces disciplinary action from California's medical board for charges of gross negligence. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain cancer deadliest cancer for children, study shows
Brain cancer has surpassed leukemia as the deadliest cancer for children and teens in the United States, new federal data show. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika virus: Miami Beach transmission zone triples
The Zika virus transmission zone in Miami Beach has tripled in size, Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday night. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ben Ellis, teacher serenaded by students, dies
A beloved high school teacher whose students gathered outside his window to serenade him has died after a battle with cancer. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Please do not kiss your chickens
Cancel your weekend plans, because kissing chickens is off the table. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consider this before sharing images of drug overdoses
It was a well-intentioned attempt to show the disturbing effects of drug addiction, a common strategy among law enforcement agencies. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump backs birth control without prescription
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said today that he's not in favor of requiring a prescription to purchase birth control. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Donald Trump releases medical information
Donald Trump released Thursday a letter from his doctor detailing some of his medical information, showing him to be in good health and including a statement that says he had "stamina." Trump's campaign released the records, timed with the airing of h... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congressional talks on Zika, government funding inch forward
Negotiations on Capitol Hill over bills to fund the government and eradicate Zika are inching along, but a series of thorny issues including abortion, pesticides and Internet freedom need to be resolved, lawmakers and aides from each party said. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grandmother in heroin photo sentenced to jail
A woman in graphic photos showing her passed out in a car with her young grandson after she allegedly overdosed on heroin has been ordered to serve the next half-year in an Ohio jail. Rhonda Pasek was sentenced Thursday to 180 days in jail and ordered... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grandmother in heroin photo to appear in court
The woman in a graphic photo, who was seen passed out in a car after allegedly overdosing on heroin, will appear in court Thursday. The infamous photo, distributed by an Ohio police department, showed Rhonda Pasek sitting in the passenger seat slumpe... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prescription heroin gets green light in Canada
Health Canada has amended its regulations to allow Canadian doctors to prescribe heroin as a treatment for those who are severely addicted to the drug. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinton campaign releases new health information
Hillary Clinton's campaign released additional medical information Wednesday after questions about her health intensified in the wake of her pneumonia diagnosis late last week. She was diagnosed with mild, non-contagious bacterial pneumonia, her docto... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bayer is buying Monsanto in $66 billion deal
Now it's official: Monsanto is going to be swallowed up by a rival in the biggest takeover announced so far this year. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby mice created from sperm alone
It might be possible in the future to make babies without female eggs, new research claims. Scientists at Bath University in the United Kingdom say they have successfully used sperm to create healthy baby mice by injecting the sperm cells directly int... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health condition that concerns Americans the most is...
What health condition concerns Americans the most? Cancer -- more so than obesity, neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's and even infectious diseases, such as Zika, Ebola and HIV/AIDS. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How sugar industry sweetened research in its favor
Scientists began to uncover a link between sugar and heart disease about 60 years ago, and now, the general consensus among experts is that sugar intake is associated with heart disease risk. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is pneumonia?
After Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton fell ill during a 9/11 commemoration ceremony on Sunday, Clinton's physician revealed that she was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday and is being treated with antibiotics. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mylan agrees to give EpiPen documents to Congress
Mylan has agreed to fork over documents that will give lawmakers details about the profits the company has made from its EpiPen sales. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boil-water advisory issued for residents in Bedico area
Tangipahoa Parish leaders have issued a boil-water advisory for residents in Bedico. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When presidents, candidates keep their maladies secret
Hillary Clinton isn't the only presidential candidate to fall ill on the campaign trail. But she's the first to have her stumbles go viral after being captured on Twitter. The Democratic nominee's pneumonia, diagnosed on Friday, wasn't disclosed for ... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Youth soccer injuries have skyrocketed
Youth soccer in the United States has exploded in popularity since it first emerged in the 1960s and 1970s. But as the number of players has increased, injuries have soared as well. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What we know about Hillary Clinton's health
As Hillary Clinton fell ill during a 9/11 commemoration ceremony Sunday morning, both Democrats and Republicans alike raised questions of concern about her health. The Democratic presidential nominee left the ceremony early, after an hour and a half, ... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika aerial spraying in Miami completed despite health concerns
A plane flying over Miami Beach on Friday conducted aerial spraying for mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus, despite concerns over possible effects that the insecticide naled may have on health and the environment. Since the mosquito that carries Zika ... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Annual Battle of the Badges blood drive Friday in CBD
The annual Battle of the Badges blood drive is outside the WDSU studios in the Central Business District on Friday. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Team's touching gesture for cheerleader
When a member of the family is ill, everybody pitches in to help. That's true no matter if it's your relatives -- or the local high school football team. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis A outbreak sickens 89 people in 7 states
A continuing outbreak of foodborne hepatitis A linked to frozen strawberries has sickened 89 people in seven states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. No deaths have been reported, though 39 patients have been hospitalized... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise can cancel out the booze, says study
You might want to chase that next beer with a little exercise. Exercising the recommended amount "cancels out" the higher risk of cancer death brought about by drinking, a new study revealed. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika doubled birth defects in Brazil
The pictures from Brazil are heartbreaking: baby after baby born with a small head and damaged brain after an attack by the Zika virus during pregnancy. The official numbers are equally disturbing. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Senate Democrats block $1.1 billion in Zika funding
The top Republican and Democratic Senate leaders returned from their seven-week summer recess Tuesday and picked up where they left off in July -- harshly blaming the other's party for inaction on critical bills to battle Zika and fund the government... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Crisis Intervention Training helps NOPD officers handle tense situations
Mental illness is a contributing factor in 17 calls, on average, that New Orleans police officers respond to daily, according to the department. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO changes Zika guidance: Safe sex for 6 months
If you or your sexual partner are traveling to an area where Zika is circulating, you should abstain or carefully use safe sex measures for a full six months after you return, the World Health Organization announced today. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NOPD graduates new class of officers trained in mental health issues
Mental illness is a contributing factor in 17 calls, on average, that New Orleans police officers respond to daily, according to the department. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Air pollution particles found inside human brains
Another new concern could be on the horizon for city dwellers, particularly those living in the more polluted cities of the world, as a new study has found that certain particles found within pollution could enter the human brain -- by people breathing them in. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elephant tranquilizer to blame for at least 8 deaths
Carfentanil, a sedative for large animals, was the cause of at least eight overdose deaths in Hamilton County, Ohio, coroner Dr. Lakshmi Kode Sammarco said Tuesday. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What a kitten can teach us about our sleep
Do you sleep like this adorable Japanese kitten named Tetsuro, flat on your back with your hands by your sides? (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First face transplant patient dies at 49
The recipient of the world's first face transplant, Isabelle Dinoire, has died, according to French doctors. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Singapore's Zika cases send warning signal to Asia
In just one week, Zika cases in Singapore have gone from zero to 258, raising concerns about a potential rapid surge in cases across Asia. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news