Listeria prompts huge recalls of veggies, sunflower seeds
Listeria contamination has prompted a flurry of food recalls in the past three weeks. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is it time to change how we label 'healthy' food?
Ever find yourself zipping through the aisles of a grocery store, crunched for time, and grabbing whatever highlights itself as "healthy", "nutritious" or "wholesome"? Your strategy could be flawed. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

House GOPers reverse course, plan vote on Zika
House Republicans, who have resisted approving the $1.9 billion that President Barack Obama requested to combat the Zika virus, now are preparing their own spending package and are aiming for a vote as early as next Wednesday. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First case of Zika-related microcephaly in Puerto Rico
The first case of Zika-related microcephaly has been confirmed in Puerto Rico, the Puerto Rico Department of Health said Friday. This is the first case of microcephaly linked to local transmission of the Zika virus in the United States. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Family of Joan Rivers reaches settlement with clinic
The family of the late Joan Rivers has settled with the clinic at the center of a medical malpractice lawsuit following the comedian's death, attorneys for the family tell CNN. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abortion rates hit historic low in developed world
Married women are much more likely to have them. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canadian professor: Olympics must move due to Zika
With the Zika outbreak widening in Brazil, a leading Canadian public health professor says the summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro should be postponed or moved to prevent "a foreseeable global catastrophe." (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Acetaminophen dulls your empathy
The side effects of popping a pain reliever containing acetaminophen are well-known: You may get stomach pains. You might feel nauseated. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioids: From 'wonder drug' to abuse epidemic
The abuse of opioids, including prescription painkillers and drugs like heroin, is something the United States has struggled with since before the 1900s. But it's a problem that keeps coming back. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lawmakers pass 3-day wait requirement for women seeking abortion
A highly debated abortion waiting period measure was approved unanimously in the Louisiana House Wednesday. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO: 4 in 5 city dwellers live in over polluted areas
If you live in a city, odds are you're dealing with unhealthy levels of pollution, according to a new study from the World Health Organization. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Would you let a robot perform surgery on you?
Robots have become the norm in numerous industries, taking over repetitive tasks that humans aren't necessarily needed for -- or want to do -- such as the production of cars and electronics. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California family fights to keep son on ventilator
Tubes and wires crisscross Israel Stinson's body in the heart-wrenching video. Moments after the 2-year-old is tickled under his arm, Israel appears to move slightly on his bed in a Northern California hospital. "Israel, you have to stop fooli... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lawmakers pass 3-day wait requirement for women seeking abortion
A highly debated abortion waiting period measure was approved unanimously in the Louisiana House Wednesday. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A patient's guide to prescription painkillers
You're in pain, and your doctor wants you to give you a heavy-duty drug like OxyContin or Vicodin or Percocet. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Einstein Charter School safe after test results show no presence of asbestos in air
Einstein Charter School in New Orleans East has been cleared of concerns over asbestos after preliminary test results showed the building is safe. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical marijuana expansion bill goes before full House of Representatives for vote Wednesday
On Wednesday, Senate Bill 271 will go before the full House for final debate, then state representatives will vote on whether to expand the law or leave it as is. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Publix issues recall for cranberry nut mix due to listeria concerns
The grocery store chain Publix is issuing a recall for its prepackaged cranberry nut and seed mix. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Frontier Airlines pilots challenge breastfeeding policies
Four female pilots are filing discrimination charges against Frontier Airlines, alleging the company's policies on pregnancy and nursing fail to accommodate breastfeeding requirements. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

About that alarming swaddling and SIDS study ...
Swaddling, the art of snugly wrapping an infant in a garment for warmth and security, is a go-to for sleep-deprived parents the world over. Baby expert upon sleep guru upon wise grandma will recommend it. It's the first of the storied "5 S's" in the "... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists create lotion that makes wrinkles invisible
There are countless lotions and potions that promise youthful skin. Now there's something that may make the wrinkles under your eyes disappear instantly. It isn't magic, it's chemical engineering. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technol... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fentanyl: The new heroin, but deadlier
America's addiction to opioid-based painkillers and heroin just got exponentially more dangerous. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

14-year-old creates first aid vending machine
Taylor Rosenthal, 14, is exhibiting his startup idea -- a vending machine that dispenses first aid products -- at TechCrunch Disrupt this week. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kind Snacks back to 'Healthy' listing
Kind Snacks can put the word "healthy" back on its products and website after the FDA reversed a ruling that had forced the company to remove the term. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marijuana-related fatal car accidents surge in Washington state
Fatal accidents involving stoned drivers have soared in the state of Washington since marijuana was legalized there, according to a study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boil-water advisory lifted for areas of Slidell
A boil-water advisory has been lifted for residents in areas of Slidell. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy who grew out hair for cancer patients faces disease
A boy who grew out his hair for cancer survivors is now facing his own struggle with the disease. Vinny Desautels' parents initially thought seasonal allergies were to blame for his puffy right eye. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lawsuit: Flint mayor diverted water-crisis money to political PAC
The former city administrator of Flint, Michigan, filed a federal lawsuit against the current mayor's office. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

McDonald's stock at all-time high
Do you want garlic fries with that? (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to break your bad eating habits
Forget diets: the secret to healthy eating may be easier than you think. Instead of reading labels and counting calories, you might just want to try focusing on your habits. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gulf Coast congressmen slow to endorse Obama plan to combat Zika
The White House and Democrats are pressuring congressional Republicans to act on President Barack Obama's demands for money to combat Zika. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Munchkin recalls pacifiers over choking hazard
Munchkin is recalling about 180,000 of its LatchTM lightweight pacifiers because they pose a choking hazard. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E-cigarette poisonings in kids skyrocket
The number of children under 6 poisoned by nicotine in e-cigarettes rose by nearly 1,500% between 2013 and 2015. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A boy and his service dog: yearbook besties
Presley the service dog is always at her owner's side, which is why she earned a spot alongside him in his middle-school yearbook. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hundreds aboard cruise ship sick with norovirus
More than 200 passengers on a British cruise ship have fallen ill with the gastrointestinal condition norovirus, the CDC reported. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dates added for free Zumba classes at City Park
If you haven't been able to make it out to the free Zumba classes at City Park, organizers have added classes to give people the opportunity. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pink Bra Run in Algiers raises money for breast cancer research
Many people flaunt their pink bras in support of breast cancer awareness. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MLB moves games from Puerto Rico due to Zika concerns
Worries about the Zika virus have led to the relocation of two Major League Baseball games from Puerto Rico to Miami, MLB officials announced Friday. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA to extend tobacco regulations to e-cigarettes
E-cigarettes and other tobacco products like premium cigars and hookahs will be regulated in the same way the government regulates traditional cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What would it take to become superhero?
If watching "Captain America: Civil War" this weekend revives your childhood dreams of becoming a superhero, technology may be on your side to make it happen -- but science is a little more discouraging. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California raises smoking age to 21
California has passed legislation raising its smoking age from 18 to 21 for most of its citizens. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The healthiest ways to cook veggies
Whether you love vegetables or not, there's one thing you know for sure: Veggies are really good for you. And you can make them even more nutritious if you prepare them in ways that maximize their benefits. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FBI: Man sprayed poison on food at grocery stores
A man who went into multiple Michigan grocery stores and sprayed a poisonous mixture on open food is in custody, according to the FBI. About 15 stores -- including a Whole Foods Market and a Kroger -- in Ann Arbor, Flint, Midland, Birch Run and Salin... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. hepatitis C deaths hit all-time high
Hepatitis C-related deaths reached an all-time high in 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday, surpassing total combined deaths from 60 other infectious diseases including HIV, pneumococcal disease and tuberculosis. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flint employee reaches plea agreement in water crisis
Michael Glasgow, a former Flint city employee charged in connection with the city's water crisis, has reached a deal with prosecutors. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ochsner Health System to offer free blood pressure screenings Thursday across metro
Ochsner Health System will have several locations available Thursday across southeast Louisiana for people to receive free blood pressure screenings. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight Watchers still waiting for an Oprah boost
Weight Watchers is still waiting for Oprah Winfrey's seal of approval to resurrect it. The diet company reported its latest earnings after the closing bell on Wednesday. The company lost money, although slightly less than Wall Street expected. But the... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The faces of the Flint water crisis
When President Barack Obama visits Flint today, he will find a community that has been through strife and tried to find the positives -- but is struggling to see progress. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lizards have REM sleep, just like people
In the quest to understand exactly why we sleep, scientists have gone to great lengths to study the way animals snooze. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Google wants to inject cyborg lenses into your eyeballs
Google has patented a new technology that would let the company inject a computerized lens directly into your eyeball. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news