Video game could help spot dementia
A new mobile game, Sea Hero Quest, could help spot dementia by gaining insight into spatial navigational abilities. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical errors the third leading cause of death?
You've heard those hospital horror stories where the surgeon removes the wrong body part or operates on the wrong patient or accidentally leaves medical equipment in the person they were operating on. Even scarier, perhaps, is a new study in the late... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Residents can drop off hazardous materials, electronic waste Saturday in Elmwood
Jefferson Parish residents can dispose of hazardous materials and electronic waste Saturday in Elmwood. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is the end in sight for meningitis?
Each year, millions are at risk of outbreaks of meningitis that sweep across 26 countries, known as the 'meningitis belt.' (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Want better sleep, mood, sex? Cut calories
You're human, so chances are, you're interested in getting more sleep, having better sex and improving your mood. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What you need to know about talc safety
Johnson & Johnson has suffered its second costly court defeat in less than three months over claims its talcum powder caused cancer. And many more cases are looming. A jury in St. Louis awarded $55 million in damages to Gloria Ristesund, who used John... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson lose another talcum powder cancer lawsuit
Johnson & Johnson has suffered its second costly court defeat in less than three months over claims its talcum powder caused cancer. And many more cases are looming. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Air rage tied to planes with first-class seating, study says
What is it about air travel that brings out the worst in us? (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Martin Shkreli is heading back to court
Martin Shkreli, the former pharmaceutical CEO famous for hiking up the price of a life-saving drug, is back in court. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uber's services for the disabled lack actual cars
Sunday Parker, a 24-year-old who uses a power wheelchair to get around, can't catch an Uber in her Oakland, California, neighborhood where they typically show up within five minutes. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Belgium: Iodine pills for nuclear safety
As part of revising its nuclear emergency plan, the Belgian government says it will distribute iodine pills to more of its citizens in the event of a nuclear emergency, Health Ministry spokesperson Els Cleemput told CNN on Friday. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother of overdose victim: Heroin a 'death sentence'
Last October, Molly Malone got a phone call that every parent dreads. Her son Patrick Hall had been found dead in a hotel room, victim of a heroin overdose. He was 29. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day targets teen drug abuse
More than 300 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs turned in to DEA agents. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cutting edge surgery offering Gulf Coast families new hope
It's a cutting edge surgery performed on babies that aren't even born yet, and New Orleans is one of the select cities offering this delicate technique. We'll explain how the fetal surgery is helping children diagnosed with spina bifida and the way it's helping them on their journey to developing more productive lives. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First U.S. Zika death reported in Puerto Rico
A 70-year-old Puerto Rican man died from complications of the Zika virus in February, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Puerto Rico Department of Health announced Friday. This is the first time in the United States or territories... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Korea unveils Zika-proof Olympic uniforms
The Rio Olympics are less than 100 days away and it seems South Korean athletes are taking no chances when it comes to the threat of contracting the Zika virus. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen pregnancy rates plummet, CDC says
The number of teenagers in the U.S. giving birth is at a low not seen since the early 1900s, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika test gets emergency approval by FDA
The first commercial test for Zika virus has received emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NASA maps Zika's potential spread in the US
NASA scientists have created a map to better target future search-and-destroy missions for the deadliest animal on the planet, the female Aedes aegypti mosquito. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Song helps autistic boy, mom cope with medical mystery
One day in 2013, young Bryn Thomas suddenly became very sick. He was pale, anxious, shaking and pacing. For almost two years, his doctors and parents couldn't figure out what was happening to him. And even worse, Bryn was unable to tell them. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioids and overdoses: 4 things to know
Deaths linked to opioids are skyrocketing, and so is the number of Americans abusing the drugs, experts say. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China gets into genetic breakthrough business
The future of regenerative medicine may be in your toilet, according to cutting-edge research in China. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Phelps: 'I don't know if I'm an alcoholic'
Michael Phelps, the most decorated athlete in Olympic history, has a checkered and well-publicized history with alcohol and drug use. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transgender issues resonate across the US
A flurry of policies affecting transgender people has swept the country in recent weeks, leading to widespread protests, economic losses and a growing debate about equality and privacy. With new rules and new challenges every week, it can be difficult... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can this app change schizophrenia treatment?
People with schizophrenia often say the disease is an isolating one. They can struggle to connect with loved ones or to find people who understand what they're dealing with. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why don't we know yet what killed Prince?
We might not know what killed pop superstar Prince for weeks or even months. And while forensic science-themed TV shows make it look quick and easy, and the technology has improved, modern death investigations take time. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl, 12, accidentally runs half marathon
If the idea of running a half marathon -- 13.1 miles -- makes you want to run and hide, good news. It may not be as hard as it seems. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mumps outbreak sickens 40 people at Harvard
Please stop infecting each other. That's the message Harvard University has for students after a mumps outbreak left 40 people sick over the past two months. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mediterranean diet linked to lower risk of heart attack
The list of Mediterranean diet benefits is getting even longer. A new study found that a diet high in fruits, vegetables, fish and unrefined foods is linked to a lower risk of heart attack and stroke in people who have heart disease. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wrestler Chyna donates brain to science
Representatives for the wrestler and entertainer Chyna confirmed that her brain will be donated for research into the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mandeville High School suicide victims open public discussion
Three suicides in St. Tammany Parish last week add to the increasing number of suicides there and causing more public concern. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Data: Laundry packet poisonings increase in kids
Children continue to eat a dangerously large number of laundry detergent packets, new data show. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malaria Day: Funds dwindling after 'success'
Bold U.N. targets to eradicate malaria are likely to be missed if governments continue to cut back aid budgets due to waning political commitment, according to a report in The Lancet. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arsenic, rice and your baby's diet
Ask any mom or dad to name their baby's first food. The likely answer? Rice cereal. What's a common go-to "healthy" snack for toddlers and kiddos? Rice cakes. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UnitedHealth to pull out of Obamacare; thousands of Louisianians will need to find new provider
Approximately 29,000 people in Louisiana will have to find a new insurance provider when UnitedHealth pulls out of the Affordable Care Act next year. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bedbugs are drawn to certain colors, study finds
The next time you're packing for a trip, you might want to reach for your brightest-colored luggage. It could help keep bedbugs away. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common over-the-counter drugs can hurt your brain
From allergies to insomnia, there's a pill for just about every problem. The problem is, those pills often come with a lengthy list of potential side effects. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

With these gadgets, you'll never need an alarm clock again
There hasn't been much innovation in waking up since the mechanical alarm clock was invented in 1876. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US suicide rates up, especially for women
The number of suicides in the United States has been on the rise since 1999 in everyone between the ages of 10 and 74, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bluetooth-enabled pregnancy test hits shelves
A new pregnancy test that syncs with users smartphones is now on store shelves. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's why you don't sleep well in new places
Do you struggle to fall asleep and/or stay asleep when you are on the road? Don't blame your pillows or the sheets. Instead, blame your own hyper-vigilant brain. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinton 'very supportive' of Philadelphia soda tax
Hillary Clinton said Wednesday she is "very supportive" of a plan by the mayor of Philadelphia to tax soda in order to pay for universal pre-school. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Undressed: A brief, racy history of underwear
Why do we wear underwear? Whether for health, hygiene, sensory or fashionable purposes, the evolution of our undergarments is one that directly links with cultural changes in society. Despite this our bras, underpants and boxer shorts are still regar... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lonely people at greater risk of heart disease
Loneliness and social isolation can impact a person's health, causing problems ranging from high blood pressure and being overweight to cognitive decline and even an increased risk of dying at a young age. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More athletes pledge their brains to science
Three-time Olympic gold-medal swimmer Nancy Hogshead-Makar and former Oakland Raider linebacker Phil Villapiano announced on Wednesday that they will be donating their brains to science. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Elizabethkingia cluster found in Illinois
A new cluster of Elizabethkingia infection, previously rarely seen in humans, has been found in Illinois, health officials said Wednesday. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is U.S. prepared for next disease outbreak?
The world was pretty far from having a vaccine for Ebola when the virus ravaged West Africa in 2014 and 2015. But it might have been a little closer if the United States had not cut funding for research on a promising new Ebola vaccine in 2012. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Life expectancy shrinks a tad for Caucasian women
White girls born this year may not live as long as white girls born the year before, according to new life expectancy research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lawsuit: Sperm donor lied about mental health
He was handsome and healthy, with several degrees and a genius-level IQ. On paper, Donor 9623 embodied the best genetics had to offer. At least 36 children were born using his donated sperm. According to a lawsuit filed by three families, it took alm... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Utah, porn now deemed a 'health hazard'
A state with a national reputation for wholesomeness is taking aim at a medium with quite a different reputation: the pornography industry. Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed two pieces of legislation on Tuesday that aim to combat what's called "a sexu... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news