Face transplant recipient breaks silence after nearly 5 years
It's been nearly five years since he received a face transplant, but now, Mitchell Hunter is breaking the silence about his new life after his groundbreaking surgery. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UnitedHealthcare to exit most Obamacare exchanges
UnitedHealthcare, the biggest health insurer in the United States, said Tuesday that it plans to exit most of the Affordable Care Act state exchanges where it currently operates by 2017. The health insurer had already indicated that it was dropping co... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 responses to Michigan governor drinking Flint water
Boy, that didn't go well, to hear social media tell it. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika, scandal loom over Brazil Olympics
This year, Brazil is scheduled to open its arms to people from all over the world for the 2016 Summer Olympics. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Harrah's reporting losses year after smoking ban takes effect
It has been a year this week since a smoking ban went into affect in New Orleans, and Harrah's Casino said it has seen the brunt of it, reporting a $35 million dollar decline in revenue. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CVS launches curbside pickup
CVS just launched a curbside pickup service with its own app. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Utah, porn to be 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. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can you be too fit for a heart attack?
What you probably don't know about heart attacks can kill you. Working out every day and eating healthy doesn't mean you're immune to the leading killer of men and women in the United States. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical marijuana now legal in 24 states
Pennsylvania just became the 24th U.S. state to legalize medical marijuana. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fast food serves up phthalates, study suggests
A new study finds that those fast food drive-thru hamburgers and take-out pizzas could increase your exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals called phthalates. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC screens nearly 5,000 travelers for Zika
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention screened 4,534 people for the Zika virus between January and March, according to a report published Friday. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More deadly superbug infections from scopes
The number of potentially deadly infections from contaminated medical scopes is far higher than what federal officials previously estimated, a new congressional investigation shows. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No effect for kids of same-sex parents
A new study in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics finds that the kids really are alright. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sunscreen could weaken sperm
Fertility rates have fallen worldwide over the last 50 years and chemicals found in everyday products are thought to be playing a role -- including those in your sunscreen. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mass death of species linked to bacteria
In just a few days, more than one-third of the world's saiga antelopes died off. No one knew why --- until now. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thick-skinned bed bugs are beating bug spray
Remember when you were tucked into bed as a kid and told not to let the bed bugs bite? That just got a lot harder to do. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your contact lenses are about to get less expensive
The world's largest contact lens manufacturer has dropped its minimum pricing requirements, paving the way for looming price wars. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Migrating humans may have killed off Neanderthals
It appears modern humans may have some blood on our hands. A new study published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology suggests that Neanderthals may have gone extinct because of tropical diseases carried by humans migrating out of Africa. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids' use of e-cigarettes and hookahs soars
There is good news and bad news in the latest report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on tobacco use in middle and high school students. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Popular medications linked to kidney failure risk
Taking one of the most-prescribed medications in the world -- proton pump inhibitors -- might dramatically increase a person's risk for kidney failure and kidney disease, new research suggests. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Potato chips lead woman to cancer diagnosis
A Washington woman is praising her daily snack for helping her discover a cancerous tumor. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Zika virus definitely causes birth defects
The Zika virus causes microcephaly and other birth defects, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why letting teens sleep in could save lives
Ask parents of teenagers what they're worried about, and among the issues they're likely to bring up is their teens not getting enough sleep. So many teens stay up past midnight and get up early, especially when their school starts, in some cases, we... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hundreds of Chinese officials punished in vaccine scandal
China's State Council has announced that 357 government officials will lose their jobs or be demoted for their involvement in the illegal sale of improperly stored vaccines. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Billionaire Sean Parker announces $250 million grant to fight cancer
The man whose file-sharing service terrorized the music industry is injecting $250 million into the fight against cancer. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yellow fever outbreak kills 21 in Congo
A yellow fever outbreak that has killed hundreds in Angola appears to be moving to neighboring Congo, where it has left at least 21 people dead. The Democratic Republic of Congo reported the deaths this week, the World Health Organization said in a st... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Conjoined sisters undergo rare separation surgery
These sisters share a special bond, one that has received attention worldwide. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Proposed DHH cuts next year mean millions less in funding for Houma, Bogalusa hospitals
In an effort to close a $750 million budget gap for the next fiscal year, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced millions in cuts to the state's Department of Health and Hospitals. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anxiety treatment can help economy, study says
One moment she's dolled up, smiling effortlessly toward the camera. The next she's in bed, in tears, just trying to calm down. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health experts have new Zika warning for expectant mothers in Gulf Coast states
New research from medical experts says the Zika virus is much more dangerous than first thought, and one local public health expert is urging expectant mothers in southern U.S. states to take this warning seriously. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Illinois death linked to Elizabethkingia bacterium
A bacterium that has killed 19 people in Wisconsin and Michigan has now spread to Illinois, according to health officials. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strawberries top this year's 'Dirty Dozen' list
Would you like a bit of pesticide with your produce? (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This is your brain on LSD, literally
Scientists have for the first time visualized the effects of LSD on the human brain. Using brain scanning and other techniques, researchers at Imperial College London were able to show what happens when someone takes the popular (and illegal) psyched... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika virus 'scarier than initially thought'
"Everything we look at with this (Zika) virus seems to be a little scarier than we initially thought," Dr. Anne Schuchat, CDC principal deputy director, told reporters during a White House briefing on Monday. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aspirin a day may push death away, says study
New recommendations on daily aspirin use will likely stir the pot in the ongoing aspirin debate. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canadian community sees 11 suicide attempts in one day
In the beleaguered, isolated community of the Ontario First Nation of Attawapiskat, one of the greatest dangers comes from within. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

America's richest men live 15 years longer than poor men
The richest Americans live far longer than their poorest counterparts, a new study shows. Men in the Top 1% can expect to live until age 87.3, nearly 15 years longer than those in the Bottom 1%, according to research by Stanford economics professor Ra... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How much sex should you be having?
Are you having enough sex? You might have wondered if you should up your bedroom activity after reading about other couples' resolutions to have sex every day or about all the health benefits of getting horizontal. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fitbit saves man's life
New Jersey doctors say wearing a Fitbit saved one man's life. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne takes indefinite leave of absence
Patrick Byrne, the mercurial CEO of Overstock.com, says that he is taking a leave of absence. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Choir singing may boost cancer patients' health, study says
Singing might become a new prescription for cancer patients. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High school student invents a cheaper hearing aid
A summer with his grandfather was all it took for him to be inspired. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1st U.S. uterus transplant fails due to yeast infection
A yeast infection led to the failure of the first uterus transplant performed in the United States, the Cleveland Clinic said Friday. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Concussions cause Bills' Tarpley to retire after one season
Buffalo Bills linebacker A.J. Tarpley announced on Instagram that he is retiring from the NFL after just one season because of four diagnosed concussions he suffered in his career. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are your eyes really bigger than your stomach?
Here's an experiment to test and tease your senses: Next time your partner or friend is making you dinner, put on a blindfold before the meal is served. How does not being able to see affect your dining experience? (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heading to a concert? Don't forget your earplugs
Listen closely, concertgoers. Next time you go to a music festival, you might want to pack earplugs. A new study found that they can prevent temporary hearing loss immediately following loud music exposure. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO: Zika causes microcephaly, Guillain-Barre
The World Health Organization says the mosquito-borne Zika virus causes microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should food labels include exercise 'equivalents'?
'Activity equivalent' food labels are being buzzed about, but haven't picked up much steam in the U.S. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is food the cure for a food allergy?
One bite can be enough to cause symptoms such as itching, vomiting, diarrhea, or a tightening of the throat -- the tell-tale signs of an allergy. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treadmills and bikes, indoors vs. outdoors
It's that time of year when the allure of a warm gym with comforting TV screens and a post-workout sauna might still seem appealing. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news