White House to use Ebola money to fight Zika
In an effort to take immediate action against the Zika virus, the White House said it will redirect $589 million of existing funds, including $510 million which had been designated to fight Ebola.. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

White House to Congress: Fight Zika or live to regret it
The White House on Wednesday issued a dire warning to Republicans in Congress: Spend money to prevent the Zika virus from spreading within the United States or regret it later. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes cases have quadrupled over three decades
It's a potentially fatal disease whose risks can in many cases be prevented through lifestyle measures. So why has diabetes seen a massive increase in sufferers? (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No more dipping or chewing at Mets, Yankees games
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is knocking smokeless tobacco products out of the park, giving both fans and players less to chew on. The crackdown will be in sports venues and recreational areas that issue tickets across the city, including Citi Field... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Alarming' rate of overdoses reported near Sacramento
Health and law enforcement officials think counterfeit pain pills are the source of a spike in overdose deaths in the Sacramento, California, area. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The hidden danger of grilling out
Last winter, a team of doctors at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Delaware treated a 16-year-old girl who had a sharp pain in one spot of her abdomen.. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suspended term in N. Ireland abortion case
Had the woman lived anywhere else in the UK other than Northern Ireland, she would not have been prosecuted for inducing her own abortion, her attorney said. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinton: Anti-abortion women still feminists
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton explained her position on abortion and feminism Tuesday, arguing that while she supports abortion rights, women who don't can "absolutely" be considered feminists. In a comment that rankled both con... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stephen Curry joins FLOTUS for #TurnipForWhat
The White House is turning up for turnips. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can virtual reality relieve pain?
The next time you habitually search your bathroom cabinet for some pain medication, you may want to consider playing a video game first. Research has shown that psychology plays an important part in how we experience both acute and chronic pain -- and that painful sensations can be manipulated by what we think and feel. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cell therapy could slow decline in heart patients
The odds of surviving a heart attack are better than ever in the United States thanks to improvements in therapies. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Good economy leads to more bowel cancer, study finds
Economic development is a good thing -- but not when it comes to the risk of developing colorectal cancer. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global study lays groundwork for daily statin usage
In an effort to reduce cardiovascular disease, which causes 18 million deaths globally per year and affects more than 1 billion adults worldwide, researchers are suggesting the daily usage of cholesterol lowering drugs, called statins, according to recent study. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Ebola case reported in Liberia
That's the reality Friday in the fight against Ebola, with the World Health Organization announcing first that hundreds would get experimental vaccines in Guinea, then a short time later that the deadly disease has reemerged in Liberia. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Company recalls frozen broccoli cuts sold in 11 states
A company is voluntarily recalling frozen broccoli cuts sold in 11 states over fears of Listeria contamination. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts gather at CDC for Zika summit
"Our biggest challenges are speed and scale," CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said to experts from across the nation attending the Zika Action Plan Summit in Atlanta on Friday. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Police trained to respond to autistic people
Didi Zaryczny's 12-year old son had a fascination with calling 911. He had been taught in school to call the number in case of an emergency and decided to try it at home. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inside the CDC lab that first found Zika in fetal tissue
In December, a lab at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention received samples of brain tissue from two children who died within a day of birth and fetal tissue from two first-trimester miscarriages. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: 1 in 5 people will be obese by 2025
The obesity epidemic has gone global, and it may be worse than most thought. A new study in The Lancet says that if current trends continue, 18% of men and 21% of women will be obese by 2025. In four decades, global obesity has more than tripled among ... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The software that can predict your lifespan
Imagine if a computer could tell you how many days you had left. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC probes how employee was infected with salmonella
A employee who has recovered from a case of salmonella might have been infected with the illness while working in a lab at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the CDC said Thursday. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC reports no change in autism prevalence
One in 68 children has autism, according to the latest government report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika: Another puzzle piece leads to more questions
Doctors discover another piece of the Zika puzzle, but it has left experts with more questions about this little understood disease. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA wants proof soap maker fixed contamination
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is asking luxury hotel toiletry maker Gilchrist & Soames for proof that it's cleaned up its products the way it promised. Gilchrist & Soames voluntarily recalled some of its shampoos and shower gels last year afte... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Docs perform transplant between HIV-positive patients
There is new hope for potential transplant recipients living with HIV. Doctors at Johns Hopkins announced Wednesday they successfully performed the first liver transplant from an HIV-positive donor and the first U.S. kidney transplant from the same d... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What killed Patty Duke?
Actress Patty Duke died Tuesday as a result of sepsis from a ruptured intestine, according to Mitchell K. Stubbs & Associates, the agency that represented her. She was 69 (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report: Alzheimer's caregivers suffer financially
Researchers discovered Alzheimer's care contributors spent an average of $5,155 of their own money caring for their loved one, with spouses and partners bearing the biggest burden -- an average of $12,000 a year. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obamacare patients sicker and pricier than expected
Patients in Obamacare are sicker and need significantly more medical care than those in employer-sponsored plans, according to a new Blue Cross Blue Shield Association report. This raises fresh concerns about the possibility of steep rate hikes for 2... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ebola no longer a world health emergency, WHO says
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa, at one time considered the worst outbreak in history, is no longer a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gov. Edwards: Medicaid expansion will benefit people, state of Louisiana
The chief financial officer of Louisiana’s Department of Health and Hospitals predicted that Medicaid expansion could save the state up to $124 million in the upcoming fiscal year, softening the blow of the state's $750 million budget gap. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Utah passes 'fetal pain' abortion law
Utah will now require doctors to provide anesthesia to women having abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancy or later. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pain in the ear: Kids' ear infections decreasing
Parents of young children are often all too familiar with ear infections. The pain, the fever, the tear-filled nights almost seem like a rite of passage for children in their first two years of life. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Mediterranean diet wins again, helps bones
The Mediterranean diet is well-known for its health benefits on your heart and waistline, but now your bones could benefit too, according to a new study published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hogs for the Cause gears up for big weekend with big check
It was all squeals at Children's Hospital Monday as Hogs for the Cause delivered a $75,000 check. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How related are you to cave men?
Your ancestry can reveal a lot about you, including how related you are to cave men. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common chemicals linked to reproductive problems
Hormone-disrupting chemicals are everywhere -- in plastics, pesticides and makeup -- and two of them, phthalates and DDE, have been particularly strongly linked with common female reproductive conditions, such as fibroids. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can meditation banish back pain?
It might seem too good to be true that relief from that nagging back pain could be found in meditation and yoga. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Three former Raiders will donate brains for CTE research
Three former Oakland Raiders players are donating their brains to CTE research in honor of the late Kenny Stabler. The trio are George Atkinson, George Buehler and Art Thoms. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robert De Niro defends anti-vaccine film screening
Film legend Robert De Niro is pulling an anti-vaccine documentary from the Tribeca Film Festival amid controversy over plans to screen the movie next month. "The Festival doesn't seek to avoid or shy away from controversy," De Niro said in a statement... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

38th annual Crescent City Classic draws large crowds to New Orleans
More than 20,000 people hit the streets for the annual 10K run/walk event. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flood victims: Here are a few tips on how to clean up mold inside your home
There are a few steps you can take if you're a victim of the state's recent historic flooding and you're beginning to clean up the mold that may be inside your home. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sheriff's Office: Donaldsonville residents can once again drink town's water
Donaldsonville residents can once again drink the town's water, officials said. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yellow fever vaccine shortage as outbreak in Angola spreads
More than 1,100 people have been diagnosed with yellow fever in Angola since December, according to the World Health Organization, and at least 178 have died. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elmo joins campaign against Zika virus
Two members of the "Sesame Street" Muppets are joining the campaign against the Zika virus. Elmo and his aqua green-skinned friend Raya will now be spreading the word to children and families about the disease. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC updates Zika advice for sex and pregnancy
Women with confirmed cases of the Zika virus or who have had symptoms should wait at least 8 weeks after symptoms start before trying to get pregnant, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flint task force report identifies failures
Government failed Flint at every single level and, in turn, shaped a "clear case" of environmental injustice against the majority African-American community, a task force commissioned by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to study the city's water crisis foun... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Apple's new Night Shift setting help you sleep?
Apple this week released a new setting called Night Shift for its iOS 9.3 mobile operating system aimed at helping people who stare at their phones in the dark, possibly helping people sleep better. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The psychology and neuroscience of terrorism
Your brain on constant fear is not a pretty sight. What is supposed to be a lifesaving instinct becomes anchored in your body, flooding your system with corrosive hormones that can damage your health, affect the way you think and change the decisions... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gerber recalls 2 organic baby food products
Gerber Products Company is voluntarily recalling two organic baby foods because a packaging defect may make them susceptible to spoilage during transport and handling, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the company said Thursday. Two kinds of G... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis apparently spread via stress test at W. Va. clinic
People in West Virginia who went in for a cardiac stress test got a letter recently that may cause them stress. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news