Devon Walker Foundation hosts celebrity basketball game to help people with spinal cord injuries
Former Tulane University football player Devon Walker broke his neck during a football game in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in September of 2012 and was paralyzed from the neck down. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What this 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 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fall in love with a job you don't even like
More than half of Americans find their job unsatisfactory, according to an annual survey released last month by the Conference Board research group. The nation has been hovering around the halfway mark of job dissatisfaction since at least 2000. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bee-pocalypse: Lessons from Zika spraying
South Carolina beekeeper Juanita Stanley has a message to mosquito control officials who she believes are overreacting to Zika. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA bans some antibacterial chemicals in soaps
The Food and Drug Administration has issued a final rule that throws water on claims that antibacterial soaps and washes are more effective than regular soap. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sharks attacks down, but peaked in 2015
If the "Jaws" theme is stuck in your head as you head to the beach for the last gasp of summer, stop worrying. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika found in mosquitoes in Miami Beach
Mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus have been identified in Miami Beach, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said Thursday. It's the first finding of Zika-carrying mosquitoes in the continental United States. The three mosquito... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinton pledges to stop 'excessive' drug price hikes
Hillary Clinton will announce a plan Friday that aims to stop drug companies from charging "excessive, unjustified" prices to consumers, spurred by the dramatic increases in specific drug prices. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump doctor to CNN: No regrets about letter
Donald Trump's doctor told CNN in an interview he stands by the letter he wrote for the Republican nominee vouching for his good health and has no regrets about being embroiled in the controversy over it. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika spraying kills millions of honeybees
The pictures are heartbreaking: Millions of honeybees lie dead after being sprayed with an insecticide targeting Zika-carrying mosquitoes. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why more people are suddenly dying on U.S. roads
U.S. roads have taken a deadlier turn to a degree we haven't seen in nearly five decades. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strawberries linked to hepatitis A outbreak in 6 states
An outbreak of hepatitis A caused by imported frozen strawberries from Egypt has sickened 55 people in six states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. Health authorities confirmed 44 total infections in Virginia, where t... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kratom to join heroin, LSD on Schedule I drug list
Beginning September 30, kratom will be considered a Schedule I drug, a substance that has "no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse," the Drug Enforcement Administration announced today. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Theranos withdraws Zika test from FDA approval
Theranos decided to voluntarily withdraw its Zika virus blood test that it had submitted for Food and Drug Administration approval, the company said Wednesday. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New labels warn against mixing opioids, benzodiazepines
In the Food and Drug Administration's latest move to help stem the tide of drug overdoses, it is now requiring "black-box warnings" on nearly 400 products to warn about the dangers of using opioid painkillers in combination with benzodiazepines. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The space blanket that saves lives
They appear after shark attacks, marathons, earthquakes and even terrorist attacks like the one in Paris last year. And they have appeared en masse most recently in images of migrants and refugees attempting deadly crossings of the Mediterranean Sea ... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

USDA closes 6 offices after threat
The US Department of Agriculture has temporarily closed six offices in five states after receiving an anonymous threat, USDA spokesman Matthew Herrick said Tuesday. Herrick said one email message was sent to multiple employees at the six locations. T... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why scientists reconstructed an ancient plague
Scientists have just reconstructed the genome of an ancient plague, which may shed new light on how certain diseases can either mysteriously disappear or continue to evolve and spread. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika around the world: Where do we stand?
Zika continues its march around the world. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EpiPen main ingredient costs 'less than a Big Mac'
Mark Baum believes the relentless EpiPen price hikes are "shameful" and his company is plotting a $100 alternative for the lifesaving allergy treatment. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

USDA closes 6 offices after threats
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has temporarily closed six offices in five states after receiving several anonymous threats, USDA spokesman Matthew Herrick said Tuesday. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC urges hearing tests for babies exposed to Zika
Any infant exposed to the Zika virus in utero should have their hearing tested after birth, no matter how normal they may appear, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is your doctor making money off of unneeded tests?
Some doctors may be milking their better-insured patients. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How EpiPen came to symbolize corporate greed
The EpiPen scandal has transformed Mylan Pharmaceuticals and its CEO Heather Bresch into the newest symbols of corporate greed. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drawing more uninsured into Obamacare is critical to its survival
Obamacare needs to draw in more uninsured Americans -- the healthier, the better -- this fall to put it on more stable footing. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why do people sext?
Why do they send racy or naked photos or videos and sexually loaded texts? (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Generic EpiPen coming for $300, as Mylan responds to outrage
Responding to national outrage over high prices, Mylan announced plans on Monday to launch a generic EpiPen at a 50% discount to the branded version of the life saving allergy treatment. The generic EpiPen will be "identical" to the branded product i... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Singapore confirms 41 locally-transmitted Zika cases
Forty-one cases of locally-transmitted Zika virus have been confirmed in Singapore, the city-state's Ministry of Health (MOH) said Monday. Seven patients who are still symptomatic, and potentially infectious, are being treated at Tan Tock Seng Hospit... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Mediterranean diet more helpful than statins
The Mediterranean diet has been credited with doing everything from helping you lose weight to living longer to improving the health of your brain. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump challenges Clinton to release medical records
Donald Trump challenged Hillary Clinton Sunday to release "detailed medical records" and said he would have "no problem" releasing his own. "I think that both candidates, Crooked Hillary and myself, should release detailed medical records. I have no ... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fitbit unveils new fitness trackers -- including waterproof version
Fitbit wants to keep your fitness trackers from ending up in a drawer after a few months of use. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why some are stealing medications from their pets
Some of us may be sharing a little too much with our pets. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mars simulation crew 'return to Earth'
A crew of intrepid astronauts have emerged after a year on Mars... kind of. Six scientists spent 365 days in a geodesic dome set in a Mars-like environment 8,200 feet (2,500 meters) above sea level. The simulated habitat was located on the slopes of ... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgeon general warns doctors about opioid epidemic
In the next few days, every doctor in the United States will be receiving this letter from the US surgeon general. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Olympian sells medal to fund child's cancer treatment
For an athlete, an Olympic medal is a priceless possession. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amid Zika fears, Fla. theme parks offer repellent
It probably was only a matter of time, but mosquito repellent has joined hand sanitizer as a must-have health accessory at Florida theme parks. Walt Disney World, Sea World and Universal Orlando are spearheading the movement in hope of sidelining any ... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom of overdose victim blames drug policy
In March, Louise Vincent was forced to live every parent's worst nightmare. Her daughter Selena died after a drug overdose. She was 19. Yet despite Vincent's grief, it's not heroin that she blames for Selena's death. "Drug policy is really what's killi... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor: I wrote Trump's bill of health in 5 minutes
The doctor who has produced the only public medical record about Donald Trump during his presidential campaign reportedly said he spent only five minutes writing it. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

14 West Nile virus cases confirmed in Louisiana
The Louisiana Department of Health has confirmed 14 cases of West Nile virus, the first for 2016. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika transmitted via sex without symptoms for first time
A man who had no idea he had Zika has given the virus to his female partner during sex, the Centers for Disease Control announced today. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US blood supply should be screened for Zika, FDA says
The Food and Drug Administration has recommended screening the entire US blood supply for the Zika virus, it announced today, noting that screening donated blood is already underway in Florida and Puerto Rico. The new recommendation applies "across t... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EpiPen outrage may fuel cheap generic in 2017
Help for parents outraged by skyrocketing EpiPen prices could be coming as soon as next year. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prince's death highlights fear of 'kill pill'
They might as well be playing Russian Roulette. It doesn't matter if you're talking about a teenager chasing a higher high or a mega star trying to soothe chronic pain. The counterfeit pills they may be reaching for are more deadly than ever, experts ... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Richard Branson crashes his bike: 'I thought I was going to die'
Richard Branson says he's happy to be alive after a harrowing bike crash earlier this week. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to pay less for your prescription drugs, legally
Even a not-so-pricey drug can add up to a nightmare expense when it needs to be refilled every month. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Son gives part of liver to save his dad
Parents give of themselves so their children can live. Michigan resident John Barnes' son returned the favor. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heroin seizure a 'substantial' dent in epidemic
Ensconced in the axle of a painted-over tractor trailer, the more than 65 pounds of heroin were smuggled across the Mexican border with Texas and transported across the country to a house nestled in the woods 30 miles north of New York City. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your drain on drugs: Meth in Baltimore's streams
You shouldn't put illegal drugs in your body, and you shouldn't let neighborhood bodies of water ingest them, either. A new study suggests that aquatic life in Baltimore is being exposed to drugs, and it's having an impact. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surge in fentanyl cases fuels opioid epidemic
As the nation struggles with an epidemic that includes both prescription opioids and heroin, officials are alarmed by a new front in the war against opioids: illicit fentanyl. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EpiPen CEO: Blame the 'broken' system, not me
Heather Bresch, the Mylan CEO under fire for skyrocketing EpiPen costs, believes Americans should redirect their anger toward a "broken" health care system. Mylan was forced to respond to the national outrage over a more than 400% increase in price fo... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news