Did Michigan hide facts about lead in Flint's water?
Michigan officials may have altered sample data to lower the city of Flint's water lead-level reports, according to official documents and a researcher who conducted extensive tests there over the last six months. Documents and emails show discrepanc... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - January 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO declares W. Africa Ebola-free
The World Health Organization declared an end Thursday to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - January 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC considers travel warning due to Zika
The Centers for Disease Control is considering new guidelines for pregnant women traveling to areas where the Zika virus is present. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - January 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An American cure for cancer, is it possible
President Barack Obama's State of the Union address announced a new national "moon shot" effort to cure cancer. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - January 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Kids exposed to cigarettes in video games
Hundreds of video games come out every year. Avid gamers have at least 326 news ones to look forward to in 2016. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - January 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Legionnaires' disease cases spike in Flint
Residents of Flint, Michigan, already reeling because of lead contamination in their drinking water, got more disturbing news on Wednesday. Gov. Rick Snyder announced the number of cases of Legionnaires' disease has spiked in Genesee County in the two... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - January 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors outraged as Fla. dumps hospital standards
The state of Florida is putting thousands of children with heart defects at risk, a group of cardiac doctors say, because of a change in policy that came after Tenet Healthcare contributed $200,000 to Florida Republicans. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - January 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How do you keep a million refugees healthy?
More than a million people fled their home countries in 2015 in search of refuge, half of them escaping the war in Syria. The race is on to keep them alive -- and healthy. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - January 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mark Zuckerberg's vaccine post stirs up controversy
Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook page has become a troll battleground after he posted a photo that endorses the use of vaccines in young children. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - January 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Half of teens exposed to secondhand smoke
Although most middle and high school students in the United States have never used tobacco, almost half of this group of never-smokers has been exposed to secondhand smoke, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - January 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Ebola treatments mostly failing
Despite a massive international effort, several treatments that once held great hope for fighting Ebola have turned out not to work against the dreaded virus that killed more than 11,000 people. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - January 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos pour millions into new cancer test
A new cancer test is getting some serious investment from two of the richest people in the world. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - January 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Finger-pointing over toxic tap water in Mich. city
Flint, Michigan, lies about 70 miles from the shores of the largest group of fresh water bodies in the world: the Great Lakes. Yet its residents can't get clean water from their taps. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - January 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Three diets from the U.S. dietary guidelines
When the long-awaited 2015 dietary guidelines arrived, they came with three recommended diets, each designed to make sure you get all the nutrients you need, but don't overdo it with calories. If you enjoy typical American fare but want to make sure ... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - January 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Valuing your time may be linked to happiness
Would you prefer a more expensive apartment with a shorter commute or a less expensive apartment with a long commute? That's one of the many real world questions researchers at the University of British Columbia asked more than 4,600 participants in t... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - January 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman dies after being forced from hospital, arrested
Barbara Dawson has no intention of leaving her hospital room. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - January 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer death rate continues steady drop
How often do we get to report good news in the war on cancer? Not often, but today, there's cause for celebration. There has been a 23 percent drop in the cancer death rate since its peak in 1991, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society. T... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - January 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

9 things about the new dietary guidelines
Just in time to help with your New Year's resolution to eat more healthily, the government announced its latest dietary guidelines on Thursday. The 2015 guidelines recommend a "healthy eating pattern" with limited sugar and saturated fat, less salt an... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - January 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guinea declared free of Ebola virus
The World Health Organization has declared Guinea to be free of Ebola. It's a milestone, as the Ebola outbreak that ravaged West Africa began in Guinea in December 2013 and spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone. From there, the outbreak traveled to seve... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - December 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One man's health food is another man's junk
Have you made your New Year's resolution yet? If not, there's still time. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - December 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl awake after nearly deadly flu case
A 4-year-old girl who nearly died because of the flu is breathing on her own for the first time in nine days and can speak to her parents after waking up from an induced coma. "It's beyond belief," said Gemma Botelho's father, Alex. "Everyone here at... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - December 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Valeant CEO hospitalized for 'severe' pneumonia
The CEO of Valeant Pharmaceuticals is in the hospital with "severe" pneumonia, the company said Saturday. J. Michael Pearson has been the head of Valeant since 2008. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - December 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Japanese seniors gambling to stay sharp
It might be a long way from the glitz and glamor of Las Vegas or Macau, but old people's homes may quickly be becoming a new frontier for gaming in Japan. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - December 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dengue fever cases in Hawaii spike
President Barack Obama and his family are welcome visitors this holiday season to Hawaii. Dengue fever, not so much. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - December 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. twin birth rate hits record high
The rate of twin births in the United States reached a record high in 2014, according to an annual report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. There were 33.9 twins born for eve... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - December 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How animals can give you tuberculosis
In 2014, an estimated 9.6 million people were infected by tuberculosis, according to the World Health Organization. Potentially fatal -- 1.5 million died from it the same year. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - December 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brazilians told: Don't get pregnant
Brazilian health officials are dishing out some unusual advice these days: Don't get pregnant. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - December 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scurvy. TB. Scarlet fever: They're all back
Josie Garrett seems like a healthy and happy 24-year-old when we meet her in between classes at University College London where she is studying for a master's degree. But Garrett is making a tough recovery from a potentially deadly strain of tubercul... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - December 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinton's plan to cure Alzheimer's by 2025
Hillary Clinton will roll out a plan to combat Alzheimer's disease in Fairfield, Iowa, on Tuesday, pledging to spend $2 billion annually to fight the disease and research a cure, according to a Clinton aide. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - December 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA lifts ban on gay men donating blood; some say change will take some time
The lifetime ban blocking gay men from donating blood was lifted this week, but not without restriction. Gay and bisexual men can donate if they haven't had sex for 12 months, officials said. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - December 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug addiction major campaign topic in N.H.
"I thought he was dead," Jeannine Metivier said as she led police officers to the security camera footage. "He had his head backwards and he was blue, he was all blue." (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - December 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More E. coli cases linked to Chipotle
The CDC is investigating five new cases of a rare strain of E. coli linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. Three of the ill individuals ate at a location in Oklahoma and two ate at a Kansas ... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - December 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA lifts lifetime ban on gay men donating blood
The Food and Drug Administration has lifted its lifetime ban on accepting blood donations from men who have had sex with men. "The FDA is changing its recommendation that men who have sex with men (MSM) be indefinitely deferred . . . to 12 months sin... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - December 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obamacare glitches are back
Two years ago, the Obama administration called the near-total, initial meltdown of the Obamacare federal exchange a technical "glitch." The term was widely ridiculed at the time, especially since it took weeks to fix the exchange's website. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - December 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cholera outbreak threatens huge refugee camp
Kenya's cholera epidemic has reached the world's largest refugee camp and doctors worry the outbreak could continue to spread. Seven people have died in Dadaab, in northern Kenya near the border with Somalia, since the outbreak was declared in Novembe... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - December 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suburban LA students to switch schools after gas leak
A massive methane gas leak is sending 1,870 students in the Los Angeles suburb of Porter Ranch to alternate schools next semester, a transfer that will last until the end of the school year. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - December 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Out on bail, Martin Shkreli starts live streaming
After a busy couple of days being arrested and charged with securities fraud, posting $5 million bail, and losing his job as CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, Martin Shkreli unwound by live streaming. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - December 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug overdose deaths reach all-time high
Despite efforts to fight the opioid epidemic, deaths from drug overdoses reached an all-time high in 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - December 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Environment and lifestyle play cancer role
The greater majority of cancer may be influenced by environment and lifestyle factors. That's what the authors of a new study in the journal Nature argue. External factors such as exposure to toxins and radiation are a major risk factor in developing ... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - December 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will Smith: Film touches raw nerve for NFL
By now, even the most casual NFL fans are aware that head injuries are a serious cause for concern in the sport. But this Christmas the Hollywood blockbuster "Concussion" is set to spread that message to the masses. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - December 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skinny French models must have doctor's note
Super-thin models in France must provide a doctor's certificate confirming they're of a healthy weight, according to a new law. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - December 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA wants to ban minors from tanning beds
The FDA is one step closer to prohibiting minors from soaking up the harmful rays of tanning beds. On Friday it announced proposed rules that would restrict use of indoor tanning beds to individuals age 18 and up. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - December 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Where do we stand on health effects of red wine?
Red wine, you have been many things to us over the years. A drink for royalty, a forbidden beverage for women, fuel for a bachelor weekend bender in the movie "Sideways." (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - December 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

British teeth no worse than American
If "Austin Powers" is any indication, only a British spy could have jagged teeth the color of cheese and still be called a sex symbol. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - December 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The nostalgia 'Force' is strong with 'Star Wars' fans
There's a science behind why longtime franchises like "Star Wars" can summon nostalgia among its fans. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - December 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Injection center lets addicts shoot up
"People need to feel comfortable using." These are the words of Darwin Fisher, manager of InSite, a supervised injection facility in Vancouver, Canada. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - December 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tinder users can find love, become organ donors
There are many qualities that make you attractive to potential romantic partners. Good hair, a sense of humor, and a willingness to donate vital organs in the event of an untimely death. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - December 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drugmaker tricked people into buying pricier painkillers
A drugmaker has been found guilty of tricking consumers into buying pricier versions of a drug by claiming they treated specific kinds of pain. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - December 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pepsi's 'good-for-you' vending machines: Doritos, Gatorade
Pepsi unveiled a new vending machine that offers "good- and better-for-you product choices" that include potato chips and caffeinated fruit drinks. The new Hello Goodness vending machines will hit the market next year and offer snack-seekers various P... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - December 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

350 infants possibly exposed to tuberculosis
Three hundred and fifty infants were possibly exposed to tuberculosis at a California hospital by a hospital employee. An additional 368 mothers or parents, and 308 employees were also potentially exposed, a spokeswoman told CNN. The Santa Clara Valley... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - December 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news