10 more cases of local Zika transmission in Florida
More people in Florida may have caught the Zika virus after being bitten by local mosquitoes, Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Meat eaters may have higher risk of death
Are you ready to take it easy with the burgers? A new protein-focused paper confirms that eating red meat may be linked to a higher risk of death. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas man's surprise 'act of love'
It's not every day that you can say you gave a gift that saved someone's life. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Florida gov. calls on CDC to help combat Zika virus
Florida Gov. Rick Scott asks the CDC to activate an emergency response after 10 new people likely contracted the Zika virus from mosquito bites, pushing the number of infected people in the state to 14. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Google partners with GlaxoSmithKline
Forget pills. Alphabet wants to cure what ails you by focusing on electrical signals. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Theranos' Hail Mary pass: tabletop laboratory
Monday the controversial biotech startup Theranos will go where it has never been before: a scientific conference. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Terminix may settle pesticide poisoning case
Terminix may be close to paying a Delaware family $87 million to keep them from suing over a horrifying poisoning while they were vacationing in the U.S. Virgin Islands. A quarterly earnings report filed with the SEC released this week states that the... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Florida health officials confirm local Zika transmission
Four individuals in Miami-Dade and Broward counties have been infected with the Zika virus by local mosquitoes, Florida health officials said Friday. These are the first known cases of the virus being transmitted by mosquitoes in the continental Unit... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'American Idol' contestant from Raceland raises awareness for cleft palates with own experience
A Raceland teen who won over the hearts of many across the country on "American Idol" is bringing attention to Cleft Palate Awareness and Prevention Month by sharing his own experience. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts: Summer might be best time to start workout routine
Forget about fitness-focused New Year's resolutions. Experts say summer might actually be the best time of year to conquer a new workout routine. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Little girl has tea party with officer who saved her life
This is the cutest thing you'll see all day -- maybe even all week. A fully uniformed police officer sitting in a tiny chair, at a tiny table, with a tiny girl -- having a tea party. Corporal Patrick Ray, 30, saved 2-year-old Bexley's life a year ago w... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beauty queen gets prison for faking cancer
When former Miss Pennsylvania U.S. International told her friends and family she had leukemia in March 2013, they did everything they could to help. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA to re-evaluate controversial gay blood ban
The Food and Drug Administration is officially reconsidering its blood donation policy, which currently restricts men who have had sex with other men in the past year from giving blood. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dozens of restaurants participate in Dine Out for Life 2016
There is still plenty time left in the day for people to get out and participate in Dine Out for Life Day & #8211; a fundraiser that benefits the No AIDS Task Force. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Orleans Catholic Cemeteries join fight against Zika virus
More than 200 years after the New Orleans Catholic Cemeteries were established, directors are asking families not to have any stagnant water outside tombs in an effort to prevent Zika virus-carrying mosquitoes from breeding. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thawed reindeer carcass blamed in anthrax outbreak
Thirteen people have been hospitalized amid an outbreak of anthrax in western Siberia, the governor's office of the Yamalo-Nenets autonomous region reported Thursday. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Human nasal bacteria might be superbug killer
Scientists searching for a solution to ever-resistant, infection-causing bacteria may have found an answer much closer to home than expected -- up our noses. Researchers from the University of Tubingen in Germany have discovered that a nose-dwelling ... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Florida investigating 4 possible Zika cases
Health officials in Florida are now investigating four possible non-travel-related cases of Zika virus, the state Department of Health said Wednesday. Two of the four cases are in Miami-Dade County while the other two are in Broward County. None of t... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Orleans Catholic Cemeteries asking for no stagnant water to prevent Zika
& #160;The Catholic Cemeteries in New Orleans date all the way back to 1789. More than 200 years later, directors are asking families to not have any stagnant water outside tombs in order to prevent mosquitoes and Zika from spreading. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 hour of activity offsets 8 hours of sitting
It's well-known that sitting down all day, be it at your desk, on the couch or in a car, is bad for your health. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alzheimer's drug test disappoints, but some see benefit
The latest round of testing for a new Alzheimer's drug didn't produce the results researchers hoped for, but a small number of patients did see some benefit from the medication. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Ice Bucket Challenge actually worked?
Throwback to 2014, the year of the Ellen DeGeneres Oscar selfie, Pharrell's giant hat, and the Ice Bucket Challenge. These fads "broke the internet" (a phrase also coined in 2014) dominating social media feeds across the globe. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cockroach milk: The drink you didn't know you've been missing
A little cockroach milk with those cookies? Chock full of protein, the insect milk may someday be transformed into a food supplement worthy of human consumption, new research indicates. Scientists have found that the Pacific Beetle Cockroach feeds it... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More E. coli cases prompt flour recall expansion
General Mills on Monday announced another expansion of its flour recall. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research shows a century of changing heights
On average, we're taller than our predecessors thanks to better nutrition and health, according to new research released Tuesday . (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Police acts of violence unbiased
Debate over police sometimes using excessive force in black and Latino communities has been an ongoing theme in America's narrative long before this month's high-profile police shootings of two black men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospice worker's cover of Adele hit goes viral
A UK hospice worker's rendition of the Adele hit "Make You Feel My Love" is going viral online. But the performance may have struck its strongest chord with the audience who heard it in person. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas boy is 21st child to die in hot car in 2016
A toddler in east Dallas has become the 21st child to die in a hot car this year in the U.S., according to the national safety advocacy organization KidsAndCars.org. That figure is nearly twice as high as the number of children who died by this time ... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could medical marijuana treat Alzheimer's?
Could medical marijuana treat Alzheimer's patients? One recent study found THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, stimulates the removal of toxic plaque in the brain, a common feature of the disease. Furthermore, the researchers discovered it ... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HIV cases rise in 74 countries
Over the past decade, the rate of new HIV infections has increased in 74 countries, according to a new study presented Tuesday at the 21st International AIDS conference in Durban, South Africa. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2nd possible non-travel Zika case investigated in Florida
Health officials are investigating a possible non-travel-related case of Zika virus in Broward County, Florida, the state Department of Health said Thursday. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen celebrates another milestone after treatment at Children's Hospital
Francisco Sierra's nurses and therapists at Children's Hospital were all smiles Friday as they prepared to say goodbye. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making a Difference: Advocacy group helps promote bicycling in Crescent City
As the bicycle culture in the Crescent City grows, a project is aiming to make sure people are hitting the streets safely. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No THC in Colorado town's water, tests show
A Colorado town's marijuana-in-the-water mystery didn't check out after all. Laboratory testing showed there is no THC -- the principal psychoactive chemical in cannabis -- in the town's water supply, contrary to what field tests had shown earlier thi... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen celebrates another milestone after treatment at Children's Hospital
Francisco Sierra's nurses and therapists at Children's Hospital were all smiles as they prepared to say goodbye. The teen headed home Friday after more than two months at the hospital. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika found in common house mosquitoes in Brazil
Researchers in Brazil announced Thursday the "presence of the Zika virus" in Culex mosquitoes (the common house mosquito) in the eastern city of Recife. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most beers to get calorie, ingredient labels
The most popular alcoholic beverage in America is about to get all health-conscious: Most beer brewers are voluntarily including freshness dating, calories, nutritional details and an ingredients list on their labels. The goal for brewers and importe... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Devastating accident inspires man to run half-marathon
On the morning of Jan. 28, 2014, freezing rain and snow glazed the streets of Birmingham, Alabama, bringing chaos to a city unaccustomed to those conditions. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zoe Saldana has Hashimoto's thyroiditis
"Star Trek Beyond" star Zoe Saldana has revealed that she has an autoimmune disease. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overnight heat can be more deadly than daytime
Much of the country is baking in temperatures above 90 degrees, without much relief when the sun goes down. That can prove deadly. Unusually high humidity will keep nighttime temperatures very warm, which can be more dangerous than the daytime highs, ... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nerd alert: Reading is good for your health
Clients who seek solace by pouring their hearts out in Alison Kerr Courtney's office don't get rewarded with a Xanax or Prozac prescription. Instead, they walk away with a reading list. The founder of BiblioRemedy isn't a licensed therapist, nor is sh... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. sues to block 2 major healthcare mergers
The Department of Justice is suing four major health insurance companies in an attempt to block two proposed mergers. The antitrust lawsuits were announced Thursday by Attorney General Loretta Lynch in response to Anthem's $54 billion proposal to acqu... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evidence of THC found in Colorado town's water supply
Colorado may be home to legalized recreational marijuana, but you won't find any pot shops in the town of Hugo, where such businesses are not permitted. Yet, somehow, evidence of tetrahydrocannabinol, better known as THC, has been found in the town's ... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pennsylvania judge orders drug dealers to pay for Narcan
Drug dealers have to pay for heroin overdoses on their turf, says a Pennsylvania judge. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Updated brain map identifies 97 new areas
A new 21st Century map of the human brain contains 180 distinct areas in each hemisphere, including 97 previously undiscovered territories, research published Wednesday in the journal Nature revealed. It's not quite Google Maps, but the new optic sti... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oklahoma company recalls more than 370,000 pounds of hot dog products
An Oklahoma company is recalling approximately 372,648 pounds of chicken and pork hot dog and corn dog products because of possible listeria contamination. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Florida investigates non-travel related Zika case
The Florida Department of Health said it is investigating a possible non-travel related case of Zika virus in Miami-Dade County. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California RNC delegates come down with norovirus
Nearly a dozen members of the California delegation at the Republican National Convention are showing symptoms of a norovirus. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

50 wrestlers sue WWE over brain damage
More than 50 former wrestlers filed a class action lawsuit against World Wrestling Entertainment on Monday, alleging long-term brain damage and the development of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New HIV vaccine to be trialed in South Africa
A vaccine against HIV will be trialed in South Africa later this year after meeting the criteria needed to prove it could help fight the epidemic in Africa. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news