Study: Fracking wells may increase asthma attacks
Ever wondered if your asthma attacks can be tied to the fracking wells near your house? You are probably right. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More benefits to a high-fat Mediterranean diet
Are you avoiding fats in your daily diet? It may be time to stop -- that is, if your daily diet is Mediterranean. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The pros and cons of a coloring books obsession
Coloring books are no longer just a child's pastime. Adult coloring books are a thing now too. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fewer K2 synthetic pot hospitalizations expected in New York City
Emergency room visits related to the use of synthetic marijuana may be down this month in New York City, despite 130 people being hospitalized in just three days earlier this week, health officials said. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Screen violence harmful for kids, experts say
Dead bodies. Bloodied faces. Tears. Terror. Those are just some of the things that children see when they view news coverage of violent events, such as the truck attack in Nice, France, on Thursday. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HIV cure study provides insight into 2008 case
In 2008, one man, Timothy Ray Brown, was cured of HIV. Also known as the "Berlin patient," Brown was considered cured of his infection after receiving two bone-marrow transplants to treat a separate disease he had been diagnosed with a few years earl... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ban on synthetic drugs pushed
Nearly two dozen substances in synthetic drugs such as "K2" and "spice" would be illegal under proposed legislation announced Sunday by New York Sen. Chuck Schumer. There were 130 suspected overdoses on synthetic drugs in New York last week, in what S... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5.4 million bottles of Liquid Plumr recalled
The Clorox Company is recalling 5.4 million bottles of Liquid Plumr, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herbalife finally settles with FTC, stock soars
Controversial nutritional supplements company Herbalife scored a huge victory Friday. It agreed to a $200 million settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, ending a two-year investigation by the government agency. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First case of female-to-male Zika transmission
In another startling Zika development, the first case of female-to-male sexual transmission of the Zika virus has occurred in New York City, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

North Louisiana company recalls catfish products in six states
A north Louisiana business is recalling more than 21,500 pounds of catfish products for hotels, restaurants and other institutions in six states, state officials said. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medicaid expansion enrollment reaches 250,000 in Louisiana
The state's budget estimates 375,000 will eventually be enrolled, reaching the $180 million savings target assumed from the program.  (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Westbank communities rally behind West Jeff nurse
After contracting toxic shock syndrome, 29-year-old West Jefferson Medical Center nurse, Kassidy Prestenbach, lost both legs and a hand to amputation. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Raonic pulls out of Rio Olympics due to Zika fears
Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic has joined the list of sports stars skipping next month's Olympics due to concerns over the Zika virus. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IKEA recalls 80,000 baby gates
IKEA is recalling 80,000 baby gates because they can come unintentionally unlocked, posing a risk of falls and related injuries, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced Thursday. Ten injuries have been reported, including two concussi... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is porn really a 'public health crisis'?
The Republican Party is reportedly moving to declare internet pornography a "public health crisis" under an amendment that was added to its platform draft at preliminary meetings this week in Cleveland. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

K2 synthetic weed use spiked over last year
The number of cases of poisoning from synthetic marijuana rose sharply in the past year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found, while three deaths -- including that of a teenager -- were blamed on these drugs between 2010 and 2015. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paralyzed woman hikes the Appalachian Trail
The 2,190-mile long Appalachian Trail is daunting even to those who have no trouble walking, and few who set out manage to travel the entire trail. That hasn't stopped Stacey Kozel. Her paralyzed body hasn't stopped her, either. The 41-year-old Ohio r... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cats, the ultimate weapon in public health
Nevin McCown knows he works a job most guys would envy, so as head brewer at Empirical Brewing, he never minded staying late to close up shop -- with one exception. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Specialty care close to home for northshore families
Children's Hospital celebrated the official opening of its newest outpatient facility, the Northshore Center in Covington. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

33 people overdose on suspected synthetic pot
Thirty-three people suspected of overdosing on K2, a type of synthetic marijuana, collapsed on the sidewalk in Brooklyn over an 11 hour period on Tuesday, said Det. Ahmed Nasser of the New York City Police Office of the Deputy Commissioner. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Did boredom fuel Donald Trump's presidential campaign?
Donald Trump, a reality show billionaire, will be the Republican candidate for president. Bernie Sanders, a little known socialist Senator, nearly toppled an American political dynasty. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Craig Sager ESPY speech on cancer battle: 'I will never give up'
Sportscaster Craig Sager gave a moving speech about his battle with cancer at Wednesday's ESPYs awards saying, "Each and every day is canvas waiting to be painted." (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts want CDC to break silence on gun violence
As an African-American man, Dr. Georges Benjamin says he feels like "an endangered species," due to gun violence claiming the lives of men his color disproportionately to their numbers. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health care spending expected to climb as America ages
With Baby Boomers growing older, the economy improving and medical prices climbing, health care spending will rise in coming years. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Google Cardboard saved my baby's life
In the past six months, Cassidy and Chad Lexcen have been too busy to look at the Google Cardboard images that saved their baby's life. During that time they had to tend to their daughter, Teegan, who teetered on the brink of life and death at Nickla... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas Rep. Ted Poe diagnosed with leukemia
Texas Republican Rep. Ted Poe announced Wednesday that he was recently diagnosed with leukemia. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why your eastward jet lag is worse, says math
Traveling to a different time zone can be very exciting. You are ready to explore and check items off your bucket list. Jet lag is probably the last thing you want to deal with. A math model developed by a group of researchers at the University of Ma... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boil-water advisory lifted in Madisonville
City officials said a boil-water advisory has been lifted in Madisonville. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Superbug identified in another U.S. patient
For the second time, scientists detected a feared "superbug" -- bacteria that cannot be killed by the best available drug for treating antibiotic-resistant infections --- in an American patient. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obama calls for 'public option' for Obamacare
President Obama joined the chorus of Democrats calling for the creation of a government run health insurance program as Obamacare is facing growing problems. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles outbreak in Ariz. biggest of season so far
The Arizona Department of Health confirmed 22 cases of measles as of July 9, representing the biggest outbreak of the season. All infections are directly linked to Eloy Detention Center, an immigration detention facility located in Pinal County. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The new secret to losing weight? Water
Suddenly starving? Try drinking some water. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental health expert in NOLA discusses effect tragic events have on people across country
One New Orleans mental health expert said recent police shootings in Louisiana, Minnesota and Dallas are having a major impact on the lives of people across the country. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump on VA: 'I will pick up the phone and fix it myself'
Donald Trump laid out his plans Monday to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs and root out fraud and wrongdoing within the scandal-plagued agency in a speech also peppered with barbs aimed at Hillary Clinton. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MIT robot helps deliver babies
Would you trust a robot to help deliver your baby? Robots could eventually play integral roles in labor wards, according to findings from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Robots are currently employed in hospitals to carr... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How dogs sniff out diabetes on your breath
Imagine if your dog could sense when you're about to pass out -- and do so in enough time to stop it. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patient sex abuse report: 2,400 physicians sanctioned
A yearlong investigation conducted by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper, published last week, uncovered thousands of cases of physician sexual abuse spread across every state in America. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Fruits, veggies help increase happiness
Eating more fruits and vegetables can increase happiness levels, according to a new study conducted by the University of Warwick and University of Queensland. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinton backs public option on health care
Hillary Clinton on Saturday expressed support for expanding taxpayer-funded health insurance, in a nod to the desires of Bernie Sanders' supporters. In a statement released as Democrats gather in Orlando, Florida, to finalize their party's platform, C... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA halts cancer trial after 3 patient deaths
Following two patient deaths last week and another earlier this year, Juno Therapeutics announced Thursday that it is putting its "ROCKET" trial on clinical hold, at the direction of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Zika death in continental US
Utah health officials said Friday that the death of an elderly patient at the end of June was related to the Zika virus, the first Zika-related death in the continental United States. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unmasking Alzheimer's risk in young adults
The risk for developing Alzheimer's disease may be detectable in healthy adults younger than expected, and new studies reveal how. Tests already exist to determine a genetic risk for familial Alzheimer's disease, which is typically early-o... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

61-year-old woman gives birth
A 61-year-old in China has given birth to a healthy child, making her one of the country's oldest people to give birth. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: US has highest road death rate
More people die in car crashes each year in the United States than in other high-income countries, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report Wednesday. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IG report critical of Jefferson Parish for West Jefferson Medical Center negotiations
The inspector general in Jefferson Parish outlined several flaws in a lease negotiation process for West Jefferson Medical Center that he said cost the parish millions in overpayments to consultants. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most popular sunscreens might not be most effective
Nearly 40% of top-selling sunscreens don't meet the American Academy of Dermatology's criteria, according to a new study. The research found that popular products from well known brands such as Neutrogena and Eucerin fell short of the academy's sunscr... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Good fats can cut risk of death by 27%, study says
We've long known that "bad" fats aren't the healthiest choices in our diets, but the latest news from Harvard is lethal: Eating too much saturated or trans fat can increase your risk of dying. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7-year-old amputee defies odds, trains for a 5K
7-year-old Katie Eddington loves swimming, running, basketball and soccer. Her favorite animal is a horse. Her favorite flavor of ice cream is chocolate. By all accounts, Katie is a normal little girl. But Katie has a superpower: She has a special leg... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news