Health News
8/18/2018

Should You Sign Your Student Up for a College Health Insurance Plan?


Should You Sign Your Student Up for a College Health Insurance Plan?If you’re preparing to send your child off to college soon, you’re probably focused on squeezing in some last-minute family time and picking up all the necessary dorm gear. Here’s one other thing...



24 Tricks That'll Save You Tons of Money on Summer Travel


24 Tricks That'll Save You Tons of Money on Summer Travel



15 Delicious Grilled Corn on the Cob Recipes


15 Delicious Grilled Corn on the Cob Recipes



15 Juicy Peach Recipes to Enjoy All Season Long


15 Juicy Peach Recipes to Enjoy All Season Long



20 Group Halloween Costumes to Wear With Your Girlfriends


20 Group Halloween Costumes to Wear With Your Girlfriends



30+ Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas You Can Whip Up at Home


30+ Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas You Can Whip Up at Home



30+ Pumpkin Cake Recipes That'll Spice Up Your Fall


30+ Pumpkin Cake Recipes That'll Spice Up Your Fall



15 Family Halloween Movies on Netflix to Stream Right Now


15 Family Halloween Movies on Netflix to Stream Right Now



25+ Fun and Creative Halloween Crafts for Kids


25+ Fun and Creative Halloween Crafts for Kids



How to Get Kids to Wear Sunscreen


How to Get Kids to Wear SunscreenBeing a kid in the summer is often about playing outside, but if you don’t protect your child from the sun’s ultraviolet rays, his or her chances of developing skin cancer later in life increases...



How to Get Kids to Wear Sunscreen


How to Get Kids to Wear SunscreenBeing a kid in the summer is often about playing outside, but if you don’t protect your child from the sun’s ultraviolet rays, his or her chances of developing skin cancer later in life increases...



Best Coffee Makers for College Students


Best Coffee Makers for College StudentsPaying a few bucks for a cup of coffee several times a day can blow a college student’s budget pretty quickly. Over two semesters, that java habit can cost about $1,260—and that's without any esp...



Best Coffee Makers for College Students


Best Coffee Makers for College StudentsPaying a few bucks for a cup of coffee several times a day can blow a college student’s budget pretty quickly. Over two semesters, that java habit can cost about $1,260—and that's without any esp...



50+ of the Cutest Couples Costumes for Halloween


50+ of the Cutest Couples Costumes for Halloween



30 Cheap and Easy Last-Minute Halloween Party Ideas


30 Cheap and Easy Last-Minute Halloween Party Ideas



Don't Forget These Vaccines When You Travel


Don't Forget These Vaccines When You TravelIf you're planning a summer trip overseas, you may be preoccupied with booking airfare and finding lodging, but certain destinations require an extra step of planning: travel vaccines. You might...



Don't Forget These Vaccines When You Travel


Don't Forget These Vaccines When You TravelIf you're planning a summer trip overseas, you may be preoccupied with booking airfare and finding lodging, but certain destinations require an extra step of planning: travel vaccines. You might...



32 Halloween Desserts That Are Sweet and Spooky


32 Halloween Desserts That Are Sweet and Spooky



30+ Spooky Halloween Dinner Ideas So Good They're Scary


30+ Spooky Halloween Dinner Ideas So Good They're Scary



15 Halloween Movies for Kids That Are Both Silly and Scary


15 Halloween Movies for Kids That Are Both Silly and Scary



30 Delicious Halloween Party Food Ideas for Your Big Bash


30 Delicious Halloween Party Food Ideas for Your Big Bash



46 Easy Fall Centerpieces That'll Make Your Table Memorable


46 Easy Fall Centerpieces That'll Make Your Table Memorable



42 Spooktacularly Simple Halloween Crafts to Make This Year


42 Spooktacularly Simple Halloween Crafts to Make This Year



65 Photos That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity


65 Photos That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity



30 Super Cute Halloween Snacks to Get Your Party Started


30 Super Cute Halloween Snacks to Get Your Party Started



Keep Your Seafood Safe


Keep Your Seafood SafeWhether it's grilled salmon, peel-it-yourself shrimp, or a festive clambake, fish and shellfish are often the star of summer meals. But how do you make sure you're serving up seafood that's safe ...



24 Festive Fall Crafts That Make Decorating for Autumn Easy


24 Festive Fall Crafts That Make Decorating for Autumn Easy



Keep Your Seafood Safe


Keep Your Seafood SafeWhether it's grilled salmon, peel-it-yourself shrimp, or a festive clambake, fish and shellfish are often the star of summer meals. But how do you make sure you're serving up seafood that's safe ...



Should You Sign Your Student Up for a College Health Insurance Plan?


Should You Sign Your Student Up for a College Health Insurance Plan?If you’re preparing to send your child off to college soon, you’re probably focused on squeezing in some last-minute family time and picking up all the necessary dorm gear. Here’s one other thing...



12 Ways Teachers Save Money on Back-to-School Shopping


12 Ways Teachers Save Money on Back-to-School Shopping

Let's be honest, who knows better than them?

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15 Back-to-School DIY Ideas That Will Get Your Kids Excited to Learn


15 Back-to-School DIY Ideas That Will Get Your Kids Excited to Learn



10 Easy Back-to-School Tips That'll Make This Year a Breeze


10 Easy Back-to-School Tips That'll Make This Year a Breeze



18 Cool Back-to-School Backpacks for Your Little Students


18 Cool Back-to-School Backpacks for Your Little Students



50+ Natural Photos That You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped


50+ Natural Photos That You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped



Why You Should Skip Adderall as a Study Drug


Why You Should Skip Adderall as a Study DrugWhen Kari Benson was an undergraduate at the University of South Carolina doing laboratory research on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, acquaintances often asked if she could hook them u...



Why You Should Skip Adderall as a Study Drug


Why You Should Skip Adderall as a Study DrugWhen Kari Benson was an undergraduate at the University of South Carolina doing laboratory research on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, acquaintances often asked if she could hook them u...



18 Superhero Costumes Your Kids Will Want to Save the Day In


18 Superhero Costumes Your Kids Will Want to Save the Day In



15 Strong Woman Quotes By the People We Admire the Most


15 Strong Woman Quotes By the People We Admire the Most



15 Pregnant Halloween Costumes That'll Help You Win Halloween


15 Pregnant Halloween Costumes That'll Help You Win Halloween



35+ Spooky Outdoor Halloween Decorations Your Yard Needs


35+ Spooky Outdoor Halloween Decorations Your Yard Needs



9 Easy Ways to Make Your Jack-o'-Lanterns Last Longer


9 Easy Ways to Make Your Jack-o'-Lanterns Last LongerA little bleach goes a long way.



20 Affordable Plus Size Costumes For the Best Halloween Ever


20 Affordable Plus Size Costumes For the Best Halloween Ever



12 Things Your Poop Says About Your Health


12 Things Your Poop Says About Your HealthIs your number two normal?



How Your Period Changes In Your 20s, 30s, and 40s


How Your Period Changes In Your 20s, 30s, and 40sHint: It changes as you get older.



Get These 4 Vaccines for College


Get These 4 Vaccines for CollegeIf your child is a college student—or soon to be one—making sure he or she is fully vaccinated is critically important, especially for those who will be living in a dorm or another shared space. ...



Get These 4 Vaccines for College


Get These 4 Vaccines for CollegeIf your child is a college student—or soon to be one—making sure he or she is fully vaccinated is critically important, especially for those who will be living in a dorm or another shared space. ...



How to Avoid Dangerous Allergic Reactions at School


How to Avoid Dangerous Allergic Reactions at SchoolNine years ago, Pia Hauk, M.D., a pediatric allergist at the National Jewish Health hospital in Denver, received the kind of phone call no parent wants to get: Her young daughter had suffered a s...



How to Avoid Dangerous Allergic Reactions at School


How to Avoid Dangerous Allergic Reactions at SchoolNine years ago, Pia Hauk, M.D., a pediatric allergist at the National Jewish Health hospital in Denver, received the kind of phone call no parent wants to get: Her young daughter had suffered a s...



25 Baby Halloween Costumes That Are Almost Too Cute to Handle


25 Baby Halloween Costumes That Are Almost Too Cute to Handle



35+ Fun Painted Pumpkins for the Best Halloween Ever


35+ Fun Painted Pumpkins for the Best Halloween Ever



New Haven police make arrest after overdose calls


Police in the Connecticut city of New Haven have arrested one man in connection with a spate of synthetic marijuana overdoses that sickened scores of people at a park this week.

Rate of women addicted to opioids during pregnancy quadrupled in 15 years, CDC says


Nationwide, the rate of opioid use disorder among women delivering babies more than quadrupled over the 15-year period ending in 2014, according to a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Congo Ebola outbreak: 78 cases, 44 deaths, 10 health workers infected


There have been 78 cases of Ebola reported in the current outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo as of Wednesday, the World Health Organization said Friday.

First generic EpiPen gets FDA approval


The US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced the approval of the first generic version of EpiPen.

US drug overdose deaths rose 7% in 2017 and doubled over a decade, CDC reports


More than 72,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2017, up nearly 7% from 2016, according to preliminary data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The 2017 preliminary death count for all 50 states and the District of Columbia represents a twofold increase over a decade, the CDC says.

FDA warns of pet owners using animals to get opioids


The US Food and Drug Administration has raised alarm about one way people might access opioids to misuse and abuse: their pets.

Unsafe levels of a weed killer chemical in oat products, report says


Some types of oat cereals, oatmeal, granola and snack bars contain higher levels of a chemical found in the weed killer Roundup than what the Environmental Working Group considers safe, according to a report released Wednesday by the advocacy group.

Florida's toxic algae problem: 'Red tide' and 'green slime'


Florida is dealing with a toxic algae problem on multiple fronts. Here's what that means for your health.

Thyroid medication recalled due to risk of impurities


Thyroid medications recalled voluntarily by manufacturer after FDA issues warning to Chinese manufacturing supplier.

At least 107 measles cases confirmed across 21 states


More than 100 cases of measles have been diagnosed this year in 21 states and the District of Columbia, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday.

What happened on Easter Island? New theory proposed


For decades, mystery has swirled around what happened to the founding population of the remote Easter Island, known for its towering stone statues depicting large carved heads. A long-held theory suggests that after the islanders set up camp and carved the giant statues, they destroyed their own society through infighting and a depletion of natural resources.

Can 'detox teas' like Teami help you lose weight?


They call her "Cardi Bardi, banging body / Spicy mami, hot tamale" -- and she's got an image to maintain.

How much exercise you really need


The benefits of exercise are widely known: it helps you live longer and lowers risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. A new study published Wednesday in The Lancet Psychiatry journal suggests that when done in moderation, it leads to better mental health as well.

Teen accuses world-famous hospital of 'medical kidnapping'


In a jaw-dropping moment caught on video, an 18-year-old high school senior rushes to escape from the hospital that saved her life and then, she says, held her captive.

Escape from the Mayo Clinic: How CNN reported the story


Since CNN published the "Escape from the Mayo Clinic" stories, Mayo Clinic issued several responses that are critical of CNN's reporting. Mayo's responses misrepresent several facts.

Parents break teen out of world-famous hospital


Alyssa Gilderhus' family begged for her to be sent to Mayo Clinic. They never thought they'd have to help her escape a few months later.

'What did we do?' Families struggle with anxiety over chemicals in tap water


When Parchment, Michigan, learned that its tap water had the contaminant PFAS at up to 200 times federally recommended levels, the city and state immediately took action. But for residents, it's created a sense of anxiety over their health and the health of their families.

When insurance wouldn't pay, parents funded cancer patient's lifesaving treatment


Kate Weissman's parents paid $95,000 for her cervical cancer treatment after her insurer denied coverage. She's now cancer-free. One medical director who denied coverage isn't board-certified in "gynecologic oncology" and was once disciplined for her tattoo removal business.

Violent crime is like infectious disease -- we can stop it spreading


In the 1980s and early 1990s, American epidemiologist Gary Slutkin was in Somalia, one of six doctors working across 40 refugee camps containing a million people. His focus was on containing the spread of tuberculosis (TB) and cholera.

How to design a school in the era of mass shootings


For school designers and architects, the current debate about how to make schools safer focuses too much on add-on measures.

Historic face transplant gives suicide survivor a 'second chance'


As Katie Stubblefield brushed her fingers across her face, she could feel the wound.

It took 4 years, 3 miscarriages and 1,616 shots to make this baby


This photo is testament to an undying hope in the face of heartbreak after heartbreak.

The man bringing rap music to the deaf community


As A$AP Rocky's "Praise the Lord" begins blaring through the speaker, Matt Maxey smiles. "Turn it up," he says, pointing his finger to the sky. Maxey is animated, kinetic. But he isn't just dancing; he's bringing the song to life. Every move has meaning.

Why does alcohol give you the munchies?


If you're like many people, the more you drink, the more you eat.

Low and high carb diets increase risk of early death, study finds


A low-carb or high-carb diet raises your risk of death, a new study suggests, with people eating the food staple in moderation seeing the greatest benefits to their health.

How a vegan diet can change your body


Veganism, the plant-based diet which shuns meat and dairy, is having its time in the sun. Since 2008, there has been a 350% increase in the number of self-described vegans in the UK alone. Where this motivation stems from is varied, but includes concerns about animal welfare, worries about the environment and religious reasons.

Life expectancy drops in the US and the UK, rises in Australia, a new study finds


Life expectancy fell across the majority of high-income countries, signaling a collective and simultaneous decline among affluent nations for the first time in decades, a new study finds.

How to build a better butt


As a 48-year-old, fairly fit, working mother of two young boys (I had both kids in my 40s), I try to avoid mirrors as much as possible when I'm in a bathing suit. Recently, however, I happened to catch a glance of my backside, and let's just say I wasn't too thrilled with the sagging specimen reflecting back at me.

What are the health benefits of turmeric?


Turmeric is a popular spice similar to ginger, known for its bright yellow color and use in curry powders and mustards. Turmeric has been used for medicinal purposes for nearly 4,000 years.

The 'under the radar' drug behind more than 100 New Haven overdoses


A drug called K2 is believed to be behind more than 100 overdoses in New Haven, Connecticut, this week. Some of those who overdosed experienced speeding heart rates, difficulty breathing and vomiting. Others were found collapsed in a semiconscious or unconscious state on the New Haven Green, the downtown park.

Vaginal thrush 'a growing problem worldwide'


Three out of four women develop thrush at least once and 6% suffer repeatedly, scientists say.

Fentanyl and cocaine drug deaths rise


Drug policy campaigners say the government is responsible for "vulnerable people dying in droves".

Tongue splitting: Surgeons warn of serious health risks


The process, where the tongue is cut in half, can lead to blood loss and nerve damage, experts say.

Engineered pig lung transplant 'a success'


Scientists have successfully transplanted a bioengineered lung into a pig.

Syphilis: How deadly disease has spread in Australia


A massive rise in syphilis cases since 2011 has become a public health emergency, experts say.

Vagina rejuvenating therapies 'pose serious risk'


These cosmetic procedures pose a serious risk of burns, scarring and recurring pain, warn experts.

Drug makers Sanofi and Novartis stockpiling for Brexit


Pharmaceuticals giants Novartis and Sanofi are building stockpiles of drugs in case of Brexit disruption.

Life on steroids: 'It's my personal choice'


Inside a steroid clinic in Newport, south Wales - the first of its kind in the UK.

Social media and reality TV is 'bad for body image', survey suggests


A survey also showed that younger people were more likely to consider cosmetic surgery than older people.

The first humanist lead chaplain in the NHS


Lindsay van Dijk is the first humanist lead chaplain in the NHS.

Bringing up your baby as a vegan


Laceinne Cooper is raising her child on a plant-based diet. She explains how and why.

Mood Kill: Real life mental health stories inspire new play


A writer's father opens up for the first time after she rewrote her show to encompass his mental health.

Mums of quadruplets meet for the very first time


Carla and Selina admit they can get through 700 nappies a month.

Alcohol NI's 'biggest healthcare problem'


Alcohol misuse is the "greatest healthcare problem facing Northern Ireland", a coroner has said.

Man's leg amputated after dog poo got in wound


Collin Smith has welcomed a move by his council to fine dog owners who do not pick up after their pets.

Natural Cycles: Do pregnancy prevention apps work?


There's a debate in Sweden over their reliability after women reported unwanted pregnancies.

The pamper sessions in Nottingham for cancer patients


The sessions are run in a bid to help women boost their self-confidence as they fight against cancer.

Dengue fever outbreak stopped by special mosquitoes


An Australian city has been successfully protected from the mosquito-borne disease, researchers say.

Trial to test if GM fed salmon are more nutritious


Researchers are feeding genetically modified crops to farmed salmon to see if it boosts their nutritional value.

Why I chose to go it alone with IVF


Polly Kerr is one of a growing number of single women to have opted for IVF.

The mentally ill 29-year-old helped to die


In January Aurelia Brouwers drank poison supplied by a doctor and lay down to die. She was 29.

No going back in Argentina's abortion debate


The BBC's Katy Watson speaks to supporters and opponents of the abortion bill ahead of a key vote.

Are women turning their back on the pill?


Use of coils, implants and injections has nearly doubled in a decade, NHS figures show.

The battle against skin-whitening cream


Shops continue to sell the illegal cream as Trading Standards struggle to regulate the sector.

How to halt a cough-syrup addiction


Five ways a BBC investigation sparked reform in Nigeria's pharmaceutical industry against legal highs.

Learning how to read emotions aged nine


How taking part in a study for autistic children using Google glasses and an app helped one boy.

Alcohol and dementia - is moderate drinking safe?


Alcohol abuse is bad for the brain - but could there be health benefits for moderate drinkers?

Will the EHIC be valid after Brexit?


Will you be able to use the European Health Insurance Card when the UK leaves the EU?

Low-carb diets could shorten life, study suggests


Moderate carbohydrate consumption is best for health and longevity, researchers say.

E-cigarette rules should be relaxed, says report


E-cigarettes are much less harmful than tobacco and shouldn't be treated the same way, MPs warn.

'Lost' contact lens removed from woman's eyelid after 28 years


A 42-year-old woman was hit by a shuttlecock when she was 14 and thought the lens had fallen out.

Liver transplants 'may be unnecessary thanks to new drug treatment'


A cancer drug can unlock the liver's ability to regenerate, early stage research suggests.

How the humble cabbage can stop cancers


Researchers reveal how chemicals in some vegetables can prevent bowel cancer.

NYU offers free tuition for all its medical students


The New York medical school will fund all students, due to fears of graduates' "overwhelming" debt.

Sick babies at risk from lack of breathing tube monitoring


Half of neonatal units lack equipment to check babies are breathing properly, a study suggests.

Babies in prams 'exposed to more pollution'


Infants in prams can be exposed to up to 60% more pollution than adults, a study suggests.

Effects of psychedelic DMT 'similar to near-death experiences'


Near-death experiences are caused by changes in how the brain operates, say researchers.

Vaping 'can damage vital immune system cells'


E-cigarette vapour disables important immune cells in the lung and boosts inflammation.

The radio 'saved my little girl's life'


A large trial in Burkina Faso suggests listening to the radio could improve child health.

Essure sterilisation device: Australian women to launch lawsuit


The women say the Essure implant may have caused wide-ranging problems, including chronic pain.

Weedkiller glyphosate 'doesn't cause cancer' - Bayer


The new owner of the Monsanto group insists glyphosate use is safe despite a cancer payout.

The unpleasant reason men navigate better than women


Scientists show innate ability is not the explanation for men navigating better than women.

How smallpox claimed its final victim


How did British medical worker Janet Parker become the world's last victim of smallpox?

Regular exercise 'best for mental health'


Exercising three to five times a week helps improved wellbeing over a month, US research finds.

Why stealthy viruses are making you ill


Newly discovered trick used by viruses makes them more dangerous.

Gel and acrylic nails allergy warning


When applied at home or by untrained nail technicians, reactions can occur, skin experts say.

Ditching tight pants 'improves sperm count'


Could cooler testicles make for better swimming sperm - and more of them?

Argentina abortion: Senate defeats bill after polarising debate


Campaigners on both sides rallied outside parliament as voting took place in Buenos Aires.

Footballer heart death risk 'underestimated'


Doctors say deaths are still rare but we need to open our eyes to the risk.

Women 'need to know egg freezing risk'


The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists warns about low success rates and high costs.

Women doctors 'best for female heart patients'


Heart attack patients are more likely to survive if they are treated by a female doctor, a study suggests.

UK among worst for life expectancy rises


Increases to life expectancy in the UK have stalled since 2011, data from the ONS reveals.

Low levels of air pollution linked to changes in the heart


The changes are similar to those seen in the early stages of heart failure, experts say.

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