Health News

  • CDC recalling romaine after another E. Coli outbreak
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have now warned U.S. and Canadian consumers not to eat romaine lettuce after 32 people in 11 states were infected with a strain of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli."CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, and ... read more
    HealthNovember 20, 2018
  • Malaria progress stalls, new report says
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Progress against eradicating malaria seems to have stopped, according to a new report from the World Health Organization.The number of malaria cases fell from 239 million in 2010 to 217 million in 2016. But then the number of cases jumped to 239 million.The disease is still clearly ... read more
    HealthNovember 20, 2018
  • How to eat mindfully this Thanksgiving
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Thanksgiving is a time of turkey, mashed potatoes, casseroles, pies -- oh, and friends, family and giving thanks.Our anticipation of and obsession with food can seem at times like it's the focus of the holiday."Thanksgiving is a holiday with so much emotion around food attached," said Dr. ... read more
    HealthNovember 20, 2018
  • Are compression bodysuits worth the splurge?
    ABC News(NEW YORK) -- There's a space-like pantsuit that claims it'll deliver slimming results through lymphatic drainage massage.It's called the Ballancer Pro, and it uses patent-pending compression garments that apply a gentle or firm massage.Basically, it's like a giant sleeping bag for the body that the makers say uses compression ... read more
    HealthNovember 20, 2018
  • Couponing mom donates products to homeless for holiday season: ‘I was homeless as a child myself’
    Courtesy Latiaa Stewart(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- A Tennessee mother of three who was once homeless now gives out care packages to homeless people, and it's all possible thanks to her couponing skills.Latiaa Stewart, 37, spends the entire year coupon shopping so she can have extra personal care items — like toothpaste, ... read more
    HealthNovember 19, 2018
  • Type 1 Diabetes: The daily struggles of dealing with the invisible, incurable disease
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- November is National Diabetes Month, but for the more than a million children and adults in the U.S. living with Type 1 diabetes, every day and night is a constant reminder of a physically and emotionally tedious disorder that requires constant monitoring."I wear an insulin pump, a ... read more
    HealthNovember 19, 2018
  • Florida sues CVS, Walgreens over sale of opioids: ‘Thousands of Floridians have suffered’
    Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The state of Florida has sued the two largest pharmacy chains in the country over the sale of opioids -- an epidemic that has killed thousands in the state in just the past few years. Attorney General Pam Bondi announced the state had amended an ... read more
    HealthNovember 18, 2018
  • Suicide rates highest among American men in construction, women in creative fields
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- With suicide rates rising across the country, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that certain occupations are associated with a higher risk of suicide. Suicide rates were highest among men who worked in construction or extraction (oil rigging, mining) jobs ... read more
    HealthNovember 17, 2018
  • The emotional moment when a face transplant recipient thanks his donor’s mother
    ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Since receiving his face transplant 10 months ago, Cameron Underwood has slowly but surely gotten comfortable being out and about in public.But he was riddled with anxiety before a certain meeting that the now-26-year-old and his mother went to recently.Waiting for them on a Manhattan apartment ... read more
    HealthNovember 16, 2018
  • Why the link between veterans, mass shootings is more complicated than you think
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The murder of 12 people at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, earlier this month is the latest example of a veteran perpetrating a mass shooting, adding another complicated addition to a growing list of incidents of gun violence in the U.S. Some see the discussion of ... read more
    HealthNovember 16, 2018