Health News

  • South Dakota launches ‘Meth. We’re On It.’ anti-drugs campaign
    RapidEye/iStock(PIERRE, S.D.) -- South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem launched a new anti-drugs campaign aimed at tackling methamphetamine use in the state which she described as “growing at an alarming rate.”The campaign, branded “Meth. We’re on it.” will comprise public service announcements, commercials, billboards and social media ads featuring the “I’m ... read more
    HealthNovember 19, 2019
  • Three tips from baby whisperer to help newborns fall asleep
    monkeybusinessimages/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Peaceful nights are hard to come by for new parents. It is often an impossible task to soothe restless, crying newborns, but it’s a piece of cake for Cara Dumaplin, the founder and resident nurse of Taking Cara Babies.After helping parents who were struggling to get their ... read more
    HealthNovember 19, 2019
  • Marie Kondo’s five tips for tidying up with kids
    kate_sept2004/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Since Marie Kondo released her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, many have followed her KonMari method in the pursuit of a clean home and items that "spark joy." Now, the queen of tidying up is out with a new children’s book to show others that ... read more
    HealthNovember 18, 2019
  • Mom whose son died three hours after birth donates milk she pumped in his honor
    Sierra Stragheld(NEW YORK) -- In a time of tremendous grief, one woman chose to help the babies of other moms to honor the one she lost. Sierra Strangfeld made the selfless decision to pump breast milk for donation, even though her baby was gone.Strangfeld had oped to breastfeed her baby ... read more
    HealthNovember 18, 2019
  • Teenage athlete suddenly dies of mono after playing in a hockey game
    Adam_Lazar/iStock(CHICAGO) -- A teenage hockey player died suddenly after playing in a game from complications with mononucleosis – an infection he was not even aware that he had.Gabe Remy’s teammates on the Chicago Fury said that they could see signs he wasn’t feeling well last week but just figured that ... read more
    HealthNovember 17, 2019
  • Navy researchers working on PFAS-free firefighting foams that don’t pose a health risk
    (U.S. Navy) PFAS-free firefighting foam was tested in late October at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington D.C.(WASHINGTON) -- Testing is still at a small scale, but U.S. Navy researchers are encouraged by their work to develop new firefighting foams that do not contain the "forever chemicals" known as PFAS, ... read more
    HealthNovember 16, 2019
  • Proposed Trump administration policy pushes for transparency in health care costs
    Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration announced a plan Friday that would require hospitals to disclose negotiated rates with insurance companies in an effort to increase transparency for consumers. Under the final rule, hospitals would also be required to publicly show the cost and description ... read more
    HealthNovember 15, 2019
  • Mom makes plea to lawmakers after daughter’s death from Toxic Shock Syndrome
    Dawn Massabni(NEW YORK) -- It was late March in 2017 when Madalyn Massabni flew home from college to spend her 19th birthday with her mother.Dawn Massabni, a mom of two from Rumson, New Jersey, said she was looking forward to celebrating with Maddy, whose smile could light up a room. ... read more
    HealthNovember 15, 2019
  • Apple charges ahead into medical research; introduces Research app
    Apple(NEW YORK) -- We all want to live healthy lifestyles, and many of us follow along with the latest medical research.Getting large amounts of people to join research studies, however, can be a different story.“Clinical trials testing new medications are usually not difficult to enroll and people are generally willing ... read more
    HealthNovember 14, 2019
  • School comes together to support ‘Super Nicholas’ as he awaits new kidney
    Nicholas Corapi and his supporters at Hopedale Memorial. (Joe Corapi)(UXBRIDGE, Mass.) -- Nicholas Corapi needs a new kidney, and his school is rallying around him while he waits for the perfect match.The 10-year-old's mom, Kim Corapi, told Good Morning America that when he was born he was in kidney failure, ... read more
    HealthNovember 14, 2019