Health News April 2019

Important health topics being covered by reliable news sources:

Papua New Guinea deals with ‘national problem’ stemming from penis enlargements: report – Fox News

Kids swallow the darnedest things — and the number of ER visits almost doubled in 20 years, study says – CNN

Study sings the praises of choir membership for lonely older adults – CNN

The stress of tax season is real. Here’s how to cope – CNN

Climate change is making allergy season worse – CNN

Anti-vaxers are winning the war on social media. What’s the CDC going to do about it? – CNN

Border doctors volunteer to treat immigrants so that ‘nobody is dying’ – CNN

As Ebola Cases Rise in Congo, the W.H.O. Declines to Issue Emergency Declaration – The New York Times

A New Rx for Diabetes: Lighten Up – The New York Times

CBD Lures Stressed-Out Parents Looking to Unwind – The New York Times

Native American Women Are Facing a Crisis – The New York Times

Father, son charged with selling infected body parts on black market – Fox News

Health officials warn against rapidly tapering down opioids for pain patients: ‘It’s a game-changer’ – Fox News

Herbal supplement kratom is tied to more US deaths – Fox News

FDA reviews breast implant safety as women raise concerns – Fox News

Dogs sniff out lung cancer from blood samples with 97 percent accuracy, study claims – Fox News

Nutrients from food, not vitamin supplements, reduces risk of early death: study – Fox News

The most common active ingredient in hand sanitizer is still under FDA investigation – CNN

What the Indian state known as ‘God’s own country’ can teach us about eating to our health – CNN

Controversial ‘three-person’ IVF used for baby boy born in Greece – CNN

South Korea to legalize abortion after 66-year ban – CNN

Doctors’ long-running advice: Get checked before a marathon – Chicago Tribune

Opioid Sales Reps Swarmed New York a Height of Crisis – The New York Times

Measles Outbreak: Tensions Rise as New York City Steps Up Response – The New York Times

Living Near a Major Highway Tied to Developmental Delays in Children – The New York Times

Scott Kelly Spent a Year in Orbit. His Body Is Not Quite the Same. – The New York Times

Period. Stop. – The New York Times

Eat Less Meat, Live Longer? – The New York Times

Pot legalization advocates exploiting public confusion about CBD and THC, author says – Fox News

Pediatricians urge recall of Fisher-Price ‘Rock ‘n Play’ after infant deaths – Fox News

NYC health officials wanr against ‘measles parties’ amid biggest outbreak in decades – Fox News

Alarming rise in children taken to the ER with suicidal thoughts or attempts, analysis finds – Fox News

On rising insulin prices, lawmaker tells pharma execs: ‘Your days are numbered’ – CNN

A new condom emphasizes consent by requiring four hands to open the package – CNN

Technology that ‘never sleeps, never gives up’ looking for missing and exploited children – CNN

Anthrax is killing wildlife, and it’s putting humans at risk, too – CNN

Bungee cord to the eye causes man’s iris to collapse – CNN

Mystery E. coli outbreak expands, with 96 people sickened in 5 states – CNN

Why eating pig’s feet and cow’s stomach can help save the planet – CNN

I have a bone bruise from playing basketball. How long before I can play again? – Miami Herald

Want strong women? Raise confident, secure and self-reliant girls – Miami Herald

CTE researchers discover possible step toward diagnostic test for living patients – Chicago Tribune

Attorney General Defends White House Attempt to Dismantle Affordable Care Act – The Wall Street Journal

Abnormal Levels of a Protein Linked to C.T.E. Found in N.F.L. Players’ Brains, Study Shows – The New York Times

Lawmakers in Both Parties Vow to Rein In Insulin Costs – The New York Times

Very Low Cholesterol May Increase Stroke Risk – The New York Times

Facing Nurses Strike, New York Hospitals Reach Landmark Deal on Staffing – The New York Times

Sitting for More Than 13 Hours a Day Might Sabotage the Benefits of Exercise – The New York Times

How to make popcorn a healthy snack – The Washington Post

Stuffed sandwiches recalled over possible plastic contamination, officials announce – Fox News

How new cancer ‘vaccine’ fights tumors throughout the body – Fox News

Brain zaps boost memory in people over 60, study finds – Fox News

Ingredient in whitening strips is harmful to deep layer of teeth, research says – CNN

Am I a bad parent if I clean up after my kids? – CNN

How to find your max heart rate for exercise – CNN

FDA approves new osteoporosis drug for postmenopausal women – CNN

Nearly 300 US mumps cases reported in March – CNN

Telephone CPR could save lives, but only a handful of states require 911 operators to be trained for it – CNN

Before doing a tummy tuck or facelift, know that weight loss can affect the outcome – Miami Herald

New York City Is Requiring Vaccinations Against Measles. Can Officials Do That? – The New York Times

Most Osteoporosis Drugs Don’t Build Bone. This One Does. – The New York Times

You’re Covered in Fungi. How Does That Affect Your Health? – The New York Times

‘Monkey, Rat and Pig DNA’: How Misinformation Is Driving the Measles Outbreak Among Ultra-Orthodox Jews – The New York Times

It’s great to be ‘in the zone’ — while working, exercising and creating art. Here’s how to get there. – The Washington Post

Senators’ scathing letter to Juul demands answers about tactics targeting youths, ties to Big Tobacco – CNN

Particulate pollution in the air we breathe kills thousands a year, study finds – CNN

Government should act to address high drug costs, Gables pharma CEO says – Miami Herald

Telemedicine tied to more antibiotics for kids, study finds – Chicago Tribune

Smoking pot vs. tobacco: What science says about lighting up – Chicago Tribune

Spread of Measles Accelerates, With 465 U.S. Cases So Far This Year – The Wall Street Journal

Culture of Secrecy Shields Hospitals With Outbreaks of Drug-Resistant Infections – The New York Times

The Diagnosis Is Alzheimer’s. But That’s Probably Not the Only Problem. – The New York Times

Choose Foods, Not Supplements – The New York Times

Candida Auris: The Fungus Nobody Wants to Talk About – The New York Times

To Improve Memory, Tune It Like an Orchestra – The New York Times

Gregg Gonsalves Blends Activism and Science – The New York Times

Can Doctors Talk Teenagers Out of Risky Drinking? – The New York Times

A Guide to Sustainable Eating – The New York Times

Dealing With Aggression in Children – The New York Times

Saturated fat, good or evil? How to decipher contradictory nutritional research. – The Washington Post

Fisher-Price issues warning about Rock ‘N Play Sleeper after 10 infant deaths – Fox News

Norovirus outbreak hits Washington, DC, children’s hospital, health officials say – Fox News

Amazon Wants You to Use Alexa to Track Health Care – The Wall Street Journal

In a Poor Kenyan Community, Cheap Antibiotics Fuel Deadly Drug-Resistant Infections – The New York Times

Why you shouldn’t vape with your kids in the car – Fox News

Doctor suggests divorce to Tennessee couple to help pay their child’s medical bills: report – Fox News

200 patients wanred of possible measles exposure via one little girl in California ER – Fox News

UK’s HPV vaccination program ‘dramatically’ reduces risk of cervical cancer, study shows – Fox News

We’ve got fitness inspiration from Halle Berry’s trainer – Los Angeles Times

What Is the Best Temperature for Drinking Beer? – The Wall Street Journal

Forget the Hotshot Trainer With the Six-Pack, Boomers Want Mature Fitness Coaches – The Wall Street Journal

A Breathtaking Underwater Fitness Routine – The Wall Street Journal

Making It Into the Boston Marathon, Finally – The New York Times

A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy – The New York Times

What You Need to Know About Candida Auris – The New York Times

Revenge of the Bacteria: Why We’re Losing the War – The New York Times

E. coli outbreak in Kentucky sickens nearly 50 people, health officials say – Fox News

Hunt’s tomato paste recalled over possible mold – Fox News

Major study debunks myth that moderate drinking can be healthy – Fox News

The Land of Immortals: How and what Japan’s oldest population eats – CNN

Flu cases still high as first human universal vaccine trial begins – CNN

Bad diets kill more people around the world than smoking, study says – Chicago Tribune

Artists as ‘Creative Problem-Solvers’ at City Agencies – The New York Times

The Latest in Military Strategy: Mindfulness – The New York Times

Night Shifts May Raise the Risk of Miscarriage – The New York Times

Is the Saturated Fat in Chocolate as Bad as the Fat in Meat? – The New York Times

Great Eggspectations – The New York Times

USDA will no longer use kittens, cats as subjects in controversial food-safety testing – Fox News

Safe to transplant hepatitis C-infected hearts, lungs, study finds – Fox News

California bill would prohibit genital-altering surgery in intersex babies unless ‘medically necessary’ – Fox News

Before his suicide, Sandy Hook dad and neuroscientist sought origins of violence in the brain – CNN

How men and women use condoms differently – CNN

Assaults against elderly men in the US up 75%, study finds – CNN

Boys rescued from Thai cave were sedated with ketamine – CNN

Blood pressure patients can take tainted pills during valsartan shortage, FDA says – CNN

Miami Springs settles suit alleging city’s website violated ADA – Miami Herald

The balls are meant to massage. But, some burst and burned flesh. 60,000 got recalled – Miami Herald

Keto, low-carb fans hope for stamp of approval from U.S. health officials – Chicago Tribune

Under-the-tongue allergy pills replacing shots for many – Chicago Tribune

N.Y. Attorney General Sues Manhatten Stem Cell Clinic, Citing Rogue Therapies – The New York Times

Beyond Biden: How Close Is Too Close? – The New York Times

Memorial Sloan Kettering Leaders Violated Conflict-of-Interest Rules, Report Finds – The New York Times

A Diet to Ward Off Gum Disease? – The New York Times

Cancer’s Trick for Dodging the Immune System – The New York Times

The Boy Was Feverish, With a Swollen Testicle. What Could He Possibly Have? – The New York Times

When Opposites Attract, for Life – The New York Times

Massachusetts state prisons offer medication to combat inmates’ opioid addiction – Fox News

A bottle of wine a week is as bad as smoking 10 cigarettes: study – Fox News

California bill would allow state employees to bring babies to work – Fox News

Second infant dies in Italy after at-home circumcision – Fox News

Massachusetts warns of possible measles exposure after confirmed case outside Boston – Fox News

Health officials investigate seizure risk with electronic cigarettes – Fox News

Frozen beef patties recalled after consumers report finding plastic in product – Fox News

Woman’s weeks-long juice and water diet may have caused brain damage, reports say – Fox News

What we aren’t eating is killing us, global study finds – CNN

Using blood, saliva, urine to detect cancer: Scientists’ ‘holy grail’ – CNN

‘Even one cigarette’ in pregnancy can raise risk of baby’s death, study finds – Chicago Tribune

Express Scripts to Offer a Way to Lower Insulin Costs – The Wall Street Journal

FDA Probes More Stem-Cell Treatment Companies – The Wall Street Journal

Eat Your Veggies: Study Finds Poor Diets Linked to One in Five Deaths – The New York Times

The Price for ‘Predatory’ Publishing? $50 Million – The New York Times

Scientists Thought They Had Measles Cornered. They Were Wrong. – The New York Times

How to Raise Vegetable Eaters – The New York Times

The Heart of a Swimmer vs. the Heart of a Runner – The New York Times

The Army Thought He Was Faking His Health Issues. Turns Out He Had Chronic Lead Poisoning. – The New York Times

A well-balanced diet can help keep you healthy. But not single food will lower your blood pressure. – The Washington Post

Can cannabis help my acne, or my eczema? What about my rosacea? – Miami Herald

The benefits of eating fruits and veggies far outweigh small exposure to pesticides – Miami Herald

Why many shy away from hearing aids and over-the-counter devices – Chicago Tribune

Federal study gives new options for people with rare cancers – Chicago Tribune

U.S. officials worry paralyzing illness, acute flaccid myelitis or AFM, may grow more common – Chicago Tribune

Congress Looks to Tackle Surprise Medical Bills – The Wall Street Journal

Firms Race to Help Consumers Manage Health-Care Records – The Wall Street Journal

Cholera Is Spreading in Mozambique, and It’s Far From the Only Health Threat – The New York Times

Drug Sites Upend Doctor-Patient Relations: ‘It’s Restaurant-Menu Medicine’ – The New York Times

California Hospital Secretly Filmed Women During Surgery and Childbirth, Lawsuit Says – The New York Times

Rituals of Honor in Hospital Hallways – The New York Times

One Day There May Be a Drug to Turbocharge the Brain. Who Should Get It? – The New York Times

Transplant Patients Need Anti-Rejection Drugs. Why Won’t Insurers Pay for Some of Them? – The New York Times

Americans Borrowed $88 Billion to Pay for Health Care Last Year, Survey Finds – The New York Times

What Your Therapist Is Thinking About in That Therapy Session – The New York Times

Don’t throw away your vitamin D supplements yet – The Washington Post

Purina recalls cat food over potential choking hazard – Fox News

An hour of activity may keep disability away, new research shows – CNN

Measles count in U.S. this year already more than all of 2018 – Chicago Tribune

Can DNA tests help prescribe antidepressants? – Chicago Tribune

Does Your Smartphone Know if You’re Depressed? – The Wall Street Journal

How Bees Find Your Flowerpots – The New York Times

Omega-3s May Ease Asthma Symptoms – The New York Times

How to Minimize Exposures to Hormone Disrupters – The New York Times

Brain Booster in a Bottle? Don’t Bother – The New York Times

Lawsuits Lay Bare Sackler Family’s Role in Opioid Crisis – The New York Times

How charcoal escaped the grill and ended up in your toothpaste and your face cream – The Washington Post