Health News December 2018

Important health topics being covered by reliable news sources:

The Top Five Health Posts of 2018 from The Experts – The Wall Street Journal 12/31/18

In Screening for Suicide Risk, Facebook Takes on Tricky Public Health Role – The New York Times 12/31/18

When Doctors Serve on Company Boards – The New York Times 12/31/18

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Season of Turmoil – The New York Times 12/31/18

Hearing Loss Threatens Mind, Life and Limb – The New York Times 12/31/18

Congratulations on the Promotion. But Did Science Get a Demotion? – The New York Times 12/31/18

Coming to grocery shelves in 2019: Mushroom/meat mixes, pea protein and banana milk – The Washington Post 12/31/18

Fitness experts see wearable technology, group fitness and HIIT leading 2019 trends – The Washington Post 12/31/18

In Rehab, ‘Two Warring Factions’: Abstinence vs. Medication – The New York Times 12/29/18

Moderate Drinking May Benefit Heart Failure Patients – The New York Times 12/28/18

2018: Year of the Woman, in 5 Powerful Quotes – The New York Times 12/28/18

What Foods Are Banned in Europe but Not Banned in the U.S.? – The New York Times 12/28/18

I Dreaded Winter Until My Newborn Taught Me to Embrace It – The New York Times 12/28/18

New E.P.A. Plan Could Free Coal Plants to Release More Mercury Into the Air – The New York Times 12/28/18

What Lies Beneath the Surface – The New York Times 12/27/18

4 Ways to Be Happier in 2019 – The New York Times 12/27/18

Hospitals Rush to Offer New Stroke Treatment – The Wall Street Journal 12/26/18

Psychiatric Hospitals With Safety Violations Still Get Accreditation – The Wall Street Journal 12/26/18

One Giant Step for a Chess-Playing Machine – The New York Times 12/26/18

Trek Into Congo Forest Reveals an Ebola Crisis Fueled by Violence – The New York Times 12/26/18

Year in Fitness: How Exercise Keeps Us Young – The New York Times 12/26/18

6 Ways to Eat Better in 2019 – The New York Times 12/26/18

Don’t think of it as a New Year’s resolution. Think of it as a new skill. – The Washington Post 12/26/18

Marburg Virus, Related to Ebola, Is Found in Bats in West Africia – The New York Times 12/24/18

New Office Hours Aim for Well Rested, More Productive Workers – The New York Times 12/24/18

HDL Cholesterol: Too Much of a Good Thing? – The New York Times 12/24/18

7 Ways to Age Well in 2019 – The New York Times 12/24/18

Why Santa Plans to Leave Ice Packs, Bandages and a Defibrillator in Your Stocking – The Wall Street Journal 12/23/18

You Got Them Exactly the Wrong Thing, Didn’t You? – The Wall Street Journal 12/22/18

Scientists Find A Brain Circuit That Could Explain Seasonal Depression – NPR 12/21/18

10 New Year’s Resolutions Doctors Actually Want You to Make – TIME 12/21/18

Long-Acting Contraceptives Gaining Acceptance Among U.S. Women – The New York Times 12/21/18

Guitarist Has Brain Surgery, and Strums All the Way Through – The New York Times 12/21/18

This Type of Illiteracy Could Hurt You – The New York Times 12/21/18

Heart Attack May Be Early Sign of Cancer – The New York Times 12/21/18

Does the Gut Microbiome Ever Fully Recover From Antibiotics? – The New York Times 12/21/18

Here’s the Best Way to Boost Your Immune System – TIME 12/20/18

Tobacco Giant Just Made a $12.8 Billion Investment in Juul – TIME 12/20/18

12 People Hospitalized With Infections From Stem Cell Shots – The New York Times 12/20/18

How We Created a New Way to Depict Addiction Visually – The New York Times 12/20/18

Juul Closes Deal with Tobacco Giant Altria – The New York Times 12/20/18

Don’t Rinse the Bird. A Myth to Dispel Before the Holidays. – The New York Times 12/20/18

What We Learned in 2018: Health and Medicine – The New York Times 12/20/18

In Praise of Gentleness – The New York Times 12/20/18

Snack drawers and othe ways to teach kids to eat in moderation – The Washington Post 12/20/18

States in the Obamacare lawsuit are biting the hand that feeds them – The Washington Post 12/20/18

Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself. Science Says You Have a Pretty Good Sense of Your Own Personality – TIME 12/19/18

Doctors Aren’t Getting Better at Treating Shooting Victims Even As Gun Deaths Rise – TIME 12/19/18

Diet and Exercise Might Reverse Aging in the Brain – TIME 12/19/18

The VA Didn’t Spend Millions of Dollars Meant for Veterans Suicide Prevention, Report Finds – TIME 12/19/18

The Most Common Type of Birth Control In the U.S. Might Surprise You – TIME 12/19/18

Do Consumer-Health Startups Have Staying Power? – The Wall Street Journal 12/19/18

Failure 101: Colleges Teach Students How to Cope With Setbacks – The Wall Street Journal 12/19/18

The Bullet Lodged in His Knee. Then the Injuries Really Began. – The New York Times 12/19/18

Juul May Get Billions in Deal With One of World’s Largest Tobacco Companies – The New York Times 12/19/18

Heroin Addiction Explained: How Opioids Hijack the Brain – The New York Times 12/19/18

‘Spirits Won’t Rest’: DNA Links Ancient Bones to Living Aboriginal Australians – The New York Times 12/19/18

More Pets, Fewer Allergies – The New York Times 12/19/18

GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer to Merge Consumer Health Units – The New York Times 12/19/18

How Exercise May Make Us Healthier – The New York Times 12/19/18

The Hospital’s Gift of Downtime – The New York Times 12/19/18

Your ‘grass-fed’ beef may not have come from a cow grazing in a pasturee. Here’s why. – The Washington Post 12/19/18

The Trump administration’s refugee policy is dismantling the infrastructure that cares for them – The Washington Post 12/19/18

Bill Of The Month: $43,208 For Repeat Surgery to Replace Broken Medical Device – NPR 12/18/18

Allergan Halts Sales in Europe of Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer – The New York Times 12/18/18

Judge Seeks Monitoring of CVS and Aetna During Antitrust Review – The New York Times 12/18/18

Breast-Feeding Tied to Smaller Waist Size in Mother – The New York Times 12/18/18

How to Help Teenagers Quit Vaping – The New York Times 12/18/18

Addicted to Vaped Nicotine, Teenagers Have No Clear Path to Quitting – The New York Times 12/18/18

Nearly 40,000 People Died From Guns in U.S. Last Year, Highest in 50 Years – The New York Times 12/18/18

Is There an Optimal Diet for Humans? – The New York Times 12/18/18

Taking Surprise Medical Bills to Court – The New York Times 12/18/18

Set It and Forget It: How Better Contraception Could Be a Key to Reducing Poverty – The New York Times 12/18/18

More people are getting treatment for mental health and substance abuse – The Washington Post 12/18/18

The fat-burning heart-rate zone is a myth: How exercise and weight loss really work – The Washington Post 12/18/18

More People Have Gotten a Flu Shot Than This Time Last Year, CDC Says – TIME 12/17/18

Teens Are Vaping in Record Numbers. But Fewer Than Ever Are Drinking and Smoking – TIME 12/17/18

An Island Nation’s Health Experiment: Vaccines Delivered by Drone – The New York Times 12/17/18

Nebraska Petition Seeks Medical Marijuana Ballot Measure in 2020 – The New York Times 12/17/18

Study Shows Big Rise in Teen Vaping This Year – The New York Times 12/17/18

The World Needs a Urine Test for TB. But It’s Already Here. – The New York Times 12/17/18

When Report Cards Go Out on Fridays, Child Abuse Increases on Saturdays, Study Finds – The New York Times 12/17/18

Scant Evidence Behind the Advice About Salt – The New York Times 12/17/18

The Brain Fog of Menopause – The New York Times 12/17/18

The Case for Creative Play in a Digital Age – The New York Times 12/17/18

Trump and GOP say now is golden chance to replace ACA. Say what? – The Washington Post 12/17/18

To Expand Access to Emergency Contraception, Some Colleges Try Vending Machines – The Wall Street Journal 12/16/18

Some Kotex Tampons Recalled After Coming Apart andd Leaving Parts Inside the Body – The New York Times 12/16/18

Trump Officials Say Drug Prices Are Inflated. So Are Some of Their Claims on a Solution. – The New York Times 12/16/18

How to Make Exercise A Habit That Sticks – NPR 12/15/18

California farm linked to romaine lettuce E.coli outbreak recalls additional produce – Fox News 12/15/18

Christmas Eve is greatest risk for heart attack, study claims – Fox News 12/15/18

5 holiday gift ideas for the health nut in your life – Fox News 12/15/18

Soy sauce ‘colon cleanse’ hoax leaves woman brain dead – Fox News 12/15/18

Headspace vs. Calm: The Meditation Battle That’s Anything but Zen – The Wall Street Journal 12/15/18

Health Law Could Be Hard to Knock Down Despite Judge’s Ruling – The New York Times 12/15/18

Gun Deaths in the U.S. Are at Their Highest Rate in Decades, CDC Says – TIME 12/14/18

Don’t eat glitter, FDA warns: How to tell when the sparkly substance is actually edible – Fox News 12/14/18

J&J hammered by report it knew of asbestos in baby powder – Fox News 12/14/18

Man left paralyzed for 2 days after taking weight loss supplements, report says – Fox News 12/14/18

Fentanyl now deadliest drug in America, meth overdoses growing, CDC says – Fox News 12/14/18

‘Young miracle’: Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak – Fox News 12/14/18

Texas Judge Strikes Down Obama’s Affordable Care Act as Unconstitutional – The New York Times 12/14/18

What Is Talc, Where Is It Used and Why Is Asbestos a Concern? – The New York Times 12/14/18

Johnson & Johnson Feared Baby Powder’s Possible Asbestos Link for Years – The New York Times 12/14/18

Albinism Strips Pigment From the Body, Including the Eyes – The New York Times 12/14/18

Is Eating Deli Meats Really That Bad for You? – The New York Times 12/14/18

House GOPers call for government to end fetal tissue research funding in fiery hearing – The Washington Post 12/14/18

There May Be a Surprising Link Between Depression and Concussions in Kids Who Play Football – TIME 12/13/18

Officials Pinpoint 1 Source of Contaminated Romaine, But Investigation Remains ‘Active’ – TIME 12/13/18

Sex Really Does Make Your Life Better — Even As You Age – TIME 12/13/18

Heart surgeon given near-fatal dose of painkiller at hospital he worked for 30 years, family’s lawsuit claims – Fox News 12/13/18

Risk of breast cancer may increase after giving birth, study says – Fox News 12/13/18

West Lane Capital Partners Acquires Majority Stake in Body Spa Group – The Wall Street Journal 12/13/18

Breast Cancer Risk May Rise After Childbirth, but Is Still Low – The New York Times 12/13/18

Despair, Love and Loss: A Journey Inside West Virginia’s Opioid Crisis – The New York Times 12/13/18

When Investigative Reporting Means Seeking Access to a Subject’s Mind – The New York Times 12/13/18

Mapping the Brain’s Genetic Landscape – The New York Times 12/13/18

N.I.H. to Scrutinize Private Donations to Scientific Research Projects – The New York Times 12/13/18

Am I ‘Old’? – The New York Times 12/13/18

International Patients, Seeking Cures in the States – The New York Times 12/13/18

Women With Heart Emergencies Less Likely to Get Proper Care – The New York Times 12/13/18

There’s one bright spot amid dismal Obamacare enrollment results – The Washington Post 12/13/18

Sleepless No More In Seattle — Later School Start Time Pays Off For Teens – NPR 12/12/18

The Little-Known Way Pharma Companies Hook People on Their Costly Drugs – TIME 12/12/18

Overdose Deaths Involving Fentanyl Doubled Every Year From 2013 to 2016 – TIME 12/12/18

Certain Kotex tampons recalled following reports they unravel, come apart inside body – Fox News 12/12/18

This woman almost died from a blood clot at 38 – Fox News 12/12/18

Tough new opioid policies leave some cancer and post-surgery patients without painkillers – Fox News 12/12/18

Health experts offer solutions for unintended consequences of opioid crackdown – Fox News 12/12/18

Dad claims food poisoning led to rare paralyzing disorder – Fox News 12/12/18

Fentanyl is the deadliest drug in America, CDC confirms – CNN 12/12/18

Excess body weight responsible for 4% of cancers worldwide, study says – CNN 12/12/18

‘Sesame Street’ Muppet becomes first to experience homelessness – CNN 12/12/18

‘A huge mess’: Failure at COP24 climate talks would be ‘suicidal’ – CNN 12/12/18

Four children in one Florida community have measles. None of them were vaccinated. – Miami Herald 12/12/18

EKG, other heart health features come to Apple Watch – Chicago Tribune 12/12/18

Scientists Skeptical About Gene-Edited Baby Experiment – The Wall Street Journal 12/12/18

Christmas Is a Peak Time for Heart Attacks – The New York Times 12/12/18

Starting School Later Really Does Help Teens Get Sleep – The New York Times 12/12/18

Fetal Tissue Research Is Curtailed by Trump Administration – The New York Times 12/12/18

Is Aerobic Exercise the Key to Successful Aging? – The New York Times 12/12/18

PhRMA’s top priority pushed to sidelines by border wall fight – The Washington Post 12/12/18

I was my dad’s caregiver through his fatal illness. I had no idea I’d be at risk for PTSD. – The Washington Post 12/12/18

A Promising Way to Help Drug Users Is ‘Severely Lacking’ Around the World, Report Says – TIME 12/11/18

The NIH Says It Will Spend Up to $20 Million to Find Alternatives to Human Fetal Tissue – TIME 12/11/18

Always Forgetting Important Things? Here’s How to Fix That, According to Science – TIME 12/11/18

Michigan State Police escort home girl with life-threatening disease – Fox News 12/11/18

Young girl wakes up from two-week coma: ‘Our Christmas miracle is happening’ – Fox News 12/11/18

Woman had left breast removed after contracting sepsis in implant – Fox News 12/11/18

Terminally ill mom dies week after dream wedding – Fox News 12/11/18

More violence, sexual infections when sex work is criminalized, study finds – CNN 12/11/18

The beef with beef – CNN 12/11/18

FDA warns consumers about e-cigarette liquids laced with erectile dysfunction drug – CNN 12/11/18

Crosswords and puzzles do not prevent mental decline, study says – CNN 12/11/18

Jimmy Dean sausage recalled due to metal contamination – CNN 12/11/18

Animal attacks cost us more than $1 billion a year, and they’re becoming more common – CNN 12/11/18

Why so many people are becoming allergic to meat – CNN 12/11/18

Breaking news alert: People are inherently good, nonviolent – CNN 12/11/18

Your aging brain: Is it ‘use it or lose it’? – Chicago Tribune 12/11/18

No cash, no heart. Transplant centers require proof of payment – Chicago Tribune 12/11/18

1 in 10 will develop eczema in lifetime – Chicago Tribune 12/11/18

Can We Ever Be Truly Fearless? – The New York Times 12/11/18

How Do You Recover After Millions Have Watched You Overdose? – The New York Times 12/11/18

2018: The Year in Dissonance – The New York Times 12/11/18

The farm bill could do more for animals than any legislation in recent history – The Washington Post 12/11/18

Don’t give the same old fruit basket. Consider these healthy, thoughtful food items. – The Washington Post 12/11/18

Trump administration poised to crack down on health providers that are trying to lower costs – The Washington Post 12/11/18

Exercise Wins: Fit Seniors Can Have Hearts That Look 30 Years Younger – NPR 12/10/18

Doctors caught between struggling opioid patients and crackdown on prescriptions – Fox News 12/10/18

Boy, 6, diagnosed with flesh-eating bacteria after positive strep test – Fox News 12/10/18

James Bond has a ‘severe’ drinking problem, researchers argue – Fox News 12/10/18

As doctors taper or end opioid prescriptions, many patients driven to despair, suicide – Fox News 12/10/18

Maintaining your weight through the holidays – CNN 12/10/18

Increased breast cancer risk might last decades after childbirth, study says – CNN 12/10/18

Breast cancer testing guidelines out of date, missing genetic screening, says study – CNN 12/10/18

How to check your medical records for dangerous errors – CNN 12/10/18

Holiday hospitalization carries higher risks, study says – CNN 12/10/18

These must-haves for your gym bag let you freshen up after a workout – Los Angeles Times 12/10/18

Here’s what it takes to avoid gaining weight this holiday season – Los Angeles Times 12/10/18

Trump administration poised to strip protections from up to two-thirds of California streams and millions of acres nationwide – Los Angeles Times 12/10/18

The CDC keeps warning people not to eat raw cookie dough — even though it’s delicious – Chicago Tribune 12/10/18

Cookies are not the enemy: Smarter ways to think about food during the holidays – Chicago Tribune 12/10/18

How to stay fit and keep running even at 50-something – Chicago Tribune 12/10/18

Struggling Gilead Taps Roche Executive as New CEO – The Wall Street Journal 12/10/18

Can We Really Inherit Trauma? – The New York Times 12/10/18

Is Screen Time Bad for Kids’ Brains? – The New York Times 12/10/18

What We Know About Diet and Weight Loss – The New York Times 12/10/18

In Remote Villages, Surprising New Measures Save Children With Malaria – The New York Times 12/10/18

How to Foster Empathy in Children – The New York Times 12/10/18

Why Is Children’s Masturbation Such a Secret? – The New York Times 12/10/18

Hospital-Acquired Infections Are Declining – The New York Times 12/10/18

Cookies are not the enemy: Smarter ways of thinking about food during the holidays – The Washington Post 12/10/18

The Trump administration removed a training guide for Latino outreach from an ACA website – The Washington Post 12/10/18

Romania hospital reports 39 babies diagnosed with superbug – Fox News 12/9/18

Henna tattoo leaves girl, 3, with chemical burn in shape of cat – Fox News 12/9/18

Michigan boy, 12, rakes leaves to raise money for gravestone of friend who died of cancer – Fox News 12/9/18

How far will you go to reduce your beef intake? – CNN 12/9/18

Hospital Beds Get Digital Upgrade – The Wall Street Journal 12/9/18

Seeking Clues to Longevity in Lonesome George’s Genes – The New York Times 12/8/18

Trump administration halts study that would use fetal tissue ‘to discover a cure for HIV’ – The Washington Post 12/9/18

Trump administration resists global climate efforts at home and overseas – The Washington Post 12/9/18

9 ways to handle holiday food when you have diabetes – Fox News 12/8/18

To Stay Speedy in His 70s, He Got Buff – The Wall Street Journal 12/8/18

Doctors and Disclosures – The New York Times 12/8/18

A Doctor Says a Woman Died From a Brain-Eating Amoeba After Using a Neti Pot. Are They Safe? – TIME 12/7/18

Should you run outside in winter? – Fox News 12/7/18

Generic drugmaker to sell alternative to EpiPen injectors – Fox News 12/7/18

Mom with cancer whose search for bone marrow donor went viral gives birth to twins – Fox News 12/7/18

Man whose wife died 6 days after giving birth now on mission to educate parents on maternal mortality – Fox News 12/7/18

Most US adults have not gotten a flu shot for this mild season – CNN 12/7/18

Columbia University and its hospitals sued over doctor’s sexual abuse – CNN 12/7/18

On the hunt for ‘zombie fungi’ that could save lives — and the planet – CNN 12/7/18

Traffic accidents are eighth leading cause of death globally, according to WHO – CNN 12/7/18

Sedative addiction and anxiety on the rise among children, reports show – CNN 12/7/18

Holiday dessert options that won’t totally submarine your diet – Los Angeles Times 12/7/18

Manners matter: Raising a polite child is more important than ever – Miami Herald 12/7/18

Parents should set expectations for their kids all year long – Miami Herald 12/7/18

Five easy skin fixes for men over 60 – Miami Herald 12/7/18

Does stress really cause us to snack more and eat more sweets? – Miami Herald 12/7/18

Older Americans Are Flocking to Medical Marijuana – The New York Times 12/7/18

U.N. AIDS Agency Is in ‘State of Crisis’ and Needs New Leader, Report Says – The New York Times 12/7/18

Six Michigan Doctors Charged in $464 Million Insurance and Opioid Scheme – The New York Times 12/7/18

The Planet Has Seen Sudden Warming Before. It Wiped Out Almost Everything. – The New York Times 12/7/18

Does ‘Having It All’ Mean Doing It All? – The New York Times 12/7/18

Do Cruciferous Vegetables Really Fight Cancer? – The New York Times 12/7/18

Affordable, friendly Nevis offers the perfect site for a do-it-yourself wellness retreat – The Washington Post 12/7/18

‘All I want for Christmas’ is the shingles vaccine, but it’s nearly impossible to find – The Washington Post 12/7/18

Obamacare enrollment is down 11 percent from last year – The Washington Post 12/7/18

Is America Ready For Prescription Heroin? – NPR 12/6/18

He Saved the Largest Venomous Snake in the Americas. Now, He Hopes It Could Save Human Lives – TIME 12/6/18

An Inside Look at Apple’s Biggest Step Yet in Health Care – TIME 12/6/18

40% of Americans Don’t Plan to Get a Flu Shot. They’re Putting Others at Risk – TIME 12/6/18

Researchers inch closer toward male contraceptive gel — but will men use it? – Fox News 12/6/18

Woman nearly lost top lip after getting botched fillers at ‘Botox’ party – Fox News 12/6/18

Colorado dad welcomes baby girl, loses wife on same day – Fox News 12/6/18

Chemicals found in makeup, soap, other personal care products may speed up puberty in girls, study says – Fox News 12/6/18

NYC health officials ban unvaccinated kids from school amid measles outbreak in Orthodox Jewish community – Fox News 12/6/18

Man coughs up part of lung while being treated for heart failure – Fox News 12/6/18

Company recalls infant Ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS – Fox News 12/6/18

Formerly conjoined twins head home after 7 surgeries – Fox News 12/6/18

Haiti boy gets ‘miracle’ treatment for tumor with help of Christian missionary, Jewish doctor, Muslim Family – Fox News 12/6/18

Ebola cases surge in Congo, with women and children disproportionately sick – CNN 12/6/18

Why is pizza so addictive? – CNN 12/6/18

Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak tied to 9 more illnesses, FDA says – CNN 12/6/18

Dr. Sanjay Gupta tests the Apple Watch’s new ECG heart monitor – CNN 12/6/18

Four emerging STDs that you can’t afford to ignore – CNN 12/6/18

Body fat levels linked to breast cancer risk in post-menopausal women – CNN 12/6/18

Ancient ancestor of the bacteria that causes plague found in 5,000-year-old human remains – Los Angeles Times 12/6/18

Disneyland tower suggested as Legionnaires’ disease source – Chicago Tribune 12/6/18

Carb cycling: An exercise in weight loss, muscle gain – Chicago Tribune 12/6/18

J&J’s Actelion to Pay $360 Million in Federal Probe of Payments to Charity – The Wall Street Journal 12/6/18

Growth in U.S. Health-Care Spending Slows – The Wall Street Journal 12/6/18

Children Move Less Starting at Age 6 – The New York Times 12/6/18

Why Is Obamacare Enrollment Down? – The New York Times 12/6/18

An air fryer offers a healthier way to cook foods kids will love – The Washington Post 12/6/18

Trump’s big boasts about China’s fentanyl crackdown, explained – The Washington Post 12/6/18

Parents should encourage girls to get angry and show it. Here’s how. – The Washington Post 12/6/18

Infections May Raise The Risk Of Mental Illness In Children – NPR 12/5/18

Are Eggs Healthy? Here’s What Experts Say – TIME 12/5/18

Florida firefighter donates kidney to help save stranger – Fox News 12/5/18

Domestic assault survivor who underwent face transplant loses sight 11 years after lye attack – Fox News 12/5/18

Blood test can detect cancer in 10 minutes, researchers claim – Fox News 12/5/18

Man’s eyes, neck swell in bizarre reaction to hair dye – Fox News 12/5/18

Trip to chiropractor led to brain cyst discovery, woman says – Fox News 12/5/18

Human migration is a pressing public health issue, report says – CNN 12/5/18

Tackling climate change could save millions of lives, report says – CNN 12/5/18

Australian researchers develop 10-minute cancer test – CNN 12/5/18

Recall on blood pressure medications expanded to include all lots due to cancer concern – Miami Herald 12/5/18

If you plan to travel to Cuba, bring repellent: Deadly dengue virus has returned – Miami Herald 12/5/18

A tiny button that can save you from sunburn — Northwestern researchers release a next-wave UV sensor – Chicago Tribune 12/5/18

The heart may pay a price when students use energy drinks to cram for finals – Chicago Tribune 12/5/18

A toddler needs extremely rare blood to beat cancer. The world is helping her find it. – Chicago Tribune 12/5/18

Arthritis at 30? Youth sports injuries can turn into chronic problems, doctors warn – Chicago Tribune 12/5/18

How Much Do Hot Drinks Help on a Cold Day? – The Wall Street Journal 12/5/18

Six to 8 Hours a Night May Be the Sweet Spot for Sleep – The New York Times 12/5/18

Why Are Scientists So Upset About the First Crispr Babies? – The New York Times 12/5/18

What a Hungry Snail Reveals About Your Grocery Store Breakdowns – The New York Times 12/5/18

My Husband Was Hurt by an I.E.D. The Lasting Injury Was to Our Family. – The New York Times 12/5/18

Nike Vaporfly 4% Shoe May Make Some Run Faster – The New York Times 12/5/18

House Democrats want more aggressive scrutiny of health-care mergers – The Washington Post 12/5/18

Got bloating or hives? Don’t diagnose your own food allergy or sensitvity. Do this instead. – The Washington Post 12/5/18

Trump administration threatens future of HIV research hub – The Washington Post 12/5/18

The First Baby Has Been Born After a Uterus Transplant From a Deceased Donor – TIME 12/4/18

The CDC Has Confirmed a Record Number of Cases of a Rare, Polio-Like Illness – TIME 12/4/18

Here’s One Simple Way You Can Start Eating Healthier – TIME 12/4/18

Woman claims she lost eye after parasite got stuck behind contact lens during shower – Fox News 12/4/18

Clemson University students, visitors warned after confirmed mumps case – Fox News 12/4/18

Sculptor unknowingly poisons self with own art, will ‘never fully recover’ – Fox News 12/4/18

Beef recall expands to 12 million pounds over salmonella fears – Fox News 12/4/18

Montana 6-year-old is state’s first flu death of season, family says – Fox News 12/4/18

Hospital investigating after mom claims staff ignored ill baby – Fox News 12/4/18

Chrissy Teigen inspires parents to share photos of babies with head-shaping helmets – CNN 12/4/18

For gifted kids, better to be hands-on or -off? – CNN 12/4/18

Too much sleep linked to a greater risk of disease and death, study finds – CNN 12/4/18

Girl tried twice to kill herself. They took her off suicide watch. It was a fatal error. – Miami Herald 12/4/18

Stimulating one brain area may ease tough-to-treat depression – Chicago Tribune 12/4/18

Accepting Alzheimer’s, One Lost Memory at a Time – The New York Times 12/4/18

Don’t touch that movie popcorn! Avoid these six germy situations this holiday season. – The Washington Post 12/4/18

Trump administration lets Medicare plans off the hook – The Washington Post 12/4/18

Before Starting A Statin, Talk It Over With Your Doctor – NPR 12/3/18

How Much Protein Do You Really Need? – NPR 12/3/18

China Has Promised to Crack Down on Fentanyl. Here’s What That Could Mean for Overdose Deaths in the U.S. – TIME 12/3/18

Toddler in remission gets Make-A-Wish Disney dream trip – Fox News 12/3/18

Marine veteran says dog sniffed out cancer 3 times – Fox News 12/3/18

Childhood cancer survivor becomes nurse at hospital that helped save her – Fox News 12/3/18

Surgeons remove massive cancerous tumor from man’s jaw – Fox News 12/3/18

Dad’s picture of sleeping toddler captures frightening cancer symptom – Fox News 12/3/18

The joy and practical wisdom of running – CNN 12/3/18

Depression, alcoholism often an unbearable combination – Miami Herald 12/3/18

Cancer patient, 33, feeling ‘very old.’ Any safe skincare suggestions? – Miami Herald 12/3/18

Basketball player’s foot injury didn’t heal, now causing pain again – Miami Herald 12/3/18

Diabetics Take Extreme Measures as Insulin Costs Soar – The Wall Street Journal 12/3/18

A Reason to Think Twice on Your Child’s ADHD Diagnosis – The Wall Street Journal 12/3/18

Now Mental Health Patients Can Specify Their Care Before Hallucinations and Voices Overwhelm Them – The New York Times 12/3/18

The Secret to Good Health May Be a Walk in the Park – The New York Times 12/3/18

Why Hospitals Should Let You Sleep – The New York Times 12/3/18

Drink or Breathe? Babies Have to Do Both – The New York Times 12/3/18

Quiet Casualty of Sri Lanka’s Political Crisis: A Sugar Tax – The New York Times 12/3/18

The Placenta, an Afterthought No Longer – The New York Times 12/3/18

As medical community speaks out on gun violence, Democrats vow to push legislation – The Washington Post 12/3/18

Study bolsters findings that marathons increase heart stress. But what it means is unclear. – The Washington Post 12/3/18

If you’re single with cancer, you may get less aggressive treatment than a married person – The Washington Post 12/3/18

Study: Dental painkillers may put young people at risk of opioid addiction – The Washington Post 12/3/18

Gene therapies could trransform the treatment of sickle cell disease – The Washington Post 12/3/18

My mother has forgotten everything, including me. But her love is still here. – Chicago Tribune 12/2/18

Friends can improve your health and well-being, especially during the holidays – The Washington Post 12/2/18

George H.W. Bush Died Less Than 8 Months After His Wife of 73 Years. Doctors Explain Why That’s So Common – TIME 12/1/18

The Future of HIV Treatment Might Not Involve Pills – TIME 12/1/18

The scientist, the twins and the experiment that geneticists say went too far – CNN 12/1/18

The Chef Who Left His Kitchen To Keep Off 200 Pounds – The Wall Street Journal 12/1/18

Genetically Modified People Are Walking Among Us – The New York Times 12/1/18

‘From Nothing to Gangbusters’: A Treatment for Sickle-Cell Disease Proves Effective in Africa – The New York Times 12/1/18

Loss and Bravery: Intimate Snapshots From the First Decade of the AIDS Crisis – The New York Times 12/1/18

New drugs, decades in the making are providing relief for migraines. – The Washington Post 12/1/18

‘I don’t fell like I’m doing something wrong’: Yuppies have discovered pot — and they like it – The Washington Post 12/1/18

Neuroscientist thinks one way to fight opioid addiction is to tackle loneliness – The Washington Post 12/1/18