Health News January 2019

Important health topics being covered by reliable news sources:

In a new book, James Fell says ‘ah-HA!” moments are what can really change your life – Los Angeles Times

Why sleepless nights can mean more painful days – Chicago Tribune

Sackler Scion’s Email Reveals Push for High-Dose OxyContin, New Lawsuit Disclosures Claim – The New York Times

What the ’10-Year Challenge’ Might Say About You, and Me – The New York Times

We Tried 5 Cold-Weather Experiments. Instant Slushies, Frozen Bubbles and More. – The New York Times

E-cigarettes beat traditional methods of helping smokers quit in new clinical trial – Los Angeles Times

Recall expanded of baby drops sold at Walmart and CVS. Same Family Dollar drops recalled. – Miami Herald

When it comes to breathing during exercise, you’re probably doing it wrong – Chicago Tribune

An allergy to the cold weather is a real thing — and it can be deadly – Chicago Tribune

He Swallowed a Toothpick. It Could Have Killled Him. – The New York Times

E-Cigarettes Are Effective at Helping Smokers Quit, a Study Says – The New York Times

I.V.F. Coverage Is the Benefit Everyone Wants – The New York Times

Rubber and Wood in Chicken Nuggets: Why 120,000 Pounds Were Recalled – The New York Times

Rotavirus Vaccine May Protect Against Type 1 Diabetes – The New York Times

How to Make Your Office More Ergonomically Correct – The New York Times

Opioid Lawsuits Are Headed to Trial. Here’s Why the Stakes Are Getting Uglier. – The New York Times

This Is Your Brain Off Facebook – The New York Times

Searching for the Genetic Underpinnings of Morning Persons and Night Owls – The New York Times

Can Low-Impact Sports Like Cycling Be Putting Your Bones at Risk? – The New York Times

Awake on the Table – The New York Times

Lessons From Behind the Curtain – The New York Times

There are a lot of toothbrush options out there. We asked experts for their picks – The Washington Post

Rubber chicken? Plastic pollo? Either way, 36,000 pounds of chicken nuggets got recalled – Miami Herald

Nut butter maker recalls all 19 varieties after several tests reveal listeria – Miami Herald

Walgreens to pay millions to settle two cases of overcharging for prescription drugs – Miami Herald

Here’s the secret to living to 90 years old, study says – Chicago Tribune

To panic or not to panic: There’s mold in your kids’ bath toys – Chicago Tribune

Twinkies and tapeworms: 7 quirky (and risky) diets you probably shouldn’t try – Chicago Tribune

Your baby’s cold may be RSV, a respiratory illness – Chicago Tribune

How to Avoid Frostbit and Hypothermia in Extreme Cold Weather – The New York Times

Seeking Superpowers in the Axolotl Genome – The New York Times

Fighting the Stigma of Mental Illness Through Music – The New York Times

Could nasal breathing improve athletic performance? – The Washington Post

Obesity, climate change and hunger must be fought as one, health experts declare – Los Angeles Times

Here’s the latest from the FDA on blood pressure meds with a cancer-causing element – Miami Herald

Women may need more cooling during or after exercise – Chicago Tribune

Which Allergens Are in Your Food? You Can’t Always Tell From the Labels – The New York Times

Germs in Your Gut Are Taling to Your Brain. Scientists Want to Know What They’re Saying. – The New York Times

Why It Hurts to Lose Sleep – The New York Times

Singapore Says Record for 14,200 H.I.V. Patients, Held by an American, Were Leaked – The New York Times

Study Offers Hint of Hope for Staving Off Dementia in Some People – The New York Times

Caroline Elton Helps Doctors Heal Themselves – The New York Times

The Unsung Role of the Pharmacist in Patient Health – The New York Times

Balancing the Risks and Benefits of Opioids for Children – The New York Times

For Real Weight Control, Try Portion Control – The New York Times

Who decided we should all take 10,000 steps a day, anyway? – The Washington Post

Don’t Kiss Your Pet Hedgehogs, C.D.C. Warns – The New York Times

These Patients Had Sickle-Cell Disease. Experimental Therapies Might Have Cured Them. – The New York Times

When the Cat Needs a Painkiler – The New York Times

Winter workout gear: 9 ways to embrace the cold – Los Angeles Times

Parents, could your teen be ‘Juuling’? – Miami Herald

Even in your 80s, you’re not too old for Botox – Miami Herald

Teen skier who injured knee will likely need surgery to repair – Miami Herald

When facing stress or illnesses, seniors should stick to a protein-rich diet – Chicago Tribune

Why your heart needs a good night’s sleep – Chicago Tribune

The Relics of War Left Behind in an Afghan Clinic – The New York Times

Gracie Gold’s Battle for Olympic Glory Ended in a Fight to Save Herself – The New York Times

The Day They Came to Tell Me My Husband Died – The New York Times

When Should I Take an Antibiotic? – The New York Times

3 conditioning exercises for hip strength – Chicago Tribune

Too much of this hormone in the blood could predict unhealthy aging – Chicago Tribune

In Davos, Prince William Calls for Action on Mental Health – The New York Time

Deadly Ebola Virus Is Found in Liberian Bat, Researchers Say – The New York Times

A Race Against Space – The New York Times

Spinal Fractures Can Be Terribly Painful. A Common Treatment Isn’t Helping. – The New York Time

These are the hidden pitfalls of popular diets you just resolved to follow – CNN

Recall expanded again for heart, blood pressure and kidney drug over possible carcinogen – Miami Herald

Parents often unaware of kids’ suicidal thoughts – Chicago Tribune

Alcohol-linked disease overtakes hep C as top reason for liver transplant – Chicago Tribune

Washington State Becomes Latest Hot Spot in Measles Outbreak – The Wall Street Journal

How Afghans Have Adapted to Life After Losing a Limb? – The New York Times

Fried Foods Tied to Heart Disease in Women – The New York Times

How to Stop Rogue Gene-Editing of Human Embryos? – The New York Times

Even Modest Blood Pressure Elevation in Young Adults May Take a Toll on the Brain – The New York Times

Nurse Charged With Sexual Assault of Woman in Vegetative State Who Gave Birth – The New York Times

Even a 20-Second Exercise ‘Snack’ Can Improve Fitness – The New York Times

You might be able to fight dry winter skin with these three nutrition hacks – The Washington Post

At risk for opioid overdose? There’s an app for that. – Chicago Tribune

In the Office of Tomorrow, Tech Takes a Load Off — but Watch Out for Weight Gain – The Wall Street Journal

Pill Club Raises $51 Million for Birth Control Delivery Service – The Wall Street Journal

Allergic to Penicillin? You May Not Be – The New York Times

What is Toxic Masculinity? – The New York Times

V.A. Wait Times Now Shorter Than for Private Doctors – The New York Times

To Fight Fatty Liver, Avoid Sugary Foods and Drinks – The New York Times

Can a Nice Doctor Make Treatments More Effective? – The New York Times

How Ants Sniff Out the Right Path – The New York Times

Scientists Are Teaching the Body to Accept New Organs – The New York Times

At a standstill with a wellness goal? Exercise equivalents could shed some light. – The Washington Post

Trump Proposals Could Increase Health Costs for Consumers – The New York Times

A Rising Threat to Pregnant Women: Syphilis – The New York Times

Helping Children Conquer Chronic Pain – The New York Times

When Cancer Meets the Internet – The New York Times

Stuck and Stressed: The Health Costs of Traffic – The New York Times

Weighted blankets might ease insomnia and anxiety. Here’s what to know before buying one. – The Washington Post

Can Suicide Be Prevented? – The Wall Street Journal

Why Do We Hurt Robots? – The New York Times

Yoga and Veterans: A Different Kind of Warrior – The New York Times

We tried it: A grueling fitness class inspired by the brutal Spartan Races – Los Angeles Times

A Spartan’s guide to crushing your 2019 fitness goals – Los Angeles Times

Will I always face the threat of a peanut-laden kiss of death? – Chicago Tribune

Researchers see possible link between opioids, birth defect – Chicago Tribune

CVS Health Settles Pricing Fight With Walmart – The Wall Street Journal

The Elderly and Driving: When Is It Time to Hit the Brakes? – The New York Times

Hospitals Stopped Readmitting So Many Medicare Patients. Did That Cost Lives? – The New York Times

Your Sweat Will See You Now – The New York Times

Study Links Drug Maker Gifts to Doctors to More Overdose Deaths – The New York Times

What’s So ‘Indecent’ About Female Pleasure? – The New York Times

What is a Fecal Transplant, and Why Would I Want One? – The New York Times

Five affordable destinations for a do-it-yourself wellness vacation – The Washington Post

The one area of agreement between abortion rights foes and supporters might be crumbling – The Washington Post

Scientists Find Brain Cells That Make Pain Hurt – NPR

The FDA Is Trying to Make It Easier for Drug Companies to Provide Over-the-Counter Opioid Overdose Antidote – TIME

6 High-Protein Foods That Are Healthier Than Beef – TIME

Celebrities Are Fighting Over the ‘Keto’ Diet. Here’s What Science Says About How Healthy It Is – TIME

You’re Not Imagining It: Food Recalls Are Getting More Common. Here’s Why – TIME

Medical marijuana dispensary plans five-store expansion in Miami-Dade County – Miami Herald

F.D.A. Panel Splits on Whether to Approve New Diabetes Drug – The New York Times

Does Marijuana Use Cause Schizophrenia? – The New York Times

A ‘Sentimental Journey’ in the Cancer Clinic – The New York Times

Radon Causes Cancer. These Tourists Drink It Up. – The New York Times

The N.F.L.’s Obesity Scourge – The New York Times

A Cancer Rap, With Thanks to Nina Simone – The New York Times

New York Confronts Its Worst Measles Outbreak in Decades – The New York Times

HHS Secretary Azar is courting Capitol Hill on drug prices – The Washington Post

Is Black Pepper Healthy? Here’s What the Science Says – TIME

High-Dose Vitamin D No Better Than Low-Dose – The New York Times

Sleeping Less Than 6 Hours a Night Tied to Heart Disease – The New York Times

In a Children’s Theater Program, Drama Over a Peanut Allergy – The New York Times

How Exercise May Help Keep Our Memory Sharp – The New York Times

I have become a Marie Kondo disciple. I am proud and ashamed. – The Washington Post

7 steps for getting sick kids back on their feet – The Washington Post

Barr repeats Trump claims that a wall will halt illegal drugs – The Washington Post

Want to Live Longer? For Just 30 Minutes a Day, Do Anything Else But Sit – TIME

Lawsuits Challenge Rules Limiting Who Can Perform Abortions – The Wall Street Journal

For Children With Cancer, Hope for New Treatments – The Wall Street Journal

Sacklers Directed Efforts to Mislead Public About OxyContin, Court Filing Claims – The New York Times

Opposed to G.M.O.s? How Much Do You Know About Them? – The New York Times

Using Sports Psychology for Childbirth – The New York Times

North Korea’s Less-Known Military Threat: Biological Weapons – The New York Times

How workout buddies can help stave off loneliness – The Washington Post

Here’s how the shutdown could jeopardize Obamacare benefits – The Washington Post

A Surgeon Reflects On Death, Life And The ‘Incredible Gift’ Of Organ Transplant – NPR

F.D.A. Says It Will Resume Inspections of Some High-Risk Foods – The New York Times

Opioids, Car Crashes and Falling: The Odds of Dying in the U.S. – The New York Times

The Strange Marketplace for Diabetes Test Strips – The New York Times

You’re Not Getting Much Taller, America. But You Are Getting Bigger. – The New York Times

A Silver Bullet Against the Brain-Eating Amoeba? – The New York Times

A Device That Gives Parents of Stillborn Babies Time to Say Goodbye– The New York Times

The Reasonable Way to View Marijuana’s Risks – The New York Times

Taking the Pain Out of Children’s Shots – The New York Times

Jade rollers: Wrinkle-fighting wonder cure or pointless (yet pretty) sham? – The Washington Post

An Obamacare lawsuit would make it easier for House Democrats to sue Trump over a board wall – The Washington Post

When your child vapes, what’s a parent to do? – CNN

This Flu Season Is Looking Less Severe Than the Last One – The Wall Street Journal

The Art of the Public Divorce Announcement – The Wall Street Journal

Lab Severs Ties With James Watson, Citing ‘Unsubstantiated and Reckless’ Remarks – The New York Times

Memorial Sloan Kettering Curbs Executives’ Ties to Industry After Conflict-of-Interest Scandals – The New York Times

California Adds Its Clout to States Battling High Drug Prices – The New York Times

$3.4 Million Medicaid Fraud Inquiry Hovers Over Nursing Home Where Comatose Woman Was Raped and Had Baby – The New York Times

The Flu Is Widespread in the U.S., and It’s Not Too Late to Get Vaccinated – The New York Times

R. Kelly: Why So Many Ignored the Warning Signs – The New York Times

It’s not just drugmakers criticizing Trump’s effort to lower Medicare drug spending – The Washington Post

A Drug That Eases Miscarriages Is Difficult For Women To Get – NPR

You May Be at Higher Risk of Eating Contaminated Food During the Government Shutdown – TIME

Want to Prevent the Deadliest Diseases? Eat More Fiber – TIME

Are Sweet Potatoes Healthy? Here’s What Experts Say – TIME

Women in the U.S. Are Having Fewer Babies — Especially Here – TIME

Scientists Say This Popular Bathroom Accessory Really Does Help Your Poop Better – TIME

Facing Legal Action, Insurer Now Will Cover People Taking Truvada, an H.I.V.-Prevention Drug – The New York Times

Traditional Masculinity Can Hurt Boys, Say New A.P.A. Guidelines – The New York Times

When to Start With a Gynecologist? – The New York Times

House Democrats are considering ambitious health-care legislation. But they should remember GOP failures. – The Washington Post

Body Fat May Affect Your Brain Volume, Study Says – TIME

Government Shutdown Curtails F.D.A. Food Inspections – The New York Times

How Chummy Are Junk Food Giants and China’s Health Officials? They Share Offices – The New York Times

Hormone Replacement Skin Patches Don’t Raise Risk for Blood Clots – The New York Times

In an Ancient Nun’s Teeth, Blue Paint — and Clues to Medieval Life – The New York Times

Artificial Sweeteners, Not Good, Not Bad – The New York Times

Mind May Trump DNA in Exercise and Eating Habits – The New York Times

There are real humanitarian problems for migrants the Trump administration isn’t fixing – The Washington Post

Millions of People Wrongly Believe They Have Food Allergies – TIME

Cancer Deaths Have Fallen Drastically Over the Last 25 Years. But These Types Are On the Rise – TIME

The Psychiatrist Can See Your Child Now, Virtually – The Wall Street Journal

What’s the Rush? The Power of a Slow Morning – The Wall Street Journal

Botox May Help Prevent Migraines – The New York Times

5 Reproductive Health Issues We Should Be Talking About – The New York Times

Giant Fungus Is Older, Bigger and Rarely Mutates – The New York Times

De Blasio Unveils Health Care Plan for Undocumented and Low-Income New Yorkers – The New York Times

No More Brace Face? Teens Increasingly Use Clear Aligners – The New York Times

Want to stay injury-free this ski season? Here 8 training and equipment tips. – The Washington Post

Should you switch to a mail-order pharmacy? Here are the factors to consider – The Washington Post

Marijuana gives you the munchies. What about CBD? – The Washington Post

Justice Kavanaugh could soon reveal his willingness to take on abortion cases – The Washington Post

Extreme Temperatures May Pose Risks to Some Mail-Order Meds – NPR

How Losing Money Can Increase Your Risk of Heart Disease — Even If You’re Young – TIME

These Are the Best Ways to Improve Your Memory – TIME

When the Illness Is a Mystery, Patients Turn to These Detectives – The New York Times

A Virus Even More Dangerous Than Zika to Pregnant Women – The New York Times

Could Immunotherapy Offer a Cure for Cancer? – The New York Times

Free Trees? Many Detroit Residents Say No Thanks – The New York Times

The Games Animals Play – The New York Times

Managing Children’s Pain After Surgery – The New York Times

Managing Teenage Acne – The New York Times

Why a ‘Passive’ Health Approach Can Produce the Most Action – The New York Times

Congress and Trump may actually take action in 2019 to lower drug prices – The Washington Post

Jazmine Barnes Case Shows How Trauma Can Affect Memory – The New York Times

Donors of Rare Blood Type Sought to Save a Miami Toddler – The New York Times

11-Year-Old Boy’s Death in Brooklyn May Have Been Caused by Airborne Fish Proteins – The New York Times

Being Bored Can Be Good for You — If You Do It Right. Here’s How – TIME

Is Snoring Dangerous? Here’s When to Worry – TIME

F.D.A. Accuses Juul and Altria of Backing Off Plan to Stop Youth Vaping – The New York Times

Dementia May Never Improve, but Many Patients Still Can Learn – The New York Times

One in 10 Adults Has a Food Allergy. Many More Say They Have One. – The New York Times

Can I Ever Recover From Diverticulitis? – The New York Times

How hotels are making it easier to stay fit while traveling – The Washington Post

Why So Many Women Travel to Denmark for Fertility Treatments – TIME

The Silent Shame of Male Infertility – TIME

Thousands of Women Are Born Without a Uterus. A New Procedure Offers Them Hope. – TIME

An Experimental Procedure Could Help More Families Have Healthy Babies. But It’s Not Allowed in the U.S. – TIME

Florida health officials delayed notifying residents about tainted water, emails show – Miami Herald

Hospitals See Opportunity in Bringing Care Facilities to Patients – The Wall Street Journal

Bristol-Myers to Acquire Celgene in Deal Worth $74 Billion – The New York Times

The Unbearable Heaviness of Clutter – The New York Times

To Go Bare Down There? – The New York Times

To Get Mental Health Help For A Child, Desparate Parents Relinquish Custody – NPR

Should You Quite Drinking for Dry January? Here’s What Experts Say – TIME

These Are the 5 Best Diets for 2019, According to Experts – TIME

Fish Oil: Hunting for Evidence to Tip the Scales – The Wall Street Journal

Where Doulas Calm Nerves and Bridge Cultures During Childbirth – The New York Times

Excess Weight Contributes to More Than 7 Percent of Cancers – The New York Times

Cholesterol May Be Higher After the Holidays – The New York Times

Four Simple Words to Help You Live Well – The New York Times

Stand More, Lounge Less? Don’t Do It to Lose Weight – The New York Times

Could Exercising In Frigid Temperatures Make Us Healthier? – NPR

A 6-Pack of Beer for $26? Qatar Doubles the Price of Alcohol – The New York Times

James Watson Had a Chance to Salvage His Reputation on Race. He Made Things Worse. – The New York Times