Health News July 2017

Important health topics being covered by reliable news sources:

How to enjoy aromatherapy safely – Fox News 7/31/17

The Mediterranean diet doesn’t benefit everyone, study says – CNN 7/31/17

Is ‘overfat’ the new obesity? – CNN 7/31/17

Tips for raising an optimistic child in a world of pessimism – CNN 7/31/17

How to Survive a Rip Current: First, Don’t Fight It – The New York Times 7/31/17

A Dangerous, ‘Silent Reservoir’ for Gonorrhea: The Throat – The New York Times 7/31/17

What Does Your Microbiome Say About You? – The New York Times 7/31/17

When Children Lose Siblings, They Face an Increased Risk of Death – The New York Times 7/31/17

Dry Eyes Deserve Attention – The New York Times 7/31/17

Binge Drinking Drops Among Teenagers – The New York Times 7/31/17

Marijuana experts scored prospective Md. pot businesses. Some had ties to them. – The Washington Post 7/31/17

Maybe this is why you can’t lose the weight – Los Angeles Times 7/30/17

A New Way for Therapists to Get Inside Heads: Virtual Reality – The New York Times 7/30/17

Here’s your chance to work on your yoga handstand – Los Angeles Times 7/29/17

How to Repair the Health Law (It’s Tricky but Not Impossible) – The New York Times 7/29/17

Getting ready for college? Consider these vaccines – Fox News 7/28/17

Carbon monoxide: How to stay safe – CNN 7/28/17

The healthiest of road trip fast food restaurant meals – CNN 7/28/17

F.D.A. Delays Rules That Would Have Limited E-Cigarettes on Market – The New York Times 7/28/17

How Much Protein Do We Need? – The New York Times 7/28/17

5 Takeaways From the Failed Senate Effort to Repeal Obamacare – The New York Times 7/28/17

Can frequent, moderate drinking ward off diabetes? – CNN 7/27/17

Researchers question whether you should really finish your antibiotics – CNN 7/27/17

The microscopic critter that can survive almost anything – CNN 7/27/17

Whooping Cough Cases Double in Indiana in a Year, Prompting a Call to Vaccinate – The New York Times 7/27/17

Overweight at 17? Your Colon Cancer Risk Rises – The New York Times 7/27/17

Good News on Headphones and Hearing Loss – The New York Times 7/27/17

In U.S. First, Scientists Edit Genes of Human Embryos – The New York Times 7/27/17

For Kids With Cancer, Focusing on Quality of Life – The New York Times 7/27/17

Changing your perspective about weight loss may change the outcome, too – The Washington Post 7/27/17

Does running really harden your arteries? – Fox News 7/26/17

How to make your brain younger – Fox News 7/26/17

Why intense workouts are leading to a life-threatening condition – CNN 7/26/17

When is it really time for couples therapy? – CNN 7/26/17

Senate Soundly Rejects Repeal-Only Health Plan – The New York Times 7/26/17

Quantifying the Benefits of Owning a Dog – The New York Times 7/26/17

Case of Zika Virus, Likely Spread by Mosquito, Is Reported in Texas – The New York Times 7/26/17

How Tattoos Might Affect Your Workout – The New York Times 7/26/17

Trying to conceive? Think about what you’re eating. – The Washington Post 7/26/17

Experts say detoxing while pregnant can be safe – CNN 7/25/17

Local veggies delivered with one click – CNN 7/25/17

More evidence treatment zeroes HIV transmission during sex while the world awaits a vaccine – CNN 7/25/17

Senate Health Care Decision: Pence Breaks Senate Tie – The New York Times 7/25/17

How to Build Resilience in Midlife – The New York Times 7/25/17

What does ‘natural flavors’ really mean? – The Washington Post 7/25/17

Statins: What happens to patients who stop taking them after side effects? – CNN 7/24/17

How heat stroke kills – CNN 7/24/17

Enlisting Virtual Reality to Ease Real Pain – The Wall Street Journal 7/24/17

The Subtle Signs of a Thyroid Disorder – The New York Times 7/24/17

In Some Countries, Women Get Days Off for Period Pain – The New York Times 7/24/17

England’s Mental Health Experiment: No-Cost Talk Therapy – The New York Times 7/24/17

It’s High Time for Ticks, Which Are Spreading Diseases Farther – The New York Times 7/24/17

Dump the junk with these barbecue treats that still carry plenty of pop – Los Angeles Times 7/23/17

Companies Rush to Develop ‘Utterly Transformative’ Gene Therapies – The New York Times 7/23/17

New Jersey raises smoking age to 21 – CNN 7/22/17

The tastiest way to prevent skin cancer – Fox News 7/21/17

Foods that can suppress appetite, aid weight loss – CNN 7/21/17

Should We Be Buying Iodized Salt? – The New York Times 7/21/17

Another Possible Indignity of Age: Arrest – The New York Times 7/21/17

Popcorn lung: Are people who vape at risk? – Fox News 7/20/17

Depression in heart attack survivors is common, often untreated – CNN 7/20/17

These Americans Hated the Health Law. Until the Idea of Repeal Sank In. – The New York Times 7/20/17

Certain Antibiotics May Increase Risk of Birth Defects – The New York Times 7/20/17

The Risk of Exertional Heatstroke to Young Athletes – The New York Times 7/20/17

A Sensor on Your Skin That Looks and Feels Like a Temporary Tattoo – The New York Times 7/20/17

Long Workdays May Be Bad for Your Heart – The New York Times 7/20/17

10-year-old Miami boy dies after suspected skin contact with fentanyl – CNN 7/19/17

Special training plus medication helps advanced Alzheimer’s patients: Study – Chicago Tribune 7/19/17

You don’t need to go full vegan to get the vegan benefits – Chicago Tribune 7/19/17

The Toll of Exercise on the Heart (and Why You May Not Need to Worry) – The New York Times 7/19/17

Are You a Carboholic? Why Cutting Carbs Is So Tough – The New York Times 7/19/17

Scientists plan to trick Zika-carrying mosquitoes into breeding themselves out of… – The Washington Post 7/19/17

Unapproved stem-cell treatments touted on federal database… – The Washington Post 7/19/17

Newborn dies after contracting life-threatening illness from kiss, family says – Fox News 7/18/17

Are you getting a UTI? – Fox News 7/18/17

What to know about acid burns – CNN 7/18/17

How bulimics’ brains are different – CNN 7/18/17

Working too much may spark irregular heart rhythm, study finds – Chicago Tribune 7/18/17

Diet drinks are associated with weight gain, new research suggests – Chicago Tribune 7/18/17

GOP Senate Leader Mitch McConnell Abandons Health-Care Bill – The Wall Street Journal 7/18/17

‘Let Obamacare Fail,’ Trump Says as G.O.P. Health Bill Collapses – The New York Times 7/18/17

In Health Care, Republicans Could Learn From Rwanda – The New York Times 7/18/17

Is pork good for you? It’s complicated. – The Washington Post 7/18/17

Are distracted doctors risking patients’ safety? – Fox News 7/17/17

Artificial sweeteners may not be risk free – Fox News 7/17/17

9 factors that raise your risk of a tick bite – Fox News 7/17/17

Mediterranean style diet may prevent dementia – CNN 7/17/17

The life-changing science of photographing your clutter – CNN 7/17/17

How tapering off opioids can help people with chronic pain – CNN 7/17/17

When a teenager dislocates his shoulder, surgery is often needed to stabilize it – Miami Herald 7/17/17

Mental health care disparities hit minority and Hispanic communities – Miami Herald 7/17/17

Screen time for young children: When and how to introduce mobile devices – Miami Herald 7/17/17

New diabetes treatment teaches rogue immune cells to behave – Chicago Tribune 7/17/17

As Workouts Intensify, a Harmful Side Effect Grows More Common – The New York Times 7/17/17

Health Care Overhaul Collapses as Two Republican Senators Defect – The New York Times 7/17/17

Houston Braces for Another Brush With the Peril of Zika – The New York Times 7/17/17

Low-carb vs. low-fat: New research says it doesn’t really matter – The Washington Post 7/17/17

Insurers join the din of opposition to the Senate health care bill – The Washington Post 7/17/17

Sabrett hot dogs recalled over pieces of bone – CNN 7/15/17

The Joy of the Jump Rope – The Wall Street Journal 7/15/17

Is your shampoo safe? Avoid these harmful ingredients  -Fox News 7/14/17

Scientists say they’ve found a link between breast-feeding, lower risk of MS – Fox News 7/14/17

ER doctors insist there’s no such thing as ‘dry drowning’ or ‘delayed drowning’ – Fox News 7/14/17

102 synthetic marijuana overdose patients in 3 days in 1 county – CNN 7/14/17

How to order fast food meals low-calorie – CNN 7/14/17

Anabolic steroids cause workout supplement capsules to be recalled – Miami Herald 7/14/17

American runners have never been slower, a new report says — but why? – Chicago Tribune 7/14/17

Why running to ‘burn off’ that ice cream is missing the point – The Washington Post 7/14/17

When a woman took sick days for mental health, her email sparked a larger discussion – CNN 7/13/17

Michigan to institute harsher penalty for female genital mutilation – CNN 7/13/17

The U.S. should rethink its entire approach to painkillers and the people addicted to… – Los Angeles Times 7/13/17

Senate Republicans Unveil New Health Bill, but Divisions Remain – The New York Times 7/13/17

Half a million Medicare recipients were prescribed too many opioid drugs last… – The Washington Post 7/13/17

Surprising numbers of kids at risk for toxic stress damage – Fox News 7/12/17

Stevia could offer cure for Lyme disease, researchers say -Fox News 7/12/17

Are raw eggs safe to eat — and do they have more nutrients? – Fox News 7/12/17

Families take a risky road trip to save their health care – CNN 7/12/17

What to know about snortable chocolate – CNN 7/12/17

A chaplain designed a way for ICU patients to request prayers, poetry and a hand to hold – CNN 7/12/17

For prostate cancer, surgery isn’t necessarily best option, study says – Chicago Tribune 7/12/17

Enlisting Virtual Reality to Ease Real Pain – The Wall Street Journal 7/12/17

Don’t Assume That Private Insurance Is Better Than Medicaid – The New York Times 7/12/17

The Chemicals in Your Mac and Cheese – The New York Times 7/12/17

High-Intensity Workouts May Be Good at Any Age – The New York Times 7/12/17

Novel cancer treatment wins endorsement of FDA advisers – The Washington Post 7/12/17

Meningitis shot also offers some defense against gonorrhea, study finds – Fox News 7/11/17

Measles outbreak kills 35 across Europe – Fox News 7/11/17

What’s the best time of day to exercise? – CNN 7/11/17

These 6 workouts can keep you cool while others sweat out the summer – Miami Herald 7/11/17

Ex-smokers now outnumber smokers, but cessation efforts still face uphill battle – Chicago Tribune 7/11/17

The perfect summer snack? Watermelon hydrates you and is packed with… – The Washington Post 7/11/17

Here’s what it’s really like to do IVF: One woman’s story – Fox News 7/10/17

5 ways to relieve period cramps naturally -Fox News 7/10/17

Alcohol withdrawal: Here’s how you can die from it – Fox News 7/10/17

Tobacco use jumps 80% in top-grossing movies – CNN 7/10/17

Research raises hopes for gonorrhea vaccine – CNN 7/10/17

Two big studies bolster the claim that coffee – even decaf – is good for you – Los Angeles Times 7/10/17

Your child is obese — now what can you do about it? – Miami Herald 7/10/17

Avoid this chemical when shopping for sunscreen – Miami Herald 7/10/17

Prescriptions too costly? Here’s how to get cheaper meds – Miami Herald 7/10/17

Depression may be helped by boosting your magnesium – Miami Herald 7/10/17

Many teens still denied ‘morning after’ pill at pharmacies – Chicago Tribune 7/10/17

Surgery minus morphine – getting opioids out of the OR – Chicago Tribune 7/10/17

Health Plans That Nudge Patients to Do the Right Thing – The New York Times 7/10/17

Brain-training games don’t really train brains, a new study suggests – The Washington Post 7/10/17

Senate Democrats seek new allies in effort to scuttle Obamacare overhaul… – The Washington Post 7/10/17

Schools Look to Ease Stigma of Counseling – The Wall Street Journal 7/9/17

Swimrun: A Double-or-Nothing Endurance Test  – The Wall Street Journal 7/8/17

The price of a sunburn is higher than you may realize – The Washington Post 7/8/17

Exactly what to do if you get a tick bite – Fox News 7/7/17

WHO warns of untreatable superbug gonorrhoea found in at least 3 patients – Fox News 7/7/17

Painkiller maker stops sales at FDA request because of abuse – Fox News 7/7/17

4 weird things that may trigger food allergies and sensitivities in adults – Fox news 7/7/17

Sandbox sickness: Diarrhea-causing bacteria found in playgrounds – Fox News 7/7/17

The children most likely to be bullied by their own friends – CNN 7/7/17

Lots of kids misdiagnosed as allergic to penicillin: Report – Chicago Tribune 7/7/17

The Patient Wants to Leave. The Hospital Says ‘No Way.’ – The New York Times 7/7/17

Scientists synthesize smallpox cousin in ominous breakthrough – The Washington Post 7/7/17

Infant’s tragic baby blanket death moves mom to warn others – Fox News 7/6/17

Mom dies after taking online diet pills – Fox News 7/6/17

West Nile virus case confirmed in Mississippi – Fox News 7/6/17

Grenfell fire: What it takes to survive when you lose everything – CNN 7/6/17

Mom’s sweet tooth may be linked to child’s allergies, study says – CNN 7/6/17

How sunscreen works – CNN 7/6/17

On Your Bike, Watch Out for the Air – The New York Times 7/6/17

Going ‘lectin-free’ is the latest pseudoscience diet fad – The Washington Post 7/6/17

Opioid prescriptions dropped for the first time in the modern drug crisis – The Washington Post 7/6/17

Why mosquitoes are considered a worldwide threat – Fox News 7/5/17

How to recognize heroin addiction and help with recovery – Fox News 7/5/17

‘Stem-cell tourism’ needs tighter controls, say medical experts – Fox News 7/5/17

Living while dying: ‘Little Buddha’ wisdom from a terminally ill ‘goofball’ – CNN 7/5/17

Does my sense of smell make me look fat? In mice, the answer seems to be yes – Los Angeles Times 7/5/17

Is it safe to take anti-inflammatory meds for a long time? – Miami Herald 7/5/17

Exercising your facial muscles does not help you look younger​ – Miami Herald 7/5/17

What happens if you try to watch the eclipse without special glasses? Nothing good. – Chicago Tribune 7/5/17

Poor Sleep Tied to Increased Alzheimer’s Risk – The New York Times 7/5/17

Heartburn Drugs May Increase Risk of Early Death – The New York Times 7/5/17

Gyro-what? This rapidly growing workout seeks to lengthen, strengthen and heal. – The Washington Post 7/5/17

Are you suffering from a parathyroid condition? – Fox News 7/4/17

Hemorrhoids: Dangers, treatments and prevention – CNN 7/4/17

‘Brain training’ app improves memory in people with cognitive decline – Fox News 7/3/17

Finding peace through mindful running – CNN 7/3/17

July 4th can bring additional stress to those with PTSD – Miami Herald 7/3/17

Negotiating cancer: 8 tips from someone who’s done it – Chicago Tribune 7/3/17

Tattoo remorse? What you need to know about erasing your ink – Chicago Tribune 7/3/17

Is Alcohol Good for You? An Industry-Backed Study Seeks Answers – The New York Times 7/3/17

What I Wish I’d Known About My Knees – The New York Times 7/3/17

With a Tick Boom, It’s Not Just Lyme Disease You Have to Fear – The New York Times 7/3/17

Ebola outbreak in DRC is over, WHO says – CNN 7/2/17

Want to slow down your aging process? Mind-set can be key, oldest seniors say. – The Washington Post 7/2/17

Cuts threaten rural hospitals ‘hanging on by their fingernails’ – CNN 7/1/17

Jillian Michaels wants to jump-start your fitness (and swears it will be fun!) – Los Angeles Times 7/1/17

How to keep skin looking young? We asked the experts – Los Angeles Times 7/1/17

​​How Cyclists Can Stay Safe on the Road – The Wall Street Journal 7/1/17

A Fitness Plan Based on Lots and Lots of Disc Golf  – The Wall Street Journal 7/1/17