Health News June 2019

Important health topics being covered by reliable news sources:

When Surgeons Are Abrasive to Co-Workers, Patients’ Health May Suffer – NPR

A Clearer Map For Aging: ‘Elderhood’ Shows How Geriatricians Help Seniors Thrive – NPR

Why Food Reformers Have Mixed Feelings About Eco-Labels – NPR

The Swap: Less Processed Meat, More Plant-Based Food May Boost Longevity – NPR

Can You Reshape Your Brain’s Response to Pain? – NPR

‘Mental Health Parity’ Is Still An Elusive Goal in the U.S. Insurance Coverage – NPR

How Doctors Can Stop Stigmatizing — And Start Helping — Kids With Obesity – NPR

One Possible Solution to the Opioid Crisis in the U.S. Has Been Inexplicably Ignored – TIME

A Year After Approval, Migraine Drugs Are Changing Lives. But Insurance Battles Are Creating a Whole New Headache – TIME

This Past Flu Season Was the Longest in 10 Years, the CDC Says – TIME

How Misinformation Is Making It Almost Impossible to Contain the Ebola Outbreak in DRC – TIME

No, Teenagers Are Not Growing ‘Skull Horns’ Because of Smartphones – TIME

U.S. Suicide Rates Are the Highest They’ve Been Since World War II – TIME

Most People Worldwide Trust That Vaccines Are Safe — But the Number Who Don’t Is Concerning – TIME

Your ZIP Code Might Determine How Long You Live — and the Difference Could Be Decades – TIME

Can Americans Hack Their Way Out of an Aversion to Exercise? – TIME

New Government Estimates Offer Early Hope That Drug Overdose Deaths Are Waning – TIME

Facebook Wants Your Blood – TIME

Women Who Are Denied Abortions May Face Long-Lasting Health Problems, Study Says – TIME

A Flurry of States Have Raised Their Smoking Ages. But Big Tobacco’s Involvement Has Some Health Groups Uneasy – TIME

A Study on Twins Offers Proof That We All Need Personalized Diets – TIME

Americans Eat and Inhale Over 70,000 Plastic Particles Each Year According to a New Analysis – TIME

A Million New STIs Are Contracted Every Day, the WHO Says – TIME

These Dietary Supplements Were Linked to Serious Health Problems in Young People – TIME

Why We Don’t Need Animals to Keep Enjoying Meat – TIME

No, You Probably Shouldn’t Drink 25 Cups of Coffee a Day – TIME

Why Not Everyone Should Sleep with a White Noise Machine – TIME

Why Alcohol Companies Are Betting on Non-Alcoholic ‘Booze’ – TIME

I Love Being a Mom. So I Donated My Uterus to Help Somone Else Become One – TIME

Frozen avocado chunks recalled over possible listeria contamination – Fox News

Smartphones might be to blame for odd bone spikes growing on skulls, study claims – Fox News

Parents feeding kids bleach to ‘cure autism’ draws anger, frustration – Fox News

As US population ages, more elders are subject to physical, sexual and financial abuse – Fox News

Nail polish remover, hair products send thousands of kids to ER, study finds – Fox News

San Franscisco may become first US city to ban sales of e-cigarettes – Fox News

Frozen spinach recalled over possible listeria contamination – Fox News

Lay’s chips recalled over undeclared milk allergen – Fox News

What happens if you don’t take out a splinter? – Fox News

Frozen breakfast burritos recalled after complaints of rocks in product – Fox News

Marijuana damages adolescent brains, health professionals write in op-ed – Fox News

Ragu pasta sauces recalled over possible plastic fragment concerns – Fox News

King Arthur Flour issues recall over possible E. coli contamination – Fox News

Breast implants linked to rare form of cancer, but FDA declines to ban – Fox News

Red Cross says only 3 percent of US population donate blood – Fox News

How long can humans live? – Fox News

Tyson recalls ready-to-eat chicken fritters after complaints of ‘hard plastic’ in product – Fox News

Kroger recalls steaks, beef over possible E. coli contamination – Fox News

Will poppy seeds really show up on a drug test? – Fox News

Kroger recalls frozen berries over possible Hepatitis A contamination – Fox News

Osteopenia: Bone disease striking men 35 to 50 years old – Fox News

New tick-borne disease discovered in China infecting dozens, researchers claim – Fox News

New York Medicaid program provided sex offender with erectile dysfunction drugs through coverage: report – Fox News

California says coffee cancer risk insignificant – Fox News

Latest ‘Vacuum Challenge’ craze could have fatal consequences, health experts warn – Fox News

Deaths from falls among older Americans are on the rise – Fox News

Johnsonville recalls nearly 100,000 pounds of sausage after ‘green plastic’ found in product – Fox News

Dietary supplement ingredient linked to miscarriages, FDA warns – Fox News

FDA food testing finds contamination by ‘forever chemicals’ – Fox News

Drinking coffee, even 25 cups a day, not bad for your heart, new study says – Fox News

Perdue Foods recalls 31,000 pounds of chicken – Fox News

Are you putting yourself at risk for Lyme disease? – Fox News

After surgery, how patients fare may depend on how their doctor behaves, study says – CNN

Flesh-eating bacteria in New Jersey reveal one possible effect of climate change, study says – CNN

Heart disease can have long-term impact on the mind, study say – CNN

300 inmates in Texas’ Harris County jail are quarantined over a mumps outbreak – CNN

Your Facebook profile can indicate if you have a medical condition, a study finds – CNN

Planned Parenthood is building a clinic in Alabama in the face of a near-total ban on abortions – CNN

Changing your meat-eating habits could mean a longer life, study suggests – CNN

Summer camps are requiring children get vaccinated amid measles fears – CNN

Traveling to Europe? Make sure your measles vaccine is up to date – CNN

New York ends religious exemptions for vaccines – CNN

Suicide rates among America’s young people continue to soar, study shows – CNN

You could be swallowing a credit card’s weight in plastic every week – CNN

Sleeping with lights on and weight gain in women linked in new study – CNN

For many doctors breaking bad news, ‘death’ is a four-letter word – CNN

As New York struggles to undo the lies of anti-vaxers, moms step in to help – CNN

The two groups that reach the peak of human endurance? Extreme athletes and pregnant women – CNN

BirthStrike: The people refusing to have kids, because of climate change – CNN

Why frozen fruit and veggies may be better for you than fresh – CNN

Dance like you’re in a BTS video? The K-pop workout that doesn’t feel like work – Los Angeles Times

It’s rattlesnake season: 12 things you need to know – Los Angeles Times

MindTravel events are musical trips into mindfulness. I tried one at the Getty – Los Angeles Times

Is it Zika or dengue? New CDC guidance advises doctors to test patients for both. – Miami Herald

‘Like nothing we have experienced’: Panhandle kids on verge of mental health crisis – Miami Herald

How cute chicks and ducklings led to a 41-state salmonella outbreak – Miami Herald

Helping kids deal with hurricanes. Being prepared – and honest – goes a long way in alleviating anxiety – Miami Herald

Easing kids’ fears at the dentist: Follow this advice before your child’s next check-up – Miami Herald

Summertime is the perfect time to launch a family fitness routine – Miami Herald

Study: Fewer heart disease deaths were seen in states that expanded Medicaid – Miami Herald

A recall of heart and blood pressure medication for possible carcinogen gets expanded – Miami Herald

Too many frozen faces and distorted buttocks? We’ve got to curb the injections – Miami Herald

New UM program focuses on building skills for Alzheimer’s caregivers, and supporting them – Miami Herald

Sleep apnea can have deadly consequences – Miami Herald

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs abortion rights law making procedure a ‘fundamental right’ for women in Illinois – Chicago Tribune

Fewer preschoolers are fat, a new study says. The government says it’s a win for healthier food standards. – Chicago Tribune

Slow down the calorie counting: Personalized diets could be the future of healthy eating, study suggests – Chicago Tribune

Cryotherapy means standing naked in a chamber at -240 degrees. We gave it a try. – Chicago Tribune

How to protect your mental health from social media: Tips from an expert – Chicago Tribune

LGBT boomers are concerned about discrimination in elder care – Chicago Tribune

Instagram ‘self-harm’ posts give rise to copycat behavior – Chicago Tribune

Drugs make headway against hard-to-treat forms of lung, breast, prostate cancers. But they can cost $100,000 or more. – Chicago Tribune

Women Working Longer Hours, Sleeping Less, as They Juggle Commitments – The Wall Street Journal

Does Your Kid Spend Too Much Time Online? Here’s When to Worry – The Wall Street Journal

China Biotechs Lure Industry Talent in the U.S. – The Wall Street Journal

A Retiree Finds Fitness Nirvana at Sleep-Away Camp – The Wall Street Journal

Measles Outbreaks Strain Local Health Departments – The Wall Street Journal

New Gene Therapy Priced at $1.8 Million in Europe – The Wall Street Journal

Trump Administration Expands Pre-Tax Accounts for Health Insurance – The Wall Street Journal

New Thinking on Longstanding Asthma Treatments – The Wall Street Journal

As Sharing Health-Care Costs Take Off, States Warn: It Isn’t Insurance – The Wall Street Journal

Federal Judge Wraps Up Hearings Into CVS-Aetna Deal – The Wall Street Journal

Study of HIV-Related Mutation Adds to Worries About First Gene-Edited Babies – The Wall Street Journal

What Foods Can Disturb Your Sleep? – The Wall Street Journal

FDA to Ease Some Cancer Patinets’ Access to Experimental Drugs – The Wall Street Journal

The Push for Fewer Opioids for New Mothers – The Wall Street Journal

American Voters Have a Simple Health-Care Message for 2020: Just Fix It! – The Wall Street Journal

Arizona Suburbs Show the Opportunities, Risks of Health Care as Political Issue – The Wall Street Journal

Health Law Improved Access to Cancer Treatment, Studies Show – The Wall Street Journal

This Ironman Couple Redefines Going the Distance – The Wall Street Journal

A Boy Who Had Spinal Surgery in the Womb Stands on His Own Two Feet – The New York Times

Boarding Now: Parents of Children With Nut Allergies – The New York Times

Vaccine Injury Claims Are Few and Far Between – The New York Times

An Anti-Aging Pill? Think Twice – The New York Times

California Tests a Digital ‘Fire Alarm’ for Mental Distress – The New York Times

People Are Taking Emotional Support Animals Everywhere. States Are Cracking Down. – The New York Times

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep Without Drugs – The New York Times

Drug Prices Are a Populist Campaign Issue. Here Are the Latest Proposals to Lower Costs – The New York Times

Can Marijuana Help Cure the Opioid Crisis? – The New York Times

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

What’s So Funny About Autism? – The New York Times

When You’re Told You’re Too Fat to Get Pregnant – The New York Times

By the Numbers: Vaccines Are Safe – The New York Times

Excess Body Fat Tied to Fatal Prostate Cancers – The New York Times

The Damage of Dad-Shaming – The New York Times

On the Doorstep With a Plea: Will You Support Medicare for All? – The New York Times

Groundwork Is Laid for Opioids Settlement That Would Touch Every Corner of U.S. – The New York Times

Drug Makers Sue to Block Requirement for Listing Prices in TV Ads – The New York Times

For the Third Time, W.H.O. Declines to Declare the Ebola Outbreak an Emergency – The New York Times

Eager to Limit Exemptions to Vaccination, States Face Staunch Resistance – The New York Times

Fecal Transplant Is Linked to a Patient’s Death, the F.D.A. Warns – The New York Times

Here Is What Jessica Biel Opposes in California’s Vaccine Bill – The New York Times

That Sleep Tracker Could Make Your Insomnia Worse – The New York Times

How Much Nature Is Enough? 120 Minutes a Week, Doctors Say – The New York Times

Depo-Provera, an Injectable Contraceptive, Does Not Raise H.I.V. Risk – The New York Times

Bastion of Anti-Vaccine Fervor: Progressive Waldorf Schools – The New York Times

N.I.H. Head Calls for End to All-Male Panels of Scientists – The New York Times

How to Protect Your DNA Data Before and After Taking an at-Home Test – The New York Times

Florida Company Sued Over Sales of Skimpy Health Plans – The New York Times

‘If We Do This Right’ Maybe H.I.V. Will Be Forgotten – The New York Times

Breast Milk Is Teeming With Bacteria — That’s Good for the Baby – The New York Times

Bats, Not Dogs, Are the Most Common Source of Rabies – The New York Times

Can Home Cooking Reverse the Obesity Epidemic? – The New York Times

Free Your Mind (From Self-Doubt) – The New York Times

Heartburn Drugs Can Lead to Fatal Heart or Kidney Disease – The New York Times

White Meat vs. Red Meat and Cholesterol Levels – The New York Times

How to Fast – The New York Times

Maine Abortion Law Lets Nurse Practitioners and Others Perform Procedure – The New York Times

Insys, the Opioid Drug Maker, Files for Bankruptcy – The New York Times

Supplements for Weight Loss, Sexual Function and Muscle Building May Be Deadly – The New York Times

How Safe Is Sunscreen? – The New York Times

Insomnia Can Kill You – The New York Times

Chickenpox Vaccine May Protect Against Shingles Years Later – The New York Times

The Elderly Are Getting Complex Surgeries.Often It Doesn’t End Well. – The New York Times

Parenthood Is Still Uneven, but an Hour a Day Could Help – The New York Times

Warning of ‘Pig Zero’: One Drugmaker’s Push to Sell More Antibiotics – The New York Times

What Is the Hyde Amendment? A Look at Its Impact as Biden Reverses His Stance – The New York Times

Putting the Glam in Mammogram – The New York Times

Trump Administration Sharply Curtails Fetal Tissue Medical Research – The New York Times

Becoming a Digital Grandparent – The New York Times

Even One Extra Walk a Day May Make a Big Difference – The New York Times

Sweden Finds a Simple Way to Improve New Mothers’ Health. It Involves Fathers. – The New York Times

Intermittent Fasting Made My Life Easier, and Happier – The New York Times

F.D.A. Can Act Against Stem Cell Clinic, Judge Rules – The New York Times

Practical Ways to Improve Your Confidence (and Why You Should) – The New York Times

How to Have a More Enjoyable Commute – The New York Times

On YouTube’s Digital Playground, an Open Gate for Pedophiles – The New York Times

Does Your Education Level Affect Yoru Health? – The New York Times

When Social Media Is Really Problematic for Adolescents – The New York Times

A Pioneering Treatment for Uncontrolled Hunger – The New York Times

Blueberries May Promote Heart Health – The New York Times

A Drug Prolonged Life in Younger Women With Advanced Breast Cancer – The New York Times

Trump orders hospital price transparency, seeking to rewrite health-care campaign script – The Washington Post

Now Trump says he meant to keep Obamacare. Say what? – The Washington Post

A new ‘female Viagra’ approved by FDA despite skepticism – The Washington Post

Harrowing delirium afflicts millions after surgery, especially the elderly. I know. It hit me and it took months to overcome. – The Washington Post

Trump administration’s abortion ‘gag rule’ can take effect, court rules – The Washington Post

White House is reviewing a new index to cut Medicare drug spending – The Washington Post

Trump’s climate rule rollback could undermine public health – The Washington Post

Trump wants a new Obamacare repeal plan. His administration is trying to talk him out of it. – The Washington Post

Americans know Medicare-for-all means higher taxes. But otherwise, they’re confused. – The Washington Post

Trump’s next target in bid to lower health-care costs? It could be hospitals and insurers – The Washington Post

Trump administration rule open door to more people buying Obamacare plans – The Washington Post

Blue states move to expand abortion access in rebuttal to bans in Republican-led states – The Washington Post

No, legalizing medical marijuana doesn’t solve the opioid crisis – The Washington Post

States pursue public health coverage even as Trump administration emphasizes private – The Washington Post

Senators are pushing forward on measures to lower health-care costs – The Washington Post

Health-care worker shortages would be even worse without immigrants – The Washington Post

FDA wins groundbreaking case against for-profit stem cell company – The Washington Post

The Supreme Court banned patenting genes. But Congress might change that. – The Washington Post

Many unanswered questions, concerns about CBD products, says FDA acting chief at first public hearing – The Washington Post

New report shows dramatic improvement in melanoma survival rates – The Washington Post

Democratic 2020 contenders are seizing on wave of antiabortion laws – The Washington Post

There’s just one female physician in Congress. We talked to her. – The Washington Post

While companies push sugary beverages, parents should promote water. Here’s how. – The Washington Post

The overlooked crisis of eating disorders among middle-aged women – The Washington Post

Insulin is being added to a lot of food products. And that could be bothering your stomach. – The Washington Post

Why alcohol-based hand sanitizers are still your best bet for avoiding germs – The Washington Post

There’s no such thing as ‘bad food.’ Four terms that make dietitians cringe. – The Washington Post

How binge-watching is hazardous to your health – The Washington Post