Health News November 2017

Important health topics being covered by reliable news sources:

UMass Amherst declares meningitis outbreak after 2 confirmed cases – Fox News 11/30/17

US says patient charity helped drugmakers, revokes approval – Fox News 11/30/17

Forecast predicts over half of US children will be obese by age 35 – Fox News 11/30/17

Smartphone addiction could be changing your brain – CNN 11/30/17

Fixing the world’s vision aboard a hospital with wings – CNN 11/30/17

Having the stuff that makes Viagra go got these sexual boosters recalled – Miami Herald 11/30/17

Device helps cancer patients keep their hair, dignity – Chicago Tribune 11/30/17

Ban on Teflon Chemical Tied to Fewer Low-Weight Babies – The New York Times 11/30/17

Without Obamacare Mandate, ‘You Open the Floodgates’ for Skimpy Health Plans – The New York Times 11/30/17

CDC: HIV diagnoses improving, but progress varies – Fox News 11/29/17

Utah hepatitis A outbreak hits 95 cases – Fox News 11/29/17

How to talk to kids about sexual harassment – CNN 11/29/17

Antibiotic resistance: An old problem with new ramifications – CNN 11/29/17

Hoping to find other patients, he revealed a cancer often mistaken for ‘jock itch’ – Chicago Tribune 11/29/17

The long five minutes: Abortion doulas bring comfort during a complicated time – Chicago Tribune 11/29/17

Controversial MS treatment found to be ineffective – Chicago Tribune 11/29/17

New Migraine Drugs Show Promise in Race to Sell Next-Generation Treatments – The Wall Street Journal 11/29/17

Air Pollution May Weaken the Bones – The New York Times 11/29/17

Trauma May Have Fallout Over Generations – The New York Times 11/29/17

How Running May or May Not Help the Heart – The New York Times 11/29/17

Australian State Passes Assisted Dying Law – The New York Times 11/29/17

Quitting smoking is hard. FDA wants new nicotine-replacement therapies to help. – The Washington Post 11/29/17

When healing’s needed, seek out these immunity-boosting foods – The Washington Post 11/29/17

Study finds commonality in 61 percent of opioid deaths – Fox News 11/28/17

CDC urges consumers who drank raw milk product to seek treatment – Fox News 11/28/17

Tens of thousands dying from $30B fake drugs trade, WHO says – Fox News 11/28/17

Bodybuilding drugs sold online often contain unapproved substances, study says – CNN 11/28/17

How marriage might be linked to lower dementia risk – CNN 11/28/17

Do not give your done bone treats. They could be deadly, the FDA says – CNN 11/28/17

Viagra to be available without prescription in UK – CNN 11/28/17

How ‘Giving Tuesday’ ushers in the holidays’ charitable spirit – CNN 11/28/17

Flu season is here, and children should be vaccinated – Miami Herald 11/28/17

How older patients can dodge pitfalls entrenched in health care system – Chicago Tribune 11/28/17

The booze you choose can sway your mood – Chicago Tribune 11/28/17

5 healthy food gifts for the holidays – The Washington Post 11/28/17

As scarlet fever cases rise, baffled researchers investigate – CNN 11/27/17

Sexual harassment: How it stands around the globe – CNN 11/27/17

Signs of ADHD can be different in girls – CNN 11/27/17

Yes, you can run a half-marathon after knee and back injuries – CNN 11/27/17

Holiday gifts to keep your lips, hands from drying out – Miami Herald 11/27/17

Remember those splits? You can still do them — and they’ll keep you young – Miami Herald 11/27/17

‘I don’t feel like I’m a treat anymore.’ New HIV guidelines are changing lives – Miami Herald 11/27/17

In India, healthy fennel seeds and tea are a great way to end a meal – Miami Herald 11/27/17

Age may not be why you’re sleeping badly – Chicago Tribune 11/27/17

Therapy for Sexual Misconduct? It’s Mostly Unproven – The New York Times 11/27/17

Gene Therapy Hits a Peculiar Roadbloack: A Virus Shortage – The New York Times 11/27/17

New Recognition for Chronic Fatigue – The New York Times 11/27/17

Tokyo, Once a Cigarette Haven, Could Finally Kick Out the Smokers – The New York Times 11/27/17

Diabetes may lead to a great risk for Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory loss – Miami Herald 11/26/17

This pump tells you how to manage your diabetes. You better start listening. – Miami Herald 11/26/17

New diabetes research takes a page from the past with a drug from the 1950s – Miami Herald 11/26/17

Too much bad food, too little exercise is leading to devastating diabets for kids – Miami Herald 11/26/17

The best and worst foods for a diabetic – Miami Herald 11/26/17

Waiting for Depression to Lift – The New York Times 11/26/17

As Health Care Changes, Insurers, Hospitals and Drugstores Team Up – The New York Times 11/26/17

Cities That Never Sleep Are Shaped by Sunrise and Sunset – The New York Times 11/25/17

Why many pregnant women aren’t screened for deadly skin cancers – Fox News 11/24/17

Despite dubious claims, manuka honey may be antibiotic powerhouse – CNN 11/24/17

Am I at High Risk for a Heart Attack? – The New York Times 11/24/17

Why Tobacco Companies Are Paying to Tell You Smoking Kills – The New York Times 11/24/17

Abortion rates in US hit historic low, CDC report finds – Fox News 11/23/17

How to avoid listeria and other diseases while flying for the holidays – Fox News 11/23/17

What parasitic worms in defector reveal about conditions in North Korea – CNN 11/23/17

‘Avatar therapy’ aims to help those who hear voices – CNN 11/23/17

5 can’t miss strategies to keep your fitness goals on track this holiday season – Los Angeles Times 11/23/17

Why Is This Bacterium Hiding in Human Tumors? – The New York Times 11/23/17

FDA approves firt 2-drug HIV regimen – Fox News 11/22/17

Thanksgiving Eve: Your guide to meeting up before eataing up – CNN 11/22/17

The happiest cities in America, according to new research – CNN 11/22/17

Stroke patients may have more time — up to 24 hours — to get treatment, study finds – Miami Herald 11/22/17

Getting a dog might just save your life, Swedish research says – Maimi Herald 11/22/17

Abnormal Proteins Discovered in Skin of Patients With Rare Brain Disease – The New York Times 11/22/17

Thanks a Lot! New Reasons Not to Eat Cookie Dough – The New York Times 11/22/17

Exercise May Enhance the Effects of Brain Training – The New York Times 11/22/17

Loving your food is (surprise!) good for you – The Washington Post 11/22/17

Salmonella poisoning symptoms and warning signs – Fox News 11/21/17

Cancer survivors often living with PTSD – Fox News 11/21/17

Big Tobacco’s court-ordered ads make their debut – CNN 11/21/17

Smartphones could be increasing depression, suicide among teen girls – Chicago Tribune 11/21/17

Sugar Industry Long Dowplayed Potential Harms – The New York Times 11/21/17

As Malaria Resists Treament, Experts Warn of Global Crisis – The New York Times 11/21/17

Giving Thanks for Survivors – The New York Times 11/21/17

Activity Trackers Don’t Always Work the Way We Want Them To – The New York Times 11/21/17

The Psychology of the Black Friday Shopping Mob – The New York Times 11/21/17

How to avoid salmonella poisoning during the holiday season – Fox News 11/20/17

Top cancer doctors have some advice about alcohol – Fox News 11/20/17

These 8 groups of people are more prone to blood clots – Fox News 11/20/17

Risk of breast cancer recurrence lasts for decades – Fox News 11/20/17

Spit test may diagnose, predict duration of concussion in kids – CNN 11/20/17

That DNA you send in can help trace your ancestry. Police, too, may be interested. – Miami Herald 11/20/17

Napping on the job may be a game changer for our sleep-deprived nation – Chicago Tribune 11/20/17

Pricey ER tests for chest pain often unnecessary – Chicago Tribune 11/20/17

Skin Cancers Rise, Along With Questionable Treatments – The New York Times 11/20/17

New Gene Treatment Effective for Some Leukemia Patients – The New York Times 11/20/17

Clearing Up the Confusion About Salt – The New York Times 11/20/17

How I Lost Weight and Learned to Love Thanksgiving Again – The New York Times 11/20/17

How Not to Talk to a Child Who Is Overweight – The New York Times 11/20/17

Risk of stillbirth is double in pregnant women who sleep on their backs, study finds – The Washington Post 11/20/17

Will Cutting the Health Mandate Pay for Tax Cuts? Not Necessarily – The New York Times 11/19/17

The key to a happy life? Gratitude that goes beyond Thanksgiving – Los Angeles Times 11/19/17

Thanksgiving treats that won’t ruin your diet – Los Angeles Times 11/19/17

Dear loving parents and adults, we must lead the charge against bullying. Here’s how we can start – Fox News 11/18/17

Flakka, drug that makes people bark and strip, wreaks havoc in Midwest, South – Fox News 11/18/17

Extreme athlete uses wheelchair to defy gravity – CNN 11/17/17

Dog owners have a lower risk of mortality – CNN 11/17/17

Fighting salt and sugar cravings, with spicy food – CNN 11/17/17

Psychotherapy is not one size fits all … Or is it? – Miami Herald 11/17/17

Hospital midwives may mean lower C-section rates – Chicago Tribune 11/17/17

Sore throat and hoarseness might not be just a cold – Chicago Tribune 11/17/17

Bird Flu Is Spreading in Asia, Experts (Quietly) Warn – The New York Times 11/17/17

At Last, Connected by Blood – The New York Times 11/17/17

What Is Parkinsonism? – The New York Times 11/17/17

The truth behind the ‘first marijuana overdose death’ – The Washington Post 11/17/17

5 things you need to know about premature ovarian failure – Fox News 11/16/17

FDA clears nerve stimulator for opioid withdrawal symptoms – Fox News 11/16/17

Ex-NFL player confirmed as 1st case of CTE in living patient – CNN 11/16/17

Children still being prescribed codeine, despite warnings – CNN 11/16/17

At egg freezing parties, women sip wine, chat about postponing motherhood – Chicago Tribune 11/16/17

F.D.A. Speeds Review of Gene Therapies, Vowing to Target Rogue Clinics – The New York Times 11/16/17

Nuts May Lower Your Risk for Heart Disease – The New York Times 11/16/17

Even Light Activity May Increase Your Chances of Living Longer – The New York Times 11/16/17

What States Can Learn From One Another on Health Care – The New York Times 11/16/17

In a first, scientists edit genes inside a man’s body to try to cure a disease. What’s next? – The Washington Post 11/16/17

Woman dies after cleaning up son’s fatal drug overdose, coroner says – Fox News 11/15/17

Doctors cut into mom’s womb to repair baby’s spinal cord defect – Fox News 11/15/17

Would you use an internet recipe to make your own prescription drugs? – Fox News 11/15/17

During a hepatitis A emergency, there’s a nationwide shortage of vaccine – CNN 11/15/17

Women’s progress boosts men who ‘marry up,’ study says – CNN 11/15/17

How does your child’s screen time measure up? – CNN 11/15/17

Childbirth is killing black women in the US, and here’s why – CNN 11/15/17

Parents of 4-year-old with cancer can’t buy ACA plan to cover her hospital care – Chicago Tribune 11/15/17

Amish Mutation Protects Against Diabetes and May Extend Life – The New York Times 11/15/17

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure – The New York Times 11/15/17

Heart Attack Survivors at Risk of Later Dementia – The New York Times 11/15/17

To Maintain Muscle and Lose Fat as You Age, Add Weights – The New York Times 11/15/17

Four good-for-you foods that are uniquely American – The Washington Post 11/15/17

What is sex addiction? – Fox News 11/14/17

How common are flu shot side effects? – Fox News 11/14/17

Some opioid addiction drugs harder to start than others, study finds – CNN 11/14/17

Heart failure tied to meth use rising among veterans, study finds – CNN 11/14/17

Get your children moving —it may just improve their grades – Miami Herald 11/14/17

Intensive care for addicted doctors often proves effective – Chicago Tribune 11/14/17

Study Finds Competing Opioid Treatments Have Similar Outcomes – The New York Times 11/14/17

The Patients vs. Paperwork Problem for Doctors – The New York Times 11/14/17

Americans Are Putting Down the Soda Pop – The New York Times 11/14/17

FDA warns of ‘deadly risks’ of the herb kratom, citing 36 deaths – The Washington Post 11/14/17

How to get enough protein, without meat – The Washington Post 11/14/17

Bogus pain creams are costing taxpayers millions — and their lives – Fox News 11/13/17

Can your tongue tell you if you’re sick? – Fox News 11/13/17

Women less likely than men to receive CPR from passerby, study says – Fox News 11/13/17

Opioid commission’s anti-marijuana argument stirs anger – CNN 11/13/17

Disneyland shuts down cooling towers over Legionnaires’ cases – CNN 11/13/17

Thanksgiving travel tips for protecting your skin – Miami Herald 11/13/17

Expensive specialty drugs are forcing seniors to make hard choices – Chicago Tribune 11/13/17

First Digital Pill Approved to Worries About Biomedical ‘Big Brother’ – The New York Times 11/13/17

She Took On Colombia’s Soda Industry. Then She Was Silenced. – The New York Times 11/13/17

The Secret to Long Life? It May Lurk in the DNA of the Oldest Among Us – The New York Times 11/13/17

The Growing Toll of Our Ever-Expanding Waistlines – The New York Times 11/13/17

If You’re Sick, Stay Away From Work. If You Can’t, Here Is What Doctors Advise. – The New York Times 11/13/17

Trillions of Flies Can’t All Be Bad – The New York Times 11/13/17

Taking Care of the Physician – The New York Times 11/13/17

Blood pressure of 130 is the new ‘high,’ according to first update of guidelines in 14 years – The Washington Post 11/13/17

Bill Gates joins the fight against Alzheimer’s — and it’s personal – The Washington Post 11/13/17

Target pulls 2 fidget spinners amid lead concerns – Fox News 11/12/17

To the people dying from the opioid epidemic, drugs aren’t the problem — they’re the solution – Fox News 11/12/17

Sex rarely causes hearts to stop, research says – CNN 11/12/17

Trump Health Agency Challenges Consensus on Reducing Costs – The New York Times 11/12/17

The surprising reason nighttime injuries are worse than daytime ones – Fox News 11/10/17

5 things to know about tamoxifen – Fox News 11/10/17

New at-home fertility test worries experts – Fox News 11/10/17

Widow meets man who received husband’s face in transplant surgery – Fox News 11/10/17

The right (and wrong) way to apologize – CNN 11/10/17

Breathing in Delhi air equivalent to smoking 44 cigarettes a day – CNN 11/10/17

Herpes and other germs lurking on make-up – CNN 11/10/17

Now in the Olympics, climbing bounds above more earthly sports – CNN 11/10/17

The risks of crowdsourcing kids’ screen decisions – CNN 11/10/17

Indian foods offer fiery flavors that satisfy hunger – Miami Herald 11/10/17

‘Old’ lungs may be good transplant options – Chicago Tribune 11/10/17

Move over, dodgeball: Schools pump up P.E. with choices – Chicago Tribune 11/10/17

No Excuses, People: Get the New Shingles Vaccine – The New York Times 11/10/17

Are Honey Nut Cheerios Healthy? We Look Inside the Box – The New York Times 11/10/17

Do Pesticides Get Into the Flesh of Fruits and Vegetables? – The New York Times 11/10/17

Single or divorced Americans account for high rate of opioid overdose deaths: report – Fox News 11/9/17

11 easy ways to ward off cancer – Fox News 11/9/17

Christmas music is bad for your mental health, British psychologist says – Fox News 11/9/17

Training men and boys to honor women in the age of #MeToo – CNN 11/9/17

How to resist technology addiction – CNN 11/9/17

How your food is engineered to taste great – CNN 11/9/17

Your internal body clock may be able to heal you – CNN 11/9/17

What really works to fight a stubborn cough? – Chicago Tribune 11/9/17

Even in your 70s, it’s not too late to start working out – Chicago Tribune 11/9/17

14 tools and tips that could be game-changers for your wellness routine – The Washington Post 11/9/17

Outbreak in Uganda: What is the Marburg virus? – Fox News 11/8/17

Study finds too little sleep is same for brain as too much booze – Fox News 11/8/17

Flu season is here, and experts are already concerned – CNN 11/8/17

IUD may lower cervical cancer risk, new research shows – Chicago Tribune 11/8/17

Ending Medical Tax Break Could Be a ‘Gut Punch’ to the Middle Class – The New York Times 11/8/17

Gene Therapy Creates New Skin to Save a Dying Child – The New York Times 11/8/17

Can Ketones Rev Up Our Workouts? – The New York Times 11/8/17

Alternatives to Opioids for Pain Relief – The New York Times 11/8/17

Pesticides Tied to Problems in Assisted Pregnancies – The New York Times 11/8/17

Minnesota county scrambles to control deadly tuberculosis outbreak – Fox News 11/7/17

Florida insurer to stop covering oxycodone, will offer abuse-resistant alternative – Fox News 11/7/17

Experimental technology can ‘smell’ disease on your breath – CNN 11/7/17

4 reasons why US health care is so expensive – CNN 11/7/17

Basic pain pills are as effective as opioids, study finds – Chicago Tribune 11/7/17

Fiber-rich diet may boost colon cancer survival – Chicago Tribune 11/7/17

Cancer Doctors Cite Risks of Drinking Alcohol – The New York Times 11/7/17

Could You Be Allergic to Additives in Food or Drugs? – The New York Times 11/7/17

Women More Likely Than Men to Die in First Year After Heart Attack – The New York Times 11/7/17

Delhi, Blanketed in Toxic Haze, ‘Has Become a Gas Chamber’ – The New York Times 11/7/17

Even in your 70s, it’s not too late to start working out – The Washington Post 11/7/17

6 shocking things you need to know about the BRCA test – Fox News 11/6/17

Can’t stop thinking unwanted thoughts? This could be why – Fox News 11/6/17

Millions either malnourished or obese in global nutrition crisis – Fox News 11/6/17

5 factors that may predict divorce, according to psychology – CNN 11/6/17

Past-due premiums, missing tax forms may haunt health insurance customers – Chicago Tribune 11/6/17

Chasing a killer: CDC scientists pursue deadly monkeypox virus in Africa – Chicago Tribune 11/6/17

For Patients With Heart Failure, Little Guidance as Death Nears – The New York Times 11/6/17

Unlocking the Secrets of the Microbiome – The New York Times 11/6/17

If You Tear a Knee Ligament, Arthritis Is Likely to Follow in 10 Years – The New York Times 11/6/17

CVS Will Offer Next-Day Delivery of Prescription Drugs – The New York Times 11/6/17

Don’t Nudge Me: The Limits of Behavioral Economics in Medicine – The New York Times 11/6/17

Mumps Makes a Comeback, Even Among the Vaccinated – The New York Times 11/6/17

Gonorrhea rates in Australia up 63% in 5 years, data show – CNN 11/5/17

How We Used VR to Explore What Music Feels Like to a Deaf Person – The New York Times 11/5/17

FDA reviewing safety of opioid highlighted in CNN report – CNN 11/4/17

Stay fit without leaving the house, with this creative workout gear – Los Angeles Times 11/4/17

Can holding in a sneeze kill you? – Fox News 11/3/17

7 weird health conditions with no medical explanation – Fox News 11/3/17

Sharp rise seen in self-harm among young teen girls – Fox News 11/3/17

EpiPen failures reportedly linked to 7 deaths, 35 hospitalizations in 2017 – Fox News 11/3/17

Why did you become a parent? The answer could help you be a better one – CNN 11/3/17

The non-alcoholic’s guide to drinking less alcohol – CNN 11/3/17

What’s really going on behind your belly button – CNN 11/3/17

Heart disease death rate plummets, but overdose death rate rises, CDC says – CNN 11/3/17

It’s time to ‘fall back’! 9 ways to make a time change easier on yourself – Los Angeles Times 11/3/17

Sexually transmitted case of Zika confirmed in Miami-Dade – Miami Herald 11/3/17

Do I have Alzheimer’s or don’t I? – Chicago Tribune 11/3/17

C.D.C. Reports a Record Jump in Drug Overdose Deaths Last Year – The New York Times 11/3/17

Will US consumers warm up to ‘heat-not-burn’ tobacco? – Fox News 11/2/17

What happens when you get a vasectomy — and then change your mind – Fox News 11/2/17

Trump declares opioid epidemic public health emergency – here’s what that means – Fox News 11/2/17

Would you let your child play football? – CNN 11/2/17

Millennials embrace nursing profession — just in time to replace baby boomers – Chicago Tribune 11/2/17

Japanese Company Offers Extra Days Off to Workers Who Don’t Smoke – The New York Times 11/2/17

‘Unbelievable’: Heart Stents Fail to Ease Chest Pain – The New York Times 11/2/17

Seven House Representatives: Opioid addiction and abuse is not partisan, it’s about saving lives – Fox News 11/1/17

How to tell the difference between a broken bone and a sprain – Fox News 11/1/17

Humans love dogs more than other people, study suggests – Fox News 11/1/17

FDA panel backs approval for Indivior opioid addiction drug – Fox News 11/1/17

When should you make your kids apologize? – CNN 11/1/17

Opioid commission: We need drug courts, not prisons, for abusers – CNN 11/1/17

Column: Health, wellness and love over 50 – Chicago Tribune 11/1/17

SIU professor’s quest for herpes cure lead to ‘rogue’ trial on Caribbean island – Chicago Tribune 11/1/17

‘Cancer doesn’t care’: The painful side of feel-good health care marketing – Chicago Tribune 11/1/17

Drugs for alcoholism go largely unused – Chicago Tribune 11/1/17

F.D.A. Warns Companies Against Claims That Marijuana Cures Diseases – The New York Times 11/1/17

Running a Marathon? Think Hot Tub, Not Ice Bath, Afterward – The New York Times 11/1/17

Inflammation in Midlife Tied to Brain Shrinkage Later in Life – The New York Times 11/1/17

How to Age Well – The New York Times 11/1/17

Heart Surgery May Be Safer in Afternoon Than in Morning – The New York Times 11/1/17

Tapping Into Dementia Patients’ Memories Through Vaudeville – The New York Times 11/1/17

Concerned about inflammation? These foods may help. – The Washington Post 11/1/17