Health News September 2019

Important health topics being covered by reliable news sources:

How A Proposed 3-Digit Suicide Hotline Could Help Prevention Efforts – NPR

A Daily Baby Aspirin Could Help Many Pregnancies And Save Lives – NPR

Positive Childhood Experiences May Buffer Against Health Effects Of Adverse Ones – NPR

How To Teach Future Doctors About Pain In The Midst Of The Opioid Crisis – NPR

FDA To Banish Flavored E-Cigarettes To Combat Youth Vaping – NPR

Untreated Hearing Loss Linked To Loneliness And Isolation For Seniors – NPR

How A Prenatal ‘Bootcamp’ For New Dads Helps The Whole Family – NPR

Groupon For Medical Scans? Discounted Care Can Have Hidden Costs – NPR

Optimists For The Win: Finding The Bright Side Might Help You Live Longer – NPR

Struggling to Get Back Into a Workout Routine? These 5 Strategies Could Help – TIME

7% of U.S. Women Say Their First Sexual Experience Was Involuntary. That Could Have Long-Term Health Impacts, a Study Finds – TIME

Veterinarians Face Unique Issues That Make Suicide One of the Profession’s Big Worries – TIME

Influenza Season Has Barely Begun, But a California Child’s Death Is Already Being Classified as ‘Flu-Associated’ – TIME

Climate Change Isn’t Just a Global Threat — It’s a Public Health Emergency – TIME

How Bullying May Shape Adolescent Brains – TIME

Go Ahead, Take a Nap. A New Study Says They May Be Good for Your Heart – TIME

It’s ‘Ambitious’ — But Possible — to Eradicate Malaria by 2050, According to a Landmark Report – TIME

How My Dying Body Could Help Give Yours a Future – TIME

Should I Give My Child Juice? Here’s What Experts Say – TIME

Should Parents Worry About Kids Drinking Coffee? – TIME

A Teen Boy’s Diet of Fries and Sausage Led to Blindness, According to a New Case Study – TIME

Food Waste Is a Huge Environmental Problem. Here’s 5 Ways to Reduce Yours – TIME

Cookie dough recalled over possible nut allergens – Fox News

France set to debate bill to extend IVF to single women – Fox News

Hangovers are an ‘illness,’ according to German court ruling – Fox News

The power of cord blood: What stem cells can and can’t do – Fox News

Cyberbullying on rise in US: 12-year-old was ‘all-American little girl’ before suicide – Fox News

Walmart to stop selling e-cigarettes at its stores – Fox News

Should you get the flu shot? What to know about the 2019-20 flu season – Fox News

Young children getting their hands on marijuana-infused brownies, gummies in legal states, poison control centers say – Fox News

Cannabis company co-founder calls for more transparency amid vaping investigations, bans – Fox News

Imposter marijuana vapes flood California as health crisis expands – Fox News

Deadly mosquito-borne EEE virus outbreak in Massachusetts may be caused by this, epidemiologist says – Fox News

What is ASMR? Why millions are listening to people whisper on YouTube – Fox News

CDC activating Emergency Operations Center to aid vaping crisis investigations – Fox News

Looking for way to deal with stress? Try list-making – Fox News

Vaping may be harming your teeth, too – Fox News

CDC corrects number of vaping-linked lung illness cases – Fox News

Mom allegedly fed fast faood to obese teen dying in hospital: report – Fox News

Lawmaker demands answers from VA after veteran reportedly found covered in ant bites – Fox News

Romney pushes for e-cigarette recall in response to vaping-related lung illnesses – Fox News

‘Extreme’ grooming, STD link is unfounded, researchers claim – Fox News

Vegetarians, vegans have higher stroke risk than meat eaters, study claims – Fox News

Surgeon separates patient’s skull from rest of skeleton in radical procedure – Fox News

New York City’s largest measles outbreak in nearly 30 years has ended, officials say – Fox News

Cancer tops heart disease as the No. 1 killer in these wealthy countries – Fox News

Back to school: The CDC wants you to put this in your kid’s backpack this year – Fox News

Salmonella outbreak connected to backyard poultry sickens more than 1,000 across 49 states: CDC – Fox News

Optimism key to living longer? This study says so – Fox News

Mumps outbreaks affected migrants at detention centers in 19 states: CDC – Fox News

Second vaping-related death in Kansas brings nationwide total to 9 – CNN

The rate of teen vaping has doubled within two years, new research finds – CNN

New York state bans most flavors of e-cigarettes – CNN

Which drink is best for hydration? Hint: It isn’t water – CNN

Here’s how to protect yourself (and your pets) from EEE, the deadly mosquito-borne virus – CNN

AI may be as effective as medical specialists at diagnosing disease – CNN

About $3.8 million worth in illegal vaping cartridges were seized in Minnesota – CNN

Second death from Eastern equine encephalitis reported in Connecticut – CNN

Massachusetts to temporarily ban the sale of e-cigarettes and vaping products – CNN

General Mills recalls Gold Medal flour – CNN

Could sunscreen cause Vitamin D deficiency? Short answer: Yes – CNN

The risk of a global pandemic is growing — and the world isn’t ready, experts say – CNN

Disguised vaping devices are hoodwinking parents and schools – CNN

Two more Eastern equine encephalitis deaths reported in Michigan – CNN

Congo’s former health minister detained over alleged mismanagement of $4.3 million in Ebola funds – CNN

There were no new measles cases in the United States last week, CDC says – CNN

The way you vape could make it even more dangerous – CNN

How to be a human lie detector of fake news, according to the latest science – CNN

Don’t kiss your chickens, the CDC says. Please don’t – CNN

Lack of sleep may be ruining your sex life – CNN

Scientists have identified the genes linked to left-handedness – CNN

California meat-processing company recalls nearly 25,000 pounds of raw beef deemed unsafe to eat – CNN

Lawmaker asks FDA to crack down on Juul’s ‘fraudulent’ medical claims – CNN

Mouthwash after exercise may counter a workout’s blood-pressure-lowering benefits, study finds – CNN

Congratulations, America, you’re eating better. But you still have a ways to go – Los Angeles Times

College health plan costs vary widely. But there are plenty of insurance options – Los Angeles Times

Studies show how Juul exploited social media to get teens to start vaping – Los Angeles Times

Niche drugs become victims of their own success as off-label use leads to shortages – Los Angeles Times

Dialysis firms try to strong-arm Gov. Newsom into vetoing a bill capping their profits – Los Angeles Times

If you want to save money on healthcare, get sick in some other country – Los Angeles Times

The hidden battle over California’s new vaccine law – Los Angeles Times

Can Trump legally revoke California’s clean air waiver? Probably not – Los Angeles Times

A daily combo pill can boost the cardiovascular health of poor minority Americans, study suggests – Los Angeles Times

Who’s to blame for the nation’s opioid crisis? Massive trial may answer that question – Los Angeles Times

Abortion rate in the U.S. falls to a 46-year low, data show – Los Angeles Times

Vaccinations in migrant camps could prevent a flu pandemic. Government officials are doing nothing about it – Los Angeles Times

Air pollution gets closer to a fetus than scientists had realized, study suggests – Los Angeles Times

Purdue Pharma offers to keep selling opioids but hand over profits – Los Angeles Times

CBD curious? What to know if you’re in the market for a good night’s sleep – Los Angeles Times

A stem cell clinic under fire by the FDA and ex-patients files for bankruptcy – Los Angeles Times

Americans’ struggles with medical bills are a foreign concept in other countries – Los Angeles Times

Kicking a dependence on prescription drugs can be very hard. Here’s how I’m doing it – Los Angeles Times

Juul illegally called its e-cigarette safer than smoking, FDA says – Los Angeles Times

‘It’s not working’: An FDA insider’s view of where medical innovation falls short – Los Angeles Times

Hospital giant Sutter Health faces legal reckoning over medical pricing – Los Angeles Times

California vaccine bill exemption rules agreed to by Newsom and lawmakers – Los Angeles Times

Economic hardship tied to increase in U.S. suicide rates, especially in rural areas – Los Angeles Times

MLB and players’ union expected to discuss testing for opioids following Tyler Skaggs’ death – Los Angeles Times

Firefighter study links time spent at 9/11 site in New York with risk of heart problems – Los Angeles Times

HIV prevention is making progress. And a breakthrough vaccine appears withing reach – Los Angeles Times

Medical bankruptcy is an American scandal — and that’s not debatable – Los Angeles Times

How the prescriptions doctors wrote may have helped fuel the U.S. opioid crisis – Los Angeles Times

Dr. Bob Sears’ views on vaccines have inspired loyal followers — and a crush of criticism – Los Angeles Times

Ulcer and reflux medication recalled for having too much of a probable carcinogen – Miami Herald

If you tear the ligament in your thumb, it may take six to eight weeks to heal – Miami Herald

Will fillers make my nose look thinner? – Miami Herald

Managing morning mayhem with your kids: Or how to save your sanity – Miami Herald

More heart and blood pressure medication recalled for ‘unexpected impurity’ – Miami Herald

Apples are a superfood. They’re high in fiber, and can block cancer cell growth – Miami Herald

Worried about Alzheimer’s? Cut your risk by making changes now in your diet and exercise – Miami Herald

Latex allergies may be linked to food allergies. Be careful of what you put on your skin – Miami Herald

It could be mosquito vs. mosquito in the Keys to combat dengue and Zika – Miami Herald

The milk of magnesia recalled due to chance of ‘life-threatening infections’ – Miami Herald

Tapping into music produces positive notes for children – Miami Herald

A wrist injury may not show up on an X-ray. You may need an MRI – Miami Herald

Hate cellulite? You may want to consider this procedure – Miami Herald

Heart and blood pressure medication recalled again. This time with a cholesterol med – Miami Herald

Skimping on sleep can shorten your life, experts warn – Chicago Tribune

Juul CEO Kevin Burns steps down, company to end advertising as vaping comes under safety scrutiny – Chicago Tribune

Youngest in classroom diagnosed more often with ADHD, other problems – Chicago Tribune

In search of age-friendly health care, finding room for improvement – Chicago Tribune

At-risk men might benefit from regular mammograms – Chicago Tribune

He was ‘perfectly healthy’ before the mosquito bite. Nine days later, he was brain dead – Chicago Tribune

One in nine high school seniors vape nicotine near-daily, new survey says – Chicago Tribune

Major study sheds more light on hormone therapy’s ties to breast cancer – Chicago Tribune

Vaping has claimed 7 lives. Doctors wonder if traditional smoking cessation methods will help people quit – Chicago Tribune

Millions of diabetes patients are missing out on Medicare’s nutrition help – Chicago Tribune

Mammograms can catch breast cancer early, but new research suggests some women over 75 can probably skip this test. Here’s why – Chicago Tribune

Legal marijuana dispensaries would be banned in most of downtown Chicago under Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s proposed zoning rules – Chicago Tribune

‘Hot’ yoga, hula dance your way to healthy blood pressure – Chicago Tribune

Gun stores, isolation, and lack of hope fuel rise in U.S. suicides, study finds – Chicago Tribune

When postpartum depression stole my husband – Chicago Tribune

After heart attack, stenting more than the blocked artery may be best – Chicago Tribune

Study finds international differences in filling opioid prescriptions – Chicago Tribune

Scientists rethink Alzheimer’s, diversifying the drug search – Chicago Tribune

Kansas confirms state’s first death linked to vaping – Chicago Tribune

Some college-aged Americans vaccinated against mumps may not be protected – Chicago Tribune

Poor circulation in legs? Statin meds may keep you living longer. – Chicago Tribune

Hard-drinking young adults suffer surge in deadly liver disease – Chicago Tribune

Dental tourism: A vacation and bargain dentistry to boot – Chicago Tribune

Diabetes stress high among college students, study finds – Chicago Tribune

Michigan moves to be 1st state to ban flavored e-cigarettes under order from governor – Chicago Tribune

Bans not keeping drivers with implanted defibrillators off the road – Chicago Tribune

‘It’s going to attack your lungs’: Gurnee teen hospitalized for vaping has message for his peers – Chicago Tribune

Parents of New Lenox teen hospitalized on her way to college call for statewide ban on flavored vaping products – Chicago Tribune

Umbilical cord blood saved Chicago woman’s life more than 20 years ago. Now she’ll meet the family who donated it – Chicago Tribune

The ‘fast and feast’ diet works for weight loss, but its long-term effects are unknown – Chicago Tribune

Cambia, Blue Cross of North Carolina Suspend Tie-Up Plans – The Wall Street Journal

CDC Reports Rising Incidence of Vaping Injuries – The Wall Street Journal

Her Alzheimer’s Research Includes Her Husband – The Wall Street Journal

Antismoking Advocate Dick Durbin Turns Sights on Vaping – The Wall Street Journal

Getting Through to Your Teen About the Dangers of Vaping – The Wall Street Journal

Pelosi Wants Government to Negotiate Prices of Costliest Drugs – The Wall Street Journal

For Cancer Survivors, What Comes Next? – The Wall Street Journal

How to Make Health-Care Crowdfunding Work for Everyone – The Wall Street Journal

New Drugs Aim to Cure Hearing Loss – The Wall Street Journal

The New, Smarter Hearing Aid – The Wall Street Journal

Skin Protection May Offer Surprising Benefits for Overall Health – The Wall Street Journal

Israel Prepares to Unleash AI on Health Care – The Wall Street Journal

How Much Do You Know About Health-Care Costs? Take This Quiz – The Wall Street Journal

The Startup That Manipulated Data to Get a Miracle Drug to Market – The Wall Street Journal

Trump Administration Blames Increase in Uninsured Americans on Obamacare – The Wall Street Journal

For People With Parkinson’s, There’s a New Prescription: Karate – The Wall Street Journal

Louisiana’s Deal for Hepatitis C Drugs May Serve as Model – The Wall Street Journal

A Growing Role for Medical-Alert Dogs – The Wall Street Journal

Number of Uninsured Americans Rises for First Time in Decade – The Wall Street Journal

Health-Insurance Consumers to Get $743 Million in Rebates Under ACA Rule – The Wall Street Journal

Doctors Sound an Alarm Over Leg-Stent Surgery – The Wall Street Journal

Texas Doctor Hahn Is a Top Contender to Head FDA – The Wall Street Journal

Amid Rising Hot-Car Deaths, Auto Makers Agree t o Back-Seat Alerts – The Wall Street Journal

Urban Zen for a Woman Walking on Air – The Wall Street Journal

How an Ice Bath May Undermine Your Weight Workout – The New York Times

How Anti-Vaccine Sentiment Took Hold in the United States – The New York Times

A Simple Regimen Can Prevent TB. Why Aren’t More People on It? – The New York Times

Health Experts Fight Ebola in Congo, and Each Other – The New York Times

Why Can’t We Stop Pancreatic Cancer? – The New York Times

Gum Disease May Raise Hypertension Risk – The New York Times

Sleep Apnea Tied to Mood Disorders – The New York Times

Coffee May Lower Risk of Gallstones – The New York Times

Exploring a Possible Link Between C-Sections and Autism – The New York Times

Roundup Weedkiller Is Blamed for Cancers, but Farmers Say It’s Not Going Away – The New York Times

Why America’s Abortion Rate Might Be Higher Than It Appears – The New York Times

India Plans to Ban E-Cigarettes, as Global Backlash Intensifies – The New York Times

Sterilized Workers Seek to Collect Damages Against Dow Chemical in France – The New York Times

Philippines Declares Polio Outbreak After 19 Years Free of the Disease – The New York Times

What Will My Grandchild Remember? – The New York Times

What Should Young Children Drink? Mostly Milk and Water, Scientists Say – The New York Times

Early Inflammation May Portend Early Death – The New York Times

A Shadowy Industry Group Shapes Food Policy Around the World – The New York Times

As Congo’s Ebola Outbreak Drags On, Untracked Cases Sow Confusion – The New York Times

Antibiotics Tied to Heart Valve Problems – The New York Times

Taking Up Running After 50? It’s Never Too Late to Shine – The New York Times

What Can Brain Scans Tell Us About Sex? – The New York Times

What to Do When Your Tween Is Trash-Talking You – The New York Times

States Rush to Limit Vaping, but Results Remain Uncertain – The New York Times

Virtual Reality Video Games That Double as Exercise – The New York Times

Almost Everywhere, Fewer Children Are Dying – The New York Times

Purdue Pharma, Maker of OxyContin, Files for Bankruptcy – The New York Times

Opioid Defendants Seek to Disqualify Judge Overseeing 2,300 Cases – The New York Times

Vaping Bad: Were 2 Wisconsin Brothers the Walter Whites of THC Oils? – The New York Times

In First, California Would Require Public Universities to Provide Abortion Pills – The New York Times

For Children With Peanut Allergies, F.D.A. Experts Recommend a New Treatment – The New York Times

Zantac Has Low Levels of a Cancer-Causing Chemical, the F.D.A. Says – The New York Times

Nursing Homes Are a Breeding Ground for a Fatal Fungus – The New York Times

Day Care Directors Are Playing Doctor, and Parents Suffer – The New York Times

The Temporary Memory Lapse of Transient Global Amnesia – The New York Times

When Your Child Gets Sick on a Plane and Needs a Doctor – The New York Times

New York Moves to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes by Emergency Order – The New York Times

New York Uncovers $1 Billion in Sackler Family Wire Transfers – The New York Times

Mystery Solved: Private-Equity-Backed Firms Are Behind Ad Blitz on ‘Surprise Billing’ – The New York Times

New York City Is Ending a Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy. Here’s Why. – The New York Times

A Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes Would Sharply Cut Sales – The New York Times

We Know It Harms Kids to See Smoking on TV. What About Rape? – The New York Times

What Are My Long-Term Care Options? – The New York Times

If You Hate Floss, It’s O.K. to Try These Alternatives – The New York Times

Purdue Pharma Tentatively Settles Thousands of Opioid Cases – The New York Times

This Treatment Can Cure Cancer. Can It Mend the Heart? – The New York Times

Why Aren’t Cancer Drugs Better? The Targets Might Be Wrong – The New York Times

Trump Administration Plans to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes – The New York Times

Health Toll of 9/11 May Include Heart Ills – The New York Times

Dutch Court Clears Doctor in Euthanasia of Dementia Patient – The New York Times

Bloomberg Takes on Vaping After Giving $1 Billion to Fight Tobacco – The New York Times

Pelosi Energizes Battle to Lower Drug Prices – The New York Times

What Painting With Your Feet Does to Your Brain – The New York Times

Share of Americans With Health Insurance Declined in 2018 – The New York Times

Seeking an Obesity Cure, Researchers Turn to the Gut Microbiome – The New York Times

How Parents Can Stay Close to Grown-Up Children – The New York Times

Too Little Sleep, or Too Much, May Raise Heart Attack Risk – The New York Times

Juul Illegally Marketed E-Cigarettes, F.D.A. Says – The New York Times

High Doses of Vitamin D Don’t Strengthen Bones – The New York Times

Who’s Missing From Breast Cancer Trials? Men, Says the F.D.A. – The New York Times

Walking on Eggshells in Medical Schools – The New York Times

The Challenge of Identifying Sjogren’s Syndrome – The New York Times

What Kids Can Learn From a Resilient Runner – The New York Times

Major Drug Maker Is Close to Settling Case to Avert First Federal Trial in Opioid Crisis – The New York Times

Cases of Vaping-Related Lung Illness Surge, Health Officials Say – The New York Times

Death by Diet Soda? – The New York Times

The Role of Nurses When Patients Decide to End Their Lives – The New York Times

Another Patient Has Died From Lung Disease After Vaping – The New York Times

As Patients Struggle With Bills, Hospital Sues Thousands – The New York Times

John Hopkins Open New Center for Psychedelic Research – The New York Times

How to Get TB Patients to Take Their Pills? Persistent Texting and a ‘Winners Circle’ – The New York Times

Get Vaccinated or Leave School: 26,000 N.Y. Children Face a Choice – The New York Times

Weight-Loss Surgery May Reduce Heart Risks in People With Type 2 Diabetes – The New York Times

‘I Put My Own Life on Hold’: Adult Children on the Pain, and Joy, of Caring for Elderly Parents – The New York Times

Fighting the Shame of Skin Picking – The New York Times

How to Safeguard Children Against Cyberbullying – The New York Times

Pubic Hair Removal Does Not Raise Sexually Transmitted Infection Risk – The New York Times

Aerobic Fitness May Trump Strength for Metabolic Health – The New York Times

Getting Your Protein From Plants May Help You Live Longer – The New York Times

Is Dying at Home Overrated? – The New York Times

When Apps Get Your Medical Data, Your Privacy May Go With It – The New York Times

Interventions to Prevent Psychosis – The New York Times

On the Job, 24 Hours a Day, 27 a Month – The New York Times

Wiping out medical debt would be a lot harder than Bernie Sanders makes it sound – The Washington Post

Plastic, metal or glass: What’s the best material for a reusable water bottle? – The Washington Post

Doctors are gaining the edge in fight over surprise medical billing – The Washington Post

Trump welcomes Pelosi drug pricing plan, signaling openness to a bipartisan deal – The Washington Post

Vaping-related illnesses surge as FDA discloses criminal probe – The Washington Post

Instagram and Facebook ban ‘miracle’ diet posts, but there’s much more work to do – The Washington Post

Lutein supplements are everywhere. Here’s what you need to know about this nutrient. – The Washington Post

Instead of tracking calories and steps, try these 5 mindful apps – The Washington Post

Trump administration to revoke California’s power to set stricter auto emissions standards – The Washington Post

Tennessee becomes first state with a plan to turn Medicaid into a block grant – The Washington Post

Congress is probing secretive groups opposing medical billing reforms – The Washington Post

Who is writing 2020 Democrats’ health plans? We found out. – The Washington Post

UVA Health System revamps aggressive debt collection practices after report – The Washington Post

Administration finalizes repeal of 2015 water rule Trump called ‘destructive and horrible’ – The Washington Post

White House may have given up on health plan it says it is writing – The Washington Post

Millions of Americans aren’t getting health insurance, even though they’re eligible for free or affordable plans – The Washington Post

States face an opioid funding cliff next year – The Washington Post

Pelosi and Trump want a deal on lowering drug prices. Now is their time. – The Washington Post

More than half of House Democrats now support Medicare-for-all – The Washington Post

Need to make tough decisions about your pet? A veterinary social worker can help. – The Washington Post

What is intuitive eating, and how do you do it? – The Washington Post

These apps may have told Facebook about the last time you had sex – The Washington Post

Is it really possible that plant-based foods such as the Impossible Whopper are healthful? – The Washington Post

Contaminant found in marijuana vaping products linked to deadly lung illnesses, test show – The Washington Post

Government watchdog details how Trump’s family separations traumatized migrant kids – The Washington Post

Indiana is trying a gentler approach to Medicaid work requirements – The Washington Post

12 etiquette tips for yoga class — and the reasons behind them – The Washington Post

From feta to American slices, a ranking of chesses by healthfulness – The Washington Post