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Do Migraines Lower A Woman's Chances for Diabetes?

Dec 18, 2018 , WebMD
The study found that -- after adjusting for body weight and other health factors -- women who said they had migraines had a 30 percent lower risk of type 2...
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COP24 climate talks end in agreement -- barely

Dec 18, 2018 , CNN Health
After two weeks of discordant and emotional negotiations, the nations of the world agreed Saturday night on a set of rules meant to help curb global warming....
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Q&A: The future of millions of people's health insurance is uncertain

Dec 18, 2018 , CNN Health
On Friday, a federal judge in Texas struck down the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, but that doesn't mean the law is dead -- yet. Here's what you need to know....
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#JUUL: How social media hyped nicotine for a new generation

Dec 18, 2018 , CNN Health
Leading e-cigarette company Juul Labs has tried to distance itself from a vast social media presence that experts say drives its popularity among teens. But a CNN investigation sheds new light on how the company was encouraging -- and at times paying for -- social media users to promote its nicotine-filled product to thousands of their followers....
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Teen vaping continues to rise while other drug use declines, survey finds

Dec 18, 2018 , CNN Health
Vaping among America's teenagers continues to climb, while the use of other substances -- such as alcohol and opioids -- has declined in recent years, according to a new report....
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Can a coalition of 'superheroes' save the COP24 climate talks?

Dec 14, 2018 , CNN Health
Think of them as the Justice League for global warming diplomacy. They're the "High Ambition Coalition" and they arrived late this week at the beleaguered COP24 climate talks here in Polish coal country, wearing suits and hosting press conferences -- hoping to salvage a United Nations treaty that is meant to save the earth....
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Neanderthal genes could explain the shape of our skulls, study finds

Dec 14, 2018 , CNN Health
Humans have unusually globular (or round) skulls and brains compared to our ancient ancestors -- including our closest extinct cousins the Neanderthals -- and a new study provides a possible explanation as to why....
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Cuba 'acoustic attack' mystery continues as study offers more details on US diplomats' symptoms

Dec 13, 2018 , CNN Health
It started with a phone call that Dr. Michael Hoffer said he had never received before in his career -- not even after serving 21 years in the military....
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'A huge mess': Failure at COP24 climate talks would be 'suicidal'

Dec 13, 2018 , CNN Health
The heads of state for some of the main countries causing climate change -- the United States, the UK, Germany, China, Canada and India among them -- are not present here in Poland to try to keep the wheels from falling off an agreement meant to save humanity and the planet....
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For Those Who Have Had Dramatic Overdose Videos And Photos Aired To Public, Life Will Never Be The Same

Dec 13, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
One trend that's emerged in the opioid epidemic is both the public and police departments releasing footage or photos of people who are experiencing some of the bleakest moments in their lives. The views on such videos can total in the millions, and some argue it's beneficial, but for those in the videos it can change their lives forever--not necessarily for the better. Meanwhile, experts wonder if fentanyl could become a weapon of mass destruction to be used against the United States, and the...
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More violence and STIs when sex work is criminalized

Dec 13, 2018 , CNN Health
Sex workers across 33 countries who face repressive policing -- identified as arrest, imprisonment, confiscation of needles, syringes, condoms, displacement to new area or physical or sexual violence by officers -- have a three times higher chance of experiencing physical or sexual violence, according to a new study....
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Animal attacks cost us more than $1 billion a year, and they're becoming more common

Dec 12, 2018 , CNN Health
Animal-related injuries lead to health care costs of more than $1 billion a year in the United States, according to a new study -- and they're happening more often....
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What More Could We Do To Prevent Veteran Suicides? Survey Reveals Clues

Dec 12, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Every day, 20 veterans across America die by suicide -- and most of them choose a firearm to do it. New research could guide suicide prevention efforts for veterans and others. The new survey of veterans who receive mental health care through the Veterans Health Administration finds that 93% said t......
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'Sesame Street' Muppet becomes first to experience homelessness

Dec 12, 2018 , CNN Health
For the first time, a resident of "Sesame Street" is experiencing homelessness -- and the hope is that her story can help sweep the clouds away for the growing number of young children in the United States without homes to call their own....
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Hospital-Acquired Infections Dip, But Experts Say That There’s Still More Work To Do

Dec 11, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Experts say there are certain infection types--such as pneumonia or C. diff--that aren't showing any progress. Meanwhile, health care executives weigh in on what a politically divided Congress will mean to the hospital industry. And other hospital news comes out of Illinois, Florida, Massachusetts, and...
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Supreme Court Declines Key Planned Parenthood Case

Dec 11, 2018 , WebMD
Abortion opponents have say Planned Parenthood -- the nation's largest abortion provider -- should not receive any government...
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'Zombie fungi' are saving lives -- and the planet

Dec 11, 2018 , CNN Health
It's a sunny morning, and Sara Landvik is foraging in the wild parts of Hampstead Heath, one of London's iconic parks....
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An App, Your Fingernail -- and Anemia Screening Is Done

Dec 08, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: An App, Your Fingernail -- and Anemia Screening Is DoneCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/6/2018 12:00:00...
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The fungi that are saving lives -- and the planet

Dec 08, 2018 , CNN Health
It's a sunny morning, and Sara Landvik is foraging in the wild parts of Hampstead Heath, one of London's iconic parks....
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Retired FDA research monkeys find new home in Florida

Dec 08, 2018 , CNN Health
Squirrel monkey chirps filled a small ranch-style building in north Gainesville, Florida -- a chorus that made Kari Bagnall's smile swell even wider....
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