Category Archives: CNN – Health

The US suicide rate is up 33% since 1999, research says

The suicide rate in the United States continues to climb, with a rate in 2017 that was 33% higher than in 1999, new research finds. Suicide rates among people 15 to 64 increased significantly during that period, rising from 10.5 per 100,000 people in 1999 to 14 per 100,000 in 2017, the most recent year…MORE

Chinese medicine: The next step in cancer recovery?

Karen Kwai-Ching Li, known as KC, has lived in fear of her osteosarcoma, a cancer of the bone, for almost 28 years. She was diagnosed in 1991, at the age of 10, but failed medication over two months resulted in her tumors spreading, leading to an amputation of her leg. After the surgery and six…MORE

Frozen spinach recalled for possible listeria contamination

Sprouts Farmers Market has recalled some frozen spinach because of possible contamination with listeria, the company announced. The recall affects frozen cut leaf spinach in 16-ounce bags manufactured by National Frozen Foods of Oregon. Listeria was found in some of the products through random sampling. The products include: Sprouts Frozen Cut Leaf Spinach, UPC 87487500982,…MORE

This teen’s vape exploded, shattering his jaw

The 17-year-old traveled 250 miles with a bloody mouth, broken teeth and a hole in his jaw, trekking from a small town in Nevada to a pediatric hospital in Utah with his mother. There, doctors rushed him into surgery, working to reconstruct and repair shattered bone. What he told doctors shocked them: The boy was…MORE

More pregnant women in the US are using pot, study finds

More moms-to-be in the United States are using marijuana, especially in their first trimester, according to a study published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA. The percentage of pregnant women who reported using marijuana in the past month increased overall from 3.4% in 2002 to 7% in 2017. In the first trimester, past-month marijuana use…MORE

Obesity rates falling among low-income preschoolers: ‘It gives us hope’

While childhood obesity remains a serious problem in the United States, an “encouraging” new study finds that obesity rates among low-income preschoolers have declined. The prevalence of obesity among 2- to 4-year-olds enrolled in the nation’s Women, Infants and Children nutrition program fell from 15.9% in 2010 to 13.9% in 2016, according to a study…MORE

Diabetes, cancer and death: These are the effects of polluted air

On Wednesday, the US Environmental Protection Agency under President Trump finalized its rollback of President Obama’s signature climate policy — the Clean Power Plan, which aimed to reduce coal-fired power plant emissions. The administration will replace the plan with the Affordable Clean Energy Rule. “The Affordable Clean Energy Rule, ACE, gives states the regulatory certainty…MORE

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

Whether patients have problems after surgery could depend on their surgeons’ behavior, a new study suggests. The study, published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Surgery, found that patients were at higher risk of complications if their surgeons were more often reported by colleagues for “unprofessional behavior” in the three years leading up to the surgery.…MORE

Question of the Day

June 20

Q: About 20% of people say they always have one of these in their car… A: Lucky charm

June 19

Q: Researchers say kids will learn another language better and faster if they do this as well… A: Learn an instrument

June 18

Q: Researchers say dogs really love it when we do this to them… A: Smile at them