Category Archives: CNN – Health

Turn up office thermostats to improve women’s productivity, study suggests

Women often complain that the office temperature is too low — but it’s not just comfort that’s at stake. Researchers say women’s productivity may improve when the thermostat is set to warmer temperatures. The new study, published Wednesday in the journal PLOS One, raises “the stakes for the battle of the thermostat.” Previous research has…MORE

Snakebites: The hidden health crisis that kills 200 people a day

Snakebites kill more than 200 people a day around the world, but Thai firefighter Pinyo Pookpinyo was one of the lucky ones. When the tip of his thumb was bitten by a king cobra, he made it to a Bangkok hospital within 15 minutes. There, he was given a serum that stopped the venom, which…MORE

Eli Lilly’s lower-priced insulin goes on sale amid drug price debate

A cheaper generic version of the rapid-acting insulin Humalog has hit the market, according to a statement Wednesday by drugmaker Eli Lilly. The company announced its plans in March amid growing concerns about the soaring prices of drugs, insulin in particular. The prices have led many people with diabetes to cut back on their insulin…MORE

Nurse graduates from NYU, years after he worked there as a janitor

Frank Baez got his first healthcare experience as a teenager, mopping floors and cleaning patients’ rooms as a hospital janitor at New York University. This week, the 29-year-old got his nursing degree from NYU’s Rory Meyers College of Nursing, after finishing an accelerated 15-month program. “It was a very intense program, I’ll tell you that.…MORE

Spike in banned ozone-eating CFC gases linked to China in new research

A mystery source of banned, ozone-destroying chemicals has been pinpointed to eastern China. Scientists noted a spike in the amount of chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, in the atmosphere last year, despite a global ban on their use. The source of the emissions remained unknown, however, sparking concerns that it could hamper years of international effort to…MORE

Thousands of cancer diagnoses tied to a poor diet, study finds

Your diet may have more impact on your cancer risk than you might think, a new study has found. An estimated 80,110 new cancer cases among adults 20 and older in the United States in 2015 were attributable simply to eating a poor diet, according to the study, published in the JNCI Cancer Spectrum on…MORE

Question of the Day

May 23

Q: Researchers say if you really want to remember your vacation, you may not want to do this too much… A: Take pix/video

May 24

Q: Nearly 3.5-million of these are handed out every year in America… A: Red Poppies

May 21

Q: This very simple thing you have in your kitchen can be used to get the dents out of your carpet… A: Ice cubes