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February 16, 2019

Teen gets vaccinated despite parents' concerns: 'I was doing it for my safety and the safety of others'
Ethan Lindenberger grew up thinking that not being vaccinated was normal. ... More Story with Video....

Officials hope to change minds amid 'exquisitely contagious' measles outbreak
Officials in Clark County, Washington, publish a list every day of where people infected with measles have been. Among them: busy spots like Concourse D at Oregon's Portland International Airport on January 7 and the sold-out Portland Trail Blazers' home game four days later. There's also a Costco,... More Story with Video....

'Everything is a fight to get medications': How the quest for lower drug prices is hurting children with asthma
Debarrin Norman is 15 years old and loves basketball. He plays every day. But over the past two years, his mom, Toya Lacey, has seen him more and more often on the sidelines, wheezing and gasping for air. His current medication is just not doing the trick, she says. ... More Story with Video....

Salmonella outbreak tied to raw turkey expands with 63 more illnesses
Sixty-three more people have been infected with salmonella linked to raw turkey products in an outbreak that began in November 2017, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday. ... More Story with Video....

Trump in 'very good health overall,' according to annual physical results
President Donald Trump, 72, is in "very good health overall," according to results from his physical examination, which were released on Thursday. ... More Story with Video....

A nursing home patient 'rotted to death' under nurses' care, Ohio attorney general says
Current and former employees of an Ohio nursing facility are accused of mistreating two patients in their care, including one who died as a result of the nurses' actions, Attorney General Dave Yost said Thursday. ... More Story with Video....

The 'Salt Queen' working to transform the health of a nation
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Moved by CNN investigation, Georgia lawmaker proposes storing rape kits for at least 50 years
Inspired by a CNN investigation that revealed law enforcement agencies nationwide improperly destroyed rape kits, a Georgia lawmaker introduced legislation Wednesday aimed at preventing that from happening in his state. ... More Story with Video....

FDA targets illegally marketed dietary supplements
The US Food and Drug Administration is taking new action against dietary supplements, sending warning letters to companies who claim, without proof, that their products can prevent or treat Alzheimer's, diabetes and cancer, the agency announced Monday. ... More Story with Video....

Pediatrician: How I partnered with parents who didn't want to vaccinate
Vaccinating, like all parenting decisions, is one that is made from a place of love and caring. A parent who chooses to vaccinate has their child's best interest at heart, as does a parent who chooses not to vaccinate. ... More Story with Video....

Avoid these 'ultraprocessed' foods and you might live longer
A study published Monday revealed an alarming statistic: Eating a lot of unhealthy, "ultraprocessed" foods may shorten your life. Specifically, researchers found that a 10% increase in the consumption of ultraprocessed foods was significantly associated with a 14% higher risk of death from all caus... More Story with Video....

Killing it with crutches, athlete with spina bifida takes on extreme racing
Misty Diaz showed no fear as she lined up for the Red Bull 400, a brutal foot race straight up the Olympic ski jump in Park City, Utah. ... More Story with Video....

Does chocolate cause acne? After many studies, the answer is ... 'complicated'
"I love this question because I get it every day, and I always wonder why people are so obsessed with the notion that chocolate causes acne," said Dr. Patricia Farris, a dermatologist and fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. ... More Story with Video....

How love sparks better heart health
When you think of your loved one, does your heart feel warm and fuzzy? Or would you say it skips a beat, goes pitter-patter or begins to race? ... More Story with Video....

All breast cancer patients should get genetic testing, surgeons say
Barriers to genetic testing need to fall as knowledge of inherited cancer risks grows, surgeons say. ... More Story with Video....

To our kids, after tragedy: 'People are good, not bad'
Every mass shooting, act of terrorism and hate crime I read/watch/hear about in the news chips away a piece of my heart and makes me want to pull my daughters close, as if my hugs can protect them. But ultimately, none of these tragedies reduces my faith in humanity. ... More Story with Video....

He taught himself this skill in prison. Now he's using it to brighten the lives of cancer patients
With loving hands and a dainty hook, a craftsman is making the world a little warmer by crocheting colorful caps -- almost as colorful as the tattoos on his muscular forearms. ... More Story with Video....

Eating 'ultraprocessed' foods accelerates your risk of early death, study says
The quick and easy noshes you love are chipping away at your mortality one nibble at a time, according to new research from France: We face a 14% higher risk of early death with each 10% increase in the amount of ultraprocessed foods we eat. ... More Story with Video....

Nearly 1 in 7 US kids and teens have a mental health condition -- half go untreated, study says
Half of children with a mental health condition in the United States go without treatment, according to a new study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. ... More Story with Video....

10 ways to get healthier after 60
It takes moxie to flip an unhealthy lifestyle to a healthy one -- particularly for folks over 60. ... More Story with Video....

Opioid epidemic spilling over onto roads, study says
Patients who are prescribed opioids and the clinicians who prescribe them have more to be concerned about than steadily rising rates of opioid overdoses, according to a new study. ... More Story with Video....

Amid measles outbreaks, Facebook considering how to reduce spread of anti-vaccine content
Facebook is looking into suppressing certain anti-vaccine messaging on its social platform, a move that raises questions about free speech and public health. ... More Story with Video....

Common weed killer glyphosate increases cancer risk by 41%, study says
Glyphosate, an herbicide that remains the world's most ubiquitous weed killer, raises the cancer risk of those exposed to it by 41%, a new analysis says. ... More Story with Video....

This year's flu shot is less than 50% effective in preventing infection, CDC says
Don't let your guard down: The US flu season is expected to continue for several more weeks, with activity across the nation now elevated, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. A flu shot is still recommended for those who have neglected to get one, but the CDC estima... More Story with Video....

Teen who inspired many by walking while on life support has died
Zei Uwadia, a teenage girl who defied expectations by walking while on life support, has died, according to a Facebook post by her mother. ... More Story with Video....

Racial disparities in US cancer deaths are shrinking, study finds
Racial disparities in cancer deaths between black and white patients in the United States are receding -- but more progress is needed to completely close the gap for some cancer types and age groups, according to a new study. ... More Story with Video....

Weakest sperm left behind at 'gates' along reproductive path, study finds
The race to fertilize an egg is a ruthless one -- and now, scientists have shed more light on the punishing obstacle course attempted by hundreds of millions of sperm cells in their bid to get there first. ... More Story with Video....

Drinking two or more diet beverages a day linked to high risk of stroke, heart attacks
Drinking two or more diet sodas a day is linked to an increased risk of stroke, heart attacks and early death in women over 50, a new study says. The risk was highest for obese and African American women. ... More Story with Video....

What are PFAS chemicals, and what are they doing to our health?
PFAS chemicals are known as "forever chemicals," a family of potentially thousands of synthetic chemicals that are extremely persistent in the environment and in our bodies. PFAS is short for perfluoroalky and polyfluoroalkyl substances and includes chemicals known as PFOS, PFOA and GenX. ... More Story with Video....

Drugmaker that pushed pill on elderly now facing fines
A pharmaceutical company that aggressively marketed a drug to nursing home residents now faces significant financial penalties as the result of an investigation by the Justice Department. ... More Story with Video....

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