Health

10 Things to Know Before Your First Gyno Exam

If you have a vagina, there will come a time when you have to see a gynecologist—it’s an essential part of maintaining your health. But that first …

Women's Health

Common allergic conditions linked to mental health

In a new, large-scale study, eczema, hay fever, and asthma are linked to an increased risk of developing mental illnesses. The study backs up …

Mental Health

Why It Seems Like Everyone Is Always Angry With You

Why do you look so angry? This article hasn’t even begun and already you disapprove. Why can’t I ever win with you? I see it in your face.<p>If this sounds unfamiliar, good for you. You don’t need this.<p>For the rest of us, it may be helpful to know that some people seem to have outsize difficulty with …

Psychology

Why this family blames mental health system for teen's suicide

Jordan Binion's parents said they put him in a psychiatric hospital, but he didn't want to stay. They learned only later that they could have forced him to.<p>At their home outside Seattle, with horses grazing in their back pasture, Will and Deb Binion smile as they look through photographs of their …

Mental Health

The super fruit that needs to be on your radar (and the best ways to use it)

Spring means your weekend farmer’s market trips can commence, and next time you’re strolling past the brightly colored stalls, we have a rec for one …

Wellness

Dr. Sanjay Gupta to Jeff Sessions: Medical marijuana could save many addicted to opioids

<i>Watch Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta's CNN Special Report "Weed 4: Pot vs. Pills" on Sunday, April 29, at 8 p.m. ET.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> Dear Honorable Jeff Sessions,<p>I feel obligated to share the results of my five-year-long investigation into the medical benefits of the cannabis plant. Before I …

U.S. Politics

The City With the Most Expensive ACA Insurance in the U.S.

There’s only one individual-market carrier in Charlottesville, Virginia, and its premiums are too high for many residents to afford.<p>CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—When Garnett and Dave Mellen sent their 19-year-old daughter, Gita, off to college an hour away at Virginia Commonwealth University last fall, …

Health Care

Why More Women Than Men Are Now Getting COPD

Barbara Bush, who was a smoker when she was younger, suffered from COPD in her final years.<p>Barbara Bush was like a growing number of women.<p>During her …

Medicine

Protesters storm hospital of terminally-ill Alfie Evans as parents fight to keep his life support on

Protesters have clashed with police outside the Alder Hey hospital where terminally-ill baby Alfie Evans is currently being treated.<p>The decision by the hospital to turn his life support off, against the will of his parents, has caused thousands of people to protest in person and on social media.<p>A …

Human Rights

Dad whose fiancée died day before their wedding 'told he had to leave home six hours later'

A dad whose fiancée died the day before they were due to marry says he was "forced" to leave his council property just hours after her death.<p>Rob …

Medicine

Cured! First Adult Canadian Woman Cured of Sickle Cell!

(Photo credit: Nelly Alberola/Radio-Canada)<p>A Canadian woman just set the bar for possibly many more to be healed of sickle cell anemia after becoming …

Medicine

Johns Hopkins performs world’s first penile transplant | The Star

“It’s a real mind-boggling injury to suffer, it is not an easy one to accept,” the soldier said in a statement released by Johns Hopkins. “When I …

Medicine

Study: Nearly Three-Quarters Of Commonly Used Medical Scopes Tainted By Bacteria

In an ominous sign for patient safety, 71 percent of reusable medical scopes deemed ready for use on patients tested positive for bacteria at three …

Medicine

4 New Exemptions To The Tax Penalty For Lacking Health Insurance

There already have been more than a dozen reasons U.S. consumers can use to avoid paying the penalty for not having health insurance. Now the federal government has added four more.<p>These "hardship exemptions" let people off the hook if they can't find a marketplace plan that meets not only their …

News (U.S.)

My Life-Threatening Bout With E. Coli Food Poisoning

Before my illness, I was a healthy 22-year-old just out of college. But at some point, my doctors speculated, I must have eaten leafy greens contaminated by E. coli bacteria.<p>My mother had driven me to my local emergency room in the middle of the night after several days of unbearable abdominal …

E.coli

Surgical Procedures for Enlarged Prostates Help Men Avoid Medications

<i>By Bradley C. Gill, MD, MS; and Navin Sabharwal, BS</i><p>Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support …

Medicine

Vigorous Physical Activity Linked to Increased Risk of ALS, And Nobody Knows Why

But don't stop exercising!<p>Getting regular physical exercise is one of the best things you can do for your body, but it could also lead to heightened …

Medical Research

The disparities in how black and white men die in gun violence, state by state

<b>(CNN) —</b> America's gun violence problem is evident nationwide, but a new study reveals that how different groups of people across the country experience such violence can vary dramatically, depending upon who they are and where they live.<p>The research, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on …

Justice

Lack of iron and B12 tied to aggression in boys - Futurity

Iron deficiency and a lack of vitamin B12 at around age 8 may have consequences for boys' behavior and mental well-being later on.

Health

The rich are betting they can buy their way to a longer life

Money might not buy love, but it can buy better health. And, to live as long as possible, the world's wealthy are willing to pay up.<p>Over the past few decades, the average person's lifespan has risen almost everywhere in the world. In China, the U.S. and most of Eastern Europe, the average life …

Demographics

Best 40 foods for vitamin K

Vitamin K is an essential vitamin that the body uses to help the blood clot, create healthy bones, and keep the heart strong. There are many foods …

Vitamin K

Ireland wins EU OK to tax sugary drinks on health grounds

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Ireland gained EU approval on Tuesday for a tax on sugary drinks after regulators said the levy would help the country tackle health and obesity issues.<p>The ruling could help head off any challenges to taxes in other EU countries, including Britain, France, Hungary, which have …

Diabetes

Most Procedures for Pelvic Floor Disorders Fail

In the United States, one in three women experience pelvic floor disorders.<p>It’s a common ailment and so are surgical procedures to treat it.<p>According …

Women's Health

New imaging combo shows how cancer cells move - Futurity

A technique for viewing cancer cells could offer new insights into how cells operate and adapt to different physiological environments.

Cancer Cells

These sustainable water brands make it easier than ever to ditch plastic bottles

If you happen to be caught out and about without your trusty S’well, your love of of mother nature may make you think twice about reaching for a …

Sustainability

Woman diagnosed with rare 'floating kidney' condition

Generally, you can trust your organs to stay in one place. Sure, they may puff up with air or constrict to pump blood, but they do so in the same location in your body.<p>That wasn't the case for a young woman in Michigan, however, who told doctors she felt like "a ball was rolling inside of her" when …

Medicine

Thousands of organs are lost before they can be donated. Here’s how to save them.

Organ donation after death is still the exception, not the rule.<p>There is something near-miraculous about the organ donation system, which allows tens of thousands of Americans a year to give up parts of their body they no longer need to extend the lives of others.<p>And yet tens of thousands of viable …

Online Privacy

A Serious Autoimmune Disease Has Been Linked to Sheep Exposure

Baaa?<p>Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that slows down communication in the brain and spinal cord, ultimately causing problems with …

Immunotherapy

Nurse practitioners stepping up as demand for doctors outpaces supply

There was no doctor in the house when Sam Talbot arrived at his clinic for a recent physical, but then that was the plan.<p>The 30-year-old ecology …

Business

Boy recovering well after five-organ transplant

A seven-year-old boy has undergone a five-organ transplant at Birmingham Children's Hospital.<p>Jay Crouch is the first child in nearly 20 years to undergo the complex procedure at the hospital, receiving two new kidneys, a liver, pancreas and small bowel.<p>It means that for the first time in his life, …

Medicine