Health 2022-08-25T22:07:24Z

CDC investigating Wendy's food amid E. coli outbreak that's left 8 people with kidney failure

Wendy's is removing the lettuce from sandwiches in affected regions. At least 84 people have been sickened across four states, the CDC says.
Health 2022-08-25T17:21:00Z

In one day, a man was diagnosed with monkeypox, HIV, and COVID-19

The 36-year-old man came back from vacation, tested positive for COVID, then noticed a blistering rash. He was soon diagnosed with monkeypox and HIV.
Health 2022-08-25T16:49:49Z

I'm a doctor, and I know what it's like to be gaslighted as a patient. Here's what I do to advocate for myself in a medical setting.

For years, Dr. Christina Johnson's painful periods were dismissed as an STI. She really had fibroids, and now treats patients who've felt dismissed.
Health 2022-08-24T21:29:15Z

Life expectancy is falling in the US — these maps show how much it has dropped per state

Life expectancy declined in the US and around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as an increase in accidental deaths.
Health 2022-08-24T16:37:36Z

A woman got a life-threatening infection after a tummy tuck — and says the doctor just told her to 'toughen up'

Jamie Hilburn, a 28-year-old single mom, treated herself to a tummy tuck for her birthday. Post-procedure, she developed MRSA, which can be deadly.
Health 2022-08-24T13:16:34Z

Map shows the average life expectancy for people in each state

Hawaii had the highest average life expectancy of any state, and Mississippi had the lowest, according to the CDC report.
Health 2022-08-23T16:44:28Z

Scientists have discovered a cheap soapy solution that can destroy 'forever chemicals' — toxins in household products linked to cancer risk

Researchers at Northwestern University found that a chemical byproduct previously used in bladder pain medication can trigger PFAS breakdown.
Health 2022-08-23T14:01:49Z
Health 2022-08-22T17:56:45Z

What is your risk of catching monkeypox in public? We asked 7 experts to rate different activities, from gym workouts to dance parties

Monkeypox is mostly spreading among men who have sex with men in the current outbreak, and the risk of catching it in other ways is low.
Health 2022-08-22T14:39:59Z

4 signs you have heart failure that you probably don't know, including those more likely to affect women

Early heart-failure symptoms — including nausea and vomiting — can be "harbingers" of impending death, according to the American Heart Association.
Health 2022-08-20T12:00:00Z

Doctors dismissed a woman's pain, weight loss, and bloody stool for more than a year. She had colon cancer.

Paula Chamber Raney said one doctor told her "she probably ate something red," hence her bloody stool. Later, doctors found a baseball-sized tumor.
Health 2022-08-20T09:00:00Z

A dermatologist shares the 4 things she adds to her skincare routine in summer to keep her skin clear

Summer is a "critical" time of year to practice good skincare, Dr. Julia Tzu, the medical director at Wall Street Dermatology, told Insider.
Health 2022-08-19T20:35:34Z

A 23-year-old man died after being left unattended for 7 hours in hospital, his mom claims in a lawsuit

William Miller was hospitalized in Connecticut after ingesting fentanyl. His mom, suing the hospital, claims in a lawsuit he was left unattended.
Health 2022-08-19T17:51:39Z

A dermatologist reveals 5 toxic shampoo chemicals to avoid — and how to pick a natural alternative that won't damage your scalp

Dr. Alexander Dane, a board-certified dermatologist, said it's a good idea to try natural shampoos for your health, but some can damage your scalp.
Health 2022-08-19T15:56:53Z

3 signs you're having a stroke that you probably don't know, including those more likely to affect women

Stroke is a leading cause of death in the US, according to the CDC. But it can be treated if symptoms are spotted early.
Health 2022-08-18T17:55:04Z

A 29-year-old woman with a lump in her breast said she was refused a mammogram because she was too young. She now has stage 4 cancer.

Philecia La'Bounty first felt a lump when adjusting her sports bra. It grew eight centimeters in eight months. She says she'll be on "chemo for life."
Health 2022-08-18T16:53:26Z

9 symptoms of the rare brain-eating amoeba infection

A person who went swimming in Missouri died after contracting a brain-eating amoeba, as did a child who swam in Nebraska. Here are the signs to spot.
Health 2022-08-18T15:28:57Z

A child has died of a suspected brain-eating amoeba infection after swimming in a river in Nebraska

The child died this week after swimming in the Elkhorn River. N. fowleri — known as a brain-eating amoeba — is found in freshwater lakes and rivers.
Health 2022-08-18T13:46:23Z

A man who hadn't had sex in months caught monkeypox after going to a crowded outdoor event. Experts say being intimate is still the most common way the virus spreads.

The man danced close to people who were wearing sleeveless tops and shorts for a few hours at a time at the event.
Health 2022-08-18T11:32:33Z

A graphic photo shows a severe monkeypox patient's crusted, discolored nose, taken days after a red pimple was misdiagnosed as sunburn

The unnamed man in his forties had a weakened immune system from an undiagnosed and untreated HIV infection that had progressed to AIDS.
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