Category Archives: CNN – Health

$375,000 price leads disabled mom to ration meds

$375,000 price leads disabled mom to ration meds

Bhanu Patel couldn’t believe the news. The cost of the medication that allows her to move — the one that enabled her to walk stairs again — shot up to $375,000. Fear gripped her: What would this mean for her independence? Would she become a financial burden on her family? How is this possible in…MORE

Young blood company stops unproven anti-aging treatments after FDA warning

Young blood company stops unproven anti-aging treatments after FDA warning

Wannabe vampires, beware: The US Food and Drug Administration warned Tuesday against using plasma infusions from young blood donors to ward off the effects of normal aging as well as other more serious conditions. Plasma, the liquid portion of the blood, contains proteins that help clot blood. At least one company responded by ceasing patient…MORE

Researchers hope experimental 2.5-minute sepsis test could save lives

Researchers hope experimental 2.5-minute sepsis test could save lives

UK researchers have developed a test they say might quickly identify sepsis, a potentially fatal complication from an infection. Scientists at Scotland’s University of Strathclyde developed an experimental microelectrode device that analyzes a patient’s blood and provides results as quickly as 2.5 minutes. Current testing methods for sepsis can take up to 72 hours. This…MORE

Heart attacks are on the rise among young women, study shows

Heart attacks are on the rise among young women, study shows

The risk of having a heart attack appears to be rising among young women, according to a new study, and researchers are trying to figure out why. When analyzed across five-year intervals, the overall proportion of heart attack-related hospital admissions in the United States attributable to young patients, ages 35 to 54, steadily climbed from…MORE

‘Alarming’ number of people received restricted fentanyl, study says

‘Alarming’ number of people received restricted fentanyl, study says

An “alarming” number of US patients received a highly potent form of opioid that is 100 times more powerful than morphine and that they never should have been prescribed, according to a new study. The research, published Tuesday in JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, found that the US Food and Drug Administration…MORE

Supermoon, 2019’s biggest and brightest, will light up the sky

Supermoon, 2019’s biggest and brightest, will light up the sky

February’s full moon will brighten the skies on Tuesday as the biggest and brightest supermoon of the year. The super snow moon is the second of three supermoon events in the first three months of the year — a packed lunar calendar for 2019, which marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the mission that…MORE

Deer in 24 states infected with chronic wasting disease

Deer in 24 states infected with chronic wasting disease

Chronic wasting disease has been detected in wild deer, elk or moose in 24 states, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning hunters to avoid handling or eating potentially infected meat. The disease affects the central nervous system and animals can show signs of drastic weight loss, lack of coordination and listlessness. It…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Wednesday’s Dirt

Designer and icon, Karl Lagerfeld, died yesterday at the age of 85.  He is survived by his 8 year old cat, Mademoiselle Choupette, who’s a millionaire.  She worked as a feline model and made $3 million for two modeling jobs in 2014 alone. It is officially over for Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson.  It has…

Tuesday’s Dirt

There is a rumor that Lady Gaga and her fiance have broken up.  The rumor started when Gaga showed up at the Grammys without her man or ring.  Well, now the man was spotted on a romantic date with another woman. The Jonas brothers are said to be reuniting! Things weren’t great with the brothers…