Category Archives: CNN – Health

Death toll rises after a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in North Carolina

Death toll rises after a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in North Carolina

Another person has died from an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in North Carolina, bringing the death toll to four. None of the victims have been identified by authorities and health officials have not discussed the circumstances of their deaths. There have been 141 confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease, an airborne lung infection, or Pontiac Fever,…MORE

Sanofi recalls popular heartburn medication Zantac OTC

Sanofi recalls popular heartburn medication Zantac OTC

Drugmaker Sanofi is voluntarily recalling of the heartburn medication Zantac OTC. The recall impacts drugs sold in the United States and Canada. Sanofi is working with the US Food and Drug Administration to determine the extent of the recall. Tests of Zantac and other ranitidine medications found N-nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA, an impurity that is considered…MORE

Michael Jordan has funded a clinic to serve patients with little or no health insurance

Michael Jordan has funded a clinic to serve patients with little or no health insurance

Six-time NBA champion and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan unveiled the first of two medical clinics he has funded in his home town. The facility will offer care to Charlotte residents, including underinsured and uninsured patients. At the opening Thursday of the Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic, Jordan gave an emotional speech. “As…MORE

Why Thailand is putting its Buddhist monks on a diet

Why Thailand is putting its Buddhist monks on a diet

It’s 6 a.m. on a Monday morning, and Bangkok is just starting to wake up. Street food vendors begin to serve breakfast as the streets, and sidewalks fill with morning commuters. Behind the gates of Wat Yannawa temple, barefoot monks emerge, their saffron robes a pop of color in the early morning light. From the…MORE

Exercising before breakfast burns more fat, study says

Exercising before breakfast burns more fat, study says

Should you eat before or after exercise in the morning? The debate has raged for years. The eat-first camp says food before exercise boosts blood sugars, giving the body fuel to increase the intensity and length of a workout. It also keeps you from being fatigued or dizzy. The eat-after camp says you burn more…MORE

Drug companies may pay $50 billion for their role in the opioid crisis

Drug companies may pay $50 billion for their role in the opioid crisis

Five of the many companies accused in thousands of federal and state lawsuits over the nation’s opioid epidemic may settle for over $50 billion, according to a source familiar with the negotiations. Three pharmaceutical distribution companies — AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson Corporation — are in negotiations to settle with over 2,000 state, local and…MORE

The states with the most online requests for abortion medications

The states with the most online requests for abortion medications

Women who live in states with strict and punitive abortion laws account for the majority of requests made to a website that supplies abortion medications, a new study has found. The website, Women on Web (WoW), has been run by an international non-profit since 2006 and provides abortion medications — under doctor supervision — to…MORE

Vaccine exemption rates among US kindergartners continue to climb, CDC says

Vaccine exemption rates among US kindergartners continue to climb, CDC says

There has been a small increase in vaccine exemption rates among kindergarteners in the United States, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The finding, published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on Thursday, shows that rates of young children not receiving vaccinations against certain diseases,…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Thursday’s Dirt

Ryan Reynolds has released information about his newborn baby.  It’s a girl.  That’s it.  Crumbs…that’s all he’s giving me. Jennifer Aniston’s Instagram actually broken a ‘Guinness World Record.’  Jenn was the fastest to get to one million followers.  It only took her 5 hours and 16 minutes.  At last check, she was already up to…

Wednesday’s Dirt

Yesterday, Felicity Huffman started serving her 2 week sentence.  She was also fined $30,000 and was ordered to serve 250 hours in community service. Cuba Gooding Jr plead not guilty yesterday to two counts of forcible touching and two counts of abuse.  He is being accused by 2 women but 12 other accusers showed up…