Category Archives: CNN – Health

Over 246,000 pounds of breakfast wraps recalled because they may have small rocks

A Texas company is recalling more than 246,000 pounds of frozen breakfast wraps sold nationwide over fears the bacon may be contaminated with extraneous materials, especially small rocks. The El Monterey frozen breakfast wraps also contain egg, potato and cheese, and were produced in January by Ruiz Foods Products in Denison, Texas, the US Department…MORE

17 staffers in this medical center unit are all expecting. Yes, 17!

At first, Hillary Slusser thought she had the flu. She hadn’t been feeling well for a couple weeks but, after getting really sick at work, she went home and took not one, but three pregnancy tests. Just to be sure. Long story short, she was pregnant. But she wasn’t the only one. 14 nurses, two…MORE

Ebola outbreak in Congo still not a public health emergency of international concern

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organization said Friday. WHO defines a public health emergency of international concern as “an extraordinary event” that constitutes a “public health risk to other States through the international spread of disease” and “to…MORE

UK Ebola patient Pauline Cafferkey gives birth to twins

A Scottish nurse who fought off Ebola has given birth to twins, telling those who have suffered that “there is a future” after the disease. Pauline Cafferkey, 43, delivered two boys in Glasgow, Scotland on Tuesday. She became ill with the viral disease in 2014, during the epidemic that killed tens of thousands of people…MORE

The top 10 questions about surrogacy for same-sex couples, answered

For heterosexual couples who want to have children, surrogacy is often one of the last options they consider, following time-consuming and emotionally and physically exhausting consultations with a fertility specialist. But for gay couples who want kids, surrogacy is one of only two options (the other being adoption). It is a lengthy and expensive process,…MORE

5 ways to spend Father’s Day and give back at the same time

It comes every year on the third Sunday of June. Father’s Day can be a struggle to find the right gift or activity to celebrate dad. There are the usual neckties and socks or breakfast in bed. But for a bigger impact, volunteering with your dad or donating in his name could be just the…MORE

Amid measles outbreak, New York ends religious exemptions for vaccines

Amid an ongoing measles outbreak, New York is requiring schoolchildren to be vaccinated, even if parents have religious objections. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Thursday that removes nonmedical exemptions from school vaccination requirements. The law goes into effect immediately, his office said. The move, which comes despite opposition from anti-vaccination activists and religious freedom advocates,…MORE

A young girl was afraid of IVs. So she invented a teddy bear to disguise them

A young girl from Connecticut turned her time spent in the hospital into a chance to help ease the fear of many other young patients. Ella Casano, now 12, was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) when she was seven. “It’s when her body attacks and destroys its own platelets, so…MORE

FDA issues safety alert over fecal transplants after patient’s death

The US Food and Drug Administration issued a safety alert on Thursday over the use of fecal transplants after one recipient died. The investigational treatment has not been approved by the FDA. Known as fecal microbiota for transplantation, it has been used to treat cases of Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, that haven’t responded to…MORE

Hundreds more reported ill in salmonella outbreaks tied to backyard poultry

Over 220 cases of salmonella have been reported in the past month in outbreaks spanning 41 states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday, and the agency believes that backyard poultry is to blame. A total of 279 cases of illness have been reported in the outbreaks so far, and 40 people…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Friday’s Dirt

Cuba Gooding Jr was charged yesterday with forcibly touching and sexual abuse in the 3rd degree.  He is accused of groping a woman at a bar on Sunday.  He insisted video evidence would clear him but instead it looks like it proved the assault happened. Paula Abdul says that she took an extended break from…

Thursday’s Dirt

Justin Bieber is backtracking…fast.  He says he was just kidding when he challenged Tom Cruise to a fight.  He said he knows that he would get his butt kicked. Khloe Kardashian really needs to change her type of guy.  Tristan Thompson’s ex is now saying that Tristan paid her over $100,000 to not date while…