Category Archives: CNN – Health

Adults who vape are more likely to quit cigarettes, study finds

Adults who vape are more likely to quit cigarettes, study finds

Adult smokers who vape are more likely to quit using cigarettes, according to a study released Monday. But e-cigarettes also increase the risk of relapse in some former smokers, the researchers found. “This study is the first to point out that even if smokers may succeed in stopping smoking with the aid of electronic cigarettes,…MORE

Ebola: DR Congo confirms first case in city of Goma on border with Rwanda

Ebola: DR Congo confirms first case in city of Goma on border with Rwanda

The Ebola virus has reached the Congolese city of Goma, a major transit hub that is home to more than 1 million people on the Rwandan border. The case, which was confirmed Sunday by the country’s Ministry of Health, has raised fears that the virus could make its way across the porous border into still-uninfected…MORE

Trump administration agrees to independent investigation of health conditions for children at border facilities

Trump administration agrees to independent investigation of health conditions for children at border facilities

The Trump administration has agreed to allow a Stanford University pediatrician to conduct an independent investigation into health conditions for migrant children at US Customs and Border Protection facilities. The pediatrician, Dr. Paul Wise, toured detention centers at the border last summer and was critical of the conditions there, according to a Stanford publication. In…MORE

Flesh-eating bacteria kills a Memphis man who visited Florida waterways

Flesh-eating bacteria kills a Memphis man who visited Florida waterways

A Tennessee man died Sunday after he became infected with Vibrio vulnificus, a type of flesh-eating bacteria, while vacationing in Okaloosa County, Florida, his daughter said. “Flesh Eating Bacteria sounds like an urban legend. Let me assure you that it is not. It took my Dad’s life,” Cheryl Bennett Wiygul wrote Wednesday in a Facebook…MORE

Drugmaker to pay $1.4 billion in largest US opioid treatment settlement

Drugmaker to pay $1.4 billion in largest US opioid treatment settlement

Reckitt Benckiser Group has agreed to pay up to $1.4 billion to resolve a long-running United States federal investigation into the company’s sales and marketing of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat people addicted to heroin, painkillers and other opioids. The settlement is the largest in United States history in a case involving an…MORE

Autistic Londoners issued with ‘autism alert’ cards by police

Autistic Londoners issued with ‘autism alert’ cards by police

Police in London have launched an autism card program aimed at improving interactions between officers and people with autism. The cards will be distributed to people with autism and will alert police to the possibility that the person struggles with communication or could display unpredictable behavior, the Metropolitan Police said. The announcement comes at the…MORE

Cutting about 300 calories a day might benefit your heart, study finds

Cutting about 300 calories a day might benefit your heart, study finds

Cutting just 300 calories from your daily diet could significantly benefit your cardiovascular health, even if you’re already at a healthy weight, according to a new study. Such caloric restriction can be achieved through techniques such as intermittent fasting, or by skipping that slice of cheesecake for dessert. During the course of two years, participants…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Monday’s Dirt

Federal investigators arrested R Kelly on Thursday because former employees handed over at least 20 videos of him engaged in inappropriate acts with minors.  Immediately after, R Kelly’s girlfriends were evicted from Trump Towers. Ed Sheeran has confirmed that he married his girlfriend back in December.  He confirms that it was a tiny ceremony just…

Friday’s Dirt

R Kelly was arrested yesterday on 13 counts including sex trafficking and obstructing justice.  Kelly was arrested in Chicago but brought back to New York on federal charges. Jason Momoa is being bullied online.  Pictures of him on vacation with his family were published and some people are actually accusing him of having a ‘dad…