Category Archives: CNN – Health

Pharmacy tests turn up another cancer-causing compound in heart drugs

Tests by an online pharmacy turned up another cancer-causing compound in heart medications, and these drugs haven’t been recalled. Drugs containing valsaratan, losartan and irbesartan made by a variety of companies in a variety of countries have been taken off pharmacy shelves since July, when tests turned up chemicals in them that are considered carcinogens.…MORE

Traveling to Europe? Make sure your measles vaccination is up to date

Measles is not the souvenir you want to bring back from your once-in-a-lifetime trip to Europe this summer, but there’s an increasing likelihood that could happen if your vaccinations are not up to date. Researchers who work with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning travelers to get their measles, mumps and…MORE

Child death toll from brain disease crosses 100 in India as parents protest

Scores of parents and locals gathered outside a hospital in the eastern Indian state of Bihar on Tuesday to protest the death of more than 100 children over the past three weeks. Health authorities have confirmed that at least 109 children have died in the city of Muzaffarpur due to inflammation or infection in the…MORE

Suicide rates among America’s young people continue to soar, study shows

Suicide rates among young people have continued to soar in recent years — so much so that the rate among 15- to 24-year-olds climbed in 2017 to its highest point since 2000, new research has found. An increase was especially seen among 15- to 19-year-olds and young men, according to a research paper published Tuesday…MORE

Nevada is suing opioid manufacturers and distributors. There are more than 40 defendants in the case

Citing an “ecosystem of addiction,” Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced Monday he is expanding a complaint against manufacturers, distributors, pharmacies, and individuals the state says are responsible for the opioid addiction crisis in Nevada. The lawsuit lists more than 40 defendants, including Teva Pharmaceuticals, Actavis Pharma, Purdue Pharma, members of the Sackler family…MORE

Frito-Lay recalls some barbecue chips because they might contain milk

Allergic to milk products? You may want to check your pantry. Frito-Lay is recalling its Lay’s Lightly Salted Barbecue Flavored Potato Chips because they may contain an undeclared milk allergen. Consumers with a “severe sensitivity to milk” risk a potentially fatal allergic reaction if they eat the chips, Frito-Lay said in a statement to the…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Thursday’s Dirt

Kristen Bell recently had to rush her 4 year-old daughter to the emergency room after she stuffed a jewel up her nose.  She said the girl shoved it ‘up to her brain’ but luckily snorted it on on the way to the hospital. ‘Avengers:  Endgame’ is being re-released next weekend with new footage after the…

Wednesday’s Dirt

Nothing is official yet but the cast of ‘Friends’ has allegedly been in secret negotiations with Warner Brothers about returning for a reunion.  The problem is they are all demanding insane salaries.  They are looking for $20 million each. Is this self-help?  Tony Robbins is being accused of punishing his followers by making them drink…