Category Archives: CNN – Health

Chinese medicine: The next step in cancer recovery?

Karen Kwai-Ching Li, known as KC, has lived in fear of her osteosarcoma, a cancer of the bone, for almost 28 years. She was diagnosed in 1991, at the age of 10, but failed medication over two months resulted in her tumors spreading, leading to an amputation of her leg. After the surgery and six…MORE

This teen’s vape exploded, shattering his jaw

The 17-year-old traveled 250 miles with a bloody mouth, broken teeth and a hole in his jaw, trekking from a small town in Nevada to a pediatric hospital in Utah with his mother. There, doctors rushed him into surgery, working to reconstruct and repair shattered bone. What he told doctors shocked them: The boy was…MORE

More pregnant women in the US are using pot, study finds

More moms-to-be in the United States are using marijuana, especially in their first trimester, according to a study published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA. The percentage of pregnant women who reported using marijuana in the past month increased overall from 3.4% in 2002 to 7% in 2017. In the first trimester, past-month marijuana use…MORE

Obesity rates falling among low-income preschoolers: ‘It gives us hope’

While childhood obesity remains a serious problem in the United States, an “encouraging” new study finds that obesity rates among low-income preschoolers have declined. The prevalence of obesity among 2- to 4-year-olds enrolled in the nation’s Women, Infants and Children nutrition program fell from 15.9% in 2010 to 13.9% in 2016, according to a study…MORE

Diabetes, cancer and death: These are the effects of polluted air

On Wednesday, the US Environmental Protection Agency under President Trump finalized its rollback of President Obama’s signature climate policy — the Clean Power Plan, which aimed to reduce coal-fired power plant emissions. The administration will replace the plan with the Affordable Clean Energy Rule. “The Affordable Clean Energy Rule, ACE, gives states the regulatory certainty…MORE

After surgery, how patients fare may depend on how their doctor behaves, study says

Whether patients have problems after surgery could depend on their surgeons’ behavior, a new study suggests. The study, published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Surgery, found that patients were at higher risk of complications if their surgeons were more often reported by colleagues for “unprofessional behavior” in the three years leading up to the surgery.…MORE

Summer camps are requiring children get vaccinated amid measles fears

Each summer, as Lauren Rutkowski and her husband Joel await the arrival of energized, sun-kissed children for their seven-week camp, the couple surveys the canoes and paddleboards, the arts and crafts, the food menus — and every camper’s vaccination records. Measles outbreaks in the United States continue to grow, rising to 1,044 cases nationwide so…MORE

India to overtake China as the world’s most populous country: UN

India is set to overtake China as the world’s most populous country in less than a decade, according to a new United Nations report. China and India currently account for about 37% of the entire global population of roughly 7.7 billion, with China currently home to about 1.4 billion people and India to 1.3 billion.…MORE

Richer countries have less faith in vaccines, survey finds

People in high-income countries have the lowest confidence in vaccines, with about 20% of those in Europe either disagreeing or being unsure of whether vaccines are safe, according to a new global survey. The Wellcome Trust, a UK medical research charity, asked more than 140,000 people ages 15 and older in more than 140 countries…MORE