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This is how lawmakers plan to end the opioid crisis

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:34:19 GMT

Fresh on the heels of President Donald Trump's plan to tackle the opioid crisis, House lawmakers this week plan to introduce more than two dozen bills aimed at ending the epidemic, ranging from better access to treatment programs to exploring opioid alternatives for pain.(image)

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Male birth control pill one step closer to reality, researchers say

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:19:49 GMT

For decades, birth control pills have exclusively been used by women. But a male birth control pill that is both safe and effective may be on the horizon, according to a new study.(image)

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Judge temporarily blocks 15-week abortion ban in Mississippi

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:28:40 GMT

Just one day after Mississippi's governor signed a law banning abortions after 15 weeks, a federal judge issued an order temporarily blocking it.(image)

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Experts blast Trump's 'backwards' death penalty plan

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:59:05 GMT

Public health experts condemned President Trump's plan to impose the death penalty for drug traffickers, saying it shows a lack of understanding of the opioid epidemic and how best to deal with it. "We can't execute our way out of this epidemic," one expert says.(image)

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Oklahoma plans to use new execution method

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 22:41:17 GMT

Unable to obtain drugs to use for its lethal injections, Oklahoma will use inert gas inhalation as the primary method for death penalty executions once a protocol is developed and finalized, the state's attorney general announced Wednesday.(image)

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50 years ago, kids almost never drew scientists as women; now, they do almost a third of the time

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:10:52 GMT

If you had asked a young child 50 years ago to draw a picture of a scientist, about 99% of the drawings would be of men.(image)

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Twitter cracks case of lone female scientist in 1971 photo

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:42:38 GMT

Amid the sea of male faces -- 37 of them -- was a lone woman, her face partially obscured. She was listed as "not identified."(image)

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The television trick to learning a new language

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:30:50 GMT

Every day for about five years, Israeli sisters Reut and Shoham Nistel ran home from school, made themselves sandwiches and plopped down on the couch to watch an Argentine telenovela with Hebrew subtitles.(image)

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Anemia doubles risk of death for pregnant women, study finds

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:31:03 GMT

Anemia is emerging as a threat that can double the risk of death in pregnant women, according to a new study.(image)

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Your guide to surviving allergy season

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 15:34:19 GMT

Between spring-cleaning and all that pesky pollen in the air, this is an especially itchy-sniffly-sneezy time of year. Run through this list to prepare yourself for the many irritants that can make you miserable.(image)

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Your chances of getting sick in the air soar if your neighbor is ill

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:00:14 GMT

Not all of the 3 billion people who fly the friendly skies each year around the world are in tip-top health. Conventional wisdom says that you're more likely to catch a cold (or some other illness) if you're stuck on a long flight packed tight with possibly sick passengers.(image)

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Opioid shortages leave US hospitals scrambling

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:45:03 GMT

Even as opioids flood American communities and fuel widespread addiction, hospitals are facing a dangerous shortage of the powerful painkillers for patients in acute pain, according to doctors, pharmacists and a coalition of health groups.(image)

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HIV rates rise in at least two US hot spots

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 21:23:32 GMT

Milwaukee is seeing an unexpected spike in cases of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, according to health officials.(image)

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US deaths from lead exposure 10 times higher than thought

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 01:19:25 GMT

Lead exposure may be responsible for nearly 10 times more deaths in the United States than previously thought, according to a new study.(image)

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'You gotta be a little bit crazy' for the Crashed Ice skate derby

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:05:59 GMT

Strap on your blades; it's going to be a bumpy ride. Somewhere between Olympic event and "Jackass" stunt is Red Bull's Crashed Ice skating race series. Racers scream down a twisty, downhill motocross route that pours out of the Gothic facade of this city's iconic cathedral.(image)

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Dementia study ties your risk to your fitness level

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 21:35:41 GMT

Among women in Sweden, a high cardiovascular fitness stamina in midlife was associated with an 88% decreased risk of dementia in older age when compared to medium fitness, a new study finds.(image)

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CNN Exclusive: More opioids, more money for doctors

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 12:45:55 GMT

As tens of thousands of Americans die from prescription opioid overdoses each year, an exclusive analysis by CNN and researchers at Harvard University found that opioid manufacturers are paying physicians huge sums of money -- and the more opioids a doctor prescribes, the more money he or she makes.(image)

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'Our future family ... is gone': Parents in two cities grieve their lost embryos

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 16:05:55 GMT

In a bizarre coincidence, fertility clinics in Cleveland and San Francisco suffer failure of egg freezing tanks on the same day, potentially destroying thousands of embryos and devastating families.(image)

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Should you spank your kids? These countries say no

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 03:08:41 GMT

Sixty countries and territories around the world have adopted legislation that fully prohibits using corporal punishment against children at home.(image)

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Eat healthier without quitting sugar

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 09:03:12 GMT

Not long ago, fat was the evil dietary villain. Before that it was salt. Now the sugar-free diet has exploded onto the health and wellness scene -- and seems to have topped many people's list of New Year's resolutions.(image)

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How to build muscle as age tears it down

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 09:12:46 GMT

If you are in your 40s or 50s, chances are that you are starting to notice some changes in your body, including muscle loss and diminishing strength, even if you exercise fairly regularly.(image)

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Doctors find air pocket hidden in man's brain

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 20:35:57 GMT

Doctors treating a patient who had complained of repeatedly losing his balance made an unexpected discovery: The 84-year-old man had a 3½-inch pocket of air in his brain.(image)

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