Category Archives: CNN – Health

Girl’s deadly reaction to toothpaste is extremely rare, allergist reminds parents

Monique Altamirano’s 11-year-old daughter, Denise Saldate, died of a severe allergic reaction to toothpaste, she told Allergic Living. Denise, who had a severe dairy allergy, had recently been given a prescription toothpaste that unknowingly contained a milk-derived protein. The California girl’s parents were careful to check food labels for milk and other potential allergens but…MORE

Skipping breakfast tied to higher risk of heart-related death, study finds

Whether you eat breakfast might be linked with your risk of dying early from cardiovascular disease, according to a new study. Skipping breakfast was significantly associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular-related death, especially stroke-related death, in the study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology on Monday. After a person’s age,…MORE

How permanent daylight saving time and later school starts could affect health

About 70 countries around the world nudge their clocks back and forth each year — but some people want to “spring forward” permanently, citing health and other benefits. Some of those same people are also pushing for later school start times, but experts argue the benefits for tired teenagers could be canceled out by permanent…MORE

Drinking water linked to fewer sugary drinks — and calories — in kids

Children and teens who drink water are less likely to consume sugary beverages throughout the day, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from 8,400 children and teens ages 2 to 19 collected between 2011 and 2016 as part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which is administered yearly by the US…MORE

US inches closer to measles record, with more than 600 cases reported

There have been 626 cases of measles reported in the United States this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s 71 more than the agency reported last week in its weekly update. Just four months into the year, the number of cases is only 42 away from surpassing the record of…MORE

A peep into the history of Easter’s marshmallow icon

Easter is a popular time for America’s bunny- and chick-shaped marshmallows friends known as Peeps. Every day, about 5.5 million Peeps are produced, roughly 2 billion a year. Peeps may be made with love, but they also have some less-healthy ingredients. Four yellow marshmallow bunny Peeps — considered one serving — contain 110 calories and…MORE

FDA OKs first medical device to treat ADHD in children

The first medical device to treat childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, was OK’d Friday by the US Food and Drug Administration. Designated for children ages 7 to 12 who are not currently on medication for the disorder, the device delivers a low-level electrical pulse to the parts of the brain responsible for ADHD…MORE

Recall of blood pressure drug losartan expanded

If you take blood pressure medicine, you’ll want to double-check your bottle. Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. has expanded its recall of losartan potassium and losartan potassium/hydrochlorothiazide tablets. Tests found trace amounts of a potentially cancer-causing impurity called N-methylnitrosobutyric acid in some of these drugs. The company is recalling 36 additional lots, it said Thursday. A full…MORE