FDA bans ingredient found in some citrus-flavored sodas

By Kate GibsonEdited By Anne Marie LeeJuly 3, 2024 / 10:11 AM EDT / CBS News Food and beverage makers will no longer be allowed to use brominated vegetable oil as an ingredient in their products, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday. Modified with the chemical bromine and used to keep flavoring from floating to the […]

Arsenic, lead and other toxic metals detected in tampons, study finds

By Kate Gibson Edited By Alain SherterUpdated on: July 8, 2024 / 9:22 AM EDT / CBS News More than a dozen metals — including lead and arsenic — showed up in a broad array of tampons sold across the U.S. and Europe, raising concerns about menstruation products used by millions, a recent study found.   Tests found […]

Harvard Street Health Center program centers dignity for Boston-area veterans

Kathryn King, program director of the Veterans Outreach Center at the Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center, poses for a picture at the center’s offices in Dorchester, June 27. The center, which King took over leadership of in February, offers hot meals, computer classes and other programing and is aiming to become a one-stop-shop for local […]

Pasteurization May Not Clear Bird Flu Virus From Heavily Infected Milk

FILE PHOTO: Test tubes is seen labelled “Bird Flu” words in front of U.S. flag in this illustration taken, June 10, 2024. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo By Nancy Lapid (Reuters) – In raw milk samples spiked with high amounts of bird flu virus, small amounts of infectious virus were still detectable after treatment with a standard […]

Plant-based ultraprocessed foods linked to heart disease, early death, study says

What is ultraprocessed food? Nutritionist explains why it can taste different. By Sandee LaMotte, CNN CNN — Want to reduce your risk of developing chronic disease and live longer while also helping the planet? Eat a plant-based diet, experts say. Does that mean you can fill your plate with boxed macaroni and cheese, deep-dish frozen veggie pizza or fast-food French fries […]

Added Health Benefits of Wegovy, Zepbound Could Attract More Men, Doctors Say

FILE PHOTO: A combination image shows an injection pen of Zepbound, Eli Lilly’s weight loss drug, and boxes of Wegovy, made by Novo Nordisk. REUTERS/Hollie Adams/Brendan McDermid/Combination/File Photo Reuters, June 10, 2024, at 6:06 a.m. By Bhanvi Satija and Sriparna Roy (Reuters) – Evidence that weight-loss drugs like Novo Nordisk’s Wegovy and Eli Lilly’s Zepbound […]

Stress, Discrimination Add to Cancer Burden for LGBTQ+ Americans

By HealthDay May 31, 2024 By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 31, 2024 (HealthDay News) — While LGBTQ+ people have higher risk factors for cancer, they are apt to face discrimination when in need of high-quality medical care, a new report shows. In particular, LGBTQ+ people have to worry that a health care provider will […]

How to Address America’s Mental Health Crisis? Talk to Your Doctor

Nearly 30% of American adults in 2023 reported having been diagnosed with depression at some point in their lives. Many Americans are struggling with their mental health. Family physicians and psychiatrists know how to help. By Steven Furr and Petros Levounis May 30, 2024 The data on mental health in America tells a bleak story. The suicide ratefor kids in the […]

Girls are getting their first periods earlier. Here’s what parents should know

Researchers say multiple factors are likely impacting early puberty, including obesity, stress and endocrine-disrupting hormones which are widespread in the environment.SDI Productions/Getty Images/E+ Girls in the U.S. are getting their first menstrual period about 6 months earlier on average than they did in the 1950s and ‘60s. And more girls are beginning menstruation before the […]

The sun’s out, so you need to think about prevention of this type of cancer

By Katia Hetter, CNN  6 minute read Published 9:08 AM EDT, Thu May 16, 2024 CNN —  Skin cancer is by far the most common form of cancer in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. With summer coming in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s time to check in with CNN wellness expert and emergency physician Dr. Leana […]

Just how bad are ultraprocessed foods? Here are 5 things to know

Many people love the taste and convenience of ultraprocessed foods, but researchers are discovering some of these foods may affect your health negatively. FreshSplash/iStockphoto/Getty Images By Andrea Kane, CNN  Published 6:31 AM EDT, Mon May 13, 2024 CNN — When you open a bag of nacho-flavored chips or cheese puffs, you probably know that you’re about to indulge in an […]

Stayed up all night? Here’s how to feel better

By Sandee LaMotte, CNN  4 minute read Updated 10:39 AM EDT, Fri April 19, 2024 Source: CNN —  It was a dream come true for millions of Taylor Swift fans, after the superstar released her latest album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” at midnight on Friday. For Swifties who stayed up to listen and savor every last tune, perhaps […]

Biden administration issues new rule to protect privacy of those seeking reproductive health care: ‘No one should have to live in fear’

A final rule issued by the Biden administration prevents medical records from being used against people for providing or receiving certain types of reproductive health care – even if a patient travels out of state. Scott Olson/Getty Images/FILE By Jacqueline Howard, CNN  5 minute read Published 1:22 PM EDT, Mon April 22, 2024 CNN — Patients have a right […]