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Lena Dunham: No, This Wasn't a Halloween Photo

The writer-actor has Ehler-Danlos syndrome

(Newser) - Lena Dunham wants to explain her whole pajamas-and-cane look—which, sadly, had nothing to do with Halloween, USA Today reports. "The truth is just: This is what life is like when I'm struggling most with chronic illness," she wrote on Instagram alongside a recent paparazzi pic of... More »

Scientist Who Led Stunning Meat Study Had Industry Ties

But Bradley Johnston says that makes no difference

(Newser) - A head-spinning new study says red meat might not be unhealthy—but the lead author's past ties to the food and meat industry are raising a few eyebrows, the New York Times reports. "Journals require disclosure, and it is always better to disclose fully, if for no other... More »

Some Who Make Popular Countertops Are Getting Sick, Dying

New report finds silicosis may be on the rise

(Newser) - A disturbing new report finds 18 workers in the US developed a lung illness—and two of them died—after making kitchen and bathroom countertops from engineered stone. As NPR explains in an extensive article, the artificial stone used for such countertops, which have been increasing in popularity for about... More »

A 2nd Vaper Dies in US

Oregon patient died in July after vaping THC

(Newser) - Oregon health officials are investigating the death of an individual who developed a severe respiratory illness after vaping; if a link is confirmed, it would be the country's second vaping-related death. A lead investigator on the new case, Dr. Ann Thomas, tells the New York Times that the person... More »

Bosses Nab Intimate Details on Workers—via Fertility Tracker

Data is so useful, some employees are paid to use Ovia: 'WaPo'

(Newser) - Some of the 10 million users of Ovia's health apps, including women trying to conceive via period tracking and expectant mothers recording everything from bodily functions to sex drive, are sending some of that data straight to their bosses. That's according to the Washington Post , which reports employers... More »

Family Shocked to Get Grim News by 'Robot' Video

They were devastated by how the hospital handled it

(Newser) - Ernest Quintana's family knew he was dying of chronic lung disease when he was taken by ambulance to a hospital, unable to breathe. But they were devastated when a robot machine rolled into his room in the intensive care unit that night and a doctor told the 78-year-old patient... More »

Here Are the 10 Healthiest, Least Healthy US Cities

Heading west for good health seems sound

(Newser) - Staying healthy can be challenging these days, thanks to hectic lifestyles, conflicting advice, and rising health-care costs. WalletHub tries to at least narrow down the US cities where you might have the best chance for good health, looking at more than 170 of the most populated urban areas across more... More »

What's a Threat to Our Health Worldwide? WHO's Top 10

Climate change, a pushback on vaccination, and dengue all make the list

(Newser) - The World Health Organization has a five-year plan—one that it hopes will help billions of people obtain universal health coverage, be taken care of in health emergencies, and enjoy better health overall. To that end, the WHO has whittled down the world's biggest health challenges, coming up with... More »

Easy Cancer Test Takes Just 10 Minutes

It could help as a quick and cheap approach

(Newser) - Worried you have cancer? One day you may take a 10-minute test with a touted 90% success rate—though some experts are raising doubts, the Guardian reports. Devised in Australia, the test uses a color-changing liquid and a new cancer-detection approach that could help people pre-screen before having more thorough... More »

Woman Sues Hospital for Keeping a Secret

Englishwoman says she should have known about her father's Huntington's Disease

(Newser) - A woman who inherited Huntington's Disease is suing a London hospital for not divulging that her father had the degenerative illness, the Guardian reports. Still unidentified, the woman says she would have aborted her child if she'd known, and now worries for the future of her 8-year-old daughter—... More »

Man's Runny Nose Was Really Far Worse

Greg Phillpotts thought it was just allergies

(Newser) - Turns out Greg Phillpotts' had more than just a runny nose, ABC7 Chicago reports. The North Carolina man was plagued by runny noses—while traveling, eating, in mid-conversation—and figured he just had bad allergies, although some doctors had diagnosed bronchitis and pneumonia. Even when Thanksgiving dinner was ruined in... More »

Here Are Your New Federal Exercise Guidelines

Feds now recommend children begin healthy habits as young as 3

(Newser) - Move more, sit less, and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress any amount and any type of exercise helps health. The advice is the first update since the government's physical activity guidelines came out a decade ago, reports the AP . Since... More »

More Marital Battles, More Health Problems for Men

New study looks at how relationship conflicts impact health

(Newser) - Disagreeing too often with your spouse could be bad for your health—a finding that might be used to sway arguments in favor of women, as it especially applies to men. It comes from a 16-year study of 373 heterosexual married couples in the US, presented at a recent meeting... More »

Couple May Divorce to Pay for Daughter's Health Care

Maria and Jake Grey are considering an unpleasant option

(Newser) - Six-year-old Brighton Grey has a rare illness that costs her parents $15,000 a year and may force them to file for divorce, KTRK reports. Maria and Jake Grey make sure Brighton has full-time care because her rare disorder, Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome, limits her vision and hearing and keeps her at... More »

Can't Stop Eating Snack Food? Here's Why

Yale researchers have found that the fat-carbo combo creates a powerful chemical reward

(Newser) - Yes, that donut is delicious–practically irresistible. And here’s why. Yale researchers have found that foods that combine fat and carbohydrates create a powerful reward in the brain, reports USA Today . The investigators recruited 206 volunteers and gave them a small amount of money to bid on various foods... More »

Speculation Ramps Up on Melania Trump's Health Status

All went well in Melania Trump's procedure, but WH is staying mum on how and where she is

(Newser) - The president has said she's doing well, and the first lady herself tweeted on Wednesday she was "feeling great," but other than that, Melania Trump's health status after her kidney surgery on Monday has been kept "under wraps," per the New York Times . Specifically,... More »

5 Lifestyle Habits Have 'Huge Effect' on Longevity

Harvard researchers surprised at how much of a difference familiar advice makes

(Newser) - Harvard researchers say five things will help you live longer, and the list isn't all that surprising: exercise, eat a healthy diet, maintain a healthy body weight, don't drink too much, and don't smoke. More surprising is just how much of an effect those five combined factors... More »

Barbara Bush in 'Failing Health,' Won't Seek Further Treatment

A spokesperson broke the somber news on Sunday

(Newser) - Barbara Bush is in failing health and won't be seeking further treatment for her illness, said a statement released Sunday. Per the AP , family spokesman Jim McGrath issued the news release saying that following a recent series of hospitalizations and after consulting with her family and doctors, the 92-year-old... More »

Sorry, Night Owls, You Might Be Early to Die

Study suggests they have a 10% higher risk of early death

(Newser) - Some bad news for those who like to stay up late. A six-and-a-half-year study on the sleep habits of almost half a million people in the UK suggests that night owls are at a higher risk of early death than morning people. Though the study didn't examine the cause... More »

There's a Natural, Cheaper Alternative to Sports Drinks

Peel a banana

(Newser) - During an Australian Open match in January, tennis star CoCo Vandeweghe refused to continue play until someone gave her a banana. She was mocked, reports Deadspin , but the snack was probably worth the scorn. Like sports drinks, bananas are packed with sugars—14.43 grams in a medium-size one—proven... More »

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