Health & Fitness

California lawmakers block effort to ban skin care products for young children

News 5 Cleveland (Your Health Matters) 5/17 8:41A Scripps News Staff
A California Assembly committee voted against advancing a bill that would have banned the sale of anti-aging skin products including retinols, glycolic acid, and ascorbic acid to children under the age of 13. The bill was in response to the...

Vasectomies among men under 30 rise after Roe reversal, study says

News 5 Cleveland (Your Health Matters) 5/15 8:10A Justin Boggs
A University of Utah Health study wanted to examine what impact, if any, the decision to reverse Roe v. Wade had on people getting permanent forms of birth control. What the study found was that men under age 30 were far more likely to undergo a...

Just how dirty is your reusable water bottle?

News 5 Cleveland (Your Health Matters) 5/14 12:15P Scripps News Indianapolis
Many people have reusable water bottles because its cheaper and better for the environment than buying single-use plastic bottles not to mention the viral fixation behind water bottles like the...

First pig kidney recipient dies nearly 2 months after transplant

News 5 Cleveland (Your Health Matters) 5/12 10:52A Scripps News Staff
Rick Slayman, the world's first living recipient of a genetically modified pig kidney transplant, has died nearly two months after the procedure. Last month, following a four-hour surgery on March 16, Massachusetts General Hospital discharged...

New bill seeks to ban deadly water beads toys

News 5 Cleveland (Your Health Matters) 5/10 7:23A Elina Tarkazikis
Lawmakers have introduced a bill to ban water beads in an effort to keep children safe. The legislation called Esthers Law is named after 10-month-old Esther Jo Bethard, who died after swallowing a stray water bead that an older sibling had...

States with abortion bans losing medical school applicants, report finds

News 5 Cleveland (Your Health Matters) 5/10 3:03A Justin Boggs
The Association of American Medical Colleges released new data this week indicating states with abortion restrictions have fewer new graduates apply for medical school. In the 14 states where abortion is practically illegal, applicants to...

Number of children losing a parent to drug overdoses surges, study finds

News 5 Cleveland (Your Health Matters) 5/9 8:55A Justin Boggs
A report funded by the National Institutes of Health revealed that over 321,000 U.S. children lost a parent due to a drug overdose from 2011 through 2021. The data published this week in JAMA Psychiatry shows that the rate of children who had a...

Lawmakers introduce bill to limit heavy metals in baby food

News 5 Cleveland (Your Health Matters) 5/9 8:39A Chloe Nordquist
Lawmakers introduced a new bill Thursday to limit the use of heavy metals in baby foods. The bill, which is called The Baby Food Safety Act of 2024," was introduced by U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Tammy Duckworth. Heavy metals include lead,...

Eating highly processed foods can cause early death, study finds

News 5 Cleveland (Your Health Matters) 5/9 7:07A Elina Tarkazikis
Higher consumption of ultra-processed foods can lead to early death, according to a new study. This refers to products like ready-to-eat meat, frozen meals, prepackaged soups, sugary drinks and highly processed breakfast foods. The study,...

Research app uses artificial intelligence to detect, manage endometriosis

News 5 Cleveland (Your Health Matters) 5/3 10:25A Chloe Nordquist
A new research app is using artificial intelligence to help women with endometriosis. Patients can track their day-to-day experiences of disease and based on this data, we can first of all tell people who don't have an official diagnosis whether...
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