Health

Microscope image of a Listeria monocytogenes bacterium.

FDA recalls hundreds of products after listeria detected at facility

The products, sold by Fresh Ideation Food Group, have a Fresh Creative Cuisine label and/or identifier on the bottom of the label.

 | Scripps News Staff

A woman makes smoothies.

D.C. pastors are promoting healthy living among congregants

A government-backed program in D.C. is helping churches in underserved communities reach their wellness goals.

 | Amber Strong

A man steps out of Lake Michigan.

This group starts its mornings with a frigid Lake Michigan swim

A group of Chicago swimmers say a weekly dive into the cold Lake Michigan helps their body and mind.

 | Ben Schamisso

Surgical instruments are used during an organ transplant surgery at a hospital

Ethical concerns over bill reducing prison sentence for organ donation

Two Massachusetts legislators say shortening prisoners' sentences in exchange for organ donation would help those in need.

 | Scripps News Staff

Banana Boat spray cans.

Banana Boat expands sunscreen recall due to carcinogen

The sunscreen was distributed nationwide and sold at various retailers and online.

 | Scripps News Staff

Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick talks with Scripps News Senior National Correspondent Mark Greenblatt

Scripps News school AED probe gets attention in Congress

Rep. Cherfilus-McCormick, a Florida Democrat, will lead a bipartisan push for more school AEDs. The NFL & American Heart Association are endorsing.

 | Mark Greenblatt and Carrie Cochran and Amy Fan and Rosie Cima

flags fly over ConAgra Foods in Omaha, Nebraska

2.5 million pounds of canned meat products recalled

According to a notice from the Department of Agriculture, the recalled products have a packaging defect that may cause them to become contaminated.

 | Scripps News Staff

Screen honors Tyre Nichols before an NBA game.

Dealing with the mental health impact of the Tyre Nichols video

Expert says there has not been a lot of time for people to process the video because people might be experiencing various forms of trauma.

 | Christiana Ford and WLEX-TV

Drone delivering a package.

Drones are being tested to deliver AEDs to cardiac arrest emergencies

Sweden is one of the first places to develop an AED drone delivery program, and over the span of four months, they made 11 deliveries.

 | Chloe Nordquist

A shopper looks through the cosmetic department at a Target store.

Cosmetic product regulation is getting a makeover in the US

The FDA is adding more regulations for cosmetic companies, but dermatologists say more research into ingredient safety is still needed.

 | Lindsey Theis

A person holds a COVID test kit.

President Biden to end emergency declarations for COVID

Those free at home COVID tests are expected to be a thing of the past after the emergency declaration ends.

 | Lindsey Theis

Buffalo Bills' defensive back Damar Hamlin.

Bills' Damar Hamlin teams up with American Heart Association

After suffering a heart attack during a Monday Night Football game, Hamlin is teaming up with the organization to promote CPR education.

 | Scripps News Staff

An oncologist speaks with a patient.

What does it cost to have cancer?

An oncologist and parents of kids with cancer share how the costs of treatment can hinder or even completely prevent a patient from getting care.

 | Meg Hilling

A doctor looks at a shelf of prescription drugs.

Life-saving drugs cost thousands in the US. Can laws change that?

Prescription drugs are often priced higher in the U.S. than in other countries, but there is legislation that aims to cut costs.

 | Scripps News Staff

President Joe Biden talks with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House.

President Biden to end COVID-19 emergencies May 11

This comes as lawmakers have already ended elements of the emergencies that kept millions of Americans insured during the pandemic.

 | AP

A heading shows the World Health Organization's COVID-19 literature.

WHO says COVID remains an emergency but is in transition

The World Health Organization said there is still uncertainty in COVID-19's future, but the virus is at a "transition point."

 | Scripps News Staff

A nurse taking notes.

DOJ files charges alleging 7,600 fake nursing diplomas were sold

The fake diplomas were issued by three Florida-based schools since 2016 at $15,000 each, netting them more than $114 million, the DOJ alleges.

 | Scripps News Staff and WPTV Staff

Oxycodone pills

How a survivor is now helping battle the opioid epidemic

The U.S. reports more opioid deaths than any other country in the world, and organizations around the country are scrambling for solutions.

 | Diane Duenez

A patient sits in a doctor's office.

Long COVID patients use experimental shot for sense of smell issues

People are traveling from around the world to a Texas center that is testing a pain medication injection as a way to treat loss of smell from COVID.

 | Maya Rodriguez

A closeup of a beam scale in New York.

The science and safety behind newly popular weight loss drugs

Today’s weight loss drugs pull from the science of diabetes treatments. Those have been proven for years to have fewer and less serious side effects.

 | Eli Kintisch

A family gathers at a memorial outside the Star Ballroom Dance Studio in Monterey Park, California

Asian Americans share fears after mass shootings in California

Coming together as a community for healing is one way to start the conversation regarding mental health for Asian Americans amid violence.

 | Cat Sandoval

Ted Lyons administers a COVID vaccine to a patient

Why COVID vaccine outreach is still critical in 2023

Pharmacists are working to get the COVID vaccine to communities that may not have easy access to a pharmacy.

 | Chris Stewart

A memorial for Matthew Mangine Jr., who died after a sudden cardiac arrest in June 2020 in Erlanger, Ky.

An AED saved Damar Hamlin's life, but is your child's school ready?

A Scripps News investigation found though your school may have the equipment it needs to save a life, don’t count on staff to be ready to use it.

 | Mark Greenblatt and Carrie Cochran and Amy Fan and Rosie Cima

The Amazon logo

Amazon launches $5-a-month unlimited prescriptions for Prime members

The retail giant’s RxPass has a prescription list that includes more than 50 common medications.

 | Bridget Sharkey

A nurse prepares a syringe of a COVID-19 vaccine

US proposes once-a-year COVID shots for most Americans

The FDA proposed a simplified approach for future vaccination efforts, allowing most adults and children to get a once-a-year shot to combat COVID.

 | AP

Airplane taking off from the airport.

Next COVID variant will likely be found in airplane wastewater

Dr. Cindy Friedman, with the CDC Travelers' Health Branch, says airports will likely be the first to know if a new variant comes along.

 | Elizabeth Ruiz

Green Bay Packers fans walk into Lambeau Field

Section Yellow supporting sober fans at Green Bay Packers games

Section Yellow sets up near Section 112 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, for fans in recovery from alcohol addiction.

 | Bianca Facchinei

Woman using the Flowly VR

Meditation apps to help restore calm and lower stress

Mindfulness apps that help restore your calm. Studies have shown that these practices help build our resilience to stress.

 | Stephen Graddick IV

Pregnant woman wiping her nose.

What's ‘pregnancy nose’? It’s a real thing, caused by hormonal changes

Technically, your nose doesn’t get larger — the extra blood your body produces for the baby simply makes it look wider.

 | Bridget Sharkey

Man brushing his teeth.

Researchers link mouth bacteria to deadly brain abscesses

Researchers in the U.K. found that bacteria in the mouth can make their way to the brain through a person's blood and cause infection.

 | Scripps News Staff