Health Unit Intern

Wrote multiple articles weekly for cnn.com/health. Click on the headline to view the whole article.


The health care company Aetna mailed envelopes that revealed the HIV status of some of its customers in multiple states, according to the Legal Action Center and the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania.


Peyton West's parents would never have thought that his first day of school this year was going to be his last.


Despite a 23-year campaign urging that babies be put to bed on their backs, only 43.7% of US mothers report that they both intend to use this method and actually do so all the time, according to a new study.


Tina Fey shoveled sheet cake into her mouthon a "Saturday Night Live" skit while ranting about the politics surrounding violent rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia. She urged viewers to not attend the dangerous marches and to eat cake instead.


Don't hit the snooze button on this one.

Some dread going to work, and some look forward to it, but how important is it to actually enjoy and feel satisfied with your job?


Over the past six months, $1.7 million in donations has poured into the treatment fund for Charlie Gard, a British baby whose life was the subject of a legal tug of war in British courts before his death in July.


Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE, was found in 99% of deceased NFL players' brains that were donated to scientific research, according to a study published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA.


When Christopher Michael Everett went to his first SoulCycle class, he gave it his all. He sat in the front of the class, cranked the resistance on his bike and started pedaling.


It can be hard to tell the difference between someone going to a funeral, preparing for the catwalk or simply taking a stroll in a big city. Each category can involve in an all-black ensemble.

Over the past 50 to 100 years, the color black has gone through a major transition, according to Leatrice Eiseman, color specialist and executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.


The US fertility rate has dropped to the lowest number reported since fertility records started being kept more than a century ago. There were 61.5 births per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44 in the year ending the first quarter of 2017, according to numbers released by the National Center for Health Statistics on Tuesday.


Fidget spinners are supposed to be calming and fun, especially for students struggling to focus. But after some dangerous incidents involving the popular gizmos, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued new fidget spinner safety guidance for consumers and businesses.


The lush green planet that we call home may have actually looked purple in its earliest days, according to the "Purple Earth hypothesis."


The Guest House at Graceland, a hotel adjacent to Elvis Presley's Memphis home, is the source of a Legionnaires disease outbreak, according to a statement Wednesday from the Shelby County Health Department. There have been nine confirmed cases of the illness.


A series of acid attacks in London left five men injured over a 70-minute period Friday. One victim is considered to have life-changing facial injuries.


Some people love the taste, and some hate it. But there is no debate that coconut water has boomed in popularity over the past decade.


"Snorting chocolate" has made waves among partygoers in Europe over the past couple of years. Now, it's arrived in the US in the form of Coco Loko, a new product marketed as a stimulant and stress reducer.


The cholera outbreak in Yemen is spreading so quickly that plans have been suspended to deploy one million doses of vaccines to the country, according to the World Health Organization


Greater consumption of coffee could lead to a longer life, according to two new studies published Monday.

The findings have resurfaced the centuries-old conversation on coffee's health effects.

Drinking more coffee leads to a longer life, two studies say


Anyone looking to enjoy some walrus meat should be sure it's thoroughly cooked, officials say.

Alaska has had two outbreaks of trichellosis over the past year, which is a disease caused by ingesting animals that eat meat, namely walrus, according to a report published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


The death toll continues to rise in Yemen, where a cholera outbreak has been spreading for months, according to the World Health Organization.


More than 3 billion people around the world tuned in to watch soccer's 2014 FIFA World Cup, during which there were 81 head collisions. And only 15% of those injured players received a concussion assessment from health care personnel, according to a report published Tuesday in JAMA.


Ever heard that if you looked at the color yellow for too long, you might begin to feel anxious or irritated? Or that babies are more likely to cry in yellow rooms and a colleague sporting the color would be judged deeply? Or considered a coward?


If you think of yourself as a geeky boy, you may want to thank your old man, according to a study published Tuesday in Translational Psychiatry.


A Colorado father is petitioning to make the sale of smartphones for children under 13 illegal in his state after witnessing his young sons' addictive behaviors toward the technology.


Children growing up in Niger are at the highest risk of having their childhood cut short, according to a report by Save the Children.

The nongovernmental organization's report for 2017 ranked the country as the worst place to be a kid, globally.


Three Clif Bar products are being recalled due to the possible presence of undeclared peanuts and some tree nuts in the products, the US Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday.


There's an increased risk that girls will have irregular periods after they experience a concussion, according to a study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics.


New Hampshire is the best state in which to raise a child, while Mississippi is the worst, according to a report published Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.


Adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are 36% more likely than other adolescent drivers to get into a car accident, according to a study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics.


A week after swimming on a family vacation, a 4-year-old boy from Texas took his last breath. The suspected cause of death is "dry drowning," a rare condition in which there is a delayed physical reaction to inhaling water.


Southern Grove Cashews Halves and Pieces with Sea Salt are being recalled due to reports of glass pieces found in the product, the Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday.


More than 22,000 pounds of beef are being recalled due to possible E. coli contamination, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Monday.