Category Archives: CNN – Health

Women need twice as many toilets as men, say public health experts

Toilet provisions for women in the UK must be boosted so there are two female toilets to every male one, according to a new report on the state of public facilities. The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) recommends new laws governing female toilets in the UK, and cites existing “potty parity” laws in the…MORE

62,000 pounds of raw meat are being recalled, just days before Memorial Day

If you’re planning on firing up the grill this Memorial Day weekend, you may want to double check your meat products before you get a very un-festive surprise. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued a recall for more than 62,000 pounds of raw beef due to E. coli concerns.…MORE

Turn up office thermostats to improve women’s productivity, study suggests

Women often complain that the office temperature is too low — but it’s not just comfort that’s at stake. Researchers say women’s productivity may improve when the thermostat is set to warmer temperatures. The new study, published Wednesday in the journal PLOS One, raises “the stakes for the battle of the thermostat.” Previous research has…MORE

Snakebites: The hidden health crisis that kills 200 people a day

Snakebites kill more than 200 people a day around the world, but Thai firefighter Pinyo Pookpinyo was one of the lucky ones. When the tip of his thumb was bitten by a king cobra, he made it to a Bangkok hospital within 15 minutes. There, he was given a serum that stopped the venom, which…MORE

Eli Lilly’s lower-priced insulin goes on sale amid drug price debate

A cheaper generic version of the rapid-acting insulin Humalog has hit the market, according to a statement Wednesday by drugmaker Eli Lilly. The company announced its plans in March amid growing concerns about the soaring prices of drugs, insulin in particular. The prices have led many people with diabetes to cut back on their insulin…MORE

Nurse graduates from NYU, years after he worked there as a janitor

Frank Baez got his first healthcare experience as a teenager, mopping floors and cleaning patients’ rooms as a hospital janitor at New York University. This week, the 29-year-old got his nursing degree from NYU’s Rory Meyers College of Nursing, after finishing an accelerated 15-month program. “It was a very intense program, I’ll tell you that.…MORE