Category Archives: CNN Health

OxyContin’s maker is accused of fueling the opioid epidemic. Its new overdose antidote was just fast-tracked by the FDA

OxyContin’s maker is accused of fueling the opioid epidemic. Its new overdose antidote was just fast-tracked by the FDA

The company whose drugs are at the center of America’s deadly opioid epidemic was given a green light Wednesday to accelerate the development of a new opioid antidote. The US Food and Drug Administration granted Purdue Pharma’s experimental opioid overdose drug fast-track designation. According to Purdue, its drug, nalmefene hydrochloride injection, has a longer effect…MORE

Deaths from dementia have more than doubled in US, report says

Deaths from dementia have more than doubled in US, report says

Dementia not only affects memory and quality of life, it can be fatal. A report released Thursday by the National Center for Health Statistics shows that the rate of Americans who died from dementia has more than doubled from 30.5 deaths per 100,000 people in 2000 to 66.7 in 2017. The term dementia encompasses disease…MORE

Some parents overlook dangers of medicines, sending thousands of children to ER

Some parents overlook dangers of medicines, sending thousands of children to ER

Nearly 52,000 children under age 6 were treated at emergency rooms across the United States in 2017, according to a new report. Although that’s a decline since 2010, the report identifies some reasons why children may continue to be poisoned by medicines, offering key lessons for other parents. Researchers conducted 90-minute interviews with groups of…MORE

Maryland may become the first state to ban foam food containers and cups

Maryland may become the first state to ban foam food containers and cups

Maryland is well on its way to becoming the first state to ban foam. The Legislature has approved bills to ban polystyrene — commonly known as plastic foam — cups and food containers. If a final measure is passed and the governor signs it, Maryland would be the first state to implement such a ban,…MORE

Proposal for global moratorium on editing of inherited DNA is met with criticism

Proposal for global moratorium on editing of inherited DNA is met with criticism

Researchers and ethicists, including the scientist who pioneered and patented CRISPR gene-editing technology, are calling for a global moratorium on human germline editing — changes made to inherited DNA, the genetic material in sperm, eggs or embryos that can be passed on to the next generation. The ban would not apply to genetic editing done…MORE

She’s 12 and she’s trying to save the world by skipping school

She’s 12 and she’s trying to save the world by skipping school

Haven Coleman is out to save the world. The 12-year-old seventh grader from Denver, Colorado, protests climate change outside government buildings and businesses. She calls out state lawmakers in speeches at town halls and on Twitter. And on Friday, she’ll take on her biggest endeavor yet: co-organizing the US Youth Climate Strike, a national student…MORE

New FDA policy could get some flavored e-cigarette products pulled off the market

New FDA policy could get some flavored e-cigarette products pulled off the market

The US Food and Drug Administration released a policy draft Wednesday aimed at preventing e-cigarette products from getting into kids’ hands. The result could be that some flavored products are taken off the market. The draft compliance policy, which is awaiting comments for 30 days and pending finalization, would take action against stores selling flavored…MORE

To help fight vaping, schools look to their own students

To help fight vaping, schools look to their own students

Teen vaping is on the rise, and schools are searching for solutions, with some taking disciplinary action or installing vape detectors in bathrooms. Still, the problem has continued to swell. The US Food and Drug Administration announced in November that vaping had increased nearly 80% among high schoolers and 50% among middle schoolers since the…MORE

Why where your kid goes to college doesn’t matter as much as you think

Why where your kid goes to college doesn’t matter as much as you think

Before you “help” your kid get into an Ivy League school through various methods of chicanery, take a very deep breath and consider why it’s so important to you that they get into an elite school. If your reflexive answer is, “Because my kid wants to go there,” then consider who may have influenced that…MORE

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2018 High School Football Review: Week 1 (AUDIO)

2018 High School Football Review: Week 1 (AUDIO)

It was a wild night in the Tennessee Valley. Storms raged as teams tried to complete their Week 1 games. Join Cowboy and Coca-Cola Red Zone Sideline Reporter Jeff Cate as they discuss the wet and wild action of Week 1 High School Football.

WATCH: Superbowl Commercial Favorites

WATCH: Superbowl Commercial Favorites

Check out some of our favorite Superbowl commercials! Amazon, “Alexa Loses Her Voice” (BTW, you can listen to WGOW-FM on Alexa by saying, “Alexa, enable the Talk One Oh Two Point Three skill!” and to WGOW-AM by saying, “Alexa, enable the News W-G-O-W skill!”) NFL, “Touchdown Celebrations to Come” Budweiser, “Stand By You” Doritos, “DORITOS BLAZE…

Did you miss that pink sky?

Did you miss that pink sky?

On Monday, there was a proliferation of “pink sky” shots sent in by listeners.  Followed by obligatory, condescending “explanation of phenomenon” by meteorologists.  Best example I’ve ever seen…lasted 5 mins, or so at Henson’s Gap/Lewis Chapel Mtn., overlooking Dunlap, Tn.  Launch ramp of “Tennessee TreeToppers” hanggliding club.  

Bill B Blog 08.24.17

Bill B Blog 08.24.17

I boycotted the NFL for 2 years.   And I had a good reason….not faux-outrage from the right nor the left. But I digress. I hear the calls for protests…for boycotts of the NFL over Colin Kaepernick’s not being signed by any NFL team as quarterback.  They say it’s because of the former 49’ers QB’s…