Top 10 health news stories of 2013

The cinnamon challenge was our No. 1 health news story of the year. Apparently a lot of people wanted to read about the latest teen fad—swallowing a tablespoon of ground cinnamon in 60 seconds with no break for a drink of water.

It wasn’t a healthy fad, to say the least. So hopefully it’s done with, filed in the folder marked Fads Gone Bad, and its appearance on this list will be the last we hear of it.

Here are the top 10 health news stories of 2013, in ascending order:

10. Walking, running offer similar heart health benefits.

9. Heart attack without chest pain more common in women than men.

8. Mediterranean diet shown to lower cardiovascular disease risk.

7. Popular sleep aids linked to sharp rise in emergency department visits.

6. Avoid supplements that contain DMAA, FDA warns.

5. Extra sleep on weekends isn’t a cure-all for lost sleep during the week.

4. Dermatologists offer tips for choosing the best sunscreen.

3. Health insurance help available through new government website, call center.

2. New flu vaccine safe for adults with egg allergies.

1. The cinnamon challenge: A risky game teens shouldn’t play.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *