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Prescription Drug Abuse Up Among 50+ Group

Prescription Drug Abuse Up Among 50+ Group

Prescription drug abuse among people over 50 years is rising at an alarming rate of nearly 46 percent, according to... Watch »

Jun 18, 2014
Sugary Drink Warning Label Effort Fails in California

Sugary Drink Warning Label Effort Fails in California

A legislative committee has rejected a bill that would have made California the first state in the nation to require... Read »

Jun 18, 2014
Senators Scold Dr. Oz For Diet Scams

Senators Scold Dr. Oz For Diet Scams

Dr. Mehmet Oz, a celebrity doctor who frequently touts weight-loss products on his syndicated television show,... Read »

Jun 17, 2014
New App Helps Screen For Vision Loss in Children

New App Helps Screen For Vision Loss in Children

A new app available to pediatricians can screen children as young as six months old for any vision problems... Watch »

Jun 18, 2014
Gwynn Death a Reminder of the Hazards of Smokeless Tobacco

Gwynn Death a Reminder of the Hazards of Smokeless Tobacco

Tony Gwynn, Hall of Famer and San Diego Padres legend, attributed his long battle with salivary gland cancer... Watch »

Jun 16, 2014
'Bionic Pancreas' Astonishes Diabetes Researchers

'Bionic Pancreas' Astonishes Diabetes Researchers

A “bionic pancreas” system that automatically controls blood sugar levels helped more than two dozen people... Read »

Jun 16, 2014
Whooping Cough Reaches Epidemic Proportions

Whooping Cough Reaches Epidemic Proportions

The California Department of Public Health recommends vaccination as the best protection against infection. Read »

Jun 16, 2014
The Health Benefits of Drinking Wine Explained

The Health Benefits of Drinking Wine Explained

After a long day, a glass of wine may help ease some tension. But did you know it could also help your health? One... Watch »

Jun 13, 2014
Genetically, There's No Such Thing as a Mexican: Study

Genetically, There's No Such Thing as a Mexican: Study

Even though medical researchers and census-takers lump Latinos and Hispanics into one group, a giant study... Read »

Jun 12, 2014
New Technology Could Painlessly Reduce Scarring

New Technology Could Painlessly Reduce Scarring

Doctors are using a new technology to minimize the visibility of scars after surgical procedures by simply applying... Watch »

Jun 13, 2014
Black Women More Likely to Die From Breast Cancer: Study

Black Women More Likely to Die From Breast Cancer: Study

African American women in Los Angeles are 70 percent more likely to die from breast cancer than Caucasian women,... Watch »

Jun 12, 2014
Retinal Implant Gives Woman Chance to See Again

Retinal Implant Gives Woman Chance to See Again

After being legally blind for more than 30 years, Lisa Kulik can see again with the help of a retinal... Watch »

Jun 11, 2014
Moles May Suggest Breast Cancer: Study

Moles May Suggest Breast Cancer: Study

In two new studies, two teams of researchers, one in France and one in the United States, looked at surveys... Read »

Jun 11, 2014
29 Million Americans Have Diabetes: Report

29 Million Americans Have Diabetes: Report

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting that more than 29 million American adults have diabetes... Read »

Jun 10, 2014
Epileptic Girl Inspiration Behind Florida Medical Pot Bill

Epileptic Girl Inspiration Behind Florida Medical Pot Bill

An 11-year-old girl who suffers from epileptic seizures is the inspiration behind a bill in Florida that would allow... Read »

Jun 8, 2014
Illinois 1st State to Ban Microbeads in Cosmetics

Illinois 1st State to Ban Microbeads in Cosmetics

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Sunday that he says makes Illinois the first state to ban the sale... Read »

Jun 9, 2014
Formerly Conjoined Twins to Go Home

Formerly Conjoined Twins to Go Home

The formerly-conjoined Ezell twins are sharing an exciting milestone -- they'll soon be headed home for Read »

Jun 8, 2014
Painful Mosquito Infection Spreading Rapidly: CDC

Painful Mosquito Infection Spreading Rapidly: CDC

A painful, mosquito-borne infection is spreading rapidly in the Caribbean, with the number of cases nearly doubling... Read »

Jun 5, 2014
Stem Cells Treat Multiple Sclerosis in Mice

Stem Cells Treat Multiple Sclerosis in Mice

Human embryonic stem cells might help treat multiple sclerosis, according to a new study released Thursday. Read »

Jun 5, 2014
Ebola Cases on the Rise, Despite Government Claims

Ebola Cases on the Rise, Despite Government Claims

Cases of the deadly hemorrhagic fever Ebola are on the rise in Guinea and Sierra Leone, the World... Read »

Jun 5, 2014
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