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Antidepressant Warning Raised Suicide Attempts: Study

Antidepressant Warning Raised Suicide Attempts: Study

A "black box" warning on antidepressants notifying users that the medications can increase the risk of... 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 18, 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 Epidemic in California: Officials

Whooping Cough Epidemic in California: Officials

The number of whooping cough cases in California has officially reached epidemic proportions, the... 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
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 Bans Microbeads in Cosmetics and Soaps

Illinois Bans Microbeads in Cosmetics and Soaps

Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Sunday that he says makes Illinois the first state to ban the sale and manufacture... 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
Interfaith House Heals Homeless Community

Interfaith House Heals Homeless Community

Interfaith House provides a healing environment for the homeless of Chicago. They have been Making A... Watch »

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
Quinn Signs Law Requiring Students Learn CPR

Quinn Signs Law Requiring Students Learn CPR

HB3724 also requires students to get trained on automated external defibrillators. Read »

Jun 5, 2014
Camels Confirmed as a Direct Source of MERS

Camels Confirmed as a Direct Source of MERS

Researchers have found the first direct link between camels and the mysterious MERS virus, according to a new report... Read »

Jun 4, 2014
2 Million Have Obamacare

2 Million Have Obamacare "Discrepancies"

About 1 in 4 Obamacare enrollees have data discrepancies, or what officials have termed "inconsistencies,"... Read »

Jun 4, 2014
Panera Swears Off Artificial Ingredients

Panera Swears Off Artificial Ingredients

Panera says it will remove artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners and preservatives from its food by 2016,... Read »

Jun 3, 2014
Patient's Own Immune Cells Tackle Cervical Cancer

Patient's Own Immune Cells Tackle Cervical Cancer

At least two women with deadly cervical cancer are alive today, because of a new treatment which finds immune cells... Read »

Jun 2, 2014
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