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The Risk of Getting Ebola On a Plane

October 17, 2014 | Videos | Comments

CNN talks to an infectious disease physician about the possibilities of becoming infected with Ebola on a flight.                       


New Guidance for Early-Stage Lung Cancer Patients

October 16, 2014 8:50 am Videos Comments

Researchers in Texas say that removing the entire lung instead of part increases the chance of survival for early-stage lung cancer patients. Also, there more research linking psoriasis and high blood pressure.        


Study: 14 Million People Contract Major Diseases From Smoking

October 14, 2014 8:59 am Videos Comments

More than seven million smokers have the lung disease emphysema, roughly half of all smoking-related diseases in the U.S. Also, teen baseball pitchers who throw more than 100 pitches a week could have problems with shoulder development.   


CDC Director Compares Spread of Ebola to AIDS Pandemic

October 10, 2014 8:51 am Videos Comments

The CDC director's warning comes as the spread of Ebola in West Africa grows, with new cases doubling about every three weeks.                      


Major Step Toward Diabetes Cure

October 10, 2014 8:35 am Videos Comments

Researchers at Harvard say they were able to produce cells that make insulin from embryonic stem cells, which could be a major breakthrough in the treatment of diabetes. Also, why men who have had prostate cancer surgery need to watch their cholesterol and triglycerides.


Nearly 200 Airport Employees Walk Off Job Over Ebola Fears

October 9, 2014 9:01 am Videos Comments

As the largest US airports step up the fight against the virus, some employees say they are not being kept safe.                       


Study: Tobacco Users More Vulnerable to HPV

October 8, 2014 9:21 am Videos Comments

Researchers say that smokers are more susceptible to the HPV virus, which can cause oral cancers.                          


MRI Could Be Used to Identify Risk for Dementia

October 7, 2014 9:06 am Videos Comments

Swiss researchers found that patterns in MRI brain scans could help diagnose dementia. Plus, new guidance on the watch period for stroke victims.                  


The Connected Enterprise

October 3, 2014 11:47 am Videos Comments

Ron Guido, President, Life Services discusses the connected enterprise and what does this age of Internet information sharing mean for businesses, especially in terms of brand marketing, customer interface and supply chain management. In order to be competitive in this highly connected world of the consumer, the business enterprise must be equally connected internally and globally with its commercial partners.


Drug Firms Redirect Sales Pitch to Hospitals

October 3, 2014 8:40 am Videos Comments

Pharmaceutical companies are refining their sales strategy. GlaxoSmithKline's Dierdre Connelly discusses why with WSJ's Tanya Rivero.                    


Study: Regular Drinking Could Affect Male Fertility

October 3, 2014 8:23 am Videos Comments

Researchers in Denmark say that men who drink at least five alcoholic beverages per week could have lower sperm quality. Plus, experts say women should have wider access fertility options such as freezing eggs.       


New Toothpaste Treats Allergies

October 2, 2014 8:33 am Videos Comments

Doctors have developed a new way to treat everyday allergies with toothpaste. By infusing toothpaste with specific allergen extracts, those suffering with allergies can experience immediate relief.         


Enterovirus D68 Now Reported or Suspected in 46 States

October 1, 2014 8:50 am Videos Comments

The virus is causing respiratory problems and, in some cases, signs of paralysis.                             


Citizen Hackers Modify Diabetes Device

September 29, 2014 1:57 pm Videos Comments

A group of tech-savvy parents have built NightScout, a remote-monitoring system that gives young diabetics and their families more flexibility in managing the disease.              


This Is One of the Most Under-Diagnosed Conditions in the U.S.

September 29, 2014 1:52 pm Videos Comments

One doctor says Peripheral Arterial Disease often goes unrecognized because its symptoms mimic other conditions.                       


Lab Holds 2,000 Brains

September 29, 2014 1:47 pm Videos Comments

The University of Miami Brain Endowment Bank provides brain tissues to researchers to study various brain disorders.                       



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