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New Link Between Household Chemicals and Early Menopause

January 29, 2015 | Videos | Comments

Researchers say that common household chemicals found in cosmetics and plastics could accelerate menopause in women by up to four years.                    


More Kids Get Vaccinated Amid Measles Outbreak Fears

January 28, 2015 8:35 am Videos Comments

Illinois health officials are looking into whether a case of measles can be traced to Disneyland. So far, at least 88 people in eight states have been infected.               


How to Stay Healthy During the Measles Outbreak

January 26, 2015 11:22 am Videos Comments

State officials are working to stem the spread of a measles outbreak that began in California. Vanderbilt University’s Dr. William Schaffner discusses ways to protect your health.            


Debunking Flu Myths

January 26, 2015 9:09 am Videos Comments

Dr. Sanjay Gupta dismisses the idea that you can get the flu from the flu shot or from being outside in cold weather.                       


Possible Link Between Birth Control and Rare Brain Tumors

January 22, 2015 8:34 am Videos Comments

Researchers say that women who use birth control pills for five years or more may have an increased risk of brain tumors. Also, many adults do not get the weekly recommendations for physical activity.         


Coffee Study Shows It May Reduce Melanoma Risk

January 22, 2015 8:29 am Videos Comments

Having the dark brew may help prevent the most dangerous kind of skin cancer.                             


Parents Who Don't Vaccinate Appear to Live in Same Areas

January 21, 2015 8:41 am Videos Comments

ABC News' Dr. Richard Besser discusses a new study that shows a phenomenon that could affect your child.                         


Hospitals Overwhelmed as Flu Epidemic Death Toll Climbs

January 21, 2015 8:36 am Videos Comments

Forty-five deaths so far this season after the flu vaccine proves to be only 23% effective.                           


For Mouthwash, It's Not Just Rinse and Repeat

January 15, 2015 12:05 pm Videos Comments

Mouthwash should be incorporated into your daily routine to improve oral hygiene, but are you using the right one?                       


Know When and Where the Flu Will Hit

January 15, 2015 11:54 am Videos Comments

Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how scientists identify flu hot spots, and how you can use that info to protect your family.                      


Study: Little Evidence Opioids Help Chronic Pain

January 15, 2015 8:55 am Videos Comments

More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, with five to eight million needing powerful narcotics to fight the pain. However, an expert panel is declaring there is little evidence these treatment programs work     


Disney Measles Outbreak Highlights Anti-Vaccine Movement

January 15, 2015 8:45 am Videos Comments

The measles outbreak is spreading fear well beyond California. One victim traveled to the Seattle-area for the holidays, flying there and back to California on two different airlines. The woman was not vaccinated. Carter Evans reports how she is the latest example of a controversial trend.


Does the Measles Vaccine Work?

January 14, 2015 8:47 am Videos Comments

CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook and medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula talk about the measles vaccine and how effective vaccines can be years after the drug is administered.          


Steel-Studded Pill May Signal the End of Injections

January 13, 2015 2:39 pm | by Mike Auerbach, Editor In Chief Videos Comments

Drug bioavailability is a major concern for all pharmaceutical companies. Being able to deliver the therapeutic benefits of the treatment at the right dosage and at the correct time and for the proper duration is a major stumbling block for any drug development program.


CDC Says Doctors Aren't Doing Enough to Fight Flu

January 13, 2015 8:58 am Videos Comments

With high levels of flu activity spreading, the CDC urges doctors to increase use of antiviral medicines.                         


New Antibiotic Fights Superbugs

January 13, 2015 8:51 am Videos Comments

Scientists are hopeful that a new discovery may be a game-changer in the fight against superbugs.                          



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