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Vitamin D Could Affect Female Fertility

August 15, 2014 | Videos | Comments

In vitro fertilization could be affected by the Vitamin D level of the mother. Also, the newly developed Chikungunya vaccine is doing well in trials.                 


Heart Disease & Stroke On The Decline

August 19, 2014 9:42 am | by CBS News Videos Comments

New research shows that major strides are being made in the battle against heart disease and stroke. A recent study shows that patients are going to greater lengths to prevent the onset of these deadly health issues.               


Researchers Test "Bionic Pancreas" at Camp for Diabetic Kids

August 14, 2014 8:51 am Videos Comments

For the past few weeks, young diabetic children have attended a summer camp in Massachusetts and researchers are testing a device called the "bionic pancreas" on some of them. The device checks blood sugar every five minutes and transmits the information to a smartphone app, which figures out if the user needs insulin to lower blood sugar levels, or glucagon to raise it.


Evidence May Connect Antibacterial Soaps to Fetal Development

August 13, 2014 8:54 am Videos Comments

Researchers are concerned about growing evidence that hormone-disrupting chemicals commonly found in antibacterial soaps can lead to developmental and reproductive problems in animals and potentially people.       


New Study on Osteoporosis Drugs, Breast Cancer

August 12, 2014 8:49 am Videos Comments

The most-widely used osteoporosis drugs may not protect women from breast cancer after all. Also, a new look at the science of sleep medication shows there may be little evidence the drugs provide much benefits.       


Is Aloe Vera Water Trend Beneficial to Your Health?

August 11, 2014 9:10 am Videos Comments

Some say there are things you should know about one of the hottest trends among some celebrities.                          


Low Vitamin D Level Could Double Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds

August 8, 2014 9:03 am Videos Comments

Older adults with too little vitamin D in their blood may have twice the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease as seniors with sufficient levels of the "sunshine vitamin," a new study finds.          


Pancreatic Cancer Survival Rates Stagnate Since 1970's

August 8, 2014 8:55 am Videos Comments

Long-term survival rates of pancreatic cancer have barely improved in forty years.                            


Ebola Outbreak: CDC on Highest Alert

August 7, 2014 8:58 am Videos Comments

The CDC's emergency operations center is watching the outbreak around the clock.                             


New Evidence Aspirin Prevents Certain Cancers

August 6, 2014 9:03 am Videos Comments

New research from London shows taking aspirin can significantly reduce the risk of digestive cancers.                         


Experimental Drug Used in Treatment of US Ebola Victims

August 6, 2014 9:00 am Videos Comments

Health officials are unsure whether the drug is working but friends of the infected are hopeful.                          


Investigators Say Doctor Prescribed Painkillers for Profit

August 4, 2014 9:09 am Videos Comments

Federal investigators warn of the growing problem of "dirty doctors," who prescribe highly-addictive painkillers for cash.                      


The Facts about Ebola

July 31, 2014 11:15 am Videos Comments

Dr. Sanjay Gupta breaks down the symptoms and origins of the virus that is claiming hundreds of lives in Africa.                       


Former Virgina Governor Back in Court

July 31, 2014 11:07 am Videos Comments

Bob McDonnell headed back to court Thursday over federal corruption charges alleging that he and his wife accepted more than $165,000 in gifts, lavish trips, and cash in exchange for promoting dietary supplements.                 


E-cigarette Benefits Outweigh Risks, Study Says

July 31, 2014 10:46 am Videos Comments

A study in the journal "Addiction" found that the benefits of e-cigarettes outweigh their potential health risks.                       


Twenty-Five New Cases of Chikungunya in New Jersey

July 31, 2014 8:42 am Videos Comments

New Jersey residents who just returned from travel in the Caribbean reportedly have brought back the mosquito-carried virus.                     



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