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Child Paralysis Cases May Be Linked to Enterovirus 68

September 29, 2014 | Videos | Comments

Health officials are investigating whether the fast-moving respiratory disease is linked to paralysis in some children.                       


New Evidence Shows Talk Therapy May be Best for Anxiety

September 29, 2014 1:42 pm Videos Comments

While anti-depressants are a common treatment for social anxiety disorder, new research suggests talk therapy is more effective and can have longer lasting effects. Also, new findings in lab animals show that tumeric promotes brain stem cell recovery and function.


Rate of Diabetes Diagnoses Slowing, Study Finds

September 24, 2014 8:38 am Videos Comments

CDC researchers say that the rate of people being diagnosed with diabetes has leveled off in recent years. Also, a new study says that pregnant women may not be receiving enough genetic counseling.            


Scientists Use Genetics to Combat Superbugs

September 23, 2014 9:02 am Videos Comments

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are battling "superbugs," drug-resistant bacteria, by identifying different combinations of genes that can make them more vulnerable to antibiotics. Also, a possible link to iron deficiency during pregnancy and autism.


Families React to Tuberculosis Scare in Texas Hospital

September 23, 2014 8:55 am Videos Comments

Many parents start the process of testing their children after they learn of potential exposure to the disease.                       


Contagious Virus Killing Dogs in New Jersey

September 22, 2014 8:44 am Videos Comments

A Parvo virus outbreak in Trenton, N.J., has claimed dozens of pets' lives.                              


Could Acid, Ecstasy Help PTSD Patients?

September 19, 2014 8:44 am Videos Comments

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with two leading experts on psychoactive drug research.                            


Experts Plead for Help Treating Advanced Breast Cancer

September 19, 2014 8:37 am Videos Comments

Treatment options for advanced breast cancer are desperately needed, according to cancer experts around the world. Also, a new study found that antidepressants may take less time to work than previously thought.       


Better Way to Diagnose Kidney Stones

September 18, 2014 9:02 am Videos Comments

A study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the less expensive and radiation-free ultrasounds can detect kidney stones as well as the more expensive CT scans. Also, the FDA is investigating the increase in testosterone therapy by older men.


What's in Your Toothpaste? Some Contain Plastic Microbeads

September 17, 2014 9:11 am Videos Comments

A major manufacturer is removing the tiny plastic particles from its toothpaste.                             


Study: Generic Statins Get Better Results

September 16, 2014 8:53 am Videos Comments

Researchers in Boston say that generic statins are more effective than name-brand cholesterol pills.                         


Respiratory Virus Cases Reported in More States

September 15, 2014 9:05 am Videos Comments

The potentially deadly enterovirus D-68 presents danger to young children.                              


Millions of Antibiotic Prescriptions for Kids May Be Unnecessary, Study Finds

September 15, 2014 8:56 am Videos Comments

Pediatric researchers found that 11 million prescriptions for antibiotics in kids may be unnecessary.                         


Controlling Blood Sugar May Not Prevent Diabetes, Study Finds

September 12, 2014 8:29 am Videos Comments

Research from the American Heart Association found that controlling blood sugar levels may not be enough to avoid heart disease and diabetes. Plus, doctors are calling on wealthier countries to help fight the Ebola virus outbreak.    


Cannabis Oil: Unexpected Lifesaver?

September 11, 2014 9:17 am Videos Comments

Oregon Parents credit cannabis oil with not only keeping their 4-year-old daughter alive as she battles deadly cancer, but with increasing her mobility, so she can attend school.            


Rare Respiratory Virus Spreading Rapidly

September 11, 2014 9:08 am Videos Comments

The CDC is tracking the disease that is currently affecting twelve states.                               



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