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Scientists Develop New Classifications for Breast Cancer

August 28, 2014 | Videos | Comments

Breast cancer researchers in Britain have come up with a new classification system for the disease which could help improve treatment. Also, a drug to fight multiple sclerosis is doing well in clinical trials.       


Study Links Common Antibiotic to Heart Deaths

August 27, 2014 3:51 pm Videos Comments

New research has uncovered a correlation between the antibiotic Clarithromycin and an increase in heart deaths. Despite the connection, researchers say the risk is small, and that doctors shouldn't alter the way they administer the drug.  


Japan’s Scandal-Hit Stem-Cell Center to Be Downsized

August 27, 2014 9:08 am Videos Comments

One of Japan’s leading research institutions, the prestigious Riken Institute, will scale down the center at the heart of a stem-cell research scandal earlier this year.              


A Safer Pill Dispenser

August 27, 2014 9:02 am Videos Comments

A Mississippi man has invented a device that prevents pills from spilling out of bottles, where kids may find and eat them from the floor.                   


Study: Aspirin Could Help with Blood Clots

August 26, 2014 9:15 am Videos Comments

Daily doses of aspirin could help reduce the risk of recurring blood clots, researchers say. Also, a study from Stanford University found that about one in seven people have what it calls "sleep drunkenness."       

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.               


Soap Better Than Hand Sanitizer for Kids

August 15, 2014 8:51 am Videos Comments

A study was done to see if soap or hand sanitizer helps with absenteeism in schools.                            

Rare Virus Sickens Several Kansas City Babies

August 15, 2014 8:45 am Videos Comments

Doctors say a new and rare virus has sent more than a dozen babies to Kansas City hospitals.                           


Vitamin D Could Affect Female Fertility

August 15, 2014 8:38 am 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.                 


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.


Demand for Experimental Ebola Drug Soars

August 13, 2014 9:03 am Videos Comments

The World Health Organization has approved the use of ZMapp, but supplies are extremely limited.                          


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.                            



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