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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...

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...

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...

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UN Mission to Combat Ebola Opens HQ in Ghana

September 29, 2014 12:12 pm | by SARAH DiLORENZO, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.N. mission to combat Ebola opened its headquarters on Monday in Ghana, where it will coordinate aid for the accelerating West African crisis.The spread of Ebola has spiraled into the worst ever outbreak, and the World Health Organization says it is has linked more than 3,000 deaths to the disease, although that is likely an underestimate of the true toll.

Jury Debating Sentence in Poisoned Doctor Trial

September 29, 2014 12:08 pm | by JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press | News | Comments

A jury is now deliberating the sentence of a Texas cancer researcher convicted of poisoning her colleague and lover by spiking his coffee with a chemical found in antifreeze. Jurors got the case Monday after closing arguments in the punishment phase of the trial of Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, a breast cancer doctor based at Houston's famed Texas Medical Center.

HHS Funds Drug to Treat Severe Infections and Prevent Cytokine Storm

September 29, 2014 10:36 am | News | Comments

A potential drug to combat a complication of severe infections known as a cytokine storm will advance in development under an agreement announced today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A cytokine storm can complicate recovery and in extreme cases can drive the body’s organs to shut down, causing death.

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Five Babies Test Positive for TB in Texas Exposure

September 29, 2014 10:31 am | News | Comments

Five babies tested have positive for tuberculosis in West Texas after a nurse assistant at an El Paso hospital nursery exposed hundreds of infants to the disease between September 2013 and last month.         

Pediatricians Urge IUDs or Implants for Teen Girls

September 29, 2014 10:27 am | by LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends.        

Omaha Hospital Workers Fired Over Ebola Privacy

September 29, 2014 10:21 am | by MARGERY A. BECK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Nebraska hospital that treated an American aid worker infected with Ebola has fired two workers accused of violating the man's privacy by looking at his medical file.              

Health Database Project Halted Over Concerns

September 24, 2014 10:54 am | News | Comments

Plans for a massive health database have been postponed again after Texas health officials cited cost and ethical concerns with a company tentatively awarded the contract.             

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.            

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Official: Hospital Could Have Prevented TB Panic

September 24, 2014 8:26 am | by JUAN CARLOS LLORCA, Associated Press | News | Comments

An official at a Texas hospital where a nurse assistant potentially exposed more than 750 infants to tuberculosis said Tuesday that her symptoms were discovered in July but that more than a month passed before she was tested for the infectious lung disease.

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.                       

Government Hackers Try to Crack HealthCare.gov

September 23, 2014 8:38 am | by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press | News | Comments

The government's own watchdogs tried to hack into HealthCare.gov earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability — but also came away with respect for some of the health insurance site's security features.    

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.                              

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Health Law Enrollment Now 7.3M

September 22, 2014 8:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration says 7.3 million people have signed up for subsidized private health insurance under the health care law — down from 8 million reported earlier this year.            

White House Orders Plan for Antibiotic Resistance

September 22, 2014 8:21 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Signaling the seriousness of the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant germs, President Barack Obama has ordered the government to create a national plan to fight them by early 2015.            

700 Babies May Have Been Exposed to TB at Texas Hospital

September 22, 2014 8:13 am | News | Comments

More than 700 infants may have been exposed to tuberculosis at an El Paso hospital over the past year by an employee recently diagnosed with the illness, health officials said Friday.            

Spain: Ebola Test Drug Out of Supply Worldwide

September 22, 2014 8:00 am | News | Comments

Doctors treating a Spanish priest who was repatriated from West Africa on Monday after being diagnosed with the Ebola virus said there were no samples of experimental drug ZMapp available in the world right now, and they were considering alternative treatments.

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.       

Sierra Leone Begins Three-Day Ebola Lockdown

September 19, 2014 8:30 am | by CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Thousands of health workers began knocking on doors across Sierra Leone on Friday in search of hidden Ebola cases as the entire West African nation was locked down in their homes in an unprecedented effort to combat the deadly disease.   

Judge to Hear Objections to Hopkins Settlement

September 19, 2014 8:25 am | by JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Baltimore judge was set to hear objections Friday to a preliminary $190 million dollar settlement between Johns Hopkins Hospital System and more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly photograph women and girls during examinations.

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.

Ex-VA Doctor: Phoenix Report a 'Whitewash'

September 18, 2014 8:43 am | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | News | Comments

A doctor who first exposed serious problems at the troubled Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital said Wednesday that a report on patient deaths there is a "whitewash" that minimizes life-threatening conduct by senior leaders at the hospital.  

A&M to Dedicate Key Element of Vaccine Center

September 18, 2014 1:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The center is a key part of a $91 million vaccine manufacturing plant at Texas A&M University that proponents hope will create create thousands of jobs while protecting the country against future biological threats and influenza pandemics. 

Study: Americans Endure Unwanted Care Near Death

September 17, 2014 3:54 pm | by MATT SEDENSKY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Americans suffer needless discomfort and undergo unwanted and costly care as they die, in part because of a medical system ruled by "perverse incentives" for aggressive care and not enough conversation about what people want, according to a report released Wednesday.

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