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Accidents At Disease Lab Acknowledged

Posted: 04/11/2008 - The only U.S. facility allowed to research the highly contagious foot-and-mouth disease experienced several accidents with the feared virus, the Bush administration acknowledged Friday.

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No Surge In Food-Borne Illness In 2007

Posted: 04/10/2008 - There wasn't a rise in the number of food-poisonings in the U.S. last year, but there wasn't a major decline, either.

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Study Says Even Light-weight Backpacks Can Do Harm

Updated: 07/31/2008 - It's a common sight in schools, kids overloaded with heavy backpacks that typically weigh nearly a quarter of their body weight. But a new study says that even light-weight backpacks can still have an effect.

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Study Looks At 2006 Mumps Outbreak

Posted: 04/09/2008 - A new study says that most college students sickened during a 2006 mumps outbreak had been vaccinated against the disease.

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Study Shows Medicine Mix-ups Are On The Rise

Updated: 07/31/2008 - Some disconcerting news for parents. Medicine mix-ups, accidental overdoses and bad drug reactions harm roughly one out of fifteen hospitalized children.

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Scientific Community Hails Human-Cow Embryos

Updated: 04/03/2008 - It's being called "monstrous" by opponents, but is hailed by the scientific community. Newcastle University in England has created the first ever human-cow embryos.

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Autism Awareness Day

Updated: 07/31/2008 - Each day, two children in North Carolina are diagnosed with autism, and to help spread more awareness, today has been dedicated to autistic children.

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Hands Only CPR

Posted: 04/01/2008 - The American Heart Association is promoting a major change in dealing with sudden cardiac arrest in adults.

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Could Cell Phone Usage Cause Cancer?

Posted: 03/31/2008 - According to the U.K.'s Independent newspaper, the study, headed by Dr. Vini Khurana, shows there is evidence that using handsets for 10 years or more can double the risk of brain cancer.

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Doctors Wary Of New Cholesterol Drugs

Updated: 03/30/2008 - Leading doctors urged a return to older, tried-and-true treatments for high cholesterol after hearing full results Sunday of a failed trial of Vytorin.

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Yogurt Recall

Posted: 03/30/2008 - Stonyfield Farm is recalling several batches of its blueberry yogurt after consumers complained of finding plastic or glass fragments in the 6 ounce cups.

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Scanning DNA Leads To Discoveries

Posted: 03/30/2008 - Scientists are scanning human DNA with a precision and scope once unthinkable and rapidly finding genes linked to cancer, arthritis, diabetes and other diseases.

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Beijing Pledges To Kick Smoking Habit

Posted: 03/30/2008 - China is home to 350 million smokers - a third of the global total. More than 150 Chinese cities already have limited restrictions, but the capital would be the first to ban smoking in all restaurants, offices and schools,

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Home Bipolar Disorder Test Causes A Stir

Posted: 03/23/2008 - Dr. John Kelsoe has spent his career trying to identify the biological roots of bipolar disorder. He began selling bipolar genetic tests straight to the public over the Internet last month for $399.

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FDA Warning On Cantaloupes

Posted: 03/22/2008 - An import alert concerning cantaloupes from Honduras. They could been infected with Salmonella.

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Seven In Hospital Due To Salmonella From Colorado Town's Water

Posted: 03/21/2008 - It could be three weeks before residents of a southern Colorado town can drink water straight from the tap after dozens of cases of salmonella poisoning were linked to municipal water, putting seven people in the hospital

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CDC Says 25% of Teenage Girls have an STD

Posted: 03/11/2008 - According to a new study from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least one in four teenage girls nationwide has a sexually transmitted disease.

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Lab Results Show Flu Activity Peaking Throughout The Nation

Posted: 02/09/2008 - If it seems like everyone around you has the flu -- you're probably right! Centers For Disease Control officials say we are entering the peak of flu season, and lab results show 31 states have reported widespread flu activity.

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Time Management Week Two

Updated: 02/07/2008 - It's week two of our time management series and so far I've shown you some people who say they're good at time management and others, like myself who are looking to get better. I've enlisted the help of Barry Dixon, a mental health expert.

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Study Finds Compound Can Get Into Your Babies' Skin

Updated: 02/04/2008 - A study suggests compounds from some infant bath care products can be absorbed through babies' skin. However, it's unclear what the health consequences of this may be, if there are any at all.

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