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  • Vegetarian diets can be healthy

    Vegetarian diets can be healthy

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:39:29 GMT
    Michelle France doesn't eat meat. She's followed a vegetarian diet for most of her life. "Mainly it's fruits and vegetables, and grains and nuts and beans," Michelle said. Michelle reads to make sureMore >>
    Experts say a plant-based diet can be the way to go, if it's properly balanced.More >>
  • St. Jude Dream Home Open House begins this weekend

    St. Jude Dream Home Open House begins this weekend

    Friday, August 15 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-08-16 01:29:00 GMT
    You can contribute to the work to save children's lives by visiting our St. Jude Dream Home. Open house begins this weekend. The $415,000 house is in the Latter Rayne subdivision in Flowood. The homeMore >>
    You can contribute to the work to save children's lives by visiting our St. Jude Dream Home. Open house begins this weekend. Only five weeks left before a winner of the home is drawn.More >>
  • Dog bites can lead to years of scar treatment

    Dog bites can lead to years of scar treatment

    Monday, August 11 2014 11:27 PM EDT2014-08-12 03:27:42 GMT
    "One of my earliest memories is actually of that dog's mouth open right there (in the middle of my face). I can see it in my mind and it came up and got me," said UMMC pediatric plastic surgeon Dr. RickyMore >>
    It's not uncommon to see dog bite stories in the news, plenty of them occurring in all ages and in all places on the body. And a lot of times it's just a dog's reaction to a person's action.
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  • BCBS of MS to deny coverage of elective baby deliveries

    Friday, August 8 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-08-09 01:10:58 GMT
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi is about to deny coverage for elective delivery of babies before 39 weeks gestation. In a news release, BCBS states "Effective January 1, 2015, Blue Cross and BlueMore >>
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi is about to deny coverage for elective delivery of babies before 39 weeks gestation.More >>
  • Tears flow as donor mom meets recipients of son's organs

    Tears flow as donor mom meets recipients of son's organs

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-08-06 15:50:37 GMT
    A Jackson mother is taking a deep breath. Perhaps swallowing hard. And with every step her heart likely pounds harder with anticipation. "I felt it in my heart that Jamison was in here." Catherine LighterMore >>
    "I wake up and look at the picture you sent me every morning. I look at it before I go to bed every night."
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  • Deadline nears for St. Jude Early Bird Special

    Deadline nears for St. Jude Early Bird Special

    Monday, August 4 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-08-04 22:23:55 GMT
    As finishing touches on this year's St. Jude Dream Home continue, so do ticket sales. And this week, an important deadline if you want to qualify for $2,500 worth of groceries. This is one of the biggestMore >>
    McKee realty is guaranteeing a year's worth of groceries to one lucky person who reserves a ticket by this deadline. More >>
  • Evacuation mandated after upsurge in Ebola cases

    Evacuation mandated after upsurge in Ebola cases

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:18:43 GMT
    WLBT has confirmed the Christian aid groups, Samaritan's Purse and SIM, are mandating an evacuation of all non-essential personnel from Liberia. That's due to a surge in Ebola cases in Liberia and otherMore >>
    WLBT has confirmed the Christian aid groups, Samaritan's Purse and SIM, are mandating an evacuation of all non-essential personnel from Liberia. That's due to a surge in Ebola cases in Liberia and other nations in West Africa.More >>
  • Gluten free - Treatment or Fad Diet?

    Gluten free - Treatment or Fad Diet?

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:51:45 GMT
    Brenda McCall has become an expert on her nutrition. "Gluten always seemed to be the culprit. It caused a lot of fatigue, a lot of headaches, a lot of insomnia, digestive issues. I could go on and on."More >>
    Brenda McCall has become an expert on her nutrition. "Gluten always seemed to be the culprit. It caused a lot of fatigue, a lot of headaches, a lot of insomnia, digestive issues. I could go on and on."More >>
  • Drinkable sunscreen? Maybe, Maybe not

    Drinkable sunscreen? Maybe, Maybe not

    Saturday, June 14 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-06-14 23:04:28 GMT
    You might not have to worry much longer about whether you missed a spot, putting on sunscreen. A company, called Osmosis Skincare, promises a drinkable sunscreen will neutralize UVA and UVB rays whenMore >>
    You might not have to worry much longer about whether you missed a spot, putting on sunscreen.More >>
  • UMMC to conduct national search for new leader

    UMMC to conduct national search for new leader

    Monday, June 2 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-06-02 22:19:24 GMT
    UMMC Vice Chancellor for Health Affair, Dr. James E. Keeton has announced he is leaving the post next year. He has served in the position since July 2009. A statement from UMMC reports the medical centerMore >>
    A statement from UMMC reports the medical center will take the next year conducting a national search to find Dr. Keeton's replacement.More >>
  • Dial, Don't Drive, emergency responders say

    Dial, Don't Drive, emergency responders say

    Thursday, May 29 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-05-29 22:10:55 GMT
    "Does it hurt when you breathe?" And with that, the medical questions begin during a dramatization of emergency response to heart attack or stroke. It's practice that health care professionals with AmericanMore >>
    Arinder says their capabilities to treat people on the scene are top notch. And your job as a potential patient is very simple.More >>
  • Mississippi Vital Statistics Office relocated

    Vital Statistics Office relocated

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-05-14 17:03:55 GMT
    If you need a birth or death certificate, the office housing your records has been moved. The Mississippi State Health Department is no longer on Stadium Drive in Jackson. Health officials say the VitalMore >>
    Health officials say the Vital Records office is now located at 222 Marketridge Drive, in the Business Park off Highland Colony Parkway, in Ridgeland.More >>
  • Madison Central High School autism students benefit from Yoga

    Madison County High autism students benefit from Yoga

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 12:29 AM EDT2014-05-13 04:29:19 GMT
    It takes a truly special teacher to teach students with special needs. And in Madison county, a little creativity and initiative go a long way. Educator Janice Stack is in charge of the high school boysMore >>
    Educator Janice Stack is in charge of the high school boys at Madison Central High School who have autism. They are between 16 and 18 years old. This year, Stack started incorporating yoga into her curriculum.More >>
  • Gov. Bryant updates death toll in Winston County to 9

    Gov. Bryant updates death toll in Winston County to 9

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-04-30 01:05:01 GMT
    Dozens of people are hospitalized following Monday's (April 28, 2014) severe storm damage. Rescue and recovery efforts are continuing. The University of Mississippi Medical Center is reporting the followingMore >>
    Dozens of people are hospitalized following Monday's severe storm damage. Rescue and recovery efforts are continuing.
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  • Storm victims who lose jobs can apply for benefits

    Storm victims who lose jobs can apply for benefits

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-04-29 19:42:34 GMT
    The Mississippi Department of Employment Security is urging anyone who has lost employment as a result of the storms to apply for benefits. Storms victims are eligible whether they've lost jobs permanentlyMore >>
    Storms victims are eligible whether they've lost jobs permanently or temporarily.More >>
  • Stroke is the topic of a free seminar

    Stroke is the topic of a free seminar

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:35:59 GMT
    Doctors and health professionals at the University of Mississippi Medical Center are prepared to educated everyone they can on stroke. A free seminar, Stroke: Raise your awareness, lower your risk, willMore >>
    Doctors and health professionals at the University of Mississippi Medical Center are prepared to educated everyone they can on stroke.More >>
  • Pollen stirs up plenty of misery

    Pollen stirs up plenty of misery

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:03 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:03:28 GMT
    11 year old J. W. Clayton can tell you to the very day, how long he's had asthma, eczema and allergies. "Since I was born," he said. Yep. As far as J. W. is concerned, he's had allergies forever. ButMore >>
    As far as J. W. is concerned, he's had allergies forever.More >>
  • No Codeine for kids

    No Codeine for kids

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-04-21 20:43:57 GMT
    Hundreds of thousands of children are prescribed codeine each year even though guidelines from several organizations advise against it. Codeine can be used to treat young patients with a painful injuryMore >>
    Codeine can be used to treat young patients with a painful injury or severe cough, but the drug can slow breathing and even cause death in some children.More >>
  • Free dental care offered Friday for uninsured

    Free dental care offered Friday for uninsured

    Thursday, April 10 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:49:19 GMT
    Key Dental Group in Madison is offering free dental care Friday, April 11 to people without dental insurance. Dentists and other professionals in the group will be cleaning teeth, offering extractionsMore >>
    Dentists and other professionals in the group will be cleaning teeth, offering extractions if needed and free fillings.More >>
  • Health Department issues Flood Precautions

    Health Department issues Flood Precautions

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 3:39 PM EDT2014-04-08 19:39:51 GMT
    In light of a flood warning issued in the city of Jackson, officials at the Mississippi State Department of Health are advising residents to be prepared for any turn of events. First, health officialsMore >>
    In light of a flood warning issued in the city of Jackson, officials at the Mississippi State Department of Health are advising residents to be prepared for any turn of events.More >>
  • Prom pressure can be intense

    Prom pressure can be intense

    Monday, April 7 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-04-07 22:24:54 GMT
    By Erika Edwards NBC News Prom season can be a magical time for teen girls, dreaming about dressing up and dancing the night away. But for some, picturing themselves at prom leads to extreme exerciseMore >>
    "There are a lot of girls who do crazy fad diets like the juice cleanse," said high school Senior, Kelly Vladivia. More >>
  • Instagram reunites siblings

    Instagram reunites siblings

    Thursday, April 3 2014 12:08 AM EDT2014-04-03 04:08:16 GMT
    "I said hey, are you my sister? My name is Nia Edwards and I haven't seen you since I was four or five years old. She's 42 now, so it was about 18 years ago since I last saw her. And she said yes, littleMore >>
    Twenty-three year old Nia Edwards has been searching for her siblings since she was in high school, particularly an older sister and an older brother. 
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  • Jackson packs allergy power!

    Jackson packs allergy power!

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-04-01 16:32:29 GMT
    Louisville, Memphis and Baton Rouge are going to be extra sneezy this spring according to the Spring Allergies Capitals report from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. The report combines dataMore >>
    The report combines data on pollen count, allergy medication use and the number of allergists in the area and assigns a score.More >>
  • Breast lift vs implants

    Breast lift vs implants

    Monday, March 31 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-03-31 20:24:40 GMT
    More and more women undergoing breast enhancement surgery are opting to use what they already have rather than opt for implants. New statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons finds theMore >>
    The rate of breast lift procedures has outpaced implant surgeries two to one since the year 2000.More >>
  • New report shows sharp increase in Autism cases

    New report shows sharp increase in Autism cases

    Thursday, March 27 2014 11:30 PM EDT2014-03-28 03:30:07 GMT
    15 year old Zach does not speak, communicating with his mother with simple signs. She asks, "Wanna go back to the swings?" Zach has autism. And according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control,More >>
    The review of school and medical records represents a 30% increase from similar data just two years ago.More >>
  • Four Loko removes ingredients

    Four Loko removes ingredients

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-03-26 20:54:04 GMT
    The makers of Four Loko have agreed to remove caffeine from the controversial alcoholic beverage. The change is the result of a settlement between Phusion projects and 20 state attorneys general, whoMore >>
    Four Loko, which contains as much alcohol as four regular beers, has been linked to binge drinking in teens.More >>
  • Selfies inspire plastic surgery

    Selfies inspire plastic surgery

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-03-18 21:36:09 GMT
    The popularity of self portraits, or 'selfies' appears to have given the cosmetic surgery industry a boost. A study from leading plastic surgeons reveals an up tick in facial procedures as a direct resultMore >>
    A study from leading plastic surgeons reveals an up tick in facial procedures as a direct result of 'selfie' dissatisfaction.More >>
  • Ground broken on 2014 St. Jude Dream Home

    Ground broken on 2014 St. Jude Dream Home

    Friday, March 14 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-03-15 01:47:26 GMT
    Ground has been broken on the 12th Annual St. Jude Dream Home in Central Mississippi. An enthusiastic crowd gathered at the site in Flowood's Latter Rayne subdivision. The home is being built by BrianMore >>
    Ground has been broken on the 12th Annual St. Jude Dream Home in Central Mississippi. An enthusiastic crowd gathered at the site in Flowood's Latter Rayne subdivision.More >>
  • Shortage of cancer doctors looming

    Shortage of cancer doctors looming

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-03-12 22:02:13 GMT
    The threat is looming that there won't be enough oncologists to treat the rising number of cancer patients ten years from now. "We need to take actions now so the overall cancer care and coordinated teamMore >>
    "We need to take actions now so the overall cancer care and coordinated team care improves," said Dr. Srinivasan Vijayakumar, the director of the Cancer Institute at UMMC.More >>
  • Lipitor could be sold over the counter

    Lipitor could be sold over the counter

    Monday, March 3 2014 5:35 PM EST2014-03-03 22:35:21 GMT
    The makers of the cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor will seek FDA approval to sell the statin over the counter. Right now, Lipitor is only available with a prescription and requires a doctor to monitorMore >>
    Pfizer has begun clinical trials to see if consumers can take an over the counter version correctly.More >>
  • Save yourself from heartache

    Save yourself from heartache

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 10:03 PM EST2014-02-26 03:03:54 GMT
    How many of us understand this logic. "I'm at the age where I've got to start taking care of myself. I have kids. You know, when you're young, you don't think about your heart," Eric Melton said. It'sMore >>
    It's somewhat of an "Aha" moment for the 39 year Eric Melton as he stares at the big 4-0 straight in the face.More >>
  • Recognizing eating disorders in teenagers

    Recognizing eating disorders in teenagers

    Monday, February 24 2014 5:41 PM EST2014-02-24 22:41:26 GMT
    The teenage years are fragile. Growing up can be tough. Peer pressure. First loves. Academics. They can all cause a lot of stress. And that stress can sometimes lead to eating disorders, which take aMore >>
    How can a parent help a child avoid an eating disorder? The first step is to understand why they happen.More >>
  • Illness does not stop many workers

    Illness does not stop many workers

    Monday, February 24 2014 4:54 PM EST2014-02-24 21:54:28 GMT
    Despite doctors' orders many of us go to work while we are sick. A survey of more than 1,000 U-S adults taken during this year's flu season revealed one in four workers always goes to work when sick.More >>
    Despite doctors' orders many of us go to work while we are sick. More >>
  • Patients and doctors struggle with E-R wait times

    Patients and doctors struggle with E-R wait times

    Tuesday, February 11 2014 5:35 PM EST2014-02-11 22:35:59 GMT
    Without question, Mississippi's busiest emergency department is at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Doctors see in the neighborhood of 80,000 patients a year. "Adult patients, we see aroundMore >>
    Without question, Mississippi's busiest emergency department is at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Doctors see in the neighborhood of 80,000 patients a year.More >>
  • How do you shorten a cold?

    How do you shorten a cold?

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 5:57 PM EST2014-01-29 22:57:35 GMT
    We all know the symptoms: a sore throat, sneezing and a runny nose. Colds are all too common this time of year but a new review from the Canadian Medical Association contains tips on how we can fight back.More >>
    Colds are all too common this time of year but a new review from the Canadian Medical Association contains tips on how we can fight back.More >>
  • Baby wipe study uncovers allergy in babies

    Baby wipe study uncovers allergy in babies

    Tuesday, January 14 2014 12:25 PM EST2014-01-14 17:25:59 GMT
    Your baby's diaper rash may actually be an "allergic reaction" to the wipes you are using. That's according to researchers at the University of Connecticut. What you may think is eczema or psoriasisMore >>
    What you may think is eczema or psoriasis may actually be a reaction to a chemical preservative.More >>
  • Flu season is turning deadly in healthy population

    Flu season is turning deadly in healthy population

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 5:44 PM EST2014-01-08 22:44:50 GMT
    Many doctors are alarmed at what they are seeing this flu season.  The flu is striking Mississippians and it's striking hard,  in a demographic  that typically tolerates flu well.         Baptist EmergencyMore >>
    Many doctors are alarmed at what they are seeing this flu season.  The flu is striking Mississippians and it's striking hard,  in a demographic  that typically tolerates flu well.  More >>
  • Asthma discriminates

    Asthma discriminates

    Thursday, January 2 2014 6:14 PM EST2014-01-02 23:14:12 GMT
    The water runs non-stop in Joy Dawson's tiny, one bedroom apartment. The result? Mold. "It's all up at the top," Joy says. It's one of the many things in this living environment that makes it hard forMore >>
    The water runs non-stop in Joy Dawson's tiny, one bedroom apartment. The result? Mold. "It's all up at the top," Joy says. More >>
  • Viagra for menstrual cramps

    Viagra for menstrual cramps

    Tuesday, December 10 2013 3:38 PM EST2013-12-10 20:38:13 GMT
    Viagra may be of benefit to women if this first, small study can be replicated in larger research. The active ingredient in Viagra works by increasing blood flow which besides helping men with sexualMore >>
    Viagra may be of benefit to women if this first, small study can be replicated in larger research. 

     
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  • Gluten-free holiday might be a challenge

    Gluten-free holiday might be a challenge

    Wednesday, November 27 2013 12:08 PM EST2013-11-27 17:08:46 GMT
    The typical Thanksgiving feast can be a minefield for anyone with a gluten sensitivity. It can lurk in everything from turkey to spice packets! Gluten is found in products with wheat, barley or rye butMore >>
    The typical Thanksgiving feast can be a minefield for anyone with a gluten sensitivity. It can lurk in everything from turkey to spice packets!More >>
  • Brain stimulation improves depression symptoms

    Brain stimulation improves depression symptoms

    Wednesday, November 20 2013 7:32 PM EST2013-11-21 00:32:35 GMT
    "I've been sick since I was about 15 and I'm 37 now, so it's been a long road." Larisa Womack has spent her entire adult life suffering in a sea depression. In a bubble she says while the world turns aroundMore >>
    Larisa Womack has spent her entire adult life suffering in a sea depression; in a bubble she says while the world turns around you. More >>
  • Voluma is facelift without the surgery

    Voluma is facelift without the surgery

    Monday, November 18 2013 6:29 PM EST2013-11-18 23:29:32 GMT
    It is considered a facelift without the knife, and it has just been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in the United States. It is called Voluma. "Instead of dissolving away, it stillMore >>
    It is considered a facelift without the knife, and it has just been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in the United States. It is called Voluma.More >>
  • Hunters should take steps to avoid falls

    Hunters should take steps to avoid falls

    Wednesday, November 13 2013 5:54 PM EST2013-11-13 22:54:03 GMT
    Thousands of Americans hunt for wild game each year and for many that involves using a stand high in the trees. But falls can be dangerous and have caused many injuries this hunting season already. OneMore >>
    Thousands of Americans hunt for wild game each year and for many that involves using a stand high in the trees. But falls can be dangerous and have caused many injuries this hunting season already. OneMore >>
  • New guidelines issued for cholesterol drugs

    New guidelines issued for cholesterol drugs

    Tuesday, November 12 2013 4:47 PM EST2013-11-12 21:47:36 GMT
    Millions of Americans take one or a combination of these drugs called "statins" to get their cholesterol down to a specific goal. Now, a game changer. New guidelines from American Heart Association andMore >>
    Millions of Americans take one or a combination of these drugs called "statins" to get their cholesterol down to a specific goal. Now, a game changer. More >>
  • New clues found in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

    New clues found in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

    Monday, November 11 2013 3:56 PM EST2013-11-11 20:56:38 GMT
    A new study out of Boston Children's Hospital suggests a cause for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) other than the known risk factors like blankets, bumper pads and smoke exposure. Researchers thereMore >>
    A new study out of Boston Children's Hospital suggests a cause for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) other than the known risk factors like blankets, bumper pads and smoke exposure.More >>
  • Exercise could be brain boost for fetus

    Exercise could be brain boost for fetus

    Monday, November 11 2013 3:46 PM EST2013-11-11 20:46:44 GMT
    Women who exercise during pregnancy could boost their newborn's brain development. Researchers at the University of Montreal studied 18 pregnant women, 10 of whom exercised at a moderate pace three timesMore >>
    Women who exercise during pregnancy could boost their newborn's brain development.More >>
  • Number of congenital heart defects in MS alarming to doctors

    Number of congenital heart defects in MS alarming to doctors

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 5:57 PM EST2013-11-06 22:57:33 GMT
    Pediatric congenital heart cases are part of the daily routine at Batson Children's Hospital. A statistic, the surgeons don't like. In a recent surgery, an 11 year old girl's heart is literally in theMore >>
    Pediatric congenital heart cases are part of the daily routine at Batson Children's Hospital. A statistic, the surgeons don't like.More >>
  • Swaddling linked to hip problems

    Swaddling linked to hip problems

    Tuesday, October 29 2013 6:09 PM EDT2013-10-29 22:09:26 GMT
    Swaddling helps soothe a fussy baby but the technique has been linked to orthopedic problems later in life. British researchers say swaddling forces a baby's hips to straighten and shift forward whichMore >>
    Swaddling helps soothe a fussy baby but the technique has been linked to orthopedic problems later in life. More >>
  • First Mississippi flu cases confirmed

    First Mississippi flu cases confirmed

    Tuesday, October 29 2013 2:18 PM EDT2013-10-29 18:18:37 GMT
    The first cases of the flu have been confirmed in Mississippi by the State Department of Health. Health officials say the strain circulating is influenza A and it is covered by this year's flu vaccine.More >>
    The first cases of the flu have been confirmed in Mississippi by the State Department of Health. CDC Flu Map link included.More >>
  • Concussions could interfere with school work

    Concussions could interfere with school work

    Monday, October 28 2013 6:00 PM EDT2013-10-28 22:00:11 GMT
    Concussions are common occurrences in athletics. Experts recommend any player who suffers a head injury rest up. Now a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics finds a concussion should notMore >>
    Concussions are common occurrences in athletics. Experts recommend any player who suffers a head injury rest up. More >>
  • Flu can be deadly, quickly in children

    Flu can be deadly, quickly in children

    Monday, October 28 2013 5:34 PM EDT2013-10-28 21:34:37 GMT
    When a child gets the flu, it could be more serious than just getting some bed rest. A new report finds more than a third of children who died after getting the flu never made it to the hospital. CentersMore >>
    When a child gets the flu, it could be more serious than just getting some bed rest. More >>
  • Painkillers need more restrictions, FDA says

    Painkillers need more restrictions, FDA says

    Monday, October 28 2013 12:18 PM EDT2013-10-28 16:18:02 GMT
    The F-D-A says popular painkillers need to have more restrictions in an attempt to cut down on abuse. Prescriptions for vicodin and lortab may be harder to fill if the F-D-A's recommendation is enacted.More >>
    Prescriptions for vicodin and lortab may be harder to fill if the F-D-A's recommendation is enacted.More >>
  • Mississippi baby born with HIV still in remission

    Mississippi baby born with HIV still in remission

    Thursday, October 24 2013 5:39 PM EDT2013-10-24 21:39:07 GMT
    A child born HIV-positive in Mississippi continues to do well and without any sign of the virus in her system. When she was born to an HIV-positive mother in 2010, her pediatrician, Dr. Hannah Gay atMore >>
    A child born HIV-positive in Mississippi continues to do well and without any sign of the virus in her system. NEJM article link included.More >>
  • Vaccines arrive to prepare for flu season

    Vaccines arrive to prepare for flu season

    Wednesday, October 23 2013 4:56 PM EDT2013-10-23 20:56:31 GMT
    Get ready to grit your teeth and roll up your sleeve. Flu vaccinations are now available at all county health departments. State health officials say everyone six months and older should get the fluMore >>
    Get ready to grit your teeth and roll up your sleeve. Flu vaccinations are now available at all county health departments. More >>
  • Digital dentistry aims for improved results

    Digital dentistry aims for improved results

    Friday, October 18 2013 11:28 AM EDT2013-10-18 15:28:00 GMT
    This machine is called a Datron. Worth about $400,000 dollars, it's one of only a hand full in the united states so if you're having restoration dentistry work, what's that mean to you? 08:10:37;02. Harold.More >>
    This machine is called a Datron. Worth about $400,000 dollars, it's one of only a hand full in the united states so if you're having restoration dentistry work, what's that mean to you?More >>
  • West Nile weekly report released

    West Nile weekly report released

    Monday, October 14 2013 3:26 PM EDT2013-10-14 19:26:57 GMT
    Hinds County is the only county reporting a new case of West Nile Virus (WNV) this week. According to the Mississippi State Department of Health, that brings the state's total cases to 40 for 2013. TwoMore >>
    So far this year, Hinds County has the highest number of WNV cases with 12 laboratory-confirmed cases to the Mississippi State Department of Health. More >>
  • Early breast cancer detection needed in MS

    Early breast cancer detection needed in MS

    Tuesday, October 8 2013 6:32 PM EDT2013-10-08 22:32:05 GMT
    "I had six weeks of radiation. I came out of that fine. Everything's been going good." Judy Gillespie is counting her blessing, and those around her who've made her a breast cancer survivor. "AnybodyMore >>
    "I had six weeks of radiation. I came out of that fine. Everything's been going good." Judy Gillespie is counting her blessing, and those around her who've made her a breast cancer survivor. More >>
  • Chicken nugget autopsy uncovers startling results

    Chicken nugget autopsy uncovers startling results

    Wednesday, October 2 2013 7:04 PM EDT2013-10-02 23:04:06 GMT
    For most kids, they're an all-time favorite. Fast food chicken nuggets. But parents might think twice about serving them after learning exactly what's in them. "This is cartilage. This is gastrointestinalMore >>
    For most kids, they're an all-time favorite. Fast food chicken nuggets. But parents might think twice about serving them after learning exactly what's in them.More >>
  • Statins might have additional benefit

    Statins might have additional benefit

    Tuesday, October 1 2013 4:50 PM EDT2013-10-01 20:50:57 GMT
    Cholesterol-lowering drugs taken by millions of people may offer a secondary benefit. An extensive review of research suggests statins may prevent dementia when they're taken for more than a year. ThisMore >>
    An extensive review of research suggests statins may prevent dementia when they're taken for more than a year.More >>
  • Myths about cataracts revealed

    Myths about cataracts revealed

    Monday, September 30 2013 4:58 PM EDT2013-09-30 20:58:01 GMT
    Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss worldwide, but there are many myths about their cause and treatment. Joe Zartler is just two weeks out of the surgeries he had on each eye to treat his cataracts.More >>
    Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss worldwide, but there are many myths about their cause and treatment. Joe Zartler is just two weeks out of the surgeries he had on each eye to treat his cataracts.More >>
  • Start preparing now for flu season

    Flu season unpredictable

    Thursday, September 26 2013 6:25 PM EDT2013-09-26 22:25:01 GMT
    Mississippians need to prepare for flu season, according to health officials. Flu season generally doesn't get rolling for another month or so, but experts say the one predictable thing about the flu,More >>
    Mississippians need to prepare for flu season, according to health officials. Flu season generally doesn't get rolling for another month or so, but experts say the one predictable thing about the flu, is its tendency to be unpredictable. More >>
  • Sleeping problems linked to technology

    Sleeping problems linked to technology

    Wednesday, September 25 2013 5:09 PM EDT2013-09-25 21:09:13 GMT
    Do you get enough sleep? Have trouble winding down at night? Your technology might be part of the problem. Nightfall and bedtime are around the corner, but for Martine George Powell, bedtime means theMore >>
    Do you get enough sleep? Have trouble winding down at night? Your technology might be part of the problem.More >>
  • St. Jude Dream Home is a Smart Home

    St. Jude Dream Home is a Smart Home

    Saturday, September 21 2013 3:42 PM EDT2013-09-21 19:42:06 GMT
    There's plenty to see at the St. Jude dream home, but there are also perks you can't see. This year's property is a smart house. That means it's equipped with a lot of virtual technology. Builder BrianMore >>
    Tickets are going fast. There are less than 1,000 tickets left.More >>
  • Directions to the St. Jude Dream Home (written and video)

    Directions to the St. Jude Dream Home (written and video)

    Directions to the St. Jude Dream Home (written and video)

    Thursday, September 19 2013 6:07 PM EDT2013-09-19 22:07:18 GMT
    The St. Jude Dream Home Telethon is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 22 at 11 AM on WLBT. Until then, the home is open for tours, and buying any remaining tickets. The house is open every day through SaturdayMore >>
    The St. Jude Dream Home Telethon is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 22 at 11 AM on WLBT. Until then, the home is open for tours, and buying any remaining tickets. The house is open every day through SaturdayMore >>
  • St. Jude Dream Home in final week

    St. Jude Dream Home in final week

    Thursday, September 19 2013 9:41 AM EDT2013-09-19 13:41:46 GMT
    The St. Jude Dream Home is now open 12 hours a day for the rest of this week. And the pace of ticket sales is picking up. There's a steady stream of visitors to the house. The St. Jude Dream Home isMore >>
    The St. Jude Dream Home is now open 12 hours a day for the rest of this week, and the pace of ticket sales is picking up.More >>
  • Canadian teen finds help at St. Jude

    Canadian teen finds help at St. Jude

    Monday, September 16 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-09-16 22:21:03 GMT
    A year ago, 16 year old Angie Lee was facing a death sentence in her home country of Canada. Suffering a relapse of cancer, the teenager needed a bone marrow transplant from a donor. "Back from whereMore >>
    A year ago, 16 year old Angie Lee was facing a death sentence in her home country of Canada.More >>
  • New West Nile cases reported

    New West Nile cases reported

    Monday, September 16 2013 12:13 PM EDT2013-09-16 16:13:51 GMT
    Mississippi now has a total of 30 human West Nile Virus (WNV) cases. New cases are reported this week in Hinds, Jones, and Madison counties. Additionally, the Mississippi State Department of Health isMore >>
    Mississippi now has a total of 30 human West Nile Virus (WNV) cases.More >>
  • Veteran finds relief from PTSD nightmares with CPAP

    Veteran finds relief from PTSD nightmares with CPAP

    Wednesday, September 11 2013 10:40 PM EDT2013-09-12 02:40:00 GMT
    "Pretty much every time I was closing my eyes, I was having a nightmare," said Master Sgt. Chuck Murray. He is retired from the U.S. Air force after 23 years of service. But the horrors of war and conflictMore >>
    A discovery at the Jackson VA Medical Center is already improving symptoms for war veterans who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.More >>
  • E-Cigarette success studied

    E-Cigarette success studied

    Monday, September 9 2013 6:06 PM EDT2013-09-09 22:06:45 GMT
    A major new study finds E-Cigarettes work just as well as if not slightly better than the nicotine patch in helping people quit smoking. The study of more than 600 smokers trying to quit looked at theMore >>
    A major new study finds E-Cigarettes work just as well as if not slightly better than the nicotine patch in helping people quit smoking. More >>
  • Younger women benefit from mammograms, study shows

    Younger women benefit from mammograms, study shows

    Monday, September 9 2013 6:01 PM EDT2013-09-09 22:01:51 GMT
    A new study is questioning the U-S Preventive Services Task Force recommendation that limits mammograms to women ages 50 to 74. Researchers at Harvard Medical School studied more than 600 women who diedMore >>
    A new study is questioning the U-S Preventive Services Task Force recommendation that limits mammograms to women ages 50 to 74. More >>
  • West Nile numbers continue rising

    West Nile numbers continue rising

    Monday, September 9 2013 5:44 PM EDT2013-09-09 21:44:53 GMT
    More human West Nile Virus cases are reported by the Mississippi State Department of Health. This week there are four new cases. Two of those cases are in Hinds County and there is one each, in RankinMore >>
    This week there are four new cases.More >>
  • Video game could be a great brain game

    Video game could be a great brain game

    Wednesday, September 4 2013 3:39 PM EDT2013-09-04 19:39:43 GMT
    Playing a video game could help older adults improve their brain function! A researcher at U-C San Francisco has developed a 3-D video game for seniors that boosts their cognitive control, working memoryMore >>
    Playing a video game could help older adults improve their brain function!More >>
  • Yelling, cursing at kids tends to backfire

    Yelling, cursing at kids tends to backfire

    Wednesday, September 4 2013 3:22 PM EDT2013-09-04 19:22:16 GMT
    While yelling at your teens may make you feel better, new research finds harsh verbal discipline may actually aggravate their bad behavior. The study of nearly 1,000 families showed that teens whoseMore >>
    While yelling at your teens may make you feel better, new research finds harsh verbal discipline may actually aggravate their bad behavior. More >>
  • Woman's treatable condition misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's

    Woman's treatable condition misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's

    Friday, August 30 2013 4:06 PM EDT2013-08-30 20:06:26 GMT
    "Scary." That is how 71 year old Fran Rutledge describes the last three years of her life. She thought she faced a destiny of death by Alzheimer's. "My kids were visiting nursing homes to see where theyMore >>
    Seventy-one-year-old Fran Rutledge thought she faced a destiny of death by Alzheimer's after being misdiagnosed with the disease.
    More >>
  • E-Cigarettes might be chemical-laden

    E-Cigarettes might be chemical-laden

    Tuesday, August 27 2013 5:39 PM EDT2013-08-27 21:39:20 GMT
    The French National Consumers Institute issued a report saying that E-cigarettes aren't as harmless as manufacturers make them out to be. The report states that e-cigarettes can be dangerous and containMore >>
    The French National Consumers Institute issued a report saying that E-cigarettes aren't as harmless as manufacturers make them out to be. More >>
  • Sugar-sweetened tea might be an understatement

    Sugar-sweetened tea might be an understatement

    Monday, August 26 2013 6:03 PM EDT2013-08-26 22:03:27 GMT
    Do you know how much sugar is in your iced tea? If you didn't make it, the amount might surprise you. Clint Carter is with Men's Health magazine and contributor to Fitbie.Com. "The problem is sugar isMore >>
    Do you know how much sugar is in your iced tea? If you didn't make it, the amount might surprise you. More >>
  • Blood test developed for ovarian cancer

    Blood test developed for ovarian cancer

    Monday, August 26 2013 5:00 PM EDT2013-08-26 21:00:16 GMT
    A blood screening test for ovarian cancer could catch the disease it the earliest stage. Ovarian cancer is often deadly because it is has few, if any, symptoms and there is no screening test. ResearchersMore >>
    A blood screening test for ovarian cancer could catch the disease in the earliest stage.More >>
  • Poor oral hygiene linked to oral HPV

    Poor oral hygiene linked to oral HPV

    Friday, August 23 2013 5:41 PM EDT2013-08-23 21:41:50 GMT
    Not taking care of your teeth could increase your risk for oral HPV. Researchers at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center looked at health survey responses from three thousand adults they foundMore >>
    Not taking care of your teeth could increase your risk for oral HPV. More >>
  • Brain surgery done in some epilepsy cases

    Brain surgery done in some epilepsy cases

    Friday, August 23 2013 5:36 PM EDT2013-08-23 21:36:22 GMT
    A surgery that literally removes half a patient's brain appears to be beneficial in the long-term. The procedure is a last resort for children who suffer from severe epilepsy. Experts believe removingMore >>
    A surgery that literally removes half a patient's brain appears to be beneficial in the long-term.More >>
  • Making strides against breast cancer

    Making strides against breast cancer

    Thursday, August 22 2013 4:46 PM EDT2013-08-22 20:46:11 GMT
    The Making Strides Breakfast was held this morning at The South in downtown Jackson. WLBT's Maggie Wade was the mistress of ceremonies. It's the kick-off event for the Making Strides against Breast CancerMore >>
    The Making Strides Breakfast was held this morning at The South in downtown Jackson.More >>
  • Bad year for allergies. Great year for poison ivy.

    Bad year for allergies. Great year for poison ivy.

    Monday, August 19 2013 6:01 PM EDT2013-08-19 22:01:34 GMT
    This summer has been prime time for skin allergies and reactions. Experts say rain, humidity, high temperatures and increased carbon dioxide levels have led to highly potent poison ivy this year. TheMore >>
    This summer has been prime time for skin allergies and reactions.More >>
  • Doctors recommend eliminating some testing

    Doctors recommend eliminating some testing

    Monday, August 19 2013 5:52 PM EDT2013-08-19 21:52:43 GMT
    Several groups of health experts have come together to cut down on unnecessary medical tests and procedures. They estimate wasteful procedures contribute to 20-percent of health care costs in the U-S.More >>
    Several groups of health experts have come together to cut down on unnecessary medical tests and procedures.More >>
  • Rare brain parasite found in two children

    Rare brain parasite found in two children

    Thursday, August 15 2013 6:26 PM EDT2013-08-15 22:26:29 GMT
    Doctors in two states are working feverishly to save two 12-year-olds, battling a rare and almost always fatal infection. Prayers for Zachary Reyna, a 12-year old boy who's fighting for his life in MiamiMore >>
    Doctors in Arkansas and Florida are working feverishly to save two 12-year-olds, battling a rare and almost always fatal infection.More >>
  • Obesity deaths underestimated

    Obesity deaths underestimated

    Thursday, August 15 2013 6:05 PM EDT2013-08-15 22:05:35 GMT
    Obesity may be the cause of death in one out of five adults, which is much higher than previously estimated. Researchers at Columbia University took a new approach to looking at obesity's effect on yourMore >>
    Obesity may be the cause of death in one out of five adults, which is much higher than previously estimated. More >>
  • Freezing fat away is legit

    Freezing fat away is legit

    Saturday, August 10 2013 7:30 PM EDT2013-08-10 23:30:29 GMT
    A new study from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons finds cool sculpting, a procedure that freezes fat cells until they die, is effective. Cool sculpting devices were approved by theMore >>
    A new study from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons finds cool sculpting, a procedure that freezes fat cells until they die, is effective.More >>
  • Who's most at risk for heat-related illness?

    Who's most at risk for heat-related illness?

    Thursday, August 8 2013 11:56 AM EDT2013-08-08 15:56:34 GMT
    Mississippi is in prime time for heat related illness, including heat stroke and death. As we reach some of the hottest days of summer, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention haveMore >>
    Mississippi is in prime time for heat related illness, including heat stroke and death.More >>
  • State reports 8th West Nile case

    State reports 8th West Nile case

    Monday, August 5 2013 4:48 PM EDT2013-08-05 20:48:29 GMT
    Officials at the Mississippi State Health Department is reporting the state's eighth case of West Nile Virus (WNV). The case is in LeFlore County. The state has recorded one WNV death for 2013. The otherMore >>
    Officials at the Mississippi State Health Department is reporting the state's eighth case of West Nile Virus (WNV). The case is in LeFlore County.More >>
  • St. Jude Dream Home floor signing celebrated

    St. Jude Dream Home floor signing celebrated

    Sunday, August 4 2013 1:51 PM EDT2013-08-04 17:51:21 GMT
    A first glimpse for a few people of the 11th annual Saint Jude Dream Home. It's time for the yearly floor signing at the home. The 2013 dream home is in the Hartsford subdivision in Madison. It's worthMore >>
    A first glimpse for a few people of the 11th annual Saint Jude Dream Home. It's time for the yearly floor signing at the home.More >>
  • Gum disease linked to dementia

    Gum disease linked to dementia

    Wednesday, July 31 2013 6:10 PM EDT2013-07-31 22:10:54 GMT
    Bacteria caused by gum disease can get into the brain and now scientists think it may be associated with dementia. Researchers in the U-K found signs of bacteria linked to gingivitis in 4 out of 10 samplesMore >>
    Bacteria caused by gum disease can get into the brain and now scientists think it may be associated with dementia. More >>
  • Girls also prone to initiate dating violence

    Girls also prone to initiate dating violence

    Wednesday, July 31 2013 6:06 PM EDT2013-07-31 22:06:21 GMT
    About a third of teens say they've been the victim of dating violence. The alarming new statistic is the result of an online survey of more than 1,000 teenagers. Violence was defined as physical, sexualMore >>
    About a third of teens say they've been the victim of dating violence. More >>
  • Procedure could remedy headaches after concussion

    Procedure could remedy headaches after concussion

    Wednesday, July 31 2013 6:00 PM EDT2013-07-31 22:00:46 GMT
    Doctors say the impact of getting hit in the head can cause more than a concussion. It can cause a secondary injury that's resulting in severe headaches. But a new procedure is offering hope. "Once collegeMore >>
    Doctors say the impact of getting hit in the head can cause more than a concussion. It can cause a secondary injury that's resulting in severe headaches.More >>
  • Culprit in Cyclospora outbreak identified

    Culprit in Cyclospora outbreak identified

    Tuesday, July 30 2013 6:11 PM EDT2013-07-30 22:11:18 GMT
    Iowa and Nebraska health officials say a prepackaged salad mix is the source of a cyclospora outbreak that sickened more than 178 people in both states. The CDC says 372 cases of the cyclospora infectionMore >>
    Iowa and Nebraska health officials say a prepackaged salad mix is the source of a cyclospora outbreak that sickened more than 178 people in both states.More >>
  • Foods most likely to choke children

    Foods most likely to choke children

    Tuesday, July 30 2013 9:35 AM EDT2013-07-30 13:35:20 GMT
    A new study in the journal Pediatrics finds the number of little ones who are treated for choking on certain foods is still high. "We have done a great job in this country preventing choking in childrenMore >>
    A new study in the journal Pediatrics finds the number of little ones who are treated for choking on certain foods is still high.More >>
  • Video game addiction increases with behavior problems

    Video game addiction increases with behavior problems

    Monday, July 29 2013 6:04 PM EDT2013-07-29 22:04:19 GMT
    Boys with autism or attention disorders may be at risk for problematic video game use. Researchers at the University of Missouri surveyed parents of 141 boys about the time they spent playing video games.More >>
    Boys with autism or attention disorders may be at risk for problematic video game use. More >>
  • Many moms scrimp on diapers

    Many moms scrimp on diapers

    Monday, July 29 2013 5:59 PM EDT2013-07-29 21:59:23 GMT
    Nearly a third of mothers report trouble affording diapers for their children -- and close to one in ten moms leaves kids in wet or dirty diapers to make their supply last longer. A new study out ofMore >>
    Nearly a third of mothers report trouble affording diapers for their children -- and close to one in ten moms leaves kids in wet or dirty diapers to make their supply last longer. More >>
  • Avoiding stomach bugs like Cyclospora

    Avoiding stomach bugs like Cyclospora

    Friday, July 26 2013 6:12 PM EDT2013-07-26 22:12:36 GMT
    More cases of the stomach bug Cyclospora have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A total of 285 cases now, mostly in Iowa, Nebraska and Texas. State health officials tellMore >>
    The CDC reports the outbreak might be linked to produce, so people should follow proper steps for food hygiene.More >>
  • Uncommon stomach bug reported in Midwest

    Uncommon stomach bug reported in Midwest

    Wednesday, July 24 2013 6:09 PM EDT2013-07-24 22:09:39 GMT
    Hundreds of people in Midwestern states have come down with a severe stomach bug and fresh produce may be to blame. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more than 250 people have beenMore >>
    Hundreds of people in Midwestern states have come down with a severe stomach bug and fresh produce may be to blame. More >>
  • Sex after heart attack should be addressed with women

    Sex after heart attack should be addressed with women

    Wednesday, July 24 2013 6:01 PM EDT2013-07-24 22:01:37 GMT
    Women who have suffered a heart attack are afraid, or embarrassed, to talk with their doctors about one aspect of their recovery. A survey of women who had recently suffered a heart attack revealed mostMore >>
    Women who have suffered a heart attack are afraid, or embarrassed, to talk with their doctors about one aspect of their recovery. More >>
  • City safer than rural areas

    City safer than rural areas

    Tuesday, July 23 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-07-23 20:52:37 GMT
    Big cities may be safer than small towns at least when it comes to accidental injury deaths. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania analyzed more than a million deaths from an injury that occurredMore >>
    Big cities may be safer than small towns at least when it comes to accidental injury deaths. More >>
  • Veggies and fruits by prescription

    Veggies and fruits by prescription

    Tuesday, July 23 2013 4:45 PM EDT2013-07-23 20:45:46 GMT
    Farmer's markets are becoming the local pharmacy of sorts now that doctors are writing prescriptions for vegetables. Two New York hospitals are the latest to join a national movement allowing doctorsMore >>
    Farmer's markets are becoming the local pharmacy of sorts now that doctors are writing prescriptions for vegetables. More >>
  • Toppled T-V injuries up sharply

    Toppled T-V injuries up sharply

    Monday, July 22 2013 6:13 PM EDT2013-07-22 22:13:24 GMT
    Every thirty minutes in the U-S a child is treated in the emergency room for an injury caused by a toppling T-V. TV-related injuries have gone up 125% since 1990. A new study published in the journalMore >>
    Every thirty minutes in the U-S a child is treated in the emergency room for an injury caused by a toppling T-V. TV-related injuries have gone up 125% since 1990.More >>
  • Survey on smoking bans in cars

    Survey on smoking bans in cars

    Monday, July 22 2013 6:05 PM EDT2013-07-22 22:05:44 GMT
    The vast majority of adults would support a ban on smoking in cars when children are passengers. That's according to a new survey from the University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital. 82% of adultMore >>
    The vast majority of adults would support a ban on smoking in cars when children are passengers.More >>
  • Smartphones adding to sedentary population

    Smartphones adding to sedentary population

    Thursday, July 18 2013 6:03 PM EDT2013-07-18 22:03:10 GMT
    Smartphones are starting to rank right up there with television. Researchers now say smartphones are also contributing to sedentary behavior, especially in students. It's estimated students spend aboutMore >>
    Smartphones are starting to rank right up there with television.More >>
  • The longer you carry belly fat, the higher the risk

    The longer you carry belly fat, the higher the risk

    Wednesday, July 17 2013 6:06 PM EDT2013-07-17 22:06:21 GMT
    The longer a person has excess belly fat the greater his or her chances of developing the beginnings of heart disease. A study of more than 3,000 adults finds higher rates of coronary artery calcificationMore >>
    The longer a person has excess belly fat the greater his or her chances of developing the beginnings of heart disease. More >>
  • Heat is taxing on the heart

    Heat is taxing on the heart

    Wednesday, July 17 2013 6:01 PM EDT2013-07-17 22:01:34 GMT
    Everyone is looking for ways to cool off in this heat but for people with heart problems it is especially important. Cardiologists with the Cleveland Clinic say your heart works harder when you needMore >>
    Everyone is looking for ways to cool off in this heat but for people with heart problems it is especially important. More >>
  • Aspirin appears to lower colon cancer risk, study shows

    Aspirin appears to lower colon cancer risk, study shows

    Monday, July 15 2013 6:12 PM EDT2013-07-15 22:12:44 GMT
    In an age where we're always looking for the next best thing in medicine, a new study boosts evidence that one of the oldest drugs may be the best. Aspirin is well-known as a pain reliever and for itsMore >>
    In an age where we're always looking for the next best thing in medicine, a new study boosts evidence that one of the oldest drugs may be the best.More >>
  • Kids are influenced by parents' TV time

    Kids are influenced by parents' TV time

    Monday, July 15 2013 6:04 PM EDT2013-07-15 22:04:25 GMT
    How much time a child spends in front of the T-V depends on their parents' viewing habits. A new study out of the University of Pennsylvania finds each hour a parent spent watching T-V resulted in anMore >>
    How much time a child spends in front of the T-V depends on their parents' viewing habits. More >>
  • Alzheimer's risk lowered with chemotherapy

    Alzheimer's risk lowered with chemotherapy

    Monday, July 15 2013 5:59 PM EDT2013-07-15 21:59:03 GMT
    A history of some cancers is associated with a decreased risk for developing Alzheimer's disease, and new research suggests chemotherapy may be the link. Researchers at the V-A Boston Healthcare SystemMore >>
    A history of some cancers is associated with a decreased risk for developing Alzheimer's disease, and new research suggests chemotherapy may be the link. More >>
  • Diet soda contributes to obesity, according to new study

    Diet soda contributes to obesity, according to new study

    Thursday, July 11 2013 6:14 PM EDT2013-07-11 22:14:59 GMT
    Using diet soda as a weight loss tool may actually cause you to pack on the pounds. Researchers at Purdue University analyzed data from several studies and found diet sodas may be linked to obesity andMore >>
    Using diet soda as a weight loss tool may actually cause you to pack on the pounds. More >>
  • Fish oil appears to increase prostate cancer risk

    Fish oil appears to increase prostate cancer risk

    Thursday, July 11 2013 6:09 PM EDT2013-07-11 22:09:50 GMT
    New research on fish oil supplements has caught the attention of men and their doctors. While many people take omega-3 fatty acid supplements for their apparent heart health benefits, a new study linksMore >>
    New research on fish oil supplements has caught the attention of men and their doctors.More >>
  • Viagra being tested in some fetuses

    Viagra being tested in some fetuses

    Thursday, July 11 2013 6:02 PM EDT2013-07-11 22:02:12 GMT
    Women in new Zealand will be the first to test Viagra to help fetuses that aren't growing as they should be. In the trial, all eligible women carrying babies suffering from intrauterine growth restriction,More >>
    Women in new Zealand will be the first to test Viagra to help fetuses that aren't growing as they should be. More >>
  • Student graduates to main-stream classroom

    Student graduates to main-stream classroom

    Friday, June 28 2013 9:26 AM EDT2013-06-28 13:26:11 GMT
    Technology has moved a young Louisiana boy from a focused school setting to the main stream classroom. You first met Courtland Collins in 2010 as he started a program for the deaf at Magnolia SpeechMore >>
    Technology has moved a young Louisiana boy from a focused school setting to the main stream classroom.More >>
  • 2013 St. Jude Dream Home ready for construction

    2013 St. Jude Dream Home ready for construction

    Monday, June 24 2013 1:22 PM EDT2013-06-24 17:22:06 GMT
    Ground has been officially broken on the 2013 St. Jude Dream Home. Young Mabry Smith, a brain tumor survivor and St. Jude patient, is among the dignitaries hoisting a shovel-full of dirt on the vacantMore >>
    Ground has been officially broken on the 2013 St. Jude Dream Home. Young Mabry Smith, a brain tumor survivor and St. Jude patient, is among the dignitaries hoisting a shovel-full of dirt on the vacant lot.More >>
  • Smoking alcohol is the latest craze

    Smoking alcohol is the latest craze

    Thursday, June 20 2013 4:53 PM EDT2013-06-20 20:53:32 GMT
    On YouTube young people turn basements and dorm rooms into laboratories. They've discovered a new way to consume alcohol without the calories. It's called smoking alcohol. Teens and 20-somethings pressurizeMore >>
    On YouTube young people turn basements and dorm rooms into laboratories. They've discovered a new way to consume alcohol without the calories.More >>
  • Leukemia pill shows promise

    Leukemia pill shows promise

    Thursday, June 20 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-06-20 20:42:19 GMT
    A new pill is transforming the lives of some patients with aggressive leukemia -- many of whom are still alive years after they were told they had a few months to live. In early-stage clinical trials,More >>
    A new pill is transforming the lives of some patients with aggressive leukemia -- many of whom are still alive years after they were told they had a few months to live. More >>
  • Autism and ADHD linked

    Autism and ADHD linked

    Monday, June 10 2013 6:15 PM EDT2013-06-10 22:15:34 GMT
    Nearly a third of children with autism may show signs of ADHD. The new finding from researchers at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore is in line with previous research in this area. The doctorsMore >>
    Nearly a third of children with autism may show signs of ADHD. More >>
  • Avandia restrictions to be modified

    Avandia restrictions to be modified

    Friday, June 7 2013 4:50 PM EDT2013-06-07 20:50:38 GMT
    An FDA advisory panel is recommending relaxing restrictions on the diabetes drug, Avandia. This after an analysis contradicted a study finding that the drug could cause heart problems. Experts haven'tMore >>
    An FDA advisory panel is recommending relaxing restrictions on the diabetes drug, Avandia. More >>
  • Sleep problems increase heart risk in women

    Sleep problems increase heart risk in women

    Friday, June 7 2013 4:41 PM EDT2013-06-07 20:41:59 GMT
    Researchers say lack of quality sleep in women with heart problems tends to make the disease worse. They have found poor sleep raises the inflammation levels. Doctors say inflammation is a contributorMore >>
    Researchers say lack of quality sleep in women with heart problems tends to make the disease worse. More >>
  • Stop a stroke

    Stop a stroke

    Thursday, June 6 2013 6:15 PM EDT2013-06-06 22:15:22 GMT
    Small changes to your lifestyle could have a big impact on your risk for stroke. Researchers at the University of Vermont studied more than 20,000 Americans age forty-five and older. Each patient receivedMore >>
    Small changes to your lifestyle could have a big impact on your risk for stroke. More >>
  • Researchers say Avandia study is inaccurate

    Researchers say Avandia study is inaccurate

    Wednesday, June 5 2013 6:12 PM EDT2013-06-05 22:12:01 GMT
    Once the top-selling diabetes drug in the world, sales of Avandia plummeted in 2007 after an analysis of studies suggested it increased the risk for heart attack. Now the FDA is taking another look atMore >>
    Once the top-selling diabetes drug in the world, sales of Avandia plummeted in 2007 after an analysis of studies suggested it increased the risk for heart attack. More >>
  • Testosterone prescribed for men who don't need it

    Testosterone prescribed for men who don't need it

    Tuesday, June 4 2013 6:07 PM EDT2013-06-04 22:07:49 GMT
    A new study finds the number of middle-aged men with prescriptions for testosterone has nearly tripled in the past decade. The treatment is approved specifically for the treatment of abnormally low testosteroneMore >>
    A new study finds the number of middle-aged men with prescriptions for testosterone has nearly tripled in the past decade. More >>
  • Test the pool for bacteria yourself

    Test the pool for bacteria yourself

    Tuesday, May 28 2013 4:40 PM EDT2013-05-28 20:40:15 GMT
    The CDC says there's an increasing number of infections caused by bacteria in public pools. So health officials recommend testing those pools yourself. You can visit www.HealthyPools.org to request aMore >>
    The CDC says there's an increasing number of infections caused by bacteria in public pools.More >>
  • Stem cell research ready to move to humans

    Stem cell research ready to move to humans

    Tuesday, May 28 2013 4:32 PM EDT2013-05-28 20:32:45 GMT
    Scientists at U-C San Diego say human stem cell injections appear to improve mobility and function in rats with spinal cord injuries. Three days after their injury, the rats were injected with stem cellsMore >>
    Scientists at U-C San Diego say human stem cell injections appear to improve mobility and function in rats with spinal cord injuries.More >>
  • Healing with honey

    Healing with honey

    Monday, May 27 2013 6:05 PM EDT2013-05-27 22:05:33 GMT
    In ancient times, bee keeping was widely practiced..the honey bee considered sacred in some circles. And there appears to be a resurgence of the utilization of the healing properties in this sweet nectar. "HoneyMore >>
    In ancient times, bee keeping was widely practiced..the honey bee considered sacred in some circles. And there appears to be a resurgence of the utilization of the healing properties in this sweet nectar.More >>
  • Tonsils out improves sleep in children

    Tonsils out improves sleep in children

    Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:00 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:00:23 GMT
    Surgery to remove the tonsils and adenoids may improve behavior in children with sleep apnea. A new study looked at almost 400 children with obstructive sleep apnea who either underwent adenoid and tonsilMore >>
    Surgery to remove the tonsils and adenoids may improve behavior in children with sleep apnea. More >>
  • Pseudo Tumor difficult to diagnose

    Pseudo Tumor difficult to diagnose

    Monday, May 20 2013 6:11 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:11:06 GMT
    A Virginia woman had all the signs and symptoms of a brain tumor. But the doctors couldn't find one. "I finally realized that I couldn't see to drive and I think at that point, I needed answers. ThisMore >>
    A Virginia woman had all the signs and symptoms of a brain tumor. But the doctors couldn't find one. More >>
  • Ambien label changes on the way

    Ambien label changes on the way

    Tuesday, May 14 2013 6:04 PM EDT2013-05-14 22:04:46 GMT
    The FDA has approved new label changes for ambien updating dosing instructions and safety recommendations. The changes will include a warning for patients taking the extended release version of ambienMore >>
    The FDA has approved new label changes for ambien updating dosing instructions and safety recommendations. More >>
  • Kids' exposure to abuse tracked

    Kids' exposure to abuse tracked

    Tuesday, May 14 2013 5:59 PM EDT2013-05-14 21:59:41 GMT
    A new study tracking trends for childhood exposure to violence and abuse finds 41% of children experienced some sort of physical assault in 2011. Researchers say siblings and friends were often responsibleMore >>
    Researchers say siblings and friends were often responsible for less serious incidents.More >>
  • Home-town restaurant foods are calorie-packed

    Home-town restaurant foods are calorie-packed

    Monday, May 13 2013 6:09 PM EDT2013-05-13 22:09:02 GMT
    The food at mom and pop-style restaurants may be just as calorie-laden as what's served in larger chains. Researchers at Tufts University analyzed some of the most popular meals at 33 local restaurantsMore >>
    The food at mom and pop-style restaurants may be just as calorie-laden as what's served in larger chains. More >>
  • Adding formula to breast milk has benefit

    Adding formula to breast milk has benefit

    Monday, May 13 2013 6:03 PM EDT2013-05-13 22:03:16 GMT
    Giving newborns a small amount of formula in the hospital may actually help some mothers breastfeed longer. Formula is normally frowned upon for breastfed babies because some say it could cause an infantMore >>
    Giving newborns a small amount of formula in the hospital may actually help some mothers breastfeed longer. More >>
  • Job stress effects heart

    Job stress effects heart

    Monday, May 13 2013 5:58 PM EDT2013-05-13 21:58:39 GMT
    New research reveals an unhealthy lifestyle combined with job stress can take its toll on your heart. A British study of over 15,000 adults found people who felt work-related stress had an increasedMore >>
    New research reveals an unhealthy lifestyle combined with job stress can take its toll on your heart. More >>
  • Doc, I owe how much?

    Doc, I owe how much?

    Thursday, May 9 2013 6:05 PM EDT2013-05-09 22:05:42 GMT
    Health care spending now makes up almost 18% of our economy, and since 2002, premiums for company-sponsored insurance policies have increased 97%, according to Kaiser Health. That's put a major burdenMore >>
    Health care spending now makes up almost 18% of our economy, and since 2002, premiums for company-sponsored insurance policies have increased 97%, according to Kaiser Health. More >>
  • Oxygen therapy might improve areas of brain damage

    Oxygen therapy might improve areas of brain damage

    Monday, May 6 2013 6:14 PM EDT2013-05-06 22:14:57 GMT
    Israeli researchers say the conditions of brain-damaged patients can be reversed by using high levels of oxygen. Israeli researchers say that brains that have been damaged as long as 20 years can beMore >>
    Israeli researchers say the conditions of brain-damaged patients can be reversed by using high levels of oxygen. More >>
  • Heroin vaccine being studied

    Heroin vaccine being studied

    Monday, May 6 2013 6:06 PM EDT2013-05-06 22:06:23 GMT
    Preliminary research shows a new vaccine could help prevent relapse in people addicted to heroin. The vaccine, which keeps the psychoactive ingredients of heroin from reaching the brain, showed promiseMore >>
    Preliminary research shows a new vaccine could help prevent relapse in people addicted to heroin. More >>
  • Viagra being sold online

    Viagra being sold online

    Monday, May 6 2013 5:59 PM EDT2013-05-06 21:59:42 GMT
    Drug maker Pfizer is now selling Viagra online from the company website. Pfizer is the worlds second largest drug maker and the first to sell the popular erectile dysfunction pill directly to patients.More >>
    Drug maker Pfizer is now selling Viagra online from the company website. More >>
  • Metal levels identified in lipstick

    Metal levels identified in lipstick

    Thursday, May 2 2013 6:06 PM EDT2013-05-02 22:06:23 GMT
    A small study of store-bought lipstick suggests the makeup may be doing more than giving the appearance of plump, shiny lips. It could be increasing your exposure to toxic metals. Researchers at theMore >>
    A small study of store-bought lipstick suggests the makeup may be doing more than giving the appearance of plump, shiny lips.More >>
  • Sharp increase in suicides

    Sharp increase in suicides

    Thursday, May 2 2013 5:57 PM EDT2013-05-02 21:57:27 GMT
    The number of suicides among middle-aged adults in the U-S has risen sharply since 1999. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds suicide deaths have now surpassed deathsMore >>
    The number of suicides among middle-aged adults in the U-S has risen sharply since 1999. More >>
  • Don't over-treat babies who spit up, experts say

    Don't over-treat babies who spit up, experts say

    Monday, April 29 2013 6:14 PM EDT2013-04-29 22:14:09 GMT
    Nearly all healthy infants spit up but a few have reflux that needs to be treated with medication and a new study in the journal Pediatrics stresses it is important pediatricians can tell the difference.More >>
    If a child still experiences severe symptoms of reflux then medication may be necessary. More >>
  • Preemies need certain supplements

    Preemies need certain supplements

    Monday, April 29 2013 6:09 PM EDT2013-04-29 22:09:24 GMT
    Babies born prematurely lack strong bones, so experts are now recommending Vitamin D and calcium supplements be given to preemies while in the hospital and when they go home. Doctors at Baylor CollegeMore >>
    Babies born prematurely lack strong bones, so experts are now recommending Vitamin D and calcium supplements be given to preemies while in the hospital and when they go home.More >>
  • Home birth guidelines issued

    Home birth guidelines issued

    Monday, April 29 2013 5:55 PM EDT2013-04-29 21:55:32 GMT
    While the American Academy of Pediatrics says the safest place for a child's birth is at a hospital or birthing center, they understand many women feel more comfortable delivering at home. They haveMore >>
    They have made new recommendations to ensure the baby is given the same quality of care at home as they would receive in the hospital. More >>
  • Patients list their pet peeves about doctors

    Patients list their pet peeves about doctors

    Friday, April 26 2013 6:05 PM EDT2013-04-26 22:05:13 GMT
    Consumer Reports is out with its list of top pet peeves patients have about seeing the doctor. Doctors who cannot clearly explain a problem was the top gripe among patients followed by long waits forMore >>
    Consumer Reports is out with its list of top pet peeves patients have about seeing the doctor. More >>
  • Egg yolks linked to clogged arteries, researchers say

    Egg yolks linked to clogged arteries, researchers say

    Thursday, April 25 2013 6:39 PM EDT2013-04-25 22:39:02 GMT
    New research suggests a nutrient found in egg yolks may promote heart disease. Lecithin is found in yolks and also beef, liver and pork. Scientists at the Cleveland Clinic say the bacteria living inMore >>
    New research suggests a nutrient found in egg yolks may promote heart disease. More >>
  • Motorcycle accident deaths increase

    Motorcycle accident deaths increase

    Wednesday, April 24 2013 5:58 PM EDT2013-04-24 21:58:40 GMT
    Motorcycle deaths increased in 34 states. Fortunately Mississippi is not among them. We saw an 11% decrease in motorcycle deaths. About 5,000 people nationwide were killed in motorcycle accidents inMore >>
    Motorcycle deaths increased in 34 states.More >>
  • Food restrictions appear to backfire on kids

    Food restrictions appear to backfire on kids

    Monday, April 22 2013 4:01 PM EDT2013-04-22 20:01:53 GMT
    A new study out of the University of Minnesota has found a lot of parents deny their children certain foods, or force them to clean their plates. But data has also shown the these practices may be causingMore >>
    A new study out of the University of Minnesota has found a lot of parents deny their children certain foods, or force them to clean their plates.More >>
  • Most PSA testing not necessary

    Most PSA testing not necessary

    Monday, April 8 2013 4:07 PM EDT2013-04-08 20:07:28 GMT
    Most middle-aged men do not need to be screened for prostate cancer. That's according to new recommendations issued today by the American College of Physicians. Experts say men between the ages of 50More >>
    Most middle-aged men do not need to be screened for prostate cancer.More >>
  • New PTSD therapy being tested

    New PTSD therapy being tested

    Thursday, April 4 2013 6:30 PM EDT2013-04-04 22:30:02 GMT
    There's a major breakthrough in treatment for veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. One Florida researcher is seeing success with her patients and plans to share the new therapy withMore >>
    One Florida researcher is seeing success with her patients and plans to share the new therapy with members of the military across the country. More >>
  • Hypertension in pregnancy ups risk for rocky menopause

    Hypertension in pregnancy ups risk for rocky menopause

    Wednesday, April 3 2013 4:40 PM EDT2013-04-03 20:40:19 GMT
    Women who had high blood pressure during pregnancy may be more likely to experience hot flashes later in life. A new study out of the Netherlands looked at more than eight hundred women who visited aMore >>
    Women who had high blood pressure during pregnancy may be more likely to experience hot flashes later in life. More >>
  • Money and competition incentives to weight loss

    Money and competition incentives to weight loss

    Wednesday, April 3 2013 4:36 PM EDT2013-04-03 20:36:04 GMT
    Money talks when it comes to weight loss. And mixing it with competition works even better. Researchers set up two study groups. One rewarded individuals with a set amount of money. The other allowedMore >>
    Money talks when it comes to weight loss. And mixing it with competition works even better. More >>
  • Cancer survival increasing

    Cancer survival increasing

    Thursday, March 28 2013 6:14 PM EDT2013-03-28 22:14:15 GMT
    The number of cancer survivors in the U-S will top 18 million by 2022. That's according to a new report from the American Association for Cancer Research that tracks trends in cancer survival rates. That'sMore >>
    The number of cancer survivors in the U-S will top 18 million by 2022.More >>
  • Kids' meals still unhealthy

    Kids' meals still unhealthy

    Thursday, March 28 2013 6:04 PM EDT2013-03-28 22:04:52 GMT
    A new analysis of kids meal options from more than thirty of the most popular restaurant chains finds a majority fail to meet healthy nutrition standards. Researchers at the Center for Science in theMore >>
    A new analysis of kids meal options from more than thirty of the most popular restaurant chains finds a majority fail to meet healthy nutrition standards. More >>
  • Germ phobia has consequences

    Germ phobia has consequences

    Wednesday, March 27 2013 5:57 PM EDT2013-03-27 21:57:42 GMT
    All of those anti-bacterial cleaning products that promise to keep us germ free may actually make us more prone to sickness. Scientists say our immune systems need contact with germs at a young age inMore >>
    All of those anti-bacterial cleaning products that promise to keep us germ free may actually make us more prone to sickness. More >>
  • Diabetes drugs being investigated

    Diabetes drugs being investigated

    Wednesday, March 27 2013 5:51 PM EDT2013-03-27 21:51:45 GMT
    Doctors studied the pancreases of deceased organ donors who took the drugs Januvia or Byetta to lower blood sugar, as well as those who took other diabetes medications. Januvia and Byetta are under theMore >>
    Doctors studied the pancreases of deceased organ donors who took the drugs Januvia or Byetta to lower blood sugar, as well as those who took other diabetes medications. More >>
  • Anti-social behavior could result from excessive T-V

    Anti-social behavior could result from excessive T-V

    Tuesday, March 26 2013 6:15 PM EDT2013-03-26 22:15:15 GMT
    A new study reveals too much T-V time for young children could cause future behavior problems. Researchers say although the risk is small, they found five year olds who watched three or more hours ofMore >>
    A new study reveals too much T-V time for young children could cause future behavior problems. More >>
  • Social isolation can lead to death

    Social isolation can lead to death

    Tuesday, March 26 2013 6:05 PM EDT2013-03-26 22:05:14 GMT
    New research reveals social isolation and loneliness can actually shorten the lives of elderly people. A British study looked at the social connections of over 6,000 older men and women over an eightMore >>
    New research reveals social isolation and loneliness can actually shorten the lives of elderly people. More >>
  • Cold sore virus linked to memory difficulty

    Cold sore virus linked to memory difficulty

    Tuesday, March 26 2013 5:58 PM EDT2013-03-26 21:58:58 GMT
    The virus that causes cold sores may affect your thinking and memory abilities. A new study published in the journal Neurology finds people who have higher levels of infection in their blood. For exampleMore >>
    The virus that causes cold sores may affect your thinking and memory abilities. More >>
  • Kids' exercises build strong adult bones

    Kids' exercises build strong adult bones

    Monday, March 25 2013 6:14 PM EDT2013-03-25 22:14:56 GMT
    Playing catch with your kids or shooting hoops could help protect their bones! Researchers in Sweden followed nearly 2,500 kids for six years. Some got 40 minutes of daily gym time at school. ManyMore >>
    Playing catch with your kids or shooting hoops could help protect their bones! More >>
  • Tanning bed leads to potentially deadly cancer for young woman

    Tanning bed leads to potentially deadly cancer for young woman

    Monday, March 25 2013 4:18 PM EDT2013-03-25 20:18:46 GMT
    Teens across the country are getting ready for their high school prom and for many young girls that includes visiting a tanning bed. One young Michigan woman started her tanning habit for a school danceMore >>
    Teens across the country are getting ready for their high school prom and for many young girls that includes visiting a tanning bed. More >>
  • Internet usually first source of problem drugs

    Internet usually first source of problem drugs

    Thursday, March 7 2013 6:15 PM EST2013-03-07 23:15:49 GMT
    People often learn of prescription drug safety issues by searching the internet long before public announcements are made. Researchers analyzed 82-million medical related web searches specifically trackingMore >>
    People often learn of prescription drug safety issues by searching the internet long before public announcements are made. More >>
  • Processed meat can contribute to an early death

    Processed meat can contribute to an early death

    Thursday, March 7 2013 6:04 PM EST2013-03-07 23:04:48 GMT
    A study by the journal BMC medicine found eating large amounts of processed meat can contribute to an early death. The research involving half a million people highlighted links between heart diseaseMore >>
    A study by the journal BMC medicine found eating large amounts of processed meat can contribute to an early death. More >>
  • Life span of women declining

    Life span of women declining

    Tuesday, March 5 2013 8:32 PM EST2013-03-06 01:32:14 GMT
    There's now more evidence that some American women aren't living as long as they used to. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin studied recent death data from almost every U-S county. While theMore >>
    There's now more evidence that some American women aren't living as long as they used to. More >>
  • Deadly, resistant bacteria showing up in care facilities

    Deadly, resistant bacteria showing up in care facilities

    Tuesday, March 5 2013 8:26 PM EST2013-03-06 01:26:21 GMT
    Public health officials are warning of a dangerous and often deadly bacteria that's making the rounds in many hospitals across the country. The bacteria are called C-R-E and are increasingly resistantMore >>
    Public health officials are warning of a dangerous and often deadly bacteria that's making the rounds in many hospitals across the country. More >>
  • Niacin side effects can be unpleasant

    Niacin side effects can be unpleasant

    Wednesday, February 27 2013 6:10 PM EST2013-02-27 23:10:51 GMT
    Unpleasant side effects cause one quarter of heart patients to stop taking niacin. Doctors commonly recommend niacin supplements combined with cholesterol lowering drugs for people at risk for cardiovascularMore >>
    Unpleasant side effects cause one quarter of heart patients to stop taking niacin. More >>
  • PMS risk might be lowered with iron

    PMS risk might be lowered with iron

    Wednesday, February 27 2013 6:02 PM EST2013-02-27 23:02:18 GMT
    Women with a higher iron intake are less prone to symptoms of PMS. A new study of 3,000 women found those who consumed at least 20 milligrams of iron a day were 30 to 40 percent less likely to be diagnosedMore >>
    Women with a higher iron intake are less prone to symptoms of PMS. More >>
  • Slow growing babies usually catch up

    Slow growing babies usually catch up

    Tuesday, February 26 2013 6:16 PM EST2013-02-26 23:16:58 GMT
    Many parents worry when their newborns are slow to gain weight. But a new study finds most of these children catch up to their peers by the teen years. British researchers looked at data from over 11-thousandMore >>
    Many parents worry when their newborns are slow to gain weight. But a new study finds most of these children catch up to their peers by the teen years. More >>
  • Mediterranean diet best for reducing heart disease

    Mediterranean diet best for reducing heart disease

    Monday, February 25 2013 6:16 PM EST2013-02-25 23:16:11 GMT
    A new study provides definitive proof that a Mediterranean diet can help prevent heart disease. Spanish researchers tracked over 7-thousand adults who were at risk for heart attacks or stroke. ParticipantsMore >>
    A new study provides definitive proof that a Mediterranean diet can help prevent heart disease. More >>
  • Ear infection treatment has new guidelines

    Ear infection treatment has new guidelines

    Monday, February 25 2013 6:08 PM EST2013-02-25 23:08:49 GMT
    Pediatricians estimate that ear infections are one of the most common reasons they see young children. Although ear aches take on different forms, the most common is called Otitis Media, which meansMore >>
    Pediatricians estimate that ear infections are one of the most common reasons they see young children. More >>
  • Zero tolerance might back fire

    Zero tolerance might back fire

    Monday, February 25 2013 12:03 PM EST2013-02-25 17:03:28 GMT
    The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that suspending or expelling children from school may end up creating more serious problems. The organization says they do not support zero tolerance policiesMore >>
    The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that suspending or expelling children from school may end up creating more serious problems. More >>
  • Fad diets compared to traditional weight loss

    Friday, February 22 2013 12:33 PM EST2013-02-22 17:33:46 GMT
    After looking into this concept of fad diet versus traditional weight loss, there is no fitness expert or dietitian to be found who will endorse a fad diet. But fad diets are on a lot of people's radar.More >>
    After looking into this concept of fad diet versus traditional weight loss, there is no fitness expert or dietitian to be found who will endorse a fad diet. But fad diets are on a lot of people's radar.More >>
  • Glass in cereal prompts recall

    Glass in cereal prompts recall

    Tuesday, February 19 2013 4:11 PM EST2013-02-19 21:11:34 GMT
    Kellogg's is recalling some of its Special K cereal due to possible glass inside the packaging. The Ohio based company announced a recall of three different size boxes of its Special K Red Berries cereal.More >>
    Kellogg's is recalling some of its Special K cereal due to possible glass inside the packaging. More >>
  • New cancer app helps patients choose foods

    New cancer app helps patients choose foods

    Friday, February 15 2013 6:07 PM EST2013-02-15 23:07:43 GMT
    A new app for the I-Phone helps cancer patients and survivors use nutrition to improve their health. Dieticians at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute created the app. It provides recipes and tips for peopleMore >>
    A new app for the I-Phone helps cancer patients and survivors use nutrition to improve their health. More >>
  • Morning after pill use is up

    Morning after pill use is up

    Thursday, February 14 2013 6:14 PM EST2013-02-14 23:14:23 GMT
    The National Center for Health Statistics has issued its first report on emergency contraception use among American women. By 2010, about 11% of sexually active women had used emergency contraceptiveMore >>
    The National Center for Health Statistics has issued its first report on emergency contraception use among American women.More >>
  • Low impact exercise might reduce cholesterol

    Low impact exercise might reduce cholesterol

    Thursday, February 14 2013 6:03 PM EST2013-02-14 23:03:19 GMT
    Long periods of low intensity exercise may have more health benefits than shorter, intense workouts. Researchers from the Netherlands assigned a group of young adults to do either no exercise, only oneMore >>
    Long periods of low intensity exercise may have more health benefits than shorter, intense workouts. More >>
  • Indirect link found between diet drinks and diabetes

    Indirect link found between diet drinks and diabetes

    Wednesday, February 13 2013 6:11 PM EST2013-02-13 23:11:36 GMT
    New research reveals diet soda may play a role in the risk for type two diabetes. Data from 66,000 women showed both diet and sugar sweetened beverages were linked to a higher risk of diabetes but dietMore >>
    New research reveals diet soda may play a role in the risk for type two diabetes. More >>
  • Too much calcium is risky for women

    Too much calcium is risky for women

    Wednesday, February 13 2013 4:37 PM EST2013-02-13 21:37:26 GMT
    Too much calcium appears to raise the risk of death among women. Experts recommend calcium supplements for women to help preserve bone health and prevent osteoporosis. But a new study of 61-thousandMore >>
    Too much calcium appears to raise the risk of death among women. More >>
  • Hormones might be the fountain of youth

    Hormones might be the fountain of youth

    Wednesday, February 13 2013 4:23 PM EST2013-02-13 21:23:43 GMT
    Hormone therapy for postmenopausal women has been a controversial topic since a 2002 study found the drugs could increase the risk for heart problems. But a new study suggests the hormones may slow downMore >>
    Experts say this study helps them determine which women would benefit from hormone therapy, despite the risks. More >>
  • High blood pressure during pregnancy may indicate future problems

    High blood pressure during pregnancy may indicate future problems

    Monday, February 11 2013 6:18 PM EST2013-02-11 23:18:21 GMT
    New research reveals high blood pressure during pregnancy may increase a woman's chance of developing heart disease, kidney problems and diabetes later in life, even if they're otherwise healthy. A large,More >>
    New research reveals high blood pressure during pregnancy may increase a woman's chance of developing heart disease, kidney problems and diabetes later in life, even if they're otherwise healthy. More >>
  • Vision screening is effective for children younger than three

    Vision screening is effective for children younger than three

    Monday, February 11 2013 6:12 PM EST2013-02-11 23:12:29 GMT
    Vision screening may be effective and appropriate at very young ages. The U-S Preventive Services Task Force recently said there wasn't enough evidence to recommend screening children under age threeMore >>
    Vision screening may be effective and appropriate at very young ages. More >>
  • Surviving cancer at age 2

    Surviving cancer at age 2

    Thursday, February 7 2013 6:13 PM EST2013-02-07 23:13:02 GMT
    A rare set of cancers has hit a somewhat rare little boy. He doesn't look sick. He doesn't act sick, and he'll definitely put a smile on your face if you're fortunate enough to meet him, but this 2-year-oldMore >>
    A rare set of cancers has hit a somewhat rare little boy. He doesn't look sick. He doesn't act sick, and he'll definitely put a smile on your face if you're fortunate enough to meet him, but this 2-year-old is in a fight for his life.More >>
  • Breast screening every two years enough for some women

    Breast screening every two years enough for some women

    Tuesday, February 5 2013 6:26 PM EST2013-02-05 23:26:16 GMT
    New research suggests yearly mammograms may not be necessary for older women. A large national study found getting mammograms every other year was just as beneficial as annual screenings for women betweenMore >>
    New research suggests yearly mammograms may not be necessary for older women. More >>
  • Sun exposure seems to lower arthritis risk

    Sun exposure seems to lower arthritis risk

    Tuesday, February 5 2013 6:13 PM EST2013-02-05 23:13:43 GMT
    Exposure to sunlight may reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis in women. Researchers tracked the health and lifetime UV exposure of middle aged women over a 30 year period. Those with the highestMore >>
    Exposure to sunlight may reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis in women. More >>
  • Calcium supplements unhealthy for men

    Calcium supplements unhealthy for men

    Tuesday, February 5 2013 6:08 PM EST2013-02-05 23:08:08 GMT
    New research reveals men who take high amounts of calcium supplements are at an increased of risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. The danger does not come from dietary calcium but rather withMore >>
    New research reveals men who take high amounts of calcium supplements are at an increased of risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.More >>
  • Baby Boomers not necessarily healthy

    Baby Boomers not necessarily healthy

    Monday, February 4 2013 6:13 PM EST2013-02-04 23:13:59 GMT
    The Baby Boomer generation is not healthier than those who came before them, according to a new study. Researchers at West Virginia University looked at medical data collected from baby boomers, andMore >>
    The Baby Boomer generation is not healthier than those who came before them, according to a new study. More >>
  • Mixing energy drinks dangerous to teens

    Monday, February 4 2013 6:08 PM EST2013-02-04 23:08:18 GMT
    Child health experts recommend other pediatricians pay attention to how often teenagers consume energy drinks. An article published by the American Academy of Pediatrics explores impact of the highly-caffeinatedMore >>
    Child health experts recommend other pediatricians pay attention to how often teenagers consume energy drinks. More >>
  • Some behaviors might be caused by anxiety

    Some behaviors might be caused by anxiety

    Monday, February 4 2013 6:03 PM EST2013-02-04 23:03:02 GMT
    Unhealthy behaviors like smoking, binge drinking and poor diets may be the result of stress and anxiety. Researchers in Providence, Rhode Island followed nearly 500 adults for a year. All had soughtMore >>
    Unhealthy behaviors like smoking, binge drinking and poor diets may be the result of stress and anxiety. More >>
  • Mississippi reports first pediatric flu death

    Mississippi reports first pediatric flu death

    Friday, February 1 2013 5:47 PM EST2013-02-01 22:47:34 GMT
    State health officials are reporting the first pediatric flu death in Mississippi. The death occurred in north Mississippi in a child with underlying health conditions. This is the 11th pediatric fluMore >>
    State health officials are reporting the first pediatric flu death in Mississippi.More >>
  • Vegetarians live longer

    Vegetarians live longer

    Thursday, January 31 2013 6:03 PM EST2013-01-31 23:03:08 GMT
    Cutting meat from your diet could extend your life. A new study from the University of Oxford finds vegetarians live longer than people who eat meat or fish. Researchers followed 45,000 adults forMore >>
    Cutting meat from your diet could extend your life. More >>
  • Achoo!! Goes further than you think

    Achoo!! Goes further than you think

    Thursday, January 31 2013 11:56 AM EST2013-01-31 16:56:59 GMT
    Flu patients may be emitting virus particles up to six feet away from where they are sitting. A new study out of Wake Forest University studied 60 flu patients they measured how much of the virus wasMore >>
    Flu patients may be emitting virus particles up to six feet away from where they are sitting. More >>
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