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- FDA: Avoid Fetal 'Keepsake' Images The FDA is warning moms and dads-to-be that "over-the-counter" ultrasounds for the purpose of fetal keepsake images and videos should be avoided.
- Survey: E-cigs Surpass Regular Cigs in Teen Use Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use survey finds.
- Can Identifying Mental Illness Stop Terror Attacks? A radical Muslim killed a soldier outside Canada's Parliament. A right-wing extremist opened fire on buildings in Texas' capital and tried to burn down the Mexican Consulate. An Al-Qaida-inspired assailant hacked an off-duty soldier to death in...
- Supreme Court Refusing To Allow Ariz. To Enforce Restrictions On Abortions The Supreme Court is refusing to allow Arizona to enforce stringent restrictions on drug-induced abortions while a challenge to those rules plays out in lower courts.
- Cancer Patients Testing Drugs on Mouse 'Avatars' Implanted With Pieces of Their Own Tumors Scientists often test drugs in mice. Now some cancer patients are doing the same — with the hope of curing their own disease.
- Study: Scary Ads Are More Effective to Prevent Smoking Anti-smoking ads that invoke responses of fear or disgust are the ones most likely to work, according to a new Centers for Disease Control study.
- Study: Stress Causes Aging -- Even In Teens And Pre-teens Researchers say they looked at 97 healthy 10- to 14-year-old girls with either a maternal history of depression or no history of the disorder.
- Doctors Face Steep Medicaid Cuts as Fee Boost Ends Primary care doctors caring for low-income patients will face steep fee cuts next year as a temporary program in President Barack Obama's health care law expires. That could squeeze access just when millions of new patients are gaining Medicaid...
- Expert Warns Doing This While Checking Your Messages Can Cause 'Email Apnea' Like sleep apnea, email apnea puts people at risk for a variety of illnesses, such as stroke, heart attack and diabetes, expert believe.
- Medical Trial May Help Offset Peanut Allergies CBS 2's Mary Kay Kleist reports, researchers at Lurie Children's Hospital are conducting a study that may give patients other options in the future. But does it work?
- Survey: Primary Care Doctor Shortage Result Of ACA A shortage of primary care doctors has emerged as thousands of people gained insurance through the Affordable Care Act, according to a new survey.
- GOP's Issa Set For Final Assault On Obamacare One of the Obama administration's harshest congressional critics will get a final high-profile shot when the House Oversight Committee grills witnesses about the president's health care overhaul and a former adviser's remark about voters'...
- How To Beat The Winter Blues And Avoid Cabin Fever Winter is all fun and games…until after New Years’ Eve.
- More Than 50,000 Enroll in Health Care in Maryland Nearly 52,000 people have enrolled for health coverage in Maryland since the second enrollment period began last month, the state's health care exchange said Friday.
- Supreme Court Justices Hear Pregnancy Discrimination Case A pregnancy discrimination case is in front of the Supreme Court and its outcome could affect women across the country. A former UPS worker says she was forced into taking unpaid leave when she became pregnant.