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Helping kids kick the pain and fear out of cancer updated 1 days ago

Elimelech Goldberg's nonprofit, Kids Kicking Cancer, provides martial arts classes to help children cope.

Ebola Fast Facts updated 1 days ago

Ebola is a virus with a high fatality rate that was first identified in Africa in 1976. Learn more facts about Ebola.

People who feel younger at heart live longer updated 2 days ago

If you feel younger than your years you may live longer. That's what a new study on aging found.

Smoking, drinking, prescription drug abuse by teens is down, survey says updated 3 days ago

Teens are losing some of their rebellious reputation doing fewer drugs, drinking and smoking less, NIDA study shows.

Angelina Jolie's chickenpox explained updated 3 days ago

Angelina Jolie missed the premiere of her new film because of chickenpox. This is why it's good she stayed home.

Playing through the pain: How one hockey player put his pain on ice updated 5 days ago

Greg Ozubko's arthritis pain was so intense he couldn't even walk. Now he's playing goalie and it's all because of an NHL team with a terrible record.

5 ways to fat-proof your home, no willpower necessary updated 7 days ago

Here are five simple ways to keep your home food-temptation free. This works for even the most weak-willed among us.

Nurse with Ebola 'exposure' admitted to NIH hospital updated 7 days ago

The National Institutes of Health admitted a patient with exposure to the Ebola virus to the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland Thursday afternoon.

Exposure to common household chemicals may cause IQ drop updated 7 days ago

A chemical that's in a lot of household products may be hurting children's IQ's.

Staying alive: Why measles won't take down the Maasai updated 7 days ago

On-location with Maasai tribes in the Tanzanian Savannah to explore how vaccines have helped reduce disease.

A friend gave her an antibiotic; now she's fighting for her life updated 8 days ago

After taking an antibiotic a friend gave her, a 19-year-old is fighting for her life in a California hospital's burn unit.

Predicting the flu so you can avoid it updated 8 days ago

Imagine being able to predict when the flu might strike your town, a bit like how meteorologists predict when a storm is heading your way. Think about what companies or hospitals or even you could do to prepare.

Woman who saved relatives from Ebola coming to U.S. for nursing school updated 8 days ago

22-year-old Fatu Kekula nursed her entire family through Ebola. See how she kept three alive while protecting herself against infection.

CDC: Flu shot less effective this year because current virus has mutated updated 8 days ago

CDC: Experts worried about flu season this year after mutated strain of virus emerges, not covered by vaccine.

Three yoga tips to stress less this holiday season updated 8 days ago

These yoga techniques are a real gift for anyone who wants to keep feeling festive despite holiday stress.

The ugly truth about ALS updated 10 days ago

Anthony Carbajal was 26 when he learned he had ALS. His message summer's ice-bucket challenge: Let's fight it together.

We may be able to reverse signs of early Alzheimer's disease updated 11 days ago

Want to reverse the early signs of Alzheimer's disease? Exercising, getting enough sleep, cutting down on processed foods and other habits may help.

New rules give hope to people waiting for donated kidneys updated 13 days ago

New rules change the waiting list for people waiting for a new kidney. Doctors hope it will maximize scarce donor organs.

The 5 biggest myths about metabolism updated 14 days ago

From skipping meals to eating at night, it's time we separate fact from fiction when it comes to metabolism and weight loss.

Dad's confession: I almost left my disabled daughter updated 14 days ago

Once I overcame my own selfish expectations for my daughter, who has Down syndrome, I slowly began to see the beautiful girl that would change my life forever.

Losing my father's smile: The devastation of Bell's palsy updated 14 days ago

Roughly 40,000 Americans are afflicted with Bell's palsy each year. This is one son's story.

Down syndrome? Maybe she'll go to the moon updated 14 days ago

Bret Bowerman's young daughter has Down syndrome. He thinks the world of her and thinks she could go to the moon

Soda makers want to cut calories: But is diet really better? updated 15 days ago

Soda makers are switching sweeteners to cut calories. But it's unclear if that will really help you lose weight.

Are we on the road to an HIV vaccine? updated 15 days ago

2.1 million new HIV infections occurred in 2013 and on World AIDS day we explore whether an HIV vaccine will ever be possible to stop this rising.

Toy-related injuries send a record number of kids to the E.R. updated 15 days ago

Toy-related injuries are on the rise according to a new report. Scooters account for many of the injuries.

Fewer hospital mistakes save thousands of lives updated 15 days ago

The chances you will get sicker or even die just because you went to the hospital have gone down dramatically according to a new report.

Eating the Mediterranean diet may lead to a longer life updated 15 days ago

Eating a Mediterranean diet may be your key to living longer.

HIV/AIDS Fast Facts updated 17 days ago

Here's a look at AIDS and HIV globally, with a special focus on Africa.

U.N. agency: Number of Ebola cases now tops 16,000 updated 17 days ago

The number of confirmed, probable and suspected cases of Ebola in the current outbreak has surpassed 16,000, according to the World Health Organization.

Building a family while living with HIV updated 18 days ago

Dan Hartmann has HIV. His wife, Susan, does not. They always had protected sex, which was never an issue -- until they wanted to start a family.

19 ways to trick yourself into becoming a morning person updated 18 days ago

Wondering how to become a morning person? See these 19 tips to get started.

Scientists: 'Positive' results in 1st human trial of experimental Ebola vaccine updated 20 days ago

The number of confirmed, probable and suspected cases of Ebola in the current outbreak has surpassed 16,000, according to the World Health Organization.

'I couldn't move': Patients who wake up during surgery updated 21 days ago

Roughly one in 19,000 patients "accidentally" wakes up during surgery. Learn more about patients who wake up during surgery.

Is 'professor' who helped with Michael Brown autopsy who he says he is? updated 21 days ago

Shawn Parcells became an overnight media star for his role in a Michael Brown's autopsy, but info suggests he's not the expert he seems to be.

Loneliness: 5 things you may not know updated 22 days ago

Scientists are still examining how loneliness affects our bodies. Here are some findings over the years.

Put down the doughnut: Trans fat may hurt your memory updated 23 days ago

If you can't remember where your car keys are, you may want to eat fewer muffins. Trans fat may hurt your memory, study shows.

Grateful Boston man shows off his double arm transplant updated 23 days ago

Will Lautzenheiser, a 40-year-old quad amputee, was in surgery almost nine hours to receive his arm transplants.

Why female executives get depressed more than men updated 23 days ago

Female executives are more likely to suffer from depression than male business leaders, says a new study.

Lung cancer battle: Time for action updated 24 days ago

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. There is much we can do to bring our country's No. 1 cancer killer out of the shadows, Arielle Densen says.

Learn to live with it: Becoming stress-free updated 24 days ago

People believe that stress comes from external sources. That's why they're so stressed, author A. Parthasarathy says.

Was mental illness Blaec Lammers' only crime? updated 25 days ago

Blaec Lammers will spend the prime of his life in prison. His mother believes her son's only crime was being diagnosed with a mental illness.

American teens aren't nearly as lonely as their parents were, study says updated 25 days ago

American teenagers aren't feeling quite as lonely as their parents were when they were teens, a new study says.

#ThanksMichelleObama: Students criticize school lunches updated 26 days ago

Students unhappy with school meals take it out on First Lady Michelle Obama by tweeting food pictures sarcastically tagged #ThanksMichelleObama.

Could a form of sugar treat deadly Niemann-Pick disease? updated 26 days ago

Hugh and Chris Hempel have battled long and hard for treatment for their twin daughters' rare genetic condition.

World Health Organization: Democratic Republic of Congo is Ebola-free updated 27 days ago

Ebola is officially eradicated from another African country -- the Democratic Republic of Congo -- the World Health Organization declared Friday.

Study says a bad marriage could literally break your heart updated 28 days ago

A study found that older couples in bad marriages, especially wives, have a higher risk for heart disease than those who are happily wed.

Women's desire for sex is complicated, not strictly hormonal, study finds updated 28 days ago

What makes a woman want to have sex isn't totally hormonal, as it can be with men. Happiness is key study shows.

Why happiness is healthy updated 28 days ago

Being able to manage the emotional ups and downs of life is important for both body and mind.

The day I realized smoking wasn't cool updated 28 days ago

November 20 marks the Great American Smokeout and exactly 28 years since Carolyn Choate quit smoking. She thinks her life is way cooler without smoking.

Your smartphone is a pain in the neck updated 28 days ago

A recent study published in Surgical Technology International's 25th edition says texting might be hurting your back.

Cosmetic infidelity: A new way to cheat updated 30 days ago

Undergoing plastic surgery without telling your partner is a growing trend. Learn more about cosmetic infidelity.

Modern life fuels an old infection: Could diabetes inflame the TB epidemic? updated 30 days ago

Rising obesity and diabetes worldwide could fuel a rise in tuberculosis.

Doctor's death marks second U.S. Ebola fatality updated 31 days ago

The death of Dr. Martin Salia, who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone, marks the second time Ebola has claimed a victim in the United States.

Firefighter drops 40 pounds to become an Ironman updated 31 days ago

Joe Van Veldhuizen lost 40 pounds to race his first Ironman. See his amazing weight loss transformation.

Study: Growing number of calls to poison centers involve kids and energy drinks updated 31 days ago

Energy drinks are a real problem for children a new study finds: 40% of "energy drink exposure" calls to poison centers involve children under age 6.

Curb klutziness with yoga updated 32 days ago

If you are a klutz, you may have a weak mind-body connection. These three yoga exercises can help improve your balance.

Surgeon stricken with Ebola in Sierra Leone arrives in Nebraska updated 33 days ago

A patient diagnosed with Ebola in his native Sierra Leone arrived Saturday in Nebraska for treatment.

Ebola outbreak: Clinical drug trials to start next month as death toll mounts updated 34 days ago

Clinical trials of experimental Ebola treatment will start next month in West Africa as the regional death toll from the deadly virus surpasses 5,000.

Something in your sunblock may be causing fertility problems updated 34 days ago

A chemical in sunblock may be causing fertility problems for men.

A reflective CDC director talks about how his agency is handling Ebola updated 34 days ago

In an exclusive interview with CNN, Dr. Thomas Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, talks about Ebola response.

Nebraska hospital prepares for new Ebola patient updated 35 days ago

A surgeon who's a Sierra Leone national and a legal permanent resident of the U.S. will be treated at Nebraska Medical Center for Ebola, an official says.

The 10 worst people at the gym updated 36 days ago

Gym etiquette includes cleaning up after yourself and not hogging the equipment. See this list of the worst offenders at the gym to see what not to do.

Couple who lost baby weds in hospital updated 36 days ago

A Texas couple married Tuesday in the neonatal intensive-care unit with their prematurely born son serving as ring bearer.

Ebola outbreak: 2nd person dies in Mali updated 37 days ago

A nurse died of Ebola in the Malian capital of Bamako, the health ministry said Wednesday, sparking fears that the nation has not defeated the deadly virus.

U.S. doctor free of Ebola -- turn focus back to West Africa updated 37 days ago

Dr. Craig Spencer is now free of Ebola and will be released from a New York hospital Tuesday, a city official familiar with the doctor's treatment said.

Regular pot habit changes your brain, may even lower your IQ, study says updated 38 days ago

Using marijuana at an early age could have long-term consequences on your brain. It may even lower your IQ, according to a new study.

McDonald's recalls 2.3 million Hello Kitty whistles that pose choking hazard updated 38 days ago

McDonald's is recalling about 2.3 million Hello Kitty toys that came with some of its Happy Meals because they pose a choking risk.

New York doctor now Ebola free, will be released from hospital updated 38 days ago

Dr. Craig Spencer is now free of Ebola and will be released from a New York hospital Tuesday, a city official familiar with the doctor's treatment said.

Laundry detergent pods are 'real risk' to children updated 38 days ago

Laundry detergent pods have accidentally poisoned thousands of children. Doctors are demanding better childproof designs and packaging.

Down 150 pounds, lifetime dieter feels 'unstoppable' updated 38 days ago

When 10-year-old Danyeil Durrant began dieting due to pressures from her mother, she didn't know that this would create lasting weight issues.

Down over 120 pounds, she's running but no longer hiding updated 38 days ago

After a miserable trip to Las Vegas, Sarah Evans vowed to lose weight and enjoy her future. Evans lost 120 pounds with running.

Man arrested after hidden cameras found in gym tanning rooms updated 39 days ago

An Illinois man was arrested in connection with the discovery of two hidden cameras found in a gym's tanning salon.

Ebola nurse Kaci Hickox, boyfriend plan to leave Maine town updated 39 days ago

Nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend are planning to travel to southern Maine from Fort Kent, Maine, after her 21-day monitoring period ends this week.

Why we need World Vasectomy Day updated 42 days ago

World Vasectomy Day encourages men to shoulder part of the responsibility for family planning. Learn more about World Vasectomy Day's inception.

How did nurse Amber Vinson get Ebola? 'It is a mystery to me,' she tells CNN updated 42 days ago

Amber Vinson says she followed all the rules when caring for an Ebola patient, and she doesn't know how she got the deadly virus.

Medicine Nobel Prize goes for work on cells that form brain's GPS system updated 42 days ago

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine goes to John O'Keefe and May-Britt and Edvard Moser for work on cells that form a positioning system in the brain

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed on the latest developments updated 43 days ago

The Obama administration plans to seek more than $6 billion from Congress to fight Ebola, an official told CNN Wednesday.

Decoding the restaurant menu: Words to avoid for healthful eating updated 43 days ago

Healthy restaurant choices can be hard to find. See these tips to decode restaurant menus so you can choose the healthier options and avoid extra calories.

Study: Long-term shift work lessens brain power updated 44 days ago

Shift work has a chronic effect on your intellectual abilities and if done over years can prematurely age your brain, a new study has found.

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed updated 44 days ago

Here are the latest developments in the Ebola outbreak

Nurse Kaci Hickox: 'The fight is not over' updated 45 days ago

Ebola nurse Kaci Hickox has cut a deal with authorities that permits her to travel, more or less freely, while monitoring her health.

Brittany Maynard, advocate for 'death with dignity,' dies updated 45 days ago

Brittany Maynard, who said she had terminal brain cancer and would take medication to end her life under Oregon's "Death with Dignity Act," has died.

She lost 145 pounds -- could you? updated 45 days ago

When Kari Ianuale discovered that her size 24 pants no longer fit, she decided to lose weight. See her 145-pound weight-loss success.

Brittany Maynard on decision to die: Now 'doesn't seem like the right time' updated 46 days ago

Brittany Maynard says in a new video that she hasn't decided yet when she'll end her life, but it's a decision she's still determined to make.

College athlete achieves dying wish to play basketball season opener updated 46 days ago

Ohio college basketball player Lauren Hill achieves dying wish to play in Mount St. Joseph University's season opener against Hiram College.

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed updated 46 days ago

A happy reunion in Dallas. An Ebola patient in France. And a condition upgrade in New York.

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed updated 47 days ago

The United Nations' Ebola official said it's not necessary to quarantine people just because they came from Ebola-afflicted countries.

Ebola update: Maine judge rejects quarantine for nurse Kaci Hickox updated 47 days ago

A Maine judge on Friday ruled in favor of a nurse who defied a quarantine in a tense standoff with state authorities.

Tiny survivors: Special NICU mimics mother's womb updated 48 days ago

The Small Baby Unit uses the science of touch to dramatically reducing disability and infection rates among micro preemies.

Predicting the top medical innovations for 2015 updated 48 days ago

The Cleveland Clinic's Top 10 Medical Innovations list for 2015 benefits cancer patients, stroke victims, individuals with heart failure and more.

Federal marijuana bill would legalize some cannabis strains updated 48 days ago

The federal marijuana bill would amend the Controlled Substances Act to exempt plants with a low percentage of THC.

Could this be the next medicinal marijuana? updated 48 days ago

Ayahuasca is a psychedelic drink that's attracting more and more tourists to the remote corners of the Amazon. Here's what you need to know:

8 health benefits of kissing updated 48 days ago

Did you know that the health benefits of kissing include stress relief and calorie burning? See eight health benefits of kissing to learn more.

5 ways to flatten your belly (no crunches needed) updated 48 days ago

Getting a flat stomach doesn't mean doing an insane amount of crunches. See five ways to get a flat stomach without doing any stomach exercises.

Does cold weather cause colds? updated 48 days ago

Winter is the season to come down with colds. Awful, sniffling, sneezing, muscle-achy colds. We know cold weather has something to do with this. Or do we?

Do your muscles hurt more when it's cold outside? updated 48 days ago

Does exercising in cold weather affect your muscles and make you more sore than in summer? Find out and see tips for working out during the winter.

5 winter activities that double as workouts updated 48 days ago

Winter activities can be fun and give you a good workout. See these five winter activities that help you burn calories.

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