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When the cancer you beat comes back updated 22 hours 36 minutes ago

Cancer relapse is the fear of the known, Kezia Fitzgerald says. She knows the toll treating Hodgkin's lymphoma again will take on her body -- and her mind.

Former hospital technician behind bogus mammogram results gets jail time updated 1 days ago

A former Georgia hospital technician was sentenced to up to six months in prison after pleading guilty to manipulating the mammogram records of 1,289 patients.

We're aliens in Ebola's world updated 1 days ago

With Ebola, we humans are the invaders, Dr. Sanjay Gupta says. The sense of being an alien in the world of this virus is jarring.

7 invisible ways exercise improves your life updated 1 days ago

Numerous research studies have uncovered benefits to working out that aren't necessarily visible from the outside.

Former NFLer: Don't go through life exhausted updated 1 days ago

As many as 12 to 18 million Americans have obstructive sleep apnea, and many don't know it.

Ebola: A swift, effective and bloody killer updated 2 days ago

Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how Ebola is a swift, effective and bloody killer.

Can you get addicted to exercise? updated 2 days ago

Is exercise a potent enough "drug" that it can literally make a person an addict?

Why I'm running Boston again updated 2 days ago

John Farah has run more than 125 marathons. "Every marathon is a marathon, but Boston is Boston," he says.

Former MLB pitcher drops 162 pounds updated 2 days ago

Denny McLain is a recognizable name to almost any baseball fan. But even his best friends wouldn't recognize him today.

She found love, left sugar and lost weight updated 3 days ago

Cady Stanton used to find solace in the sweet taste of ice cream. Now she finds solace in her new self-image.

Scan a brain, read a mind? updated 5 days ago

Scientists have made significant strides in being able to decode thoughts based on brain activity.

Juicing: Healthy detox or diet trap? updated 6 days ago

Our experts answer your most pressing juicing questions.

5 ways to boost your stamina updated 6 days ago

Whether you're training for a marathon or chasing a toddler around the house, there are plenty of reasons to want more stamina.

From a minute to a mile: A beginner runner's journey updated 6 days ago

When CNN Fit Nation's Sia Figiel started believing in herself, she realized she could go a lot farther than she'd ever thought possible.

Creating body parts in a lab: 'Things are happening now' updated 7 days ago

Scientists grew reproductive organs and nasal cartilage in labs, and later successfully implanted them in patients, according to two studies released Thursday.

1-hour workouts that don't feel like an hour updated 7 days ago

Try doing these sneaky forms of exercise for an hour. They'll help keep you in shape practically without you realizing it!

Were you at Seattle concert, too? You might have been exposed to measles updated 8 days ago

Health officials in Seattle publish measles patient's schedule to warn of possible exposure.

5 myths about the ER, debunked updated 8 days ago

Several myths prevail about what happens in the ER and what you can expect. Here are five that need to be declared DOA.

Habanero peppers cause school evacuation updated 9 days ago

Jefferson County Open School in Colorado was evacuated after 30 students reported allergy-like symptoms.

WHO: Ebola outbreak one of 'most challenging' updated 9 days ago

The Ebola outbreak in coastal West Africa is still contained to Guinea and Liberia, WHO announced Tuesday.

Spinal cord work is unexpected shocker: 'This is a breakthrough' updated 9 days ago

Electrical stimulation directly to the spinal cord could offer paralyzed people hope, researcher at the University of Louisville finds in her study.

Procrastination is in your genes updated 9 days ago

A study has found that a tendency to procrastinate is affected by genes that are also linked to impulsivity.

Dying patients denied drugs updated 11 days ago

Groups are taking a closer look at the "compassionate use" program, which is aimed at helping save lives.

Ebola toll tops 85 in West Africa updated 13 days ago

The death toll from an Ebola outbreak in coastal West Africa has risen to 86, with dozens more ill, aid workers reported Friday.

FDA approves easy-to-use auto-injector for heroin overdose antidote updated 13 days ago

A new medical device that could save thousands of lives by preventing opioid overdoses was approved Thursday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Happily disgusted? 15 new emotions ID'd updated 13 days ago

In a new study, scientists identified 15 additional "compound emotions," expressed by combining basic emotions. It's like using blue and red to create purple.

Building a healthy community in 'the nation's salad bowl' updated 13 days ago

In "the nation's salad bowl," as California's Central Valley is often called, fresh produce grows in abundance.

PTSD: 9 questions, answered updated 14 days ago

People with PTSD may behave as though they are under attack when there is no real imminent threat.

E-cigs' liquid nicotine causing poisonings updated 14 days ago

Calls to poison control centers about exposure to e-cigarettes' liquid nicotine have surged, the CDC says.

'Imagine a world where you are better' updated 14 days ago

Life's trials are there for a reason. To overcome them, dedicate yourself to something you truly care about, Schuyler Ebersol says.

She risked her life to continue pregnancy updated 15 days ago

When Elizabeth Joice found out she was pregnant, she and her husband were ecstatic. Then her cancer came back.

New maps may hold clues to brain mysteries updated 15 days ago

Two brain map studies released Wednesday in the journal Nature describe the brain in different ways.

Going on after sudden loss of a loved one updated 15 days ago

Tragic events like a landslide or a missing plane present profound, not-well-understood challenges for those who survive sudden loss.

Robot exoskeleton lets girl lift her arms, reach for the stars updated 16 days ago

A 3-D printed exoskeleton is helping children with a rare neuromuscular disease.

Stem cell scientist guilty of falsifying data updated 16 days ago

A stem cell scientist has been found guilty of misconduct by a committee of investigators led by her own government-funded institute.

Ebola toll rises in 'unprecedented' outbreak updated 16 days ago

An Ebola outbreak in Guinea has spread to two neighboring African countries, a leading aid agency said Monday.

Are there exercises to get rid of cellulite? updated 16 days ago

Exercise alone won't get rid of cellulite, experts say. But it can help, along with diet and boosting circulation.

3 ways to use the placebo effect to have a better day updated 16 days ago

Researchers have been studying the placebo effect for decades -- and there's plenty of evidence it works.

10 ways to keep your diet GMO-free updated 17 days ago

It seems like everyone is talking about the dangers of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) these days. But what are GMOs exactly?

Worst U.S. cities for spring allergies updated 17 days ago

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation has released its annual list of the worst places for spring allergy sufferers.

Woman bets she'll lose big -- and wins updated 17 days ago

Sara Lugger was skeptical as she placed her first $5 bet. But she realized that all she had to lose was weight.

Tests show chemical in W. Virginia water weeks after leak updated 20 days ago

Testing in West Virginia homes found a chemical that leaked a storage facility in January is still in the water supply.

Polar vortex may mean miserable allergy season updated 20 days ago

Winter 2014 will be felt well into spring, possibly resulting in a few miserable weeks for allergy sufferers.

Autism Fast Facts updated 20 days ago

Here are some fast facts about autism.

Autism rates now 1 in 68 U.S. children: CDC updated 20 days ago

One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder, a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years ago, according to a new report from the CDC Thursday.

3-D printer saves toddler struggling to breathe updated 20 days ago

Doctors at the University of Michigan created a splint with a 3-D printer to help Garrett Peterson breathe.

My name is Ron, and I am a food addict updated 20 days ago

I used to fill up on stuff, not really knowing what I was eating. Most of the time I was left with guilt, gas and a growing stomach to accompany my gluttony.

India beats the odds, beats polio updated 21 days ago

India has accomplished one of the biggest public health achievements in recent times and is now polio-free.

Global health success: India certified free of polio updated 21 days ago

India has been certified polio-free by the World Health Organization after going three years without an endemic case of polio. The eradication of polio in India is heralded as one of the biggest achievements in global health efforts.

How your brain makes moral judgments updated 21 days ago

The neuroscience of moral judgment is "a field that's waiting for a big revolution sometime soon," experts say.

This is your brain on knitting updated 21 days ago

Experts say crafting can benefit your brain, especially for those suffering from anxiety or depression.

Break your junk-food addiction updated 21 days ago

Chances are you sometimes feel powerless when faced with your favorite junk foods. Fortunately, following a few key steps can help you reduce your intake.

PTSD from your ZIP code: Urban violence and the brain updated 21 days ago

A growing number of programs treat PTSD in war veterans, there are far fewer to treat Americans who suffer from a PTSD that comes with their zip code.

1 in 25 patients gets infection in hospital updated 22 days ago

About 1 in every 25 patients seeking treatment at hospitals in 2011 acquired an infection, a new study says.

Hockey player breaks back, switches to figure skating updated 22 days ago

Max Aaron grew up on an ice rink. He aspired to play in the NHL, but that changed when he broke his back. Less than a year later, he got back on the ice.

Canada patient tests negative for Ebola updated 23 days ago

A man in Canada who was suspected of having Ebola has tested negative for viral hemorrhagic fevers, according to a spokesman for the World Health Organization.

WHO: Air pollution caused one in eight deaths updated 23 days ago

An estimated 7 million people died due to air pollution globally in 2012, with more than half of the deaths linked to indoor smoke from cook stoves, according to a report by the World Health Organization.

Scientists race to eliminate malaria as 'wonder drug' loses its powers updated 23 days ago

In Southeast Asia, malaria is becoming resistant to medication. At a remote border outpost, scientists are making a last stand against the disease.

Scientists race to eliminate malaria as 'wonder drug' loses its powers updated 23 days ago

In Southeast Asia, malaria is becoming resistant to medication. At a remote border outpost, scientists are making a last stand against the disease.

Alzheimer's Disease Fast Facts updated 23 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about Alzheimer's disease, a progressive brain disorder that damages and destroys brain cells, leading to loss of memory and other intellectual abilities.

Canada probes possible Ebola case updated 23 days ago

Health officials in Canada are looking into the case of a man who recently traveled from Liberia and exhibits symptoms consistent with viral hemorrhagic fevers.

Mumps outbreak spreads beyond Ohio State campus updated 24 days ago

An outbreak of mumps, first reported at The Ohio State University, has spread beyond campus and into the community, health officials said.

AIDS/HIV Fast Facts updated 24 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about AIDS and HIV globally, with a special focus on Africa.

Diabetes and TB: A growing threat updated 24 days ago

Today, the biggest risk for tuberculosis is not HIV/AIDS, which led to a surge in cases in the late 1980s, but diabetes.

Drug brings remarkable improvement for boy updated 24 days ago

After just three doses of an experimental drug, Josh Hardy -- whose parents had to launch a media campaign to get him the medicine -- is sitting up, doing homework and playing board games with his brothers, his mother said.

Singer drops 60 pounds and dumps her boyfriend updated 24 days ago

Nina Osegueda was 19 and 180 pounds when her boyfriend said the thing no boyfriend is supposed to say: "You'd look better if you lost weight."

10 things you didn't know you were allergic to updated 26 days ago

Your nose can smell at least 1 trillion scents updated 27 days ago

Our noses are incredibly sensitive -- and a new study provides evidence of just how amazing our sniffers are.

Is homework making your child sick? updated 27 days ago

New research shows that children from advantaged households are doing more than three hours of homework a night.

What food allergies are costing families -- and the economy updated 27 days ago

The economic cost of food allergies is reaching a peak, with families spending an estimated $25 billion per year.

Making time for your health: Plan ahead updated 27 days ago

There's not enough time. That was the excuse Connie Sievers used for 19 years to avoid getting healthy.

6 fitness myths, busted (and 3 surprising facts) updated 28 days ago

Are you killing it in the gym but not seeing results? Chances are, you've fallen victim to bad advice.

Kids who don't cry: New genetic disorder discovered updated 28 days ago

Identifying new genetic mutations has gotten easier and cheaper. But geneticists often struggle to find patients who share these rare DNA quirks.

Are food allergies making me gain weight? updated 28 days ago

Can being unknowingly allergic to a certain kind of food cause you to pack on the pounds?

Best (and worst) foods for your heart updated 28 days ago

To keep your ticker in tip-top shape, add these best foods to your daily health routine -- and kick the worst to the curb.

Why happiness is healthy updated 28 days ago

Managing emotional ups and downs and holding on to the sense of purpose and meaning, are important to physical health, experts say.

New guidelines may put 13 million more on statins updated 29 days ago

When the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology revised its guidelines on risk factors for heart disease and stroke last November, heart experts were divided over the new advice.

Report: Alzheimer's far more likely than breast cancer in women over 60 updated 29 days ago

Women age 60 and older are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's compared to breast cancer, according to a report from the Alzheimer's Association.

Every 67 seconds... updated 29 days ago

The U.S. Alzheimer's Association has released its annual Alzheimer's Facts and Figures report.

Shift workers beware: Sleep loss may cause brain damage, new research says updated 29 days ago

Shift workers beware: Sleep loss may cause brain damage, new research says

Philadelphia meningitis death tied to Princeton outbreak updated 30 days ago

A Philadelphia college student died from the same strain of meningitis seen in an outbreak at Princeton, the Centers for Disease Control said Tuesday.

Military wife drops more than 100 pounds to surprise husband updated 30 days ago

When her husband, an Army specialist, was deployed to Afghanistan for a year in 2012, Misty Shaffer decided she wanted to get in shape.

Junk-food fakes: Healthy alternatives to fast food updated 30 days ago

Craving junk food? Don't give in until you check out these cool, creative and low-cal recipes.

How dangerous is sleep deprivation, really? updated 30 days ago

A lot of people miss out on getting significant shut-eye on a regular basis. About one in five American adults are sleep deprived.

Exercise like the Irish updated 30 days ago

Want to celebrate St. Paddy's Day (or any day) in a healthy way? Here are a few Irish-themed workouts that'll help you earn a Guinness or two.

Work out smarter, not longer updated 30 days ago

Tweak your workout a bit to rekindle the challenge and get your body responding and changing.

10 simple weight loss tips updated 31 days ago

These 10 easy weight loss tips will help you drop pounds in a healthy way.

Allergies: For love of pets, and their owners updated 31 days ago

Love is about give and take -- and sometimes a supply of nose sprays, inhalers, pills and tissues.

FDA: Use HPV tests over Pap tests to find cervical cancer updated 34 days ago

The Pap test, the gold standard for detecting cervical cancer for 60 years, may be losing its luster.

Aquarium pumps saving babies' lives updated 34 days ago

A breathing machine, created by college students out of aquarium pumps, is helping newborns in Malawi survive.

Does medical marijuana equal bad parenting? updated 34 days ago

As the narrative of medical marijuana legalization unfolds across the country, so does a parallel story of patients whose children are being removed.

On Pi Day, finding strength in numbers updated 34 days ago

3.14. Daniel Tammet's relationship to this number is special: At age 25, he recited 22,514 digits of pi from memory.

I am too young not to run updated 34 days ago

I pushed through two hip replacements to run five 5K races and a half marathon. Now I'm training for a triathlon. What's your excuse?

Josh Hardy's father says son faces 'long road to recovery' updated 35 days ago

The drug is finally in Josh Hardy's system, but his father says his ailing son is still looking at a very tough road.

CDC: Rare female-to-female HIV transmission updated 35 days ago

A Texas woman apparently contracted HIV through sexual contact with another woman, the Centers for Disease Control reported Thursday, a rare occurrence.

No two strokes are alike: My story updated 35 days ago

In the United States, someone has a stroke about every 40 seconds. And about a quarter of those people have had a stroke before.

Beard envy? Surgery may be the answer updated 36 days ago

Beards are in. That has some men paying out big bucks for beard transplants.

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