August 2014


Active ImageAre You Working with Dangerous Germs?
"The Early Show" Takes a Closer Look at Germs Lurking in Its Workplace


Correspondent Kelly Wallace looks at how germy, and potentially disease-ridden, the workplace can be.

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Active ImageEasing Back Pain

Excellent video by The Early Show’s host Harry Smith as he speaks with Dr. Norman Marcus about tips for preventing and easing back pain. A must see.

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Childhood Meds Lead to Behavior Disorders?


Young animals treated with commonly prescribed drugs to treat epilepsy, mood disorders and pain develop behavioral abnormalities in adulthood, according to researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC).

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Scientists seek clues to obesity in the womb
Research reinforces importance of losing weight before pregnancy

When Kathy Perusse had weight-loss surgery and shed 120 pounds, she may have done more than make her own life easier.

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Scary Breath Holding Spells Turns Kids Blue, Leaves Parents Alarmed
Children May Seek Attention by Holding Their Breath

Last Wednesday, 1-year-old Stephen Albert was playing under the wide arm of the couch in his family's Cheverly, Md., home. But as he moved to stand up, his head collided with the couch arm and he sat back down again, hard.

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One-Third of Low Back Pain Patients Recover Completely Within a Year

Got a new case of low back pain? There's a good chance you'll recover completely within a year, a new study shows.

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 When Stress Takes a Toll on Your Teeth

With economic pressures affecting millions of Americans, dentists may have noticed a drop in patients opting for a brighter smile, but they are seeing another phenomenon: a rise in the number of teeth grinders.

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10 Unexpectedly Risky Foods
Common Foods Besides Meat Pose Health Hazards


High-profile cases of illness due to contaminated beef, such as the 1993 Jack in the Box hamburger outbreaks that killed four children, may be one reason why meat is often framed as the primary culprit of food poisoning.

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Breast Cance
r Takes a Special Toll on Girls

Taylor Thompson was planning to spend her summer vacation by the pool with friends. Instead, she spent a month becoming very familiar with her hospital in Little Rock, Ark.

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Active ImageResearchers Claim Birth Control May Influence the People You Want to Date, for the Worse

Science tells us that humans have evolved over the years to make better decisions about whom to choose as a spouse, but a growing body of research suggests that women could undo all that evolution with a simple pill many are already taking.

To read the full article Is the Pill in Control of Your Romance?, click here.

Active ImageLove, pleasure, duty: Why women have sex

What makes a woman want to have sex? Is it physical attraction? Love? Loneliness? Jealousy? Boredom? Painful menstrual cramps?

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Estrogen May Improve Colon Cancer Survival


Younger women with advanced colon cancer live slightly longer than younger men with advanced disease, but the survival advantage disappears as women age and their estrogen levels drop.

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Some Simple Steps for the Stressed-Out


A middle-aged, working-class woman recently came to my medical office complaining that her back had "seized up."

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Study Finds Women Wear Shoes That Cause Pain

Some women love their shoes so much it hurts. That is the conclusion of a new study that looks at the link between shoe choices and chronic foot pain.

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Active Image Gene Linked to Glaucoma

An international team of researchers discovered gene variants for glaucoma in a black population. The finding could lead to treatment or a cure for this disease, which causes blindness in two million Americans each year.

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Active ImageSome dogs and cats reaching 15 years or more, veterinarians say

When Denice Shaughnessy’s wirehaired dachshund Chanel died last month at the age of 21, she was heralded as the world’s oldest dog, according to Guinness World Records.

To read the full story  Life in dog years: Many pets living longer, click here.