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Halloween makeup can be scary!

Halloween makeup can be scary!

Before you transform into a zombie or the Incredible Hulk, there are some things you should think about before covering your face in Halloween makeup.

Researchers create Tumor Paint from scorpions

Researchers create Tumor Paint from scorpions
Iraqi Deathstalker Scorpion (Stock Image / Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)

A poisonous venom leads cancer surgeons to an amazing new tool

To treat or not to treat your child's cough - that is the question

To treat or not to treat your child's cough - that is the question

What works best, home remedies, over-the-counter cough medicaitons, or nothing at all?

New home test shakes up colon cancer screening

New home test shakes up colon cancer screening
This undated product image provided by the Mayo Clinic shows the Cologuard test. The test is the first to look for cancer-related DNA in stool, and was approved by the Food and Drug Administration last month. It will be offered by prescription at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, where it was developed, and soon nationwide. (AP Photo/Mayo Clinic)
Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that's noninvasive and doesn't require the icky preparation most other methods do.

Researchers making progress in treating blood cancers

Researchers making progress in treating blood cancers
(Wikimedia Commons photo by Christoph Bock)

Doctors are getting closer to being able to more affectively treat blood cancers like Leukemia and Lymphoma

Improve your health with chocolate!

Improve your health with chocolate!

Keep calm and eat dark chocolate!

Sugar for breakfast? Not so fast say pediatric dieticians

Sugar for breakfast? Not so fast say pediatric dieticians

It can be one of the greatest pleasures for a kid: a big bowl of sweet, colorful cereal.

But, dieticians continue to caution against filling children up with sugary breakfasts.

Breast cancer survivor uses her voice to help others survive

Breast cancer survivor uses her voice to help others survive
Bridgette Hempstead sings the national anthem at the Seattle Seahawks' home game against the Dallas Cowboys.

One local woman, Bridgette Hempstead, sings her heart out to make sure other women don't suffer through the isolation and troubles she did when she was diagnosed. She's a a 19-year breast cancer survivor and facilitator with a new study.

A new "heartburn" pillow could be just thing to help you sleep

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Is the 5:2 Diet for you?

Is the 5:2 Diet for you?

Fast twice a week, and, according to proponents of The 5:2 Diet, the pounds will fall off

New military medical team to help with Ebola in US

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to prepare and train a 30-member medical support team that could provide short-term help to civilian health professionals if there are more Ebola cases in the United States.

Officials fear Ebola's on AIDS path; some disagree

Officials fear Ebola's on AIDS path; some disagree
FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2014 file photo provided by the Spanish Defense Ministry, aid workers and doctors transfer Miguel Pajares, a Spanish priest who was infected with the Ebola virus while working in Liberia, from a plane to an ambulance as he leaves the Torrejon de Ardoz military airbase, near Madrid, Spain. (AP Photo/Spanish Defense Ministry, File)
Comparisons between the two deadly diseases surfaced in the last few months as the Ebola outbreak escalated. Both emerged from Africa and erupted into an international health crisis. And both have been a shocking reminder that mankind's battle against infectious diseases can take a sudden, terrible turn for the worse.

Gay-rights group backs use of HIV-prevention pill

Gay-rights group backs use of HIV-prevention pill
The largest U.S. gay-rights organization Saturday endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection and called on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug.