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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.

Breast self-exams should be done EVERY month, not just October

Breast self-exams should be done EVERY month, not just October

Even though its emphasized in the month of October for breast cancer awareness month...a self breast exam is something women should do every month.

Cherry juice may help night owls get some shut-eye

Cherry juice may help night owls get some shut-eye

Forget the warm milk, try cherry juice

Can Yoga help with Bi-Polar Disorder?

Can Yoga help with Bi-Polar Disorder?

A new study suggests yoga may help patients with bi-polar disorder.

Decorative contact lenses are too scary for your eyes

Decorative contact lenses are too scary for your eyes

Its easy to see why you don't want to look through these lenses...

Prevent MILLIONS of diseases by doing this one thing

Prevent MILLIONS of diseases by doing this one thing

There is ONE thing you can do to prevent millions of diseases: don't smoke