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Cleaning for a Reason

Cleaning for a Reason

 

Women battling cancer get a helping hand at home.

Its time to bust that belly fat

Its time to bust that belly fat

That "spare tire" you have around your waistline could be doing damage on the INSIDE.

Viagra ads target women for 1st time

Viagra ads target women for 1st time
This image provided by Pfizer Inc. shows a new print ad for Viagra, the world's top-selling erectile dysfunction drug. (AP Photo/Pfizer Inc.)
The maker of the world's top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial that targets the less-obvious sufferers of the sexual condition: women.

Pediatricians urge IUDs or implants for teen girls

Pediatricians urge IUDs or implants for teen girls
FILE - In this undated file image provided by Merck, a model holds the Nexplanon hormonal implant for birth control (AP Photo/Merck, File)
Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends.

Guilty verdict in peanut trial should send warning

Guilty verdict in peanut trial should send warning
This undated image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows Salmonella bacteria in a petri dish.
Food safety advocates say a guilty verdict in a rare federal food-poisoning trial should send a stern warning to anyone who may be tempted to place profits over people's welfare.

Study: Artificial sweeteners may promote diabetes

Study: Artificial sweeteners may promote diabetes
Artificial sweeteners are displayed, on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in New York (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)
Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice.

Controversial skin shocks used at Mass. school draw FDA look

Controversial skin shocks used at Mass. school draw FDA look
In this Aug. 13, 2014, photo, therapist Joe Andrade checks the ankle strap of a shocking device on student Andrew Goldberg during an exercise program at the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center in Canton, Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Some cut themselves. Others slam their heads against walls or desks - so hard that one girl detached both retinas and a young man triggered a stroke. Another pulled out all his teeth.

Kids' poisonings linked to anti-addiction medicine

An anti-addiction drug used to fight the nation's heroin and painkiller abuse epidemics poses a threat to young children who accidentally swallow relatives' prescriptions, a federal study says. Some children have died.

Rampant Ebola fear takes toll on Africa tourism

Rampant Ebola fear takes toll on Africa tourism
In this photo taken Wednesday, March 28, 2012, a man offering camel rides for tourists leads his animals along the Indian Ocean beach of Diani, a popular tourist destination on the coast of Kenya. Ebola is thousands of miles away from Kenya’s pristine Indian Ocean beaches but the deadly disease appears to be discouraging tourism there and elsewhere in this vast continent, with tour operators across Africa saying they face difficulties as the Ebola outbreak, which has killed more than 2,400 people in four countries, continues to defy international efforts to control it. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Ebola is thousands of miles away from Kenya's pristine Indian Ocean beaches, but the deadly disease appears to be discouraging tourism there and elsewhere in this vast continent.

New surgery brings relief to baffling condition

New surgery brings relief to baffling condition »Play Video
Rachael Harper uses sign language to tell her doctor how much she has improved since a new surgical technique was used to treat her mysterious condition.

Local surgeons are making headway against a medical condition that makes patients suddenly lose the ability to eat or drink comfortably. Now a first of its kind surgery in our state brings relief.

Autism breakthrough: test could diagnose at birth

Autism breakthrough: test could diagnose at birth

A Seattle Children's researcher says we're one step closer to diagnosing autism as soon as a baby is born.

Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov

Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov
If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring.