January 2015 Headlines

Measles Making a Comeback in the US

Fifteen years after a vaccine help eradicate measles in the United States, the disease is making a comeback.

Creator of Laser, Nobel Prize Winner Dies at 99

Charles Townes, the co-creator of the laser and a Nobel Prize winner, died Tuesday in Oakland, California. He was 99 years old.

Cervical Cancer: What Young Women Should Know

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, a time when issues related to cervical cancer, HPV Disease and the importance of early detection are discussed across the country.

Hidden Wounds of War: 'The Demons Come at Night'

Many war wounds cannot be seen. What begins as a sensitivity to light or sound can spread to the brain's emotional areas until it debilitates. Carrick Brain Centers are helping these "invisible vets" find hope after the battle.

4 Tips to Stick with Those New Year's Resolutions

For some of us, those New Year's resolutions may be faltering about now. Are they even a good idea? Find out some ways to stick with your goals.

Lack of Excercise Twice as Deadly as Obesity

Not getting enough exercise could be twice as deadly as being obese, according to a new study.

Chemicals in Plastic May Alter Brain Development

Scientists believe that certain chemicals used in plastic products might cause brain problems.

Flu Season in Full Swing: What You Should Know

As the death toll from the flu continues to rise, almost every state in America is reporting widespread outbreaks, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

'A Merry Heart Doeth Good Like a Medicine'

An 11-year study of more than 5,100 adults between the ages of 45 and 84 found that optimistic people more than double the odds of having ideal cardiovascular health, compared to those who are more pessimistic.

2 Simple Ways to Cut Your Cancer Risk

Want to cut your risk for cancer? Experts say if you eat more vegetables and drink less alcohol, that could help you cut back on extra weight and reduce the risk of obesity-related cancers.

Scientist Find Promising New Antibiotic -- in Dirt

Scientists have literally turned to dirt to find a new antibiotic that appears to easily cure severe infections, according to a new study published in the journal Nature.

Using Technology to Outsmart the Flu

If you're trying to avoid getting the flu, you may be able to use your smartphone to outsmart the virus.

'Daniel Plan' a Boost to 2015 Health Resolutions

Before you throw in the towel on you new year's resolution, Pastor Rick Warren's Saddleback Church is holding a conference this weekend to help you stay on track.

Red Meat Linked to Various Cancers

A new study has found a link between red meat and various types of cancer.

Scientists Say Sugar Could Be Source of Disease

Sugar may not only be making us fat, it could also be making us sick by leading to an increase in the risk factors for various diseases, like diabetes, heart and liver disease.