October 2010 Headlines
Twenty percent of returning troops are diagnosed with PTSD, but less than half actually help for it. One ministry is determined to fight PTSD -- and win.
After a century of treating patients worldwide, The Mayo Clinic is handing out "do-it-yourself" tips in its latest book, The Mayo Clinic Book of Home Remedies
A disturbing report on the rise of heroin use by teenagers in America's suburbs has some parents and educators worried.
Self-proclaimed "skeptical environmentalist" Bjorn Lomborg says there's way too much panic over global warming.
Some of the country's largest emitters of heat-trapping gases don't want the public knowing exactly how much they pollute.
The Catholic Church in Lucerne, Switzerland is distributing condoms as part of an HIV/Aids awareness campaign.
Researchers in the U.S. say people whose diets are full of omega-3 fatty fish oil are 30 percent less likely to have gum disease
There is a hidden danger to the planet-friendly bags. It's the germs that can accumulate in the bottom of the bags.
New York City's bedbugs have climbed out of bed and marched into various landmarks causing fresh anxiety among tourists.
Depression isn't just bad for moms: It can also harm their babies.
A shocking new prediction about diabetes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows Americans are headed for a health epidemic.
This year, more than 40,000 Americans will die from breast cancer. What's true about new government guidelines on mammograms?
Life appears bountiful despite initial fears that crude could have wiped out many of these delicate deepwater habitats.
The National Football League will now suspend players for dangerous and flagrant hits, following a weekend of violent collisions at both the college and pro level.
Graco Children's Products Inc. is recalling about 2 million strollers after reports of four infant deaths, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Wednesday.
The nation's obesity related health bills may cost twice as much as previously thought, according to a new report.
New guidelines out Monday switch up the steps for CPR, telling rescuers to start with hard, fast chest presses before giving mouth-to-mouth.
A group of Georgia doctors from Geron Corp. have made medical history, using controversial embryonic stem cells to treat a patient.
Starting next year, dozens of states will begin knitting together databases to watch prescription drug abuse, from powerful painkillers to diet pills.
The FBI has arrested 73 people involved in the largest Medicare scam in the program's history, the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday.
It may be called fast food, but some of it has unbelievable longevity.
New Jersey authorities suspended a doctor's medical license Wednesday for performing unauthorized late-term abortions in the state.
A new study by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine shows that no matter how overweight a person might be, diet and exercise can help them lose weight.
Those looking for the ultimate vacation experience can now turn to multi-billionaire Richard Branson, head of Virgin Galactic, for a unique tour to get away from it all.
President Obama signed a bill into law Monday, which directs NASA to move forward with an additional shuttle flight to the International Space Station, before retiring the fleet.
East Timor is one of two places worldwide - the other is Brazil - where leprosy is still widespread enough to be considered a public health threat.
In America's competitive work climate, there's growing concern that taking a job too seriously could be unhealthy.
Using food stamps to buy sugary drinks would not be allowed in New York City under a new government effort to battle obesity.
In any give year, clinical depression affects one in four American adults -- nearly 20 million people annually.
A Russian rocket with a U.S. astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts onboard blasted off early Friday for the International Space Station.
Scientists have discovered 200 new species in Papua New Guinea.
Scientists have made extraordinary progress in a method of creating stem cells without using human embryos.
A method for building complex molecules that can help fight cancer, protect crops and make electronic devices earned its developers a Nobel Prize.
A Los Angeles school district has gone high tech to speed things up in the cafeteria -- using a fingerprint scanning system to record children's lunch purchases.
A new study has found that only a small number of American adults exercise daily, contributing to the country's obesity problem.
Nearly 40 percent of the calories that children consume come from junk food, according to the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md.
One-in-four adults between the ages of 18 and 34 are involved binge drinking, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A decade-long count of marine animals finds sea life so interconnected that it seems to shrink the watery world.
Having your laptop sitting on your lap a lot can lead to an unusual-looking mottled skin condition caused by long-term heat exposure.
A British scientist received the Nobel Prize in Medicine, Monday, for his work to develop in-vitro fertilization.
A team of scientists in California have discovered a new planet. It's the first of its kind and could have the right conditions to support life.
For the first time in more than 10 years, the government will fund sex education programs not solely based on abstinence.
New estimates released by the Association of American Medical Colleges show doctor shortages will be 50 percent worse by 2015 than first forecasted.