October 2011 Headlines

Man's Best Friend Offers 'Therapy for the Soul'

Service dogs meet a person's physical needs, and sometimes emotional needs, in ways medicine can't. Unlike medicine, their companionship can help heal broken souls.

Officials Seek to Snuff Out Tobacco in Major Leagues

Senators are teaming up with health officials to try and ban chewing tobacco in the Major Leagues, saying the players are basically offering a celebrity endorsement.

Northern Lights Take Trip Down South

A baffling solar storm pulled colorful northern lights unusually far south.

Panel Recommends Boys Get HPV Vaccine Too

A government panel has recommended that young boys receive the controversial human papilloma virus vaccine currently given to girls to prevent cervical cancer.

Hurricane Rina Aiming for Cental America

Weather officials have issued a hurricane watch for Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula as Hurricane Rina swirls off Central America's Caribbean coast.

Scientist Uses Bible to Solve Mysteries of Creation

Have you ever considered the book of Job to be a science book?  Christian scientist Hugh Ross has.  Watch part one of his comments on the mysteries of creation.

Could Space Exploration Prove Atheists Wrong?

Christian scientist Hugh Ross says space exploration could prove the very beginning of God's creation of the world.

CDC: One in Ten Take Antidepressants

Antidepressant use in America increased almost 400 percent over the last 20 years, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

New Down Syndrome Test Raises Abortion Concerns

The prenatal test used to diagnose Down syndrome is risky. A new test out this week could prove to be a safer option. But some worry it could lead to more abortions.

FDA Points to Equipment in Listeria Outbreak

The deadly listeria outbreak in cantaloupe was probably caused by old, hard to clean packing equipment at a Colorado farm, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.

Corner Stores Program Targets Obesity in Tenn.

Several convenience stores throughout Nashville, Tenn., are working to make their communities healthier.

EU Bans Destruction of Embryo Cells for Research

Europe's top court says researchers cannot make scientific patents based on stem cell research techniques that involve killing a human embryo.

World's First Malaria Vaccine Effective in Children

It has been called a major advancement in malaria prevention -- the world's first malaria vaccine that can cut a child's risk of contracting malaria in half.

Study: Gov't Testing of Cell Phone Radiation Flawed

A new study suggests that outdated government tests could be putting cell phone users at risk.

Research Shows Circumcision Good for Public Health

The biblical tradition of circumcision continues to be questioned even though research shows its public health benefits.

'Workout Kid' Motivates Young People to Exercise

Statistics show that nearly a third of all American children are overweight. But C.J. Senter, also known as "The Workout Kid," is hoping to change that.

Report: America Failing in Bioterror Preparedness

On the 10th anniversary of the anthrax attacks on Washington, two former senators said America is "largely unprepared" to prevent or face a bioterror attack.

Study: Vitamins Linked with High Death Risk

A new study claims vitamins and supplements aren't really helpful and could even be bad for you.

Panel: Forego Prostrate Cancer Screening

Those PSA blood tests that check for prostate cancer do more harm than good.

Study: Exercise Can Lower Cancer Recurrence

New research has shed light on the role exercise plays in fighting off cancer.

Death Toll Rises in Listeria Cantaloupe Outbreak

Federal health officials have raised the death toll in a listeria outbreak tied to cantaloupe.

Immune System Finds Earn Nobel in Medicine

Three scientists whose discoveries on the immune system opened up new avenues for prevention and treatment won the Nobel Prize in medicine.

Long Road From Farm to Fork Worsens Food Outbreaks

Outbreaks of listeria and other serious illnesses linked to tainted food are becoming more common, partly because much of what we eat takes a long and winding road from farm to fork.