October 2013 Headlines

Experts: Parents 'Clueless' on Dangers of Technology

Experts say parents are "clueless" about the harmful effects too much technology has on their kids. Pediatricians say parents need to take control of high tech entertainment.

UN Warns Teen Pregnancy Still a Big Global Problem

Although teen pregnancies in the developing world are declining, more than 7 million girls under 18 still give birth each year, according to a report by the U.N. Population Fund.

New Surgery Offers Hope for Brain Tumor Victims

Every year, thousands of people hear the devastating words, "You have a brain tumor." But a new procedure is offering hope even for those given the worst diagnosis.

NASA: Returning Asteroid No Cause for Alarm

NASA says a big asteroid that flew past Earth a couple weeks ago almost certainly won't hit us when it comes back in 19 years.

Strokes Affecting Growing Number of Young People

The number of strokes in people ages 20 to 64 has jumped by a quarter. That means the number of strokes worldwide could double by 2030.

Goodbye, Foot Pain: When Style and Comfort Meet

No matter who you are, where you're from, or how much money you make - if your feet hurt, everything else is bound to hurt, too.

Texas' New Abortion Law Faces Federal Court

The fight for life is taking center stage at a federal court in Texas, the new abortion restrictions law passed the Republican-controlled state house this summer.

Adderall Addiction: Lessons from a Son's Suicide

Fourteen million young people are prescribed Adderall for attention deficit disorder. Richard Fee's parents tell how their son's addiction to this drug led to his suicide.

New York's Highest Court will Hear Soda Ban Appeal

New York's City's appeal of a ruling that blocked efforts to limit super-sized sugary drinks will be heard by the state's highest court.

Health Crisis: The Rising Impotence of Antibiotics

Health experts are warning you could get an infection even the most powerful drugs can't kill. The overuse of antibiotics may be partly to blame.

Sugary, Fatty Foods May Be as Addictive as Cocaine

Foods high in sugar and fat could be as addictive to some people as cocaine is to a drug addict, according to a new study by Connecticut College.

Belly Fat May Lead to Dementia

Belly fat in middle age can lead to diminished mental abilities later in life, according to a recent study.

High Court to Hear Challenge to EPA Gas Regs

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether to block key parts of the Obama administration's plans for environmental regulations.

'God Particle' Physicists Win Nobel Prize

Francois Englert and Peter Higgs, the two physicists who discovered the so-called "God Particle," have been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Ten Percent of Youth Admit to Sexual Violence

Nearly one in 10 young people in America say they've committed some form of sexual violence, according to a new study.

Eat Fats, Cut Carbs to Reclaim Your Skinny Self

A diet many frown on helped Jimmy Moore lose 180 pounds in one year and keep it off. Success stories like his are why this diet is gaining in popularity among doctors.

Obamacare Website Still Beset with Glitches

Americans seeking to access Obamacare's new online insurance marketplaces are still encountering technical glitches.

Obamacare Website Plagued with Glitches, Delays

Tuesday marked the first day Americans were able to sign up for Obamacare through the government's website and it's already off to a rocky start.