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New Genetic Test Helps Gauge Breast, Ovarian Cancer Risk

Apr 24
A California startup is offering a cheaper and easier way to determine a woman's risk of getting the diseases. Dr. Holly Phillips joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the potentially life-saving genetic test that is now on the market.

CDC Comments On Recent Outbreak of HIV and HCV in Indiana

By EDGE | Apr 24
The CDC shares their recommendations for health departments and healthcare providers following the outbreak of HIV and HCV among injection drug users in Indiana.

Dr. Oz Mounts Spirited Defense Against Critical Letter

Apr 24
Dr. Mehmet Oz says last week's attack by 10 doctors who accused him of promoting "quack treatments" on his TV show was spurred by his vocal support for labeling genetically modified foods - a stance he says some if not all of those accusers oppose.

CDC Using New Technology to Track Listeria Illnesses

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Apr 23
The government is relying on some new technology - as well as a bit of luck - to track an outbreak of life-threatening listeria linked to Blue Bell ice cream products.

How Pets Transmit Diseases to Humans

Apr 22
Americans own more than 150 million pets, but new research from a team led by the Ohio State University shows the importance of choosing the right ones to bring home, based on your family's health and age.

New Study Shows That Coming Out as Gay Raises Stress Level

By EDGE | Apr 21
A new study found that people whose sexual identities changed toward same-sex attraction in early adulthood reported more symptoms of depression.

Dr. Oz Battles "Quack" Claims by Doctor Peers

Apr 21
Television personality Dr. Oz says he will publicly defend himself against allegations that he promotes "quack treatments" on his popular show. Last week, a group of doctors called Oz's faculty position at Columbia University "unacceptable."

Blue Bell Recalls all Products Over Listeria Fears

Apr 21
Blue Bell Creameries, one of the nation's most popular ice cream makers, issued a sweeping recall overnight over Listeria contamination. The 108-year-old company has voluntarily pulled all of its ice creams and frozen treats, racing to find the source.

Trans People Face High Costs to Transition

By Sasha Lekach | Apr 19
Trans men and women struggle with the medical and other costs of their transition so they can physically present themselves, not as the gender they were born into, but as the gender with which they identify.

Dermatologists Share Tips for Treating Cold Sores

Apr 18
If you have a cold sore - small blisters on the lip or around the mouth - you're not alone. More than half of Americans ages 14 to 49 carry the virus that causes cold sores. The American Academy of Dermatology offers some advice.

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