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Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 at 05:45 PM EST

8 Percent of Americans Depressed, Few Treated: Study

8 Percent of Americans Depressed, Few Treated: Study

Nearly eight percent of Americans have depression, but only about a third of those are receiving treatment for it, according to a major federal survey, Today.com reported.

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 at 07:41 AM EST

Hershey Considers Replacing Corn Syrup With Sugar

Hershey Considers Replacing Corn Syrup With Sugar

Hershey is looking at replacing the high-fructose corn syrup in some of its products with sugar. Will Papa, chief research and development officer at The Hershey Co., told The Associated Press the company uses a...

Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014 at 03:16 PM EST

Drug Overdose Deaths in U.S. Double: CDC

Drug Overdose Deaths in U.S. Double: CDC

Drug overdose deaths more than doubled over the past decade, U.S. health officials announced in a report released Tuesday. Heroin-related deaths, in particular, more than tripled.

Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014 at 11:27 AM EST

Circumcision Benefits Outweigh the Risks, CDC Says

Circumcision Benefits Outweigh the Risks, CDC Says

U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done despite opposition from advocates who decry...

Monday, Dec 1, 2014 at 08:54 AM EST

Too Many Infants Still Sleep With Blankets: Study

Too Many Infants Still Sleep With Blankets: Study

Too many U.S. infants sleep with blankets, pillows or other unsafe bedding that may lead to suffocation or sudden infant death syndrome, despite guidelines recommending against the practice.

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014 at 09:31 AM EST

3-D Printing Gives Chance to Little Girl Born With Heart Defect

3-D Printing Gives Chance to Little Girl Born With Heart Defect

Esther Perez was born with heart defects that could have taken her young life, but thanks to a series of breakthrough procedures at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, the now-14-month-old little girl is...

Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 at 02:42 PM EST

From Pizza to Popcorn, Calorie Counts Headed for Menus

From Pizza to Popcorn, Calorie Counts Headed for Menus

Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu at chain restaurants, picking up prepared foods at supermarkets and even eating a tub of popcorn...

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 03:07 PM EST

FDA Warns Against Device It Says Can Spread Cancer in Women

FDA Warns Against Device It Says Can Spread Cancer in Women

The Food and Drug Administration warned Monday women getting fibroids removed should not be treated using devices called morcellators, which can possibly spread cancer in a woman's body.

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 05:08 PM EST

Afterlife Advocacy: New Brittany Maynard Video Calls For Action

Afterlife Advocacy: New Brittany Maynard Video Calls For Action

Right-to-die advocates released a video Wednesday on what would have been Brittany Maynard's 30th birthday, in which the late newlywed urges Americans to join a grassroots campaign to pass death-with-dignity...

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 at 06:21 PM EST

CDC Shelves Controversial Workplace Obesity Website

CDC Shelves Controversial Workplace Obesity Website

The CDC has taken down a much-criticized website that offered an "obesity cost calculator" to help American employers tally financial losses linked to overweight employees, an agency spokeswoman said Tuesday.

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