Health

CDC Warns Most Pregnant Women Not Doing This

(CNN) - The CDC says most pregnant women are not receiving a recommended part of their routine prenatal care. Tuesday the Health Organization reported moms-to-be are not getting flu and whooping cough vaccines. The CDC surveyed 2,100 pregnant women…

Study: 25% U.S. Health Care Spending Is Wasteful

(CNN) - Study published Monday in the medical journal Jama finds that up to a quarter of all U.S. health care spending is wasteful. Researchers found that 760 -to-935 billion health care dollars are wasted every year. The study…

Flu Season Is Here

(CNN) - Time to get your flu shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that people get a flu vaccine by the end of October if possible. Doctors say you definitely want to get one before Thanksgiving.…

CDC: Measles Cases Now At 1,250 In 31 States

(CNN) - Seven new cases of measles were reported in the U.S. last week. That brings the number of cases for the year up to 1,250. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports cases have been confirmed in…

Study: Coastal Living Better For Your Mental Health

(CNN) - It's not your imagination, spending time by the ocean is good for your well-being. A new study of 26,000 people found those living closer to England's coastline had better mental health than those who lived further inland.…

Prostate Cancer Drug Testing Shown To Improve Survival

(CNN) - A new drug treatment for advanced prostate cancer is showing promise. The experimental treatment involves a drug already used to treat other cancers. It appears to be improving survival rates for men with advanced prostate cancer. It's…

Study: Print Book Vs Tablet-Which Is Better For Bedtime

(CNN) - When it comes to reading to your children before bedtime; a print book is better than a tablet. That's according to a new study from the University of Michigan. It found parents who read to their child…

Scientists Find Possible Key To Altering Avocado DNA

Eugene, OR (KEZI) - Listen up guacamole fans. It looks like science is saving the avocado from climate change. Scientists in the U.S. and Mexico have mapped the DNA sequences of several types of avocados, including the popular Hass…

New Case Of A Hunter Getting TB From A Deer

Eau Claire, WI (WEAU) - You may not realize this, but people can get tuberculosis from deer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a new case of someone getting tuberculosis from a deer has been identified. A…