Health

CDC: 626 Measles Cases In U.S., Nears Record Number

Kansas City, KS (KSHB) - The U.S. is on-track to break the record of the number measles cases since the disease was declared eliminated. On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 71 new cases of measles…

FDA Ok's Medical Device To Treat Adhd In Kids

(CNN) - A medical device to treat childhood ADHD has been approved by the FDA. It's the first medical device of its kind. The Monarch External Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation System was given the OK by the U.S. Food and…

CDC: This Flu Season Is The Longest In A Decade

(CNN) - This year's flu season is a record breaker. The Centers for Disease Control and prevention reported Friday this flu season is the longest in a decade. The CDC says there have been 21 weeks of elevated fly…

Study: Slice Of Bacon A Day And Colorectal Cancer Risk

(CNN) - Bad news for bacon lovers! A study claims eating one slice of bacon a day could increase your risk of cancer. Researchers tracked nearly half of a million adults in the United Kingdom for five years. They…

Study: Cannabis Users Need Nearly 2X More Anesthesia

(CNN) - If you use cannabis, you might want to let your doctor know before having procedures needing anesthesia. A new study shows people who reported smoking or using edibles on a daily or weekly basis needed as much…

Forced Smiles At Work Make You More Likely To Drink

(CNN) - You've probably been told to "put on a happy face," but could that forced smile be linked to covering up emotions with an unhealthy habit? New research from Penn State University and the University of Buffalo found…

Kratom Linked To More Deaths Than Previously Known

(CNN) - Health officials are urging caution about Kratom. This, as a new study links more deaths with the herbal drug than was previously known. Kratom is a plant from southeast Asia that's sold in pills, capsules and extracts.…

Study: 1 Drink A Day Could Increase Risk Of Stroke

(CNN) - A new study finds that just one alcoholic drink a day could increase the risk of having a stroke. The study, published in the Lancet, a weekly peer-reviewed general medical journal, reveals that having one to two…