Health

Study: Epilepsy Drugs, Higher Risk Of Birth Defects Linked

(CNN) - Drugs used to control epileptic seizures are being linked to birth defects. A new study published Wednesday says two drugs prescribed to patients with migraines, pain, and bipolar disorder are associated with an increased risk of birth…

CDC: Most Rabies Infections In U.S. Come From Bats

Sacramento, CA (KTXL) - In the United States, the culprit behind most rabies cases has shifted from dogs to bats. The CDC says seven out of ten rabies cases in the U.S. come from the flying mammals. From 1960…

Study: We're Swallowing More Plastic Than You Think

(CNN) - Here's something tough to swallow; people are ingesting five-grams of plastic every week. That's the equivalent of a credit card. According to a new study by the University of Newcastle in Australia, people around the world ingest…

Teens At Increased Risk For Meningococcal Meningitis

Vaccination is the best defense against meningococcal meningitis, yet according to the CDC, more than half of U.S. teens have not yet received the CDC-recommended second dose of the MenACWY vaccine, potentially leaving millions of adolescents without protection. Anyone at…

Drug Extends Life Of Younger Women With Breast Cancer

(CNN) - A new breast cancer drug is showing some promise. Younger women suffering from a common form of advanced breast cancer have experienced significantly improved survival rates when treated with a drug that targets cancer cells. An international…

Study: Suicide Rates Rise Following '13 Reasons Why'

(CNN) - A new study shows "13 Reasons Why" led to a jump in teen suicides. The Netflix show debuted two years ago, but it took some time after that for the centers for disease control to release its…

Study: Energy Drinks May Pose Health Risks

(CNN) - Experts are concerned that the ingredients in energy drinks could have unintended health risks. A study published Wednesday in the journal of the American Heart Association found that caffeinated energy drinks altered the heart's electrical activity and…