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Spit test may diagnose, predict duration of concussion in kids
A saliva test may someday be able to diagnose a concussion and predict how long symptoms last, according to a study published Monday in the JAMA Pediatrics.
11/20/2017 11:31 PM
Study links concussions to irregular menstrual cycles
There's an increased risk that girls will have irregular periods after they experience a concussion, according to a study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics.
07/03/2017 05:35 PM
Rest may not be best after concussion
After a concussion, most pediatricians recommend that teens and children rest until all their symptoms disappear. A new study questions this advice.
12/20/2016 04:06 PM
Youth concussions on the rise since 2010, peaking in fall
Concussions have been on the rise for American youth since 2010, according to the Health of America Report recently released by Blue Cross Blue Shield.
10/11/2016 11:02 AM
What a concussion looks like in the brain, on the cellular level
Scientists have captured in real-time video what happens to a brain cell after experiencing a major concussion-causing impact.
08/02/2016 03:51 PM
Puerto Rico's uncounted hurricane deaths
People on this part of the island knew Quintín Vidal Rolón for two things: his white cowboy hat, which he seemed to wear every day of his 89-year life; and his beat-up Ford pickup truck, which he'd been driving for at least 50 years.
11/20/2017 11:28 PM
Trader Joes recalls salads over plastic, glass fears
Trader Joe's has recalled some of its packaged poultry salads over concerns they may contain pieces of glass or hard plastic.
11/20/2017 10:37 AM
Little boy who got thousands of Christmas cards dies after cancer battle
Jacob Thompson, the boy who got thousands of Christmas cards from charmed fans this fall, has died after a long battle with cancer.
11/20/2017 08:13 PM
'Wonder' movie is real life for these two families
11/20/2017 01:39 AM
How traffickers exploit children in Haiti's orphanages
There are at least 30,000 children living in orphanages in Haiti -- and most of them are not orphans. Some orphanages are exploiting children in order to get money from foreign donors.
11/20/2017 10:58 AM
Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson's disease
Civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. A neurological disorder with no cure, Parkinson's can cause tremors, stiffness and difficulty balancing, walking and coordinating movement.
11/17/2017 05:29 PM
Fighting salt and sugar cravings, with spicy food
There's no magic pill that will cure you of your cravings. But there is something that may help the effort, and it's all-natural.
11/17/2017 08:54 AM
A video game for black women tired of people touching their hair
If you've never had a random stranger try to touch your hair without permission, you're lucky. You're also probably not a black woman.
11/18/2017 11:11 PM
Owning a dog can help you live longer, study shows
Dog owners may be at a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease and death, according to a new study released by Scientific Reports, a Swedish Publication.
11/20/2017 02:24 AM
Extreme athlete uses wheelchair to defy gravity
As CNN began setting up our on-camera interview with Aaron "Wheelz" Fotheringham, our cameraman asked, "Do your wheels lock? Just for the interview."
11/17/2017 02:50 PM
Colorado trains K-9 police to save their dogs from opioid overdoses
Officer Brian Laas remembers the scene with vivid clarity -- it was earlier this fall, and he, along with his four-legged partner Rudy, had been called to a home in suburban Denver with a warrant for the arrest of one person who lived there.
11/17/2017 09:52 PM
Heart attack strikes American Heart Association president
The president of the American Heart Association, Dr. John Warner, had a minor heart attack Monday during the organization's scientific conference taking place in Anaheim, California, according to a press release.
11/17/2017 12:27 PM
Childbirth is killing black women in the US
In the US, black women are about three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy or delivery complications than white women. One mother opens up about surviving and fighting for others.
11/15/2017 01:35 PM
Giving birth is perilous enough without a hurricane
New Orleans resident Rosezina Jefferson went into labor during Hurricane Katrina -- so she leaped out a window to get help. She had contractions while she swam.
11/17/2017 06:42 PM
What is 'pumpkin spice'? And why do we crave it?
Each fall, as leaves turn golden and the crisp autumn air carries the scent of pine, Catherine Franssen waits for her husband to bring home the latest pumpkin spice-flavored concoction he has discovered at the grocery store.
11/16/2017 02:27 PM
CTE confirmed in living player for first time
Researchers published, what they say is the first case of a living person diagnosed with the degenerative brain disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.
11/16/2017 02:11 PM
Medical first: Doctors attempt to gene-edit a living patient
A man may soon be forever free of the previously incurable disease he was born with 44 years ago. On Monday, in a medical first, Brian Madeux received an experimental in-body gene-editing treatment intended to cure him of Mucopolysaccharidoses II, known as MPS II or Hunter syndrome, a rare disorder that causes progressive damage to the body's cells.
11/16/2017 01:57 PM
Children still being prescribed codeine, despite warnings
Codeine prescriptions for children who have had their tonsils and adenoids removed have decreased since the Food and Drug Administration began requiring a black box warning on the products four years ago, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. However, some children continue to be prescribed codeine, and other opioid prescriptions for children have continued to rise since then.
11/16/2017 06:33 AM
It wasn't spinach that caused man's 'Popeye' arm
When one of the tendons that connects the biceps to the shoulder tears, it can result in "Popeye" sign, where the muscle bulges unnaturally underneath the skin.
11/16/2017 03:19 AM
During a hepatitis A emergency, there's a nationwide shortage of vaccine
The battle against Hepatitis A outbreaks across the US is being stymied by a national shortage of the vaccine needed to combat it.
11/16/2017 03:49 AM
Some opioid addiction drugs harder to start than others
The first large head-to-head comparison of two opioid addiction medications found that, although they were equally effective in getting people off of high levels of opioids, users had a significantly more difficult time starting a regimen of naltrexone, compared with buprenorphine.
11/15/2017 09:06 PM
The benefits for men who 'marry up'
A new study published in the journal Demography found that more men are "marrying up" than women, which could mean "men are getting the benefit from women's progress," according to one of the lead researchers.
11/15/2017 09:28 AM
How active shooters are changing school security in the US
Fire drills became popular decades ago after several deadly fires triggered changes in safety codes. Today, teachers and children are preparing for something entirely different: mass shootings.
11/15/2017 12:23 PM
The last abortion clinic in Kentucky
Dona Wells vividly remembers when abortions were illegal. When some took their chances on dangerous abortions performed by amateurs or even themselves. That could become reality again in her home state of Kentucky.
11/14/2017 02:36 PM
How does your child's screen time measure up?
It's not unusual for children to sulk or throw a tantrum when parents demand they switch off the television or put down the phone, but for parents, what's on that screen -- or how long a child has been staring at it -- is the bigger worry.
11/15/2017 12:25 PM