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VA spokesman responds to CNN Investigations report updated 7 hours 48 minutes ago

The Phoenix VA Health Care System is committed to delivering the highest quality care to Veterans. We have conducted robust internal reviews since these allegations surfaced and welcome the results from the Office of Inspector General's review. We take these allegations seriously.

Ebola Fast Facts updated 12 hours 11 minutes ago

Here's some background information about Ebola, a virus with a high fatality rate that was first identified in Africa in 1976.

This is you on stress updated 14 hours 48 minutes ago

I see many women who battle with anxieties, obsessing about Bad Things That Could Happen.

Ebola outbreak: Death toll rises to over 140 in Liberia, Guinea updated 20 hours 26 minutes ago

The Ebola outbreak in coastal West Africa is still contained to Guinea and Liberia, WHO announced Tuesday.

Woman ditches diets, loses 160 pounds updated 1 days ago

Teena Henson's weight-loss journey began with a newspaper ad, and ended with her mother's praise.

Saudi officials see spike in MERS coronavirus cases updated 1 days ago

Saudi health officials are stepping up efforts to fight the Middle East respiratory symptom coronavirus, or MERS-CoV, after a recent spike in cases.

Can exercising at night hurt your sleep? updated 1 days ago

For most people, exercising close to bedtime doesn't appear to adversely affect sleep quality.

11 myths fertility doctors hear updated 1 days ago

Many people do not understand their personal fertility and the factors that affect fertility potential.

HIV/AIDS Fast Facts updated 2 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about AIDS and HIV globally, with a special focus on Africa.

Bob Harper's favorite low-cal meals updated 4 days ago

"Biggest Loser" trainer Bob Harper has 100 new recipes under 350 calories. Here are some of his favorites.

Woman tackles world's longest triathlon updated 5 days ago

Norma Bastidas will run, bike and swim more than 3,700 miles to raise awareness and fight human trafficking.

You have more to lose than pounds updated 5 days ago

Sure, CNN Fit Nation participant Mike Wilber had pounds to lose. But he also had some heavy emotions weighing him down.

Just say yes? The rise of 'study drugs' in college updated 5 days ago

Prescription ADHD medications are becoming increasingly popular for overworked and overscheduled college students -- who haven't been diagnosed with ADHD.

Can you really control where you lose fat? updated 6 days ago

Legend has it that, by targeting specific parts of your body through exercise, you can laser-focus where your body burns fat. But are the rumors true?

When the cancer you beat comes back updated 6 days ago

Cancer relapse is the fear of the known, Kezia Fitzgerald says. She knows the toll treating Hodgkin's lymphoma again will take on her body -- and her mind.

Former hospital technician behind bogus mammogram results gets jail time updated 7 days ago

A former Georgia hospital technician was sentenced to up to six months in prison after pleading guilty to manipulating the mammogram records of 1,289 patients.

We're aliens in Ebola's world updated 7 days ago

With Ebola, we humans are the invaders, Dr. Sanjay Gupta says. The sense of being an alien in the world of this virus is jarring.

7 invisible ways exercise improves your life updated 7 days ago

Numerous research studies have uncovered benefits to working out that aren't necessarily visible from the outside.

Former NFLer: Don't go through life exhausted updated 7 days ago

As many as 12 to 18 million Americans have obstructive sleep apnea, and many don't know it.

Ebola: A swift, effective and bloody killer updated 8 days ago

Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how Ebola is a swift, effective and bloody killer.

Can you get addicted to exercise? updated 8 days ago

Is exercise a potent enough "drug" that it can literally make a person an addict?

Why I'm running Boston again updated 8 days ago

John Farah has run more than 125 marathons. "Every marathon is a marathon, but Boston is Boston," he says.

Former MLB pitcher drops 162 pounds updated 8 days ago

Denny McLain is a recognizable name to almost any baseball fan. But even his best friends wouldn't recognize him today.

She found love, left sugar and lost weight updated 9 days ago

Cady Stanton used to find solace in the sweet taste of ice cream. Now she finds solace in her new self-image.

Scan a brain, read a mind? updated 11 days ago

Scientists have made significant strides in being able to decode thoughts based on brain activity.

Juicing: Healthy detox or diet trap? updated 12 days ago

Our experts answer your most pressing juicing questions.

5 ways to boost your stamina updated 12 days ago

Whether you're training for a marathon or chasing a toddler around the house, there are plenty of reasons to want more stamina.

From a minute to a mile: A beginner runner's journey updated 12 days ago

When CNN Fit Nation's Sia Figiel started believing in herself, she realized she could go a lot farther than she'd ever thought possible.

Creating body parts in a lab: 'Things are happening now' updated 13 days ago

Scientists grew reproductive organs and nasal cartilage in labs, and later successfully implanted them in patients, according to two studies released Thursday.

1-hour workouts that don't feel like an hour updated 13 days ago

Try doing these sneaky forms of exercise for an hour. They'll help keep you in shape practically without you realizing it!

Were you at Seattle concert, too? You might have been exposed to measles updated 14 days ago

Health officials in Seattle publish measles patient's schedule to warn of possible exposure.

5 myths about the ER, debunked updated 14 days ago

Several myths prevail about what happens in the ER and what you can expect. Here are five that need to be declared DOA.

Habanero peppers cause school evacuation updated 14 days ago

Jefferson County Open School in Colorado was evacuated after 30 students reported allergy-like symptoms.

WHO: Ebola outbreak one of 'most challenging' updated 15 days ago

The Ebola outbreak in coastal West Africa is still contained to Guinea and Liberia, WHO announced Tuesday.

Spinal cord work is unexpected shocker: 'This is a breakthrough' updated 15 days ago

Electrical stimulation directly to the spinal cord could offer paralyzed people hope, researcher at the University of Louisville finds in her study.

Procrastination is in your genes updated 15 days ago

A study has found that a tendency to procrastinate is affected by genes that are also linked to impulsivity.

Dying patients denied drugs updated 17 days ago

Groups are taking a closer look at the "compassionate use" program, which is aimed at helping save lives.

Ebola toll tops 85 in West Africa updated 19 days ago

The death toll from an Ebola outbreak in coastal West Africa has risen to 86, with dozens more ill, aid workers reported Friday.

FDA approves easy-to-use auto-injector for heroin overdose antidote updated 19 days ago

A new medical device that could save thousands of lives by preventing opioid overdoses was approved Thursday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Happily disgusted? 15 new emotions ID'd updated 19 days ago

In a new study, scientists identified 15 additional "compound emotions," expressed by combining basic emotions. It's like using blue and red to create purple.

Building a healthy community in 'the nation's salad bowl' updated 19 days ago

In "the nation's salad bowl," as California's Central Valley is often called, fresh produce grows in abundance.

PTSD: 9 questions, answered updated 20 days ago

People with PTSD may behave as though they are under attack when there is no real imminent threat.

E-cigs' liquid nicotine causing poisonings updated 20 days ago

Calls to poison control centers about exposure to e-cigarettes' liquid nicotine have surged, the CDC says.

'Imagine a world where you are better' updated 20 days ago

Life's trials are there for a reason. To overcome them, dedicate yourself to something you truly care about, Schuyler Ebersol says.

She risked her life to continue pregnancy updated 21 days ago

When Elizabeth Joice found out she was pregnant, she and her husband were ecstatic. Then her cancer came back.

New maps may hold clues to brain mysteries updated 21 days ago

Two brain map studies released Wednesday in the journal Nature describe the brain in different ways.

Going on after sudden loss of a loved one updated 21 days ago

Tragic events like a landslide or a missing plane present profound, not-well-understood challenges for those who survive sudden loss.

Robot exoskeleton lets girl lift her arms, reach for the stars updated 21 days ago

A 3-D printed exoskeleton is helping children with a rare neuromuscular disease.

Stem cell scientist guilty of falsifying data updated 22 days ago

A stem cell scientist has been found guilty of misconduct by a committee of investigators led by her own government-funded institute.

Ebola toll rises in 'unprecedented' outbreak updated 22 days ago

An Ebola outbreak in Guinea has spread to two neighboring African countries, a leading aid agency said Monday.

Are there exercises to get rid of cellulite? updated 22 days ago

Exercise alone won't get rid of cellulite, experts say. But it can help, along with diet and boosting circulation.

3 ways to use the placebo effect to have a better day updated 22 days ago

Researchers have been studying the placebo effect for decades -- and there's plenty of evidence it works.

10 ways to keep your diet GMO-free updated 23 days ago

It seems like everyone is talking about the dangers of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) these days. But what are GMOs exactly?

Worst U.S. cities for spring allergies updated 23 days ago

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation has released its annual list of the worst places for spring allergy sufferers.

Woman bets she'll lose big -- and wins updated 23 days ago

Sara Lugger was skeptical as she placed her first $5 bet. But she realized that all she had to lose was weight.

Tests show chemical in W. Virginia water weeks after leak updated 26 days ago

Testing in West Virginia homes found a chemical that leaked a storage facility in January is still in the water supply.

Polar vortex may mean miserable allergy season updated 26 days ago

Winter 2014 will be felt well into spring, possibly resulting in a few miserable weeks for allergy sufferers.

Autism Fast Facts updated 26 days ago

Here are some fast facts about autism.

Autism rates now 1 in 68 U.S. children: CDC updated 26 days ago

One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder, a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years ago, according to a new report from the CDC Thursday.

3-D printer saves toddler struggling to breathe updated 26 days ago

Doctors at the University of Michigan created a splint with a 3-D printer to help Garrett Peterson breathe.

My name is Ron, and I am a food addict updated 26 days ago

I used to fill up on stuff, not really knowing what I was eating. Most of the time I was left with guilt, gas and a growing stomach to accompany my gluttony.

India beats the odds, beats polio updated 27 days ago

India has accomplished one of the biggest public health achievements in recent times and is now polio-free.

Global health success: India certified free of polio updated 27 days ago

India has been certified polio-free by the World Health Organization after going three years without an endemic case of polio. The eradication of polio in India is heralded as one of the biggest achievements in global health efforts.

How your brain makes moral judgments updated 27 days ago

The neuroscience of moral judgment is "a field that's waiting for a big revolution sometime soon," experts say.

This is your brain on knitting updated 27 days ago

Experts say crafting can benefit your brain, especially for those suffering from anxiety or depression.

Break your junk-food addiction updated 27 days ago

Chances are you sometimes feel powerless when faced with your favorite junk foods. Fortunately, following a few key steps can help you reduce your intake.

PTSD from your ZIP code: Urban violence and the brain updated 27 days ago

A growing number of programs treat PTSD in war veterans, there are far fewer to treat Americans who suffer from a PTSD that comes with their zip code.

1 in 25 patients gets infection in hospital updated 28 days ago

About 1 in every 25 patients seeking treatment at hospitals in 2011 acquired an infection, a new study says.

Hockey player breaks back, switches to figure skating updated 28 days ago

Max Aaron grew up on an ice rink. He aspired to play in the NHL, but that changed when he broke his back. Less than a year later, he got back on the ice.

Canada patient tests negative for Ebola updated 29 days ago

A man in Canada who was suspected of having Ebola has tested negative for viral hemorrhagic fevers, according to a spokesman for the World Health Organization.

WHO: Air pollution caused one in eight deaths updated 29 days ago

An estimated 7 million people died due to air pollution globally in 2012, with more than half of the deaths linked to indoor smoke from cook stoves, according to a report by the World Health Organization.

Scientists race to eliminate malaria as 'wonder drug' loses its powers updated 29 days ago

In Southeast Asia, malaria is becoming resistant to medication. At a remote border outpost, scientists are making a last stand against the disease.

Scientists race to eliminate malaria as 'wonder drug' loses its powers updated 29 days ago

In Southeast Asia, malaria is becoming resistant to medication. At a remote border outpost, scientists are making a last stand against the disease.

Alzheimer's Disease Fast Facts updated 29 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about Alzheimer's disease, a progressive brain disorder that damages and destroys brain cells, leading to loss of memory and other intellectual abilities.

Canada probes possible Ebola case updated 29 days ago

Health officials in Canada are looking into the case of a man who recently traveled from Liberia and exhibits symptoms consistent with viral hemorrhagic fevers.

Mumps outbreak spreads beyond Ohio State campus updated 30 days ago

An outbreak of mumps, first reported at The Ohio State University, has spread beyond campus and into the community, health officials said.

Diabetes and TB: A growing threat updated 30 days ago

Today, the biggest risk for tuberculosis is not HIV/AIDS, which led to a surge in cases in the late 1980s, but diabetes.

Drug brings remarkable improvement for boy updated 30 days ago

After just three doses of an experimental drug, Josh Hardy -- whose parents had to launch a media campaign to get him the medicine -- is sitting up, doing homework and playing board games with his brothers, his mother said.

Singer drops 60 pounds and dumps her boyfriend updated 30 days ago

Nina Osegueda was 19 and 180 pounds when her boyfriend said the thing no boyfriend is supposed to say: "You'd look better if you lost weight."

10 things you didn't know you were allergic to updated 32 days ago

Your nose can smell at least 1 trillion scents updated 33 days ago

Our noses are incredibly sensitive -- and a new study provides evidence of just how amazing our sniffers are.

Is homework making your child sick? updated 33 days ago

New research shows that children from advantaged households are doing more than three hours of homework a night.

What food allergies are costing families -- and the economy updated 33 days ago

The economic cost of food allergies is reaching a peak, with families spending an estimated $25 billion per year.

Making time for your health: Plan ahead updated 33 days ago

There's not enough time. That was the excuse Connie Sievers used for 19 years to avoid getting healthy.

6 fitness myths, busted (and 3 surprising facts) updated 33 days ago

Are you killing it in the gym but not seeing results? Chances are, you've fallen victim to bad advice.

Kids who don't cry: New genetic disorder discovered updated 34 days ago

Identifying new genetic mutations has gotten easier and cheaper. But geneticists often struggle to find patients who share these rare DNA quirks.

Are food allergies making me gain weight? updated 34 days ago

Can being unknowingly allergic to a certain kind of food cause you to pack on the pounds?

Best (and worst) foods for your heart updated 34 days ago

To keep your ticker in tip-top shape, add these best foods to your daily health routine -- and kick the worst to the curb.

Why happiness is healthy updated 34 days ago

Managing emotional ups and downs and holding on to the sense of purpose and meaning, are important to physical health, experts say.

New guidelines may put 13 million more on statins updated 35 days ago

When the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology revised its guidelines on risk factors for heart disease and stroke last November, heart experts were divided over the new advice.

Report: Alzheimer's far more likely than breast cancer in women over 60 updated 35 days ago

Women age 60 and older are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's compared to breast cancer, according to a report from the Alzheimer's Association.

Every 67 seconds... updated 35 days ago

The U.S. Alzheimer's Association has released its annual Alzheimer's Facts and Figures report.

Shift workers beware: Sleep loss may cause brain damage, new research says updated 35 days ago

Shift workers beware: Sleep loss may cause brain damage, new research says

Philadelphia meningitis death tied to Princeton outbreak updated 36 days ago

A Philadelphia college student died from the same strain of meningitis seen in an outbreak at Princeton, the Centers for Disease Control said Tuesday.

Military wife drops more than 100 pounds to surprise husband updated 36 days ago

When her husband, an Army specialist, was deployed to Afghanistan for a year in 2012, Misty Shaffer decided she wanted to get in shape.

Junk-food fakes: Healthy alternatives to fast food updated 36 days ago

Craving junk food? Don't give in until you check out these cool, creative and low-cal recipes.

How dangerous is sleep deprivation, really? updated 36 days ago

A lot of people miss out on getting significant shut-eye on a regular basis. About one in five American adults are sleep deprived.

Exercise like the Irish updated 36 days ago

Want to celebrate St. Paddy's Day (or any day) in a healthy way? Here are a few Irish-themed workouts that'll help you earn a Guinness or two.

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