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Health Headlines: Talk Therapy Better than Drugs for Anxiety

HEALTH | Monday Sep 29, 2014
While anti-depressants are a common treatment for social anxiety disorder, research shows talk therapy is more effective and can have longer lasting effects. And new findings in lab animals show that tumeric promotes brain stem cell recovery and function.

Dr. Gary Gates

LGBT Folks Lack Health Coverage

HEALTH | By Christiana Lilly | Sep 28
LGBT people are more likely than their straight peers to not have health insurance, according to a new study.

Slow Down, Breathe, Relax -- Let Go

HEALTH | By Jacob Glass | Sep 27
The way back to the peace, love and joy of the spiritual life is not a path in which we learn to win the fight. In fact, it is one in which we rise above the battleground entirely while still going about our normal daily routine.

Empty streets are seen during a three-day lockdown to prevent the spread on the Ebola virus, in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

US: Ebola Cases Could Hit 1.4 Million By Mid-Jan

HEALTH | By Maria Cheng | Sep 23
New estimates by the World Health Organization and the U.S. health agency are warning that the number of Ebola cases could soar dramatically - the U.S. says up to 1.4 million by mid-January in two nations alone.

Are You At Risk for Osteoporosis?

HEALTH | By John Maroussas | Sep 21
Osteoporosis is a very common condition that makes bones weak and more likely to break easily. Whether or not you think you may be at risk, here are some tips to keep your bones dense and strong as the years pass.

The 2014 Ig Nobel prize, the annual award for sometimes inane, yet often surprisingly practical, scientific discoveries.

IG Nobel Winner: Using Pork to Stop Nosebleeds

HEALTH | By Mark Pratt | Sep 20
Does anybody smell bacon? Packing strips of cured pork in the nose of a child who suffers from uncontrollable, life-threatening nosebleeds can stop the hemorrhaging, a discovery that won them a 2014 Ig Nobel prize.

Robert Garcia, New York, 1990

Veteran Photographer Kickstarts AIDS Activist Portrait Book

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 19
Veteran photographer and ACT UP/NY member Bill Bytsura is launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund the publication of his coffee table-style art book, titled "The AIDS Activist Project."

How AndroFeme works

AndroFeme Provides Hormone Replacement For Women

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 17
An Australian-based pharmaceutical company has created AndroFeme, a skin cream meant to restore testosterone levels in post-menopausal women.

Legislators urge Sylvia Mathews Burwell to review the policy

Legislators Urge HHS Secretary to Reassess Blood Donation Policy

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 15
Legislators have asked HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell to review their outdated blood donation policy.

Intervention Before Diagnosis Could Erase Autism Symptoms

HEALTH | Sep 15
Doctors Jon LaPook and Holly Phillips join "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss the week's top medical news, including new developments in treating childhood autism and a rare respiratory illness spreading among children.

In this April 1, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, makes a statement on the Affordable Care Act, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington

Hurdles Ahead for Obamacare's Second Signup Season?

HEALTH | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Sep 14
It's clear the health care law has filled a need for millions of people. The second year will show whether the full program is workable for the people it was intended to serve.