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The Failing Stigma and Treatment of Mental Illness

By EDGE | May 1
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and P.D. Alleva shares his thoughts on the stigma that keeps mental illness untreated and avoided.

Health Headlines: Breastfeeding Affects Mothers' Cancer Risk

Apr 30
New research finds another benefit of breastfeeding, and this one isn't for the baby, it's for the mom. Eboni Williams has the day's top health stories.

Immunization Week Raises Vaccination & HPV Awareness

By EDGE | Apr 29
The World Health Organization's World Immunization Week aims to raise awareness about the importance of vaccination to people of all ages and increase rates of immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases around the world.

Dramatic Spike in Synthetic Marijuana Overdoses

Apr 28
Public health officials are struggling to respond to a surge in overdoses from a designer drug known as "Spice." The man-made alternative to pot is sold online or in convenience stores. Jericka Duncan reports.

New Genetic Test Helps Gauge Breast, Ovarian Cancer Risk

Apr 24
A California startup is offering a cheaper and easier way to determine a woman's risk of getting the diseases. Dr. Holly Phillips joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the potentially life-saving genetic test that is now on the market.

CDC Comments On Recent Outbreak of HIV and HCV in Indiana

By EDGE | Apr 24
The CDC shares their recommendations for health departments and healthcare providers following the outbreak of HIV and HCV among injection drug users in Indiana.

Dr. Oz Mounts Spirited Defense Against Critical Letter

Apr 24
Dr. Mehmet Oz says last week's attack by 10 doctors who accused him of promoting "quack treatments" on his TV show was spurred by his vocal support for labeling genetically modified foods - a stance he says some if not all of those accusers oppose.

CDC Using New Technology to Track Listeria Illnesses

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Apr 23
The government is relying on some new technology - as well as a bit of luck - to track an outbreak of life-threatening listeria linked to Blue Bell ice cream products.

How Pets Transmit Diseases to Humans

Apr 22
Americans own more than 150 million pets, but new research from a team led by the Ohio State University shows the importance of choosing the right ones to bring home, based on your family's health and age.

New Study Shows That Coming Out as Gay Raises Stress Level

By EDGE | Apr 21
A new study found that people whose sexual identities changed toward same-sex attraction in early adulthood reported more symptoms of depression.

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