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DIY Morphine? Discovery Raises Alarm Over Homemade Painkillers

Posted: 05/18/2015 - While no one has yet reported making morphine in the laboratory from scratch, some experts are calling for regulations to prevent garage tinkerers from making do-it-yourself morphine, which can be converted into heroin.

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Smarter Screening For 5 Common Cancers

Posted: 05/18/2015 - The American College of Physicians (ACP) released a report published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine offering advice to physicians on when average-risk patients should be screened for breast, cervical, colorectal, ovarian, and prostate cancers.

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Geckos Cause Kansas Salmonella Outbreak

Updated: 05/18/2015 - Kansas is one of 16 states in a new salmonella outbreak involving reptiles. Many of the sick people own pet crested geckos.

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How A Dog Can Improve Your Health

Posted: 05/11/2015 - A new report from Harvard Medical School found that having a dog can reduce a person's blood pressure and help people lose weight and maintain a healthy body mass index.

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A Colorful Diet Is A Healthy Diet

Updated: 05/08/2015 - Eating a healthy balanced diet can be as easy as picking your favorite colors. That may sound like fun, but there's a science behind it.

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Putting A Microchip In Your Kids

Posted: 05/08/2015 - It's a thought that is just a little too Orwellian for most people -- putting a microchip inside your body. But there are people who are doing just that already.

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'Bubble Girl' Is Allergic To Life

Posted: 05/01/2015 - The cracker or the bite of ice cream -- Brynn Duncan still isn't sure which one sent her into anaphylactic shock that day. Her food allergies change so frequently, keeping track is almost pointless

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Text Neck? Painful Price Of Constant Contact

Posted: 04/30/2015 - These days, many of us never have our smart phone far from reach. Doctors say all that connectivity can be a pain in the neck -- literally -- to the point we're doing permanent damage.

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Chipotle Goes GMO-Free

Updated: 04/27/2015 - All of Chipotle's restaurants are now using non-GMO corn which goes into many ingredients. Also, the cooking oil has been switched from soybean oil to GMO-free sunflower oil and rice bran oil.

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Indiana's HIV Outbreak Worsens; Takes Toll on Families

Posted: 04/21/2015 - Indiana's Department of Health reports 135 cases of the virus, 46 more than two weeks ago. The outbreak is being spread by drug-users sharing dirty needles to shoot up drugs, and a painkiller.

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Could A Beard Be Bad For Your Health?

Updated: 04/08/2015 - Some health experts say the coarseness of beard hair can provide a ripe environment for bacteria, creating potential health hazards.

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What Women Should Have on Their Health Checkup List

Posted: 04/02/2015 - It's no secret men and women are different. Health experts say those differences mean women have some unique medical concerns and should have certain tests on their check-up list.

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