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- More Reports Of Flu-Like Illnesses In Washington The state Health Department says the number of flu-like illnesses in Washington is slightly higher than at this time last year.
- Study: People Who Mix Energy Drinks With Alcohol More Likely To Drive Drunk People who mix energy drinks with alcohol may be more likely to drive drunk that those who drink only alcohol, a new study finds.
- Researchers: Scorpion Venom Can Help Treat Cancer One of the deadliest creatures on this planet could actually hold the key to helping cure one of the deadliest illnesses in the world.
- Study: Stress Causes Aging -- Even In Teens And Pre-teens Researchers say they looked at 97 healthy 10- to 14-year-old girls with either a maternal history of depression or no history of the disorder.
- Expert Warns Doing This While Checking Your Messages Can Cause 'Email Apnea' Like sleep apnea, email apnea puts people at risk for a variety of illnesses, such as stroke, heart attack and diabetes, expert believe.
- Medical Trial May Help Offset Peanut Allergies CBS 2's Mary Kay Kleist reports, researchers at Lurie Children's Hospital are conducting a study that may give patients other options in the future. But does it work?
- Survey: Primary Care Doctor Shortage Result Of ACA A shortage of primary care doctors has emerged as thousands of people gained insurance through the Affordable Care Act, according to a new survey.
- Researchers: Marijuana Not A Proven Treatment For Childhood Epilepsy Researchers warn there are no proven benefits and parents often overstate how effective cannabis is for their children.
- How To Beat The Winter Blues And Avoid Cabin Fever Winter is all fun and games…until after New Years’ Eve.
- Supreme Court Justices Hear Pregnancy Discrimination Case A pregnancy discrimination case is in front of the Supreme Court and its outcome could affect women across the country. A former UPS worker says she was forced into taking unpaid leave when she became pregnant.
- Study: Regular Exercise Adds Years To Life Span All that exercise will pay off, and could even add years to your life. Canadian researchers recently found young adults who did 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week added up to five years to their lives.
- Possibility Of Erasing Bad Memories Moves Closer Toward Reality Imagine having all your bad memories erased from your mind.
- CDC: Circumcision Benefits Outweigh Risks, Health Insurers Should Pay For It U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done and health insurers should pay for it.
- Study: Hospice Patients Less Likely To Die In Hospitals People who enroll in hospice care are five times less likely to die in hospitals and nursing homes than people who do not choose hospice, according to a new study by local researchers.
- New FDA Rules Will Put Calorie Labels On Nearly Everything Like it or not, calorie counts are coming to restaurant menus, convenience store sandwiches and more as the Food and Drug Administration announced new calorie labeling rules on Tuesday.