When babies eat, they often end up with more food on their face, hands and high chair than in their mouths. But all of that mess may be more important than we think.
Researchers are shining a light on the sun. And fewer Americans are having babies.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- It's definitely the season when a few extra pounds could easily show up on your body. Some people carry that extra weight pretty well, but are they still healthy?
We all suffer from tightness and soreness from time to time, especially when we exercise. Now sports fitness experts are finding that a simple piece of foam can do wonders to help stretch out those problems.
A new way to attack breast cancer tumors and new information about adolescent drug use.
CNN -- You've probably heard someone say, "I'm fat but fit." Several recent studies have suggested this statement could be true. But a new review of existing studies published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine may put a stop to the rumor.
CBSNews -- Ecstasy-related emergency department visits have gone up 128 percent for people under 21 in a little over half a decade, a new report reveals.
CNN -- The rumor: It's possible to get caffeine poisoning
CBSNews -- Some differences between men and women may be hard-wired into their brains.
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Flu season is approaching its peak months and still a lot of people have not been inoculated. Health experts say, don't delay. Get vaccinated. Why? Because as we've seen in the past few years, flu can make you very sick and in some cases, can kill.
New technology is making it easier to spot breast cancer early. And doctors believe they may be close to a cure for HIV.
CBSNews -- Some medical professionals fear that fears and misinformation may be leading parents to decline the vitamin K shot for their newborns. Skipping the shot may put infants at high risk of developing bleeding disorders.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Looking for a birth parent; it's something the internet has made much easier, if you know how to look. A Sacramento family just got a lot bigger after discovering a birth connection.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Local hospitals are working hard to get people signed up for health insurance before the deadline later this month.
JEFFERSON CIYT, Mo. – Cloud’s Meats, Inc. is voluntarily recalling beef and pork products that may be possibly contaminated with E. coli. after positive test results in samples of items produced in mid-November.
There is plenty of stress to go around during the holiday season. But stress can rear its sometimes ugly head anytime and anywhere, and, left unmanaged, can have negative effects on our health.
A new study says babies who get messy in their high chairs are learning a lot.
Washington (CNN) -- There is a "night and day" difference between HealthCare.gov on October 1 and the same site on December 1, Jeff Zients, the top administration official responsible for improving the problem-plagued Obamacare enrollment site, said Sunday on a conference call with reporters.
(CBS News) -- The 25th World AIDS Day will be observed on Sunday with the theme “Shared Responsibility: Strengthening Results for an AIDS-Free Generation.” For Kevin Robert Frost, an AIDS-free generation is a realistic goal.
(CBS News) -- Women who test negative for the gene mutation that causes breast cancer in their family may still have a higher risk of getting the disease. That's according to a new study from the American Association for Cancer Research.
(CBS News) -- Elderly adults who tried special brain training computer games had better gait and balance afterward than their peers who didn’t play games, according to new research.
Washington (CNN) -- A moment of truth has arrived for President Barack Obama's signature health care reforms with Saturday's self-imposed deadline to get the problem-plagued HealthCare.gov website to work properly for most users.
U.S. poison control centers have a warning for parents - keep detergent pods away from your kids. Those small, brightly colored packets are to blame for thousands of cases where kids accidentally swallowed or bit on the packing.
Imagine having a real life personal trainer , ready to motivate you through a customized workout at any time you want in the comfort of your home. For a growing number of people this type of exercise is reality and that means no excuses this holiday season
There's a new study about high cholesterol and breast cancer.
(CNN) -- Additional polio cases have been confirmed in two new areas in Syria: near the capital of Damascus and in northern Aleppo, near Turkey, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
(CBS News) -- The holidays are a time of joy and giving thanks. But like any occasion that involves families gathering to enjoy good food and each other's company, accidents can happen.
CBSNews -- Cheese is known for its stinky odor. But, cheeses at one exhibit at the Science Gallery Dublin in Trinity College Dublin come from an especially smelly source -- human toe, armpit, belly button and mouth bacteria.
CBSNews -- President Barack Obama signed into law Wednesday a bill that grants the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) more regulatory powers over drug compounding pharmacies, the type of drug manufacturer involved in a 2012 meningitis outbreak that resulted in 60 deaths.
CBSNews -- President Barack Obama's administration is delaying yet another aspect of the health care law. An online health insurance marketplace for small businesses is being put off until November 2014 to make sure the HealthCare.gov website gets fixed first.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Flexible Spending Counts allow an estimated 14 million families to put away money before taxes for medical expenses, but that benefit comes with a catch.
Thanksgiving dinner - a time for family, friends and of course, turkey. Whether you are a gourmet chef or a turkey novice, cooking the bird properly is key to a healthy holiday.
There's a new warning for women who test negative for a breast cancer gene mutation.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Most people say the holidays are a time to be thankful for friends and family and to share memories. One thing you don’t want to share this holiday season is the flu.
CBSNews -- As you are purchasing gifts for young loved ones this Christmas, be mindful of potentially dangerous toys that may harm their health.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is looking to residents for assistance in assessing the organization’s community strengths and assets as part of an ongoing accreditation process.
The number of children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) continues to climb, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
November is National Diabetes Month. Successfully managing diabetes is almost a full-time job for some of the nearly 26-million people in the U.S. living with the condition. It can be overwhelming... but there may be help with Certified Diabetes Counselors.
New research suggests it's never too late to get the benefits of exercise, and a new ruling on Avandia.
(CNN) -- The Food and Drug Administration said Monday that it was loosening restrictions on the controversial diabetes drug Avandia "to reflect new information regarding the cardiovascular risk."
CNN -- Thirty-six million Americans suffer from migraines and a growing number are taking extreme measures to relieve the pain.
CBSNews -- ADHD rates are on the rise among U.S. children.
Get moving. That's what doctors will tell you. But getting up and standing, instead of sitting, can do more than help you stay fit or lose weight.
A chemical outlawed for nearly 20 years still poses problems for some people…and new concerns over a common drug given to pregnant women.
(CNN) -- Benjamin Scot and his wife, Lyndsey, didn't expect to be parents on July 16, 2012. The Ohio couple's son wasn't due for another 3½ months. But the cramps that Lyndsey felt that day at work were actually contractions. Doctors discovered a clot in her placenta, her husband said, and decided the baby needed to come out.
CBSNews -- After the slow start to enrollment in the Obamacare marketplaces for 2014, the Obama administration is set to delay enrollment for 2015 by a month.
LONDON -- Sitting shins down and knees forward on a yoga mat, Yuko Aoyama stretches her arms toward the ground in front of her and pulls her French poodle "Poppy" closer to her face - then exhales. Yuko and Poppy are sharing the mat in a modified yoga fitness class called "doga." It is a series of bi-species yoga meditations, stretches, poses, and massage, sold as providing pets and their owners opportunity to bond in a Zen-like space.
JOPLIN, Mo. -- The holidays for many families are memorable times of the year, but for those related to someone with Alzheimer's, it can be a struggle. This is a challenge because some memories that you or other families members relate to the most, may not exist anymore to the patient.