CHARLTON, Mass. -- A group of kids are doing some important work at their summer camp that's just outside Boston. They're testing a new medical device called the bionic pancreas. And it could change the lives of children with Type 1 diabetes.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Linzi Smith from the Southwest Missouri A-L-S Association joins us to talk about ALS and the Ice Bucket Challenge that is taking the country by storm.
CBSNews -- Health authorities in the Kansas City area are investigating infections among 14 infants with a virus that can cause meningitis and other inflammation.
Bee, snake or scorpion venom may sound more like a health nightmare than a cure, but they could in fact be used in cancer-fighting drugs, a new study suggests.
Tooth decay can cause all kinds of problems including abscesses and inflammation in the body that can lead to heart disease. But not every toothbrush is the same.
With school back in session across much of the country, there's a new study about the effectiveness of hand sanitizers. And researchers take a closer look at a hidden danger of surgery.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Many are remembering the life of Robin Williams. The actor and comedian battled severe depression. Docter of Psychology, Jennifer Baker, tells the warning signs.
CBSNews -- The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first screening test for colon cancer that uses patients' DNA to help spot potentially deadly tumors and growths.
Do bone drugs have an added benefit for women with osteoporosis? And are those sleep-aid drugs really helping workers with unusual hours?
MT. VERNON, Mo. -- Employees of the Missouri Rehabilitation Center in Mt. Vernon, Missouri were told today the center will be closed at the end of October. About 300 full and part time employees will lose their jobs.
CBSNews -- Many pregnant women and their unborn children are being exposed to antibacterial compounds that may be linked to developmental and reproductive issues, a new small study suggests.
Making health headlines this week: More benefits from aspirin, guidelines for gluten labels, and a bold prediction for hepatitis c.
(CBS News)-- Feeling sick? A diagnosis may be just a tap away.
SPRINGDALE, Ark. -- For the Northwest Arkansas community clinic, the message is simple: the earlier kids get their shots, the better.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In an announcement on Thursday, Attorney General Chis Koster says Missouri will receive $693,000 as part of a national settlement with a pharmaceutical maker.
Getting a sunburn is not only painful, it damage key parts of our skin which can lead to skin cancer.
The latest on survival rates on pancreatic cancer and how losing weight affects your mood.
New information about a gene that could determine an increased risk of breast cancer. And how stress in a woman's pregnancy could influence births generations later.
It seems unlikely - people surviving cancer, yet continuing bad habits that could further degrade their health. But new research says that's exactly what's happening.
CBSNews -- Long-term cancer prevention may be as easy as taking a nightly dose of aspirin.
CNN -- Tattoos have come a long way. But the workplace doesn't seem to be ready for tattoos in certain areas -- mainly the face, head and neck.
CBSNews -- A new voice-activated device guides the user through chest compressions at an even pace. Wisconsin creator, Joe Hanson, hopes his device will make CPR less daunting.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A Gallup report released Tuesday shows that Arkansas outpaced the rest of the country in reducing the rate of uninsured residents during the first six months of 2014.
If your children are heading back to school, make sure they get a check-up. We'll look at the importance of the annual exam.
Can aspirin prevent certain cancers? And the connection between state of mind and blood pressure.
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Construction is underway on a new autism center in Joplin. The former center was destroyed during the May, 2011 tornado.
(CNN) -- Last August, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an ultimatum: Food manufacturers had one year to make sure any "gluten-free" products met FDA requirements.
With the recent ebola epidemic in parts of Africa, federal authorities are asking international travelers to be particularly aware of certain conditions in countries where they may be visiting,
Health experts predict a rapid decline in a disease that currently kills about 15,000 Americans annually.
A new study shows playing video games for less than an hour a day can actually help children dealing with hyperactivity.
JOPLIN, Mo. --The vaccines available are Tdap, meningencoccal and HPV for ages 11-26. These immunizations are for residents of Joplin, or for students enrolled in Joplin public, private, and higher education schools.
Some of the top health stories of the week include a promising malaria vaccine... the heat risk to runners... and extreme weather's death toll.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- August 1 through 7 is World Breastfeeding Week and CoxHealth Women’s Center is having an open house to recognize and educate.
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The first person infected with Ebola to be brought to the United States from Africa was safely escorted into a specialized isolation unit Saturday at one of the nation's best hospitals, where doctors said they are confident the deadly virus won't escape.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Organic food enthusiasts can learn about preparing a healthy farm-to-table breakfast, August 2.
(CNN) -- Don't use, drink, cook with, or even boil any of the water in Toledo, Ohio. Restaurants should close up for the day.
CBSNews -- Thursday is National Heatstroke Prevention Day, which raises awareness about the estimated 40 child deaths each year in hot cars.
CBSNews -- An investigation just published by Consumer Reports finds use of prescription painkillers has continued to rise, despite efforts to raise awareness about the dangers these drugs pose. According to the new report, the number of prescriptions written by doctors for opioids has increased by 300 percent in the last decade. In addition, deaths from overdose are up 400 percent since 1999.
Yogurt. Those little cups of vitamins and minerals that many nutritionists say are essential for a healthy diet. But how healthy are they? And which ones are best for you?
Some birth control pills may affect breast cancer risk.
ROGERS, Ark. -- Football teams around Northwest Arkansas are gearing up for training camp. The Kendrick Fincher Foundation is reaching out to coaches, stressing the importance of hydration.
(CNN) -- It's not the type of plane Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol likely planned to take home. But if health officials decide to evacuate the two American aid workers infected with Ebola in west Africa, it may be the plane they take.
CBSNews -- The Cheesecake Factory (CAKE), by one group's measure, is serving up the unhealthiest food in America.
Two American health care workers in Africa are struggling to survive the deadly Ebola virus after caring for patients stricken with the disease. Do people in the U.S. need to worry about the virus harming us here?
People with diabetes may benefit from eating more tree nuts and researchers have come out with a new review on e-cigarettes.
CBSNews -- The cultural pressure to stay thin affects many women of all ages; some start watching their weight in adolescence or even younger. But the earlier in life a woman starts dieting, the worse long-term consequences it can have for her health, a new study suggests.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The first reported case of mosquito-carried disease Chikungunya has been reported in Missouri, however it was not contracted locally.
New research shows the timing of a person's heart attack could mean the difference between life and death.
Good news for runners. Whether you are a 15 minute miler or an elite marathoner, researchers say running can add three years to your life.
JOPLIN, Mo. -- More of us have been outside in the cooler summer in the Ozarks. And that means more of us are encountering a plant that is causing a lot of people trouble this year.