CBS Houston Health News
- Study: 100,000 Women In Texas Have Tried Self-Induced Abortions A new study reveals that at least 100,000 women in Texas have tried to perform an abortion on themselves.
- Study: Burnt Toast Linked To Increased Cancer Risk Cooking and consuming foods that are extra crispy or burnt may be linked to an increased risk of cancer, according to new research.
- Study: Barbecued Meat May Increase Kidney Cancer Risk The consumption of barbecued meat may increase the risk of kidney cancer, according to a new study.
- Pediatric Group: Raise Smoking Age To 21 A top pediatrician group wants to raise the smoking age across the United States.
- Anti-Vaccine Group Accidentally Funds Research Proving No Link To Autism An anti-vaccination group accidentally funded research that proves there is no link between vaccination and autism.
- Study: Short, Frequent Work Breaks Help Energize Employees Taking short, frequent breaks during the work day may help give employees that extra boost to help recharge and fight fatigue, according to a new study.
- Texas Investors Asking McDonald's To Go Antibiotic-Free The Congregation of Benedictine Sisters in Texas are asking McDonald's to stop using drugs on animals to assist their growth or for disease prevention.
- 3-Year-Old Girl One Of Youngest To Be Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes A three-year-old girl has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, making her one of the youngest individuals to ever be detected with the disease linked to obesity.
- Woman Becomes Second Person To Die In Nationwide Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Cucumbers A Texas woman has become the second person to die in a nationwide salmonella outbreak linked to tainted cucumbers sold by a California company, health officials reported Wednesday.
- Serious Shortage Of Psychiatrists Across Much Of United States It is an irony that troubles health care providers and policymakers nationwide: Even as public awareness of mental illness increases, a shortage of psychiatrists worsens.
- Doctors Save Man's Burned Hand By Surgically Tucking It In Belly Casey Reyes struggled for a way to explain the "sci-fi" surgery doctors were proposing to save her 87-year-old grandfather's badly burned hand.
- Teen Boy Dies From Brain-Eating Amoeba A 14-year-old boy has passed away after coming into contact with a rare amoeba while swimming in a lake north of Houston.
- Study: Parents Often Put Food Pressure On Their Kids A new study finds parents may be unaware of how their food choices affect their kids.
- Study: Vets Serving In Iraq, Afghanistan Return Home With Greater Skin Cancer Risk A new study finds that U.S. military members who served in Iraq and Afghanistan returned home with a greater risk of developing skin cancer.
- Study: Surgeons Perform Better When They Listen To Their Preferred Music A new study finds that surgeons perform better when they listen to their preferred music.