HealthWatch: Adult Stem Cells And The Catholic ChurchResearch with or on embryonic stem cells is strictly forbidden, but adult stem cells, gleaned from most tissues in the body, are very different. They do not destroy embryos and so the Catholic Church endorses researching them.
HealthWatch: Anti-Gravity TreadmillA new device doesn't repeal the laws of physics, but it does un-weight you while you run on the treadmill. It's helping both injured athletes and orthopedic surgery patients get moving again.
HealthWatch: Insect StingsSummer weekends often mean insect stings. For most people, those bug bites are a nuisance, but for millions, they can be life-threatening, Dr. Max Gomez reports.
HealthWatch: Cerebral PalsyMacKenzie Maher was born with a brain injury. Doctors determined she had cerebral palsy, and unable to walk, the only way she could get around was to learn how to crawl. The big breakthrough in her ability to walk came when MacKenzie began clinical trials on a machine called the lokomat.
HealthWatch: Sunscreen Label ChangesThe FDA will require manufacturers to test sunscreens for protection against both types of ultraviolet rays. UVB rays cause burning, UVA rays cause wrinkling, and both cause cancer.
HealthWatch: Melanoma MedicationResearchers say vemurafenib is a breakthrough and cause for celebration when it comes to slowing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
HealthWatch: Do Active Children Need Sports Drinks?Sports drinks and energy drinks are increasingly popular with children and teens, but a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics says most kids who play recreational sports don't need sports drinks.
HealthWatch: Heart DialysisMore than 1.25 million times a year, someone has a heart attack in this country. Most will actually survive a first heart attack but often with damage to the heart muscle, damage that eventually, perhaps years later, catches up with the victim and causes heart failure.
HealthWatch: Home Births Are Increasingly Popular, But Have RisksNew government figures show that more women are choosing to give birth in the privacy of their own homes.
HealthWatch: New Cervical Cancer Treatment Brings Hope To Women Looking To Bear ChildrenTreatment for cervical cancer can often lead to a hysterectomy, which ends a woman's ability to bear children, but now there's a new approach.
HealthWatch: Children And ChemicalsPediatricians are worried children are being exposed to potentially dangerous chemicals, Dr. Max Gomez reports.
HealthWatch: Vitamins & Herbal SupplementsIf you take a vitamin or herbal supplement, you're definitely not alone. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control said more than half of all Americans are taking supplements, Dr. Max Gomez reports.