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Williams announces hiatus after Graves' disease diagnosis

Wendy Williams revealed on her show Wednesday that she's been ordered to take three weeks off to focus on her health after being diagnosed with Graves' disease and hyperthyroidism

Too many selfies? You may have "selfitis"

The selfie trend is nothing new, but some psychologists worry people are taking it too far

Peanut protein powder a solution for those suffering from allergies?

But there are still some hurdles to overcome before the Aimmune drug hits medicine cabinets

Peanut protein powder shows potential for treating allergies

A promising new treatment could help children suffering from peanut allergies. Aimmune Therapeutics say research shows the daily use of its peanut protein capsules could desensitize children to the

Woman says hospital declared her living husband dead

A strange case concerning a man who lived for hours after being declared dead is set to go to trial. His family claims hospital staff ignored their pleas for help. Dr. Tara Narula spoke with his

Kratom linked to dozens of illnesses from salmonella

The herbal supplement kratom was recently declared an opioid by the FDA, and now there are contamination concerns

Patients, doctors turn to acupuncture amid America's opioid crisis

Acupuncture is being embraced by patients and doctors as an alternative to powerful painkillers

"Dead people don't move": Woman says hospital declared living husband dead

The startling case of Michael Cleveland, who lived for hours after he was declared dead, is set to go to trial in April

Doctors blast Trump's mental illness focus to fight violence

Since the Florida school shooting, President Trump has focused on mental health, but doctors say the White House is ignoring the real issue

How the flu becomes deadly

The CDC says there may be signs flu activity is leveling off, but the threat is far from over. The most severe flu season in nearly a decade has taken a heavy toll, killing 84 children. About

This flu season could become the worst in a decade

Is there any end in sight to this flu season? The CDC reported that 22 more children died this week – and 84 so far this season. CBS News’ chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook discusses the

Flu season shows signs of leveling off

The number of states reporting heavy flu patient traffic is holding steady at 43

Your workplace could be a breeding ground for the flu

More than 120,000 Americans have been diagnosed with the flu virus, and it is widespread in 48 states. One high-risk area for spread of the virus could be your workplace. Dr. Tara Narula shows why

This year's flu vaccine more effective for kids

The CDC says this year's flu vaccine has been 36 percent effective in preventing severe illness that would send a patient to the doctor. But it seems to be more helpful for children. CBS News' Meg

New blood test can help diagnose traumatic brain injuries

Green light by the Food and Drug Administration​ "is a big deal because then it opens the door and accelerates technology"

Flu vaccine is one of the least effective in years

The CDC says this year's flu vaccine seems to be more effective for children than adults

These may be the most germ-ridden places in your office

To avoid this year's dangerous flu bug, it's not just about who you come in contact with -- it's also what

Lena Dunham says she had a total hysterectomy

Lena Dunham says she is coming to terms with her permanent infertility

Can gene therapy be harnessed to fight AIDS virus?

Researchers are working to improve treatment for the virus and are trying to tackle HIV​ by editing DNA

Declining U.S. fertility rates, and a "romantic reckoning"

New research shows a sharp drop in the number of babies born in the U.S. last year