Help available for those struggling with depression during the holidays
- The holidays can be a tough time for people who suffer from depression. Local law enforcement agencies say they see a spike in suicidal calls this time of year.
US adult smoking rate dips just under 18 percent
- Smoking is the nation's leading cause of preventable illness. It's responsible for the majority of lung cancer deaths and is a factor in heart attacks and a variety of other illnesses.
Special Assignment: Tissue donation helps turn tragedy into healing
- An Augusta mother has turned her family's tragedy into a chance to help others heal, and in turn, it's helping her heal too.
CDC: E-cigarette use rising in high school kids
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report Thursday also found 13 percent of high school students recently smoked regular cigarettes.
Clinical trials on tap for possible Ebola vaccine
- Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health says that if those new studies go well, health officials could know by the middle of 2015 whether or not there is an effective vaccine.
Medicare proposes covering lung cancer screening
- Medicare had to decide separately whether to cover the screening. A final decision is due in February.
Consumers to get peek at 2015 health law premiums
- The Obama administration says starting this weekend, consumers can get an early peek at 2015 premiums and plans under the president's health law.
Ebola threat puts hosptial's protocol to test
- An Ebola threat at Doctor's Hospital turns out to be nothing more than a false alarm. A man coming back from Africa in the past 24 hours showed signs of the virus, but was cleared by the CDC Wednesday night. News 12 visited the room where the patient was treated to show you how the protocol works.
WHO: 5 more Ebola vaccines to be tested in Jan
- If those trials prove effective, larger trials testing the vaccines in West Africa could begin as soon as December, Kieny said. She said five other possible Ebola vaccines should start testing in January.
Federal officials: Dallas nurse free of Ebola
- Pham is one of two nurses in Dallas who became infected with Ebola while treating Thomas Eric Duncan, who died of the virus Oct. 8.
Georgia Gov. Deal forming Ebola response team
- Atlanta city officials have also asked department heads for plans and preventative strategies on Ebola and other diseases.
First US Ebola victim remembered for compassion
- Duncan's neighbors in Liberia believe he was infected by helping a pregnant neighbor who later died from Ebola.
New test to cause spike in illness cases in kids
- Starting Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is using a new, faster test which is expected to help the agency test four or five times more specimens per day that it has been.
UN now training Ebola survivors to help with care
- Sarah Crowe has been back in New York for a week after five weeks in West Africa, and she began her briefing by announcing her current body temperature and holding up a bottle of hand sanitizer.
Sen. Scott, Texas Gov. Perry call for travel ban due to Ebola
- Congressional Republicans are urging the Obama administration to impose a travel ban on West African countries at the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak.
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