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High School Students Need More Sleep, Study Finds

HEALTH | Thursday Aug 28, 2014
A study finds early school start times negatively effect high school students, and may lead to obesity, high-blood pressure and depression. Dr. Jon LaPook reports.

Tax Refunds May Get Hit Due to Health Law Credits

HEALTH | By Richardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Aug 28
Taxes? Who wants to think about taxes around Labor Day? But if you count on your tax refund and you're one of the millions getting tax credits to help pay health insurance premiums under President Barack Obama's law, it's not too early.

Participants load a stretcher into an ambulance during a training course to instruct non-governmental organisation (NGO) workers and doctors on how to deal with the Ebola virus.

3rd Doctor Dies From Ebola in Sierra Leone

HEALTH | By Clarence Roy-Macaulay | Aug 27
A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as health workers tried to determine how a fourth scientist also contracted the disease before being evacuated to Europe.

Niki Quasney, left, talks about her ongoing battle with ovarian cancer as her partner, Amy Sandler.

Health-Care Fears Loom Large in Gay Marriage Cases

HEALTH | By Rick Callahan | Aug 25
Dozens of same-sex couples are challenging Indiana's and Wisconsin's gay marriage bans in a case being heard Tuesday in the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. Looming large in the case is the issue of medical emergencies they face.

DTK provides contraception to 22 countries

DKT Provides Contraception to Women in Tanzania and Myanmar

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 25
In an effort to provide contraceptives to those who need it, DKT International announces the opening of offices in Iran, Tanzania and Myanmar to offer family planning, reproductive health products and services and HIV/AIDS prevention.

A Closer Look at Discrimination Within Assisted Living Facilities

HEALTH | By Christiana Lilly | Aug 24
Because LGBT seniors are more likely to be single, and without someone to care for them in old age, more are looking to find an assisted living facility to live in. However, many such facilities are not welcoming.

What It Means to be Asexual

HEALTH | By Nicole Wiesenthal | Aug 24
People who identify as asexual can be romantically attracted to a spectrum of people, just like sexual people.

Workout :: "I Walk"

HEALTH | By Blake Beckcom | Aug 24
As a form of exercise, walking is absolutely better than doing nothing. The key is pace.

The State of Transgender Healthcare

HEALTH | By Pat Magee, MSW | Aug 23
I've yet to meet a gay or lesbian person who needed to be treated medically for their sexual orientation. But many, if not most, transgender people require medical treatment to find some sense of relief and comfort with their bodies.

Ebola victim Dr. Kent Brantly, left, embraces Dr. Bruce Ribner, medical director of Emory's Infectious Disease Unit.

American Ebola Doc Urges Help Fighting Outbreak

HEALTH | By Kathleen Foody | Aug 22
As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in.

How to Stay Grounded in the Information Age

HEALTH | Aug 22
Best-selling author Daniel Levitin has a new book which details how to take charge of your brain amid a multitude of distractions. Levitin joins the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts to talk about multi-tasking, memory and more.