CBS Atlanta Health News
- Millions Of Georgians Impacted By Insurance Company Data Breach Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens says that the recent data breach and cyber-attack of Anthem Inc.’s computer system has potentially impacted more than 3.7 million Georgians who may have had their personal information compromised. Anthem...
- Cannabis Oil: "It Will Help With The Pain And Make Life A Little More Bearable" State Representative Gloria Frazier (D-Hephzibah) is being credited with pushing to get Sickle cell anemia placed back in Georgia's medical marijuana bill. Sickle cell would be among the 9 qualifying illnesses that are included in the legislation. ...
- Study: Smokers May Tap Into Multiple Sources For Nicotine A major study on American smoking habits suggests e-cigarettes are often used to get a nicotine fix in places where taking a puff is usually frowned upon.
- Heat Blamed For Spray Vaccine's Failure Against Swine Flu The makers of the nasal spray version of the flu vaccine say now they know why it has failed to protect young U.S. children against swine flu — fragile doses got too warm.
- Woman Says She Had To Leave ER To Call 911 From Shopping Mall For Medical Help Christy Mitchell, who has a life-threatening disease says she had to leave a hospital emergency room and call 911 to get the care she needed.
- Study: Binge Drinkers 'Less Intelligent' People who binge drink tend to lack intelligence, a new study finds.
- Study: Stem Cell Breakthrough Opens Door To Same-Sex Couples Having Their Own Babies A stem cell research breakthrough achieved by Cambridge University shows the first fully “manufactured” baby can be created from the skin cells of two adults of the same gender – potentially opening the door to same-sex couples having their own...
- Charlotte Hospital System Reports 2 Deaths From Superbug North Carolina health officials say two Charlotte-area residents have died in recent months.
- Doctors Say Health Trackers And Fitness Apps Can Boost Care By monitoring health care applications, doctors can spot signs of disease or poor health earlier.
- Study: Preschoolers Who Nap May Sleep Worse At Night Young children that nap during the day may have a hard time sleeping at night, a new study finds.