CBS Atlanta Health News
- Study: Fewer Kids Have Severe Mental Health Issues, Take More Medicine Than Ever Before Contrary to public perception and horrific cases that make headlines, serious mental problems are declining among the nation's youth, and there has been a big rise in how many are getting help, a new study finds.
- Discovery Opens Door For Homemade Morphine, Painkillers Scientists have figured out all the steps to make morphine and similar painkillers without using opium poppies, opening the door for home-brewed drugs and even wider abuse.
- Study: Couples Having More Sex Are Less Happy, Have Lower Sexual Desire Despite vast amounts of research claiming that having more sex increases happiness, a new study finds couples who increased their sexual frequency actually saw a decline in happiness and desire for sex.
- Can Too Much Vitamin D Be Dangerous? A new study finds that people rarely suffer harmful side effects when taking large amounts of vitamin D.
- Study: Ebola May Live On Hospital Surfaces For Days The Ebola virus may live on hospital surfaces for up to two weeks, a new study finds.
- Study: Kids Suffering From 'Night Terrors' More Likely To Sleepwalk Children who suffer from “night terrors” may be more likely to sleepwalk, a new study finds.
- Study: Frequent Aspirin Use Reduces Risk Of Cervical Cancer By Half Frequent users of Aspirin have a 47 percent reduced risk of cervical cancer, although acetaminophen use was not linked to any decreased risk.
- Magazine Prints Cover Using HIV-Positive Blood Infused With Ink A progressive men’s magazine created a provocative cover that is printed with ink containing people’s HIV-positive blood to “reignite” conversations about HIV and AIDS.
- Georgia Governor Signs Bill Including Insurance For Kids With Autism Many parents who have struggled to get medical help for their autistic children will now qualify for insurance coverage under a new law signed Wednesday by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.
- Weight Watchers Founder Jean Nidetch Dies At Age 91 Jean Nidetch was a New York housewife who tackled her own obesity, then shared her guiding principles with others in meetings that became known as Weight Watchers.