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Head Games: Virtual Reality Could Improve Brain Surgery

May 6
Virtual reality is about to enter the operating room. The breakthrough technology is being introduced at a gathering of neurosurgeons in Washington, D.C. Kara Finnstrom gets a sneak preview from the inventors in Southern California.

Toddlers Swipe and Scroll Before Learning to Walk

May 4
A new study found that by age 2, more than a third of children have spent at least an hour a day on digital devices. Author and pediatrician Dr. Laura Jana discusses her new book and whether the "device generation" is cause for concern.

The Failing Stigma and Treatment of Mental Illness

By EDGE | May 1
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and P.D. Alleva shares his thoughts on the stigma that keeps mental illness untreated and avoided.

Health Headlines: Breastfeeding Affects Mothers' Cancer Risk

Apr 30
New research finds another benefit of breastfeeding, and this one isn't for the baby, it's for the mom. Eboni Williams has the day's top health stories.

Immunization Week Raises Vaccination & HPV Awareness

By EDGE | Apr 29
The World Health Organization's World Immunization Week aims to raise awareness about the importance of vaccination to people of all ages and increase rates of immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases around the world.

Dramatic Spike in Synthetic Marijuana Overdoses

Apr 28
Public health officials are struggling to respond to a surge in overdoses from a designer drug known as "Spice." The man-made alternative to pot is sold online or in convenience stores. Jericka Duncan reports.

New Genetic Test Helps Gauge Breast, Ovarian Cancer Risk

Apr 24
A California startup is offering a cheaper and easier way to determine a woman's risk of getting the diseases. Dr. Holly Phillips joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the potentially life-saving genetic test that is now on the market.

CDC Comments On Recent Outbreak of HIV and HCV in Indiana

By EDGE | Apr 24
The CDC shares their recommendations for health departments and healthcare providers following the outbreak of HIV and HCV among injection drug users in Indiana.

Dr. Oz Mounts Spirited Defense Against Critical Letter

Apr 24
Dr. Mehmet Oz says last week's attack by 10 doctors who accused him of promoting "quack treatments" on his TV show was spurred by his vocal support for labeling genetically modified foods - a stance he says some if not all of those accusers oppose.

CDC Using New Technology to Track Listeria Illnesses

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Apr 23
The government is relying on some new technology - as well as a bit of luck - to track an outbreak of life-threatening listeria linked to Blue Bell ice cream products.

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