Posted 3:01 PM 2/14/2013 by Lauren Molenburg
WASHINGTON (AP) - Patients who have lost their sight due to a rare disorder may be able to regain some vision using a new implantable device that takes the place of damaged cells inside the eye. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis (More)
Posted 8:10 PM 2/13/2013 by Connie Murphy
NEW YORK (AP) - Monster Beverage Corp. is changing the labeling on its cans so that its energy drinks will no longer be considered dietary supplements, a move that changes the federal guidelines the drinks must follow. Monster's CEO told the industry tracker Beverage Digest that the (More)
Posted 9:20 AM 2/12/2013 by Lauren Molenburg
WASHINGTON (AP) - Michael Lee knew he was still in bad shape when he left the hospital five days after emergency heart surgery. But he was so eager to escape the constant prodding and the roommate's loud TV that he tuned out the nurses' care instructions.
"I was really tired of Jerry (More)
Posted 12:36 PM 2/11/2013 by Alyse Rzemek
DENVER (AP) - A powerful drug that can stop an overdose in time to get medical help for an addict could be expanded in Colorado. The state Senate starts work Thursday on a bill to expand access to so-called "opioid antagonists," injected drugs that can stop an opiate overdose by (More)
Posted 9:49 AM 2/10/2013 by Matt Stafford
Here's a look at the deaths related to the massive snowstorm that blanketed the Northeast in 1 to 3 feet of snow and battered the coastline with high winds and some flooding: CONNECTICUT: - A 73-year-old man fell while cleaning up in Danbury and later died. - (More)
Posted 10:49 AM 2/8/2013 by Patricia Collier
ATLANTA (AP) - Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against the makers of surgical mesh used to treat incontinence and other pelvic problems in women.The lawsuits accuse the companies of inadequate testing, failing to disclose potential risks and fraudulently promoting the mesh as a safe (More)
Posted 6:59 PM 2/6/2013 by Matt Stafford
It's been part of the nation's ongoing mental health debate; what affect does repeat exposure to violence have on people? More specifically what affect do violent video games have?
The games known as first-person shooters have been extremely popular. They traditionally top the best seller (More)
Posted 12:05 PM 3/18/2013 by Matt Stafford
A mental health debate continues across the country, and a piece to it is the repeat exposure to violence through video games. Do violent video games increase a person's aggression?
News 5 spoke with some moms that think the violent video game discussion may be going a bit too far; they do (More)
Posted 10:57 AM 2/7/2013
Posted 10:59 AM 2/4/2013 by Tony Spehar - firstname.lastname@example.org
What if you woke up one day not recognizing anybody, having horrific hallucinations and you started forgetting how to speak?
That was the reality for a Colorado Springs woman whose condition baffled numerous doctors until the determination of her parents led to her being diagnosed with a disease so rare many in the medical community don't even know it exists.
We'll show you her story of survival.
Tune in on Tuesday at 6 and 10 p.m.
Posted 11:35 AM 2/3/2013 by Matt Stafford
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - An internal government audit finds the Fayetteville Veterans Affairs Medical Center failed to fully follow up with veterans considered high suicide risks after their hospital discharge. The Fayetteville Observer reports the VA is required to check on (More)
Posted 8:45 AM 2/2/2013 by Matt Stafford
Thousands of bunk beds are being recalled.
They're the World Imports bunk beds. The recall is because the openings between the metal rails at the ends are too wide; a child could get trapped.
The beds came in two models; twin over twin, and twin over futon. The beds were sold in (More)
Posted 5:40 PM 2/1/2013 by Alyse Rzemek
WASHINGTON (AP) - Goodbye candy bars and sugary cookies. Hello baked chips and diet sodas. The government for the first time is proposing broad new standards to make sure all foods sold in schools are more healthful, a change that would ban the sale of almost all candy, high-calorie (More)
Posted 2:10 PM 1/31/2013 by Patricia Collier
NEW YORK (AP) - Some bottles of Triaminic and Theraflu cold and allergy syrups are being recalled because the child-resistant bottle caps may be defective.The recall covers 142 production lots of Triaminic syrups and 41 lots of Theraflu syrups. Novartis, which produces the medicines, says (More)