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November 16th, 2011
10:02 AM ET

Gabby Giffords's road to recovery – Sanjay Gupta looks at her progress

Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman who was shot in the head during a shooting rampage in January, appeared in her first television interview late Monday night. Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly talked with ABC News' Dianne Sawyer about the highs and lows of her recovery. Giffords could clearly understand the questions put to her, but was able to respond only in simple words.

Christine Romans and Carol Costello talk with CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta about Giffords' current medical state.


Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords • Health
November 14th, 2011
11:40 AM ET

Evelyn Lauder, who created breast cancer's pink ribbon, dies at 75

Evelyn Lauder, a member of the Estee Lauder cosmetic company who helped create the iconic pink ribbon, died Saturday in New York City at the age of seventy five.  Lauder developed a global campaign for breast cancer awareness and raised millions of dollars put towards medical research.

Alina Cho speaks with John Demsey, group president of Estee Lauder, to discuss the major impact that Evelyn Lauder had on the fight against breast cancer.


Filed under: Health
November 9th, 2011
11:04 AM ET

New study shows children with autism have more neurons – could help unlock the mystery of autism

About 1 in 110 children have Autism Spexctrum Disorder, according to the CDC. But researchers are still unsure what exactly causes the disorder. But a new study may shed some needed light on this medical mystery. According to the study, published in the Nov. 9th issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, autistic children have heavier brains and 67% more neurons.

CNN's Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen has the findings – and some advice for parents who suspect their children have autism.


Filed under: Autism • Health
November 7th, 2011
10:19 AM ET

Magic Johnson's battle with HIV – 20 years later

Twenty years ago today, Magic Johnson made an announcement that stunned America: he had contracted the HIV virus. Johnson is still HIV positive, but he's managed to keep his condition from developing into AIDS.

CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen explains the secret Johnson's good health and the medical advances in the treatment of HIV/AIDS over the last 20 years.


Filed under: Health
November 4th, 2011
12:34 PM ET

Is your child suffering unnecessary pain? Elizabeth Cohen explains

When your child breaks a bone or needs surgery, they could end up suffering with pain more than they have to.

A new study finds that kids are still in pain even months after some medical procedures.

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains what a parent can do to ease a child's pain, and how to tell when a child is in pain.


Filed under: Health • Kids
November 3rd, 2011
12:53 PM ET

Study links Chantix to increased depression, suicide – Sanjay Gupta weighs in

A new study suggests that Chantix, a drug used to help people quit smoking, should not be used as a first-line treatment for smoking cessation, due to the risk of serious adverse effects. Previous research showed a link between increased heart attack risk while using Chantix. This new study found that Chantix appears to increase the risk of suicidal behavior.

Carol Costello and Cristine Romans speak with CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta to break down the study's findings.


Filed under: Health
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