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Cellphones Don't Raise Risk of Brain Tumors in Kids, Study Finds

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Put down that cell phone, child! It'll rot your brain and give you cancer!
No reason to put the fear of God into your iPhone-loving kid. We can't comment on the brain rot, but a new study does show that chil...
Researchers found kids with brain tumors don't use cellphones any more often than kids who are cancer-free.

Young Cancer Survivors' Battles May Just Be Beginning

Ten percent of survivors are at higher risk of life-threatening tumors for the rest of their lives. Credit: Getty Images
Even when children beat the odds and survive cancer, they may not be out of danger.
A study by researchers at S...
Study finds childhood cancer survivors at higher risk of tumors throughout life.

States Consider Banning Teens From Tanning Beds

Watch a PSA using humor (sort of) to convince teens not to tan. Do you think this will work?
Citing skin cancer risks, legislators have debated over whether or not states should ban tanning beds used by minors. Credit: AP LOS ANGELES...
If a proposed law passes, California teens under 18 will need a fake ID to "fake and bake" themselves to a golden brown.

Parents of Toddler Fight to Survive After Both Mom and Dad Are Diagnosed With Cancer

Nathan Bond, a 38-year-old father from Brooklyn, N.Y., was diagnosed with Stage 3 colorectal cancer on Valentine's Day. About a week later, his wife, Elisa Bond, was diagnosed with breast cancer.
While Nathan was given a 60 percent cha...
Parents of toddler both diagnosed with cancer within a week of each other.

One Mom's Heartbreak: My 3-Year-Old Son Has Terminal Cancer

Cindy Campbell's son is battling terminal cancer, but she is still hoping for a miracle cure. Courtesy: Cindy Campbell Cindy Campbell was handed terrifying news last summer: Her 2-year-old son, Ty, was diagnosed with non-rhabdo epithel...As the days pass, the toddler's odds of survival grow slimmer.

Scott Hamilton Celebrates Beating Cancer as He Readies for 25th Anniversary of Stars on Ice Tour

Scott Hamilton has turned his own battle with cancer into a fight to help others. Credit: Paul Morigi, Getty Images for Edge Health As a four-time world champion figure skater and Olympic gold medalist, Scott Hamilton has bested many c...The figure skating star has overcome serious health threats, and is now working to help others with cancer.

Boy Becomes Unexpected Superhero, Inspiring Others After His Death

Ryan Lamantia loved Spider-Man. The boy died, but his heroic spirit lives on. Courtesy Mary Lamantia
If anyone needs proof that children are larger than life, this story should provide it.
About a month ago, Mary Lamantia was perusi...
Teen finds family of inspirational boy who died of cancer on Facebook.

Amazing Kids: Sweet Sisters Tend Honey Hives for Lives

Carly and Molly Houlahan started Hives for Lives following their paternal grandfather's death from cancer. Credit: Hives for Lives With a big assist from thousands of bees, two suburban Philadelphia sisters have created a super sweet business th...Hives 4 Lives has donated more than $170,000 to cancer research.

In-Vitro Babies Show (Slightly) Higher Risk for Cancer

Research shows invitro babies may be at higher risk of birth defects. Credit: Stefan Wermuth, AFP/Getty Images
Many people feared "test tube babies" in the '70s and '80s. The whole in-vitro thing seemed so unnatural. Critics feared it would ...

Amazing Dad: Bruce Feiler

Bruce Feiler and his family. Credit: Kelly Hike
Amazing Dad: Bruce Feiler, author of "The Council of Dads: My Daughters, My Illness, and the Men Who Could Be Me" Bruce's Family: Wife: Linda Rottenberg, married seven years; Kids: Twins Eden and...

Boy, 4, with Leukemia Underscores Need for Multiracial Bone Marrow Donors

Watch CBS News Videos Online Four-year-old Devan Tatlow's life depends on doctors finding a bone marrow donor for the boy by the end of July. If he was Caucasian, those odds would be pretty good, but, because the boy is of mixed-race, he and h...

'Cake Boss' Grants Wish for Girl With Cancer

"Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro helps Grace Doran ice a cupcake. Credit: NBC Philadelphia
Nine-year-old Grace Doran had a sweet dream: To meet the "Cake Boss." Since she was diagnosed with cancer of the lymph system in May 2009, the one thing tha...

Amazing Mom: Saranne Rothberg

Lauriel and her mother Saranne Rothberg want to make sick people laugh. Credit: Courtesy of The ComedyCures Foundation. Amazing Mom: Saranne Rothberg, founder of the The ComedyCures Foundation, which uses therapeutic comedy programs to help the sic...

Protect Your Kids From This Toxic Ingredient

Dear Karla, Some friends of mine have been talking about toxic ingredients that can change the natural levels of hormones in our children, especially in products that we put on their skin. Do you know what they are talking about? Is there something ...

How to Optimize Your Child's Bone Health

Dear Karla, I grew up with the message that I had to drink lots of milk so that I'd get enough calcium for healthy, strong bones. I know that in today's society, dairy items are not necessarily as popular as they once were, and my family does not ea...

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