Health News

DHEC Continues Investigation of Bat Sightings at Hospital

3:53 PM, Feb 17, 2014

DHEC and the CDC are notifying more than 800 patients and 300 hospital staff that they should contact health officials to asses their potential risk for rabies exposure. 

Harm Can Continue Even After Bullying Stops

7:54 AM, Feb 17, 2014

Intervening early to stop bullying is important because the health effects - including anxiety, depression and impaired self-worth - can persist even after 

Genetically Engineered Crops in Nearly 12% of Fields

6:17 AM, Feb 13, 2014

Even as some U.S. consumers reject foods containing ingredients from genetically modified plants, farmers continue to embrace the technology.

Teens Feeling Stressed, Not Managing It Well

6:12 AM, Feb 11, 2014

Teens across the USA are feeling high levels of stress that they say negatively affect every aspect of their lives, a new national survey

Report: U.S. Failing To Protect Kids From HPV

7:49 AM, Feb 10, 2014

The USA is failing to protect children from preventable cancers that afflict 22,000 Americans a year by not vaccinating enough of them against HPV

New Rules Would Ensure Safety of Infant Formula

8:35 PM, Feb 6, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration is laying out new requirements to ensure the safety of infant formula.

New Inspector's Report on Dorn VA Allegations

6:35 PM, Feb 6, 2014

The Veteran's Affairs Office of Healthcare Inspections released a report citing deficiencies and including recommendations for the Dorn VA Medical Center Thursday.

How Your Technology is Causing Posture Problems

9:54 PM, Feb 5, 2014

(WLTX) - If you've been suffering from back or shoulder problems lately, it may be your cell phone or tablet's fault.

CVS Calls It Quits: No More Tobacco Products

8:37 AM, Feb 5, 2014

Drug store giant CVS Caremark announced Wednesday it will no longer sell tobacco products at its 7,600 pharmacies by Oct. 1.

Study: Treatment for Peanut Allergies is Possible

6:49 PM, Feb 4, 2014

The results from a study in Europe show that a small tolerance for children allergic to peanuts could be built up by introducing kids to increasing levels of peanut flour. The news comes as a source of hope for many parents of children who are allergic.

Who Will Handle Your Social Sites After You Die?

6:31 PM, Feb 4, 2014

What happens to your digital life after you die?

World Cancer Day 2014 Focuses on Debunking Myths

5:55 PM, Feb 4, 2014

Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- Today marks World Cancer day, where this year's efforts are on debunking the myths.

Obamacare Could Mean 2M Fewer Full-Time Workers

5:02 PM, Feb 4, 2014

Workers eligible to buy cheaper health insurance or receive financial incentives under the Affordable Care Act may choose to work fewer hours,

Tattoo Artists Use Ink to Help Breast Cancer Patients

8:01 PM, Feb 3, 2014

A Columbia-based tattoo artist has been invited on "The Doctors" to talk about her involvement in an organization that transforms breast cancer patients' scars into something beautiful.

Eating Too Much Added Sugar May be Killing You

4:35 PM, Feb 3, 2014

Sugar not only makes you fat, it may be killing you.