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Latest Stories Ben Fowlkes: Sanctioned testosterone use already an epidemic in MMA worldupdated: Thu Jul 19 2012 12:28:00

UFC light heavyweight Forrest Griffin and I are only about three months apart in age, so you can understand why I was concerned recently when I heard that the 33-year-old fighter had been granted a therapeutic-use exemption (TUE) for testosterone prior to his UFC 148 bout in Nevada earlier this month. We all know testosterone levels decline naturally as we get older, but I didn't think guys our age had to worry about it yet. I mean, I feel fine. Maybe the workouts (and, okay, the hangovers) are a little tougher to recover from than they were 10 years ago, but come on, Forrest. We're still young men, are we not?

The risks of anti-aging medicineupdated: Fri Mar 30 2012 16:26:00

Hanneke Hops wasn't afraid of dying. What concerned her was growing old and not being able to run marathons, ride horses, or fly planes. So the 56-year-old Hayward, California, woman turned to Alan Mintz, M.D. -- a radiologist who founded the Cenegenics Medical Institute in Las Vegas, which specializes in "age management medicine."

Argentina's president set to undergo surgery for thyroid cancerupdated: Wed Jan 04 2012 06:54:00

Argentina's president is scheduled to temporarily hand over power Wednesday as she undergoes thyroid cancer surgery.

La operación de Cristina Fernández de Kirchnerupdated: Wed Jan 04 2012 06:54:00

Un experto explica como será operada la presidenta de Argentina de cáncer de tiroides.

Argentina's Fernandez sworn in againupdated: Tue Dec 27 2011 21:30:00

CNN's Brian Byrnes reports on Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner being sworn in for a second term.

Doctors diagnose Argentinian president with thyroid cancerupdated: Tue Dec 27 2011 21:30:00

Argentina's president will undergo surgery next week after doctors diagnosed her with thyroid cancer, a spokesman said Tuesday.

Artificial pancreas could be 'holy grail' for Type 1 diabetics updated: Sat Nov 26 2011 08:31:00

Kerry Morgan was just 3 years old when she participated in her first clinical trial for type 1 diabetes prevention. She didn't have the disease, but her 7-year old sister did and there was concern that she might develop it, too. During the trial she was given one shot of insulin a day in the hope that it would stave off the disease, but a year later, she was officially diagnosed. David Epstein: NFL and Players' Union at odds over validity of HGH testupdated: Fri Sep 02 2011 15:39:00

The NFL Player's Association has confounded the NFL and science experts in recent weeks by debating the validity of an HGH test that has been widely stamped for a approval by independent scientists, leaving some of those involved in the meetings to suggest that union politics are obstructing the process of drug testing. On Friday, owners of all 32 NFL teams received notice from the league that the HGH test would not be in place for the start of the regular season, though that was the previously agreed upon goal of the NFL and the NFLPA.

Perjury trial of baseball legend Clemens begins this weekupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 05:53:00

For baseball fans, July signals the midpoint of America's pastime: the All-Star Game, the full swing of pennant races.

Why am I only 5 feet tall?updated: Mon Jun 27 2011 07:35:00

I'm a boy and I'm 14 years old. I'm also exactly 5 feet tall. What is wrong with me? Missy Elliott: My Battle with Graves' Diseaseupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 12:53:00

"You live with it for the rest of your life," the Grammy winner tells PEOPLE

Missy Elliott battles with Graves' diseaseupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 12:20:00

For more than a decade, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott was one of the leading ladies of hip-hop.

Should I see a specialist about not having periods?updated: Mon Apr 11 2011 08:25:00

I have not had a period for the past five years and before that I had a normal menstrual cycle for 10 years. I went to both my primary care doctor and gynecologist but after the initial blood work and pelvic ultrasound came back normal, it was decided I should go on birth control and stay on it until I reach menopause age. I really don't like the idea of being on birth control for the next 20 years. Is there another specialist I should see or another test I should ask for specifically?

EPA boosts radiation monitoring after low levels found in milkupdated: Thu Mar 31 2011 18:51:00

There is no health risk from consuming milk with extremely low levels of radiation, like those found in Washington state and California, experts said Thursday, echoing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

EPA boosts radiation monitoring, says levels are lowupdated: Thu Mar 31 2011 07:46:00

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday it is increasing its nationwide monitoring of radiation in milk, precipitation, drinking water, and other outlets in response to the ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan.

Senate: Will Japan radiation hurt U.S.?updated: Thu Mar 31 2011 07:46:00

The Senate energy committee hears testimony about the possible impact on the U.S. of radioactive releases from Japan.

Does radiation from dental X-rays cause thyroid cancer?updated: Wed Mar 30 2011 10:12:00

I have heard that there is an increase in the number of people getting thyroid cancer. Is this true and is radiation from dental X-rays a cause for the increase?

Congressman wants feds to hand out iodide pillsupdated: Tue Mar 29 2011 19:55:00

A Massachusetts congressman called on the federal government Tuesday to distribute potassium iodide pills to Americans living near nuclear reactors, a preventive step one expert warns might do more harm than good.

Japan's nuclear contamination spreads to more U.S. statesupdated: Tue Mar 29 2011 05:46:00

Minuscule levels of radiation from Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant incident have been detected in a widening number of U.S. states, but the Environmental Protection Agency reaffirmed this week that the levels represent no threat to public health.

Plutonium found in Fukushima plant soilupdated: Tue Mar 29 2011 05:46:00

CNN's Suzanne Malveaux asked Martin Savidge about the soil contaminated by plutonium in 5 different locations at Japan's Fukushima plant.

Radiation in seawater off nuclear plant spikes to 1,250 times normalupdated: Sat Mar 26 2011 09:18:00

Levels of radioactive iodine in seawater just offshore of the embattled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant spiked to more than 1,250 times higher than normal, Japan's nuclear and industrial safety agency said Saturday.

Japan town struggles with leaders goneupdated: Sat Mar 26 2011 09:18:00

With half of its leaders missing, residents of Otsuchi, Japan, struggle to rebuild their lives. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

After radiation spike, tests show tap water safe for babies in Tokyoupdated: Thu Mar 24 2011 17:11:00

New tests Thursday showed that radioactive iodine in Tokyo's tap water has dropped to levels considered safe for babies -- just hours after authorities announced plans to distribute bottled water to tens of thousands of parents around the Japanese metropolis.

Effect of radiation on humans still harbors mysteriesupdated: Tue Mar 22 2011 16:55:00

Japan's alarm over radiation found in spinach and milk has also raised questions, given that little is known about its effect on the human body.

Traces of radiation from Japanese nuclear plant surface in Californiaupdated: Sat Mar 19 2011 02:58:00

A radiation monitor in California has detected a trace of radioactive material from the stricken nuclear power plant in Japan, the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization said Friday.

Chinese people panic, hoard saltupdated: Fri Mar 18 2011 17:11:00

CNN's Eunice Yoon reports on China's response to Japan's nuclear crisis.

Chinese scramble to buy salt as radiation fears growupdated: Fri Mar 18 2011 17:11:00

Chinese shoppers in Beijing and Shanghai cleared salt from supermarket shelves Thursday amid fears of a potential radiation crisis from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Nuclear reactor problem explainedupdated: Wed Mar 16 2011 07:21:00

Japan's NHK network explains nuclear reactors and how the systems failed during the earthquake and subsequent tsunami.

Q&A: Is Japan facing nuclear nightmare?updated: Wed Mar 16 2011 07:21:00

The crisis at an earthquake-damaged nuclear plant in Japan continued Tuesday, as radiation levels rose to dangerous levels following an explosion at a third overheating reactor.

How can I lose weight if I have hypothyroidism?updated: Fri Mar 11 2011 10:34:00

How can I lose weight when I have hypothyroidism and I can't do strenuous exercise? My doctor is still adjusting my thyroid medication, so my TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) is still high at 22. Added to that, I've got heart problems and have been told by my cardiologist not to do strenuous exercise! I do a lot of walking and typically do 10,000 steps a day. I've been doing a low fat 1,400 calorie diet with no result. I was thinking about a low-carb 1,200 calorie diet and upping my steps to 15,000 a day but I'm wondering what else I can do when I can't exert myself. Steven Marrocco: Antonio Silva reflects on Fedor upsetupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 17:20:00

Antonio Silva leaned against the cage, staring straight ahead, readying himself for a very difficult task: five more minutes with Fedor Emelianenko. He knew he had the gas in the tank to do it, but he also knew that it was the most dangerous point in the fight. He had stood toe-to-toe with Emelianenko in the first round and soundly dominated the second. But the great Fedor was now backed into the corner, and that meant he had to be extra vigilant of the armbars and overhand rights that had squashed so many who thought they were ahead until they very violently weren't.

Severely short Ecuadorians resistant to diabetes, cancer, study saysupdated: Wed Feb 16 2011 14:23:00

For years, Dr. Jaime Guevara-Aguirre of Quito, Ecuador, noticed that his shortest patients never seemed to get the common ailments that befell others. Ben Fowlkes: CSAC Commission's handling of Sonnen appeal brings more questionsupdated: Sat Dec 04 2010 18:51:00

In the history books the ancient Greeks are always getting together one tribunal or another to solve some major crisis. As the California State Athletic Commission demonstrated on Thursday afternoon, that tradition is still alive in our culture. Only now instead of gathering our wisest and most influential citizens, we pretty much just settle for whoever isn't stuck at the airport that day.

Why am I so tired?updated: Mon Sep 27 2010 12:30:00

The bounce in your step has become a plod. Climbing stairs feels like summiting Mount Everest. Your brain's mired in fog. Whatever your personal energy crisis might be, it's time to act.

Banned rugby player found deadupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 05:41:00

Former British professional rugby player Terry Newton, who had tested positive for human growth hormone, was found dead over the weekend.

Concerned about Avandia? Here are other optionsupdated: Fri Sep 24 2010 13:03:00

Edward Darden started taking the diabetes drug Avandia in 2006 to help control his blood sugar and was doing just fine, he said. But he became concerned when he saw warnings linking the drug to a 43 percent increased risk of heart attack, following the 2007 release of a study in the New England Journal of Medicine.

FDA restricts diabetes drugupdated: Fri Sep 24 2010 13:03:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains the controversy behind the diabetes drug Avandia.

Clemens pleads not guilty to perjury charge in steroid caseupdated: Tue Aug 31 2010 11:57:00

Major league pitching legend Roger Clemens pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he lied to Congress during a 2008 investigation into the use of performance-enhancing drugs in baseball.

Clemens: 'I've never taken steroids'updated: Tue Aug 31 2010 11:57:00

On February 13, 2008, baseball great Roger Clemens denied his former trainer's allegations of steroid use.

Roger Clemens' legal woesupdated: Fri Aug 20 2010 11:18:00

CNN's American Morning talks to a panel about baseball great Roger Clemens facing perjury charges.

Baseball star Clemens charged with perjury in steroid testimonyupdated: Fri Aug 20 2010 11:18:00

Retired baseball star Roger Clemens says he's looking forward to fighting perjury and other charges brought against him Thursday and again denied he ever used performance-enhancing drugs.

4 surprising reasons women can't lose weightupdated: Wed Aug 11 2010 08:14:00

Most of us already know that eating less and moving more are the keys to dropping extra pounds. But if you're already doing everything "right" and can't seem to lose weight -- or are even gaining it -- you may have a hidden health condition that's sabotaging your efforts. And the symptoms may be so subtle that even your doctor can miss them. Here, some possible weight-loss blockers -- and how to get the help you need.

How soon should I worry about a missed period?updated: Mon Jul 26 2010 13:06:00

If you know that you are not pregnant, how long is too long before you should be alarmed if you don't have your period? What could be the possible reasons for a delayed period? When should you see a doctor?

Is my thyroid causing fatigue, hair loss?updated: Wed Jun 02 2010 11:53:00

I was diagnosed with a slightly slower thyroid about a year ago when I was on the Atkins diet. I went off the diet, gained back the weight and now I am having the hardest time losing it again. My hair is half its usual thickness and I am tired all the time. Can this be from my thyroid?

Stranded woman unable to find life-saving medicationupdated: Tue Apr 20 2010 07:57:00

A woman stuck in the United Kingdom because of the ash cloud and unable to secure medication for a life-threatening condition has called on the U.S. government to take urgent action to help stranded Americans return home.

Virginia family separated by ashupdated: Tue Apr 20 2010 07:57:00

Parents and kids are separated because of the volcanic ash problem. CNN's Sarah Lee sees how the family is coping.

Odesnik agrees to provisional suspensionupdated: Mon Apr 19 2010 16:00:00

American Wayne Odesnik has accepted "a voluntary provisional suspension" from tennis after pleading guilty to importing human growth hormone into Australia. Joe Posnanski: Jose Reyes' thyroid proves that with the Mets it's always somethingupdated: Wed Mar 10 2010 21:40:00

Of course, different people have different ideas about what makes an exciting baseball player. But, in general, the blueprint would look an awful lot like Jose Reyes. David Epstein: First positive test is at least a warning to other HGH usersupdated: Wed Feb 24 2010 10:31:00

WHISTLER, British Columbia -- On Monday, British rugby player Terry Newton made sports history with the announcement that he had become the first athlete to test positive for human growth hormone. Newton's positive test (out of competition) came in November, and he has been banned from rugby for two years by the United Kingdom Anti-Doping Agency.

What really killed Jane Austen?updated: Wed Dec 02 2009 17:37:00

It is a truth universally acknowledged -- or nearly so -- that Jane Austen, the author of "Pride and Prejudice," died of a rare illness called Addison's disease, which robs the body of the ability to make critical hormones.

Women's health problems doctors still missupdated: Mon Oct 26 2009 12:07:00

Ashley Price felt terrible. She was tired, dizzy spells came and went, dark splotches popped up on her chest for no reason, and she'd gained 50 pounds in two years. Some days she was starving; other days she could barely eat. Her doc suggested that her problems would go away if Price just ate less and exercised more, even though she was dieting and working out regularly. Price demanded thyroid tests, only to have them come back normal.

Is there a hyperthyroid treatment for people with iodine allergy?updated: Wed Oct 14 2009 16:54:00

Are there any treatments for hyperthyroidism when the patient is severely allergic to iodine?

Is hypothyroidism common in someone's early 20s?updated: Wed Aug 19 2009 13:56:00

Is hypothyroidism common in a person's early 20s? How long does it take to find the correct dose of medication to regulate it?

Why am I getting unwanted facial hair at age 41?updated: Mon Jul 27 2009 09:39:00

I am 41 years old and for a while now I have noticed hair growing under my chin. Is that because I might have low levels of estrogen? I know I can remove them with laser but why is this happening?

Your period: What's normal, what's not, what to doupdated: Wed Jun 17 2009 11:57:00

Your period comes at the same time every month ... except when it doesn't. Suddenly, without warning, you're early or late, or your flow is heavy, light, or nonexistent (and you know you're not pregnant!). You and millions of women understandably wonder, Is this normal or is something terribly wrong?

I noticed a strand of gray hair on my childupdated: Mon May 25 2009 09:16:00

I noticed a single strand of grey hair on my 3½ year old daughter today. I would like to know if it could be external factors or some vitamin deficiency. There is no known history of young children having grey hair in either my or my wife's family. She is a healthy child. We are vegetarians and our ethnic background is Asian.

DNA test could shed light on Lincoln's last days, doctor saysupdated: Tue May 05 2009 16:05:00

Was President Abraham Lincoln dying of a rare genetic disease when an assassin killed him in 1865?

Would human growth hormone help cancer patients?updated: Wed Apr 15 2009 09:34:00

Do you believe it would help cancer patients to have lots of human growth hormone, which seems to be so beneficial for athletes?

Are my daily low blood-sugar spells dangerous?updated: Wed Mar 25 2009 09:33:00

I tend to get low blood sugar at times throughout the day. I work out on a regular basis and have difficulty knowing when to eat, what to eat, how much to eat before a workout. So, information on that would be helpful. David Epstein: Players union, some agents failed to protect players from themselvesupdated: Wed Feb 11 2009 17:29:00

Every year during spring training, Donald Fehr, the executive director of Major League Baseball's Players Association, travels across the country. He starts in Arizona and ends in Florida, stopping along the way to brief every team on the key issues for the year.

Why haven't I had a period?updated: Mon Feb 02 2009 09:27:00

I haven't had my period since this past May. I've taken home pregnancy tests and had blood tests just to make sure. What's wrong with me?

Larry King: Oprah's weightupdated: Wed Jan 07 2009 10:37:00

Larry talks with his panel about Oprah Winfrey's struggle with her weight and how she is dealing with it.

Oprah on her battle with weightupdated: Wed Jan 07 2009 10:37:00

Four years ago, when Oprah managed to get down to a trim and fit 160 pounds, she thought she'd hit on a foolproof formula for permanent weight loss. Then life --in the form of a thyroid problem and a killer schedule-- intervened. Last year she was back up to the 200-pound mark and knew something had to change. After a desperately needed time-out to reflect and recharge, here's what she's learned, what she's doing differently, and what's next.

Dealing with thyroid problemsupdated: Thu Jul 03 2008 18:03:00

CNN's Judy Fortin explores a condition known as hypothyroidism.

Tiny thyroid can be big problem when it's off kilterupdated: Thu Jul 03 2008 18:03:00

Growing up, my Sherman tank-like aunt constantly blamed her thyroid for inability to lose weight. Vitamin D Lowers Diabetes Riskupdated: Thu Mar 13 2008 21:00:00

Supplementing infants' diets with vitamin D may cut their risk of developing type 1 diabetes in later life

CNNMoney: Tercica stock surges on FDA approvalupdated: Fri Aug 31 2007 05:20:00

Tercica's stock climbed more than 4 percent on Friday after the biotech said it received FDA approval for a growth disorder drug.

CNNMoney: FDA clears drug for rare growth diseaseupdated: Thu Aug 30 2007 07:14:00

U.S. health officials have approved an Ipsen drug for treating a rare and potentially life-threatening disease called acromegaly, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.

CNNMoney: Stem cells could treat diabetesupdated: Sun Jun 24 2007 23:42:00

Early-stage studies in mice have shown that adult blood could be a richer source of insulin-creating stem cells than fertilized eggs, according to Dr. Yong Zhao, assistant professor at the University of Illinois.

CNNMoney: An insulin alternative?updated: Sun Jun 24 2007 23:38:00

Diabetics taking the blood-sugar drug Byetta had about one-sixth the risk of hypoglycemia compared to those taking insulin, according to study results from Byetta-makers Amylin and Lilly.

CNNMoney: Merck sees long-term benefits from Januviaupdated: Sat Jun 23 2007 02:58:00

Merck's new drug Januvia controls blood-sugar in two-thirds of diabetics when combined with the drug metformin, the company said Saturday. Paula Abdul Opens Up About Her Healthupdated: Sat Jun 02 2007 19:42:00

Paula Abdul, who said Thursday she is "deeply hurt" that a phone call with her reps was leaked to the press, opened up to PEOPLE about how she's doing.

Feeling lethargic, moody, tired, fat? It could be your thyroid updated: Thu May 10 2007 10:14:00

Most people say they're tired when they skip their morning run or nod off during their favorite 9 o'clock sitcom. But if you want to know about real bone-crunching fatigue, the kind that chains you to your bed, ask someone with a thyroid disorder.

Human growth hormone use rises, but is it legal? updated: Wed Apr 11 2007 12:55:00

Like many baby boomers over 50, Beth Lothamer was feeling her age.

Human growth hormone popularity soars, legal status fuzzyupdated: Tue Apr 10 2007 15:04:00

Like many baby boomers over 50, Beth Lothamer was feeling her age. "I just didn't feel good any more. I wasn't sleeping. I just didn't feel right." She took her concerns to a Kansas City, Kansas, endocrinologist, Dr. Jackie Springer, who prescribed replacement hormones including a daily injection of human growth hormone, also known as HGH.

CNNMoney: Novartis vs. Merck over diabetesupdated: Tue Jun 13 2006 10:23:00

Merck and Novartis both released studies on experimental diabetes drugs Tuesday, signaling an imminent market face-off between potential blockbusters.

CNNMoney: Merck sees some hypoglycemia drug successupdated: Sat Jun 10 2006 09:21:00

In its face-off with Novartis over the multi-billion dollar diabetes market, Merck revealed a study Saturday showing that its experimental drug Januvia slashed the risk of hypoglycemia more than sixfold while matching a generic drug's ability to reduce blood-sugar level.

Sharon heart operation set for Thursdayupdated: Sun Jan 01 2006 07:54:00

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will have an operation Thursday to repair a small hole in his heart, his office said Sunday.

Rehnquist treated at hospital for feverupdated: Thu Aug 04 2005 18:54:00

Chief Justice William Rehnquist was treated for a fever at a hospital Thursday afternoon and returned home later, a Supreme Court spokesman said.

Rehnquist has thyroid cancer surgeryupdated: Mon Oct 25 2004 12:00:00

Chief Justice William Rehnquist has undergone throat surgery after a diagnosis of thyroid cancer, but is expected to be released from the hospital this week, according to the Supreme Court.

CNNMoney: Mylan to buy King Pharmaceuticalsupdated: Mon Jul 26 2004 06:18:00

Mylan Laboratories said Monday it agreed to acquire troubled drugmaker King Pharmaceuticals Inc. for about $4 billion, adding patent-protected brand drugs to Mylan's generic-drug offerings.

Hosp ruled out as Kostelic on mendupdated: Tue Jan 27 2004 05:04:00

Austrian slalom specialist Nicole Hosp has been ruled out for the rest of the World Cup season after breaking her left ankle while jogging.

Fortune: COMPANIES TO WATCHupdated: Mon Oct 22 1990 00:01:00

NICHOLS INSTITUTE -- Okay, managers, time to take notes. The case study is this San Juan Capistrano, California, company, which performs diagnostic tests for hospitals, physicians, and laboratories...

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