A new study finds that children born to older fathers were at higher risk for autism, bipolar disorder and a range of other psychiatric problems. Does this mean that men should factor age into their family planning? Anderson asked Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
A new medical study is raising questions about the acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol and many popular painkillers. Pregnant women have long been told Tylenol, unlike aspirin or ibuprofen, is safe for their developing babies. But in a new study researchers found that children whose moms took Tylenol while pregnant were more likely to develop A.D.H.D. The study didn't find that Tylenol caused A.D.H.D, but it did find a link. Anderson discussed it with Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
Veteran NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw has revealed that he has cancer. He was diagnosed in August and says his doctors are encouraged with his progress. Brokaw is battling multiple myeloma which mainly affects blood cells in the bone marrow. Anderson discussed today's news with Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
The FDA is raising red flags about popular painkillers. The agency is asking doctors to stop prescribing drugs that have more than 325 milligrams of acetaminophen per dose.Acetaminophen is found in powerful prescription painkillers like Percoset and Vicodin and also in over-the-counter drugs like Tylenol. Taking too much can cause liver failure or even death. Anderson discusses this with Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
33-year-old Marlise Munoz remains on a ventilator in a Texas hospital against her family's wishes, weeks after her doctors declared her brain-dead. The hospital says state law prevents them from removing Munoz from life support machines, because she is pregnant. Now her family is taking legal action. Anderson discussed this heartbreaking case with Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Criminal Defense Attorney Mark Geragos, and Former Federal Prosecutor Sunny Hostin.
Families desperate for access to medical marijuana are moving to Colorado from other states. That includes the Riddle family. They say medical marijuana helped save their little boy's life, and now they want to end his chemotherapy. Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta has their story.
Anderson discussed all of this with Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
13-year-old Jahi McMath went to the hospital for a tonsillectomy. After severe complications from the surgery Jahi's doctors declared her brain dead. But her family believes otherwise. They won a battle to move her out of the hospital and into a new facility. Dan Simon has the latest on the case.
Anderson discussed this with Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
Dr. Lynn Webster is a pillar of the pain community. He's an anesthesiologist and pain medicine specialist who's considered a leading expert on how to safely prescribe powerful painkillers. There is no clinical evidence that prescription painkillers are effective over the long term for chronic pain. But Dr. Webster has been preaching these powerful meds can be used for long term pain, provided it is done responsibly. It has come as a surprise to many that the Drug Enforcement Agency is investigating him and he's facing a string of lawsuits after the deaths of multiple patients. Despite all of this, Dr. Webster still has his prescription pad. Dr. Sanjay Gupta has the story.
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