The C-D-C reports about half of all Americans reported
taking one or more prescription drugs from 2007 to
In that same period, the
number of adults using anti-depressants
The CDC also says antibiotic prescriptions for people
experiencing cold symptoms dropped 39 percent between
2009 to 2010.
Women who go through menopause between the ages of
40 to 45 have a 40 percent higher risk of heart failure,
according to a new study in the Journal Menopause.
Researchers in Sweden looked at more than 22-thousand
women for the study.
They found the risk of heart failure increased even
more for early menopausal women who smoked at any
point in their lives.
and college football players who suffered a concussion
or have been playing for a long time have less volume
in the part of their brain that's important for memory.
That's according to a study in the Journal of the
American Medical Association.
Researchers also found the football players also exhibited
slower reaction time.
Those are some of today's top health stories.
Danielle Nottingham, CBS News, Los Angeles.