1,000 people in Arizona may have been exposed to measles, health officials say

CBS Health - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 2:30am
Arizona health officials say about 1,000 people, including 200 children, may have exposed to measles as the outbreak traced to Disneyland spreads.
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California officials call e-cigarettes a health threat

CBS Health - 2 hours 18 min ago
State health officials worry young people will become addicted if the devices remain unregulated
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Girl helps paramedics through sign language skills

CBS Health - 3 hours 39 min ago
A 10-year-old in Kansas used her signing skills to assist emergency health care workers with a car crash victim
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Soda habit may prompt early puberty in girls

CBS Health - 7 hours 6 min ago
Sugary drinks containing sucrose, glucose or corn syrup have already been linked to weight gain
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Online social support may help you lose weight

CBS Health - 7 hours 10 min ago
A large circle on social media could be the key to slimming down
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​"Long life" gene might also make some smarter

CBS Health - 7 hours 22 min ago
As people live longer, scientists and doctors have struggled to ensure mental function doesn't age as rapidly too
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More children get vaccinated amid measles outbreak fears

CBS Health - 10 hours 17 min ago
Illinois health officials are looking into whether a case of measles can be traced to Disneyland. So far, at least 88 people in eight states have been infected. Ben Tracy reports.
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Weight changes after menopause can lead to higher bone fracture risk

CBS Health - 11 hours 46 min ago
Researchers say that women who gain or lose more than five percent of body weight after menopause can have a higher risk of bone fractures. Also, a potential link between a hormone disorder and chronic health conditions in women. Eboni Williams reports on the day's top health news.
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Acupuncture isn't just for humans

CBS Health - 13 hours 27 min ago
Pets as well as people are getting pain relief through the ancient method of acupuncture, a technique using tiny needles that's a mainstay of traditional Chinese medicine.
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Doctor explains why he lets kids avoid the measles vaccine

CBS Health - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 9:14pm
Dr. Jay Gordon signs hundreds of "personal belief exemptions," allowing parents to bypass laws requiring vaccinations
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Surgeon general says e-cigarette safety needs "clarity"

CBS Health - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 8:01pm
Dr. Vivek Murthy believes the popularity of vaping still raises more questions than answers
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Child swallows SpongeBob SquarePants

CBS Health - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 5:49pm
Doctor stunned to see freckled cartoon character in x-rays of 16-month old boy
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High cholesterol long-term raises risk of heart problems in future

CBS Health - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 5:29pm
Living with even slightly elevated levels of cholesterol over time greatly increases future risk for heart disease
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Common allergy, depression meds may increase odds of dementia

CBS Health - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 5:14pm
Long-term use of some allergy and depression meds may be linked to increased risk of dementia
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Genetics of autism more complicated than thought, study finds

CBS Health - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 4:58pm
Research on siblings with autism sheds new light on disorder's complexity
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Simple cures for cabin fever

CBS Health - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 3:26pm
A blizzard has kept millions of people stuck indoors across New England; if you're feeling stir crazy, try these tips
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Report: Many medical imaging tests performed in U.S. are unnecessary

CBS Health - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 2:52pm
A new report finds doctors are using CT scans and x-rays tests too frequently, exposing patients to high levels of radiation when safer options could be used
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Siblings with autism have different genetic mutations

CBS Health - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 2:48pm
Typically, it's been thought that when two children from the same family have autism, it's a result of the same genetic mutations. A new study from Autism Speaks suggests that this isn't always the case; the genes that lead to autism are much more varied. Dr. Malika Marshall reports.
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Cholesterol risk starts in early adulthood, study finds

CBS Health - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 1:33pm
A new study finds that every decade you have elevated cholesterol between ages 35 and 55, your risk of heart disease could jump by 39 percent. Cardiologist Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the study.
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Risks of cancer-causing radiation from X-rays, CT scans

CBS Health - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:05pm
A new investigation from Consumer Reports found the number of CT scans grew from 3 million a year in 1980 to 80 million today, and up to one-third of them could be unnecessary. Consumer Reports deputy content editor Trisha Calvo joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the story.
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