Hundreds of Texas children being tested for Tuberculosis

CBS Health - 3 hours 20 min ago
More than 700 children were exposed to a worker who has the disease, and may have been exposed in a nursery in El Paso
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Brainwave test may help diagnose autism

CBS Health - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 9:51pm
Tests that measure a child's brainwaves could help detect autism earlier, when treatment can make a big difference
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Lifestyle study finds good reason to get fit

CBS Health - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 8:40pm
About 720,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year. A new study puts numbers on just how much a healthy lifestyle can lower a man's risk. Bigad Shaban reports.
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Most heart attacks in men can be prevented

CBS Health - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 8:20pm
It's never too late for the small lifestyle changes that make a big difference to your health
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Why one prominent doctor hopes to die at 75

CBS Health - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 7:25pm
Advances in medical science are helping Americans live longer than ever, but not everyone is excited by the prospect
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After nationwide Ebola lockdown, Sierra Leone regroups

CBS Health - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 4:26pm
Officials hesitant to announce number of new cases discovered during three-day lockdown on entire country
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E-cigarettes not a solution for cancer patients

CBS Health - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 2:38pm
Cancer patients struggling with smoking cessation may end up even more addicted, researchers find
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Dietary supplement in pregnancy may cut autism risk

CBS Health - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 1:39pm
Expectant moms should eat foods and take supplements rich in a certain nutrient to help promote healthy development of their baby, study finds
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One mother's struggle with a mentally ill child

CBS Health - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 11:02am
For years, Liza Long struggled to cope with her mentally ill son's violent and unpredictable behavior which repeatedly landed him in police custody or psychiatric hospitals. After many wrong diagnoses, at least a dozen different drugs and fear that he would seriously harm someone, she was finally able to get him the help he needed. Long has written a book about her experience and the failings of the mental health system, "The Price of Silence."
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Scientists use genetics to combat superbugs

CBS Health - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 9:18am
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are battling "superbugs," drug-resistant bacteria, by identifying different combinations of genes that can make them more vulnerable to antibiotics. Also, a possible link to iron deficiency during pregnancy and autism. Danielle Nottingham reports on the day's top health news.
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More than 740 exposed to TB in El Paso nursery

CBS Health - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 8:04am
Some 700 are infants, health officials say; feds questioning hospital's procedures
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"It's every parent's worst nightmare"

CBS Health - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 8:02am
As she watched the news of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting unfold in 2012, Liza Long saw her own life mirrored back to her as a mother of a mentally ill and violent young boy. It prompted Long to tell her own story in a blog post provocatively titled "I am Adam Lanza's Mother" -- a call to action and a cry for help. She has now written a book, "The Price of Silence," about her family's struggle and the failings of the mental health system.
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Mom's "worst nightmare," a child's mental illness

CBS Health - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 8:58pm
Liza Long, an Idaho mother of four, speaks out about parenting a mentally ill son and how our health care system needs to change
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Peanut plant owner convicted in deadly salmonella outbreak

CBS Health - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:36pm
Ga. factory owner, 2 others, charged with multiple counts including obstruction over tainted food that sickened hundreds
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Respiratory illness spreads to kids on West Coast

CBS Health - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:19pm
Enterovirus D68, severe respiratory illness that sent hundreds of children to the hospital in the Midwest, has now spread coast to coast
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High-altitude training takes workouts to new level

CBS Health - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:06pm
A new fitness trend simulates low-oxygen environments, which gives muscles a better workout in a shorter amount of time
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Gun deaths vary widely from state to state

CBS Health - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:54pm
New data breaks down shooting deaths by geography, race and other factors throughout the country
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Experts plead for help treating advanced breast cancer

CBS Health - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:16am
Treatment options for advanced breast cancer are desperately needed, according to cancer experts around the world. Also, a new study found that antidepressants may take less time to work than previously thought. Bigad Shaban reports on the day's top health news.
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PTSD symptoms light up specific parts of brain

CBS Health - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 8:52pm
​Imaging technology shows how post-traumatic stress disorder affects the brain; may help target care
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New advice on flu vaccine for kids, seniors

CBS Health - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 6:41pm
There are some new options this year, and health officials say now's the time to protect yourself and your family
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