A microchip may be the future of birth control

CBS Health - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:45pm
Researchers with a biomedical technology company and MIT are testing a contraceptive microchip. Implanted under the skin, it can deliver tiny amounts of hormone to prevent pregnancy for up to 16 years. CBS News' Jericka Duncan reports
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Childbirth pain linked to postpartum depression

CBS Health - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:20pm
New research finds women who received an epidural during labor were less likely to suffer depression as new moms
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Teen use of human growth hormones more than doubles

CBS Health - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:04pm
Report reveals growing use of "performance enhancing" synthetic growth hormone among teens
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Would you put butter in your coffee?

CBS Health - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:01pm
Butter instead of cream is the new coffee trend in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Advocates for the butter blend say the natural fats help cut cravings and boost energy.
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China quarantines area after bubonic plague death

CBS Health - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:06pm
Plague, spread by rodents like marmots, reportedly kills a man and prompts quarantine in part of northern Chinese city
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Painful labor linked to postpartum depression

CBS Health - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 9:09am
A new study links severe pain during childbirth to postpartum depression. Also, genetic scientists have found over 100 spots in human DNA that may increase the risk of developing schizophrenia. Teri Okita has the day's top health stories.
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The risks of being a night owl

CBS Health - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:58pm
What's the connection between sleep patterns, personality types and well-being? Researchers find a few surprises
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Common hysterectomy procedure may spread uterine cancer

CBS Health - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:11pm
A new study is raising questions about a common hysterectomy procedure, power morcellation, that may spread cancer that has not yet been detected. A 41-year-old mother is now battling Stage 4 cancer after her gynecologic surgery spread cancer through her abdomen. Dr. Mallika Marshall reports.
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​Injuries on the rise in high school lacrosse

CBS Health - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:06pm
Study finds concussions and other lacrosse injuries are increasing. Could more be done to protect players?
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Many parents think their obese kids are healthy

CBS Health - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 7:23pm
Study looks at how many parents don't recognize potentially serious health consequences of childhood obesity and fail to do anything about it
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Common hysterectomy procedure may spread cancer

CBS Health - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 6:57pm
New research confirms the risks from a minimally invasive surgical procedure called morcellation
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​Blood test may yield clues to Lou Gehrig's disease

CBS Health - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 6:26pm
New research could help with more accurate prognosis and future drug development
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High-fat diet may affect sense of smell

CBS Health - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 5:04pm
A high-fat diet may have unexpected health consequences, a study on mice suggests
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More than 100 genes linked to schizophrenia

CBS Health - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:55pm
Scientists have zeroed in on more than 100 genes linked to risk for the psychiatric disorder, which may help lead to more effective treatments
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Listeria prompts recall of summer fruits

CBS Health - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 2:34pm
Peaches, nectarines, plums and other fruits are being recalled by Wawona Packing Company, which distributes to a number of nationwide supermarket chains
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Encouraging findings on HIV prevention pill

CBS Health - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 2:00pm
New study addresses concern that the drug might encourage riskier behavior
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California limits full-contact youth football practices

CBS Health - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:51pm
Amid concerns about concussions, legislation limits middle and high schools to 90-minute sessions twice a week
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Taller, fatter, older: Humans have changed in 100 years

CBS Health - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:38pm
The average human today is bigger and lives longer than people at any other time in history
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Can simply being near the ocean wash away stress?

CBS Health - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:53am
Wallace J. Nichols' "Blue Mind" book links exposure to water with an increase in happy hormones and a decrease in stress hormones...so hit the beach!
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Probiotics in food may lower blood pressure

CBS Health - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:43am
New research shows eating probiotics, found in yogurt and supplements, may improve your blood pressure. Studies found some patients lowered their blood pressure significantly after consuming probiotics for 8 weeks. CBS News' David Begnaud reports.
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