Autism risk linked to common gene variants

CBS Health - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:24pm
Genetic factors may play a more important role in autism than environmental factors, new research suggests
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How social media fuels Munchausen by proxy

CBS Health - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 1:22pm
Case of woman accused of poisoning her 5-year-old son raises concerns about how the Internet may fuel psychiatric condition
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HIV diagnosis rate drops significantly

CBS Health - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:03am
It's a sign that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing, but some exceptions raise concerns
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Study shows HIV diagnosis rate has decreased

CBS Health - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 9:49am
New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the annual US HIV diagnosis rate has decreased over 30% from 2002-2011. Also, a new study found most genetic risk for autism comes from common versions of genes, not rare mutations. David Begnaud has the day's top health stories.
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HPV test outperforms Pap for predicting cervical cancer

CBS Health - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 8:15pm
The risk of developing cervical cancer within three years after a negative HPV test was about half the risk seen after a negative Pap smear
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AIDS researchers, activists believed among Malaysia plane victims

CBS Health - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 7:37pm
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 tragedy believed to have taken the lives of many influential people working in science and activism for HIV/AIDS
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Avid cyclists could have higher prostate cancer risk

CBS Health - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:37pm
Men who frequently bike ride may be more likely to develop the disease, though the sport most likely won't impact fertility or sexual function, according to a new study
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Why can pot make you paranoid?

CBS Health - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:09pm
THC, the main ingredient in marijuana, may cause disturbing changes in perception and other psychiatric disorders, researchers say
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Is "holding it" bad for your health?

CBS Health - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 9:37pm
A Chicago-based company is under fire for enforcing a six-minute limit on employee bathroom breaks
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First case of chikungunya virus contracted in U.S.

CBS Health - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 8:39pm
The CDC reports a man in Florida caught the mosquito-borne virus that's been taking the Caribbean by storm
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Busy ER may mean better care

CBS Health - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 3:19pm
Which emergency room you go to can make a big difference in survival rates
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Heart drug niacin may pose serious health risks

CBS Health - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 2:42pm
Research has found a troubling rise in deaths among people who use popular drug to manage cholesterol
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More forgotten virus, bacteria vials found at lab

CBS Health - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 1:50pm
Other highly contagious pathogens were stashed away in the same lab where smallpox was recently discovered
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Injured hiker rescued after six days

CBS Health - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:53pm
Experienced hiker, Gregory Hein, spent 6 days stranded on a mountain in the Sierras. He was badly injured and managed to flag down a helicopter that was searching for him. KGPE's Pat Leong reports.
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Preventive mastectomy concerns

CBS Health - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 9:57am
A new study provides important information for breast cancer patients considering a mastectomy for the healthy breast. Also, many doctors are incorrectly prescribing antibiotics to treat the flu. Don Champion has some of the day's top health stories.
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New gene therapy procedure could provide pacemaker alternative

CBS Health - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 9:46pm
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute have developed a minimally invasive gene transplant procedure that changes heart muscle cells into cells that act like a pacemaker to keep the heart beating properly. Scientists say the procedure, currently being tested on animals, could be ready for clinical studies on people in about three years. CBS News' Bigad Shaban reports.
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Hormonal birth control linked to pregnancy complication

CBS Health - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 9:40pm
A new study suggests women who use hormonal contraception like the pill may have higher risk of a pregnancy complication later
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Does preventive mastectomy lengthen life?

CBS Health - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 8:28pm
Patients with cancer in one breast may not benefit much from removing the healthy breast, study finds
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Gene therapy could create "biological pacemaker"

CBS Health - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 8:11pm
Scientists transformed pig heart muscle cells into a bundle of neurons that can control heart rhythm like a pacemaker
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Tough questions on Capitol Hill for director of CDC

CBS Health - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 8:07pm
A series of safety lapses involving anthrax and other potentially deadly pathogens was the subject of a House Oversight and Investigations subcommittee hearing Wednesday. Under criticism from both parties, CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden promised a major safety overhaul.
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