American Ebola patients declared virus-free, released from hospital

CBS Health - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 5:39pm
Two American Ebola patients have been declared virus free and have been released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. The aid workers had been getting treatment for the deadly virus in a special isolation unit since returning from West Africa. CBS News' Danielle Nottingham reports.
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Minnesota mom charged for treating son's pain with medical marijuana

CBS Health - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 5:22pm
Angela Brown calls the cannabis oil a lifesaver for her 15-year-old son who suffered a traumatic brain injury three years ago
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Watch: American doctor who survived Ebola gives statement

CBS Health - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 3:59pm
Dr. Kent Brantly speaks about his experience surviving Ebola after his release from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. He arrived there nearly three weeks ago for treatment of the disease that's killed hundreds.
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"Miraculous day": American Ebola patients discharged from Atlanta hospital

CBS Health - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 2:12pm
Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, who were infected with deadly virus, recover after being in hospital's isolation unit for nearly 3 weeks
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Pregnant women should avoid tuna, report says

CBS Health - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:53pm
New report goes further than the federal government in warning about high levels of mercury in tuna, both canned and fresh
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What Michael Brown's autopsy can (and can't) tell us

CBS Health - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:15pm
Three separate autopsies provide clues but cannot answer some of the most crucial questions about police shooting
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Who's most likely to reach the "big O"?

CBS Health - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:11pm
A new study looks at who is most likely to achieve orgasm during sex; there's a significant discrepancy
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Obesity may be linked to dementia

CBS Health - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:16am
New study finds that people who are overweight in their thirties have a higher risk of dementia. Also, doctors may have found a more effective way to treat depression using a combination of cognitive therapy and anti-depressant medication. Danielle Nottingham has a look at the day's medical headlines.
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Dr. Kent Brantly being released from Atlanta hospital after Ebola treatment

CBS Health - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:08am
One of two Americans who got the virus in Liberia has recovered, aid group he was there for says
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New theory on how Americans were infected with Ebola in Liberia?

CBS Health - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:13pm
As the West African nation sealed off a slum in its capital, there is a new thinking as to how two Americans came down with the disease
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Study links common antibiotic to heart deaths

CBS Health - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 6:51pm
New research has uncovered a correlation between the antibiotic Clarithromycin and an increase in heart deaths. Despite the connection, researchers say the risk is small, and that doctors shouldn't alter the way they administer the drug. CBS News' Michelle Sigona reports.
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Does a big wedding mean a happier marriage?

CBS Health - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 6:39pm
A new report finds couples with 150 or more guests at their nuptials could have a more satisfying life together down the line
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Common antibiotic may increase heart death risk

CBS Health - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 6:15pm
A commonly used antibiotic may increase the risk of cardiac death, but researchers stress that the new findings need to be confirmed
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Which cities get the most and the least sleep?

CBS Health - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:44pm
Residents of the same city go to bed earliest and get the most sleep
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Colo. Senator aims to override Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling

CBS Health - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:22pm
Senator Mark Udall (D-Colo.) has introduced legislation aimed at overriding the Supreme Court's controversial decision to allow Hobby Lobby an exception to mandated contraceptive coverage under Obamacare. KCNC-TV's Shaun Boyd reports.
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Teen birth rates on the decline

CBS Health - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 1:54pm
Less sex and more contraception has resulted in fewer pregnancies among minors in the last few decades, but the U.S. still has higher rates compared with other countries
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Massachusetts hospital helps smokers kick the habit

CBS Health - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 9:16am
Massachusetts General hospital in Boston has developed a program to help discharged patients quit smoking. Plus, a new study out of Britain shows that commuting without a car has health benefits. Bigad Shaban reports on the day's top health news.
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Peanut, almond butters recalled: salmonella risk

CBS Health - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:48am
Several well-known food lines and grocery private labels among the brands involved; some illnesses reported that may be from the butters
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Kids' drawings may indicate later intelligence

CBS Health - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 6:43pm
A simple drawing test conducted in 4-year-olds predicted their intelligence a decade later
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Security measures in Ebola outbreak

CBS Health - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 5:36pm
What should be and what has been done to contain the outbreak in West Africa
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