New cholesterol drugs could offer alternative to statins

CBS Health - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:15pm
Researchers say a new type of medication may work well for patients who don't respond to statins for high cholesterol. CBS News' Danielle Nottingham reports.
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New drugs show promise for treating high cholesterol

CBS Health - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 8:46pm
Researchers say class of drugs called PCSK9 antibodies may one day be an alternative to statins
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Air pollution may shrink the brain

CBS Health - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 8:21pm
Breathing polluted air every day may change a person's brain and lead to cognitive impairment, a new study says
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Medical crisis in Nepal in earthquake aftermath

CBS Health - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 6:29pm
"Today is still a hopeful day" for finding survivors, but the clock is ticking and thousands need urgent medical attention
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7 big advances in children's health

CBS Health - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 3:42pm
Pediatricians' group says these are some of the greatest medical achievements in a generation
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U.S. recommends lowering fluoride level in water

CBS Health - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 3:04pm
How much is too much? Health officials say fluoride has benefits but it's possible to overdo it
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"Cannibuster" device could test drivers for marijuana

CBS Health - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 2:02pm
Two Ohio grad students invent saliva test police could use in roadside stops
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Teen forced into chemo "couldn't be happier" to go home

CBS Health - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 1:09pm
Connecticut girl is in remission after treatment she went to court to try to stop
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Dramatic spike in synthetic marijuana overdoses

CBS Health - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 11:04am
Public health officials are struggling to respond to a surge in overdoses from a designer drug known as "Spice." The man-made alternative to pot is sold online or in convenience stores. Jericka Duncan reports.
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Sudden spike in HIV cases draws CDC alert in Indiana

CBS Health - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 11:31am
Scott County saw just 3 HIV cases between 2009 and 2013; now, they're reporting new cases daily, drawing national attention
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Hospitals see spike in synthetic marijuana ov​erdoses

CBS Health - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 8:55pm
Poison control group says it's received hundreds of calls related to banned substance since the start of the year
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Genetic test could help gauge cancer risk for women

CBS Health - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 11:34am
A genetic test for breast and ovarian cancer is now more affordable. The test was developed by a startup company in California and it says, "the test offers a cheaper and easier way to determine a woman's risk for these conditions." Doctors Jon LaPook and Holly Phillips join "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to tell us more.
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Hawaii clears way for raising legal smoking age

CBS Health - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 1:36am
A new bill in the state would prevent people under age 21 from smoking, buying and possessing both traditional and electronic cigarettes
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Jenner: "For all intents and purposes, I am a woman"

CBS Health - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 12:27am
In a televised interview Friday night, legendary athlete and reality show star Bruce Jenner revealed that he is transgender
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Foods that help keep the pounds off as you age

CBS Health - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 8:09pm
It's not just about counting calories; study finds some foods are worse for the waistline than others
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Researchers discover new tick-borne disease

CBS Health - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 6:57pm
The illness could potentially pose a health risk to people in areas where the carrier tick is common
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Scary new designer drug flakka hits Chicago

CBS Health - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 6:50pm
"Absolutely deadly" drug causes hallucinations and violence, and its use appears to be spreading
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Ohio botulism outbreak grows

CBS Health - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 3:39pm
More cases are reported as investigators try to track down the source of the deadly bacteria
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Controversy after lab edits genome of human embryo

CBS Health - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 3:08pm
Scientific community raises ethical concerns after researchers in China alter DNA in human embryos
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Cancer survivor kicked out of school over attendance

CBS Health - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 3:00pm
A 12-year-old Michigan girl who won her battle with leukemia was dismissed from her middle school over concerns about her attendance and academic performance. Rose McGrath's parents are fighting back, saying the school didn't do enough to help their sick daughter. CBS Western Michigan affiliate WWMT has the story.
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