Houston authorities bracing for Zika virus appearance

CBS Health - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 9:02pm
"The one misconception that I'm hearing," one doctor said, "is that it's not really not going to be a problem"
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​Florida's 24-hour waiting period for abortions suspended

CBS Health - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 7:45pm
Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed the waiting period into law last year, at the time joining at least 26 other states with similar laws
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Laundry detergent packets pose increasing risk to children

CBS Health - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 7:04pm
An increasing number of small children are ingesting these products, resulting in serious and even fatal consequences
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Who will Zika be an occupational hazard for?

CBS Health - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 5:35pm
Health officials give guidelines on how outdoor and health workers can protect themselves from the mosquito-borne Zika virus
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Heavy teen marijuana use may cut life short by 60

CBS Health - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 3:54pm
40-year study of men who used marijuana in their late teens raises questions about long-term health risks of the drug
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Prince's health issues in spotlight after sudden death

CBS Health - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 3:11pm
Officials conducting autopsy to determine what caused iconic musician's unexpected death in Minnesota
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1 in 8 U.S. workers has some hearing loss: CDC

CBS Health - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 2:25pm
Workers in the mining, construction and manufacturing sectors are especially prone to noise-linked hearing loss
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Three-way kidney swap unites strangers, saves lives

CBS Health - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 2:04pm
The donors initially expected to give their kidneys to loved ones, but weren't good matches
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U.S. suicide rates on the rise

CBS Health - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 11:27pm
CDC report sheds light on worrisome trends, including the fact that young girls are the fastest-growing group of those that kill themselves
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Could healthy aging be in your genes?

CBS Health - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 7:03pm
An analysis of the genome sequences of healthy elderly people may unlock the genetic secrets behind lifelong health
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Orphaned by UnitedHealth? Here's what you can do

CBS Health - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 5:26pm
As the giant insurer exits most of its Obamacare state exchanges by year-end, that doesn't mean customers should panic
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Why you feel groggy when you sleep away from home

CBS Health - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 2:28pm
One part of your brain may never fully go to sleep when you spend the night in a new bed
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Popular drugs for colds, allergies linked to dementia

CBS Health - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 1:51pm
Brain scans and memory tests raise concerns about a commonly used class of drugs
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Nagging kids about weight may backfire

CBS Health - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 1:03pm
Parental perceptions of their children's weight may be a "self-fulfilling prophecy," researchers say
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Lead poisoning victims possibly targeted to sign over settlement funds

CBS Health - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 8:29pm
Lead poisoning victim Crystal Linton says she didn't understand what she was doing when she signed over her settlement money to a finance company; CBS News spoke to two dozen others in similar situations
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One group of Americans isn't living as long as they used to

CBS Health - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 6:54pm
Analysts say they think they know what's behind the disturbing trend
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Is "chemo brain" linked to breast cancer drug?

CBS Health - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 6:45pm
Doctors are trying to understand why so many cancer patients complain of feeling foggy-headed and forgetful
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​Why so few patients get these new cholesterol busters

CBS Health - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 6:23pm
Two powerful drugs that appear twice as effective as older ones have a big problem that's keeping them from those in need
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How the brain identifies other people's feelings

CBS Health - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 5:11pm
Subtle smile or furrowed brow: researchers spot brain region that decodes facial expressions
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How the brain identifies other people's feelings

CBS Health - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 5:11pm
Subtle smile or furrowed brow: researchers spot brain region that decodes facial expressions
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