The high price of antibiotic overuse

CBS Health - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 3:15pm
Doctors prescribing multiple antibiotics can cause health problems and waste millions of dollars, experts say
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Curious link between sunshine and suicide rates

CBS Health - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 3:07pm
Study raises new questions about the effect of sunlight on mood-altering chemicals in the brain
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FDA approves new weight loss drug

CBS Health - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 1:34pm
This anti-obesity medication has been shown to be effective in clinical trials but it comes with some serious risks
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Eating fish can help women prevent hearing loss, study finds

CBS Health - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:34am
According to researchers in Boston, women who eat fish at least twice per week have a 20 percent lower risk of hearing loss. Plus, the American Heart Association says that gaining just five pounds can raise blood pressure. Alison Harmelin reports on the day's top health stories.
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New York City program monitors 9/11 firefighters and EMS workers

CBS Health - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 10:16pm
13 years after the attacks on the World Trade Center, thousands of first responders and survivors are suffering from health problems after being exposed to toxic dust and debris at Ground Zero. Alison Harmelin reports.
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Rare blood type linked to dementia risk

CBS Health - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 8:32pm
A new study indicates people with a certain blood type may be more likely to develop memory problems as they age
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Incomplete check-ups are common for kids

CBS Health - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 4:37pm
Preventive care is critical to a child's health but many don't receive it, says the CDC
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Transgender teens become happy, healthy adults

CBS Health - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 1:27pm
New study looks at whether puberty suppression treatment is a good idea for teens with gender identity issues
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Marijuana users less likely to finish school, study finds

CBS Health - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 9:40am
A study in Australia found that teens who smoke marijuana daily are 60 percent less likely to finish school. Plus, a possible link between anxiety and sleep medications with Alzheimer's. Alison Harmelin reports on the day's top health news.
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Common Rx drugs could raise risk for Alzheimer's

CBS Health - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 7:54pm
The longer people take them, the higher the risk, researchers say
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Study: Tests of pilots killed in crashes show increase in drug use

CBS Health - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 6:55pm
NTSB study examined toxicology reports for almost 6,700 pilots killed in plane crashes from 1990 to 2012
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Early signs of autism studied in infants

CBS Health - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 5:00pm
Dr. Lisa Shulman, director of infant and toddler services at the Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, explains which signs of autism can be present in infants aged 7 to 15 months. Early identification can lead to earlier intervention and better long-term outcome for a child.
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Another U.S. aid worker with Ebola arrives at Atlanta hospital

CBS Health - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 1:53pm
Emory University Hospital's previous two patients recovered; another patient is being treated in Nebraska
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A brief walk can offset hours spent sitting

CBS Health - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 1:39pm
How many minutes does it take to overcome the harmful effects of sitting at your desk all day?
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As sick kids pour in, can hospitals cope?

CBS Health - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 9:10am
"We have more patients than we've had in a while," says nurse as Enterorvirus 68 spreads, "and it's not stopping"
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Earlier autism treatment better, small study finds

CBS Health - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 9:05am
Researchers in California conducted a small study on autism in children and found that infants who were treated as early as six months old had significantly reduced symptoms. Also, a new warning for e-cigarettes. Bigad Shaban reports on the day's top health news.
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Could early intervention reverse autism?

CBS Health - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 3:01am
A new study finds striking results when diagnosis and treatment start in babies as young as six months old
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Prescription drug abuse is "public health crisis," says A.G. Holder

CBS Health - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 8:56pm
The attorney general is announcing today a new nationwide 'take-back' program to help combat prescription drug abuse, a problem he calls an "urgent and growing threat." Jericka Duncan reports from New York.
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4th Ebola patient being brought to U.S. for care

CBS Health - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 8:43pm
Infected patient expected to arrive in Atlanta Tuesday morning; charter company indicates it's an American
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One germy doorknob can infect half your office

CBS Health - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 8:01pm
New study proves just how quickly viruses can spread from surfaces to people
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