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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Smokers at higher risk for suicide

CBS Health - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 7:05pm
Public health efforts to reduce tobacco use also appear to help lower suicide rates
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New protein may play a role in Alzheimer's

CBS Health - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 5:52pm
Researchers point to a new potential culprit in the brains of Alzheimer's patients
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Lawmakers blast CDC for unsafe handling of anthrax

CBS Health - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:58pm
At Congressional hearing, CDC Director Tom Frieden vows to improve the "culture of safety" at the federal agency's labs
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AIDS deaths decline, but not HIV cases

CBS Health - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 3:10pm
The United Nations has set targets to reduce deaths and new cases of AIDS by 90 percent by 2030, but some health officials say goal is unrealistic
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New protein found in brains of Alzheimer's patients

CBS Health - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:23am
Researchers in Minnesota have identified a new protein in the brains of Alzheimer's patients that is linked to memory problems. Plus, American children are getting the message when it comes to fruit and vegetables. David Begnaud reports on the day's top health stories.
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Does going organic benefit your health?

CBS Health - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 6:01pm
New research finds more differences between organic and regular fruits and veggies, but is one really healthier than the other?
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How marijuana ingredient may help fight cancer

CBS Health - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 5:22pm
New research shows how THC -- a component of marijuana -- may play a role in destroying human cancer cells planted in mice
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New #1 in ranking of best U.S. hospitals

CBS Health - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 5:10pm
Annual scorecard ranks medical facilities in 16 high-demand medical specialties
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Alzheimer's rates may be declining in some countries

CBS Health - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 2:06pm
An analysis of research worldwide highlights reasons why some countries are doing better than others at fighting dementia
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Study compares health of gay and straight people

CBS Health - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 2:05pm
One group tends to drink more and smoke more; first major CDC survey of health disparities among lesbian, gay, and bisexual populations
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Are consumer heart rate monitors accurate?

CBS Health - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:41pm
CNET reporter Sharon Profis joined forces with a cardiologist to put five fitness trackers to the test
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Study: Developed nations could see drop in Alzheimer's cases

CBS Health - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:25am
New research suggests high education levels and better cardiovascular care could lead to a drop in Alzheimer's cases. Plus, the appearance of prescription pills could affect how patients take their meds. David Begnaud reports on the day's top health stories.
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Profiles in courage: An Olympian's biggest challenge

CBS Health - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 9:06pm
Amy Van Dyken Rouen was a role model as a gold-medal Olympic swimmer; she's become one again after a devastating accident
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