Zika virus declared a global health emergency

CBS Health - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 5:43pm
Emergency declaration could boost efforts to fight the spread of illness linked to birth defects
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Mom hears son's heart beat inside 4-year-old girl's chest

CBS Health - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 4:24pm
Emotional reunion caught on tape between mom and little girl whose life was saved by her 17-month-old son
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How much exercise does your heart really need?

CBS Health - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 4:23pm
Many Americans don't know that someone with heart disease needs to exercise as much as everyone else
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Obama's cancer-fighting initiative to cost $1 billion

CBS Health - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 4:20pm
The president will ask for $755 million in his final budget request next week
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Camera flash helps mom spot cancer in baby's eye

CBS Health - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 4:05pm
Unusual "glow" in baby's eye was a sign of a serious health problem
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UK approves controversial human gene editing technique

CBS Health - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 4:01pm
Researchers say the technique could one day be life-saving, but critics fear it crosses ethical boundaries
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How to boost a baby's "good bacteria" after C-section

CBS Health - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 2:08pm
Researchers are working on ways to give cesarean-born infants beneficial bacteria their microbiomes are missing
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Virginia college student gets Zika virus

CBS Health - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 11:36am
Second person in state to contract bug now hitting at least 2 dozen nations
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Brazil struggles to contain surging Zika virus outbreak

CBS Health - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 10:11am
Virus linked to birth defects and brain damage could spread to four million across the Americas in the next 12 months
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More water problems in Flint, Michigan

CBS Health - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 10:39pm
Officials say new water tests show lead levels 10 times the federal limit -- too high for filters to handle
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Zika virus infects more than 2,100 pregnant Colombian women

CBS Health - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 8:39pm
Virus linked to birth defect which causes babies to have small heads and underdeveloped brains and rare, sometimes paralyzing illness
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​NFL says concussions were way up in 2015

CBS Health - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 2:19am
League says it will study what might have caused head injuries to rise by 58 percent this season
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Zika survivor: "All of my joints felt like lead weights"

CBS Health - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 9:32pm
Brazilian-American man tells CBS News about his harrowing experience with Zika virus; his doctors in New York "had never seen a case of Zika"
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Factors that may raise autism risk before birth

CBS Health - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 8:55pm
New research suggests mothers-to-be with obesity and diabetes have a higher risk of giving birth to a child with autism
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Obesity, diabetes during pregnancy linked to autism

CBS Health - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 7:50pm
Mothers-to-be with both conditions are more likely to give birth to a child with autism, according to new research
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Teen eating habits may help cut breast cancer risk

CBS Health - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 6:40pm
New study finds young women who ate more of certain foods had a lower risk for breast cancer later in life
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How far away is a Zika virus vaccine?

CBS Health - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 6:18pm
Experts say research efforts will focus on developing a vaccine for the mosquito-borne illness, but it will take time
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Experimental ultrasound treatment zaps cancer pain

CBS Health - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 5:25pm
High-intensity focused ultrasound blasts cells that trigger pain; "When the pain is less, or the pain is gone, you're back to being normal"
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Senate Democrats propose $600 million plan to help Flint

CBS Health - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 4:27pm
A large chunk of the funding would be used to fix or replace lead-contaminated pipes
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Could seasonal depression be a myth?

CBS Health - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 1:25pm
Many people complain of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), depression linked to less sunlight, but new study raises doubts
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