How short sleepers thrive on less sleep than most

CBS Health - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 3:19pm
Researchers are trying to decode the genetic secrets of the lucky few who need less sleep than the rest of us
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Fraud charges for AIDS researcher over fake data

CBS Health - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 1:44pm
Federal charges filed against scientist who admitted using false data to get millions in grant money
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AMA: Regional anesthesia offers faster recovery for hip surgery

CBS Health - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 10:33am
Doctors have taken a new look at the use of anesthesia in hip surgeries. Plus, a new study examines therapy patients with low self esteem. Alexis Christoforous has some of the day's medical headlines.
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Can marijuana heal a wounded warrior?

CBS Health - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 9:10am
20 percent of veterans return from Afghanistan and Iraq with post-traumatic stress, and some believe pills are the wrong treatment
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Should 3D mammograms become the new norm?

CBS Health - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 9:51pm
A new study finds adding the 3D imaging technique - called tomosynthesis - to routine digital mammography increases cancer detection and reduces the number of false alarms. Researchers found 41 percent more invasive cancers when women were screened with both 3D and digital mammography. CBS News' Alexis Chirstoforous reports.
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Study on GMO corn and tumors reignites controversy

CBS Health - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 8:44pm
Study retracted last year is republished in another journal, adding to confusion and controversy over safety of genetically modified crops
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Watching too much TV could shorten your life

CBS Health - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 8:33pm
Most Americans watch more TV than recommended, and a new study finds it can double the risk of premature death
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​3D mammograms may improve breast cancer screening

CBS Health - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 8:15pm
Study finds higher detection rates, fewer false alarms than regular mammograms -- but also a downside
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Confusion about food labels leads to waste, illnesses

CBS Health - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 6:20pm
What's the difference between "best if used by" and "expiration" dates? Americans aren't sure, and it's costing us billions
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Doctors: Parents should start reading to kids early

CBS Health - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 2:01pm
The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a new policy that underscores the benefits of reading to young children every day
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Pacemaker helps women more, but they get it less

CBS Health - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 12:03pm
CRT cardiac therapy is far more effective at saving women's lives than men's, but men are more likely to receive it, study shows
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Brain stimulation helps ward off dementia in seniors

CBS Health - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 9:51am
A new study found that senior citizens with higher education and intellectual activity have less risk of dementia. Also, a study suggests that using vitamin supplements can help pregnant women with gestational diabetes. Wendy Gillette has a look at the day's medical headlines.
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Technology allows quadriplegic man to move hand

CBS Health - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 8:45am
Ian Burkhart had little hope for the future until a tiny chip allowed him to open and close his hand
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​Lifetime of learning may help prevent dementia

CBS Health - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:23pm
Even those at high risk can keep their brains healthier longer by taking up intellectual pursuits, study finds
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Need for Vitamin D screening called into question

CBS Health - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 8:17pm
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says that there is not enough evidence for or against Vitamin D screening for healthy adults. David Begnaud reports on the study and what it mean for patients.
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CDC makes staff changes after anthrax scare

CBS Health - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 5:19pm
As many as 84 lab workers may have been exposed to potentially deadly anthrax after safety protocols were not followed
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Jobs, child care push parents to overuse ERs

CBS Health - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 5:09pm
Many working parents can't wait for a regular appointment to get a doctor's note for sick child, prompting unnecessary trips to ER
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Flesh-eating bacteria kills teen after oral surgery

CBS Health - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 2:37pm
Medical examiner's report says Maine teenager died from necrotising fasciitis, rare flesh-eating bacteria, after getting his wisdom teeth pulled
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Isaiah Austin loses NBA dream to Marfan syndrome

CBS Health - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 2:00pm
Marfan syndrome, a rare condition that can weaken the aorta, sidelines basketball player who had already overcome partial blindness
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Regulators, medical societies take action after CBS News back surgery investigation

CBS Health - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 1:40pm
Report revealed spinal fusion numbers per doctor nationwide
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