Texas doctors perform the world's first partial skull and scalp transplant

CBS Health - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 7:48pm
55-year-old Jim Boysen received a new skull and scalp from a deceased donor after suffering from a large head wound caused by cancer treatment. Doctors held a news conference to discuss the historic operation, which took place at a Houston hospital on May 22.
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FDA panel backs sex pill for women, with safety conditions

CBS Health - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 7:36pm
Drug to treat low libido clears a hurdle, but questions remain about safety and how well it works
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Share a bathroom? Better protect your toothbrush

CBS Health - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 7:01pm
Toothbrushes used in communal bathrooms can have traces of fecal matter, researchers say
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What doctors earn: Highest and lowest paid specialties

CBS Health - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 6:36pm
Doctors make a healthy living, but a new survey highlights some significant pay gaps
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No proven health benefits, unknown risks of eating placenta

CBS Health - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 4:09pm
The trend has spiked in recent years because of celebrity endorsements, but scientific research doesn't back it up
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Virtual reality helps ease phobias

CBS Health - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 2:56pm
Engineering students at Santa Clara University in California have developed a high-tech way of helping people with phobias like fear of heights. KPIX-TV's Kiet Do reports.
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Website determines your risk of dying within 5 years

CBS Health - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 2:52pm
Researchers have developed an online calculator that uses your habits and lifestyle to assess your longevity
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Texas man gets world's first skull and scalp transplant

CBS Health - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 2:42pm
Man with a rare form of cancer received a donor's partial skull and scalp
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Gayle King on Sheryl Sandberg's tribute, sex drug for women, banned U.K. ad

CBS Health - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 2:29pm
"CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King shares her thoughts on Sheryl Sandberg's tribute to her husband, the new sex drug for women that's getting the FDA's attention and a ban on a skinny ad in the U.K. She joins CBSN with more.
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Hepatitis C epidemic raises fears HIV may be next

CBS Health - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 11:13am
As painkiller abuse fuels spread of disease, officials worry "one person could be Typhoid Mary of HIV"
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Does washing raw chicken make it safer to eat?

CBS Health - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 9:31pm
The practice is very common, but researchers say people have it all wrong
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The age group that benefits most from mammograms

CBS Health - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 8:22pm
International panel of experts weighs the evidence on when women should get screened for breast cancer
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Fracking linked to low birth weight babies

CBS Health - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 7:29pm
Living near natural gas fracking sites may impact the health of newborns, study finds
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Hurdles remain for "female Viagra"

CBS Health - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 6:08pm
The makers of a pill to boost female libido are trying to persuade regulators to approve the drug even though it's already been rejected twice. CBS News medical contributor Dr. Holly Phillips discusses the possibility of approval.
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Is antidepressant use safe during pregnancy?

CBS Health - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 5:27pm
New study offers reassurances to pregnant women who rely on antidepressants
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Caitlyn Jenner's surgery: What's involved in facial feminization?

CBS Health - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 4:39pm
For many transgender women, facial feminization surgery is the last step in the transition process, though this is not the case for everyone
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Man making margaritas gets serious burns from limes

CBS Health - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 3:38pm
Little-known chemical reaction of lime juice and sunlight can cause serious injury
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Medical marijuana for pets

CBS Health - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 2:36pm
Medical marijuana is legal in 23 states, and now there are special formulations available for dogs and cats. But is pot a good idea for your ailing pets? KCNC-TV's Kathy Walsh reports from Colorado.
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The parents most likely to opt out of vaccines

CBS Health - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 1:50pm
New research paints a picture of the families where anti-vaccine sentiment is strongest
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Can medical marijuana help ailing pets?

CBS Health - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 1:50pm
Special formulations are available for cats and dogs, but some experts don't think pot for pets is a good idea
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