Experts plead for help treating advanced breast cancer

CBS Health - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:16am
Treatment options for advanced breast cancer are desperately needed, according to cancer experts around the world. Also, a new study found that antidepressants may take less time to work than previously thought. Bigad Shaban reports on the day's top health news.
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PTSD symptoms light up specific parts of brain

CBS Health - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 8:52pm
​Imaging technology shows how post-traumatic stress disorder affects the brain; may help target care
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New advice on flu vaccine for kids, seniors

CBS Health - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 6:41pm
There are some new options this year, and health officials say now's the time to protect yourself and your family
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Could Ebola mutate to become airborne?

CBS Health - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:23pm
It's one of the biggest fears about the deadly epidemic; a top health expert weighs in on the risk
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FDA may tighten restrictions on testosterone drugs

CBS Health - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 2:36pm
"Low-T" drugs are already approved and heavily advertised, but studies suggests they're ineffective and possibly dangerous for many
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FDA may restrict testosterone-boosting drugs

CBS Health - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 1:54pm
Testosterone-boosting drugs have been heavily advertised, but health officials say there's little evidence they do any good for most of the men who take them. On "CBS This Morning," Dr. David Agus explained why the FDA is considering tougher regulations on the drugs.
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Sour news about artificial sweeteners

CBS Health - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 1:54pm
They may seem like a healthy alternative, but new research suggests artificial sweeteners may have some negative effects on the body, possibly even spurring the development of diabetes. Dr. David Agus discussed the risks and benefits on "CBS This Morning."
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Better way to diagnose kidney stones

CBS Health - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:36am
A study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the less expensive and radiation-free ultrasounds can detect kidney stones as well as the more expensive CT scans. Also, the FDA is investigating the increase in testosterone therapy by older men. Alison Harmelin reports on the day's top health news.
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Parents don't want more kids to die from deadly condition

CBS Health - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:49pm
When 12-year-old Rory Staunton died, his parents Ciaran and Orlaith had no idea what happened; now they're taking action
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Mortician wants to start a death revolution

CBS Health - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:59pm
Caitlin Doughty is out to change the way Americans think about funerals and rituals involving grief
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Doctor with Ebola expected to make "full recovery"

CBS Health - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:10pm
American doctor infected with the deadly virus is doing better after experimental treatment
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Study: Americans endure unwanted care near death

CBS Health - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:01pm
The Institute of Medicine blames a system that offers "perverse incentives" to doctors and hospitals for the most aggressive, costly care
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Major U.S. food makers cut 6.4 trillion calories

CBS Health - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 7:21pm
Your favorite sugary snacks and drinks may be a little lighter now, but that hasn't dented the obesity rate
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Artificial sweeteners linked to diabetes in study

CBS Health - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 7:14pm
A study finds certain sugar substitutes may impede the body's natural ability to process the real thing
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15 Syrian children die after measles vaccinations

CBS Health - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 6:04pm
Doctor describes "shouting and screaming" as children showed signs of "severe allergic shock"
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Urine test for HPV could replace Pap smears

CBS Health - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:36pm
A study found routine urinalysis could be just as reliable at detecting risk factor for cervical cancer
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Enterovirus respiratory illness now in 12 states

CBS Health - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:12pm
Health officials report that the uncommon respiratory illness has hit a record number children in the U.S.; still unclear how the outbreak began
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Belly fat an expanding problem in U.S.

CBS Health - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:59pm
More Americans have apple-shaped bodies, the most dangerous type of obesity, and waistlines continue to grow
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Older breast cancer patients getting less radiation, study finds

CBS Health - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:48am
A Yale University study found that oncologists are reducing their use of radiation treatment for early-stage breast cancer patients over 70. Also, a common chemical could be hazardous to pregnant women. Jericka Duncan reports on the day's top health news.
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Mich. doctor admits to fraud

CBS Health - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 9:37pm
Detroit-area doctor accused of giving patients unnecessary cancer treatments
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