North Dakota conjoined twins celebrate 10 years apart

CBS Health - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 5:44pm
Isabelle and Abby spent their first six months in Minnesota hospital rooms, conjoined from the chest to the stomach at birth
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​Theranos is now facing a lawsuit alleging consumer fraud

CBS Health - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 4:12pm
A class-action lawsuit claims the problem-plagued blood-testing company misled consumers
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Researchers slowly homing in on risk of Zika birth defect

CBS Health - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 2:48pm
What is the chance that an infected pregnant woman will have a baby with microcephaly? A new study seeks to answer the agonizing question
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The 7 foods most likely to make your pet sick

CBS Health - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 2:34pm
You probably know chocolate is toxic for dogs, but that's not the only pet health hazard lurking in your kitchen
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The riskiest time for military suicide attempts

CBS Health - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 2:13pm
Suicide rates within the military have skyrocketed over the last 15 years and a new study reveals when soldiers are at greatest risk
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New balloon capsule could take bite out of obesity

CBS Health - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 11:43am
In clinical trials, patients who were 40 to 60 pounds overweight lost an average of nearly seven percent of their body weight in six months
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How Congress can help fight the next recession

CBS Health - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:21pm
Its fiscal policy since the last one hit failed miserably, leaving the Fed on its own -- here's what lawmakers should do now
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Drug distributors under pressure in opioid epidemic

CBS Health - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:08pm
West Virginia, which leads the nation in rate of overdose deaths, is fighting the epidemic in court by suing six national companies that distribute painkillers
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DEA targets drug wholesalers to stem opioid epidemic

CBS Health - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 8:16pm
Records reveal in a five-year period, the distributor McKesson delivered nearly 100 million opiates to West Virginia -- a state with 1.8 million people
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Obama after the presidency: He'll do fine

CBS Health - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 8:07pm
Book contracts and speaking engagements could easily bring in millions in annual income after he leaves office
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S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley signs 20-week abortion ban

CBS Health - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 6:55pm
Only exceptions to the ban are if the mother's life is in jeopardy or a doctor determines the fetus can't survive outside the womb
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Colon cancer rising in unexpected age group

CBS Health - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 4:31pm
Overall rates are on the decline, but this age group has seen a big jump in the past decade, new research shows
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States file lawsuit over pelvic mesh implants

CBS Health - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 3:03pm
Officials in Washington state and California say the mesh, made by Johnson & Johnson, caused dire complications
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Balloon-in-a-pill might be new weight loss tool

CBS Health - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 2:01pm
New ingestible, inflatable balloon system is a noninvasive way to curb appetite, researchers say
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Aches and pains? You could have "Dormant Butt Syndrome"

CBS Health - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 1:04pm
Common aches in the knee, hip, and back might actually be a pain in the butt, experts warn
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Philadelphia becomes battleground over sugary drink tax

CBS Health - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 11:40am
The mayor wants to add three cents an ounce to the price of soda, flavored water, sports drinks and some juices
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Growing fears over Zika virus as summer approaches

CBS Health - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 11:03am
So far, more than 500 people living within the 50 states have contracted Zika while traveling overseas or by having sex with someone who did
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"Killing children": Congress takes action on danger of car seat backs

CBS Health - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 9:11am
Lawmakers demand answers after CBS News investigation found more than 100 people -- mostly children -- were severely injured or killed by seat back failures
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Call for obesity surgery to be used as diabetes treatment

CBS Health - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 8:07pm
New guidelines mark the first time the surgery is recommended specifically as treatment for diabetes
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What is altitude sickness and why is it so dangerous?

CBS Health - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 7:54pm
Recent deaths on Mount Everest prompt questions about what happens to the body at high elevations
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