Americans pay more for drugs, but don't live longer

CBS Health - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 9:08pm
Average life expectancy in the U.S. lags that of other developed nations, despite spending the most on pharmaceuticals
Categories: Health & Fitness

Viral post on Crohn's disease draws Facebook support

CBS Health - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 8:58pm
24-year-old wants people to know not all illnesses are obvious to strangers; tells of being criticized for using disabled bathrooms and parking spots
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DEA chief says smoking marijuana as medicine "is a joke"

CBS Health - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 6:55pm
DEA chief Chuck Rosenberg says the public shouldn't conflate the recreational use of marijuana with medicinal treatment
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Families of transgender children share their stories of hope

CBS Health - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 6:11pm
Eli was still a baby when his mother said he began rejecting anything female; now they are both speaking out about his journey
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Changing procedures in breast cancer treatment

CBS Health - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 5:16pm
Warning: Some of the images in this video may be considered graphic
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California man survives parasite in brain

CBS Health - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 4:34pm
26-year-old Luis Ortiz is lucky to be alive after emergency surgery to remove a tapeworm parasite that somehow got into his brain
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Investigators close in on source of Chipotle outbreak

CBS Health - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 4:32pm
E. coli may have been present on fresh ingredients, not meat
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"One and done" option for breast cancer surgery

CBS Health - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 4:03pm
Experts say the increasingly popular approach to reconstructive surgery has many benefits for patients
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Surgeons remove live parasite from Calif. man's brain

CBS Health - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 2:52pm
Luis Ortiz has no idea how a tapeworm got into his brain; doctors say it nearly killed him
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Prescription drug use is on the rise in U.S.

CBS Health - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 1:57pm
Certain drug classes are seeing especially big jumps in use
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France to drop ban on gay men donating blood

CBS Health - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 12:17pm
Health minister touts end "of a taboo and discrimination" of decades-old ban, similar to measure still in place in U.S.
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E. coli scare is Chipotle's latest food safety issue

CBS Health - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 11:37am
Health experts believe they're close to finding the exact source of the E. coli outbreak in the Pacific Northwest
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Talking with teens about sex: Do's and don'ts for parents

CBS Health - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 10:39pm
What parents need to know to help their kids make healthy, safer choices
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Many pediatricians refuse unvaccinated patients

CBS Health - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 9:15pm
Some doctors are taking a strong stand against parents who refuse to vaccinate their children
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Guinness brewery is going vegan

CBS Health - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 8:49pm
Vegetarian activists had been lobbying the company for years to stop using a fish product in the brewing process
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4-year-old fighting cancer dresses as herself for "Superhero Day"

CBS Health - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 8:26pm
Preschooler in remission says she has superpowers, plans on "destroying cancer one day at a time"
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New debate over breast cancer treatment

CBS Health - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 5:58pm
A new debate over whether breast cancer is over-treated in some cases is prompting some women to be more selective with care
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Sweet drinks may not be so sweet on the heart

CBS Health - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 5:36pm
Large study suggests it doesn't take many sugary beverages a day to raise a man's risk for heart failure
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Do-not-resuscitate dispute means terminally-ill teen won't return to school

CBS Health - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 5:14pm
Mom wants to send 14-year-old son back to school but won't because officials refuse to honor wish not to resuscitate
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Many Americans download health apps, then ignore them

CBS Health - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 4:52pm
How effective are health apps? Not very, if you don't use them
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