Security measures in Ebola outbreak

CBS Health - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 5:36pm
What should be and what has been done to contain the outbreak in West Africa
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Horse tattooed to prevent cancerous eye ulcers

CBS Health - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:55pm
A Missouri foxtrotter horse suffers from pigmentation problem that causes his right eye to sunburn and form ulcers. Local tattoo artists inked black around the horses eye to absorb the damaging sunlight.
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U.S. ends probe of AstroZeneca's allegedly rigged clinical trial

CBS Health - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:54pm
The U.S. Dept. of Justice has stopped its investigation into a clinical trial of a heart drug some experts say was fixed to earn FDA approval
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Fitness may boost kids' brainpower

CBS Health - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:45pm
Here is one more reason to encourage children to exercise
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Gender divide in caring for elderly parents

CBS Health - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:07pm
Brothers often pass on parent-care responsibilities to sisters, new research shows
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Ebola outbreak death toll tops 1,200, WHO says

CBS Health - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:20am
As entire communities in West Africa become quarantined, officials struggle to feed people cut off from the world
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Seniors getting invasive cancer screenings despite little benefit

CBS Health - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 9:43am
North Carolina researchers say that many elderly patients with limited lifespans were getting invasive screenings, like colonoscopies, with little benefit and risk of complications. Also, a new study found that the deaths after urology surgery are on the rise. Terry Okita reports on the day's top health news.
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Heart disease and stroke on the decline

CBS Health - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 7:43pm
New research shows that major strides are being made in the battle against heart disease and stroke. A recent study shows that patients are going to greater lengths to prevent the onset of these deadly health issues. CBS News' Teri Okita reports.
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Hospital operator reveals cyberattack on patient records

CBS Health - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 5:09pm
Community Health, which owns, leases or operates 206 hospitals in 29 states, says the attack may have happened in April or June
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New Mexico woman tested for Ebola

CBS Health - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 3:56pm
Woman shows symptoms that typically occur in initial stages of Ebola infection, but experts say it is unlikely she has the virus
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Mental disabilities in kids on the rise

CBS Health - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:16pm
Disadvantaged kids still bear a disproportionate burden when it comes to disability rates
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Combating Ebola in Liberia

CBS Health - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:10pm
The challenges of combating the spread of Ebola in West Africa
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High-intensity exercise safe for heart transplant patients

CBS Health - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 1:42pm
Rigorous exercise lowers blood pressure in patients with a history of heart attack
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HPV vaccine could last longer than thought

CBS Health - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 9:07am
Researchers found that the HPV vaccine lasted two times longer than previously thought in some patients. Plus, a new study found that childhood disability rates rose 16 percent from 2001 to 2011. Brian Webb reports on some of the day's top health news.
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After clinic attack, Ebola "totally out of control"

CBS Health - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 8:12pm
A mob swarmed an Ebola clinic in a Liberian slum, freeing patients and stealing infected goods; aid workers elevate the alarm
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Donor network rejects gay teen's tissue donation

CBS Health - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 8:37pm
When A.J. Betts committed suicide over a year ago, his mother was able to take solace in the fact that her son's organs would help give others the gift of life. Unfortunately, she recently learned that his last wish ran up against a policy that many call discriminatory. KCCI-TV's Shaina Humphries reports.
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Gay teen's organ tissue donation denied

CBS Health - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 6:49pm
Mom says her son's last wish was not fully granted because of an outdated and discriminatory policy
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CDC: Scientist kept mum about dangerous blunder

CBS Health - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 3:25pm
Internal investigation finds fault with scientist who mixed up dangerous lab samples
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Experimental vaccine aims to protect against mosquito-borne virus

CBS Health - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 3:17pm
Nearly 600 cases of the mosquito-borne virus Chikungunya have been reported in the U.S. so far this year. Researchers at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases say an experimental vaccine is showing promise. CBS News' Susan McGinnis reports.
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Milk bank helps feed babies in need

CBS Health - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 2:30pm
Boston area hospital has become a breast milk depot for new moms and babies who need help nursing
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