U.S. report card on tobacco regulation

CBS Health - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 5:49pm
The American Lung Association issues its report card on how states and the federal government are doing at curbing tobacco
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Disney workers infected with measles

CBS Health - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:54pm
The measles outbreak that started in Southern California in late December has now spread to more than 50 people in 5 U.S. states and Mexico. Five Disney theme park workers are among those infected. Don Champion reports.
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Growing human kidneys in rats sparks ethical debate

CBS Health - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 3:08pm
Controversial technique using fetal tissue could someday grow new human organs for transplant
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Better outcomes for "test tube" babies

CBS Health - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 11:19am
Study sees "remarkable" improvement in outcomes for children born with the help of fertility treatments
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New link between pneumonia and other serious illnesses

CBS Health - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:09am
Patients hospitalized for pneumonia have a significantly higher risk for heart attack or stroke, according to a new study. Also, a new warning about products with BPA. Eboni Williams reports on the day's top health stories.
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Measles outbreak includes 5 Disney theme park workers

CBS Health - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 9:25am
Dozens of people infected in California, 4 others states and Mexico in outbreak linked to Disney facilities
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​California lawmakers to pursue right-to-die legislation

CBS Health - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:50pm
Renewed push comes after death of ​Brittany Maynard, terminally ill brain cancer patient who moved from California to Oregon to end her life
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Measles outbreak prompts school to keep students home

CBS Health - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:20pm
Vaccinations almost wiped out measles. But a recent trend in vaccination waivers is believed to have contributed to a new outbreak in southern California. At least one school is now telling certain students to stay home as a way to prevent the outbreak from spreading. Ben Tracy reports.
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Conjoined twin girls get ready for separation

CBS Health - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 8:50pm
Ten-month-old conjoined twin girls in Houston are one step closer to leading separate lives. Knatalye Hope Mata and Adeline Faith Mata were born joined from the chest to the pelvis, but doctors are optimistic they can be separated. KHOU's Kevin Reece reports.
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Coffee may reduce risk for deadly skin cancer

CBS Health - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 8:03pm
A new study adds to the growing body of research that a daily jolt of java can have health benefits
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Questions about use of IVF procedure for men

CBS Health - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 6:37pm
Study suggests clinics may be overusing an increasingly popular treatment for couples wanting babies
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Surgeon shot at Boston hospital; suspect dead

CBS Health - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 5:36pm
Police say the suspected shooter at Brigham and Women's Hospital was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound
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What are the total financial costs of smoking?

CBS Health - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 5:12pm
After a lifetime of buying cigarettes and incurring health-care costs, smokers are burning through money
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Conjoined twins prepare for separation surgery

CBS Health - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 4:20pm
Twin girls in Houston have just completed a tissue expansion procedure that will bring them one step closer to living independent lives
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Measles update: Unvaccinated kids told to stay home

CBS Health - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 3:18pm
Southern California high school students may have been exposed as outbreak that started at Disney parks spreads
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​Researchers challenge inner-city asthma theory

CBS Health - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 2:35pm
New study finds a number of other factors are more likely to affect asthma risk than where a child lives
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Kelly astronaut twins to participate in year-long NASA experiments

CBS Health - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 12:41pm
Astronaut Scott Kelly will try something no American has ever done before, while his twin, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, spends the mission on Earth. As NASA looks towards an eventual three-year long round trip to Mars, the Kelly brothers have become key to figuring out how to prepare for and protect the human body during lengthy trips in space. Don Dahler reports.
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Health goals easier to achieve as a couple, study finds

CBS Health - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 12:40pm
British researchers find people more than twice as likely to stop smoking, lose weight and begin exercising if their significant other does the same. Dr. Holly Phillips joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the medical benefits of being with a partner.
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Alcohol can help the heart, study finds

CBS Health - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:12am
Scientists at Harvard found that consuming up to seven drinks per week can lower the risk of heart failure in middle-aged people. Also, most Americans say they are overweight. Brian Webb reports on the day's top health stories.
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Excessive sitting linked to deadly diseases

CBS Health - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 12:26am
More than one half of the average person's waking life involves sedentary activity. In a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, extensive sitting significantly increases your chances of contracting cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. As CBS chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook reports for CBSN, exercise helps, but does not eliminate the negative effects of too much sitting.
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