Zika virus infects more than 2,100 pregnant Colombian women

CBS Health - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 8:39pm
Virus linked to birth defect which causes babies to have small heads and underdeveloped brains and rare, sometimes paralyzing illness
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​NFL says concussions were way up in 2015

CBS Health - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 2:19am
League says it will study what might have caused head injuries to rise by 58 percent this season
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Zika survivor: "All of my joints felt like lead weights"

CBS Health - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 9:32pm
Brazilian-American man tells CBS News about his harrowing experience with Zika virus; his doctors in New York "had never seen a case of Zika"
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Factors that may raise autism risk before birth

CBS Health - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 8:55pm
New research suggests mothers-to-be with obesity and diabetes have a higher risk of giving birth to a child with autism
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Obesity, diabetes during pregnancy linked to autism

CBS Health - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 7:50pm
Mothers-to-be with both conditions are more likely to give birth to a child with autism, according to new research
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Teen eating habits may help cut breast cancer risk

CBS Health - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 6:40pm
New study finds young women who ate more of certain foods had a lower risk for breast cancer later in life
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How far away is a Zika virus vaccine?

CBS Health - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 6:18pm
Experts say research efforts will focus on developing a vaccine for the mosquito-borne illness, but it will take time
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Experimental ultrasound treatment zaps cancer pain

CBS Health - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 5:25pm
High-intensity focused ultrasound blasts cells that trigger pain; "When the pain is less, or the pain is gone, you're back to being normal"
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Senate Democrats propose $600 million plan to help Flint

CBS Health - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 4:27pm
A large chunk of the funding would be used to fix or replace lead-contaminated pipes
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Could seasonal depression be a myth?

CBS Health - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 1:25pm
Many people complain of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), depression linked to less sunlight, but new study raises doubts
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NIH: Zika virus at "pandemic" level

CBS Health - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:30pm
World Health Organization warns the Zika virus is "spreading explosively" and could infect four million people by the end of the year
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Study: Breastfeeding could save 800,000 lives a year

CBS Health - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 9:41pm
"We want to encourage breastfeeding but I've also seen patients in tears who can't do it"
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Mosquitoes: "The most murderous animal on Earth"

CBS Health - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 9:21pm
Zika virus is just one of the many dangerous health threats posed by mosquitoes
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In face of Zika virus, women ponder abortion, childlessness

CBS Health - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 9:02pm
Concerns over Zika virus are raising anxiety for millions of would-be and could-be mothers in affected areas
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Rio mayor: No threat to Olympics from Zika virus

CBS Health - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 8:37pm
As global health experts warn the Zika virus is "spreading explosively," Rio's mayor says timing of Olympics reduces danger
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Bernie Sanders: I'm "blessed with good health"

CBS Health - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 8:28pm
The Democratic presidential candidate released a letter from his doctor proclaiming him in "overall very good health"
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Can genetically modified mosquitoes snuff out Zika?

CBS Health - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 7:27pm
As companies race to create vaccines, Brazil is already testing a different way to fight the disease, and Florida may follow
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6 things a food poisoning expert won't eat

CBS Health - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 6:21pm
A few common foods are more likely than others to make you sick; one expert avoids them "like the plague"
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Having memory problems? Don't forget to tell your doctor

CBS Health - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 3:49pm
Fear, embarrassment, and denial may keep people from bringing up memory troubles - but sometimes treatments can help
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These are the healthiest, happiest states

CBS Health - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 3:38pm
Find out where your state's well-being ranks in the Gallup and Healthways index
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