Court extends life support for toddler declared brain-dead

CBS Health - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 7:22pm
2-year-old Israel Stinson must stay on life support while court considers mother's appeal, judge rules
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Spike in U.S. Zika virus cases raises concern

CBS Health - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 7:08pm
The CDC is now saying that the number of pregnant women with the Zika virus in the U.S. and its territories has risen to 279. President Obama urged Congress to approve emergency funding for vaccine development and other measures to combat the virus.
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Experimental test could spot Lyme disease much faster

CBS Health - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 6:10pm
The young scientist who helped develop the test came up with the idea during her high school internship at a university lab
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Obama chides Congress over Zika funding bills

CBS Health - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 4:20pm
"Congress needs to get me a bill," the president told reporters Thursday. "They should not be going off on recess before this is done"
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Number of U.S. pregnant women with Zika virus triples

CBS Health - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 2:24pm
The CDC has put out a new count of Zika virus cases in pregnant women
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Do fetuses feel pain? What the science says

CBS Health - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 2:09pm
A new Utah law requiring doctors to give anesthesia to a fetus before an abortion has generated controversy and debate
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"Sunscreen gene" could help ward off skin cancer

CBS Health - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 1:05pm
The discovery of a gene that may guard against skin cancer could potentially help scientists fight the deadly disease
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Here's how food labels are about to change

CBS Health - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 12:59pm
The government unveils a new design to help consumers make smarter food choices
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Why aspirin after a mini-stroke could be a lifesaver

CBS Health - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 12:33pm
After a mini-stroke, there's a 1,000 times higher risk of major stroke, but aspirin can help, new research suggests
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U.S. swimming team moves to steer clear of Zika pre-Olympics

CBS Health - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:20am
Changes venue of a pre-Olympic training camp from Zika-prone zone
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Unusual concern in massive listeria-based frozen foods recall

CBS Health - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 8:53am
Fears center around millions of packages of fruits and veggies shipped to all 50 states, Canada and Mexico and sold by many major chains
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How much can a healthy lifestyle cut your risk of cancer?

CBS Health - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 9:01pm
A new study looks at how big a difference factors like diet, exercise, and not smoking may really make
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Alarming number of public pools cited for health violations

CBS Health - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 6:24pm
As Americans gear up for summer, the CDC warns swimming pools may harbor serious health hazards
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​If you got a Theranos "voided" test, contact your doctor

CBS Health - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 6:18pm
The blood testing start-up has corrected or voided results from 2014 to 2015, raising questions for patients
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Superbugs could kill more people than cancer, report warns

CBS Health - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 5:48pm
A new report takes on the global challenge of combatting superbugs, and lays out a plan to turn the tide
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Oklahoma passes bill effectively banning abortion

CBS Health - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 5:25pm
The bill, which passed 32-12 with no discussion or debate, makes performing an abortion a felony offense
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Family of brain-dead toddler draws hope from California woman

CBS Health - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 2:38pm
The Bay Area woman remains alive a year after she was pronounced brain dead
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Immune drug for deadly skin cancer shows long-term survival

CBS Health - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 1:05pm
The drug, which targets the immune system, was used to treat former President Jimmy Carter
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Top medical school ends training on live animals

CBS Health - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 12:47pm
Only one other U.S. medical school still allows students to practice performing surgery on animals
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Marijuana helping older Americans find pain relief

CBS Health - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 12:08pm
Did you know the 55-and-older crowd is now the fastest-growing demographic of pot users in the country?
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