Sierra Leone loses its 10th doctor to Ebola outbreak

CBS Health - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 1:25pm
Locals sometimes call Ebola "the caretakers' disease" amidst its growing toll and continued spread among health care workers
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Can you improve brain health? Scientists weigh in

CBS Health - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 3:14am
Numerous experts cast doubt on the benefits of brain games and related forms of cognitive training
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Morning Rounds: This year's flu vaccine may not protect against virus

CBS Health - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 1:16pm
CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook and CBS News contributor Dr. Holly Phillips weigh in on this year's flu shot, and the FDA's ban on gay men donating blood.
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Should women get paid menstrual leave from work?

CBS Health - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 10:18pm
A British gynecologist is advocating for working women to receive extra days off at their time of the month
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Amazing 3D technology helps save baby's life

CBS Health - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 9:59pm
Life-size 3D-printed heart model lets surgeons figure out how to fix heart defect before they operate
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Obesity could take 8 years off your life

CBS Health - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 6:15pm
Excess weight also has a dramatic impact on the number of years spent living with chronic disease
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Does an aspirin a day really keep the doctor away?

CBS Health - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 4:24pm
New study weighs the risks and benefit of aspirin therapy, and suggests many women should think twice
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Did Brittany Maynard change minds about right-to-die laws?

CBS Health - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 2:44pm
New poll shows more Americans believe terminally ill patients should be able to die on their own terms
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Nearly 14-pound baby born in Colorado

CBS Health - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 2:04pm
Mia Yasmin Garcia shocked her parents and medical staff when she arrived weighing 13 pounds, 13 ounces
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Study: Risks outweigh benefits for women under 65 taking aspirin

CBS Health - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:44pm
Is aspirin the wonder drug for everyone? A new study of healthy women finds the risks of taking low-dose aspirin may outweigh its value in preventing heart disease and cancer. CBS News health correspondent David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the science.
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Low-dose aspirin lowers disease risk for many women, study finds

CBS Health - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 10:16am
According to a study out of the Netherlands, women who take low-dose aspirin have a lower risk of heart disease and other conditions. Also, new advice for people who suffer from a minor stroke. Eboni Williams reports on the day's top health news.
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Hospital medication error kills patient in Oregon

CBS Health - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 9:33pm
Doctors accidentally gave a woman a paralyzing agent, causing her death
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Care for Dallas Ebola patient's dog topped $27K

CBS Health - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 7:51pm
Texas officials have released a breakdown of expenses from the city's emergency response to the Ebola crisis
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Flu shot may not be enough protection this season

CBS Health - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 4:21pm
The CDC says a strain of the flu making the rounds is partially resistant to the vaccine currently available
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Possible Ebola patient flown to Atlanta hospital

CBS Health - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 3:07pm
American health care worker may have been infected in West Africa
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New rules aim to make kidney transplants more fair

CBS Health - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 2:36pm
100,000 people are on the waiting list but only 16,000 get kidney transplants each year
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​How well you sleep may depend on your genes

CBS Health - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 1:46pm
Scientists pinpoint area of DNA that may help people get a little more sleep
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​Did Columbus really bring syphilis to Europe?

CBS Health - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 1:18pm
The explorer's crew has long been blamed for importing the disease, but scientists say an ancient skeleton may prove otherwise
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Current flu vaccine may not protect against virus

CBS Health - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 12:00pm
The CDC is warning that only 48 percent of flu virus samples taken through last month were closely related to this year's North American vaccine. CBS News medical contributor Dr. Holly Phillips joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the findings.
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FDA to change pregnancy warnings on prescription drugs

CBS Health - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 10:12am
The FDA is changing labels on prescription drugs to clarify the risks and benefits to pregnant women. Also, new research on developing blood clots during surgery. Omar Villafranca reports on the day's top health news.
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