FDA approves first dissolving stent for U.S. patients

CBS Health - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 8:44pm
Experts hope it will result in better treatments for the nation's leading cause of death, "but it will take years to prove"
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Why more Americans die in car crashes

CBS Health - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 6:32pm
Thousands of lives could be saved if the U.S. matched the rate in other high-income nations
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Report: Sexual abuse by doctors sometimes goes unpunished

CBS Health - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 5:43pm
From inappropriate comments to fondling to rape, misconduct may be more common than previously believed
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Pfizer highlights risks of opioid painkillers

CBS Health - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 5:08pm
As concerns mount about addiction, pharma giant says it wants to help address public health concern
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Here's how to avoid the health risks of heat waves

CBS Health - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 4:43pm
Stay safe in the blazing summer heat with these expert tips
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Doctor-assisted deaths remain rare despite legalization

CBS Health - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 3:06pm
New research looks at what happened after several states passed "aid in dying" laws
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Could a chemical in pot help protect against Alzheimer's?

CBS Health - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 2:03pm
More studies are needed to see if THC, an ingredient in marijuana, could be useful in fighting Alzheimer's
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U.S. Army partners with French pharma giant on Zika vaccine

CBS Health - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 2:03pm
The drug company Sanofi SA hopes to accelerate vaccine development amid the current outbreak
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Some California parents sue to stop child vaccine law

CBS Health - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 11:21am
There are "very compelling reasons" to not vaccinate kids, a lawsuit against the new law reguiring mandatory vaccines for school children
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One dead amid 15 suspected heroin overdoses in Akron

CBS Health - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 9:58am
Authorities in one Ohio city say they've responded to more than a dozen suspected heroin overdoses in less than 12 hours
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​Judge: Kan. can't cut Planned Parenthood's Medicaid money

CBS Health - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 8:41pm
State wanted to end funding for health services, such as exams and cancer screenings -- not abortions -- for poor patients on Medicaid
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"Drunkorexia" a disturbing trend on college campuses

CBS Health - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 7:18pm
Study suggests more young adults may be taking part in this unhealthy behavior, including more young men than previously thought
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Researchers to study Zika in U.S. Olympic athletes

CBS Health - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 6:41pm
Athletes will be tested to help learn more about how the virus spreads and persists in the body
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Does pasta make you fat? Italian scientists weigh in

CBS Health - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 5:00pm
Low-carb dieters have been avoiding it for years, but some researchers see things differently
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A clever way to get kids to eat their vegetables

CBS Health - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 4:13pm
When it comes to luring kids to eat, what works for junk food marketing can also work for healthier foods
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iPhone update aims to encourage more organ donors

CBS Health - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 2:53pm
New iOS software will add an easy sign-up button to the health app that comes on every iPhone
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Wild parsnip, giant hogweed: Toxic plants to watch out for

CBS Health - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 2:23pm
Health officials warn of the poisonous plants that can wreck your summer
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Forget the gym -- workout buffs hit national landmarks

CBS Health - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 12:45pm
A growing fitness trend has groups across the country gathering at national monuments and historic landmarks to get their sweat on
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Think these foods are "healthy"? Don't be so sure

CBS Health - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 12:43pm
Nutritionists and the noshing public don't always see eye to eye on the health status of certain foods
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5 things that don't mix well with cocktails and beer

CBS Health - Mon, 07/04/2016 - 5:21pm
An icy cold beer or margarita may sound perfect with a long weekend barbecue, but some things don't blend well with alcohol
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