​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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Exoskeleton robotics help a young stroke survivor get back on his feet

CBS Health - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 11:02pm
CBS News follows up with a former marathoner who is now using two exoskeleton robotic devices to help him regain his mobility and even run again someday soon. Heba Kanso reports.
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People suffering from depression not getting the help they need

CBS Health - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:19pm
New research shows almost 8 percent of Americans have moderate to severe depression, and only a third of them seek help from a mental health expert. The National Center for Health Statistics found depression is more common in women and among people ages 40 to 59. Adriana Diaz reports.
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Which Americans suffer most from depression?

CBS Health - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:11pm
Depression affects one out of 12 people in the U.S., but one group appears to be particularly at risk
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FDA to improve drug warnings for pregnant women

CBS Health - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 8:05pm
New drug labeling guidelines should provide better information for women hoping to conceive, expecting or nursing
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Don't sabotage your diet with a midnight snack

CBS Health - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 7:02pm
A new study suggests that what time you eat, not just what you eat, can make a difference in weight management
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Mediterranean diet may help slow aging

CBS Health - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 3:53pm
Eating a diet rich in fruits, veggies, fish and olive oil could help protect cells from the aging process
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Top 10 health care jobs for 2015

CBS Health - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 3:50pm
An aging and expanding U.S. population means lots of new jobs will need to be filled -- and they pay well
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Calif. surgeon disciplined for removing wrong kidney from inmate

CBS Health - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:50pm
Doctor didn't have access to patient's complete medical records when he took out healthy organ and left tumor-laden kidney intact
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​Breast cancer vaccine shows promise

CBS Health - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 1:48pm
Experimental injection boosted immune response, appeared to slow spread of cancer in those with advanced disease
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Will a Mediterranean diet help you live longer?

CBS Health - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 12:38pm
A new study finds more evidence that the Mediterranean diet of vegetable, fruits, nuts and fish can help you live longer. CBS News' Dr. Tara Narula, a cardiologist at New York's Lenox Hill Hospital, sits down with "CBS This Morning" to discuss the findings.
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Many chest x-rays in kids unnecessary, study says

CBS Health - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:24am
Doctors at the Mayo Clinic say that a large percentage of pediatric chest x-rays did not alter which treatment the doctor prescribed. Also, patients who undergo meniscus surgery can have more risk of arthritis. Eboni Williams reports on the day's top medical news.
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Parents of Mexican boy fighting tumor to remain in U.S.

CBS Health - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 1:03am
Immigration officials gave humanitarian visas to the boy's family after request from New Mexico's governor
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U.K. approves 23andMe genetics test banned in U.S.

CBS Health - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 9:26pm
People in Britain can get a home test for genetic health risks that the FDA will not allow in the U.S.
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Melissa Etheridge cultivates cannabis-infused wine

CBS Health - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 9:15pm
The Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter is hard at work on a line of cannabis-infused wine and hopes to de-stigmatize marijuana
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Mean girls? New study says boys may be worse

CBS Health - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 8:43pm
Teenage girls aren't the only ones who use nasty gossip and social rejection to get the upper hand
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CDC says circumcision benefits outweigh risks

CBS Health - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 4:52pm
In a draft of new U.S. guidelines, federal health officials look at impact of circumcision on both personal and public health
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35 U.S. hospitals designated for Ebola care

CBS Health - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 4:19pm
Federal health officials say these hospitals are best equipped to handle future Ebola patients, but many parts of the country are left out
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