FDA panel eyes injections as statin alternative

CBS Health - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 11:32am
An FDA panel is supporting new weapons to fight heart disease. The expert group recommended approval of a new approach to help lower cholesterol. And, in Haiti two baby girls went through a dangerous operation. Dr. Jon LaPook and Dr. Holly Phillips join “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss the latest.
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Prescription for change: Investigating overpriced drugs

CBS Health - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 11:26am
CBS News previously reported on a Dallas pharmacy that was billing insurance companies nearly $13,000 for a jar of custom scar cream. And, the U.S. military health care system is paying more than $300 million a month for custom preparations that many doctors say are useless. Now, Jim Axelrod has another expose.
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Woman's tattoos cause false alarm over cancer

CBS Health - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 8:44pm
Doctors in Southern California say a woman's tattoos were to blame for a cancer scare. Her body-imaging scan seemed to show that her cancer had spread, but it turned out to be an unusual false alarm. KCBS-TV's Kristine Lazar reports.
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8 need rabies shots after child brings bat to school

CBS Health - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 8:35pm
Middle school student brought the bat to science class and then released it into the wild
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Mobile app helps save cardiac arrest victims

CBS Health - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 7:45pm
A study shows bystanders are quick to provide CPR when they get mobile alerts
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Tattoos blamed for woman's cancer scare

CBS Health - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 6:12pm
Doctors find an unusual explanation for test results that made them think a woman's cancer had spread
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​Heightened concern for concussions in women's soccer

CBS Health - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 5:59pm
"We've gotten to a point where the game can be quite dangerous," says U.S. player Becky Sauerbrunn
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Eating nuts may protect against major diseases

CBS Health - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 5:08pm
Less than a handful of nuts a day may help you live a longer life (but peanut butter won't do the trick)
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Not drinking enough water can harm kids' health

CBS Health - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 2:22pm
A new study from Harvard finds more than half of U.S. children and teens aren't drinking enough water to stay properly hydrated. Experts say it could lead to a range of health problems and even hurt kids' ability to learn and think clearly. Danielle Nottingham reports.
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Flesh-eating bacteria warning at Florida beaches

CBS Health - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 1:46pm
Though rare, cases of Vibrio vulnificus can cause blistering skin lesions, septic shock, and even death
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New users of sleeping pills have more car crashes

CBS Health - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 1:41pm
Study says car accident risk nearly doubles for new users of certain sedative sleeping pills
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CDC warns U.S. doctors: Be on the lookout for MERS

CBS Health - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 1:17pm
As outbreak spreads in South Korea, health officials warn it could travel here, too
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World Cup athletes test concussion-fighting tools

CBS Health - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 11:40am
As Team U.S.A. hopes for a second win today in the Women's World Cup, players need to be in top shape, physically and mentally. But concussions are a serious concern for the athletes. Jericka Duncan reports on new technology that is helping us understand how head injuries happen.
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U.S. doctors on alert after 11th MERS death in South Korea

CBS Health - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 10:34am
American doctors are under alert from the CDC for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, known as MERS. South Korea is experiencing an outbreak that has killed at least 11 people, and two hospitals that treated patients are sealed off. Seth Doane reports.
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Oregon to allow year-long supplies of birth control

CBS Health - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 12:34am
State becomes first to let women obtain a year's worth of birth control at a time, rather than refilling prescriptions every 30 or 90 days
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Why did a prescription for resveratrol cost $44,000?

CBS Health - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 10:00pm
CBS News investigates the steep cost behind a prescription for an energy supplement that was approved by insurance. CBS News correspondent Jim Axelrod reports.
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Big increase in deaths, poisonings from synthetic pot

CBS Health - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 7:49pm
Despite the dangers of synthetic pot, more and more teens and young adults are using it
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First penis transplant patient to be a dad

CBS Health - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 7:28pm
His surgeons say the South African man is expecting a baby with his girlfriend
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New device a breakthrough for teen with epilepsy

CBS Health - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 7:20pm
17-year-old Johnny Escolero is the first patient on the West Coast to receive a new implantable device to reduce epileptic seizures. The AspireSR can help protect patients from dying in their sleep. KCBS-TV's Kristine Lazar reports.
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Teen gets device to prevent sudden death from epilepsy

CBS Health - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 5:59pm
After suffering hundreds of seizures a day, teen is one of the first to get implant that can reduce symptoms, prevent sudden death
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