VA: Startling number of veterans still committing suicide

CBS Health - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 1:27pm
The Department of Veterans Affairs released the results of the largest analysis of veteran suicide rates
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The little body part people want plastic surgery on

CBS Health - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 12:37pm
Women are asking plastic surgeons to tweak this bikini-enhancing feature
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Surprising number of popular sunscreens fall short

CBS Health - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 12:03pm
Water and sweat may wash away all the sun-protection benefits in some products
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Study finds sunscreen ratings may not mean much

CBS Health - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 11:42am
A new study finds 40 percent of the sunblocks that got the best customer reviews on Amazon.com didn't meet all the guidelines from the American Academy of Dermatology, especially when it came to water or sweat resistance. Researchers also found people spend as much as $23 an ounce for products that provide the same protection as sunscreens costing just 68 cents an ounce. Dr. Elizabeth Hale, clinical associate professor of dermatology at the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York, joins "CBS This Morning" to give practical tips for sun protection.
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U.S. surgeons implant first dissolvable stent

CBS Health - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 10:24pm
In a first in this country, surgeons in Arizona implanted a new type of stent to open clogged arteries. It's made of a plastic-like material that dissolves gradually. The developer believes it can prevent blood clots, which are linked to metal stents.
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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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