Farmers grow grapes that taste like cotton candy

CBS Health - Wed, 08/10/2016 - 12:28pm
We're all familiar with fruit-flavored candy, but what about candy-flavored fruit? Two California farmers are enjoying the sweet success of growing grapes with unexpected tastes. One variety even mimics the flavor of cotton candy. Carter Evans visited their farm to see how they do it, and what other treats they have on the vine.
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Food companies seek to simplify ingredient lists

CBS Health - Wed, 08/10/2016 - 12:08pm
A new selling point for packaged foods? Fewer ingredients. Food giants hope simpler labels will attract more consumers by helping them recognize what they're eating. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Moss, who examined the food industry in his bestselling book, "Salt, Sugar, Fat," joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what's behind the trend.
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Is mosquito repellent safe to use during pregnancy?

CBS Health - Wed, 08/10/2016 - 12:00pm
Florida has reported four new cases of the Zika virus spread by local mosquitoes. As the number of infections rises across the U.S., health officials are urging people to use mosquito repellents, including some with DEET. But are some of the chemicals registered with the EPA safe for pregnant women to use? Dr. Jon LaPook reports.
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Are mosquito repellents safe to use during pregnancy?

CBS Health - Wed, 08/10/2016 - 8:48am
Some expectant mothers are wary of using chemicals registered with EPA, but one leading official assures they are "definitely safe for use"
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Four more cases of Zika in Miami

CBS Health - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 10:10pm
Four more cases of Zika are thought to have originated in Miami, and crews are out every day clearing drains and spraying insecticide. But experts say finding a Zika-infected mosquito is like finding a needle in a haystack. David Bengaud has more.
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Is DEET safe for pregnant women?

CBS Health - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 9:56pm
Zika has reached mosquitoes in the U.S., and many pregnant women are wondering if it is safe to use insect repellent with DEET. Dr. Jon LaPook explains there are repellants that are safe.
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4 more people infected with Zika virus in Florida

CBS Health - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 8:48pm
The four new cases are thought to have originated in the same Wynwood section of Miami
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ICU treatment may not be better for 4 common conditions

CBS Health - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 7:26pm
"Inappropriate use" of intensive care units can be harmful and costly, says study author
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D.C.-area hospital closes NICU after deadly bacteria found

CBS Health - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 5:44pm
Three babies in neonatal intensive care unit test positive for bacterium Pseudomonas; two infant deaths reportedly prompted testing
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Sports camp for veterans challenges, changes lives

CBS Health - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 4:51pm
"I want to cry, I'm so happy," one disabled vet said after her first time on water skis
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What video games, social media may mean for kids' grades

CBS Health - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 4:31pm
A study finds online gamers and frequent Facebook users may have different outcomes at school
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"Great concern" over U.S. deaths in pregnancy, childbirth

CBS Health - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 3:35pm
Researchers are trying to understand why maternal death rates are getting worse, not better
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Are people more likely to cheat at the "danger age"?

CBS Health - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 2:40pm
A new study looks at factors that may affect when people are more likely to cheat on their partners
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Why Olympians are doing the "cupping" treatment

CBS Health - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 2:21pm
An ancient therapy known as "cupping" has become a craze during the 2016 Olympics. U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps was seen with purple spots on his back as a result of the treatment. CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula looks at the health claims behind this process.
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Baby dies from Zika virus in Texas

CBS Health - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 2:19pm
A newborn baby girl died with Zika-related birth defects in Texas after her mother traveled to Latin America when she was pregnant. This is the first Zika-related death in Texas.
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Death of infant is first Zika-related fatality in Texas

CBS Health - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 1:11pm
Officials say the mom traveled to Latin America while pregnant, and is believed to have contracted the virus there
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New and improved veggie burgers make a comeback

CBS Health - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 12:45pm
Veggie burgers are making a comeback after decades in the shadows. They were once considered to be a sad alternative to their cow-based counterpart. Vinita Nair reports on how the veggie burger has been re-imagined by award-winning chefs and Silicon Valley.
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Behind the ancient "cupping" treatment

CBS Health - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 11:35am
An ancient healing art is leaving its mark on the Rio Olympics. When swimmer Michael Phelps led Team USA to a gold medal, his upper body was covered with bruises from "cupping." Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss why athletes are drawn to this treatment and its benefits.
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Locally transmitted Zika cases up to 17 in Florida

CBS Health - Mon, 08/08/2016 - 9:54pm
A Miami neighborhood is a ghost town after 17 non-travel related Zika cases have been diagnosed there. Officials are turning to aerial mosquito spraying to try to eradicate the problem. David Begnaud has more.
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This benefit of volunteering may grow with age

CBS Health - Mon, 08/08/2016 - 9:14pm
A new study looks at volunteer work, mental health and well-being in different stages of life
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