Drug-resistant shigellosis stomach bug spreading

CBS Health - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 6:31pm
Bacteria that causes nasty stomach illness has developed antibiotic resistance, the CDC warns
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Autism Awareness Day highlights hope, challenges

CBS Health - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 3:17pm
One in 68 children in the U.S. is on the autism spectrum, and much about the condition remains a mystery
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Mom seeks help for baby born without a nose

CBS Health - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 3:12pm
The family is raising funds to provide medical care for their newborn with an incredibly rare congenital condition
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Billion dollar lawsuit filed over STD study

CBS Health - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 1:42pm
A leading U.S. medical center is accused of playing a role in 1940s study where subjects were intentionally infected with venereal diseases
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Drinking too much iced tea causes man's kidney failure

CBS Health - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 12:56pm
An Arkansas man's affinity for iced tea appears to have backfired
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New court ruling on teen forced into chemo

CBS Health - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 9:56am
Girl, now in remission, asked judge for permission to go home from the hospital or at least see her mom
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Patient being tested for Ebola in Colorado hospital

CBS Health - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 9:03am
Recently went to nation affected by the virus, now showing possible symptoms, health officials say
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Googling makes people feel smarter than they really are

CBS Health - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 8:35pm
Finding instant answers on the Internet doesn't make you a genius, but it might feel that way
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8 nutrients to help protect your eyes

CBS Health - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 5:30pm
Doctors say what you eat makes a difference you can see
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Adult ADHD drug abuse on the rise

CBS Health - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 2:20pm
Some doctors are prescribing drugs such as Ritalin and Adderall for "lifestyle enhancement" even though the long-term impact is unknown
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California girl gets high-tech 3D-printed prosthetic hand

CBS Health - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 2:14pm
7-year-old Faith Lennox had to have her left arm amputated soon after birth, but now she has a high-tech replacement created by the Build It Workspace. The hand, made from an open-source design, only cost about $50.
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High-tech, low-cost robotic hand changes girl's life

CBS Health - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:57pm
Pink and blue robotic hand was 3D-printed overnight for just $50
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Popular painkiller doesn't help back pain, arthritis

CBS Health - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:52pm
It's the first thing many doctors recommend, but new research finds it doesn't really work on certain types of pain
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Next-generation GMOs: Pink pineapples, purple tomatoes

CBS Health - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:48pm
Cancer-fighting fruits and less fatty vegetable oils may wind up in stores next to apples that don't turn brown
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Husband turns truck into rolling plea for kidney donor

CBS Health - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:14pm
Michelle Stewart's kidneys are failing. She's on the list for a transplant, but her husband is trying to speed up the process of finding a match by putting a sign on his truck that says, "Type O Blood, Wife Needs Kidney." The Colorado couple is getting a massive response. Norah O'Donnell reports.
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Doctors' new fears over ADHD medicine abuse among adults

CBS Health - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 11:34am
There is a new call for immediate action on so-called “lifestyle use” of ADHD drugs. By one count, nearly 4.5 percent of American adults live with the condition, and that’s lower than the rate for children. But millions more adults may be taking Ritalin and Adderall for everyday problems. Dr. Holly Phillips joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the dangerous side effects.
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New blood test for food allergies developed

CBS Health - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 9:32am
Researchers say that a new blood test can predict people at risk of severe food allergies faster and more safely than other tests. Also, new guidance on pain medications used for arthritis and back problems. Eboni Williams reports on the day's top health news.
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The Food Babe: Fighting for a healthier America

CBS Health - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 8:05am
Web sensation Vani Hari, aka "The Food Babe," is on a mission to hold the food industry accountable, but critics accuse her of using fear tactics. She spoke with CBS News' Parvati Shallow about what inspires her campaign to improve how America eats.
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Weighing medical privacy rights vs. safety concerns

CBS Health - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 8:25pm
When should doctor-patient confidentiality be violated? The debate is getting new attention after the Germanwings Flight 9525 tragedy
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Canine influenza reaching epidemic proportions

CBS Health - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 7:56pm
Veterinarians in the Chicago area are seeing hundreds of cases of dogs sick with canine influenza. It’s highly contagious and can be transmitted for a week after symptoms subside. WBBM-TV's Dana Kozlov reports.
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