"I need to have a life": New ways to fight painkiller addiction

CBS Health - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 4:59pm
As opioid-related overdose deaths continue to climb, CBS News examines the pathway from pain to prescription painkillers and addiction
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Think you're allergic to penicillin? You may be wrong

CBS Health - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 2:31pm
A real allergic reaction to the antibiotic may include hives, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and swelling
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Clues to how popular heartburn drug may damage arteries

CBS Health - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 1:24pm
A new study raises concern over a commonly used over-the-counter heartburn medication and its long-term effects on heart health
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New findings on NFL players and suicide risk

CBS Health - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 1:22pm
Researchers say many assumptions about football-related head injuries and suicides are mistaken
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Report: Fatal marijuana-related crashes up where drug is legal

CBS Health - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 9:40pm
New study found the number fatal accidents involving drivers who'd recently used pot more than doubled in Washington, where the drug is legal, between 2013 and 2014
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CDC labs cited for mishandled bioterror germs

CBS Health - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 8:52pm
According to report, in recent years, handful of CDC facilities secretly had permits suspended for serious safety violations
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​Utah law requiring fetal pain relief perplexes doctors

CBS Health - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 8:48pm
"The pain doesn't exist, so I can't make it go away," said David Turok of the University of Utah's obstetrics and gynecology department
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Pacifiers recalled for choking risk

CBS Health - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 7:11pm
Company announces recall of 180,000 pacifiers that could pose choking hazard
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Urine test could simplify Zika virus detection

CBS Health - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 7:08pm
New test could make it easier to test for the virus, which is likely to spread in the U.S. in coming months
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Grim turn for boy who donated his hair to cancer patients

CBS Health - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 4:55pm
The 7-year-old from California is now battling the deadly disease himself
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You might have eye mites and not know it

CBS Health - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 3:23pm
Eye mites affect millions of people; here's how they spread and what to do about them
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How to define "healthy"? FDA reconsiders food labels

CBS Health - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 2:02pm
An overhaul of FDA labeling rules could impact food marketing in a big way
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Blood pressure patterns may predict stroke risk

CBS Health - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 1:30pm
Overall patterns may be a more reliable predictor than individual blood pressure readings, new research suggests
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"Second skin" gel temporarily tightens wrinkles

CBS Health - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 11:36am
In human trials, the compound visibly tightened bags under the eyes that develop with age
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Feisty fitness instructor: "Fitness has no age"

CBS Health - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 8:33am
60-year-old Ruth Hernandez is living proof of the mental and physical benefits of exercise, and she inspires other women to follow in her footsteps
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Former FDA head weighs in on opioid epidemic

CBS Health - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 10:16pm
Each day in America, 78 people die from overdosing on painkillers
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Former FDA head: Opioid epidemic one of "great mistakes of modern medicine"

CBS Health - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 8:32pm
"We didn't see these drugs for what they truly are," said Dr. David Kessler -- 78 people now die each day from overdosing on painkillers
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Swaddling could put babies at risk

CBS Health - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 8:20pm
A new study suggests swaddling babies may raise their risk of SIDS, or sudden infant death syndrome, especially if they're put to sleep on their stomachs
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Pregnant Connecticut teen shocked to learn she has Zika

CBS Health - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 6:54pm
Sara Mujica said she found out she was pregnant in March while she was visiting her fiance, the baby's father, in Honduras
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Scientists develop "second skin" to smooth wrinkles

CBS Health - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 5:51pm
The invisible layer could temporarily restore youthful appearance, researchers say
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