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What is altitude sickness and why is it so dangerous?

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Recent deaths on Mount Everest prompt questions about what happens to the body at high elevations
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Antidepressants used for more than depression: study

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New research looks at the different reasons why physicians prescribe the medications
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What techniques really work to help baby sleep?

4 hours 24 min ago
A new study looks at the consequences of moving bedtimes or letting babies cry it out
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As Zika spreads, Florida town a study in bug-borne illness

5 hours 10 min ago
As mosquito season begins, experts look to lessons learned from the successful fight against dengue in these Florida suburbs
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Time to drop the "no eating" rule before a colonoscopy?

5 hours 23 min ago
Going on a clear-liquid diet the day before a colonoscopy has some drawbacks, and a new study suggests it may not be necessary
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Phildelphia's tax proposal on sugary drinks fizzles with critics

9 hours 14 min ago
Mayor Jim Kenney claims it will help cut down poverty and grow the city's pre-K program, but critics say it'll hurt those meant to be helped most
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U.S. smoking rate does something it hasn't in years

9 hours 40 min ago
Some 50 years ago, roughly 42 percent of U.S. adults smoked, but picture is radically different today
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How love and sex can boost health later in life

9 hours 56 min ago
As you get older, research shows the brain may benefit from romantic love and physical affection
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The emotional toll of addiction: Aunt of two heroin addicts opens up

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 10:53pm
CBS News is following Jason Amaral, a 30-year-old heroin addict, as he battles to get free of his addiction. In part three of "In the Shadow of Death: Jason's Journey," DeMarco Morgan shows how deeply addiction can tear apart a family.
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What boxing may do to the brain

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 7:46pm
Researchers in Las Vegas are studying the long-term health impact of violent sports like boxing and mixed martial arts
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"It kind of scares you": What boxing may do to the brain

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 7:40pm
Hundreds of boxers and mixed martial arts fighters volunteer for a study on brain trauma and memory
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What it's like to love a heroin addict

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 7:29pm
CBS News follows the toll of heroin addiction in America, including the pain to family members like this aunt whose two nephews are addicts
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Indiana woman found guilty of feticide appeals conviction

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 7:18pm
Woman was found guilty of killing the premature infant she delivered after ingesting ​abortion-inducing drugs in 25th week
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Extremely premature babies may face lifelong challenges

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 7:17pm
In adulthood, they may face a number of health issues as well as social and economic disadvantages, new research suggests
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Patients seek end-of-life talks once labeled "death panels"

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 1:13pm
Once politically demonized, end-of-life counseling may become more common across the country as Medicare pays for the service
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Report: Painkiller prescriptions may have peaked

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 12:59pm
After two decades of skyrocketing use and abuse, "the culture is changing"
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Will food label makeover encourage healthy eating?

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 11:37am
The FDA's latest nutrition facts are bigger and bolder, and will highlight calorie counts, added sugar and portion sizes
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Special stem cell treatment for spinal cord injuries shows promise

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 10:09pm
A group of patients with the most severe spinal cord injuries have seen improvement after undergoing an experimental treatment that uses stem cells in the damaged areas
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Experimental procedure aimed at repairing spinal cord shows promise

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 8:10pm
Spinal cord procedure uses stem cells in the damaged areas in hopes of restoring function and movement
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Bone cement company accused of experimenting on humans

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 1:07am
At least 5 spinal surgery patients died after doctors injected bone cement that wasn't approved by the FDA
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