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Selma Blair reveals multiple sclerosis diagnosis
10/22/2018 3:27 PM
Actress Selma Blair's revelation that she has multiple sclerosis is being met by an outpouring of support. The 46-year-old star disclosed her diagnosis in an emotional Instagram post. The post is bringing new attention to MS. Dr. Tara Narula reports on the symptoms and treatments.
Chemo and immunotherapy together may help triple-negative breast cancer patients
10/22/2018 1:05 PM
New research is bringing hope to women with a hard-to-treat type of breast cancer. A study published over the weekend in the New England Journal of Medicine found that combining chemotherapy with an immunotherapy medicine added up to 10 months of survival time for patients with triple-negative breast cancer. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" with more on the research.
Fish fraud is rampant ? and the government rarely tests it
10/22/2018 12:27 AM
Near a coastline or not, seafood is an increasingly popular food option for Americans. The U.S. is now the second-largest consumer of seafood worldwide after China and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about 20 percent of adults are eating fish at least twice a week. But choosing your fish doesn't always mean getting what you're after. Meg Oliver reports.
Study says drug could help women with aggressive type of breast cancer
10/20/2018 11:34 PM
A new study shows a drug targeting the immune system could help women with an aggressive type of breast cancer. The results were announced at a conference in Europe and could change the way women are treated. Dr. Jon LaPook reports.
Democrats demand to know why EPA children's health official was put on leave
10/19/2018 12:40 PM
A number of Democratic senators are demanding an explanation from the EPA about why it put a leading children's health expert on paid leave without warning. Since our interview with Dr. Ruth Etzel on Monday, people have spoken out to support her, some calling her a hero for going public with her concerns about what's happening at the Office of Children's Health. Anna Werner reports.
AI colonoscopies may produce smarter results, doctors say
10/18/2018 9:46 PM
New test uses artificial intelligence to spot polyps, where all colorectal cancers begin. Doctors hope the technology will help save lives. CBS News' Chris Martinez reports.
Your employer's health plan will cost more in 2019
10/18/2018 11:27 AM
Higher premiums, deductibles and out-of-pocket costs are on the menu again -- but you may have more plan choices
Mysterious polio-like illness impacting children in the U.S.
10/17/2018 9:21 PM
A mysterious polio-like illness is on the rise in the U.S., mainly impacting young children. The CDC has confirmed more than 60 cases of accute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, which causes weakness or paralysis. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook joined CBSN with more.
Rare polio-like disease cases confirmed in 22 states
10/17/2018 12:24 PM
Federal health officials issued an unusual public warning about a growing number of cases involving a polio-like illness mostly in children. Acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, has now spread to 22 states, and 62 cases are confirmed. The symptoms often include severe muscle weakness or paralysis. Dr. Tara Narula reports.
Spike in cases of polio-like illness
10/16/2018 8:37 PM
The CDC says it's confirmed 62 cases of a polio-like ilness called acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, so far this year. Over 90 percent of cases are in children. Tom Hanson reports.
CDC confirms spike in cases of polio-like illness
10/16/2018 7:57 PM
The majority of cases are in children with an average age of just 4 years old
Why habits are the "compound interest" of self-improvement
10/16/2018 2:02 PM
Many people have habits they want to break and probably some habits that other people want us to change. To make those adjustments, habits expert James Clear says we should think small. Clear?s popular blog gets two million visits a month. He?s also a frequent speaker at Fortune 500 companies and his work is used by teams in the NFL, Major League Baseball, and NBA. Clear joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his new book, "Atomic Habits," and explain how breaking down habits into tiny adjustments can help you reach your goals.
Missouri's Senate race heats up over health care
10/16/2018 12:19 AM
One of the key races in the upcoming midterm elections is the Senate race in Missouri. Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill is being challenged by the state's attorney general, Republican Josh Hawley. "CBS Evening News" anchor Jeff Glor spoke to both candidates.
Unvaccinated child dies in season's first flu death
10/15/2018 11:41 PM
A child from Florida is the first person to die of the flu this season. The child was unvaccinated with no known underlying medical conditions. But a new survey shows more parents don't see the benefits of the flu vaccine. CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula has more.
"Doctor detectives" help diagnose mysterious illnesses
10/11/2018 9:47 AM
For patients whose symptoms have stumped medical professionals, the Undiagnosed Diseases Network is often their last hope





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