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Monsanto plaintiff dying of cancer says $289M verdict not "in vain"
08/20/2018 12:34 PM
A man who won a landmark lawsuit against the agricultural giant, Monsanto, is speaking out for the first time on "CBS This Morning." Monsanto was ordered to pay $289 million in damages to former school groundskeeper, Dewayne "Lee" Johnson. A jury found the company's widely used glysphosate-based weed killer caused Johnson's terminal cancer. Anna Werner reports.
Savants: A sudden gift for painting
08/19/2018 3:44 PM
For the last six years Ione Kuhner has gradually lost her grasp on much of daily life due to Early-onset Alzheimer's. But amazingly she's also started painting ? something the former dental assistant had never thought about doing before her illness. Susan Spencer reports. (Originally broadcast March 18, 2018.)
Glenn Close: Changing minds about mental illness
08/19/2018 3:28 PM
Actress Glenn Close has taken on a new role - hoping to help de-stigmatize mental illness. That's because mental illness runs in her own family. (Her nephew, Calen, has schizophrenia; and her sister Jessie, after a lifetime of struggles, has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.) Glenn and Jessie have since started a foundation, Bring Change to Mind, to encourage communication around mental health. Tracy Smith reports. (Originally broadcast March 18, 2018.)
Is LSD a wonder drug for mental health?
08/19/2018 3:28 PM
Faith Salie reports on how LSD and "magic mushrooms" are being studied for their ability to help patients conquer anxiety and depression without the psychedelia long associated with mind-altering drugs. Salie talks with author Ayelet Waldman, who microdosed LSD and overcame a deep depression, and with NYU professor Tony Bossis, who conducted a clinical trial of cancer patients treated for depression with a one-time dose of the psychedelic Psilocybin. (Originally broadcast March 18, 2018.)
Glenn Close's personal battle to destigmatize mental illness
08/19/2018 3:05 PM
The award-winning actress, whose family has been affected by mental illness, created the foundation Bring Change to Mind to encourage communication around mental health
Brush with madness
08/19/2018 2:31 PM
Vincent Van Gogh is just one of scores of artists, writers, musicians and other creative people who are known or believed to have suffered from mental illness. What goes on in the brain that might create a relationship between mania and creativity? Rita Braver reports. (Originally broadcast March 18, 2018.)
Brush with madness
08/19/2018 1:59 PM
Vincent Van Gogh is just one of scores of artists, writers and musicians who are known or believed to have suffered from mental illness. Is there a relationship between mania and creativity?
Officials close New York beach after used hypodermic needles wash ashore
08/18/2018 5:25 PM
Officials removed and discarded the needles, and the beach will remain closed until Sunday
California bill aims to curb kids' soda habits
08/17/2018 6:36 PM
A bill that was approved by the California State Legislature would give kids two options with their meals at restaurants ? water or milk ? in a push to reduce obesity and children's access to sugary drinks. The bill is on its way to Gov. Jerry Brown?s desk. Adrienne Moore of CBS station KOVR-TV reports.
EpiPen shortage has some relying on expired devices
08/17/2018 3:37 PM
Another generic version of the EpiPen won't come soon enough for users of life-saving medicine that's had manufacturing issues since May
FDA approves generic EpiPen
08/17/2018 2:58 PM
The FDA has approved the first generic rival to EpiPen. The self-injecting device used to treat potentially life-threatening allergic reactions has faced a number of issues in recent years, including shortages and notoriously high prices. The new generic copy will be sold by Teva Pharmaceuticals. Anna Werner reports.
2 arrested after 70+ people believed to overdose on K2 near Conn. park
08/16/2018 12:04 PM
A new CDC estimate says drug overdoses killed a record 72,000 Americans last year. More than 70 people overdosed on a synthetic marijuana Wednesday at or near a Connecticut park. The drug, known as K2, can be 100 times more potent than regular marijuana. Tony Dokoupil reports.
Synthetic marijuana causes mass overdose in Connecticut
08/16/2018 1:34 AM
Nearly 50 people in New Haven, Connecticut, have been treated after taking synthetic marijuana. The drug can be 100 times more powerful than pot. CBS News correspondent Tony Dokoupil reports.
Weed-killing chemical linked to cancer found in some children's breakfast food
08/15/2018 7:41 PM
A number of popular breakfast foods marketed to children may contain a weed-killing chemical that some health authorities link to cancer.
Kids with allergies? What you need to know before they head back to school
08/15/2018 7:14 PM
Allergists are reminding parents there are some important things to keep in mind





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