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Child abuse rises on day after Friday report cards, study shows
12/18/2018 10:23 AM
But no such trend noted on other days of week, and researchers could only speculate about the reason for the increases
3 who got Legionnaire's disease in Wisconsin hospital die
12/18/2018 9:18 AM
University of Wisconsin Hospital says 10 others recovered and were released; blames outbreak on since-flushed hot water system
How to combat loneliness during the holidays
12/17/2018 1:42 PM
Experts say loneliness ? which is not the same as being alone ? is at epidemic levels nationwide, and a greater public health concern than obesity and smoking combined
Vaping booming in U.S. high schools, survey finds
12/17/2018 11:35 AM
Doubled use of e-cigarettes this year was biggest one-year rise in survey's 44-year history, far beyond a mid-1970s surge in pot smoking
Childbirth increases breast cancer risk according to new study
12/13/2018 2:28 AM
New research suggests women who bear children are more susceptible to breast cancer than women who do not. Dr. Lauren Cassell, chief of breast surgery at Lenox Hospital in New York City, joins CBSN to discuss the new study.
Substance-free dorms at University of Vermont encourage wellness
12/12/2018 2:12 PM
In our series What's Working, we look at innovations that are paying off in America, from education to infrastructure. About one-quarter of today's college students admit they suffer consequences from drinking too much. Nearly 700,000 people say they've been assaulted by another student who had too much alcohol. A major university is turning to neuroscience to encourage kids to tap into their books instead of kegs. Jim Axelrod reports.
Kaleo to slash opioid overdose drug price by more than 95 percent
12/12/2018 12:58 PM
A drug company highlighted in a recent "60 Minutes" report for raising the price of an easy-to-use opioid overdose drug is now slashing its cost by more than 95 percent. Kaleo is announcing Wednesday it will offer its naloxone injector called Evzio for $178 for a pack of two. That's down from its previous price of $4,100.
Passengers say United flight failed to land as woman suffered seizures
12/12/2018 12:36 AM
Some passengers aboard a United Express flight are asking why a plane didn't immediately land once a passenger started suffering a series of seizures. The ordeal was captured on video by another passenger. CBS News transportation correspondent Kris Van Cleave reports.
Jimmy Dean sausage recalled because it may contain metal
12/11/2018 3:25 PM
Food manufacturer received complaints that some of its pork and poultry products contained foreign material
Breast cancer risk may increase for women after recent childbirth, study finds
12/11/2018 12:34 PM
New research led by doctors from the University of North Carolina and the Institute of Cancer Research in London shows women who have babies may have a greater risk for breast cancer, compared to women without children. The study looked at data from nearly 890,000 women of different ages. It found the risk continues for more than two decades after childbirth. Dr. David Agus, director of USC Norris Westside Cancer Center, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the findings.
Holiday gifts for health and wellness
12/08/2018 2:05 PM
CBS News medical contributor Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to share some of his picks for holiday gifts with an emphasis on health and wellness from weighted blankets to custom shoe inserts.
Generic EpiPen alternative to hit the market soon
12/07/2018 8:30 PM
Sandoz Inc. plans to start selling its generic version early next year
Search for extremely rare blood donor for 2-year-old with cancer
12/07/2018 1:58 PM
An international search is underway for donors with an extremely rare blood type to help save a 2-year-old Florida girl battling aggressive cancer. Zainab Mughal was diagnosed with neuroblastoma two months ago. She has one of the rarest blood types in the world. Nikki Battiste reports.
Michigan becomes first state in Midwest to allow recreational pot
12/07/2018 12:58 AM
In a new law that took effect Thursday, Michigan is now the first Midwestern state to legally allow recreational marijuana. It?s the 10th state to legalize recreational pot. But some oppose the high possession limit, allowing people to carry up to 2.5 ounces. Nikki Battiste reports.
Researchers testing potential breakthrough for male contraception
11/30/2018 12:30 AM
This week, researchers announced the start of a trial for a male contraceptive in gel form. If it works, it would fill an important public health need. CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula explains.





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