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Why you should "never" sleep with contact lenses on
09/21/2018 1:13 PM
Health experts are urging the estimated 45 million Americans who wear contact lenses to change their habits. The CDC says sleeping in contacts can increase the risk of an eye infection by six to eight times. Dr. Christopher Starr, an ophthalmologist at Weill Cornell Medical Center, joins "CBS This Morning" to offer practical tips.
Ground beef recall after E. coli outbreak kills 1, sickens 17
09/20/2018 2:21 PM
Nearly 133,000 pounds of possibly contaminated meat sold nationwide by Cargill, USDA says in warning to consumers
Young boy arrested for allegedly putting needles in strawberries
09/20/2018 2:59 AM
Police say the boy admitted to inserting the needles, possibly as a prank.
Michigan resident infected with rare, deadly mosquito-borne virus
09/19/2018 4:36 PM
The mosquito-borne virus, Eastern equine encephalitis, has a 33 percent fatality rate
30 million Americans now have diabetes
09/19/2018 3:04 PM
Many don't even know they have the blood sugar disease?, a new report shows
MDMA, the main ingredient in ecstasy, could help veterans with PTSD
09/18/2018 11:55 PM
Therapy that utilizes MDMA, the active ingredient in ecstasy, may be key to helping veterans with PTSD. A study found PTSD was eliminated in 68 percent of veterans treated with MDMA-assisted therapy. CBS News senior national correspondent Jim Axelrod spoke to one vet about the impact it has made on his life.
Does daily aspirin therapy work?
09/17/2018 1:09 PM
New research raises questions about aspirin therapy where people take daily low doses of the drug. Three reports in the New England Journal of Medicine found that among healthy senior citizens, the death rate for those taking aspirin was higher than for those who did not. The study also found an increased risk of certain types of internal bleeding among those who take the drug and no cardiac benefit. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the findings.
Test tube baby Louise Brown and the birth of IVF
09/15/2018 1:45 AM
Forty years ago the arrival of Louise Brown proved the success of in vitro fertilization, giving hope to millions of parents trying to have a child. Tracy Smith sits down with Brown, and with a couple who gave birth (with an assist from IVF) to a baby boy almost 40 years to the day after Brown's birth.
Cancer deaths expected to increase this year
09/13/2018 9:57 PM
The new report from the World Health Organization also estimates that there will be about 18 million new cases of cancer this year
Obesity rates now top 35 percent in 7 states
09/13/2018 6:45 PM
No state had a notable improvement in its obesity rate over the previous year, according to a new report
"Vampire facials" at spa may have exposed customers to HIV
09/13/2018 4:10 PM
People who underwent the procedure should get tested, the state health department says
FDA warns teen vaping at "epidemic" levels
09/12/2018 11:48 PM
The FDA is warning vaping by teenagers has reached epidemic levels. Now the government is planning to crack down on e-cigarettes. CBS News correspondent Anna Werner reports.
Doctors remove pumpkin-size fibroid from woman's uterus
09/11/2018 9:19 PM
The fibroid weighed about 61 pounds, the doctors report in a new research paper
Crohn's patients test experimental stem cell treatment
09/07/2018 9:27 PM
Researchers in the UK have launched a new clinical trial using stem cells to treat the inflammatory bowel disease. Gwen Baumgardner reports.
Probiotics may actual do your gut some harm
09/07/2018 3:21 PM
Researchers found probiotics have questionable benefits and may interfere with the body's own natural ability to maintain gut health





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