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    • 25 APR 17
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    College dispenses morning-after pill in vending machine

    In a quiet study lounge at the University of California, Davis, back in the corner just past the coffee cups, you’ll find contraception for sale in a vending machine. If you look closely, the machine isn’t just stocked with condoms and pregnancy tests. It’s selling the morning-after pill. It dispenses the Plan B pill for

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    • 24 APR 17
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    Man initially denied lung transplant for pot use dies

    A young man from Utah who was initially denied a life-saving transplant after he tested positive for marijuana last year has died, according to his family. Riley Hancey did eventually get a lung transplant in an operation just four weeks ago at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. But that was months after the University of Utah

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    • 22 APR 17
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    VA Secretary David Shulkin on challenges facing the agency

    April 22, 2017, 8:01 AM| President Trump signed a law this week extending a pilot program on health care for veterans that allows some to receive treatment through private providers. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss the challenges facing the agency and the issues affecting veterans. Source Article from

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    • 22 APR 17
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    Obama-era Surgeon General replaced

    The White House dismissed Obama-era Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and replaced him with the deputy surgeon general. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement Murthy was “asked to resign his duties,” according to USA Today. Surgeon general: Addiction is a chronic illness, not character flaw  Murthy announced his departure on

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    • 21 APR 17
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    Doctors, pharmacists charged in $40M kickback scheme

    SANTA ANA — A Beverly Hills couple was among more than two dozen doctors, pharmacists, and business owners charged Thursday in an alleged $40 million kickback scheme, CBS Los Angeles reports. Prosecutors say Tanya Moreland King, 37, and her husband Christopher King, 38, the owners of medical billing and medical management companies Monarch Medical Group,

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    • 21 APR 17
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    Former President Bush gets special visitor in hospital

    Former President George H.W. Bush is recovering in a Houston hospital from a mild case of pneumonia — but that isn’t preventing him from getting a healthy dose of family bonding. Commander in chief No. 41 posted the photo opp with No. 43 George W. Bush, with the caption: “Big morale boost from a high

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    • 20 APR 17
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    New study looks at diet soda’s link to dementia

    April 20, 2017, 6:51 PM| A new study reveals diet soda drinkers have a higher risk of suffering from dementia. The Framingham Heart study found that people who drink at least one artificially sweetened beverage a day had more than double the risk. Dr. Jon LaPook has more. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/RRDy5phI9JM/

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    • 20 APR 17
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    Could young blood revive memory in the aging brain?

    A new study hints that young blood may harbor clues to a “fountain of youth” for older brains. Researchers say blood from human umbilical cords appears to have helped reverse memory loss in aging mice. The findings suggest that something in young blood is important in maintaining mental acuity. Health Alzheimer’s expert shares healthy brain

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    • 20 APR 17
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    Centenarian a fixture in NYC neighborhood by caring about others

    Living Stronger is a “CBS Evening News” series celebrating the people leading the way to longevity — and inspiring the rest of us.   THE BRONX, N.Y. — If it’s Saturday night at Pasquale’s Rigoletto, it’s Joe Binder with the mic. “That is what keeps me going, when I make people laugh,” Joe said. He’s been

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    • 19 APR 17
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    Could this noninvasive technique crack the code to fighting obesity?

    People with obesity could benefit from magnetic or electric stimulation of the brain that helps them to eat less, a new review of studies finds. In the review, researchers looked at the latest work on two noninvasive brain-stimulation techniques, and found that for people with obesity, both electrical and magnetic pulses yielded promising, though very preliminary, results.

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    • 18 APR 17
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    Study finds antidepressants during pregnancy do not cause autism

    April 18, 2017, 6:59 PM| Studies have shown that pregnant women who take antidepressants — about six percent of expectant moms — are more likely to have children with autism. As Dr. Jon LaPook reports, new research says the medication is not to blame. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/HRcLTH4ax-o/

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    • 18 APR 17
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    Pot vs. opioids: Poll reveals which Americans think is safer

    Americans think it’s safer to use marijuana than opioids to relieve pain, but they were less comfortable with children and pregnant women using pot to treat medical conditions, according to a new Yahoo/Marist poll. Two-thirds of the respondents in the telephone survey said opioid drugs such as Vicodin or OxyContin are “riskier” to use than

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    • 18 APR 17
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    Botox tested for depression and social anxiety

    Army veteran Vivian Cooke has long struggled with debilitating depression. She has tried alternative therapies and medication to cope with her symptoms. “It wasn’t effective. Some side effects would be headaches or stomachache,” she told CBS News. Then three years ago, she decided to try something different after hearing about a study testing Botox to

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    • 17 APR 17
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    Today’s first graders are better at this big skill

    The next time you hear a parent bragging about what an exceptional reader little Johnny or Jane is, it might actually be true. New research suggests there has been significant improvement in the reading skills of kids entering first grade in the United States. “Children are better prepared when they enter first grade than they

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