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    • 30 JUN 17
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    Pregnant or trying? Don’t let Zika guard down

    WASHINGTON — The Zika virus may not seem as big a threat as last summer but don’t let your guard down — especially if you’re pregnant or trying to be. While cases of the birth defect-causing virus have dropped sharply from last year’s peak in parts of Latin America and the Caribbean, Zika hasn’t disappeared

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    • 30 JUN 17
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    Brain-eating amoeba detected in water system

    NEW ORLEANS — A potentially deadly amoeba has been detected in a Terrebonne Parish water system, and while officials say tap water is safe to drink, they are urging people to avoid getting it in their noses.  The Louisiana Department of Health notified the Schriever Water System and town officials Thursday after confirmed the amoeba’s

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    • 29 JUN 17
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    Cuts in Senate bill could have dire effects on opioid crisis

    AKRON, Ohio — For the last 15 months, 33-year-old Eric Hinman has been coming to Oriana House, a drug treatment center, to help end an opioid addiction that could kill him. “You go from feeling dope sick to wanting to kill yourself to living life again,” he said. Hinman and Leah Cohen, also a recovering

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    • 29 JUN 17
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    Obamacare linked to "extraordinary reduction" in deadly heart condition

    A dramatic decrease in often-fatal cardiac arrest has occurred among Oregon residents who gained access to health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, a new study reports. Cardiac arrest cases declined by 17 percent among 45- to 64-year-olds soon after full implementation of the health care legislation in 2014, the researchers reported. This decrease likely

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    • 29 JUN 17
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    Pollution levels considered safe can shorten lifespans, study shows

    ATLANTA — A study released Wednesday shows that levels of air pollution considered safe can still shorten lifespans. The study also found that the air in Atlanta is among the worst in the country.  Air pollution facts  Dirty air from global trade kills at home and abroad Pollution kills more than 1.7M children a year,

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    • 28 JUN 17
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    Two new cases of human plague reported

    The New Mexico Department of Health is reporting two confirmed cases of the plague in Santa Fe County, CBS affiliate KRQE reports. Officials say both recent cases were in women, one age 52 and the other 62. Plague bacteria, Yersinia pestis. This makes it a total of three cases reported in the area in 2017.

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    • 28 JUN 17
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    Maine confirms its first case of measles in 20 years

    AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a confirmed case of measles in Franklin County that it says is related to travel. The state says the Maine Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory confirmed the case. The last reported case of measles in the state was in 1997. State epidemiologist

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    • 27 JUN 17
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    Complaints about side effects from cosmetics on the rise

    June 27, 2017, 6:48 PM| Complaints about side effects from cosmetics more than doubled in 2016. Most of the products that were the target of complaints are still on store shelves. Dr. Tara Narula weighs in on how consumers can protect themselves. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/8GOLX2fyURk/

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    • 27 JUN 17
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    Congress this week: Health care, Russian meddling, immigration

    This week, Senate Republicans leaders are struggling to win over enough members of their own conference for their proposed health care bill to repeal and replace Obamacare — even as they move toward a floor vote in just a few days. A cost estimate from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) might have further hurt

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    • 26 JUN 17
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    Poor FDA regulation causes adverse health effects for consumers

    June 26, 2017, 9:09 PM| Adverse effects from cosmetic products have doubled in recent years. Dr. Arielle Nagler joins CBSN to discuss what’s behind the recent spike. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/Omb9AeNeoNQ/

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    • 26 JUN 17
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    Verdict form raises questions about case of pharma exec tied to deadly outbreak

    The man behind what may be the largest pharmaceutical disaster in U.S. history will be sentenced Monday in court. Barry Cadden’s New England Compounding Center produced tainted steroids that killed 64 people and made hundreds more sick. Cadden faces up to 35 years in prison for dozens of counts of racketeering and fraud, reports CBS

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    • 25 JUN 17
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    Heart to heart

    Lee Cowan has had a remarkable heart-to-heart talk with a woman who can tell us a LOT about hearts, all of it learned through the most trying of experiences:  “My transplanted heart was coming to its abrupt end. It was not a case of, ‘Let’s try this medicine,’ or ‘Let’s watch and wait.’ No, it

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    • 24 JUN 17
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    Doctor charged in opioid deaths of patients

    An Oklahoma doctor was charged Friday with second-degree murder in the overdose deaths of at least five patients from the powerful painkillers and other drugs she prescribed, often in combinations that made up an addict’s “holy trinity” of pills, state investigators said.  Oklahoma’s attorney general announced five second-degree murder counts against Regan Nichols, whose patients

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    • 24 JUN 17
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    Rural Tennessee doctor fears proposed Medicaid cuts

    Mark Strassmann Mark Strassmann was named CBS News Transportation correspondent in August 2011. He has been a CBS News correspondent since January 2001, and is based in the Atlanta bureau. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/4pDkMkRg_HE/

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