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    • 30 NOV 17
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    Man says he contracted eye-eating parasite on water ride

    PITTSBURGH — A man is suing Pittsburgh’s Kennywood amusement park after he says he contracted an eye-eating parasite at the popular Raging Rapids ride. Robert and Krystsina Trostle claim they rode the Raging Rapids ride in Pennsylvania on July 2, 2017, and days later, Robert had severe pain in his left eye and was diagnosed with

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    • 30 NOV 17
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    U.S. troops get freeze-dried plasma for use on the battlefield

    RALEIGH, N.C. — All of the U.S. military’s special operations fighters sent off to warzones and raids now have an essential addition to their first-aid kits: freeze-dried blood plasma. Last month, the Marines Corps’ special ops units became the last of the military branches to begin carrying freeze-dried plasma. The plasma helps clot blood and

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    • 30 NOV 17
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    Trump budget cuts could result in millions of new AIDS-related infections, says new report

    Leading up to World AIDS Day, the ONE Campaign released a damning report on the potential impact of the White House’s proposed $800 million cut to HIV/AIDS efforts that experts predicts could result in millions of new HIV infections and hundreds of thousands of deaths, reversing progress the world has made in the fight against

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    • 29 NOV 17
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    Retired admiral on "most shocking call" of his life

    In our ongoing series Issues That Matter, we’re taking a closer look at the opioid epidemic, which has taken more than half a million lives since the year 2000. For retired Navy Adm. Sandy Winnefeld, the epidemic is personal. Three days after he and his wife dropped their 19-year-old son, Jonathan, off at the University

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    • 28 NOV 17
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    "Encouraging signs" seen in fight against HIV

    In what health officials call an “encouraging sign,” a new government report finds HIV is being diagnosed sooner after infection than it was just a few years ago. According to the study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the estimated time it takes to get an HIV diagnosis from time of infection is

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    • 28 NOV 17
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    Doctors seek new hope for patients with eye stroke

    Jeff Markowitz is hoping to regain the vision he’s lost. He had a stroke in the eye, which happens when blood vessels supplying nutrients and oxygen to the optic nerve become blocked. It can cause sudden vision loss and sometimes blindness. “I noticed a shadow on my right eye,” Markowitz told CBS News. “By the

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    • 27 NOV 17
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    Hospital responds after nurse’s tweet sparks outrage

    INDIANAPOLIS – A nurse from Indiana University Health is no longer an employee after an investigation was launched Saturday into a controversial tweet, CBS affiliate WTTV reports. IU Health said Taiyesha Baker faced an internal investigation by IU Health after allegedly posting on Twitter that “Every white woman raises a detriment to society when they

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    • 26 NOV 17
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    Clearing the air about COPD

    Just how common is COPD? And just how disheartening and confusing can a diagnosis be? These are questions our Senior Contributor Ted Koppel has been grappling with for very many years, and very close to home, as he’ll be telling us in our Cover Story:  Everything I tell you this morning is factual, but I

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    • 26 NOV 17
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    COPD facts from the COPD Foundation

    From the COPD Foundation: What is COPD? Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases, including refractory (non-reversible) asthma, some forms of bronchiectasis, chronic bronchitis and emphysema. It is characterized by increasing breathlessness. COPD can develop for years without noticeable shortness of breath, with symptoms only developing during

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    • 25 NOV 17
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    Morning Rounds: Cancers with modifiable risk factors

    November 25, 2017, 7:40 AM| In this week’s Morning Rounds, CBS News contributor Dr. David Agus joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss a new study that looks at cancer cases where modifiable risk factors played a role and another study that looks at the physical activity of desk workers. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/hQv7QIUdatw/

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    • 23 NOV 17
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    After controversial delay, toddler gets vital transplant

    ATLANTA — A potentially life-saving kidney transplant has given a Georgia family a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving, nearly two months after the operation was controversially delayed. A.J. Burgess, who will be 3 in January, was born without kidneys. His parents got word about 8 p.m. Tuesday that a kidney from a dead

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    • 22 NOV 17
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    Report: Sugar industry hid data on health risks

    Big Sugar seems to have copied the Big Tobacco playbook, a new report contends. More than four decades ago, a study in rats funded by the sugar industry found evidence linking the sweetener to heart disease and bladder cancer, the paper trail investigation reports. The results of that study were never made public. Instead, the

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    • 22 NOV 17
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    Formerly conjoined twins able to go home for the holidays

    PHILADELPHIA – Formerly conjoined twins Erin and Abby Delaney were discharged from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) on Monday to return home to North Carolina just in time for Thanksgiving, CBS Philly reports. The twins were conjoined at the head. Their separation surgery was done in June. Since then, they had a series of setbacks and

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    • 21 NOV 17
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    Parasite from Vietnam may be killing vets, VA study says

    HERALD, W.Va. — A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia. The Department of Veterans Affairs this

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