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    • 16 NOV 17
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    Toxic algae becoming severe threat nationwide

    MONROE, Mich. — Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21-foot motorboat – unaware that he was being poisoned.  A thick, green scum coated western Lake Erie. And Steele, a semipro angler, was sickened by it. Driving home to Port Huron, Michigan, he felt lightheaded, nauseous.

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    • 16 NOV 17
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    Yankees pitcher on the devastating toll of pancreatic cancer

    Pancreatic cancer is the world’s toughest cancer to treat, with a five-year survival rate of just 9 percent in the United States. It kills more people every year than breast cancer and is the third leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. Yet, unless it touches someone close to them, many people know little

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    • 15 NOV 17
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    Dad creates comic book character with Down syndrome for his son

    Chip Reece was flipping through pages of comic books in his collection when he realized something was missing: a character with Down syndrome. When Reece found out his son would have the genetic condition, the comic book enthusiast searched for characters his child could connect with some day.  “I looked and I looked,” Reece told

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    • 15 NOV 17
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    Figures reveal dire trend in Afghan opium production

    KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s opium production has almost doubled this year compared to 2016, while areas that are under poppy cultivation rose by 63 percent, according to a new joint survey released Wednesday by the United Nations and the Afghan government. The production increased by 87 percent and stands at a record level of 9,921

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    • 15 NOV 17
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    Digital pill could address a "big problem" with medication

    WASHINGTON — In a first, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a so-called digital pill that contains a sensor that lets the doctor know when it’s been taken. The digital pill approved Monday combines two existing products: the former blockbuster psychiatric medication Abilify — long used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder — with a sensor tracking

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    • 14 NOV 17
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    FDA warns of injuries, deaths from herbal supplement

    WASHINGTON — Federal health authorities are warning about reports of injury, addiction and death with a herbal supplement that has been promoted as an alternative to opioid painkillers and other prescription drugs.    The supplement, kratom, is made from a plant native to Southeast Asia. It has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for

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    • 14 NOV 17
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    New blood pressure guidelines released

    November 13, 2017, 6:33 PM| High blood pressure is called the silent killer, and under new guidelines from the American Heart Association, nearly half of Americans have it — up from a third. Dr. Jon LaPook reports on the leading cause of heart disease. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/BB28yVr5CXM/

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    • 13 NOV 17
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    Inside the ER the night of the Las Vegas shooting

    Last month, a gunman perched on the 32nd floor of the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino opened fire on a crowd of concert-goers on the street below, killing dozens of people and wounding hundreds of others in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Dr. Kevin Menes was the doctor in charge of

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    • 13 NOV 17
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    Founder of sex rehab center defends program

    The country’s growing sexual misconduct scandal is putting a new focus on a controversial field: sex addiction rehab. More than 80 women have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment or assault, and more than a dozen men allege sexual misconduct by Kevin Spacey. Both men are now reportedly being treated at the same upscale rehab

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    • 12 NOV 17
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    "He’s pretty much family": The emotional moment a woman met the man who received her husband’s face

    In the summer of 2016, the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota performed its first face transplant. A widow donated her husband’s face to a stranger in need. CBS News’ Tony Dokoupil shows us the overwhelming moment they finally came face to face. Lilly Ross had worried about this moment, her first meeting with the

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    • 12 NOV 17
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    Chuck Norris’ wife sickened by a drug during MRI scan

    November 11, 2017, 6:50 PM| Hollywood tough guy Chuck Norris says his wife was severely sickened by a drug during a routine MRI scan. The companies that make the drugs say they are safe. Anna Werner has more. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/MX0t2axwp9g/

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    • 12 NOV 17
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    Chuck Norris’ wife sickened by a drug during MRI scan

    November 11, 2017, 6:50 PM| Hollywood tough guy Chuck Norris says his wife was severely sickened by a drug during a routine MRI scan. The companies that make the drugs say they are safe. Anna Werner has more. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/MX0t2axwp9g/

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    • 11 NOV 17
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    Disneyland shuts cooling towers after Legionnaires’ cases

    ANAHEIM, Calif. — Disneyland shut down two cooling towers after people who visited the Southern California theme park came down with Legionnaires’ disease. A dozen cases of the bacterial lung infection were discovered about three weeks ago, the Orange County Health Care Agency announced Friday. The patients, ranging in age from 52 to 94, lived or

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    • 10 NOV 17
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    Too many Americans still using tobacco, CDC says

    Despite declining rates of cigarette smokers seen in recent years, too many Americans are still using tobacco, according to a new government report. The report, published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products, found that 1 in 5 U.S. adults used some

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