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    • 10 NOV 17
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    Chuck Norris speaks out after claiming MRI drug poisoned his wife

    Actor Chuck Norris and his wife, Gena, are suing 11 medical companies after they say she was poisoned by a drug used during a routine MRI scan. The drug is a contrast agent, which enhances MRI images and helps with diagnosis. The companies that make contrast agents say they are safe and have been used

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    • 10 NOV 17
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    Aaron Hernandez’s brain was severely damaged by disease, researcher says

    BOSTON — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez suffered substantial damage to parts of the brain that affect memory, judgment and behavior from the most severe case of a degenerative disease linked to head blows ever found in someone so young, a researcher said Thursday. Dr. Ann McKee, director of Boston University’s CTE Center,

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    • 09 NOV 17
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    DOJ, DEA on flow of Fentanyl into U.S., rise in opioid-related deaths

    Emily Tillett Emily Tillett is a politics reporter and video editor for CBS News Digital Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/p81R91NhBxA/

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    • 09 NOV 17
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    Public health experts call for new approach in fighting drug addiction

    The opioid crisis that has swept across America continues to be a critical issue, and although there are more than 14,000 facilities around the country dedicated to treating addiction, a group of public health experts say there is a “central flaw” in how addiction is treated and are calling for a change.  CBSN spoke to

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    • 08 NOV 17
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    Student undergoing radiation publicly shamed for using handicapped spot

    Lexi Baskin was devastated when she returned from the library to find her SUV covered in printed signs saying “shame on you” and “not handicap, just lazy.” The University of Kentucky student’s car was vandalized while parked legally in a handicapped spot near the College of Pharmacy Sunday afternoon. A paragraph-long letter from the vandal

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    • 08 NOV 17
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    Maine voters approve Medicaid expansion

    Maine voters say they want to join 31 other states in expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, the signature health bill of former President Barack Obama. Tuesday’s referendum represented the first time since the law took effect that the question of expansion had been put in front of U.S. voters. In most states, governors

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    • 07 NOV 17
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    Record haul of drugs collected at DEA event, officials say

    A record-breaking 912,305 pounds — or 456 tons — of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs were collected during the eighth annual Prescription Drug Take Back Day event last month, according to a press release release Tuesday from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). The DEA says that’s almost 6 tons more than was

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    • 07 NOV 17
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    9 million could lose a valued taxed deduction

    WASHINGTON – Several million people unlucky enough to face big medical bills not covered by their insurance would lose a valuable and versatile deduction under the House GOP tax bill. Groups representing older people and patients are trying to save it. “Anybody who is paying for the cost of nursing home care is paying a

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    • 07 NOV 17
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    Neurologist dispels myths about Alzheimer’s disease

    A neurologist is breaking down myths and providing some hope for people with Alzheimer’s disease, defining the illness as a kind of spectrum disorder. “Alzheimer’s is really a disease with multiple different presentations, multiple different courses in people. It’s as individual as the person who gets the illness and many of the people with Alzheimer’s

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    • 06 NOV 17
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    Neurologist dispels myths about Alzheimer’s disease

    A neurologist is breaking down myths and providing some hope for people with Alzheimer’s disease, defining the illness as a kind of spectrum disorder. “Alzheimer’s is really a disease with multiple different presentations, multiple different courses in people. It’s as individual as the person who gets the illness and many of the people with Alzheimer’s

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    • 06 NOV 17
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    Playing God: "We are in the midst of a genetic revolution"

    Watch the new CBSN Originals “Playing God” on CBSN Monday, November 6, at 8 p.m., 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. ET. At MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a couple hundred academics, scientists and biohackers gathered recently for what organizers call the first global biohacker summit. Biohackers is a term for biologists who work outside of traditional

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    • 04 NOV 17
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    Morning Rounds: Aspirin risks, effects of space travel on the brain

    November 4, 2017, 7:37 AM| CBS News medical contributor Dr. David Agus joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss new research about the risks of long-term aspirin use, a study about the potential effects of space travel on the human brain and why it might be a good idea to add more spicy food to

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    • 03 NOV 17
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    Sexually transmitted Zika case confirmed in Miami-Dade

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —  Florida health officials are reporting the first sexually transmitted case of Zika virus in Miami-Dade County in 2017, CBS Miami reports. Florida’s Department of Health said Friday that while the individual did not travel, their partner had recently traveled to several areas where Zika transmission could occur, including Cuba, an area with ongoing

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    • 03 NOV 17
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    "Don’t let me die": Reported EpiPen failures spark more complaints

    Mylan, the drug company that created outrage with the dramatic price increase of the EpiPen, is on the defensive again. A new report shows a big rise in complaints about the device not working in life-threatening emergencies. Bloomberg says 228 people this year reported failures of EpiPen, which injects a drug that can stop severe

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