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    • 04 DEC 17
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    Baby born addicted to drugs gets "forever family"

    Baby Dylan was born in April and entered into the Buckner Foster Care and Adoption system in Texas. Like many of the children Buckner encounters, Dylan was born addicted to drugs.  The little girl suffered from tremors, sneezing fits, and a high-pitched cry. She had to be put on morphine, and it took three months

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    • 03 DEC 17
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    Millions of people living with HIV now have therapy they need

    December 3, 2017, 6:15 PM| Friday was World AIDS Day — a day to raise awareness and honor those who have died, as well as note the progress in the fight against the disease. Millions of people living with HIV are now getting the therapy that they need, as Dr. Tara Narula reports. Source Article

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    • 02 DEC 17
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    First baby born from a uterus transplant in the U.S.

    The first birth as a result of a womb transplant in the United States has occurred in Texas, a milestone for the U.S. but one achieved several years ago in Sweden.  A woman who had been born without a uterus gave birth to the baby at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.  Hospital spokesman Craig

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    • 01 DEC 17
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    HIV prevention drug called a "game changer"

    December 1, 2017, 6:18 PM| On World AIDS Day, the focus in the U.S. is on educating people at risk for HIV about prevention. CBS News’ Kenneth Craig has more on how a life-saving drug could turn the epidemic around. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/Cs5-hWreerY/

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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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