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    • 29 APR 17
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    Morning Rounds: Safe disposal of prescription drugs and malaria

    April 29, 2017, 7:37 AM| Dr. Jon LaPook and Dr. Tara Narula join “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss the importance of safely disposing of unwanted or expired prescription drugs and one of the world’s most devastating diseases that remains widespread and deadly in places like Africa, malaria. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/81AC2xQYS_E/

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    • 29 APR 17
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    Anti-abortion leader to be named to health job

    NEW YORK — The White House says President Donald Trump is appointing the former president of a leading anti-abortion organization to a senior position at the Department of Health and Human Services.  Charmaine Yoest, who actively supported Trump in his campaign, will serve as assistant secretary of public affairs at HHS. From 2008 until February

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    • 28 APR 17
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    Health officials warn of mercury in skin cream

    California health officials are warning consumers not to use a face cream because it contains mercury, a chemical that can affect the nervous system and other organs.  The Mexican-made face cream, sold under the name La Tía Mána and in unlabeled white cold-cream jars, were recently tested and came back positive for high levels of

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    • 28 APR 17
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    Netflix hit "13 Reasons Why" faces tough criticism

    A controversial Netflix series is prompting schools to warn parents about the risks of teen suicide.  “13 Reasons Why” tells the fictional story of 17-year-old Hannah Baker, a troubled high school student who takes her own life. She leaves behind a series of audio tapes describing the “13 reasons why” she did it. The themes

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    • 28 APR 17
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    Republicans struggling to revive Obamacare replacement bill

    April 27, 2017, 6:40 PM| After showing signs of life, the Republican plan to replace Obamacare may be back on life support. A compromise that got the most conservative House members on board is causing moderates to pull their support. Nancy Cordes reports. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/oOkTxmodtJY/

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    • 27 APR 17
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    Dog food possibly tainted with euthanasia drug recalled

    Ashley Welch On Twitter» Ashley Welch covers health and wellness for CBSNews.com Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/CnAZXpiSQIk/

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    • 27 APR 17
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    NY, NJ hotspot for deadly superbug fungus

    NEW YORK — A “superbug” fungus is emerging as a new menace in U.S. hospitals, mostly in New York and New Jersey.  First identified in Japan in 2009, the fungus has spread to more than a dozen countries around the globe. The oldest of the 66 cases reported in the U.S. dates back to 2013,

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    • 26 APR 17
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    FDA cracks down on bogus cancer treatments

    Herbal tea remedies, asparagus extract, and a number of topical creams and ointments are among the products that fraudulently claim to prevent, treat or cure cancer, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Yesterday, the agency issued warning letters to 14 U.S.-based companies peddling more than 65 of these bogus cancer cures. The products

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    • 26 APR 17
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    Artificial womb for baby lamb raises hope for preemies

    Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies. Remarkable animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind incubator so closely mimics a human woman that it just might work. Today, premature infants weighing as little as a pound are hooked to ventilators and other machines inside incubators. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is aiming

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    • 25 APR 17
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    Common nutrient may play role in heart issues

    A nutrient in meat and eggs may conspire with gut bacteria to make the blood more prone to clotting, a small study suggests. The nutrient is called choline. Researchers found that when they gave 18 healthy volunteers choline supplements, it boosted their production of a chemical called TMAO. That, in turn, increased their blood cells’

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    • 25 APR 17
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    Are you raising an emotional eater?

    Soothing your kids with food may stop the tears in the short-term. But researchers warn it can lead to unhealthy eating patterns long-term. Parents who are “emotional feeders” can encourage “emotional eating” — a habit linked to weight gain and eating disorders, the Norwegian-British study found. “There is now even stronger evidence that parental feeding

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    • 25 APR 17
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    College dispenses morning-after pill in vending machine

    In a quiet study lounge at the University of California, Davis, back in the corner just past the coffee cups, you’ll find contraception for sale in a vending machine. If you look closely, the machine isn’t just stocked with condoms and pregnancy tests. It’s selling the morning-after pill. It dispenses the Plan B pill for

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    • 24 APR 17
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    Man initially denied lung transplant for pot use dies

    A young man from Utah who was initially denied a life-saving transplant after he tested positive for marijuana last year has died, according to his family. Riley Hancey did eventually get a lung transplant in an operation just four weeks ago at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. But that was months after the University of Utah

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    • 22 APR 17
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    VA Secretary David Shulkin on challenges facing the agency

    April 22, 2017, 8:01 AM| President Trump signed a law this week extending a pilot program on health care for veterans that allows some to receive treatment through private providers. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss the challenges facing the agency and the issues affecting veterans. Source Article from

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