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    • 04 AUG 17
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    What’s behind the skyrocketing teen suicide rate?

    Jennifer Gonzales describes her 17-year-old son, Jack Farrell, as “an all-around great kid — he was an athlete.” Gonzales said Jack seemed fine last Thanksgiving.  “The next day, I get woken up by the police knocking on my door saying I needed to come with them right away,” Gonzales said. “I found out then that

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    • 04 AUG 17
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    FDA approves new drug to treat hepatitis C

    U.S. regulators have approved the first drug to treat all forms of hepatitis C in as little as eight weeks. The pill combination from AbbVie Inc. was approved Thursday by the Food and Drug Administration for adults without significant cirrhosis, a type of liver disease, and many patients who were not cured by prior treatment.

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    • 04 AUG 17
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    Unexpected impact of carbon emissions on our food

    Scientists are seeing a troubling consequence of rising carbon dioxide emissions: a decrease in the nutritional value of staple crops in the global diet. This drop in crops’ key nutrients increases the risk for dietary deficiencies in the world’s most vulnerable populations, according to a new study. Samuel Myers, a senior research scientist in the

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    • 03 AUG 17
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    Is it time to replace that germy kitchen sponge?

    If you can’t remember the last time you changed your kitchen sponge, new research suggests it’s time to toss it. In a finding sure to make you shudder, researchers say kitchen sponges host more germs than anywhere in the entire house, including toilets. Kitchens provide ideal environments for microorganisms to grow, both because of food

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    • 03 AUG 17
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    A new experiment fixed genetic mutations in embryos

    August 2, 2017, 8:06 PM| Researchers at the Oregon Health and Science University have safely repaired a disease-causing gene in human embryos – a huge step forward in preventing genetic diseases. Dina Fine Maron, Scientific American medicine and health editor, joins CBSN to discuss the legality and implications of this new medical breakthrough. Source Article

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    • 02 AUG 17
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    Breakthrough genetic procedure could treat birth defects in embryos

    August 2, 2017, 6:46 PM| Researchers say they’ve made a breakthrough in gene editing. For the first time, researchers have successfully repaired a genetic mutation in human embryos, which has the potential to prevent a birth defect. CBS chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook weighs in. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/LTJiP_uah6s/

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    • 02 AUG 17
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    Founders of Amy’s Kitchen on inspiring the organic food movement

    August 2, 2017, 8:31 AM| In our Real Food series, we explore the rise of the organic food industry. More people are willing to pay premium prices for food grown without pesticides or synthetic fertilizers despite the fact the science behind the purported health benefits remains unsettled. John Blackstone speaks to the founders of Amy’s

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    • 01 AUG 17
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    Florida confirms sexually transmitted Zika case

    MIAMI — Florida health officials have reported the state’s first sexually transmitted Zika case in 2017. The Florida Department of Health confirmed the case in Pinellas County on Tuesday, and said there was no evidence that transmission through mosquitoes took place anywhere in Florida. The infected resident’s partner recently traveled to Cuba and was ill with

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    • 01 AUG 17
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    Hospitals set record for fast heart attack care

    There’s never been a better time to be treated for a heart attack. U.S. hospitals have set a record for how quickly they open blocked arteries, averaging under one hour for the first time since these results have been tracked. More than 93 percent of patients now have their arteries opened within the recommended 90

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    • 01 AUG 17
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    Family wears helmets in solidarity with baby’s flat head treatment

    When Shayna Gutierrez was told her 4-month-old son had plagiocephaly — also known as flat head syndrome — she wasn’t sure how people would respond. As soon as Gutierrez returned from the doctor’s office with the helmet last week, her 3-year-old daughter, Camilla, ran up to her and pointed and asked, “What’s that?” Jonas Gutierrez,

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    • 31 JUL 17
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    Lives and health at risk from climate change

    July 31, 2017, 3:56 PM| Researchers say the effects of climate change could worsen air pollution and cost tens of thousands of lives per year in the coming decades. Nikki Battiste reports. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/IlyFRIzoito/

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    • 30 JUL 17
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    Austin PD pulls Ford Explorers off the road amid carbon monoxide fears

    The city of Austin decided to pull its entire fleet of Ford Explorers off the road after two more police officers were found with carbon monoxide (CO) in their blood, bringing the number of officers who have fallen ill to 20. “This is my family,” interim police chief Brian Manley said Friday. “I stand here confident

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    • 29 JUL 17
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    Morning Rounds: Health disparities in childhood, diet’s role in battling MS

    July 29, 2017, 7:36 AM| Dr. Tara Narula joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss a report this week from the Centers for Disease Control highlighting some of the health issues that face America’s children, the role diet may play in the fight against multiple sclerosis and how technology is improving the lives of children

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    • 29 JUL 17
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    One family’s quest to bring a new kind of wheelchair to toddlers

    Two-year-old Bella Shorr is getting around in ways her family never thought possible. She was born with spina bifida, a birth defect of the spine that often causes paralysis of the lower limbs.  “Everywhere we went we had to carry her or put her in a stroller,” her mother, Sonya, told CBS News. That’s when

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