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    • 15 DEC 17
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    Mom accused of faking son’s illness after 13 "major" surgeries

    DALLAS – An 8-year-old Dallas boy may have endured more than 300 unnecessary doctor visits, gone through more than a dozen pointless surgeries and suffered life-threatening treatment complications after police and child protective officials say his mother faked multiple illnesses beginning when he was a newborn. Kaylene Bowen-Wright is charged with injury to a child and

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    • 14 DEC 17
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    More teens vaping as cigarette smoking declines

    While fewer American teens are lighting up cigarettes, more of them are vaping instead, a new report shows. At the same time, marijuana use has held steady as it remains more popular than cigarettes and, in a piece of good news, misuse of opioid painkillers like OxyContin has actually dropped among adolescents. In 2017, more

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    • 13 DEC 17
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    McCain hospitalized for side effects of cancer treatment, office says

    Sen. John McCain was admitted Wednesday to Walter Reed Hospital for “normal side effects” of his cancer treatments, his office said in a statement. “As ever, he remains grateful to his physicians for their excellent care, and his friends and supporters for their encouragement and good wishes,” the statement said.  McCain is currently receiving treatment

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    • 13 DEC 17
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    Whooping cough outbreak grows to dozens of cases

    HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina county health department has counted a total of 34 cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, in a recent outbreak. The Times-News of Hendersonville reports that the Henderson County Department of Public Health released its most recent count in the pertussis outbreak on Tuesday. It initially reported 21

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    • 13 DEC 17
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    High-tech healers give kids a helping hand

    Michelle Miller Michelle Miller is an award-winning CBS News correspondent based in New York, reporting for all CBS News broadcasts and platforms. Her work regularly appears on the “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley”, “CBS This Morning” and “CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood”. She joined CBS News in 2004. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/Sg6efkJoSLk/

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    • 12 DEC 17
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    What is "excited delirium" and how should police react?

    SACRAMENTO — Concerns about “excited delirium” were addressed during a meeting of the police review commission in Sacramento, California, Monday night. The Sacramento Police Department says it is training officers how to deal with people exhibiting signs of the condition, which is described as an agitated state that could make an offender violent, CBS Sacramento

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    • 11 DEC 17
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    Generic Viagra hits the market today

    In news that will delight men who’ve had difficulties in the bedroom, two generic versions of the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra are scheduled to hit the market Monday. One of the new generics is made by Teva Pharmaceuticals, and the other by Greenstone, a subsidiary of Pfizer, the company that manufactures Viagra. The generic versions

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    • 11 DEC 17
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    Window blind cords can be deadly for children, experts warn

    New research serves as a warning about a common household item that can pose a serious safety threat to young children: window blind cords. A new study published in the journal Pediatrics found that over a 26-year period, nearly 17,000 children were treated in the emergency room for injuries related to window blinds and 271 died, most

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    • 10 DEC 17
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    Rehab that puts alcoholic pilots back in the cockpit

    The words CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF are welcomed by air travelers in a hurry. They’re even more welcomed by airline pilots who once feared they’d never fly again. Our Cover Story is reported by Tony Dokoupil: Many alcoholics can tell you the exact moment they hit rock bottom. Former airline Captain Lyle Prouse hit his at

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    • 09 DEC 17
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    Scott Walker moves forward with plan to drug test food stamp users

    MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker moved ahead this week with his plans to make Wisconsin the first state to drug test able-bodied adults applying for food stamps, a move blocked by the federal government or found to be unconstitutional when other states have tried. Wisconsin’s plan was approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature more than

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    • 08 DEC 17
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    Blood test may predict which breast cancers will recur

    A blood test five years after breast cancer treatment helped identify some women who were more likely to relapse, long before a lump or other signs appeared, a preliminary study found. It was the largest experiment so far to use these tests, called liquid biopsies, for breast cancer. Results suggest they someday may help reveal

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    • 08 DEC 17
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    DNA is going digital – what could possibly go wrong?

    Jenna E. Gallegos is a postdoctoral researcher in Chemical and Biological Engineering at Colorado State University; Jean Peccoud is professor and Abell Chair in Synthetic Biology at Colorado State University Biology is becoming increasingly digitized. Researchers like us use computers to analyze DNA, operate lab equipment and store genetic information. But new capabilities also mean new

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    • 07 DEC 17
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    A better mammogram? Study puts 3-D scans to the test

    WASHINGTON — A better mammogram? Increasingly women are asked if they want a 3-D mammogram instead of the regular X-ray — and now U.S. health officials are starting a huge study to tell if the newer, sometimes pricier choice really improves screening for breast cancer. It’s the latest dilemma in a field that already vexes

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    • 06 DEC 17
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    Study links birth control pills to breast cancer

    December 6, 2017, 6:46 PM| A new study out Wednesday looked into the link between birth control pills and breast cancer. Dr. Jon LaPook explains. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/k0GuA_VlanI/

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