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Boy with cancer dies after wish for early Christmas
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:44:59 +0000
Jacob Thompson battled neuroblastoma for four years, and people around the world pitched in to bring him joy in his final days
Overweight women may need more frequent mammograms
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:08:02 +0000
New research suggests heavier women are at greater risk of having breast cancer​ detected after the tumor has grown large
Could this brain-training program ward off dementia?
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:42:41 +0000
In what researchers call a first, healthy seniors who tried a specific brain-training program were less likely to develop dementia​ down the road
Ted Koppel and wife Grace Anne on living with COPD
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:44:24 +0000
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is the third leading cause of death in U.S., yet it is little understood by millions who have gone undiagnosed
Ted and Grace Anne Koppel on COPD, third leading cause of death in U.S.
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:58:05 +0000
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is the nation's third biggest killer after heart disease and cancer. About 150,000 Americans die of COPD each year. Among women, it is more deadly than breast and ovarian cancers combined. Ted Koppel focuses on the disease for a report next weekend on CBS "Sunday Morning." His wife, Grace Anne, was given only a few years to live when she was diagnosed 16 years ago. The Koppels join "CBS This Morning" to discuss why they're advocating for more research into prevention and treatment.
12-year-old taking medical marijuana sues Jeff Sessions and DEA
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:01:17 +0000
A 12-year-old girl with severe epilepsy is spearheading a campaign to legalize medical marijuana​ across the country
Girl taking medical marijuana sues Jeff Sessions and DEA
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:29:24 +0000
A 12-year-old girl is spearheading a campaign to legalize medical marijuana across the whole country. Alexis Bortell said she and her family had no choice but to move from their Texas home to Colorado to treat her severe epilepsy. Now, her family and a handful of others are suing Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the DEA. Barry Petersen reports.
Former CDC director's new effort to tackle global health issues
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:56:16 +0000
Resolve to Save Lives is a five-year, $225 million global health initiative that seeks to address major health issues on a global scale. Former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Resolve's president and CEO, Dr. Tom Frieden, joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss the two major areas the project focuses on: cardiovascular health and epidemic prevention.
North Korean defector had "enormous number" of parasites
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:45:00 +0000
The largest worm that was removed from the patient's small intestine was 11 inches long
Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson's disease
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:00:11 +0000
The civil rights leader said family and friends noticed a change in him about three years ago
New hope for people suffering from chronic itch
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:01:14 +0000
At the world's first center to study chronic itch, researchers are getting closer to finding answers for desperate patients
The growing problem of Type 2 diabetes in kids
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:58:09 +0000
Newest study shows an almost 5 percent jump in the disease over a decade for those between the ages of 10 and 19
Adopting a dog could lengthen your life, study says
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:12:58 +0000
Good news for dog owners: The health benefits Fido brings may help extend your life
What's behind the rise in Type 2 diabetes in children?
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:13:06 +0000
Type 2 diabetes was once known as "adult onset" because it was so rare in kids. But not anymore. With one in five school-age children considered obese, the rate of Type 2 diabetes in young people is climbing. The newest study shows an almost five percent jump over a decade for those between the ages of 10 and 19. Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss how the complications resulting from diabetes are happening earlier in life, and the importance of educating kids on the dangers of the disease.
Report sheds light on Chicago's death rate from opioids
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:04:52 +0000
Report also claims that while in the suburbs and among whites the main approach is treatment, the strategy in Chicago among African Americans is arrest and prosecution
One man's secret to living stronger is going from 18 wheels to 2
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:45:58 +0000
There is no stopping Lew Cox or the riders who proudly consider themselves the oldest and fittest biker gang in all of Colorado
Toxic algae becoming severe threat nationwide
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:42:30 +0000
Outbreaks have been reported in every state, a trend likely to accelerate as climate change boosts warmer temperatures
Dog helped man detect cancer
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:55:35 +0000
Michael DiZoglio was diagnosed with testicular cancer, thanks to help from his father's dog
Kids still getting risky painkiller after tonsillectomy
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:02:47 +0000
Despite warnings from the FDA, some U.S. children are still being given the opioid painkiller codeine​ after having their tonsils removed, a new study finds
Town under orders to boil water after E. coli detected
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:54:26 +0000
Officials are advising customers to not drink the water without boiling it first to kill off any contaminants

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