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"Like a zombie": Officials warn about drugs doused in bug spray
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 18:37:24 +0000
Rescue crews in Indianapolis say a growing number of overdose cases involve a street drug called KD, which is made with bug spray and causes "zombie"-like effects. WTTV's Alexis McAdams reports.
Drugs laced with bug spray blamed for "zombie"-like effects
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 18:20:19 +0000
Health officials in Indianapolis say they are seeing a spike in the number of people overdosing​ on a street drug called KD
What are the limits of at-home genetic tests?
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 15:29:44 +0000
FDA recently approved first direct-to-consumer test designed to find three gene mutations​ linked to breast cancer without a doctor's prescription
Study of 3,000 golden retrievers takes aim at high cancer rates
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:09:23 +0000
Golden retrievers are one of the most popular dog breeds in America. But the cuddly pups also have a high probability of developing cancer, so a nationwide study aims to find out why. CBS News correspondent Chip Reid finds out what the research entails.
3,000 golden retrievers help shed light on high cancer rate
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 23:19:48 +0000
Golden retrievers are one of the most popular dog breeds in the country, and about 60 percent of them will develop cancer
"Alien" skeleton mystery finally solved
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 21:38:54 +0000
Puzzling mummified remains found in Chile 15 years ago spurred alien theories, but DNA testing revealed the truth
Woman dies after "live bee acupuncture" session
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 19:35:37 +0000
The alternative medicine procedure involves injecting bee sting venom into the body, and doctors warn of serious risks
Hurricane Harvey's toxic impact deeper than public told
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:03:54 +0000
More than 6 months after floodwaters swamped Houston, the extent of environmental damage is beginning to surface along with questions about long-term health impact
Controversy trails AIDS researcher named as CDC director
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 19:03:12 +0000
Redfield was named to head the federal government's top public health agency, but the decision is not without controversy
Mumps vaccine may be wearing out for some age groups
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:08:12 +0000
New research could explain the growing number of mumps cases among young adults who thought childhood vaccines would last forever. Scientists warn the shots may be wearing off for some age groups. The answer could be a third mumps shot when someone turns 18. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss why vaccines need to be improved.
Controversy over new, lightly pot-infused soda
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:53:33 +0000
Maker of California Dreamin' hoping for green, as in profits, from its offering but medical professionals see plenty of red flags
Why are vaccinated young adults coming down with mumps?
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:55:55 +0000
Immunity against mumps from vaccination lasts an average of 27 years, but a quarter of people lose their protection after only eight years
Kids care about their reputations as early as kindergarten
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:52:55 +0000
New research suggests children begin caring what others think of them by the time they're 5 years old
Prescription pain relievers raise risk of irregular heartbeat, study shows
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:17:23 +0000
Cardiologist Dr. Tara Narula breaks down the study of prescription-strength NSAIDs like ibuprofen and naproxen
Obesity may rob the tongue of taste buds
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:31:54 +0000
A study in mice may help researchers figure out why obesity seems to dull people's sense of taste
Common pain relievers may raise risk of irregular heartbeat, study says
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:00:19 +0000
A new study is adding to concerns about some common painkillers. The research reported in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology looks at prescription, non-steroid, anti-inflammatory drugs. People taking these pain relievers had an 18 percent higher risk of irregular heartbeat. Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the findings.
Missouri inmate granted stay hours before execution due to rare condition
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:50:16 +0000
Russell Bucklew was scheduled to die by lethal injection Tuesday but the Supreme Court ruled his medical condition would cause unconstitutional suffering
Study finds we could be closer to a male birth control pill
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:24:13 +0000
The birth control pill is nearly 60 years old, but there's never been one for men, and one doctor says it's about time
FDA considers restricting flavored tobacco products
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:41:12 +0000
Health officials are taking a closer look at flavors that appeal to young people, particularly menthol-flavored cigarettes
Alzheimer's costs U.S. $277 billion a year -- and rising
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:28:11 +0000
Total costs of care for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias could top $1.1 trillion in 2050, according to a new report