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Some flea and tick meds increase risk of seizures in pets, FDA warns
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 19:26:50 +0000
Health officials are alerting pet owners and veterinarians about potential risks of certain flea and tick treatments for dogs and cats
Why you should never sleep in your contact lenses
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:16:05 +0000
About 1 in 3 contact lens wearers admit to sleeping or napping in their contacts, and eye doctors are urging them to change their habits
Why you should "never" sleep with contact lenses on
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:13:51 +0000
Health experts are urging the estimated 45 million Americans who wear contact lenses to change their habits. The CDC says sleeping in contacts can increase the risk of an eye infection by six to eight times. Dr. Christopher Starr, an ophthalmologist at Weill Cornell Medical Center, joins "CBS This Morning" to offer practical tips.
Puppies spread antibiotic-resistant infections to 118 people
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:47:13 +0000
People became infected with Campylobacter, an infectious disease that causes diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps, after handling pet store puppies
Girl surprised by Drake in hospital talks about her heart transplant
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:28:00 +0000
11-year-old got Drake's attention by doing the "Kiki challenge" while she waited for a heart transplant – now she's sharing an update on her condition
Alzheimer's cases expected to soar in coming decades
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:53:19 +0000
A new CDC report also projects that certain groups of Americans will see a greater increase than others
Ground beef recall after E. coli outbreak kills 1, sickens 17
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 21:00:16 +0000
Nearly 133,000 pounds of possibly contaminated meat sold nationwide by Cargill, USDA says in warning to consumers
Young boy arrested for allegedly putting needles in strawberries
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 02:59:35 +0000
Police say the boy admitted to inserting the needles, possibly as a prank.
Michigan resident infected with rare, deadly mosquito-borne virus
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:36:27 +0000
The mosquito-borne virus, Eastern equine encephalitis, has a 33 percent fatality rate
30 million Americans now have diabetes
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:04:52 +0000
Many don't even know they have the blood sugar disease​, a new report shows
Football Hall of Famers threaten boycott over health coverage
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 22:44:16 +0000
A group of former NFL players sent a letter to Commissioner Roger Goodell
Main ingredient in ecstasy could be key to helping veterans with PTSD
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 23:03:10 +0000
A study including 24 veterans showed PTSD was eliminated in 68 percent of vets treated with MDMA-assisted therapy
MDMA, the main ingredient in ecstasy, could help veterans with PTSD
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:17:11 +0000
Therapy that utilizes MDMA, the active ingredient in ecstasy, may be key to helping veterans with PTSD. A study found PTSD was eliminated in 68 percent of veterans treated with MDMA-assisted therapy. CBS News senior national correspondent Jim Axelrod spoke to one vet about the impact it has made on his life.
Air pollutants found in mothers' placentas, new study finds
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 19:12:18 +0000
Scientists warn that soot from polluted air is reaching the placenta of pregnant women​, and could possibly harm the health of unborn babies
Virtual reality therapies help conquer common phobias
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:41:31 +0000
Experts say virtual reality therapy can help people by exposing them gradually and safely to their greatest terrors
South Africa legalizes private marijuana use for adults
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:05:37 +0000
Top court says an adult can cultivate cannabis in "a private place" as long as it is for personal consumption
Senate passes comprehensive opioids bill
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 03:48:14 +0000
The bill passed with an overwhelming bipartisan majority, 99-1
Coca-Cola looking at cannabis drinks business
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:30:19 +0000
Beverage giant whose original medical elixir reportedly contained cocaine is keeping close tabs on CBD-infused drinks
2 million U.S. teens are vaping marijuana, report finds
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 20:21:47 +0000
Nearly 9 percent of students surveyed in 2016 said they used an e-cigarette device with marijuana, according to a new report
New study raises questions about daily aspirin therapy
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:07:03 +0000
Age is a key factor in a new report that shows higher death rates among healthy senior citizens who took daily aspirin