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Lump on face turned out to be worm crawling under woman's skin
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:59:21 +0000
In a series of selfies, the woman tracked the mysterious lump as it moved across her face from above her left eye to her upper lip
Florida teen is first known human to contract virus usually found in animals
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:28:32 +0000
The mosquito-borne Keystone virus was first discovered in 1964 and until now has previously only been found in animals
Purdue Pharma "misrepresented" impact of OxyContin, former sales rep says
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 01:58:29 +0000
Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, admitted to falsley claiming the drug was less addictive than other opioids. But a former salesperson says the company's questionable practices did not end there. CBS News correspondent Tony Dokoupil reports.
Laser pointer burns hole in young boy’s eye
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:51:40 +0000
Doctors discovered a "large macular hole" in the retina of the child's left eye after he repeatedly gazed into the laser beam
New evidence that viruses may play a role in Alzheimer’s
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 17:59:17 +0000
The research suggests that certain viruses – including two extremely common herpes viruses – affect the behavior of genes involved in Alzheimer's
3 big retailers phasing out paint strippers with chemical linked to deaths
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:32:44 +0000
Health authorities believe strippers with methylene chloride have claimed dozens of lives
Importance of language when talking about suicide
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:02:19 +0000
Congress could soon take up new legislation to help suicide prevention programs. This comes after a CDC study found nearly 45,000 people died by suicide in 2016. Dr. Christine Moutier, chief medical officer at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the cultural and societal shifts around how we deal with mental health in the U.S. and the importance of using non-judgmental language when talking about suicide.
Three major retailers phasing out paint strippers with methylene chloride
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:31:17 +0000
After a CBS News investigation?, three major retailers – Home Depot, Sherwin-Williams and Lowe's – now plan to phase out paint-stripping products containing a potentially deadly chemical, methylene chloride. Anna Werner reports.
"Big charade": Whistleblower says Purdue used deceptive sales tactic for opioid
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:20:15 +0000
Purdue's 2007 settlement with the Justice Department included more than $630 million in fines
Purdue Pharma used deceptive sales tactic for OxyContin after settlement, ex-sales rep says
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 12:47:14 +0000
Purdue Pharma laid off its entire sales team this week. Now only on "CBS This Morning," a former Purdue sales representative reveals the drugmaker downplayed the dangers of opioids, even after pleading guilty to a felony charge of "misbranding." Purdue's 2007 settlement with the Justice Department included more than $630 million in fines. Tony Dokoupil spoke with the whistleblower.
Lyft expands program that offers free rides to cancer patients
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 03:12:21 +0000
The program already existed in Las Vegas and Miami, now it's coming to L.A., Denver, Houston and other cities
How to stay safe from foodborne illness outbreaks
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 23:33:12 +0000
Recalls and outbreaks linked to contaminated food have affected people across the country, but there are steps you can take to protect your family
Venomous caterpillar sends teen to emergency room
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 21:54:48 +0000
15-year-old boy from Florida comes in contact with southern flannel moth caterpillar, immediately getting rash, experiencing "the worst pain he ever felt"
Whistleblower: Purdue Pharma continued deceptive sales practices for OxyContin after 2007
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:27:37 +0000
Watch the full report Thursday, June 21 on "CBS This Morning," which airs 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET/PT
Whistleblower: Purdue Pharma continued deceptive sales practices for OxyContin after 2007
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 23:57:17 +0000
A former sales representative for Purdue Pharma? tells CBS News' Tony Dokoupil that the drug maker continued to engage in deceptive sales practices for its opiate painkiller OxyContin later than the company previously acknowledged. Carol Panara joined Purdue Pharma as a sales representative in 2008. Watch the full report Thursday, June 21 on "CBS This Morning," which airs 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET/PT.
Inside a treatment center for video game addiction
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 17:59:11 +0000
The World Health Organization says gaming addiction​ can be considered a mental health condition
Obesity rates surging in certain parts of America
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 18:37:56 +0000
New research finds certain geographic areas of the U.S. are being harder hit by the obesity epidemic than others
Pediatrician who sounded alarm in Flint still doesn’t drink city's water
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 17:42:53 +0000
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha​ was the first person to prove a direct link between the 2014 water switch and elevated levels of lead in local children
Atul Gawande to lead Amazon-Berkshire health venture
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:11:22 +0000
The company, to be based in Boston, will look to control rising health care costs for 1 million-plus corporate employees
Man awarded $18.4 million in lawsuit over failed HIV test
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:16:12 +0000
In the suit, Sean Stentiford said he consented to an HIV test in 2007 but two doctors failed to do it