At $2M, priciest medicine ever treats fatal disease in babies
The newly approved treatment targets defective gene that weakens a child's muscles so quickly they're unable to move (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Federal judge blocks Mississippi abortion law
District judge Carlton Reeves said in his ruling that the law "prevents a woman's free choice, which is central to personal dignity and autonomy" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What does "best if used by" on packaged food really mean?
The FDA backs an industry-supported phrase that addresses food quality, but says nothing about safety (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What does "best if used by" phrase on food really mean?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration thinks uniform labels on packaging will help curb $161 billion in yearly food waste. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colorado first state to cap soaring insulin prices
Drug's price has doubled in five years, so state is capping co-payments for diabetics with private insurance at $100 a month (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HHS proposes rollback of LGBTQ health care protections
The move would curtail access to critical care for many women, as well as gay and transgender patients including transition-related and reproductive care (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

McKinsey, JPMorgan Chase drop Purdue Pharma amid opioid scrutiny
Companies are distancing themselves from the Oxycontin maker and its founding family amid thousands of lawsuits (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Violence, mistrust hamper efforts to combat Ebola in war zone
Only 50% of those infected with the disease are seeking medical help, raising the risk of the outbreak spreading regionally, and even globally. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why cold offices may have a chilling impact on women
Women perform better in warmer rooms, an issue for offices where temperatures are set to men's metabolic rates (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

62,000 pounds of raw beef cuts recalled due to E. coli risk
Numerous cuts of raw beef are involved in the recall, including short ribs, brisket and ribeyes, USDA warns (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study says some women may be more susceptible to PTSD
A new study shows that some groups may be more susceptible to PTSD. Licensed psychologist Dr. Wendy Dickinson joined CBSN to talk about the study's findings. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Busy Philipps talks about her period – and she thinks you should too
Most women still feel uncomfortable talking about menstruation in public, but there's a price to pay for all that silence. So, outspoken TV personality Busy Philipps is joining menstrual activists in nonchalantly discussing her period to shatter the stigma. Watch the CBSN Originals documentary about period poverty and the menstrual movement at cbsnews.com/period, starting Thursday, May 23. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wired reveals children's "food pyramid" for healthful tech diet
Doctors say American kids are spending way too much time on everything from YouTube to Instagram to Fortnite. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, technology overuse by children is linked to obesity, depression and lower school performance. Wired editor-in-chief and CBS News contributor Nick Thompson joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss Wired's "food pyramid" for a healthful tech diet. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The bloody truth about getting your period in America
Menstruation remains one of the most taboo topics in the world – and millions of women pay the price (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas facility resumes intake of migrants after flu outbreak
Thirty-two people tested positive for the flu, the U.S. Border Patrol said (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients in Congo fear violence amid Ebola outbreak
The latest Ebola outbreak has killed nearly 1,100 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At the epicenter of the outbreak, there's a danger that may be even greater than the disease. Debora Patta reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Calif. lawmakers advance bill that would limit vaccine exemptions
The measure passed on a party-line 24-10 vote, with no Republican support (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients in Congo fear violence amid Ebola outbreak
Officials said hospitals are being targeted by armed militia groups (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Social media influencers glamorize tobacco and e-cigarettes
Facebook, Instagram and other platforms let "influencers" glamorize tobacco and e-cirgarette usage, health advocates say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A medical diagnosis leads to an innovative fashion design
Emily Levy launched Mighty Well after she discovered there was no practical medical product to protect her catheter (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Simple ways to avoid misery during allergy season
More than 22 million people in the U.S. live in areas with high pollen levels (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eli Lilly's half-price insulin goes on sale, but critics say it's still too costly
Eli Lilly's lower-cost version of its Humalog insulin still costs much more than insulin sold outside the U.S. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

State abortion bans spark nationwide protests
Across the country, people rallied in support of abortion rights after several states passed new laws restricting access. Democratic presidential hopefuls are showing their support. Ed O'Keefe reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California bill would provide free abortion pills on campus
The bill would require all 34 public university campuses in California to offer no-cost medical abortions to students (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Starbucks accused of using poisonous pesticide in NYC stores
Coffee chain dismisses claims in suits, saying accusers trying to "incite public fear for their own financial gain" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Marriageology": Belinda Luscombe offers tips for a lasting marriage
A new book suggests science holds the key to a successful marriage. "Marriageology: The Art and Science of Staying Together" looks at what research reveals about how to build a strong and lasting relationship. According to a 2017 study, about 50% of American adults are married, and another research found roughly 40 to 50% of married couples in divorce. Author Belinda Luscombe joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss her research. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paralyzed man kept alive hours after life support turned off
The ruling comes a day after Vincent Lambert's feeding tube had been pulled by his doctors (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mississippi abortion ban "smacks of defiance," judge says
The same federal judge struck down the state's attempted 15-week abortion ban last year (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For fashion industry, China's battle of the bulge could be huge
Rising rates of obesity in China represent a big business opportunity for the fashion industry (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors and nurses celebrate end of chemo for 5-year-old with song
Slater Bushman, 5, is going home healthy after fighting high-risk neuroblastoma for more than 400 days. Doctors and nurses at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis celebrated the fact that he's cancer free with a song. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump distances himself from Alabama's strict abortion law
President Trump has distanced himself from Alabama's strict new abortion law, saying there should be exceptions for rape, incest and the life of the mother. That puts Mr. Trump at odds with some Republicans, including the state's governor. Ed O'Keefe reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump weekend tweets on abortion aim to tone down debate
A senior White House official didn't believe the president would have signed the Alabama law if he were governor (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recalled Vienna Beef hot dogs might contain metal fragments
Maker of Chicago-style hot dogs says 2,000 pounds of beef frank links may be contaminated with "extraneous material" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Purely Elizabeth granola may contain glass, plastic or rocks
Maker says some breakfast and snack products sold nationwide may contain foreign matter like rocks, glass or plastic (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump weekend tweets on abortion aims to tone down debate
A senior White House official didn't believe the president would have signed the Alabama law if he were governor (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump signals to states considering restrictive abortion laws to tone it down
President Trump is backing away from Alabama ’s near-total ban on abortion passed last week. In a tweet over the weekend, he suggested the state went too far. Jan Crawford reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A low-fat diet can lower a woman's breast cancer risk, study suggests
The American Society of Clinical Oncology's 20-year study looked at 49,000 women split into two groups with varying diets (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A visit to the world's oldest pharmacy
Florence's Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy, which dates back to 1221 when Dominican monks began experimenting with alchemy, is thought to be the oldest apothecary in the world. Rose water? It was invented here, as were other medicinal and aromatic innovations, as reported by Jane Pauley. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deontay Wilder started boxing to support his daughter with spina bifida
Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder earned a fearful reputation for his power in the boxing ring. He plans to use it Saturday night in an electrifying title bout against Dominic Breazeale in New York. But what happens to all that power and intimidation outside the ring? Dana Jacobson found out. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will Supreme Court take on latest abortion cases?
Missouri is a pen-stroke away from enacting one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country. It comes one day after Alabama's governor signed another restrictive abortion law. Each of these measures came under immediate legal challenge, and it appears sooner or later the Supreme Court will have to step in. Jesse Weber, an attorney and host on the Law& Crime Network, joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to offer analysis on where this is headed. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Missouri legislators pass bill banning abortion after 8 weeks of pregnancy
In Missouri, state legislators overwhelmingly passed a law Friday placing new restrictions on doctors who perform abortions. The law bans the procedure after eight weeks of pregnancy, and there are no exceptions for rape or incest. Doctors could face up to 15 years in prison for performing an abortion. Kenneth Craig reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning Rounds: Brain health, unprocessed foods, detecting ear infections
In Morning Rounds, Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" from Los Angeles to discuss how Americans appraise the health of their own brains, short-term effects of eating unprocessed foods, and new technology that could help diagnose children's ear infections at home. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study suggests that women's breast cancer risks can decline by diet
A new cancer study that made headlines this week indicates that a low-fat diet may help reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer. The findings of their big, long-term study could have life-changing results. Dr. Tara Narula reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The world's oldest pharmacy
Rose water was just one creation of the Dominican monks who in the 13th century began experimenting with alchemy at Florence's Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jimmy Carter won't teach Sunday School this week after all
Carter, 94, fell and fractured his hip at his home in Plains, Georgia, Monday morning and later underwent hip replacement surgery (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abortion restrictions sweep across the U.S.
There is a growing wave of restrictive abortion legislation being signed into law in America. While abortion is legal, some states have recently set limits on the procedure. Many lawmakers are backing abortion-related bills with the goal of them going before the now conservative-filled U.S. Supreme Court. Kenneth Craig reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CBD craze causing confusion with different state laws
The $600 million industry is touted as a remedy for everything from aches and pains to stress (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

State laws causing confusion amid booming CBD business
Stores across the country are selling an array of products containing CBD oil. But the laws surrounding CBD vary from state to state. Barry Petersen explains. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abortion still legal in Alabama, Georgia despite new laws
After a flurry of new legislation, women in Georgia and Alabama aren't sure what's still legal in their state (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Missouri just passed "one of the strongest" anti-abortion bills
The new law does not have an exception for victims of rape or incest (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news