FDA clears generic rival to high-priced EpiPen
Years after seeking federal approval, Israeli drugmaker gets nod to sell version of life-saving allergy treatment (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quitting smoking improves your health, even if you gain weight, study finds
New research finds both good news and bad news for smokers who worry about packing on extra pounds when they try to quit (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Worrisome" levels of lead, arsenic found in baby food
Consumer Reports finds concerning amounts of heavy metals in popular cereals and other products for infants (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 in 4 U.S. adults has a disability – especially in this region
New government research finds 61 million U.S. adults have a disability that impacts a major part of their life ​ (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feeling lonely? You might need to get more sleep, study says
Sleep deprivation ​ can turn us into "social lepers," a leading sleep researcher says (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Haven overdoses: The facts about K2 synthetic marijuana
At least 71 people have overdosed from synthetic marijuana in Connecticut ​, authorities reported this week (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Losing sleep could lead to loneliness, study finds
New evidence shows sleep deprivation can harm your physical and mental health. A study from the University of California, Berkeley suggests missing out on sleep makes us lonely and less socially attractive. It also says people can pass on feelings of loneliness to someone who is well-rested in just 60 seconds. Michael Breus, a clinical psychologist and specialist in sleep medicine, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the importance of sleep. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2 arrested after 70+ people believed to overdose on K2 near Conn. park
A new CDC estimate says drug overdoses killed a record 72,000 Americans last year. More than 70 people overdosed on a synthetic marijuana Wednesday at or near a Connecticut park. The drug, known as K2, can be 100 times more potent than regular marijuana. Tony Dokoupil reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Synthetic marijuana causes mass overdose in Connecticut
Nearly 50 people in New Haven, Connecticut, have been treated after taking synthetic marijuana. The drug can be 100 times more powerful than pot. CBS News correspondent Tony Dokoupil reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids with allergies? What you need to know before they head back to school
Allergists are reminding parents there are some important things to keep in mind (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weed-killing chemical linked to cancer found in some children's breakfast food
A number of popular breakfast foods marketed to children may contain a weed-killing chemical that some health authorities link to cancer. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman's lost contact lens found in her eyelid – 28 years later
Doctors found the contact lens embedded in a cyst in her left eyelid nearly three decades after she lost it (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy desperate for a kidney gets one from surprise donor
A 12-year-old boy from Georgia needed a new kidney and was desperate to find a match -- when he finally did, his family was shocked to learn who the donor was (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weed-killing chemical found in some children's breakfast foods
A new report found a weed-killing chemical linked to cancer in a number of popular breakfast foods and cereals marketed to children. The study by the Environmental Working Group discovered trace amounts of glyphosate in oats, granolas and snack bars. Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weed-killing chemical linked to cancer found in some children's breakfast foods
31 out of 45 tested products had glyphosate levels higher than what some scientists consider safe for children (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Millennial women on health care: Is it a privilege or a right?
"CBS This Morning" teamed up with digital media company Refinery29 for "M(Y) Vote," a series exploring the impact of millennial women on the upcoming midterm elections. As part of the series, Alex Wagner sat down with a group of Republican and Democratic women voters from Pennsylvania, all of whom plan on voting in November. In this excerpt of their conversation, they discuss their feelings on America's health care system. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicide survivor becomes youngest face transplant recipient in U.S.
At age 21, Katie Stubblefield became one of 40 people in the world to receive a face transplant (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Multi-gene test may find risk of heart disease and more
Researchers say a new way of analyzing genetic test data may one day help identify people at high risk of a youthful heart attack ​ in time to help (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beware of mosquito "danger days" – especially in these 10 cities
Many cities in the U.S. are facing an increasing number of days indicating a heightened risk for disease transmission, according to new research (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EPA urged to act on toxic chemicals White House called "PR nightmare"
At "community engagement sessions" around the country, people are demanding the EPA act quickly to clean up local water systems testing positive for PFAS (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indiana moms demand answers amid spate of kids' cancer cases
Recent testing shows toxic airborne contaminants in homes near former industrial site; state has previously said cases do not comprise a cancer cluster (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chemical giant ordered to pay $289M in Roundup cancer trial
"The simple fact is he is going to die," said the attorney who represented Dewayne Johnson, who has non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meet the high-powered Washington lobbyist with Down syndrome
Kayla McKeon is focused on passing a law that would make it illegal to pay people with disabilities anything less than minimum wage (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC sees rise of pregnant women addicted to opioids – especially in 4 states
The findings from the new CDC report shed light on the "devastating impact of the opioid epidemic on families across the U.S." (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to make the most of your vacation
The majority of Americans report leaving unused vacation days by the end of the year (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to make the most of your vacation
New research shows Americans living in Colorado, Virginia, and Arizona take the most vacation time from work. The advocacy group "Project: Time Off" found people in those states are taking more than the national average of around 17 days off. Residents of Montana, Delaware, and Rhode Island take the least time off. John Tierney is a contributing science columnist for the New York Times. He joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what his research has found about how to make the most of your vacation. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Appeals court orders EPA to ban sales of widely-used pesticide
Court says ex-EPA chief Scott Pruitt broke federal law by ignoring scientists' conclusions that Dow Chemical farm pesticide chlorpyrifos is harmful (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CVS nasal spray recalled due to contamination fears
CVS Health 12 Hour Sinus Relief Nasal Mist, a clear, colorless liquid, is a nasal decongestant (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boxers vs. briefs and your chances of becoming a dad
For sperm count, one option is better than the other, according to results from the largest study to date on the controversial topic (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inducing labor avoids C-section for some moms, study finds
The surprising findings contradicts a long-held belief that inducing labor leads to more complications, including C-sections (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds new mothers may be able to safely shorten pregnancies
A surprising new study finds first-time mothers may be able to safely shorten their pregnancies to avoid complications, contradicting a long-held belief that inducing labor leads to more complications. CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the research. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EPA says its asbestos proposal would increase regulation
A new Trump administration policy that could allow manufacturers to use asbestos in their products is facing increased scrutiny. The proposed rule was announced this summer as part of a regulatory overhaul at the Environmental Protection Agency. It would require EPA approval to use or import the known carcinogen. Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stay hydrated, but drinking too much water can be deadly
In rare cases, overhydrating can lead to a medical condition with devastating consequences, doctors warn (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 in 7 children of Zika-infected moms have health issues, study finds
The findings come from the first long-term study of babies affected by the Zika virus in the U.S. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 things to know about the new species of tick in the U.S.
A tick species that's native to Asia has now spread to the United States, and it's popping up in numerous places along the East Coast (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 things to about the new species of tick in the U.S.
A tick species that's native to Asia has now spread to the United States, and it's popping up in numerous places along the East Coast (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asbestos found in some crayons, consumer group finds
Tests reveal trace amounts of asbestos in one crayon brand, while other school supplies contain dangerous chemicals (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can too much sleep be bad for your health?
A new study found people who slept 10 hours a night had a higher chance of premature death (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can too much sleep be bad for your health?
New research suggests too much sleep is bad for your health. A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found people who slept 10 hours a night were 30 percent more likely to die prematurely than those who slept for eight. The risk for death from stroke and cardiovascular disease also increased. Dr. Tara Narula, cardiologist at New York's Lenox Hill Hospital, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the findings. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"This is a lifesaver": Infected kidneys could be transplant option
A small study of patients in desperate need of a kidney transplant ​ participated in a bold experiment where they received organs infected with hepatitis C​ (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme disease has now spread to all 50 states, report finds
New research finds cases of Lyme disease ​ have exploded in unusual areas of the country (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Critics outraged over EPA's proposal on asbestos
The EPA "is doing the bidding of the chemical industry by giving it the green light to continue business as usual," the Environmental Working Group said (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women more likely to survive heart attack with female doctors
New research reveals female heart patients fare better if their ER doctor is a woman (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Dopesick": Author reveals impact of painkillers on opioid crisis
Beth Macy writes about the opioid epidemic from its early days in rural America to today's nationwide crisis (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA expands blood pressure medication recall
Certain batches of the drug were contaminated with chemical that could increase the risk of cancer in humans (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health officials agree radioactive waste in St. Louis area may be linked to cancer
The federal government confirms some people in the St. Louis area may have a higher risk of getting cancer. A recent health report found some residents who grew up in areas contaminated by radioactive wastes decades ago may have increased risk for bone and lung cancers, among other types of the disease. The assessment was conducted by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, a branch of the CDC. Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Federal officials agree radioactive waste in St. Louis area may be linked to cancer
Contaminated areas are connected to America's development of its nuclear weapons program decades ago (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Dopesick": The impact of withdrawal on opioid addicts struggling to get clean
The FDA will now look at whether potential treatments for drug addiction can reduce overdose rates, or the transmission of infectious diseases, instead of only focusing on whether it cuts opioid use. Author Beth Macy joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss her new book, "Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America," which tracks the opioid epidemic from its early days in rural America to the nationwide crisis it is today. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For 1st time, federal officials agree radioactive waste and cancer may be linked
Contaminated areas are connected to America's development of its nuclear weapons program decades ago (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health officials agree radioactive waste and cancer may be linked
The federal government confirms some people in the St. Louis area may have a higher risk of getting cancer. A recent health report found some residents who grew up in areas contaminated by radioactive wastes decades ago may have increased risk for bone and lung cancers, among other types of the disease. The assessment was conducted by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, a branch of the CDC. Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news