Teen kept home for refusing chickenpox vaccine sues the health department
In northern Kentucky, an outbreak of more than 30 cases of chickenpox prompted health officials to ban unvaccinated students from school. A student's family is suing for religious reasons. Dean Reynolds reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen refuses chickenpox vaccine despite outbreak
Jerome Kunkel said he refused to get the vaccine based on religious beliefs (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kale added to list of fruits and veggies with most pesticides
Consumer advocacy group finds chemical residues on nearly 70 percent of conventionally grown produce in the U.S. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoking strong pot daily linked to increased risk of psychosis
The research adds to previous studies that have found links between marijuana and mental health problems ​, but still does not definitively pinpoint marijuana as the cause (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman "noticed a huge difference" after postpartum depression treatment
The FDA just approved the first drug to treat postpartum depression. The condition affects more than 400,000 women every year, an estimated 20 percent of new moms in the U.S. Dr. Tara Narula spoke to one of the handful of women who have tried the drug and shows us its dramatic results. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jury finds Monsanto's Roundup weed killer contributed to man's cancer
For the second time, a jury has found Monsanto's Roundup weed killer played a role in causing cancer. Tuesday's unanimous decision determined Roundup caused or was a "substantial factor" in causing 70-year-old Edwin Hardeman's non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tech's fight against anti-vaccine content prompts free speech debate
Doctors are questioning whether big tech companies like Amazon, Facebook and Google share the blame for an alarming rise in unvaccinated kids. The percentage of young children who have not received any vaccinations has quadrupled since 2001. It coincides with hundreds of cases of measles reported in the U.S. Public health experts worry parents are opting out of vaccines after finding faulty science online. Tony Dokoupil reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tech's fight against anti-vaccine content prompts free speech debate
"We're slipping ever closer to tyranny and these tech companies are the ones driving the bus," said the producer of "The Greater Good" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nation's first e-cigarette ban proposed in San Francisco
Bill would bar them until FDA reviews their health effects; anti-tobacco activists say e-cigarette makers such as Juul target young people (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jury finds Monsanto's Roundup caused another man's cancer
It's the second verdict finding the active ingredient, glyphosate, led to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in a California man (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves a new postpartum depression treatment
The drug rebalances hormones that spike during pregnancy and plummet after birth (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jury finds Monsanto's Roundup caused a man's cancer
The unanimous verdict came in a trial that plaintiffs' attorneys said could help determine the fate of hundreds of similar lawsuits against Roundup's manufacturer, agribusiness giant Monsanto. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves new treatment for postpartum depression
The FDA has approved the first drug specifically designed to treat postpartum depression. In the U.S., about one in nine mothers experience depression after having a baby. As Dr. Tara Narula reports, the new drug is providing hope. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chemical plant fire has neighbors worried about air quality
EPA head Andrew Wheeler said his agency is closely monitoring the air quality (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most new HIV cases are transmitted by the undiagnosed or untreated
New government data shows 80 percent of new infections come from people who either don't know they are infected or are not being treated (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most new HIV cases transmitted by undiagnosed or untreated people, CDC data shows
A new report identifies the gaps in HIV testing and treatment that need to be targeted. Ian Lee reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Soaring housing costs crowd out health spending
About 1 in 4 renters pay half their income toward housing, leaving less money available for health care and food (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These drinks are linked to much higher risk of early death
New research finds drinking two or more sugar-sweetened beverages a day is linked to a 31 percent higher risk of early death from cardiovascular disease (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

If you drink 2+ sugary drinks a day, your risk of early death increases by 31 percent, study says
A Harvard-led study in the journal, Circulation, found people who drink two or more sugar-sweetened beverages a day have a 31 percent higher risk of early death from cardiovascular disease. Each additional soda, sports drink, or sugary beverage increased the risk by 10 percent. Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the findings. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Take this pill! Or not... Making sense of medical studies
On this episode of "Where Did You Get This Number?" we go behind all those medical studies you see in the news. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoking medical marijuana becomes legal in Florida
Florida health department must create guidelines for doctors who are planning to prescribe smokable medical marijuana, which may create delays for some patients (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insurance gap leaves patients on the hook for unexpected hospital bills
Nearly 65 percent of hospitals across the country use emergency rooms staffed by outside companies, allowing providers to charge patients more (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insurance loophole leaves patients stuck with unexpected bills
Medical debt is the leading cause of banktuptcy in the U.S. and a recent survey found 57 percent of American adults have received a surprise medical bill. Oftentimes it's for treatment they later learned was "out of network." Mireya Villarreal explains. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Five Feet Apart" and memoir paint complicated portrait of cystic fibrosis
On the "CBS This Morning" Podcast, director Justin Baldoni shares the inspiration behind the film (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Family of man who died after methylene chloride exposure call EPA decision "step in the right direction"
The EPA is banning the consumer use of methylene chloride, a toxic chemical used in paint strippers that is linked to dozens of deaths. But the agency is not banning the chemical for commercial use, which critics say leaves workers unprotected. Drew Wynne died in 2017 after using a paint stripper containing methylene chloride he bought at a local hardware store. Since his death, his family fought to get the product off retailers' shelves. They told CBS News ’ Anna Werner Friday's EPA announcement was bittersweet. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One teenager's tragic hidden secret
High school junior Alexandra Valoras, a straight-A student, class officer and robotics whiz, nonetheless felt she wasn't ever good enough; hiding her despair behind a sunny disposition to the outside world, she ended her life before her 18th birthday. Jim Axelrod talks with the young woman's parents, friends and teachers about the signs that were missed; the private journals in which the girl wrote down strikingly uncharacteristic words of pain; and how Alexandra's mom and dad are bringing a message of awareness to other students. [If you are in crisis: Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK...
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A lost girl's diary: The hidden anguish of Alexandra Valoras
The high school junior was a straight-A student, class officer and robotics whiz, who nonetheless felt she wasn't ever good enough – signs she kept hidden until she ended her life (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Start kids' swimming lessons at 1 year old, safety experts say
It only takes seconds for a child to drown ​. Parents can help protect their kids with these tips (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are eggs bad for your heart? Experts weigh new findings
A new, large study suggests it may be time to re-evaluate dietary guidelines on eggs and cholesterol (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beto O'Rourke: Medicare for All is "one of the possible paths" to fix health care
Former Texas congressman and Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke is the latest Democrat to join the presidential race. He sat down with "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King for his first TV interview since announcing his campaign. In their wide-ranging conversation, they discuss why he decided to run, his plans to tackle health care, and why he thinks his limited government experience will not hurt his chances. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food banks among recipients of Butterball turkey recalled in salmonella outbreak
At least half a dozen people in three states sickened by bacteria: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surprise medical bills: How to ease the shock
Out-of-network providers can sock you with unexpected expenses, but there are steps to make sure you don't get hit (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Every 10 minutes a child goes to the ER for medicine poisoning
Many parents are underestimating their kids' ability to get their hands on dangerous medications ​ (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Butterball recalls 39 tons of turkey over salmonella risk
Suspect ground turkey products were distributed nationwide to grocery chains including Kroger and Food Lion (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study links Fukushima disaster to spike in infant heart surgeries
Research shows the number of surgeries on infants for complex congenital heart disease rose more than 14 percent in the years after the quake and tsunami struck (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Judge keeps unvaccinated students from New York school
A federal judge in New York has jumped into the simmering debate over measles vaccinations. With cases rising, he barred 50 unvaccinated students from attending a private school for at least three weeks. Dr. Jon LaPook reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Judge bars unvaccinated students from N.Y. school
Fifty students are barred from attending the school for at least three weeks (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depression, anxiety, suicide increase in this age group
New research finds one group appears to be struggling with mental health issues and experts believe a number of cultural trends may help explain why (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Claire's recalls makeup that tested positive for asbestos
A week after disputing the FDA's findings, the company has issued a voluntary recall of the items (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amazon removes books with vaccine misinformation
Amazon joins Facebook in trying to crack down on the spread of misinformation about vaccines (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

After multiple recalls, FDA OK's new generic for valsartan
FDA said new approval will help alleviate shortages of blood pressure drugs after repeated recalls over cancer-causing chemicals (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alex Trebek resumes taping "Jeopardy!" after cancer diagnosis
Trebek, 78, said last week that he would continue working after he received his diagnosis, saying he still had three years left on his contract (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marine's battle with cancer prepared him for a new fight
Michael Campofiori recently endured Marine boot camp. But he already endured another fight with cancer. David Martin has his story. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom who beat stage 4 pancreatic cancer pens letter to Alex Trebek
"So Alex Trebek, go kick cancer's butt — it has no chance against you! You got this!" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quarantine over mumps outbreak at immigration centers
A spokesman said 236 detainees have had confirmed or probable cases of mumps in 51 facilities in the past year (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Terminally ill girl gets surprise from K-9 officers
The 7-year-old has received photos of pups from people all over the world, but nothing compares to her experience last weekend (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Falling in love while caring for a spouse with Alzheimer's
For couples battling Alzheimer's, love can be complex and unconventional (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man cleaned ear with cotton swab, got infection in skull
A bit of cotton left in the ear may sound harmless, but in this case, it wreaked havoc (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Falling in love while caring for your spouse with Alzheimer's
An estimated six million Americans live with Alzheimer's disease. But one survey shows more than 50 percent of couples dealing with the condition have not discussed their wishes related to having another relationship. This was highlighted when the husband of lifestyle expert B. Smith revealed he was in a second relationship while he cared for her. Barry Peterson, who had a personal experience with Alzheimer's and caregiving, reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nationwide recall of Pillsbury flour due to salmonella fears
More than 12,000 cases of the unbleached flour have been sold nationwide at retailers including Publix and Winn-Dixie (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news