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Trump backs away from bipartisan Obamacare subsidies plan
The success or failure of a bipartisan fix for Obamacare insurance markets could hinge on the White House. The president seemed to endorse a temporary plan from Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray Tuesday, but he turned away from the deal hours later. Nancy Cordes reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Senator introduces repeal of 2016 law after "60 Minutes"/Washington Post opioid report
Sen. Joe Manchin said he was "horrified" by the findings and insists, "This is not a partisan issue" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cherokee Nation, grappling with opioid crisis, takes legal action
Oklahoma has one of the most severe opioid problems in the nation, and it's especially bad in the 14 counties that make up the Cherokee Nation (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug ODs killed more Americans last year than Vietnam War
"Despite the groundbreaking work that police and other agencies are doing, the epidemic is continuing to worsen," a new report states (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Appeals court tosses settlement in baby powder case
Court reverses award to a now-deceased Missouri woman who claimed talcum powder was linked to her cancer (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychologist: #MeToo campaign is a good first step
Dr. Nicole Lightman says it can be a good first step for victims of sexual harassment to speak up on social media (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bipartisan deal reached on Obamacare payments, says GOP senator
The president acknowledged at a White House press conference ​ Tuesday that senators have been working on a deal to stabilize health care markets (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Raw sewage contaminating water in Puerto Rico
With hundreds of thousands of people still without running water, and sewage treatment plants out of service, there are growing concerns about contamination and disease (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dad speaks out after hospital denies son's kidney transplant
Anthony Dickerson has repeatedly been in trouble with the law and was arrested last month for violating his probation (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to know about Trump's decision to halt Obamacare subsidies
The White House abruptly announced late Thursday that it would halt CSR payments, which help lower-income people afford health insurance (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid report reverberates across Washington
West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin says he's horrified that a bill everyone approved made the epidemic worse (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Senator introduces repeal of 2016 law after "60 Minutes" opioid report
Sen. Joe Manchin said he was "horrified" by the findings and insists, "This is not a partisan issue" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 in 9 men in U.S. infected with oral HPV
The sexually transmitted virus can lead to cancers of the head, neck and throat (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New mom lost 4 limbs to flesh-eating bacteria
Lindsey Hubley is suing the hospital, alleging doctors were negligent during the birth of her son and postoperative care (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The opioid epidemic in 6 charts
An expert breaks down trends behind the deadly surge in abuse of opioid painkillers, heroin and fentanyl (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When does your child need to go to the ER?
A new survey finds many parents aren't sure how to handle common medical crises (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New mom lost four limbs to flesh-eating bacteria
Lindsey Hubley is now suing the hospital, alleging doctors were negligent during the birth of her son and postoperative care (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

County sues drug companies over opioid epidemic
The suit claims drug companies played a role in the skyrocketing number of opioid overdoses (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Senator urges action after "60 Minutes" opioid report
Sen. Joe Manchin said he was "horrified" by the findings and insists, "This is not a partisan issue" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor's research could buy time for snakebite victims
The therapy, injected into a snakebite ​ victim in the field, could buy the person valuable time to get to the hospital for anti-venom treatments (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Has Congress fueled America's opioid crisis?
A "60 Minutes"-Washington Post joint investigation exposes how a law may have allowed the opioid epidemic to worsen (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor's research could buy time for snake bite victims
The therapy, injected into a snakebite ​ victim in the field, could buy the person valuable time to get to the hospital for anti-venom treatments (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Martin Shkreli pens letter from prison, claims medical "breakthrough"
"P.S. Donald Trump is your president too," Shkreli told CBS News (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Washington Post's Lenny Bernstein on how Congress may have made opioid crisis worse
A "60 Minutes" - Washington Post investigation found that, at the height of the opioid crisis, Congress passed a law that may have allowed the epidemic to worsen. The bill, introduced in 2015, was promoted as a way to ensure patients had access to the medication they needed. But a former DEA official said the law made it hard to stop distributors from sending prescription drugs to "bad pharmacies and doctor's offices." The Washington Post's health and medicine reporter Lenny Bernstein, who co-authored his paper's report, joins "CBS This Morning" from Washington. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DEA responds to explosive "60 Minutes" report about opioid crisis
DEA says drug epidemic is a top priority but its efforts may have been undermined by the so-called "revolving door" culture in Washington (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Attorneys demand answers from opioid manufacturers
Forty-one attorneys are demanding information and documents from prescription opioid manufacturers or distributors. The Pennsylvania attorney general is part of that investigation. He says 13 people die every day in his state from drug addiction. CBS News correspondent Demarco Morgan reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Congress complicit in the opioid crisis?
Lawmakers face tough questions over an explosive "60 Minutes" report, finding Congress helped disarm the Drug Enforcement Administration during the height of the opioid crisis. The investigation with the Washington Post highlights the impact of a new law, sponsored by Republicans and approved by Democrats. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Did the drug industry fuel America's opioid epidemic?
An investigation found the drug industry contributed at least $1.5 million to 23 lawmakers who co-sponored the bill, weakening enforcement laws at the height of the opioid epidemic. Congressman Tom Marino, the chief advocate for that bill, is now President Trump's nominee to be federal drug czar. CBS News correspondent Nancy Cordes is on Capitol Hill with more information about the bill and its key sponsors. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DEA says it will continue to "combat" opioid crisis
A justice department memo shows 65 doctors, pharmacies and drug companies received suspension orders in 2011, before the new opioid law went into place. The DEA has issued no suspension orders against a distributor for nearly two years. The agency says in a statement it will continue to "use all the tools at our disposal to combat this epidemic." CBS News correspondent Paula Reid reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2-year-old denied kidney transplant because father violated probation
Surgeons at a Georgia hospital won't perform procedure because child's father, who is a 110 percent match, served time in prison (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Calif. declares state of emergency over deadly hepatitis A outbreak
Golden State experiencing largest hepatitis A outbreak in U.S. transmitted from person to person since vaccine became available in 1996 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does the world really need "diet" avocados?
A Spanish company just announced a low-fat version of the fruit, but some experts question if it's really necessary (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why gene therapy for rare form of blindness is revolutionary
An experimental gene therapy for a rare hereditary form of blindness is a step closer to reality. An FDA advisory panel voted unanimously Thursday to recommend approval of a groundbreaking treatment for people with a faulty gene that impairs vision. It would be the first gene therapy in the U.S. for an inherited disease. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss how the treatment works and why it could be a new frontier in treating genetic disorders. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Millions die suffering amid global opioid gap, report finds
The U.S. may be awash in opioid painkillers ​, but they're rare or unavailable in dozens of poor countries, according to new research (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elderly doctor could lose her practice for not using a computer
Authorities in New Hampshire are threatening to close the 85-year-old's practice over her record keeping (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA panel endorses gene therapy for form of blindness
If approved, it would be the first gene therapy in the U.S. for an inherited disease (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. obesity problem isn't budging
Particularly worrisome to experts is the obesity rate for children and teenagers (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why genetic therapy for a form of blindness is such a big deal
On Thursday, an FDA advisory panel recommended approval of a therapy that could improve the vision of people who have a rare genetic disorder called Leber's congenital amaurosis (LCA). CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula weighs in. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA panel votes on gene therapy to treat form of blindness
An FDA advisory panel weighed in on a therapy that can improve the vision of people with a rare genetic disorder called Leber's congenital amaurosis (LCA) (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump says Obamacare "imploding" after decision to halt subsidies
President says Democrats should call him after his decision to stop Obamacare subsidies to insurance companies (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Red Cross sends team to tackle deadly plague outbreak
WHO says 561 cases reported so far in Madagascar, as Red Cross warns “lessons learned from Ebola” show fast action needed (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does sleeping on your back raise risk of stillbirth?
Some countries have much lower rates of stillbirth; what can we learn from them? (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why FDA-backed gene therapy for rare form of blindness is revolutionary
An experimental gene therapy for a rare hereditary form of blindness is a step closer to reality. An FDA advisory panel voted unanimously Thursday to recommend approval of a groundbreaking treatment for people with a faulty gene that impairs vision. It would be the first gene therapy in the U.S. for an inherited disease. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss how the treatment works and why it could be a new frontier in treating genetic disorders. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump tweets about Obamacare "imploding" after decision to halt subsidies
President says Democrats should call him after his decision to stop Obamacare subsidies to insurance companies (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You're going to be eating crickets, so just get over it
Aspire Food Group thinks insects could help address food sustainability and insecurity, and it's using tech to make that happen (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why FDA's approval of a gene therapy to treat form of blindness is such a big deal
An FDA advisory panel gave the green light for a therapy that can improve the vision of people with a rare genetic disorder called Leber's congenital amaurosis (LCA) (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why FDA's approval of genetic therapy is such a big deal
On Thursday, an FDA advisory panel gave the green light for a therapy that could improve the vision of people who have a rare genetic disorder called Leber's congenital amaurosis (LCA). CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula weighs in. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An experimental gene therapy is getting results for a rare form of blindness
An experimental treatment for a certain cause of blindness is a step closer to approval. An FDA advisory panel approved the therapy, which can improve the vision of people with a rare genetic disorder. Errol Barnett has more. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital uses music therapy to help cancer patients
Doctors say music helps cancer patients stay positive and relaxed before and during treatment (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA reviews gene therapy to treat form of blindness
If approved, it would be the first gene therapy in the U.S. for an inherited disease (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news