Woman goes to Mexico for plastic surgery, returns to U.S. on life support
Before Laura Avila's procedures even began, there were major complications (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Juul stops sale of flavored e-cigarettes in stores
Juul, the dominant maker of e-cigarettes, is pulling some of its most popular products from stores. It may have been done as a preemptive strike before the federal government could act. CBS News correspondent Anna Werner explains. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Juul to halt sales of flavored e-cigs in retail stores
The company is also shutting down its social media accounts, which are popular with young people (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Holiday toys: Avoid these 10 playthings, consumer group says
With American kids suffering about 240,000 toy-related injuries annually, a consumer group issue new warnings (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More cases of rare, paralyzing illness AFM seen in kids
"As a mom myself I can certainly understand why parents are worried," said Dr. Nancy Messonier of the CDC (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 most dangerous holiday toys for 2018
With American kids suffering about 240,000 toy-related injuries annually, a consumer group issue new warnings (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Stay in your lane": Doctors fire back at the NRA over guns
Physicians pushed back against the NRA's claim that doctors should "stay in your lane" when it comes to gun violence research (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Singing nurse lifts spirits, helps man go home from hospice care
A Michigan nurse learned one of her patients' favorite songs and sang it with him to lift his spirits (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Planned Parenthood president's "deeply personal" mission
The first doctor to lead the organization in half a century says its mission is "deeply personal" to her (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New research on fish oil benefits for heart health
Two Harvard clinical trials look at potential heart health benefits from eating more fish or taking a fish oil supplement (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New guidelines count short bursts of activity, housework as exercise
For the first time, the government is adding recommendations for 3- to 5-year-olds (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Conversion therapy: A debunked practice aimed at "converting" homosexuals
Despite controversy, state bans, and warnings from mental health professionals, treatments continue in some religious communities for parishioners who want to "change" from being gay (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA set to restrict e-cigarette sales at gas stations, convenience stores
The FDA is set to crack down on sales of flavored e-cigarette products, claiming they are highly addictive and have become hugely popular with minors. It could take action as soon as next week. Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Michigan legalizes recreational marijuana
Michigan this week became the 10th state to approve recreational marijuana, joining Missouri and Utah that have legalized medical marijuana. Colorado was among the first states to legalize marijuana use. Last year, Denver brought in nearly $45 million dollars in taxes from pot sales. Barry Petersen reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Studying the microbiome could be the next frontier in colon cancer research
Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. but colonoscopies have been found to reduce the risk of death from the disease by 70 percent or more. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook talks to New York University medical student, Rachel Sarnoff, about how the field of microbiomes could be the next frontier of colon cancer research. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Conversion therapy: A disputed practice aimed at "converting" homosexuals
Despite controversy, state bans, and warnings from mental health professionals, treatments continue in some religious communities for parishioners who want to "change" from being gay (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Current Ebola outbreak is the worst in Congo's history
The deadly virus has killed about 198 people since the outbreak was declared August 1 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aetna ordered to pay $25.5M after denying coverage to woman who died
Jury instructs health insurer to pay an Oklahoma City family $25.5 million for denying a relative's claim for coverage for a type of radiation therapy (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence could help doctors identify hard-to-spot colon polyps
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How AI could help doctors identify hard-to-spot colon polyps
"Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. but colonoscopies have been found to reduce the risk of death from the disease by 70 percent or more by detecting cancer early. But doctors don ’t always find every polyp. As a gastroenterologist, CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook knows all too well that colon polyps can be tough to spot. But a new high-tech tool may be able to help doctors spot them. " (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gun deaths on the rise after years of decline, CDC reports
Gun-related deaths are on the rise in the U.S., bucking a decade-long decline, according to a new report from the CDC (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The simple habit that could help you lose more weight
Struggling to lose a few extra pounds? New research suggests this daily habit could help (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deadly case of rabies likely spread by a bat
Health officials believe exposure to a bat was the source of the deadly infection (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Air quality in parts of Bay Area "unhealthy" from wildfire
"There is ash in my mouth," said Joseph Hall. "My mouth and my nose are dry as a bone." (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Utah resident dies of rabies, likely from a bat
Health officials believe exposure to a bat was the source of the deadly infection (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Michelle Obama reveals daughters were conceived through IVF
In an interview about her new memoir, "Becoming," the former first lady opened up about miscarriage and infertility (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Salmonella outbreak in turkey turns deadly
With Thanksgiving approaching, health officials are reminding Americans to properly cook and handle turkey (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genes have less influence on life span than previously thought, study finds
A surprising new study finds genes have less control over how long people live than previously thought. The results published in the journal, Genetics, discovered genes account for less than 7 percent of people's life span. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" with tips for how to live longer and have a healthier life. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA plans crackdown on flavored e-cigarettes sales
FDA plans to ban sales of most flavored e-cigarettes in two places: convenience stores and gas stations (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kratom use in pregnancy may affect newborns
Case study raises new concerns over the herbal supplement with opioid-like effects (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Father blames "body broker" after son dies during drug rehab
Some bad actors are luring their victims to California, CBS San Francisco reports (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cigarette smoking among U.S. adults hits all-time low
Despite the progress, health officials say too many Americans are still using tobacco products (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Game show" campaign educates teens on pot risks
But from the students, we got a big dose of teenage doubt about the program (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Father blames "body broker" after son dies in drug rehab
Some bad actors are luring their victims to California, CBS SF Bay Area/KPIX 5 reports (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deadliest states for drug overdoses
These states have the highest rate of drug overdose-related deaths per 100,000 residents. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Game show" campaign educates teens on marijuana risks
Denver, Colorado, brought in nearly $45 million in taxes from pot sales. More than $3.6 million of that will go to a new marijuana awareness program for teenagers. Barry Petersen shows us how this new campaign differs from the "just say no" message of the 1980s. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How medical devices like pacemakers, insulin pumps can be hacked
The U.S. government is taking a closer look at how to stop hackers from taking control of medical devices like pacemakers. Two cybersecurity researchers showed us how devices like pacemakers and insulin pumps can be hacked. Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Nothing stopping us": How medical devices like pacemakers can be hacked
"We've yet to find a device...that we haven't been able to hack," the researcher says (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Democrats snag a win in Nevada where health care was paramount
Democratic Senate candidate Jacky Rosen ​'s message about health coverage carried her to a win on Election Day (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What voters want Congress to fix about health care
Democrat or Republican, voters said health care topped their list of concerns in the midterm elections (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robotic pants could boost mobility for disabled
Scientists are working on a unique pair of pants they hope could aid mobility for the elderly ​ and people with disabilities (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Duncan Hines cake mix recall over salmonella risk
Some 2.4 million boxes recalled after reports of illnesses from bacteria tied to facility where cake mixes were made (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatricians warn of long-term harms of spanking
"There's no benefit to spanking. We can do better," one leading doctor says (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early bird or night owl? Sleep traits linked to breast cancer risk
New research suggests women who love the early hours of the day are less likely to develop breast cancer (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists zero in on genetic risk for brain disease CTE
People with a certain genetic variant may be twice as likely to develop severe symptoms of the brain disease associated with repeated head trauma (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Child with AFM receives one-of-a-kind surgery
A doctor in St. Louis has performed a unique operation on a young boy with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a rare, polio-like condition found most often in children. He's 8 now, but was 7 when he had surgery. Adriana Diaz talked with Dr. Amy Moore and with her patient, Brandon Noblitt, about the surgery that allowed him to walk again. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgery allows child with polio-like illness to walk again
Nerve transfer surgery helps heal a young patient with acute flaccid myelitis, a rare, polio-like condition found most often in children (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First-of-its-kind surgery allows child with AFM to walk again
One doctor uses nerve transfer surgery to heal a young patient with acute flaccid myelitis, a rare, polio-like condition found most often in children (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning Rounds: How Americans feel about cancer care
Cancer remains the nation's second leading cause of death. With so many touched by the illness, the American Society of Clinical Oncology conducted a survey on cancer-related issues. The group questioned nearly 5,000 Americans, including how optimistic people are about finding a cure for the disease within the next 50 years. Dr. David Agus joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss the survey’s findings as well as a new editorial about regulating wearable devices that monitor our health. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

End of daylight saving time can take toll on your health
"Falling back" – and the fewer hours of daylight that come this time of year – can have a powerful effect on mood and health (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news