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After controversial delay, toddler gets vital transplant
Almost 2 months after decision over father's arrest left little A.J. Burgess in peril, family has reason to give thanks (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report: Sugar industry hid data on health risks
A new report suggests industry leaders copied the playbook of Big Tobacco and suppressed research linking sugar to serious illnesses (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Formerly conjoined twins able to go home for the holidays
This week, after 485 days at the hospital, the girls who are now 15 months old are well enough to head home for the very first time (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to have a healthier Thanksgiving
Dr. David Agus offers some advice for holiday feasting you won't regret later (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearly half of U.S. cancer deaths blamed on these "modifiable" behaviors
New research suggests that exposure to sun, not eating enough fruits and vegetables ​, drinking alcohol, and smoking cause nearly half of all cancer deaths in the U.S. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3M withheld info about cancer-causing chemicals, suit claims
Court documents also allege 3M concealed the potential harm of chemicals from government regulators (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to have a healthier Thanksgiving
By some estimates, a Thanksgiving feast could mean over 4,500 calories in one meal – more than twice the recommended amount for two whole days. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss steps you can take to be healthier this holiday and for the entire year. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surviving your Thanksgiving road trip
Expert tips to help make the drive to your holiday gathering as safe and stress-free as possible (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

American seniors are sicker than global peers
A survey of 11 high-income nations also finds those 65 and older in the US can least afford appropriate health care (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parasite from Vietnam may be killing vets, VA study says
Test results show some men may have been infected while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Contaminated raw milk warning in 4 states
CDC is warning people who drank raw milk from the company Udder Milk in the past six months to seek medical care (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What ’s behind the rise in youth suicides?
More evidence continues to emerge that the number of children and young teens attempting and dying from suicide is on the rise (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Finally, Big Tobacco's antismoking ads, but who'll see them?
After years of legal battles, a court-ordered campaign about health risks begins -- with a potential major flaw (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Vioxx comeback? A startup eyes the drug for hemophilia
The blockbuster drug was pulled in 2004 amid health concerns, but it may find a second life as a hemophilia treatment (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy with cancer dies after wish for early Christmas
Jacob Thompson battled neuroblastoma for four years, and people around the world pitched in to bring him joy in his final days (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overweight women may need more frequent mammograms
New research suggests heavier women are at greater risk of having breast cancer ​ detected after the tumor has grown large (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could this brain-training program ward off dementia?
In what researchers call a first, healthy seniors who tried a specific brain-training program were less likely to develop dementia ​ down the road (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ted Koppel and wife Grace Anne on living with COPD
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is the third leading cause of death in U.S., yet it is little understood by millions who have gone undiagnosed (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ted and Grace Anne Koppel on COPD, third leading cause of death in U.S.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is the nation's third biggest killer after heart disease and cancer. About 150,000 Americans die of COPD each year. Among women, it is more deadly than breast and ovarian cancers combined. Ted Koppel focuses on the disease for a report next weekend on CBS "Sunday Morning." His wife, Grace Anne, was given only a few years to live when she was diagnosed 16 years ago. The Koppels join "CBS This Morning" to discuss why they're advocating for more research into prevention and treatment. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

12-year-old taking medical marijuana sues Jeff Sessions and DEA
A 12-year-old girl with severe epilepsy is spearheading a campaign to legalize medical marijuana ​ across the country (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl taking medical marijuana sues Jeff Sessions and DEA
A 12-year-old girl is spearheading a campaign to legalize medical marijuana across the whole country. Alexis Bortell said she and her family had no choice but to move from their Texas home to Colorado to treat her severe epilepsy. Now, her family and a handful of others are suing Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the DEA. Barry Petersen reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former CDC director's new effort to tackle global health issues
Resolve to Save Lives is a five-year, $225 million global health initiative that seeks to address major health issues on a global scale. Former director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Resolve's president and CEO, Dr. Tom Frieden, joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss the two major areas the project focuses on: cardiovascular health and epidemic prevention. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

North Korean defector had "enormous number" of parasites
The largest worm that was removed from the patient's small intestine was 11 inches long (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson's disease
The civil rights leader said family and friends noticed a change in him about three years ago (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New hope for people suffering from chronic itch
At the world's first center to study chronic itch, researchers are getting closer to finding answers for desperate patients (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The growing problem of Type 2 diabetes in kids
Newest study shows an almost 5 percent jump in the disease over a decade for those between the ages of 10 and 19 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adopting a dog could lengthen your life, study says
Good news for dog owners: The health benefits Fido brings may help extend your life (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What's behind the rise in Type 2 diabetes in children?
Type 2 diabetes was once known as "adult onset" because it was so rare in kids. But not anymore. With one in five school-age children considered obese, the rate of Type 2 diabetes in young people is climbing. The newest study shows an almost five percent jump over a decade for those between the ages of 10 and 19. Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss how the complications resulting from diabetes are happening earlier in life, and the importance of educating kids on the dangers of the disease. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report sheds light on Chicago's death rate from opioids
Report also claims that while in the suburbs and among whites the main approach is treatment, the strategy in Chicago among African Americans is arrest and prosecution (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One man's secret to living stronger is going from 18 wheels to 2
There is no stopping Lew Cox or the riders who proudly consider themselves the oldest and fittest biker gang in all of Colorado (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxic algae becoming severe threat nationwide
Outbreaks have been reported in every state, a trend likely to accelerate as climate change boosts warmer temperatures (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dog helped man detect cancer
Michael DiZoglio was diagnosed with testicular cancer, thanks to help from his father's dog (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids still getting risky painkiller after tonsillectomy
Despite warnings from the FDA, some U.S. children are still being given the opioid painkiller codeine ​ after having their tonsils removed, a new study finds (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Town under orders to boil water after E. coli detected
Officials are advising customers to not drink the water without boiling it first to kill off any contaminants (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Legionnaires' disease outbreak tied to Disneyland
Health officials say three more cases of Legionnaires' have been reported, bringing the total to 15, and may be tied to the popular theme park (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA warns herbal supplement kratom has similar effects to narcotics
Kratom is a plant some people use to treat pain, anxiety and depression. The FDA warns Kratom can be addictive and life-threatening, issuing a public health advisory this week and warning people about its possible dangers. The agency says Kratom has similar risks to opioids and suggested its use could "expand the opioid epidemic." Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yankees star on the devastating toll of pancreatic cancer
David Robertson lost his father-in-law to pancreatic cancer. Now, he's hoping to raise awareness about the deadly disease (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yankees pitcher on the devastating toll of pancreatic cancer
David Robertson lost his father-in-law to pancreatic cancer. Now, he's hoping to raise awareness about the deadly disease (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dad creates comic book character with Down syndrome for his son
"I wanted my son to think that he, too, could dream just as big as I dreamed when I was little kid" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman dies after liposuction; family demands answers
Irma Saenz of Los Angeles traveled to Mexico for cosmetic surgery; she went into a coma and has since died, family says (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman dies after liposuction surgery, family demands answers
Irma Saenz of Los Angeles traveled to Mexico for cosmetic surgery; she went into a coma and has since died, family says (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indulgent grandparents could be bad for kids' health
Treats, overfeeding, and lack of physical activity typical of a trip to grandparents' house can have lasting consequences, new research suggests (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The surprising stats that led to Refinery29's 67% Project
Despite being a significant part of the population, plus-size women only make up a reported 1 to 2 percent of what we see in media (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study compares top two meds used to treat opioid addiction
In the midst of an unprecedented opioid crisis, researchers conducted a head-to-head trial of two leading addiction treatments (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. man is first to undergo gene editing in the body
For the first time scientists have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to cure a disease (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Figures reveal dire trend in Afghan opium production
Joint survey released by United Nations and Afghanistan's government shows production almost doubling last year (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Senate GOP to add Obamacare mandate repeal in tax bill
Senate Republicans say they have the votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate. The Obamacare law requires Americans to have health insurance or pay a penalty. Nancy Cordes reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Digital pill could address a "big problem" with medication
CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook explains how the digital pill, Abilify MyCite, works (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves "digital pill"
In a first, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a so-called "digital pill." It contains a sensor that lets the doctor know when it's been taken. Dr. Jon LaPook has more. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Giant panda treated like national treasure when it comes to health care
Tian Tian means "more and more" -- a good name for him because he's the father of all 3 surviving giant pandas born at the National Zoo (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news