Whistleblower: Purdue Pharma continued deceptive sales practices for OxyContin after 2007
A former sales representative for Purdue Pharma? tells CBS News' Tony Dokoupil that the drug maker continued to engage in deceptive sales practices for its opiate painkiller OxyContin later than the company previously acknowledged. Carol Panara joined Purdue Pharma as a sales representative in 2008. Watch the full report Thursday, June 21 on "CBS This Morning," which airs 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET/PT. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to stay safe from foodborne illness outbreaks
Recalls and outbreaks linked to contaminated food have affected people across the country, but there are steps you can take to protect your famliy (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to stay safe from foodborne illness outbreaks
Several recent outbreaks related to contaminated food have sickened dozens of people across the country and led to widespread recalls. CBS News' Nikki Battiste offers tips to keep your family safe. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Venomous caterpillar sends teen to emergency room
15-year-old boy from Florida comes in contact with southern flannel moth caterpillar, immediately getting rash, experiencing "the worst pain he ever felt" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flint pediatrician on "red flags" of tainted water, speaking up for children
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician at Flint's public hospital, was the first person to scientifically prove a direct link between Flint's 2014 water switch and elevated levels of lead in local children. Hanna-Attisha joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what she chronicles in her new book, "What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City." She calls Flint a "crime scene" and says the city has PTSD from the water disaster. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whistleblower: Purdue Pharma continued deceptive sales practices for OxyContin after 2007
Watch the full report Thursday, June 21 on "CBS This Morning," which airs 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET/PT (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inside a treatment center for video game addiction
The World Health Organization says gaming addiction ​ can be considered a mental health condition (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity rates surging in certain parts of America
New research finds certain geographic areas of the U.S. are being harder hit by the obesity epidemic than others (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatrician who sounded alarm in Flint still doesn ’t drink city's water
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha ​ was the first person to prove a direct link between the 2014 water switch and elevated levels of lead in local children (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors warn family separation may lead to lifetime of harm
American Medical Association CEO says immigrant families "already endure emotional and physical stress" and that separation only makes it worse (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Atul Gawande to lead Amazon-Berkshire health venture
The company, to be based in Boston, will look to control rising health care costs for 1 million-plus corporate employees (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man awarded $18.4 million in lawsuit over failed HIV test
In the suit, Sean Stentiford said he consented to an HIV test in 2007 but two doctors failed to do it (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flint residents still wary of water years after contamination
Michigan could become the first state to remove all lead pipes for drinking water under new regulations that are stricter than federal standards. This follows the water crisis in Flint that began four years ago. Adriana Diaz returned to Flint to see why many people are still worried about how lead is affecting their children's development. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

American Medical Association calls for end to family separation policy
AMA's chief executive says immigrant families "already endure emotional and physical stress" and that separation only makes it worse (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

After Canada, will U.K. be next to legalize marijuana?
Ex-gov't minister says fighting pot use, "about as up-to-date and relevant as asking the Army to recover the Empire" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer survivor: "No one else should be told go home and die"
"The first doctor who saw me told me to go home and die," says a pancreatic cancer survivor who hopes one day no one else will have to hear those words (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toddler climbs pool safety ladder in viral video
A father from Massachusetts is using a video of his 2-year-old son to show how dangerous pools can be. The toddler is seen climbing a safety ladder designed to keep him safe. CBS News correspondent Anna Werner explains. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes study could save patients time and money
New research suggests that a single blood test could accurately confirm type 2 diabetes ​ (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How "helicopter parenting" can impede child's development
New research warns that overcontrolling moms and dads can stunt their children's emotional development (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some parents of epileptic kids wary of pot-based medication
A pharmaceutical company is getting closer to a decision on whether the FDA will approve the first prescription drug derived from the marijuana plant to treat children with epilepsy (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is it really possible for John Cena to get vasectomy reversed?
The actor and wrestler said he's willing to reverse his vasectomy so he and his girlfriend can have children, but can this surgery be successfully undone? (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump administration to propose "association health plans"
The plans would have to cover people with pre-existing condition ​s, but offer narrower benefits than required under the Obama-era health law (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoking rate in U.S. hits all-time low, CDC says
CDC figures show 14 percent of U.S. adults were lighting up last year, down from 16 percent in 2016; smoking among teen also at record low (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoking rate in U.S. hits all-time low
CDC figures show 14 percent of U.S. adults were lighting up last year, down from 16 percent in 2016; smoking among teen also at record low (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Compulsive video game playing now recognized by World Health Organization
The World Health Organization is now recognizing obsessive video game playing as a mental health condition. It follows a study that shows some games produce the same kind of brain simulation as drugs. CBS News correspondent Jamie Yuccas reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatric doctor says separating families at border is "a form of child abuse"
Few civilians have been inside the Texas shelters where some 2,000 immigrant children are being held separately from their parents. Dr. Colleen Kraft, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, visited a Texas facility for children after her colleagues told her she needed to see what was happening. Kraft joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what she witnessed and the long-term impact the experience will have on the children. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seizure warning for some scenes in "Incredibles 2"
Exposure to bright, flashing lights can trigger seizures ​ in certain people with epilepsy, the Epilepsy Foundation warns (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Gaming disorder" a real mental health problem, WHO says
Compulsive video game playing is a real mental health condition that may require intervention and treatment, according to the World Health Organization. CBS News' Meg Oliver reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Gaming disorder" recognized as a mental health condition
The World Health Organization has confirmed it's decision on whether or not compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a mental disorder (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Puerto Rico struggles with jump in asthma cases post-Maria
Doctors on the island say they are seeing an alarming rise in the number and severity of asthma cases that they attribute to destruction caused by the deadly hurricane (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Family separation at border is "a form of child abuse," doctor says
Dr. Colleen Kraft, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, visited a Texas facility where undocumented children are being held (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could compulsive video game playing be a mental health problem?
The World Health Organization has confirmed it's decision on whether or not compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a mental disorder (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New sighting of plant that causes blindness and burns
Giant hogweed, an invasive plant that can cause third-degree burns and blindness, has been spotted in more than 10 states (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA rejects Valeant treatment for psoriasis
Drugmaker's shares slide as regulators decline to approve a lotion for common skin condition (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Almost half of diabetics skip medical care due to costs
Soaring insulin prices are prompting the American Medical Association to call for federal intervention (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coast-to-coast salmonella outbreak linked to breakfast cereal
Supermarket workers were busy Friday clearing shelves of potentially contaminated cereal. Kellogg's is recalling two sizes of Honey Smacks cereal boxes with “best used by” dates of June 14, 2018 through June 14, 2019. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook has the latest. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exposing the Flint water crisis
It's the age-old question: Is the glass half empty, or half full? For the people of Flint Michigan, it's far from being a settled issue. Some three years after the city's water crisis first made headlines, many people still don't believe their tap water is safe. Correspondent Martha Teichner talks with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the whistleblower who alerted Flint residents to the dangers posed by the very water they drank, and to activists who discuss the legacy of the Flint water crisis: A loss of trust. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Flint water crisis: A loss of trust
Three years after the city's water crisis first made headlines, many residents still don't believe their tap water is safe (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inside a huge community where yoga is free and events promote neighborhood bonding
Can a property purchase reduce stress, improve health and bring peace of mind? (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wellness communities: Inside the multibillion-dollar real estate trend
Housing developers offer all kinds of benefits to lure buyers, but the latest trend in real estate goes beyond the normal perks with homes and neighborhoods designed to support the physical and spiritual wellbeing of its residents. How can a property reduce stress, improve health and bring peace of mind? Manuel Bojorquez finds out. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California officials move to reject court ruling on coffee and cancer risk
A Los Angeles judge recently ruled that Starbucks and other coffee roasters and retailers had failed to show that benefits from drinking coffee outweighed any cancer risks (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas hospital's heart transplant program resumes after 2-week suspension
Baylor St. Luke's performed nine heart transplants in 2018 and, according to the hospital CEO, they've had three deaths so far (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supermarket workers clear shelves of potentially contaminated cereal
So far, 73 people have gotten sick in 31 states and 24 have been treated in hospitals (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes charged
Holmes as well as former chief operating officer Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani are accused of defrauding investors and doctors (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Salmonella-melon warning expands to 22 states
Tainted fruit, produced by Caito Foods, was sold at Walmart, Whole Foods and other major grocery chains (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health officials pull plug on controversial alcohol study
The research was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks ​, but critics say ethical problems undermined its credibility (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health officials scrap study of alcohol ’s benefits
The research was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks ​, but critics say ethical problems undermined its credibility (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kentucky sues Walgreens over opioid epidemic
Attorney general of state with third-highest drug overdose rate blasts chain's dual role as distributor and pharmacy (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kellogg's issues voluntary recall for cereal over possible salmonella risk
The FDA reports the tainted product has sickened 73 people in 31 states, including 24 hospitalizations (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC survey finds teens having less sex
In a new survey by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fewer than 40 percent of teens say they've had sex. That number is down from 48 percent 10 years ago. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news