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Doctors Without Borders urges pharma to slash TB drug price


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 22:03:55 +0000

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Making the life-saving medication more affordable would improve cure rates and ease treatment, group says

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Suicide attempts increase among black children and teens


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:31:50 +0000

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"Kids are telling us something... and I think that is something that every citizen in America should be concerned about"

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Man drives five hours for surgery insurance won't cover


Created: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 23:21:49 +0000

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Around the country, middle-class Americans with high-deductible insurance plans are heading to dozens of cash-based surgery centers

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Wasted health care spending in U.S. tops annual defense budget, study finds


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 02:06:44 +0000

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Redundant administrative tasks, opaque pricing and misaligned incentives create hundreds of billions of dollars in wasted health care spending annually, according to a new study.

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Wasted U.S. health care spending tops annual defense budget


Created: Sat, 12 Oct 2019 20:28:02 +0000

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Redundant administrative tasks, opaque pricing, misaligned incentives — welcome to America's bloated medical system

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Teens with skin conditions inspire masterpieces on fashion runway


Created: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 15:25:50 +0000

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Three teens modeled dresses that represent something more than what meets the eye

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With Medicare's open enrollment, should you change plans?


Created: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 12:48:05 +0000

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This open enrollment season for Medicare, seniors will face plenty of changes — and some new pitfalls

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Vapers – like smokers – may now pay more for life insurance


Created: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 17:48:42 +0000

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Insurance company Prudential will treat users of e-cigarettes like smokers, making their policies more expensive

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Former NFL star pays for over 500 mammograms


Created: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 20:08:09 +0000

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Williams set out to pay for 53 mammograms, and this Breast Cancer Awareness Month, his foundation announced they far exceeded that goal

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Watchdog says blood pressure drugs may pose risk to patients


Created: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 15:45:08 +0000

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U.S. PIRG wants federal regulators to speed probe into whether blood pressure treatments may contain carcinogen

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CBS News investigates THC vaping industry's booming black market


Created: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 01:13:45 +0000

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As health officials investigate an outbreak of illnesses, "Eye on America" went undercover to find out how dangerous THC vaping products end up on the streets

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CBS News investigates the vaping industry's booming black market


Created: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 02:29:29 +0000

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CBS News' original series "Eye on America" goes undercover looking into the black market vaping industry. Carter Evans reports.

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Why we need more conversations surrounding mental health


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 20:23:25 +0000

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Stigma has a "detrimental" effect on people's ability to get the help they need, says a board certified psychiatrist

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The Royals Report: Prince Harry sues tabloids over alleged phone hacking


Created: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 16:34:43 +0000

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In this week's edition of the Royals Report, Prince Harry is suing British tabloids over alleged phone hacking. Also, the royal "fab four" is back together for a mental health campaign. BBC Royals Correspondent Sarah Campbell joins CBSN.

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CDC raises alarm about "growing STD epidemic" as cases hit record high


Created: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 15:22:17 +0000

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The new high threatens millions of Americans, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says

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Could having a dog help you live longer?


Created: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 15:08:25 +0000

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Dog lovers can take heart from two new studies about the possible health benefits

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Breaking down stigmas surrounding mental health


Created: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 13:29:38 +0000

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An estimated 47.6 million adults in the U.S. experienced mental illness last year. That's one in five adults in this country. "CBS This Morning" will broadcast a live town hall, "Stop the Stigma: A Conversation About Mental Health," on Oct. 23. Dr. Sue Varma, a psychiatrist who will participate in the town hall, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss how to break down stigmas surrounding mental health.

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Johnson & Johnson hit with $8B verdict over drug linked to boy growing breasts


Created: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 14:03:17 +0000

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Nicholas Murray alleged that taking the anti-psychotic drug Risperdal led him to develop the incurable condition

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Flight attendant union decries "catastrophic" fire risk from e-cigarettes on planes


Created: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 12:29:46 +0000

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The president of the largest flight attendant union wants the FAA to ban e-cigarettes from planes because their lithium-ion batteries could be a fire hazard. Lithium-ion batteries power virtually everything we travel with -- but the concern about vaping devices stems from the fact they're often powered by cheaper batteries, raising fears they're more likely to fail. Kris Van Cleave reports.

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Zantac and its generic version found with chemical that could lead to cancer


Created: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 12:29:25 +0000

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There are increasing concerns about the popular heartburn drug Zantac and its generic version because of a chemical that could lead to cancer. Three large pharmacy chains in the U.S. recently pulled the drugs off shelves, following an FDA alert about an "impurity" in the medication. Dr. Jon LaPook recently spoke to two groups of researchers who suspect the problem could be serious for consumers.

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