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Trump administration to change Obama-era school lunch policy


Created: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 19:02:35 -0500

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The Trump administration is proposing sweeping new changes to an Obama-era school lunch policy. The changes would loosen rules concerning fruits and vegetables, which could lead to more pizzas and burgers on the menu. Natalie Brand reports.

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U.S. federal agencies on high alert as new cases of Coronavirus spread in China


Created: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 19:01:31 -0500

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China is confirming new cases of the deadly Coronavirus. With the virus now spreading across Southeast Asia, federal agencies in the U.S. are on high alert at airports nationwide. Danya Bacchus reports.

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Teen suicide: Risk factors, warning signs and prevention


Created: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:08:14 -0500

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Resources for teens and parents offering important information and support

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Four teachers sue Delta Air Lines over California fuel dump


Created: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 23:31:28 -0500

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At a news conference, the teachers described the fuel as drizzling down like raindrops with "overwhelming" fumes.

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U.S. will screen passengers from China for new illness


Created: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 22:01:42 -0500

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There is growing concern about a rare, flu-like virus that has caused at least two deaths and has spread from China to other countries in Asia. Errol Barnett reports.

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CDC screening airport passengers for mysterious new virus


Created: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 18:44:35 -0500

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The rare pneumonia-like virus has caused at least two deaths, and has spread from China to other countries in Asia.

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J&J Risperdal damages slashed from $8 billion to $6.8 million


Created: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:50:42 -0500

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Original settlement stemmed from the case of a man who said taking the drug as a boy caused him to grow breasts.

Read more: J&J Risperdal damages slashed from $8 billion to $6.8 million


Supreme Court to hear Obamacare birth control case


Created: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:04:49 -0500

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The high court will review whether the Trump administration was on solid ground when it gave religious employers and universities broader religious and moral exemptions to the Obamacare contraception mandate, which requires health care plans to offer free birth control.

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Most cancer survivors suffer financial hardships


Created: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 15:33:35 -0500

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Beating the disease often means stress over paying health bills, going bankrupt or even delaying follow-up care.

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Woman dies after waiting hours in hospital emergency room


Created: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 15:01:32 -0500

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A preliminary chest X-ray showed 25-year old Tashonna Ward had an enlarged heart, but she was never admitted to the hospital.

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Women at greater risk of developing high blood pressure than men earlier in life, study says


Created: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:14:41 -0500

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A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals that women are more likely to develop high blood pressure earlier in life and at a faster rate than men. Dr. Janette Nesheiwat joins CBSN to discuss the findings of the study.

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Why wine sales are falling for the first time in 25 years


Created: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 19:07:02 -0500

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Wine consumption in the U.S. slowed for the first time in 25 years, thanks in part to young adults' changing tastes.

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2 cases of norovirus confirmed at Yosemite National Park


Created: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 18:58:03 -0500

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"Most of the cases occurred on and around the first week of January 2020 ..." park officials said.

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Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak is over, health officials say


Created: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 18:08:31 -0500

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The contaminated romaine lettuce, which was harvested Salinas, California, sickened 167 people in 27 states.

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High school friends' cancer support group turns into nationwide nonprofit


Created: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 17:24:17 -0500

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A group of high school students in New Jersey joined forces to rally support for a friend battling cancer. Now, nearly 20 years later, these friends are taking their effort nationwide. Our series A More Perfect Union takes Vladimir Duthiers inside "Student Movement Against Cancer," now a nonprofit helping people across the country.

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Students' foundation to fight cancer still thriving 20 years later


Created: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 13:06:27 -0500

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A close-knit circle of friends is inspiring high school students across the country to join in the fight against cancer.

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Planned Parenthood invests $45 million in 2020 elections


Created: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:10:00 -0500

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Planned Parenthood has launched the biggest electoral effort in its history: a $45 million spend to support 2020 candidates who support abortion rights.

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FDA flags cancer risk for weight-loss drug Belviq


Created: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 08:03:20 -0500

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Regulator alerts public to potential danger of taking appetite suppressant known in generic form as Lorcaserin.

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Flu season may be bad due to economic reason: Full employment


Created: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 16:06:00 -0500

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An economist says every 1-percentage point improvement in the country's employment rate boosts flu cases by 16%.

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Congresswoman to seek treatment for "my alcohol dependence"


Created: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:54:23 -0500

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Ann Kirkpatrick, a Democrat who represents part of Tucson and Sierra Vista, said she suffered a "serious fall" last week.

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New Jersey senator: “We’re ready to go to war” over vaccine bill


Created: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 08:23:50 -0500

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A controversial bill collapsed this week in New Jersey that would have removed religious exemptions to vaccines and potentially forced parents to put unvaccinated kids into private school or home school. Some parents say they're glad the bill hasn't passed. But the science community says vaccines are safe and can save lives. The bill will go back up for debate next week. Meg Oliver reports.

Read more: New Jersey senator: “We’re ready to go to war” over vaccine bill


China can't rule out new virus spreading between humans


Created: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 05:16:41 -0500

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Officials in Wuhan, city at the center of an outbreak of a new strain of viral pneumonia, say risks low as U.S. warns travelers to take precautions.

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New Jersey bill to end religious exemptions for vaccines fails


Created: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 19:05:09 -0500

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Thousands protested the bill at the state capitol.

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McDonald's turns to MSG in bid to sell more chicken sandwiches


Created: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 15:52:00 -0500

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Fast-food chain tests once-controversial flavor enhancer to compete with Chick-fil-A and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen.

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New Jersey lawmakers pass bill banning flavored vaping products


Created: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 20:57:42 -0500

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The bill now heads to Governor Phil Murphy, who has expressed a desire to ban flavored e-cigarettes in the past.

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Iowa girl loses vision after rare complication from the flu


Created: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 19:37:30 -0500

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There are urgent new calls for parents to get their children vaccinated against the flu. Dozens of children have died from the flu this season. As Dean Reynolds reports, one girl survived but has lost her vision.

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Iowa girl loses her vision after rare complication from the flu


Created: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 19:19:32 -0500

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Jade DeLucia got a flu shot last March, but not for the current season which started this fall.

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Why the number of child deaths from flu is up so much this year


Created: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 11:38:25 -0500

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Youngsters can have much more severe reactions to influenza B, the predominant strain this flu season, which has already seen double the number of pediatric deaths compared to last year.

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Flu season: Nearly 10 million sickened so far


Created: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 09:06:02 -0500

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This flu season is on track to be one of the worst in history in terms of the number of people infected. Flu is now widespread in almost every state. Nearly 10 million people have become ill so far. Pediatric deaths are double of what they were at this time last year. Dr. Tara Narula joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss why so many people have gotten sick this season.

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California could be 1st state to sell own prescription drugs


Created: Sun, 12 Jan 2020 21:57:42 -0500

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Governor Gavin Newsom says the measure would "take the power out of the hands of greedy pharmaceutical companies."

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"He just lost it": Addressing the epidemic of firefighter suicide


Created: Sun, 12 Jan 2020 19:51:02 -0500

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New statistics estimate that twice as many firefighters in the U.S. die by suicide then in the line of duty. In response, fire officials across the country are looking at possibly cutting back on two-day and three-day shifts so that firefighters can get more sleep and down time, especially for those assigned to very busy fire stations. Carter Evans reports.

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Texas gamer saves friend having seizure 5,000 miles away


Created: Sat, 11 Jan 2020 20:29:41 -0500

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"I'm calling from the U.S. I'm currently on a call with my friend, he had a seizure and he's not responding anymore," 20-year-old Dia Lathora from Texas told Cheshire police in England over the phone.

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St. Boniface Hospital, a beacon of hope in post-quake Haiti


Created: Sat, 11 Jan 2020 10:10:57 -0500

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Basic medical care can be almost impossible to find on much of the island, but a teaching hospital in a hard-to-reach mountain community, surviving on private donations and grants, treats 500 patients a day, and turns no one away

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Boy who beat cancer gets surprise greeting from entire school


Created: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 18:42:23 -0500

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When 6-year-old John Oliver finished chemo treatment for leukemia, he returned to school to a standing ovation from his classmates.

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Protein snack trays in 10 states recalled over listeria fears


Created: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 14:45:01 -0500

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Potentially tainted hard-boiled eggs prompts pulling of food products from convenience stores and vending machines.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she's cancer free


Created: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 12:22:58 -0500

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she is "cancer free." The 86-year-old justice is a four-time cancer survivor. The American Cancer Society said cancer death rates in the U.S. fell by more than 2% between 2016 and 2017.

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Face mask that left girl's face "bright red" recalled


Created: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 11:08:47 -0500

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Natural ingredients in sheet masks are not always a good thing, Dermatologist Elizabeth Hale warns.

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Lab investigates heartburn drug’s possible cancer link


Created: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 10:17:02 -0500

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The popular heartburn drug ranitidine, the generic form of Zantac, was linked to cancer in September, prompting some voluntary recalls of the drug and an investigation by the FDA. A lab in California has also been working to get to the bottom of its potential dangers. First on “CBS This Morning,” Dr. Jon LaPook has a look inside that lab.

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Yes To recalls sheet mask after skin reactions


Created: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 09:29:25 -0500

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The skincare brand Yes To voluntarily recalled its Grapefruit Vitamin C Glow-Boosting Unicorn Paper Mask following reports of burning, redness and painful skin irritation. Dermatologist Elizabeth Hale joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the dangers of the mask.

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Lab finds new clues in Zantac's possible cancer link


Created: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 08:48:32 -0500

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Last fall the FDA said they had detected a "probable" cancer-causing chemical in the generic form of Zantac.

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Could raising the minimum wage prevent thousands of suicides?


Created: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 07:39:28 -0500

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New research suggests a $1 hike in the U.S. minimum wage could have saved thousands of lives after the recession.

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Hospitals see rise in babies with respiratory illness RSV


Created: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 19:39:48 -0500

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A respiratory illness that's spreading rapidly this year can be dangerous for infants and young children. The flu-like virus is known as RSV. Adriana Diaz reports.

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Hospitals see surge of babies with respiratory illness RSV


Created: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 19:13:46 -0500

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Symptoms include a runny nose, runny eyes, cough and difficulty feeding.

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San Diego school district sues Juul for "impeding learning"


Created: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 15:18:27 -0500

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Lawsuit claims schools had to divert funds meant for education toward student anti-vaping campaign.

Read more: San Diego school district sues Juul for "impeding learning"


China's mystery pneumonia outbreak blamed on new SARS-type virus


Created: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 10:34:31 -0500

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With a massive holiday travel rush looming, officials are still racing to figure out the source of the illness, how it's spread and how to stop it.

Read more: China's mystery pneumonia outbreak blamed on new SARS-type virus


"Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak undergoes emergency surgery


Created: Wed, 08 Jan 2020 22:38:06 -0500

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His co-host Vanna White will be taking over while he recovers.

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Alex Trebek's cancer may mean ending his time as "Jeopardy!" host


Created: Wed, 08 Jan 2020 22:32:26 -0500

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"I will keep doing it as long as my skills do not diminish, and they have started to diminish," the 79-year-old told CTV in an interview.

Read more: Alex Trebek's cancer may mean ending his time as "Jeopardy!" host


Alex Trebek shares PSA to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer


Created: Wed, 08 Jan 2020 22:25:13 -0500

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"I wish I had known sooner that the persistent stomach pain I experienced prior to my diagnosis was a symptom of pancreatic cancer," the "Jeopardy!" host said

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg reveals she's "cancer free"


Created: Wed, 08 Jan 2020 21:39:30 -0500

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The 86-year-old has been treated for cancer twice in the past 13 months.

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Ohio town rallies around 8-year-old girl battling brain cancer


Created: Wed, 08 Jan 2020 19:48:35 -0500

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At just 8 years old, Naomi Short is battling stage 4 brain cancer. But it seems like everyone in Hamilton, Ohio, is pulling for her. Dean Reynolds shares her story.

Read more: Ohio town rallies around 8-year-old girl battling brain cancer

 
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