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Larry Kudlow on health care: "Basic parts of the system are OK"
04/23/2019 10:40 PM
The president's chief economic adviser defended the "efficiency" of U.S. health care, calling it a "pretty good system"
FDA approves first generic nasal spray to treat opioid overdose
04/22/2019 6:40 PM
It's the first generic nasal spray version of Narcan, a drug that reverses opioid overdoses
"Seabins" in Australia working around the clock to filter ocean trash
04/22/2019 2:45 PM
Recent research shows plastic pollution in our oceans is affecting every continent on our planet. Nearly 18 billion pounds of plastic ends up in our oceans every year. By 2050, researchers estimate there could be more plastic in oceans by weight than fish, unless something changes. As part of our Earth Matters coverage, Scott Tweedie of Network 10 station in Australia traveled to Bondi Beach to show us how one company is trying to make a difference.
"Everybody living in India is a smoker" due to pollution, but there's some hope
04/22/2019 1:23 PM
In India, nearly 1.8 million people die every year as a result of dirty air. In Delhi, with 19 million people, 1,000 more cars hit the road every day, contributing to smog that's dangerous in many ways. But the real cost of the pollution is its toll on human health. Elizabeth Palmer reports from New Delhi as part of our Earth Matters coverage.
India's pollution makes everyone "a smoker" - but there's hope
04/22/2019 12:44 PM
In a country where nearly 1.8 million people die every year from breathing the air, politicians and entrepreneurs are trying to go green
Blood pressure medication recall expanded
04/19/2019 5:32 PM
It's the latest in a string of recalls over concerns of potential cancer-causing impurities
Girl died of congenital condition, not school fight injuries, prosecutor says
04/19/2019 3:52 PM
A family attorney, however, says the girl was bullied for years and they still have questions about how she died
How to protect your data when using health apps
04/19/2019 1:44 PM
Apps are being used for everything from tracking your diet to your daily steps and even your pregnancy. But that health-related data might not be as safe as you expect. Recent research published in BMJ, the British Medical Journal, found 79 percent of the top medication-related mobile apps shared user data in ways that may compromise sensitive information. Wired senior writer Issie Lapowsky joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the latest research.
Amid measles outbreak, NYC families push back on vaccination violation fines
04/19/2019 1:28 PM
Health officials fear Americans traveling for this weekend's religious holidays could worsen the growing measles outbreak. There are at least 555 confirmed cases in 20 states, according to the CDC, and most are said to affect school-age kids. Mola Lenghi reports.
Gene therapy may be cure for "bubble boy disease"
04/18/2019 5:06 PM
Eight babies with "bubble boy disease" have had it fixed by a gene therapy made from one of the immune system's worst enemies
Deadly fungus is a problem but don't freak out just yet
04/18/2019 4:58 PM
"This bug, this germ, raises the stakes in the issue of drug-resistant infections," says a reporter who uncovered the scope of the problem
Dozens charged in major opioid bust across 7 states
04/17/2019 11:53 PM
The Justice Department has announced the largest prescription opioid bust ever. Sixty suspects - including doctors, pharmacists and other health care providers - were arrested in several states after they allegedly prescribed 32 million pills. Meg Oliver reports.
New York county issues new order amid measles outbreak
04/17/2019 11:39 AM
The rapid spread of measles is prompting newer and stronger measures from health officials across the country. The CDC says the number of cases has grown to 555 in 20 states. Rockland County, New York, is among the hardest-hit areas, with 186 cases since October. Mola Lenghi reports.
Officials warn of new drug 100 times more potent than fentanyl
04/17/2019 10:56 AM
Officials in San Diego County have issued an alert after three people have suffered documented fatal overdoses from a new form of the drug fentanyl know as carfentanil. It would only take 2 mg of the drug to cause a deadly overdose meanwhile it would only take .02 mg of carfentanil to have the same fatal results, KOVR-TV reported.
Pursuit of the perfect picture leads to two women's deaths
04/16/2019 11:39 PM
The pursuit of the perfect picture cost two women their lives last weekend. Both were college students taking photos at dangerous heights. Janet Shamlian reports.





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