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Holiday gifts for health and wellness
12/08/2018 2:05 PM
CBS News medical contributor Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to share some of his picks for holiday gifts with an emphasis on health and wellness from weighted blankets to custom shoe inserts.
Generic EpiPen alternative to hit the market soon
12/07/2018 8:30 PM
Sandoz Inc. plans to start selling its generic version early next year
Search for extremely rare blood donor for 2-year-old with cancer
12/07/2018 1:58 PM
An international search is underway for donors with an extremely rare blood type to help save a 2-year-old Florida girl battling aggressive cancer. Zainab Mughal was diagnosed with neuroblastoma two months ago. She has one of the rarest blood types in the world. Nikki Battiste reports.
Michigan becomes first state in Midwest to allow recreational pot
12/07/2018 12:58 AM
In a new law that took effect Thursday, Michigan is now the first Midwestern state to legally allow recreational marijuana. It?s the 10th state to legalize recreational pot. But some oppose the high possession limit, allowing people to carry up to 2.5 ounces. Nikki Battiste reports.
Researchers testing potential breakthrough for male contraception
11/30/2018 12:30 AM
This week, researchers announced the start of a trial for a male contraceptive in gel form. If it works, it would fill an important public health need. CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula explains.
Researcher who says he gene-edited babies defends himself amid outrage
11/29/2018 8:45 PM
A Chinese scientist who claimed this week he created the world's first genetically-edited babies was grilled Wednesday by his colleagues. His work is being criticized for using a technique when it's safety hasn't been established. CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula explains.
Mexican resort accused of serving "poisonous" alcohol to woman who died
11/29/2018 7:56 PM
The family of a Wisconsin woman who died after possibly drinking tainted alcohol is now suing the Mexican resort that served her. Abby Conner drowned in a pool at a Iberostar Hotel and Resort in Riviera Maya after drinking while on vacation with her family in January 2017. Vladimir Duthiers reports.
Tips for driving down medical bills
11/28/2018 2:21 PM
In our collaboration with Kaiser Health News and NPR, we're taking a look at surprise medical bills that catch many Americans off guard. The latest "Bill of the Month" reveals how costly life-saving drugs can be. Shereese Hickson was bedridden with MS symptoms at one point and was prescribed an infusion called Ocrevus. It costs $65,000 a year. Medicare and Medicaid paid for nearly all of her previous treatments, so Hickson was surprised when she was billed more than $3,600 for the first two doses of this new medicine. Kaiser Health News editor-in-chief Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal joins ?CBS This Morning? to discuss the bill.
Family speaks out on Maryland student's adenovirus-related death
11/28/2018 12:41 AM
The parents of a University of Maryland student who died after contracting the adenovirus are speaking out about conditions on campus. Freshman Olivia Paregol died last week after complaining about flu-like symptoms. Jericka Duncan spoke to the parents about what they think contributed to her death.
FDA vows to overhaul decades-old system for approving medical devices
11/26/2018 4:43 PM
Food and Drug Administration's pledge comes one day after the publication of a global investigation into medical device safety
How wildfire smoke and poor air quality can affect your health
11/24/2018 2:05 PM
As firefighters in California get closer to fully containing the fires, people in the region have had to deal with massive amounts of smoke in the air. Thick smog forced many residents to wear masks when going outside. Dr. David Agus joins ?CBS This Morning: Saturday? to discuss the health implications of breathing the polluted air and a new study about a drug that could allow those with severe peanut allergies to consume the nut safely.
California could be source of tainted romaine lettuce, FDA says
11/22/2018 1:31 PM
The FDA is looking at California as a potential source of tainted romaine lettuce. The agency is warning people to throw out all romaine, because of fears it may carry a potentially deadly strain of E. coli. Americans eat about 30 million servings of romaine lettuce every day. Anna Werner reports.
Big Tobacco not sweating proposed curb on flavored cigarettes
11/21/2018 11:51 PM
Industry analysts say it could take years for the feds to stamp out menthol smokes, and cigarette companies will fight
Romaine lettuce pulled from shelves amid another E. coli outbreak
11/21/2018 12:54 PM
Ahead of Thanksgiving, Americans are being warned to stay away from all romaine lettuce. The CDC says the vegetable is connected to an E. coli outbreak that's made at least 32 people sick in 11 states. Thirteen have been hospitalized. Anna Werner reports.
Federal judge dismisses charges in female genital mutilation case
11/21/2018 5:44 AM
Tuesday's ruling throws out some charges against eight people ? including two doctors ? in the genital mutilation of nine girls at a suburban Detroit clinic





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