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New gene therapy "gave me my life back," cancer survivor says
10/20/2017 3:05 PM
The FDA has approved CAR-T cell therapy for lymphoma, a form of blood cancer, after some patients showed dramatic benefits. CBS Boston's Dr. Mallika Marshall has the story.
Study reveals easy and cheap way to reduce risk of early death
10/20/2017 12:13 AM
American Cancer Society highlights benefit of walking
Walking for 10 minutes a day can reduce risk of early death, study says
10/19/2017 11:43 PM
If you're able to walk 10 minutes a day, you can reduce the risk of an early death, according to a study out Thursday from the American Cancer Society. Dr. Jon LaPook says every step you take is a step in the right direction.
Former surgeon general on how loneliness could reduce lifespan
10/19/2017 2:03 PM
Former Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy tackled a range of public health crises such as Zika, drug and alcohol addiction and obesity. Now, he's shedding light on the rising number of lonely people in America and how it affects our health. Murthy joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss technology's role in what he calls an "epidemic," why the culture of masculinity may put more men at risk, and what we can do to combat loneliness in the workplace.
Walking just two hours a week could prolong your life
10/19/2017 1:03 PM
Just two hours of walking a week could add years to your life. A new study of older adults revealed people who walk six hours or more a week have lower risk of dying from respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the findings.
Lawyer who took on tobacco industry now turning to opioids fight
10/18/2017 11:36 PM
Mike Moore calls himself a "country lawyer from Mississippi," but don't believe it. He's a 65-year-old David who has found his next Goliath: the big drug manufacturers. Moore says the industry understated how addictive opioids could be. He took on tobacco companies in the 1990s and won a $246 billion settlement. Mark Strassmann reports.
Trump backs away from bipartisan Obamacare subsidies plan
10/18/2017 3:30 PM
The success or failure of a bipartisan fix for Obamacare insurance markets could hinge on the White House. The president seemed to endorse a temporary plan from Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray Tuesday, but he turned away from the deal hours later. Nancy Cordes reports.
Opioid crisis: Pennsylvania's AG on holding drug companies accountable
10/18/2017 1:55 PM
As part of our ongoing series, Issues That Matter, we look at the opioid crisis. Following an investigation by "60 Minutes" and the Washington Post, 41 attorneys general around the country have subpoenaed drug manufacturers and distributors for information and documents. They want to know how opioid medications are made, marketed and distributed. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the focus of their investigation and why they're not waiting for Congress to go after pharmaceutical companies.
Drug ODs killed more Americans last year than Vietnam War
10/17/2017 10:04 PM
"Despite the groundbreaking work that police and other agencies are doing, the epidemic is continuing to worsen," a new report states
Appeals court tosses settlement in baby powder case
10/17/2017 7:59 PM
Court reverses award to a now-deceased Missouri woman who claimed talcum powder was linked to her cancer
Psychologist: #MeToo campaign is a good first step
10/17/2017 7:58 PM
Dr. Nicole Lightman says it can be a good first step for victims of sexual harassment to speak up on social media
Washington Post's Lenny Bernstein on how Congress may have made opioid crisis worse
10/16/2017 2:23 PM
A "60 Minutes" - Washington Post investigation found that, at the height of the opioid crisis, Congress passed a law that may have allowed the epidemic to worsen. The bill, introduced in 2015, was promoted as a way to ensure patients had access to the medication they needed. But a former DEA official said the law made it hard to stop distributors from sending prescription drugs to "bad pharmacies and doctor's offices." The Washington Post's health and medicine reporter Lenny Bernstein, who co-authored his paper's report, joins "CBS This Morning" from Washington.
Has Congress fueled America's opioid crisis?
10/16/2017 2:12 PM
A "60 Minutes"-Washington Post joint investigation exposes how a law may have allowed the opioid epidemic to worsen
Attorneys demand answers from opioid manufacturers
10/16/2017 11:58 AM
Forty-one attorneys are demanding information and documents from prescription opioid manufacturers or distributors. The Pennsylvania attorney general is part of that investigation. He says 13 people die every day in his state from drug addiction. CBS News correspondent Demarco Morgan reports.
Is Congress complicit in the opioid crisis?
10/16/2017 11:58 AM
Lawmakers face tough questions over an explosive "60 Minutes" report, finding Congress helped disarm the Drug Enforcement Administration during the height of the opioid crisis. The investigation with the Washington Post highlights the impact of a new law, sponsored by Republicans and approved by Democrats.





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