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Mysterious polio-like illness impacting children in the U.S.
10/17/2018 9:21 PM
A mysterious polio-like illness is on the rise in the U.S., mainly impacting young children. The CDC has confirmed more than 60 cases of accute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, which causes weakness or paralysis. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook joined CBSN with more.
Rare polio-like disease cases confirmed in 22 states
10/17/2018 12:24 PM
Federal health officials issued an unusual public warning about a growing number of cases involving a polio-like illness mostly in children. Acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, has now spread to 22 states, and 62 cases are confirmed. The symptoms often include severe muscle weakness or paralysis. Dr. Tara Narula reports.
Spike in cases of polio-like illness
10/16/2018 8:37 PM
The CDC says it's confirmed 62 cases of a polio-like ilness called acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, so far this year. Over 90 percent of cases are in children. Tom Hanson reports.
CDC confirms spike in cases of polio-like illness
10/16/2018 7:57 PM
The majority of cases are in children with an average age of just 4 years old
Why habits are the "compound interest" of self-improvement
10/16/2018 2:02 PM
Many people have habits they want to break and probably some habits that other people want us to change. To make those adjustments, habits expert James Clear says we should think small. Clear?s popular blog gets two million visits a month. He?s also a frequent speaker at Fortune 500 companies and his work is used by teams in the NFL, Major League Baseball, and NBA. Clear joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his new book, "Atomic Habits," and explain how breaking down habits into tiny adjustments can help you reach your goals.
Missouri's Senate race heats up over health care
10/16/2018 12:19 AM
One of the key races in the upcoming midterm elections is the Senate race in Missouri. Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill is being challenged by the state's attorney general, Republican Josh Hawley. "CBS Evening News" anchor Jeff Glor spoke to both candidates.
Unvaccinated child dies in season's first flu death
10/15/2018 11:41 PM
A child from Florida is the first person to die of the flu this season. The child was unvaccinated with no known underlying medical conditions. But a new survey shows more parents don't see the benefits of the flu vaccine. CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula has more.
"Doctor detectives" help diagnose mysterious illnesses
10/11/2018 9:47 AM
For patients whose symptoms have stumped medical professionals, the Undiagnosed Diseases Network is often their last hope
CVS, Aetna merger to reshape health care in U.S.
10/10/2018 4:05 PM
Combining insurance giant with nearly 10,000 drugstores could turn CVS into a one-stop shop for health-clinic services
What are "natural" products? LaCroix lawsuit highlights confusion
10/10/2018 10:48 AM
Nutritional scientist says the synthetic compounds added to LaCroix are safe, but the public is confused about what "natural" means
Weight loss linked to lower breast cancer risk
10/09/2018 9:09 PM
A new study finds women who drop a few pounds after menopause have lower rates of invasive breast cancer. CBS News' Chris Martinez reports.
Texas family fighting to keep daughter on life support
10/05/2018 11:52 PM
A cancerous tumor behind 9-year-old Payton Summons' heart cut off her circulation, leaving her unconscious. Tests showed she was legally brain dead due to a lack of oxygen, but her family is fighting to keep her on life support. CBS News correspondent Omar Villafranca reports.
Chance the Rapper pledges $1M to Chicago mental health services
10/05/2018 7:49 PM
"With the help of SocialWorks we want to change the way that mental health resources are being accessed by you," the rapper said
Study raises questions about impact of daily alcohol consumption
10/04/2018 10:00 PM
Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found consuming one to two drinks four or more times a week increases the risk of premature death by 20 percent. The study looked at data from more than 400,000 people. Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss why the results suggest people should take a personalized approach to how much alcohol they consume.
Study casts doubt on health benefits of even light drinking
10/04/2018 4:48 PM
New research suggests consuming one to two drinks four or more times a week increases the risk of premature death by 20 percent





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