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    Could a change to the packaging help stop tobacco use?

    by CBS News on May 31, 11:51

    The United Nations’ health agency says “plain packaging” on tobacco products has shown to be an effective complement to health warnings, advertising restrictions, and curbs on misleading packaging to help save lives. The World Health Organization released Tuesday an 86-page report on “plain packaging,” hoping to decrease the lure of smoking on “World No Tobacco Day.” WHO Director General […]

  • US/World

    Vintage plane crashes in Hudson River during Fleet Week

    by CBS News on May 27, 17:30

    NEW YORK – A small plane crashed in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey Friday evening, CBS New York station WCBS reported. The Federal Aviation Administration said it received a report a World War II vintage P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft went down in the river two miles south of the George Washington Bridge around 7:30 […]

  • Health

    Here’s how food nutrition labels are about to change

    by CBS News on May 20, 20:26

    WASHINGTON – Nutrition facts labels on food packages are getting a long-awaited makeover, with calories listed in bigger, bolder type and a new line for added sugars. And serving sizes will be updated to make them more realistic – so a small bag of chips doesn’t count as two or three servings, for example. First lady Michelle […]

  • U.S. Politics

    How do voters view Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton?

    by CBS News on May 19, 17:49

    The two front-runners for their party’s nomination are well-known to voters, and opinions of each continue to be much more negative than positive. When compared to past major party presidential candidates at a similar point in the election cycle, Trump and Clinton’s unfavorable ratings continue to be the highest in CBS News/New York Times polls […]

  • Health

    Could a gluten-free diet in kids do more harm than good?

    by CBS News on May 13, 10:21

    Placing children on a gluten-free diet without consulting a physician could be damaging to their health, medical experts warn. Gluten-free diets are critical for people living with celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder in which ingesting gluten — a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye — leads to damage in the small intestine. There is no […]

  • Health

    Addicts turning to anti-diarrhea medication to get high

    by CBS News on May 07, 10:48

    Some opioid addicts are turning to an over-the-counter alternative to get high — and it’s probably not one you’d expect. A growing number are taking dangerous doses of Imodium A-D, a widely available gastrointestinal medication, CBS New York reports. According to a report published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, the anti-diarrhea medication has growing appeal with substance […]

  • Health

    FDA unveils new regulations on e-cigarettes

    by CBS News on May 05, 16:57

    Hundreds of electronic cigarette brands will have to undergo federal review to stay on the market under new rules that have the potential to upend a multi-billion dollar industry attempting to position itself as an alternative to traditional cigarettes. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday released long-awaited rules that bring the burgeoning industry under federal oversight. […]

  • Health

    Fewer U.S. teens are having babies; here’s why

    by CBS News on Apr 28, 13:39

    Birth rates among teens in the U.S. have dropped dramatically since 2006, according to a new report, and there are a lot of factors behind the trend, including a steep decline in births by black and Hispanic teens. Births to all American teenagers have plummeted by more than 40 percent, said Lisa Romero of the U.S. […]

  • Health

    Night shift work may harm women’s heart health

    by CBS News on Apr 26, 12:28

    Rotating night shift work may take a toll on women’s hearts, new research shows. The study, published in JAMA, found that female nurses who had a history of working night shifts in conjunction with daytime shifts had a slightly higher risk of coronary heart disease than those who did not. “Overall, we found a small and modest […]

  • Health

    Popular drugs for colds, allergies, sleep linked to dementia

    by CBS News on Apr 21, 16:00

    Taking over-the-counter medications for colds, flu and allergies may seem harmless, but a new study warns that certain drugs are linked to an increased risk of dementia. The class of medications, called anticholinergics, are sold over-the-counter and by prescription for many chronic conditions. They include sleep aids, hay fever pills, and flu symptom relievers. Anticholinergics work by blocking a […]

  • Health

    Mouth bacteria may hold clues to pancreatic cancer risk

    by CBS News on Apr 19, 14:47

    Few survive more than five years after a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, so medical researchers are eager to find ways to diagnose and treat it sooner. A new study suggests the presence of certain mouth bacteria could help identify those at higher risk for the disease. Five previous studies showed that gum disease – bleeding, swollen gums — […]

  • News

    IMAX takes supersized experience to fitness industry

    by CBS News on Apr 15, 19:20

    IMAX built its $1.7 billion empire by supersizing the movie-going experience. And now, the company designed to get people to kick back and enjoy a movie is inviting them to click in and break a sweat. “We can create these bigger experiences for people in the movie theater, why not take that and apply it to […]

  • Health

    Greener spaces may be a sign of good health

    by CBS News on Apr 14, 14:50

    Women living in homes surrounded by lots of trees and vegetation may have a lower risk of death than those in areas with less greenery, a new study suggests. Researchers sifted through data on more than 108,000 women across the United States. The information was collected between 2000 and 2008. The researchers found that women living in […]

  • Health

    Eye movements may hold clues to treating children with autism

    by CBS News on Apr 08, 17:54

    New findings about where children with autism look during conversations could lead to changes in treatment programs, researchers say. The researchers used special technology to monitor the eye movements of 18 children with autism between the ages of 6 and 12, and 19 children without the developmental disorder. The researchers from the University of Vermont found that […]

  • Health

    Sleep-deprived teens at greater risk of injury

    by CBS News on Apr 07, 17:06

    Sleep-deprived high school students are more likely to sustain injuries — often due to risky behaviors – than those who are well rested, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. In a study of more than 50,000 students, researchers found that those teens who got seven hours of sleep or less on school nights were more likely to engage in risky behaviors, […]

  • U.S. Politics

    CBS News projects Bernie Sanders wins Wisconsin Democratic primary

    by CBS News on Apr 05, 17:58

    CBS News projects Bernie Sanders is the winner in Wisconsin. Now that polls are closed in Wisconsin, here’s a deeper dive into tonight’s exit polling data: As has been the pattern in previous Democratic primaries and caucuses, Sanders ran very strongly among younger voters while Clinton did better among those over 45. Sanders’ lead among those […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Ted Cruz wins Wisconsin Republican primary, CBS News projects

    by CBS News on Apr 05, 17:53

    Ted Cruz is the winner of the Wisconsin Republican primary, CBS News projects. According to the CBS News Wisconsin Republican primary exit poll: Cruz is running well across many groups of Wisconsin primary voters. He is beating Trump among men and women by about 10 percent, and he is ahead of Trump in all age […]

  • News

    As the poor die earlier, Social Security isn’t paying off

    by CBS News on Apr 04, 11:18

    Death and taxes may be inevitable, but they hit the rich and poor in different — and sometimes unfair — ways. That’s increasingly evident with the expected life spans of today’s workers, given that low-income Americans are projected to die as many as 13 years earlier than their wealthier cohort, while a century ago the […]

  • Health

    More of the global population now obese than underweight

    by CBS News on Apr 01, 14:43

    We now live in a world where more people are obese than underweight, new research published in The Lancet finds. The analysis draws on more than 40 years of data on global, regional, and national trends in body mass index (BMI) in adults 18 and older. “The world as a whole is getting heavier and it’s getting heavier by […]

  • Health

    First HIV-positive transplants offer patients new hope

    by CBS News on Mar 30, 13:32

    Surgeons in Baltimore for the first time have transplanted organs between an HIV-positive donor and HIV-positive recipients. It’s a long-awaited new option for patients with the virus whose kidneys or livers are failing. Johns Hopkins Medicine announced Wednesday that both recipients are recovering well after one received a kidney and the other a liver from a deceased HIV-positive donor […]