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    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. […]

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    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 — […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    Are spring allergies coming on early this year?

    by CBS News on Mar 26, 15:01

    Spring allergy season is blowing in early in many parts of the U.S. this year, with certain areas reporting pollen increases a good month sooner than usual. To avoid the sneezing, itching and wheezing, get a jump on treatments early, allergy experts told CBS News. Climate change is part of what’s driving more sniffles, drippy eyes and […]

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    ‘Ultra-processed’ foods a huge chunk of American diet

    by CBS News on Mar 25, 21:36

    More than half of all calories consumed in the U.S. come from “ultra-processed” foods, which can contribute to serious health complications like obesity and heart disease, new research finds. Ultra-processed foods are products that contain several manufactured ingredients that are not generally used when cooking from scratch, including natural and artificial flavors or colors, sweeteners, preservatives, and […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Trump feeling female voter backlash

    by CBS News on Mar 25, 18:41

    Campaigning in Wisconsin on Friday, Ted Cruz suggested for the first time that he might not support Donald Trump if he’s the Republican nominee. “I don’t make a habit out of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my family.” Trump’s use of photos to poke fun at Heidi Cruz’s appearance, and other derogatory comments about women, are also turning […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Obama in Cuba: “I have come to bury the last remnant of the Cold War”

    by CBS News on Mar 22, 12:03

    President Obama spoke directly to the Cuban people in a Tuesday morning address in Havana, saying he was there to “extend the hand of friendship to the Cuban people.” “I have come here to bury the last remnant of the Cold War in the Americas,” Obama said, to applause. The speech came on Mr. Obama’s […]

  • Health

    59,000 kids end up in ER each year for this one reason

    by CBS News on Mar 19, 12:51

    Parents and grandparents should think twice about where they stash medications. A new report shows how dangerous it is when children get ahold of them. The Safe Kids Worldwide report reveals 59,000 children in the U.S. each year end up in the emergency room after accidental poisonings that involve taking medicine. “The danger is if it is within […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Obama nominates Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court

    by CBS News on Mar 16, 7:49

    By Reena Flores, Rebecca Shabad President Obama announced Wednesday morning that he is nominating U.S. Circuit Court Judge Merrick B. Garland for the Supreme Court seat once occupied by the late Justice Antonin Scalia. “Today, I am nominating Chief Judge Merrick Brian Garland to join the Supreme Court,” Mr. Obama said from the White House […]

  • U.S. Politics

    With another big Tuesday in politics, what’s at stake?

    by CBS News on Mar 15, 11:09

    By Steve Chaggaris, Stephanie Condon With more than 1,000 delegates at stake (358 for Republicans and 691 for Democrats) in five states, the voters in Tuesday’s primaries have the chance to dramatically impact the Republican and Democratic races. After winning the majority of GOP contests so far, Donald Trump could effectively lock down the GOP nomination […]