Health News

Passage: The Jane Pauley Community Health Center

Sun, 17 Nov 2019 15:20:00 +0000

It happened this past Friday: a 10th anniversary celebration for an Indianapolis-area health center named for a graduate of local Warren Central High School. Today, the Jane Pauley Community Health Center operates 22 clinics in five counties, with nearly 94,000 patient visits last year.

Trump undergoes part of his physical months early

Sun, 17 Nov 2019 03:48:56 +0000

The president made an unannounced stop at Walter Reed Army Hospital to have portions of his physical done before his 2020 schedule fills up

FDA: Dollar Tree sells "potentially unsafe drugs"

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 18:25:55 +0000

Regulator found "rodent feces" throughout one manufacturing facility that supplies cosmetics to discount retailer

Apple removes all vaping and e-cigs apps, citing health risks

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 20:20:02 +0000

Tech giant alludes to rash of deaths and lung injuries in moving to delete nearly 200 apps from its online store

Millennials turning to astrology to combat stress

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 19:52:34 +0000

Astrology is booming in popularity, especially among millennials. The generation that grew up online is now turning to the ancient practice. Websites and apps like Astrology Zone, AstroStyle and Co-Star are catering to a desire for self knowledge and guidance. Vladimir Duthiers reports.

Google's collection of medical records sparks privacy concerns

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 19:50:53 +0000

The apparent whistleblower who revealed Google is collecting medical records from about 50 million Americans said "Project Nightingale" raised red flags, including a security risk of "placing medical data in the digital cloud." Google said it's using the information to improve health care and reduce medical costs, under strict privacy and security standards. Wired Editor-in-Chief Nick Thomson joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the privacy and security concerns.

For nurses, an epidemic of workplace violence

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 13:03:49 +0000

"I got punched in the face," said one emergency room nurse, while others worry for their safety

Cigarette smoking among adults hits all-time low in U.S.

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 19:31:13 +0000

But 34.2 million adults still smoke and use other tobacco products

How watching porn can "rewire" kids' brains – and what to do about it

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 20:28:24 +0000

Experts say early exposure to porn can "rewire" young people’s brains and distort their views of sexual behavior. CBSN Originals senior producer Christina Capatides joined CBSN to discuss pornography's impact on young minds, and how educators are beginning to create curriculums to address the issue.

China treats 2 people with a highly contagious form of the plague

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 20:10:22 +0000

Officials in Beijing confirm rare cases of deadly disease, leaving residents of the densely-packed capital city with some unanswered questions

LASIK eye surgery should be taken off market, ex-FDA adviser says

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 14:50:56 +0000

An estimated 20 million Americans have undergone the procedure to correct nearsightedness and improve distance vision

LASIK eye surgery should be taken off market, former FDA adviser says

Sun, 17 Nov 2019 04:35:26 +0000

LASIK eye surgery has been popular for more than 20 years, with an estimated 20 million Americans undergoing the procedure to correct nearsightedness and improve distance vision. But some patients says the surgery has ruined their eyesight. Now an expert who once backed LASIK is campaigning to get it off the market. Dr. Tara Narula reports.

New antibiotics needed "yesterday" to fight drug-resistant infections

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 12:57:21 +0000

Antibiotics are expensive to develop and because their use is limited, there's not a lot of profit potential for manufactures

New antibiotics needed "yesterday" to fight drug-resistant infections

Sun, 17 Nov 2019 04:35:05 +0000

The threat of antibiotic-resistant infections is dramatically larger than previously thought. New antibiotics are needed, but experts say not enough are being developed. Anna Werner reports on the reason why.

"I cannot think of a greater health emergency"

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 09:56:51 +0000

Health experts sound alarm about climate change's growing and potential impact on kids, as detailed in annual report in medical journal The Lancet

CDC report identifies new potentially deadly superbugs

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 00:09:25 +0000

One antibiotic resistant superbug wasn't even on the CDC's radar five years ago, but has since spread around the globe

CDC report warns of 2 new potentially deadly superbugs

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 16:20:56 +0000

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said superbugs that resist antibiotics have killed nearly twice as many people as once thought. But there is some good news. Dr. Jon LaPook explains.

Google's "Project Nightingale" faces medical privacy inquiry

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 16:40:33 +0000

A federal agency wants more information about the "mass collection" of patients' medical data by the search giant

Teen receives double lung transplant for vaping-related injuries

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 14:04:39 +0000

Surgeons at a Detroit hospital recently performed what’s believed to be the first double lung transplant on a 17-year-old patient whose lungs were irreparably damaged due to vaping. Doctors at Henry Ford Health System say he’s slowly recovering. They are pleading with everyone to stop using e-cigarettes. Dean Reynolds reports.

Hospital plans to take girl off life support against family's wishes

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 02:57:18 +0000

Doctors at Cook Children's Medical Center planned to stop treatment for Tinslee Lewis after invoking the state's "10-day rule"