Health News




Peter Frampton bids New York City farewell with final bow

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 13:28:40 +0000

Grammy Award-winning guitarist Peter Frampton has been touring for 50 years but a sudden illness forced the 69-year-old to announce a farewell tour. "CBS This Morning" co-host Anthony Mason joined Frampton backstage at Madison Square Garden for his last New York City show where he made his final walk to the stage, and said goodbye to thousands of fans.





Novartis has halted distribution of generic Zantac. Here's what you need to know.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 12:25:38 +0000

A version of a popular heartburn medicine is now on hold. There are concerns that the generic version of the drug known as Zantac may cause cancer. Novartis stopped the distribution of its prescription version as a precaution. The move comes after the FDA announced on Friday that it may contain NDMA, a probable carcinogen. Dr. Tara Narula joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss what consumers should know.





Children separated from families could suffer long-term health issues

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 23:19:15 +0000

"As they become adults, we see continued anxiety, continued depression, real PTSD"





Novartis halts distribution of generic heartburn medication

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 23:24:57 +0000

The maker of a generic version of Zantac is halting distribution. It comes after an FDA warning about a possible cancer-causing chemical found in Zantac and related heartburn medications. Dr. Jon LaPook explains.





Cancer concerns halt distribution of heartburn drug Zantac

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 11:52:51 +0000

Drug giant conducting its own investigation into traces of a potentially cancer-causing ingredient in heartburn med





Scientific breakthrough may eventually help blind to see

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 14:58:04 +0000

A handful of volunteers are already seeing the promise of a new device, about 18 months into a five-year clinical study





Michigan sounds alarm on mosquito-borne virus after 3 deaths

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 12:41:27 +0000

Death typically occurs two to 10 days after onset of symptoms but can occur much later, according to the CDC





Scientific breakthrough may eventually allow many blind people to see

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 16:10:28 +0000

A new scientific breakthrough called the "Orion" may eventually allow many blind people to see. Using a camera attached to a pair of sunglasses, Orion captures images a person would see and sends it through a handheld device to an implant that’s been surgically inserted into the visual part of the brain. The implant then turns those images into dots of light that the patient can see. Jonathan Vigliotti reports on one patient who tested the technology.





Michigan faces worst EEE outbreak in more than a decade

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 12:29:41 +0000

Michigan is urging residents in several counties to cancel or postpone outdoor events. The call comes amid the state's worst outbreak of a potentially deadly mosquito-borne virus in more than a decade. There have been seven confirmed human cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis, or EEE, in Michigan, and three people have died. At least 20 cases have been reported in five states.





Abortion rate drops to lowest level since Roe v. Wade

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 14:21:38 +0000

Experts say the drop is because of a declining pregnancy rate and laws targeting the operations of abortion providers





Purdue Pharma to stay in business as it pursues bankruptcy protection

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 01:12:06 +0000

Lawyers for the pharmaceutical company secured permission to maintain business as usual — paying employees and vendors, supplying pills to distributors and keeping current on taxes and insurance





New York bans flavored e-cigarettes after 7th death nationwide

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 01:23:03 +0000

Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, had proposed the emergency ban Sunday, citing surging use among young people





States move to crack down on flavored vape products

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 02:28:38 +0000

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo outlawed the sale of all flavored electronic cigarette products besides tobacco and menthol in his state Tuesday, following the lead of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Beth LeBlanc, a reporter for the Detroit News, spoke to CBSN's "Red and Blue" about Michigan's crackdown on the products that have become popular with children and teenagers.





"Like a sunburn on your lungs": How does the climate crisis impact health?

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 19:07:43 +0000

Children, pregnant people and the elderly are the most at risk from extreme weather and heat – but the impact is already felt across every specialty of medicine





Hospitals are some of America's toughest debt collectors

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 17:32:36 +0000

"How am I ever going to pay off $164,000?" asks one patient who lost her home after a hospital sued for unpaid bills





General Mills recalls Gold Medal flour after E. coli found

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 19:17:03 +0000

Warning comes two months after health officials said an E. coli outbreak linked to other flour brands was apparently over





Abortion clinics report record-high violence

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 13:19:28 +0000

One provider said the movement against abortion access feels similar to when Dr. George Tiller, a well-known abortion doctor, was assassinated in 2009





Girl dies from brain-eating amoeba after swimming

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 22:04:10 +0000

10-year-old Lily Mae Avant died overnight on Monday after fighting for her life in Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth





Woman swallows engagement ring in her sleep

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 15:28:10 +0000

Jenna Evans dreamed she had to swallow her ring to protect it from "bad guys" – except it wasn't just a dream





Even with bankruptcy, Purdue Pharma may not be off the hook

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 19:50:20 +0000

Some states plan to object to a settlement in bankruptcy court and may pursue lawsuits against the Sackler family