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CDC issues guidelines to stem Zika spread through sex

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 13:00:13 -0400

The Centers for Diease Control issued new guidelines aimed at stopping the spread of the Zika virus through sexual activity. Two new cases of the virus in Florida bring the U.S. total number of infections to at leat 53. Dr. Jon LaPook reports from Brazil, the country with the most infections.

Lawmakers to unveil legislation for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits while serving overseas

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 12:59:48 -0400

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are coming together to support new legislation that would help service members suffering after exposure to toxic burn pits. Kris Van Cleave speaks with a woman whose husband was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer about how this legislation could have impacted their lives.

Tennessee family says doctor mixed up babies

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 12:48:12 -0400

A surgical procedure was mistakenly done on a newborn who didn't need it, parents say. Nick Beres of Nashville station WTVF reports.

Experts call for restrictions amid India's COVID-19 surge

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 12:44:04 -0400

Crowded election rallies, a massive religious festival and careless attitudes push India on to a surging second wave. Critics blame the government.

Americans need more exercise to prevent heart disease, survey shows

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 12:19:11 -0400

Heart health is a big issue for many people, especially during Heart Awareness Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in this country, killing someone every 84 seconds. Exercise is crucial for prevention, but a new Cleveland Clinic survey shows 40 percent of Americans are getting less than the recommended amount. Dr. Tara Narula, cardiologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss how to set realistic goals to lower your risk.

U.S. recommends "pause" for Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 11:59:22 -0400

As of Monday over 6.8 million doses of the single-dose vaccine had been administered across the country.

Donated blood eyed in Zika virus outbreak

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 11:36:11 -0400

Though mosquitoes are the main cause of the spread of the Zika virus, the CDC says people have also been infected through sexual contact and blood transfusions. Dr. Jon LaPook reports from Brazil

Live Updates: U.S. recommends "pause" for Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 11:35:29 -0400

The cases being investigating occurred in women between the ages of 18 and 48.

Biden administration to lift abortion pill restriction amid pandemic

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 11:30:17 -0400

The FDA announced Monday evening that it would temporarily pause a medication abortion restriction that requires the pills to be dispensed in person.

Maurice DuBois discusses Bell's palsy recovery

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 11:28:14 -0400

WCBS Channel 2 Anchor Maurice DuBois is returning back to work after recovering from Bell's palsy. DuBois joins CBSN to discuss his facial paralysis and recovery.

Florida declares Zika health emergency in four counties

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 11:04:13 -0400

There are now at least 48 cases in 12 states and Washington, D.C., of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. Florida’s governor is the first in the nation to declare a health emergency, as at least nine people in four counties in the state have the virus. Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the outbreak.

VA officials grilled about hepatitis cure

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 10:46:11 -0400

Members of a House committee grilled officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs about a cure for hepatitis C, which the VA says it can't afford. But the pill was developed by a VA doctor in his spare time. Chip Reid reports.

Florida declares Zika virus health emergency

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 10:41:10 -0400

Nine cases of the Zika virus have been detected in Florida, where conditions are just right for the mosquito-borne virus to spread. Zika has been linked to birth defects when pregnant women are infected. Dr. Jon LaPook has more from the center of the Zika outbreak, Recife, Brazil.

Teachers on coping during a year of trauma, their concerns for students, upcoming standardized tests

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 10:14:07 -0400

As the majority of school districts in the country are reopening, Anthony Mason follows up with four public high school teachers he first spoke to last summer. Pedro Hernandez, Sheena Graham, Emily Krieger and Matt Baker discuss student and teacher mental health, dealing with trauma, schools reopening and standardized testing.

Why vets aren't being treated with life-saving hepatitis C drug

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 10:13:10 -0400

A Congressional hearing begins Wednesday in response to a CBS News investigation. In December, we showed how a costly new cure for hepatitis C isn't making it to most of the 200,000 U.S. veterans infected with the disease, many as a result of their service. Congress has given $2.7 billion taxpayer dollars to treat veterans with hepatitis C, but only 15 percent have been treated with the drug, one that might not exist without government funding. Chip Reid reports.

How Brazil is rushing to stop spread of Zika virus

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 10:10:11 -0400

The Zika outbreak has entered a dangerous new phase, with the first confirmed transmission of the virus inside the U.S. Texas health officials say it likely happened through sexual contact, not a mosquito bite. Dr. Jon LaPook reports from Recife, Brazil with the country's response at the global emergency's ground zero.

Search and destroy mission for Zika virus in Brazil

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 09:50:11 -0400

CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook reports from Brazil, where authorities are on a "search and destroy" mission to kill mosquitoes carrying the virus. Zika virus is suspected of causing many birth deffects and Brazil is considered Ground Zero.

Will Zika spread in the U.S.?

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 09:48:12 -0400

Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control, speaks with CBS News' Scott Pelley on whether the U.S. will see a large outbreak of the Zika virus.

Mother hears late son's heartbeat after transplant

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 09:18:10 -0400

Imagine hearing your baby's heartbeat, two-and-a-half years after he suddenly died. That happened to a California mother, Heather Clark, who decided to donate her son's organs after his death. Clark and the mother of the heart transplant recipient, Jordan, spoke to CBS News about how a personal tragedy was turned into new hope for a little girl. Ben Tracy reports.

Brazil takes extreme measures to fight Zika virus outbreak

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 09:15:11 -0400

Brazil is advising pregnant women to avoid this summer’s Olympic games over the risk of birth defects from the Zika virus. The World Health Organization took the rare step of declaring an international public health emergency on Monday. The group calls for increased surveillance of the outbreak. Dr. Jon LaPook reports from Recife, Brazil.

Cedric the Entertainer on diabetes, "Barbershop"

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 09:09:11 -0400

The comedian opens up on diabetic nerve pain, the possibility of a Kings of Comedy tour and his hair expertise.

What you should know about U.S. calling for pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 08:58:42 -0400

The CDC and FDA have issued a joint statement recommending a pause in the use of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in the United States after six reports of blood clots in recipients. Nearly 7 million doses have been administered. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the developing facts Americans need to know.

WHO declares Zika virus an international health emergency

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 08:55:11 -0400

The World Health Organization took a rare step Monday and declared the Zika virus an international public health emergency. The virus is transmitted by mosquitoes and is suspected of causing severe birth defects. Dr. Jon LaPook is in Recife, Brazil -- ground zero for the Zika outbreak.

Brazil could face deadliest month as COVID variant spreads

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 08:43:43 -0400

Brazilians are struggling to survive as the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the country, fueled by the deadly virus variant that originated there. Manuel Bojorquez reports.

COVID is out of control in Brazil, and that's a threat to the world

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 08:32:10 -0400

In addition to the pain for its own people as more than 3,000 die every day, Brazil's raging epidemic has already spawned at least one worrying COVID variant.

Brazil struggles to cope with growing Zika virus crisis

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 08:25:11 -0400

Health officials could declare the Zika virus a global emergency, as the World Health Organization meets in Geneva to discuss an action plan Monday. There are at least 31 cases in the United States, all related to recent travel. Dr. Jon LaPook reports from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the country hardest hit by the virus with estimates of at least 1.5 million people infected.

Johnson & Johnson: U.S. regulators call for vaccine pause after blood clot reports

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 08:25:03 -0400

The CDC and FDA have issued a joint statement recommending a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. The agencies say they are reviewing six reported cases of a rare type of blood clot in people who have received the vaccine. Nearly 7 million doses have already been administered in the country.

Michigan officials request help as COVID-19 cases surge

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 07:11:07 -0400

"What's happening in Michigan today can be happening in other states or other parts of the country tomorrow," Governor Gretchen Whitmer warned.

Play helps demystify Alcoholics Anonymous

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 06:55:11 -0400

It’s a fellowship whose 12 steps have helped countless people with their drinking problems. Yet for many, Alcoholics Anonymous still remains shrouded in mystery. Now a new play called “Bill W. and Dr. Bob” on stage in New York is helping to change that. Dr. Jon LaPook reports.

You've been vaccinated. So do you need a vaccine card?

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 06:54:59 -0400

Millions of Americans are getting CDC-issued "vaccination record" cards. Here's what to do with them.

How concerned should U.S. be about Zika virus outbreak?

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 06:54:10 -0400

The World Health Organization will convene an emergency committee meeting Monday to address the Zika virus outbreak. The mosquito-borne virus appears to be linked to birth defects in newborns. Health officials warned that as many as four million people in the Americas could be infected by the end of the year. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook and CBS News contributor Dr. Holly Phillips joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss how concerned people should be.

Questions raised about aging water system in New Orleans

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 06:41:10 -0400

In New Orleans, lead pipes installed 100 years ago are still in service. Some residents are growing concerned that the pipes are a lead poisoning hazard. Manuel Bojorquez reports.

State workers in Flint given bottled water long before residents

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 06:40:11 -0400

Documents show that state employees in Flint, Michigan, were provided with purified bottled water nearly a year before it was provided to residents. At the same time, the public was told the tap water was safe to drink. Adriana Diaz reports.

Factors that may raise autism risk before birth

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 06:31:11 -0400

New research suggests mothers-to-be with obesity and diabetes have a higher risk of giving birth to a child with autism. CBS News' Danielle Nottingham reports.

WHO warns Zika virus could infect millions worldwide

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 06:00:11 -0400

The number of Americans infected with the Zika virus is growing. At least 31 cases are now reported in 11 states and Washington D.C. Scientists say the virus is spreading at an explosive rate in Central and South America. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook reports.

WHO urges halt to sale of live wild animals in markets

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 05:47:34 -0400

U.N. health agency's call, citing risk of infectious diseases like COVID-19 spreading from animals to humans, is just the latest pressure on "wet markets."

Zika virus sparks travel fears

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 05:12:10 -0400

With all this talk about the threat of the Zika virus, some folks may be concerned about flying. Founder of Mark Murphy joined CBSN with more.

American Airlines passengers, crew stricken by mystery illness

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 05:01:12 -0400

American Airlines is investigating a mid-air mystery after at least six people became ill Wednesday on Flight 109 from London to Los Angeles. Witnesses say the jet turned around after a passenger and flight attendant fainted. Kris Van Cleave reports.

NIH director: We don’t expect major Zika virus outbreak in U.S.

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 04:56:11 -0400

The World Health Organization is meeting in Geneva to discuss how to fight the Zika virus. U.S. scientists are warning the disease has the potential to become an "explosive pandemic." The mosquito-borne virus has been linked to birth defects in countries including Brazil. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci joins “CBS This Morning” from Washington to discuss the threat of the virus.

High-frequency ultrasound may ease cancer pain

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 04:31:10 -0400

Researchers in London are testing a new therapy to relieve pain in bone cancer patients. CBS News' Tina Kraus reports.

Food poisoning: 6 foods to avoid

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 04:28:11 -0400

Dr. Roshini Raj discusses foods with the highest risk for food poisoning and ways you can decrease the risk of foodborne illness.

What does the "natural" food label really mean?

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 04:08:11 -0400

A Consumer Reports survey found more than 60 percent of Americans buy products labeled "natural," but nearly two-thirds believe natural means more than it does. For processed foods, the label offers no clear meaning. Urvashi Rangan, the magazine's director of consumer safety and sustainability, joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss their findings.

Medical experts call for depression screenings for all adults

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 04:07:11 -0400

An influential panel of experts says all American adults should be evaluated for depression and, for the first time, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force calls for depression screenings for pregnant women and new mothers. Dr. Holly Phillips joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the screenings.

NAACP proposes plan for Flint water crisis

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 04:01:13 -0400

Michigan's governor will meet with the mayor of Flint to discuss a new approach to the city's toxic water disaster. Gov. Rick Snyder met with the NAACP privately Tuesday. The civil rights group unveiled a 15-point proposal to handle lead in the water and help affected citizens. Adriana Diaz reports.

How concerned should U.S. be about Zika virus?

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 03:54:11 -0400

The virus that's linked to brain damage in babies is now being reported in the U.S., and now some officials are telling women to delay getting pregnant. Dr. Taraneh Shirazian from the NYU Langone Medical Center discussed the Zika virus outbreak with CBSN.

Study: Heart attack symptoms different in women and men

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 03:47:10 -0400

The American Heart Association says women are less likely to be diagnosed with a heart condition than men. Women are also likely to experience different symptoms of a heart attack. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook reports.

Colon cancer rising among people under 50

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 02:55:11 -0400

New research shows colon cancer rates are on the rise among men and women younger than 50 years old. CBSN's Contessa Brewer has more on the alarming numbers.

Heart attacks can be different for women

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 02:31:11 -0400

The American Heart Association says underlying causes and symptoms of heart attacks are often different for women than men, and many women don't know what to look for. CBS News' Adriana Diaz reports.

How to protect yourself from snow shoveling risks

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 02:12:10 -0400

At least 29 people died in this weekend's blizzard in the East Coast, 11 of whom were from shoveling snow. A national study found more than 1,600 people died of heart attacks related to snow removal from 1990 to 2006. Dr. Tara Narula, cardiologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss how you can protect yourself from snow shoveling risks.

The Dish: Chef Michael Schlow

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 00:40:11 -0400

Chef Michael Schlow was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. A jock who played sports, he traded in a baseball scholarship and a 92-mile-per-hour fastball for culinary school. It's a decision that's clearly paid off. He now has a restaurant empire that spans coast to coast -- including Alta Strada, Tico and The Riggsby -- and his ninth restaurant is slated to open in March. Schlow is also the author of "It's About Time, Great Recipes for Everyday Life." Food and Wine Magazine named him a "best new chef," and the James Bond Foundation awarded him "Best Chef: Northeast." Schlow joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to share his favorite dishes and discuss his career.