Health News

At $2M, priciest medicine ever treats fatal disease in babies

Fri, 24 May 2019 22:41:48 +0000

The newly approved treatment targets defective gene that weakens a child's muscles so quickly they're unable to move

Federal judge blocks Mississippi abortion law

Fri, 24 May 2019 23:46:06 +0000

District judge Carlton Reeves said in his ruling that the law "prevents a woman's free choice, which is central to personal dignity and autonomy"

What does "best if used by" phrase on food really mean?

Fri, 24 May 2019 21:30:39 +0000

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration thinks uniform labels on packaging will help curb $161 billion in yearly food waste.

Colorado first state to cap soaring insulin prices

Fri, 24 May 2019 19:54:18 +0000

Drug's price has doubled in five years, so state is capping co-payments for diabetics with private insurance at $100 a month

What does "best if used by" on packaged food really mean?

Fri, 24 May 2019 23:00:13 +0000

The FDA backs an industry-supported phrase that addresses food quality, but says nothing about safety

HHS proposes rollback of LGBTQ health care protections

Fri, 24 May 2019 18:48:53 +0000

The move would curtail access to critical care for many women, as well as gay and transgender patients including transition-related and reproductive care

McKinsey, JPMorgan Chase drop Purdue Pharma amid opioid scrutiny

Fri, 24 May 2019 14:57:03 +0000

Companies are distancing themselves from the Oxycontin maker and its founding family amid thousands of lawsuits

Violence, mistrust hamper efforts to combat Ebola in war zone

Fri, 24 May 2019 11:45:03 +0000

Only 50% of those infected with the disease are seeking medical help, raising the risk of the outbreak spreading regionally, and even globally.

Why cold offices may have a chilling impact on women

Thu, 23 May 2019 20:25:19 +0000

Women perform better in warmer rooms, an issue for offices where temperatures are set to men's metabolic rates

62,000 pounds of raw beef cuts recalled due to E. coli risk

Thu, 23 May 2019 17:00:31 +0000

Numerous cuts of raw beef are involved in the recall, including short ribs, brisket and ribeyes, USDA warns

Study says some women may be more susceptible to PTSD

Thu, 23 May 2019 15:33:33 +0000

A new study shows that some groups may be more susceptible to PTSD. Licensed psychologist Dr. Wendy Dickinson joined CBSN to talk about the study's findings.

Busy Philipps talks about her period – and she thinks you should too

Thu, 23 May 2019 14:07:27 +0000

Most women still feel uncomfortable talking about menstruation in public, but there's a price to pay for all that silence. So, outspoken TV personality Busy Philipps is joining menstrual activists in nonchalantly discussing her period to shatter the stigma. Watch the CBSN Originals documentary about period poverty and the menstrual movement at, starting Thursday, May 23.

The bloody truth about getting your period in America

Thu, 23 May 2019 14:05:39 +0000

Menstruation remains one of the most taboo topics in the world – and millions of women pay the price

Wired reveals children's "food pyramid" for healthful tech diet

Thu, 23 May 2019 14:05:47 +0000

Doctors say American kids are spending way too much time on everything from YouTube to Instagram to Fortnite. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, technology overuse by children is linked to obesity, depression and lower school performance. Wired editor-in-chief and CBS News contributor Nick Thompson joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss Wired's "food pyramid" for a healthful tech diet.

Texas facility resumes intake of migrants after flu outbreak

Thu, 23 May 2019 00:07:42 +0000

Thirty-two people tested positive for the flu, the U.S. Border Patrol said

Calif. lawmakers advance bill that would limit vaccine exemptions

Wed, 22 May 2019 23:28:02 +0000

The measure passed on a party-line 24-10 vote, with no Republican support

Social media influencers glamorize tobacco and e-cigarettes

Wed, 22 May 2019 23:00:25 +0000

Facebook, Instagram and other platforms let "influencers" glamorize tobacco and e-cirgarette usage, health advocates say

Patients in Congo fear violence amid Ebola outbreak

Fri, 24 May 2019 11:57:56 +0000

Officials said hospitals are being targeted by armed militia groups

Patients in Congo fear violence amid Ebola outbreak

Fri, 24 May 2019 18:58:22 +0000

The latest Ebola outbreak has killed nearly 1,100 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At the epicenter of the outbreak, there's a danger that may be even greater than the disease. Debora Patta reports.

A medical diagnosis leads to an innovative fashion design

Wed, 22 May 2019 17:35:04 +0000

Emily Levy launched Mighty Well after she discovered there was no practical medical product to protect her catheter