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Study: Heavy smartphone usage linked to ADHD in teens

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A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found too much screen time for teens could lead to ADHD symptoms. Alex Salkever, the co-author of "Your Happiness was Hacked," joins CBSN's DeMarco Morgan to discuss…

Wednesday, Jul 18

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Free medical school? Anonymous donor funds entire class

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No loans for these future doctors: University of Houston says its inaugural medical school class will have tuition fully paid, thanks to a $3 million donation

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Psychological issues could arise for rescued Thai soccer team

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Dr. Jon LaPook says he's worried about how the boys' mental health could change down the road, when they're no longer in the spotlight

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Why are more pregnant women having heart attacks?

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A 12-year study led by the NYU school of medicine has found the risk of heart attack while pregnant, giving birth or during the two months after delivery rose 25 percent between 2002 and 2014. Dr. Holly Andersen, a cardiologist at New York…

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Death of 8-year-old Indiana girl latest cold case to be solved using genetics

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April Tinsley disappeared in 1988, before her body was found three days later. Now, authorities say they've solved the case thanks to genetics. CBS News correspondent Don Dahler reports.

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Frances Bean Cobain on America's mental health taboo

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Daughter of late rocker Kurt Cobain says the U.S. needs to deal more openly with mental health and addiction

Tuesday, Jul 17

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Can eating the right foods help boost your mental health?

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There's emerging evidence that nutritional psychiatry – or using diet to treat mood disorders, such as depression – may be beneficial, doctors say

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Cancer death rates decline -- with one notable exception

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U.S. death rates from one form of cancer have risen steadily since 2000, from the ninth-leading cause of cancer death to the sixth

"Lost and angry": Mom says teen with allergy died after eating cookie

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"Chewy Chips Ahoy! made w/ Reese's Peanut Butter Cups packaging clearly shows that it contains peanuts through words and visuals," the company tweeted

CDC director reveals fentanyl almost killed his son

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The head of the nation's top public health agency says the opioid epidemic​ will be one of his priorities, and he revealed a personal reason for it

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FDA OKs first drug to treat smallpox, in case of terror attack

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Smallpox was eradicated decades ago, but small samples of the virus​ were saved for research purposes and some worry it could be used as a biological weapon

Monday, Jul 16

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Vibrio outbreak linked to imported crab meat

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A dozen people in three states and the District of Columbia got sick after eating fresh crab meat imported from Venezuela

Saturday, Jul 14

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Johnson & Johnson still battling thousands of cases involving its baby powder

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A jury has awarded nearly $4.7 billion in damages to a group of women who said Johnson & Johnson talcum products caused them to develop ovarian cancer. But the company is still facing thousands of cases involving its baby powder. CBS News…

Friday, Jul 13

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Ticks that carry Lyme disease are spreading fast

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"Tick populations have exploded​," researchers say – even in counties where they were never seen before

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McDonald's salad suspected in parasite outbreak

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Fast-food giant removing salads from thousands of locations after reports of intestinal illnesses

Teen sent to burn unit after giant hogweed touches his face

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Run-in with giant hogweed has landed a Virginia teen in a hospital with second- and third-degree burns

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CDC warning on Kellogg's Honey Smacks: "Do not eat this cereal"

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A popular Kellogg's cereal has been linked with a salmonella outbreak that has infected 100 people

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Nearly $4.7B awarded in Johnson & Johnson baby powder lawsuit

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22 women and their families claimed asbestos in company's talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer; J&J will appeal

Thursday, Jul 12

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High blood pressure may threaten the aging brain

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New research suggests that high blood pressure​ later in life may contribute to blood vessel blockages and tangles linked to Alzheimer's disease​

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Did California fires bring on cluster of mystery rashes?

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A California community is itching for answers after several neighbors reported getting rashes at a time when several fires broke out nearby

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Latest death shines light on Rocky Mountain spotted fever

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Health officials have confirmed Wisconsin's first documented death from Rocky Mountain spotted fever​, which is spread by ticks

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Smoking ban in public housing takes effect at end of July

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A federal ban passed in 2016 will wipe out smoking in nearly a million public housing units around the country

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Surge in wearable health tech prompts privacy concerns

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More than 50 percent of adult Americans have at least one chronic health condition. Tech companies are now introducing products that promise to help users keep a constant eye on their health including blood pressure, glucose levels and…

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Maine governor says he'd go to jail before he expands Medicaid

Gov. LePage says that expanding Medicaid would put his state in "red link"

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Trump adds more confusion to Obamacare

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The administration has made two new moves that will raise uncertainty for insurers and reduce help for consumers

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Hospital tests potentially life-saving trauma foam

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ResQFoam was created to quickly stop internal bleeding, and now it will be put to the test in patients

Trauma foam could quickly stop internal bleeding, researchers say

CBS News / Health

The FDA has approved a clinical trial of trauma foam in patients at a Boston hospital. Researchers believe it could help save lives. CBS Boston's Louisa Moller reports.

Wednesday, Jul 11

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"Silent killer" targets blacks, whites differently

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New research shines light on racial disparities when it comes to high blood pressure, known as "the silent killer"

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How hands-only CPR could save a life

Not certified in CPR? You could still save a life by doing chest compressions alone. Dr. Jon LaPook shows how easy it can be

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"The choice is life or limbs" for man infected with flesh-eating bacteria

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"The choice is life or limbs and I've heard that multiple times," his daughter says