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Friday, May 18

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Technology helps man behind Ice Bucket Challenge get voice back

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The program called Project Revoice recreated Pat Quinn’s voice from recordings of his many speeches and interviews, giving the man with ALS his voice back. Mary Calvi of CBS New York station WCBS-TV reports.

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New migraine drug affordably priced at only $6,900 a year

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Pharmaceutical execs say promising treatment for chronic headaches is fairly priced, but it still costs a bundle

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Man behind Ice Bucket Challenge gets his voice back

CBS News / Health

With the help of new technology, ALS patient Pat Quinn, a co-founder of the Ice Bucket Challenge, can once again use his voice

Bill would let workers take a break from calls, emails

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New York City is considering legislation that would fine businesses for requiring employees to take messages after hours

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Abortion battle brews over expected Trump administration proposal

CBS News / Politics

White House reportedly wants to resurrect rule that would ban federally funded clinics from discussing abortion, sharing space with providers

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Teen develops "wet lung" after vaping for 3 weeks

CBS News / Health

The young woman needed to be placed on a breathing machine and had tubes inserted to drain fluid from her lungs

New hope for chronic migraine sufferers?

CBS News / Health

Injected monthly just under the skin using a penlike device, the drug will cost $6,900 per year without insurance

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Tainted romaine lettuce likely out of circulation, CDC says

CBS News / U.S.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the romaine from Yuma, Arizona, region "probably no longer being sold"

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U.S. birthrate at lowest level in 30 years

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The number of births in the U.S. was down 2 percent in 2017 compared to the previous year, making the lowest number in 30 years. Birth rates declined for nearly all age groups of women under 40, but rose for women in their early 40s. CBS…

Ebola surges again in central Africa

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The Ebola virus -- which killed more than 11,000 people between 2014 and 2016 -- is surging again. Another deadly outbreak started in a rural area of the Democratic Republic of Congo and has now spread into a city of more than 1 million…

Thursday, May 17

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New Ebola cases prompt fears virus is spreading

CBS News / World

The report of an Ebola case in the city of Mbandaka, along the heavily traveled Congo River that leads to the capital city of Kinshasa

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Nonopioid drug approved by FDA for opioid withdrawal symptoms

CBS News / Health

Two-thirds of drug overdose deaths in 2016 involved opioids, mostly fentanyl, heroin and prescription painkillers

Nasty germs may be lurking in hotel pool water

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A new report reveals an alarming number of waterborne disease outbreaks in pools, hot tubs and water playgrounds -- and hotel pools are a major culprit

FDA Says ‘Too Many Kids’ Experimenting With E-Cigarettes, Vaping

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The popularity of e-cigarettes among younger Americans is drawing mounting scrutiny from federal regulators.

"Major game-changer": Ebola spreads to city of over 1M

CBS News / World

"Urban Ebola can result in an exponential increase in cases in a way that rural Ebola struggles to do," said Dr. Peter Salama

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Why do American birth rates keep falling?

CBS News / Health

Birth rates declined last year for women in their teens, 20s and – surprisingly – their 30s

Wednesday, May 16

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USC gynecologist investigated for inappropriate comments

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A former doctor at the University of Southern California was the subject of an investigation into patients' claims that he made racist and sexually inappropriate remarks. CBS Los Angeles' Dave Lopez reports.

Teens speak up about disturbing rise in suicide attempts

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New research shows the number of U.S. children and teens hospitalized for suicidal thoughts or suicide attempts has doubled in recent years. CBS News correspondent Meg Oliver reports.

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New rabies test could revolutionize treatment

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A new rapid rabies​ test for animals could spare humans unnecessary weeks of painful shots

Experimental vaccine arrives to fight new Ebola outbreak

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Vaccine was tested in Guinea in 2015 during the outbreak that killed more than 11,300 people in West Africa from 2014 to 2016

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USC gynecologist investigated for improper exams, controversial comments

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The doctor also allegedly conducted improper pelvic exams, according to complaints

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Big spike in U.S. kids, teens attempting suicide

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The number of children and teens who've been hospitalized for attempted suicide or suicidal thoughts has doubled in the last decade, a new study finds

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Judge tosses California law allowing life-ending drugs

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Judge ruled lawmakers illegally passed the law during a special session devoted to other topics, but he gave the state attorney general five days to appeal

Experimental Ebola vaccines arriving in Democratic Republic of Congo amid outbreak

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At least 20 people have died from the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The World Health Organization is sending experimental vaccines to the country in hopes of preventing prevent another epidemic like the one in…

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Health insurers seek to reclaim millions lost in rural hospital billing schemes

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Rural hospitals across the U.S. are closing at the highest rates in decades. Desperate to stay open, some hospitals got caught in dubious billing schemes. Jim Axelrod reports with new information on the CBS News investigation.

Tuesday, May 15

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Deadly new pig virus could pose threat to humans

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The pig virus was able to get into lab-cultured cells of people and other species, raising concerns about potential outbreaks in humans

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Arizona romaine lettuce farmers grow frustrated amid E. coli outbreak

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The CDC tells CBS News that the risk of new E. coli infections from tainted romaine lettuce is low, but the number of cases will rise. The CDC says older infections will likely be linked to the same strain of bacteria originating in…

Study of poop samples reveals clues to health and disease

CBS News / SciTech

With more than 11,000 poop samples, this San Diego lab is discovering the community of microbes that live in the guts of Americans

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Certain type of jobs may shorten your life

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New research suggests that men in certain types of jobs may be at risk of an early death​

STD cases reach all-time high in this state

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Officials are particularly concerned by a spike in stillbirths due to congenital syphilis