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Judge rules kindergartner can take cannabis-based drug to school

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A Santa Rosa school district sought to ban the ointment from school grounds because it contains the active ingredient in marijuana

Friday, Sep 21

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Some flea and tick meds increase risk of seizures in pets, FDA warns

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Health officials are alerting pet owners and veterinarians about potential risks of certain flea and tick treatments for dogs and cats

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Why you should never sleep in your contact lenses

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About 1 in 3 contact lens wearers admit to sleeping or napping in their contacts, and eye doctors are urging them to change their habits

Thursday, Sep 20

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Puppies spread antibiotic-resistant infections to 118 people

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People became infected with Campylobacter, an infectious disease that causes diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps, after handling pet store puppies

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Girl surprised by Drake in hospital talks about her heart transplant

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11-year-old got Drake's attention by doing the "Kiki challenge" while she waited for a heart transplant – now she's sharing an update on her condition

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Alzheimer's cases expected to soar in coming decades

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A new CDC report also projects that certain groups of Americans will see a greater increase than others

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Ground beef recall after E. coli outbreak kills 1, sickens 17

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Nearly 133,000 pounds of possibly contaminated meat sold nationwide by Cargill, USDA says in warning to consumers

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Young boy arrested for allegedly putting needles in strawberries

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Police say the boy admitted to inserting the needles, possibly as a prank.

Wednesday, Sep 19

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Australian officials searching for culprit putting needles in strawberries

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In a bizarre and disturbing turn of events, someone in Australia is putting needles in strawberries and the culprit is still on the loose.

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Michigan resident infected with rare, deadly mosquito-borne virus

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The mosquito-borne virus, Eastern equine encephalitis, has a 33 percent fatality rate

30 million Americans now have diabetes

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Many don't even know they have the blood sugar disease​, a new report shows

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MDMA, the main ingredient in ecstasy, could help veterans with PTSD

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Therapy that utilizes MDMA, the active ingredient in ecstasy, may be key to helping veterans with PTSD. A study found PTSD was eliminated in 68 percent of veterans treated with MDMA-assisted therapy. CBS News senior national correspondent…

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Football Hall of Famers threaten boycott over health coverage

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A group of former NFL players sent a letter to Commissioner Roger Goodell

Main ingredient in ecstasy could be key to helping veterans with PTSD

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A study including 24 veterans showed PTSD was eliminated in 68 percent of vets treated with MDMA-assisted therapy

Tuesday, Sep 18

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Air pollutants found in mothers' placentas, new study finds

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Scientists warn that soot from polluted air is reaching the placenta of pregnant women​, and could possibly harm the health of unborn babies

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Virtual reality therapies help conquer common phobias

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Experts say virtual reality therapy can help people by exposing them gradually and safely to their greatest terrors

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South Africa legalizes private marijuana use for adults

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Top court says an adult can cultivate cannabis in "a private place" as long as it is for personal consumption

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Senate passes comprehensive opioids bill

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The bill passed with an overwhelming bipartisan majority, 99-1

Monday, Sep 17

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2 million U.S. teens are vaping marijuana, report finds

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Nearly 9 percent of students surveyed in 2016 said they used an e-cigarette device with marijuana, according to a new report

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Coca-Cola looking at cannabis drinks business

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Beverage giant whose original medical elixir reportedly contained cocaine is keeping close tabs on CBD-infused drinks

Cancer spreads from organ donor to 4 people in "extraordinary case"

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In an extremely rare case, four people in Europe developed breast cancer after they received organs from the same donor, according to a recent report

New study raises questions about daily aspirin therapy

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Age is a key factor in a new report that shows higher death rates among healthy senior citizens who took daily aspirin

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Does daily aspirin therapy work?

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New research raises questions about aspirin therapy where people take daily low doses of the drug. Three reports in the New England Journal of Medicine found that among healthy senior citizens, the death rate for those taking aspirin was…

Saturday, Sep 15

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Test tube baby Louise Brown and the birth of IVF

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Forty years ago the arrival of Louise Brown proved the success of in vitro fertilization, giving hope to millions of parents trying to have a child. Tracy Smith sits down with Brown, and with a couple who gave birth (with an assist from…

What CRISPR may mean for human reproduction

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In this web exclusive, correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Marcy Darnovsky, head of the Center for Genetics and Society, about her fears involving the revolutionary gene editing tool known as CRISPR.

Hank Greely on "The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction"

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In this web exclusive, correspondent Tracy Smith talks with professor Hank Greely, director of Stanford University's Center for Law and the Biosciences and author of "The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction," about his theory…

Louise Brown on growing up the first test tube baby

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In 1979, Louise Brown was the first child born through the use of in vitro fertilization, or IVF. In this web exclusive she talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about what it was like growing up as the world's first "test tube baby." In a…

Friday, Sep 14

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Too many children injured by baby walkers, study finds

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"A child in a baby walker would be across the room and down the stairs before the parent could respond," said an E.R. doctor

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Man becomes world's oldest face transplant recipient

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Four months after the procedure, the man has regained the ability to breathe properly and has begun to chew, smell, and speak with his new face

Thursday, Sep 13

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Cancer deaths expected to increase this year

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The new report from the World Health Organization also estimates that there will be about 18 million new cases of cancer this year