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CBS News Health Headlines

Drug companies are raising their prices of certain prescription medications, while fighting competitors' development of similar, potentially cheaper alternatives
The comedian's brush with death and family tragedy would make most give up on life. Luke Burbank introduces us to female comic who finds humor in just about anything -- sometimes even in life's least funny moments.
An analysis by Reuters earlier this year found that list prices for the best-selling drugs in the U.S. has risen anywhere from 50 to 100 percent in five years. Many want to shake up the industry to stop price gouging. They say the way to do that is to create more drugs that aren't identical, but work much the same. Erin Moriarty of 48 Hours has a report on what's being done to make life-saving drugs more affordable.
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WebMD Health News

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Could a change to your diet help your eczema? The experts at WebMD weigh in.

Small study found single shot of patient's own stem cells improved pain, mobility

Cigarettes and drugs called aromatase inhibitors appear to be a bad mix, researchers say

Study points to need for better coordinated care, more effective use of medications, cardiology specialist says

AP Top Health Stories

The Republican-led Texas legislature passes and Republican Governor Rick Perry signs the law known as H.B. 2, putting new requirements on abortion providers. September 2013 – Before the law is enforced, Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers challenge the measure. March 2014 - The New Orleans-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, a regional federal appeals court covering Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, reverses the lower court and permits much of the law to take effect.
(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's key rulings on abortion, dating to the landmark 1973 decision that legalized the procedure nationwide, have long provoked social, religious and political tensions. As the court majority became more conservative over the decades, it set standards that enhance states' ability to regulate abortion. Here is a look at the court's major abortion rulings.

A protester holds up a sign in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in WashingtonBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court is due on Monday to issue its first major abortion ruling since 2007 against a backdrop of unremitting divisions among Americans on the issue and a decades-long decline in the rate at which women terminate pregnancies. The court's decision on whether a Republican-backed 2013 Texas law placed an undue burden on women exercising their constitutional right to abortion is one of three remaining cases for the court to decide on Monday, the last day of its term. The last time the justices decided a major abortion case was nine years ago when they ruled 5-4 to uphold a federal law banning a late-term abortion procedure.


A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the IMF and World Bank annual meeting in TokyoThe World Bank said on Sunday it has approved $150 million in additional financing to help improve Bangladesh's health systems and services, bringing its total support for health projects in the country to $508.9 million. The support will help the government address health sector challenges, including sustaining and improving immunization coverage, improving deliveries for pregnant women at public health facilities and tackling multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, the World Bank said in a statement. Bangladesh has reduced under-five child mortality by 29 percent between 2007 and 2014, and during the same period, births attended by medically trained professionals increased from 21 percent to 42 percent.


Alexander, Britain's opposition Labour Party Shadow Health Secretary delivers her keynote speech at the Labour Party conference at Brighton, BritainThe health policy chief of Britain's Labour Party resigned on Sunday, saying the country needed a credible opposition after voting to leave the European Union and that she did not believe party leader Jeremy Corbyn could provide it. "As much as I respect you as a man of principle, I do not believe you have the capacity to shape the answers our country is demanding and I believe that if we are to form the next Government, a change of leadership is essential," Heidi Alexander wrote to Corbyn in a letter she posted on Twitter. Alexander's resignation comes after Labour's foreign policy chief Hilary Benn also told Corbyn he had lost confidence in his leadership, prompting Corbyn to sack Benn.