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Unapproved device buys time for new pair of lungs

Posted: 07/02/2014 - PITTSBURGH (AP) - An Oklahoma man is slowly gaining strength at a Pittsburgh hospital with a second set of transplanted lungs in a procedure that was possible only through a device that until now hasn't been used in the U.S.

Warning signs and how to prevent a drowning

Updated: 06/19/2014 - DENISON, TX -- As the temperatures rise in Texoma, lifeguards and emergency crews are concerned about an increase in drowning accidents as more people hit the water.

FDA prepping long-awaited plan to reduce salt

Posted: 06/17/2014 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty - a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke.

Safe Family: BB gun problems

Posted: 05/22/2014 - IOWA -- An Iowa woman is warning parents about the dangers of BB guns. She was hit in the chest and it is now lodged in her body. Vanessa Peng has her story in today's safe family report.
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Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines

Posted: 04/21/2014 - CHICAGO (AP) - Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.

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CBS News Health Headlines

  • Deadly listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples
    Health officials are investigating a deadly listeria outbreak linked to prepackaged caramel apples. WCCO-TV's Rachel Slavik reports on more about the outbreak.
  • 2-year-old hears mother's voice for the first time
    When Ryan Aprea's cochlear implant was turned on, he reacted in a fit of giggles. The joy was so overwhelming that his mother, Jennifer, and her husband from Huntington Beach, California, shared the video online, and it went viral. CBS Los Angeles' Lisa Sigell reports.
  • Flu infections widespread in 29 states
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting widespread flu activity in 29 states. So far this season, the virus has led to the deaths of 11 children. CBS News' Kris Van Cleave looks at which parts of the country are getting hit the hardest.
  • Flu outbreak spreading rapidly in U.S.
    The CDC says flu is widespread in more than half the country, and this year's vaccine isn't providing enough protection

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  • South Africa's Zuma says in 'perfect' health after post-election fatigue

    South African President Zuma delivers a speech at closing ceremony of the 2014 Year of South Africa in China in BeijingJOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma said he was in "perfect" condition after recovering from a bout of fatigue that left him hospitalized in June, playing down reports of health problems. Zuma, 72, has noticeably lost weight since coming to power in 2009. He was hospitalized for two days of tests following what his office said was a demanding schedule in the run-up to May's national election. "I think we did overstretch ourselves, I think there was fatigue thereafter," Zuma said in an interview with national broadcaster SABC that was aired on Sunday. ...


  • France braces for major doctors' strike at Christmas

    Starting Tuesday, some French medical professionals will close shop in protest of a new health bill that will allow pharmacists, instead of doctors, to vaccinate patientsFrance is bracing for a major strike over the Christmas period by overworked doctors, including casualty staff and specialists unhappy about a new health bill. Emergency room doctors are due to kick off the protest Monday, demanding their work week be reduced to 48 hours, compared to around 60 currently, and better overtime pay. In Paris and its suburbs, hospitals have been ordered to activate a special crisis plan to help deal with the number of people who would normally have gone to a GP but will be going to a hospital instead.


  • Health minister named as Haiti's new interim prime minister
    By Amelie Baron PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haitian Health Minister Florence Duperval Guillaume was named interim prime minister on Sunday to replace Laurent Lamothe, who resigned a week ago following several weeks of protests. The announcement is part of an effort to resolve a mounting political crisis over long-delayed elections. Under Haiti's constitution, Guillaume can hold the interim position for up to 30 days before a permanent choice is nominated for approval by parliament. ...
  • Ebola response in rural Sierra Leone not yet rapid enough

    Health workers rest outside a quarantine zone at a Red Cross facility in the town of KoiduBy Emma Farge KOIDU, Sierra Leone (Reuters) - The rapid response team has arrived and the chaos is easing, but medics in a remote Sierra Leonean district are struggling to control a local Ebola outbreak when it's too late to nip it in the bud. A deployment of medical workers and equipment to Kono District has been the fastest so far in Sierra Leone, a country with nearly half the total Ebola cases,- under a strategy of tackling epidemic hotspots before they get too big. ...


  • BUSTED: 4 Common Myths About Catching Cold In Cold Weather

    BUSTED: 4 Common Myths About Catching Cold In Cold WeatherDoes exposure to cold weather really make you more likely to catch a cold? No, it doesn't. In fact, as a new YouTube video entitled Cold Weather Myths explains, research suggests just the opposite: frigid temps lower the risk of catching cold by stimulating the body's production of infection-fighting immune cells known as granulocytes.And you...


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