New study claims pollution contributed to 9M early deaths

October 21, 2017, 7:31 AM| Environmental pollution contributed to the premature deaths of about nine million people in 2015, nearly 15 times as many deaths from war and all forms of violence. That staggering figure comes from a study published this week in the medical journal, The Lancet. Anna Werner reports.  More...

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By admin On Friday, October 20th, 2017
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$417M jury award against Johnson & Johnson thrown out by judge

LOS ANGELES — A judge on Friday tossed out a $ 417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene.  Los More...

By admin On Friday, October 20th, 2017
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New gene therapy “gave me my life back,” cancer survivor says

[unable to retrieve full-text content]The FDA has approved CAR-T cell therapy for lymphoma, a form of blood cancer, after some patients showed dramatic benefits. CBS Boston’s Dr. Mallika Marshall has the story. Health More...

By admin On Thursday, October 19th, 2017
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Study reveals easy and cheap way to reduce risk of early death

NEW YORK — If you’re able to walk 10 minutes a day, you can reduce the risk of an early death, according to a study out Thursday from the American Cancer Society. Taking up that advice is the Duke More...

By admin On Thursday, October 19th, 2017
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Women race on the water with much more at stake than finishing first

Living Stronger is a “CBS Evening News” series celebrating the people leading the way to longevity — and inspiring the rest of us.   CHICAGO — Plying the murky waters of Chicago’s More...

By admin On Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
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How hospitals guide ultra-personal cancer care

SAN DIEGO — Doctors were just guessing a decade ago when they gave Alison Cairnes’ husband a new drug they hoped would shrink his lung tumors. Now she takes it too, but the choice was no guesswork. Sophisticated More...

By admin On Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
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Cherokee Nation, grappling with opioid crisis, takes legal action

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Sasha and Kane Wyatt are members of the Cherokee Nation in northeast Oklahoma. They adopted their son Luke when he was just eight days old. His birth mother was addicted to opioids — More...

By admin On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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Raw sewage contaminating water in Puerto Rico

CAGUAS, Puerto Rico — Raw sewage is pouring into the rivers and reservoirs of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. People without running water bathe and wash their clothes in contaminated streams, More...

By admin On Monday, October 16th, 2017
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Opioid report reverberates across Washington

WASHINGTON — A “60 Minutes” and Washington Post report Sunday night about the opioid epidemic in the U.S. reverberated from the White House to Capitol Hill. The fallout from the investigation More...

By admin On Monday, October 16th, 2017
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Washington Post's Lenny Bernstein on how Congress may have made opioid crisis worse

October 16, 2017, 8:04 AM| A “60 Minutes” – Washington Post investigation found that, at the height of the opioid crisis, Congress passed a law that may have allowed More...