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Republican health care bill on the brink?

Last Updated Mar 24, 2017 3:28 AM EDT Rules set for vote The House Rules committee decided that Friday’s expected health care vote will allow for four hours of debate on the bill. The committee passed the rules with nine votes in favor, and three opposed.  Another GOP “No” Vote Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ)  is […]
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The difference between sexual orientation and gender identity

The CBSN Originals documentary, “Gender: The Space Between,” debuts on CBSN Monday, March 27, at 8 p.m. ET and will be available afterwards on CBSNews.com. It’s a common misconception that gender identity and sexual orientation are connected. If someone is transgender, for example, many people automatically assume that they must also be gay. That, however, is […]
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The gender identity terms you need to know

The CBSN Originals documentary, “Gender: The Space Between,” debuts on CBSN Monday, March 27, at 8 p.m. ET and will be available afterwards on CBSNews.com. The latest CBSN Originals documentary, “Gender: The Space Between,” takes a deep dive into the complexities of gender identity and gender expression. While transgender stories have become more visible in the […]
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Cancer survivor inspires hope with global trek

NEW YORK — Sean Swarner is the kind of guy who could easily give the rest of us a complex. “Every morning I wake up I tell myself this is the best day ever,” Swarner said. “And you believe that?” asked CBS News correspondent Jim Axelrod. “I believe it. I mean, looking back at my […]
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Curious toddlers tragic victims of opioid epidemic

MILWAUKEE — Curious toddlers find the drugs in a mother’s purse or accidentally dropped on the floor. Sometimes a parent fails to secure the child-resistant cap on a bottle of painkillers. No matter how it happens, if a 35-pound toddler grabs just one opioid pill, chews it and releases the full concentration of a time-released […]
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Drug-resistant TB threatens decades of progress

The rise of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) threatens to derail decades of progress in the fight against the disease, experts warn in a new report published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. TB kills more people worldwide every year than any other infectious disease, including HIV/AIDS. In 2015 alone, researchers estimate TB killed 1.8 million people. Tuberculosis […]
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Random mutations blamed for big role in cancer

Cancer patients often wonder “why me?” Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too much sun or a bad diet? Lifestyle and heredity get the most blame but new research suggests random chance plays a bigger role than people realize: Healthy cells naturally make mistakes […]
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Here's when hospital patients are less likely to die

Hospital patients may be less likely to die if they are treated during weeks that inspectors are checking on the staff, a new study suggests. In the United States, hospitals are accredited by a body known as the Joint Commission. Inspectors from the commission make unannounced visits to each hospital every 18 to 36 months, […]
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Why older moms may raise better-behaved kids

Older mothers are less likely to scold or punish their young children, and those children tend to have fewer behavioral, social and emotional problems, a new study suggests. According to researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark, older moms tend to have more stable relationships, are more educated, and have more wealth and resources. “We know […]
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Study reveals why many end-of-life talks are problematic

You’ve filled out a living will, and designated a surrogate to make medical decisions if you’re incapacitated. But, your end-of-life planning may not be done yet. That’s because, according to a new study, your surrogate may still not have a clear idea about what you really want done in a crisis situation — even after […]