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Former 49ers great says he has ALS and suspects football caused it

Former 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark, perhaps best known for “The Catch,” posted a somber note on social media Sunday announcing he was diagnosed with ALS, CBSSports.com’s Will Brinson reports. “I wanted to share some unfortunate news: I have ALS,” Clark tweeted. I wanted to share some unfortunate news: I have ALS. https://t.co/RqU0fFT98g — Dwight Clark (@DwightC87) March 20, […]
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Baby born with 2 extra legs undergoes surgery

Doctors in Illinois have forever changed the life of a baby girl from Africa’s Ivory Coast.  She was born with four legs and two spines — and would likely have faced paralysis without surgery. Grandmother who thought she was “plump” has 140-pound tumor removed Woman dies after Brazilian butt lift surgery goes wrong at Florida […]
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Congress Moves Toward Major Changes at the V-A

House Passes Legislation Allowing VA Employees to be Fired, if Necessary
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Republicans are divided over how to reform Medicaid

WASHINGTON — The House GOP health care bill has competition from other Republicans, a group of governors who’ve made their own proposal about how to overhaul Medicaid for low-income people. They’re hoping GOP senators will find their ideas more persuasive. It’s a gradual approach, with additional options for states. It’s likely to involve more federal spending […]
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Will new drugs eliminate hepatitis C for good?

Newer treatments for hepatitis C appear to eliminate the virus in the vast majority of those taking oral antiviral medications, raising the hope that this disease might someday be eradicated in the United States. The oral medications “work really well in most patients that have hepatitis C,” said Dr. Oluwaseun Falade-Nwulia, the study’s lead author. […]
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Genetically modified mosquito use considered in Houston

Officials are considering releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in Houston as part of the fight against the insects known to carry diseases such as the Zika virus. The Houston Chronicle reports that Harris County, Texas, officials are negotiating with a British biotech company, Oxitec, to release mosquitoes that have been genetically engineered to produce offspring that […]
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Health-care bill vote to be held in House next week

The House will vote next week on the GOP-sponsored legislation to replace Obamacare, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California, announced on the House floor Friday.  McCarthy said that after votes on a series of non-controversial bills, the House will consider “critical pieces” of the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. One of the votes […]
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“The Takeout”: Rep. Mark Meadows on the fate of the health care bill

Watch “The Takeout” with Major Garrett and Steve Chaggaris on CBSN — Fridays at 9 p.m. — or on the CBS News app on iphones and android devices as well as  Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Roku, Playstation, Xbox and Chromecast. The fate of the Republican health care bill in the House could well be determined […]
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Should companies be allowed to demand your genetic test results?

Your genetic profile can reveal whether you have a disease or a predisposition to problems like cancer. So there is concern over a bill that would let companies request genetic testing, and effectively charge employees more for health insurance if they refuse. The bill aims to clarify rules for workplace wellness programs. Employers would be […]
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Amazon tribe may hold secrets to heart health

A primitive Amazonian tribe appears to have the best heart health in the world, living a simple existence that inadvertently provides them extraordinary protection against heart disease, researchers report. The Tsimane people of Bolivia lead an active life of subsistence farming and foraging for food in the Amazon rainforest, said study author Dr. Gregory Thomas. […]