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White House pushes for health care bill but Congress has to pass funding bill

April 20, 2017, 10:32 PM| The White House is pressuring Republican members of Congress to consider another overhaul of the Affordable Care Act in the next week. But Congress also needs to pass a measure to fund the government by the end of the month. CBS News political director Steve Chaggaris and Mark Leibovich of […]
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Mumps outbreak reported at University of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (CBS News) -- University of Minnesota health officials are warning students about a mumps outbreak on campus, CBS Minnesota reports.
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New study looks at diet soda's link to dementia

April 20, 2017, 6:51 PM| A new study reveals diet soda drinkers have a higher risk of suffering from dementia. The Framingham Heart study found that people who drink at least one artificially sweetened beverage a day had more than double the risk. Dr. Jon LaPook has more.
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Mumps outbreak reported at university

There have been six reported cases of mumps at the University of Minnesota. University of Minnesota/Facebook MINNEAPOLIS — University of Minnesota health officials are warning students about a mumps outbreak on campus, CBS Minnesota reports. So far there have been six reported cases, campus health oficials say.  It’s considered highly contagious and the disease is spread […]
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Opioid lawsuit targets Wal-mart, CVS, Walgreens and more

The Cherokee Nation lawsuit contends that companies turn a “blind eye” to opioid prescriptions that would require further investigation before pills are dispensed. Pictured: a bottle of prescription OxyContin. CBS News The Cherokee Nation sued distributors and retailers of opioid medications on Thursday, alleging the companies have contributed to “an epidemic of prescription opioid abuse” […]
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Quick-thinking pharmacist saves customer

Mark Davey, 57, had a first-time food allergy emergency. A Chicago-area pharmacist may well have saved his life. CBS Chicago An Illinois man has a local pharmacist to thank for thinking fast when he ran into her store experiencing an allergic reaction. Mark Davey, 57, said he was having a meal when the symptoms hit. […]
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White wine may do no favors for a woman's skin

Could that glass of Chardonnay affect the condition of your skin? Maybe, according to new research that found women with certain drinking patterns had a higher risk of developing rosacea, an inflammatory skin condition. “We found white wine and liquor were significantly associated with a higher risk of rosacea,” said study senior author Wen-Qing Li. […]
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New germ tops food poisoning list

Campylobacter, a bacterial pathogen that causes fever, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps, can spread in undercooked chicken. iStockphoto NEW YORK — The U.S. government’s latest report card on food poisoning suggests that a germ commonly linked to raw milk and poultry is surpassing salmonella at the top of the culprit list.    The report counts cases in […]
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Doctors, pharmacists charged in $40M kickback scheme

SANTA ANA — A Beverly Hills couple was among more than two dozen doctors, pharmacists, and business owners charged Thursday in an alleged $40 million kickback scheme, CBS Los Angeles reports. Prosecutors say Tanya Moreland King, 37, and her husband Christopher King, 38, the owners of medical billing and medical management companies Monarch Medical Group, […]
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Centenarian a fixture in NYC neighborhood by caring about others

Living Stronger is a “CBS Evening News” series celebrating the people leading the way to longevity — and inspiring the rest of us.   THE BRONX, N.Y. — If it’s Saturday night at Pasquale’s Rigoletto, it’s Joe Binder with the mic. “That is what keeps me going, when I make people laugh,” Joe said. He’s been […]