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New Genetic Test Helps Gauge Breast, Ovarian Cancer Risk

Apr 24
A California startup is offering a cheaper and easier way to determine a woman's risk of getting the diseases. Dr. Holly Phillips joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the potentially life-saving genetic test that is now on the market.

CDC Using New Technology to Track Listeria Illnesses

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Apr 23
The government is relying on some new technology - as well as a bit of luck - to track an outbreak of life-threatening listeria linked to Blue Bell ice cream products.

How Pets Transmit Diseases to Humans

Apr 22
Americans own more than 150 million pets, but new research from a team led by the Ohio State University shows the importance of choosing the right ones to bring home, based on your family's health and age.

Dr. Oz Battles "Quack" Claims by Doctor Peers

Apr 21
Television personality Dr. Oz says he will publicly defend himself against allegations that he promotes "quack treatments" on his popular show. Last week, a group of doctors called Oz's faculty position at Columbia University "unacceptable."

Blue Bell Recalls all Products Over Listeria Fears

Apr 21
Blue Bell Creameries, one of the nation's most popular ice cream makers, issued a sweeping recall overnight over Listeria contamination. The 108-year-old company has voluntarily pulled all of its ice creams and frozen treats, racing to find the source.

Dermatologists Share Tips for Treating Cold Sores

Apr 18
If you have a cold sore - small blisters on the lip or around the mouth - you're not alone. More than half of Americans ages 14 to 49 carry the virus that causes cold sores. The American Academy of Dermatology offers some advice.

Alzheimer's Breakthrough?

Apr 17
Researchers at Duke University may have found the cause of Alzheimer's disease. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook explains.

India's Yoga Minister: Americans are Doing Yoga Wrong

Apr 10
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a campaign to revitalize yoga in the land where it was born, and that starts with his soldiers who take yoga to improve mind and body control. Some Americans say Indian yoga simply would not translate in the U.S.

Travolta Comes Out on Scientology & New Documentary

Apr 9
Actor John Travolta says he has no interest in seeing the HBO documentary "Going Clear," which claims that Travolta was blackmailed into staying in the religion. The actor also criticized the movie's creators.

Best Ways to Lose Weight

Apr 8
Americans spent $2.5 billion on weight loss programs last year alone, but which of the popular diets work best? Dr. Holly Phillips joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss a new Johns Hopkins study.

Doctors' Fear ADHD Medicine Abuse Among Adults

Apr 2
There is a new call for immediate action on so-called "lifestyle use" of ADHD drugs. But millions more adults may be taking Ritalin and Adderall for everyday problems.

What to Pack for Year in Space? A 'Superhero Utility Belt'

Mar 27
What's one thing astronaut Scott Kelly can't do without when he moves into space this week for a year? A belt.

Lawmaker Questions Maker of Scopes Tied to 'Superbug'

Mar 26
A federal lawmaker is seeking details from the manufacturer of medical scopes that have been linked to several "superbug" bacteria outbreaks at U.S. hospitals, increasing pressure on the company.

Experts Weigh in on the Winter: Worst ever?

Mar 23
The Director of the National Weather Service, Louis Uccellini, meteorologists Eric Fisher, Matt Brickman and Craig Setzer, and news director Gail Bending give their professional take on the severe weather events of the past few months.

Astronaut Prepares for a Year in Orbit

Mar 23
This week NASA will launch one of its most ambitious missions yet, sending 51-year-old astronaut Scott Kelly to the International Space Station for 12 months. That's twice as long as his last trip and a new record for an American in orbit.

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