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Can a blood test detect cancer earlier?
Researchers move "a step forward," assessing DNA fragments for a range of tumors
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DNA test results may not change health habits
As DNA testing for disease risk expands in the U.S., some research questions if it really helps consumers make healthier choices
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Most contact lens wearers make one of these mistakes
In new study, most teens and adults who wear contacts report at least one habit that puts their eyes at risk
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Is it really Lyme disease? New test may be able to tell
Scientists are developing a new way to test early for Lyme disease, using a "signature" of molecules in patients' blood
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Americans injure themselves grooming pubic hair
New research finds cuts, burns and infections send many to the doctor and some to the ER
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Using music to help unlock Alzheimer's patients' memories
Music lights up many parts of the brain, and now is being used by a program called Music and Memory that helps those suffering from Alzheimer's disease. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook has reports on how the program helps connects Alzheimer's patients with themselves.
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Using music to help Alzheimer's patients
The Music and Memory program in NYC uses music patients love to connect wtih them
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White House says Obamacare payments will be made for August
These payments are made to health insurers to help low-income people enrolled under the health care law with out-of-pocket expenses
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U.S. antidepressant use jumps 65 percent in 15 years
Some groups are more likely to use the drugs than others, new research shows
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Express Scripts to limit opioid prescriptions
Move by largest pharmacy benefits manager to lower addiction risks of painkillers draws objections from AMA
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Fatal drug overdose deaths on the rise among U.S. teens
Heroin led to the most deaths among 15- to 19-year-olds, the CDC says
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Premiums would rise if Trump ends Obamacare payments, CBO says
The president has repeatedly threatened to end the payments, which are made to health insurers to help low-income people with out-of-pocket expenses
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Why is knee arthritis twice as common as it used to be?
It's estimated that the lifetime risk of developing the condition is 46 percent
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Why are cases of knee osteoarthritis on the rise?
A new study found osteoarthritis of the knee is more than twice as common as it was just a few generations ago. It's estimated the lifetime risk of developing this condition is 46 percent, but it is possible to protect your knees. Dr. Jordan Metzl, a sports medicine physician at New York's Hospital for Special Surgery, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss possible reasons for the increase and what you can do to reduce the symptoms.
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An alcoholic drink per day can lower risk of cardiovascular disease, study says
Having a glass of wine or beer with dinner tonight may be good for you, according to a new study. Researchers found women who had up to one drink a day and men who averaged up to two a day had a lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. Dr. Jon LaPook explains.
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The country where Down syndrome is disappearing
Iceland has almost eliminated Down syndrome by aborting virtually 100 percent of fetuses that test positive.
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Cholera crisis hits grim threshold in Yemen
Number of suspected cholera cases has reached 500,000, marking worst outbreak of disease in the world
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Morning Rounds: Colon cancer deaths, stroke rates among women
Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss a surprising and concerning rise in colon cancer death rates among younger Americans, a new study that shows stroke rates are going down for men but not women and a new development in the on-going battle with antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
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JetBlue investigating cabin odors, illnesses that diverted three flights within two weeks
Mysterious fumes have caused problems for passengers and crew aboard three JetBlue flights in the past two weeks, including two on Thursday night. The planes were all Airbus A320s. Passengers and crew reported headaches, and some were taken to the hospital. Kris Van Cleave reports.
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Behind the Lens: Iceland's Down syndrome dilemma
More than 90 percent of Icelanders trace their ancestors back to the Vikings; they're also remarkably unified on the ethical questions posed by genetic testing
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