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Marine vet adjusts to double arm transplant
More than 1,600 United States service members have lost limbs in the Middle East and Afghanistan. Only on "CBS This Morning," we take a look at the extraordinary story of hope for John Peck, a former Marine sergeant who lost all four limbs in combat. Thanks to the arms of a stranger, his prospects of managing everyday tasks are again within reach. David Martin reports.
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Moderna, Pfizer vaccines safe during pregnancy, study finds
The preliminary study adds to a growing body of research that suggests the COVID-19 vaccine is safe during pregnancy.
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Woman who took inspirational road trip dead at 91
A woman from Michigan named Norma Bauerschmidt made headlines around the world last year when she set out on an inspirational road trip. She died at the age of 91. Marlie Hall has her remarkable story.
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Morning Rounds: Zika funding, health threats from air pollution, and more
CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook and CBS News contributor Dr. Tara Narula join "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to break down Congress' funding of $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus. They also discuss the global health impact of air pollution and the importance of vaccination.
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In a first, baby has DNA from 3 parents
Doctors say the first baby has been born with DNA from 3 people: mother, father and an egg donor. The controversial technique was designed to prevent a genetic disease from being passed to the baby. CBS News' Kenneth Craig reports.
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New study may help expectant moms feel better about morning sickness
New research suggests women who experience nausea and vomiting during pregnancy may have a lower risk of miscarriage. CBS News' Danielle Nottingham reports.
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The Dish: Chef Alexander Smalls
Born and raised in the South Carolina Lowcountry, Alexander Smalls' first love was singing. He toured internationally for years and won a Tony on Broadway and a Grammy for his recordings. But eventually, he swapped the theater for a culinary stage. He opened a series of hit restaurants in New York, currently "The Cecil" and "Minston's" in Harlem. Chef Smalls joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to share his culinary journey and signature recipes.
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Researcher aims to tackle "implicit bias"
According to research, the majority of Americans show some degree of unconscious negative attitudes towards minorities. Psychologists are trying to find a way to remedy that in certain situations. Dr. Jon LaPook has more.
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Florida doctor infected by Zika describes struggle
Wynwood, the Miami neighborhood that reported Florida's first local Zika transmission, is about to get the all-clear, as it has gone 45 days without reporting a new infection. However, the Zika zone in nearby Miami Beach is expanding after a new cluster of cases. David Begnaud reports.
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Looking twice at tattoos and related problems
The FDA has seen a spike in complaints about tattoos. The agency has issued a warning about the possible risks that come with getting inked. Anna Werner has more.
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Teen hears mom's voice clearly for first time
A 14-year-old Houston girl who has had hearing loss since she was a baby recently received a cochlear implant. She broke into tears when she heard her mother speak clearly for the first time.
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Washington firefighter finds love through recovery
Daniel Lyon faced the unimaginable when his fire engine crashed in a Central Washington wildfire last year. He was the only one to make it out of that crash alive. He's now undergone 14 surgeries, but he always has a smile on his face. And as Carter Evans reports, now he has a girl on his arm.
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Free Zika tests backlogged in Florida
Florida has tested more than 6,000 pregnant women for Zika. But results from the state-funded tests have been taking more than a month to be processed. What's the hold up? David Begnaud found out.
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Biden touts 200 million COVID-19 vaccinations milestone
President Biden said the U.S. has hit 200 million COVID-19 shots in less than 100 days. He also urged employers to give workers paid time off to get the shots. Adriana Diaz has the latest.
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Youth soccer injuries on the rise
Three million American children under 19 play soccer, and with the sport taking off, so are trips to the emergency room. A study published Monday found injuries more than doubled between 1990 and 2013. Ben Tracy found out why.
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FDA cites "brown residue" and more at plant making J&J vaccine
Security footage showed peeling paint and workers carrying open bags of medical waste.
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Seafood fraud is on the rise
The average American eats about 16 pounds of seafood every year, but it turns out many of us aren't getting the fish we ask for. According to research, 20 percent of fish tested is mislabeled. Danielle Nottingham has the story.
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Women report higher levels of "Zoom fatigue" than men
Back-to-back video conferences are causing what researchers call "Zoom fatigue."
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Pfizer warns of phony COVID-19 vaccines outside the U.S.
Strong global demand for COVID-19 vaccines is creating fertile ground for criminal schemes, health officials say.
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More than 1 in 7 American kids diagnosed with ADHD
More than one in seven American kids gets diagnosed with ADHD. Alan Schwarz, author of the book "ADHD Nation" joins CBSN with more on the history of the disorder and its current role.
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10 fattest states in America
A new report conducted by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ranks state-by-state obesity rates in the United States, and the results are pretty grim.
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Florida residents concerned about Zika pesticide
Specialized trucks circled Miami Beach on Tuesday morning spreading BTI, bacteria that attacks mosquito larvae but is safe for humans. But residents there are concerned that authorities might turn to Naled, a controversial insecticide that has been banned from the European Union. David Begnaud reports.
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Florida begins BTI ground spraying to fight Zika in Miami Beach
A controversy is growing over the safest way to fight Zika in Florida. Miami is using specialized trucks for the first time to kill mosquitoes that carry the virus, spraying what's being called an environmentally-friendly and organic bacteria called BTI. David Begnaud reports.
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U.S. job growth slowed in August, and other MoneyWatch headlines
Hiring in U.S. slowed in August; Samsung recalls Galaxy Note 7 phones; and Ireland to appeal EU Apple ruling. These headlines and more from CBS MoneyWatch.
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Zika funding running on empty
Health officials say they are nearing the end of the $222 million that was allocated for domestic Zika control. If Congress doesn't act, it could mean difficult decisions for those fighting the virus. Dr. Jon LaPook reports.
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22 COVID patients die in Indian hospital as leak cuts oxygen supply
Damage to the large external supply tank at a hospital for COVID patients took only 35 minutes to repair, but it was a deadly failure in a system already strained by shortages.
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The Dish: Chef Michael Chernow
Chef Michael Chernow got his start working in restaurants as a teenager. In 2009, the lifelong New Yorker and his childhood friend, Daniel Holzman, opened their first "The Meatball Shop" in New York City. Five more locations followed, and now, Chernow is bringing local seafood to the city with his new restaurant, "Seamore's." Chef Chernow joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to share his story and signature dishes.
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Study says men are more attractive with hair
A new survey finds hair transplants really can make men look younger. Dr. David Cangello joins CBSN to talk about cosmetic surgery for balding men.
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Elephant tranquilizer blamed for recent wave of heroin overdoses
Addicts often don't know what is mixed into the heroin they've picked up from their dealer. Drugs like carfentanil and fentanyl are being used more often in these mixes, and the added potency is leading to more overdoses. Anna Werner has more.
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EpiPen maker responds to price-hike criticism
Mylan CEO Heather Bresch went on the offensive Thursday as the company announced it would provide consumers a discount for the EpiPen. The pharmaceutical company has raised the price of the life-saving device by 500% since 2009. Vinita Nair reports.
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