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Ohio to give five vaccinated resident $1 million dollars each
The drawings will happen once a week starting May 26 as a financial incentive for Ohioans to receive the vaccine.
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Volunteers risk their lives as India’s death toll climbs
Volunteers in India are risking their lives to collect the dead as the COVID-19 death toll rises. Experts say the daily death toll could be much higher than reported. Chris Livesay has the latest.
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CDC panel endorses Pfizer vaccine for adolescents
A panel of CDC advisers recommended the use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 12 to 15. Some states have already been giving adolescents the shots thanks to the FDA’s authorization. Janet Shamlian shares more.
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CDC panel recommends COVID vaccine for kids 12 and up
Many adolescents could get their first doses within the coming days.
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Study of 3,000 golden retrievers takes aim at high cancer rates
Golden retrievers are one of the most popular dog breeds in America. But the cuddly pups also have a high probability of developing cancer, so a nationwide study aims to find out why. CBS News correspondent Chip Reid finds out what the research entails.
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Mumps vaccine may be wearing out for some age groups
New research could explain the growing number of mumps cases among young adults who thought childhood vaccines would last forever. Scientists warn the shots may be wearing off for some age groups. The answer could be a third mumps shot when someone turns 18. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss why vaccines need to be improved.
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Common pain relievers may raise risk of irregular heartbeat, study says
A new study is adding to concerns about some common painkillers. The research reported in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology looks at prescription, non-steroid, anti-inflammatory drugs. People taking these pain relievers had an 18 percent higher risk of irregular heartbeat. Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the findings.
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Head of New Jersey summer camp says this year "Camp is going to be a place to heal"
Across the country, summer camps that closed last year due to the pandemic are preparing to reopen with COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines. Millions of children attend summer camp each year, and many will be returning for first time since 2019. Meg Oliver revisited a summer camp that closed last year to see how they plan to reopen. She reports from Hardwick, New Jersey.
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Altered states: Can LSD contribute to mental health?
Faith Salie reports on how LSD and "magic mushrooms" are being studied for their ability to help patients conquer anxiety and depression without the psychedelia long associated with mind-altering drugs. Salie talks with author Ayelet Waldman, who microdosed LSD and overcame a deep depression, and with NYU professor Tony Bossis, who conducted a clinical trial of cancer patients treated for depression with a one-time dose of the psychedelic Psilocybin.
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Changing minds
Actress Glenn Close has taken on a new role - hoping to help de-stigmatize mental illness. That's because mental illness runs in her own family. (Her nephew, Calen, has schizophrenia; and her sister Jessie, after a lifetime of struggles, has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.) Glenn and Jessie have since started a foundation, Bring Change to Mind, to encourage communication around mental health. Tracy Smith reports.
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2 measles cases in the U.S. put travelers on high alert
Health officials are warning travelers who went through airports in Newark, Detroit and Memphis this month that they may have been exposed to measles. As CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller reports, the cases are linked to two air passengers from abroad.
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How to talk to your kids about school violence
Many parents struggle with what to tell their children about rare but frightening instances of school violence. CBS News' Meg Oliver gets some advice on how to handle the conversation from psychologist Lisa Damour.
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Physical fitness tied to lower risk for dementia, study shows
New evidence suggests keeping your body physically fit can also keep you mentally fit. The new study published in the journal, Neurology, shows women who were very fit at age 50 were 88 percent less likely to develop dementia later in life. Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the details of the study.
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Childproof medication bottles under scrutiny after accidental ingestions
A new report shows an alarming number of children are taken to the hospital for accidental poisoning by medicines. About 57,000 children under the age of six visit the emergency room each year for accidental consumption of prescription pills, over-the-counter medicine or even vitamins. Anna Werner reports.
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Nashville school administrator suggests plan to "bypass" lead filter
A school administrator is on leave after a secret recording revealed he suggested sabotaging plans to keep drinking water safe in Nashville area schools. CBS affiliate WTVF has reported on the dangerous lead levels in some of the district's schools for nearly a year. Anna Werner reports.
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2nd fertility clinic reports equipment failure, hundreds of embryos may be damaged
In what appears to be a heartbreaking coincidence, a second fertility clinic announced it experienced an equipment failure. Hundreds of eggs and embryos may be damaged. CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula has the details.
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Arianna Huffington on changing perception of sleep and performance
Entrepreneur and Thrive Global CEO Arianna Huffington, who says a lack of sleep compromised her own health and productivity, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss why getting rest is becoming "cool."
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Mishap may have destroyed frozen eggs and embryos
A hospital fertility clinic in Cleveland, Ohio says some 2,000 frozen eggs and embryos may have been damaged or destroyed when a storage tank malfunctioned. CBS News' Lou Young reports.
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CDC: Overdoses kill about 5 people every hour across the U.S.
A new report out shows opioid overdoses have risen 30 percent in 45 states. But increases are even higher in states like Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Delaware. CBS News correspondent Dean Reynolds is in Illinois, where just one ER doctor said they treated 500 people in a year.
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After her son's death, mother details her journey to prevent future opioid addiction
In this web exclusive, Sharon Parsons shares her son Sean's story about getting addicted to OxyContin in college, and how he later overdosed on fentanyl. "I have to make something good come from this," Sharon says about why she's trying to prevent future addicts.
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New guidelines for pediatricians aim to combat teen depression
The American Academy of Pediatrics issued new guidelines for pediatricians to help identify and treat depression in teens. As many as one in five teens may experience depression at one point. CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula sits down with "CBS Evening News" anchor Jeff Glor to explain how these guidelines can help.
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Researchers raise concerns about teens and vaping
A new study found e-cigarettes can potentially release significant amounts of toxic metals in its vapors, which users inhale. Anna Werner spoke to scientists and advocates who are concerned about vaping's growing popularity among teenagers.
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The opioid epidemic: Taking Big Pharma to court
To address the rising epidemic of opioid overdose deaths, advocates are taking a page from the war on "Big Tobacco." Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with Mississippi lawyer Mike Moore (the state's former Attorney General) and with Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, who both seek to make drug manufacturers legally liable for the increase in opioid addiction that has had deadly consequences.
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"Moral obligation" to wipe HPV off the face of the planet
Public health experts are sounding the alarm about a rise in cancers caused by the HPV virus. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook reports.
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FDA expands emergency use authorization for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 12 to 15
Nearly 17 million people will soon become eligible to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine after the FDA authorized its use for children 12 to 15. Dr. William Gruber, Pfizer's Senior Vice President of Vaccine Clinical Research and Development, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss vaccine safety and other trials Pfizer is conducting.
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How artificial intelligence is transforming medicine
Artificial intelligence is part of the new frontier in medicine. In our Grand Round series, Dr. David Agus, who directs research on AI at the University of Southern California and heads USC Norris Westside Cancer Center, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss how AI is transforming medicine and the risks it poses to patient privacy.
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After nationwide Real Water recall, questions remain about how the bottled alkaline water was made
A federal investigation is underway to determine if an alkaline water sold in several states and online made people sick and might have put them at risk of needing liver transplants. Consumer investigative correspondent Anna Werner traveled to Las Vegas to look into it.
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Life-saving oxygenator machines from U.S. arrive in India, head to Delhi ICU desperate for air
Chris Livesay tracks a shipment of 1,200 oxygenators, machines that generate oxygen, from their arrival from the U.S., to a hospital ICU where doctors administer the life-saving air.
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Woman says hospital declared her living husband dead
A strange case concerning a man who lived for hours after being declared dead is set to go to trial. His family claims hospital staff ignored their pleas for help. Dr. Tara Narula spoke with his widow.
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How the flu becomes deadly
The CDC says there may be signs flu activity is leveling off, but the threat is far from over. The most severe flu season in nearly a decade has taken a heavy toll, killing 84 children. About three-quarters of them were not vaccinated. Dr. Tara Narula shows how the the virus can quickly turn deadly.
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