Can I Use Workers Comp’ Insurance on Medical Marijuana?

With the prevalence of medical marijuana in the U.S. (23 states and counting), and with the variance of workers’ compensation coverage from state-to-state, it’s only natural to wonder whether your workers’ comp covers medical marijuana. With the nation’s pot laws seemingly changing by the day, it may be hard to keep track of what’s legal […]

Use polio to treat cancer?

Like many original ideas, Matthias Gromeier’s notion that polio might kill cancer tumors was met with disdain. But two decades later, the use of the virus known for crippling and killing millions is showing promise against one of the most virulent forms of cancer — glioblastoma brain tumors. Two patients Scott Pelley meets in the […]

Why an altruistic donor gave her kidney to a stranger

March 28, 2015, 7:50 AM|When Zully Broussard donated her kidney to a stranger, a relative of that stranger gave a kidney to another stranger, leading to six transplants. Broussard tells CBS News about her decision, and what it was like to meet the man whose life she changed. Article source: http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/F5-y1rWmkB0/

Altruistic donor and the transplant chain she inspired

Last Updated Mar 27, 2015 7:54 AM EDT Zully Broussard loves life and says she wants others to get a chance to appreciate it, as well. “I just want them to have that quality of life,” she told CBS News. “I want their loved ones to know they’re going to be around.” Earlier this month, […]

Six patients, six donors pay it forward in life-saving kidney transplant chain

March 27, 2015, 7:42 AM|A group of strangers helped make medical history at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. They formed a so-called “transplant chain,” with 12 patients in a six-way kidney swap — the largest ever on the West Coast. Carter Evans reports on how they met for the first time. Article source: […]

Mid-life cardio exercise may fight cancer

March 27, 2015, 8:13 AM|A new study says fit, middle-aged men may be less likely to develop lung and colon cancer down the road, and if they do develop it, more are likely to survive. Dr. David Agus joins “CBS This Morning” from Los Angeles to discuss the findings. Article source: http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/KIcvpwmARWA/

White House plan targets drug-resistant superbugs

WASHINGTON — The White House on Friday announced a five-year plan to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria amid fears that once-treatable germs could become increasingly deadly. Repeated exposure to antibiotics can lead germs to develop resistance to the drugs, making these life-saving treatments no longer effective. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

Are e-cigarettes safer for pregnant women?

Nicotine exposure from e-cigarettes may damage the developing brains of infants in the womb, as well as the brains of children and adolescents, suggests a new review of nicotine’s effects. Animal experiments have shown that exposure to nicotine can harm developing lungs and brains, according to the review’s senior author Dr. Tim McAfee, director of […]

Twins born 24 days apart celebrate first birthdays

BOSTON – Twin boys in Boston are celebrating their first birthday with a very unusual twist: they were actually born more than three weeks apart. CBS Boston’s Dr. Mallika Marshall reports a special party was held for the twins at Tufts Medical Center Thursday, where they were born. The nurses and doctors who cared for […]

Healthy heart may help men battle cancer, study finds

Cardiovascular exercise may be an important component to battling cancer, a new study finds. Published in “JAMA Oncology,” doctors concluded middle-age men with high cardiovascular respiratory fitness (CRF) cut their risk of cancer death, if they were diagnosed at age 65 or older, by over one-third. “Pretty amazing that a decade-and-a-half before the event, your […]

Rare twins born 24 days apart celebrate first birthday

March 27, 2015, 4:11 PM|A party was held at the Tufts Medical Center in Boston to celebrate the first birthday of twin boys who were born there several weeks apart. WBZ-TV’s Dr. Mallika Marshall reports. Article source: http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/mGod0dJ61qg/

Should FAA require mental health exams for U.S. pilots?

America’s airline pilots cannot do their jobs without first being cleared by doctors. That involves undergoing a physical exam and self-reporting on an online form whether they’ve tried to commit suicide or have mental disorders, including depression or anxiety. A “formal psychiatric examination” is not required by the Federal Aviation Administration. CBS Evening News Doctor’s […]