Cholesterol risk to heart health starts in young adulthood

January 31, 2015, 7:36 AM|CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook and CBS News medical contributor Dr. Holly Phillips weigh in on new guidance about cholesterol and technology that may help diagnose concussions. Article source:

University of Virginia confirms mumps case on campus

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia has issued an alert to students following a confirmed case of mumps on the campus, CBS Charlottesville affiliate WCAV-TV reports. Officials said Friday there were four other suspected cases of the virus, but they’re awaiting final test results for confirmation. Mumps can cause fever, headache, muscle aches and […]

First lady backs ‘American Sniper’ at vets event

First lady Michelle Obama urged Hollywood to give a more accurate portrayal of veterans and defended the Oscar-nominated “American Sniper,” which has received criticism for its depiction of war. Bradley Cooper, who is nominated for best actor for his portrayal of the late Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, joined Obama and media heavyweights in Washington, […]

New species of long-necked ‘dragon’ dinosaur discovered in China

Artist’s conception of Qijianglong, chased by two carnivorous dinosaurs in southern China 160 million years ago. (Illustration: Lida Xing) A new species of long-necked dinosaur was discovered by Canadian paleontologists from bones discovered in central China, according to the “Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.” Dubbed the Qijianglong (“dragon of Quijang”), the sauropod has a neck that measures […]

Confirmation hearings set to begin for Carter as next defense secretary amid daunting global challenges

FILE: Dec. 5, 2014: Ashton Carter listen as President Obama announces him as his nominee to be Defense secretary, Roosevelt Room of the White House, Washington, D.C. (AP) Senate hearings on whether to confirm Ashton Carter as President Obama’s pick to be the new defense secretary are set to begin next week, amid widespread, military-related challenges […]

GOP House to vote next week to repeal ObamaCare, after attacking law piece by piece

FILE: April 16, 2013: House Speaker John Boehner,center, accompanied by members of the House Republican leadership, speaks on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C. (AP) The Republican-led House is set to begin February with a vote to repeal ObamaCare, making clear that trying to dismantle the health-care law remains a top priority. The scheduled vote next week […]

Ukraine wants UN to label Russia as a sponsor of terrorism

Ukraine wants the United Nations to brand Russia a terrorism sponsor amid bloody clashes between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government troops. The Ukrainian ambassador to the UN told Fox News he plans to submit a draft resolution asking the UN General Assembly to formally label “Russia as a sponsor of terrorism.” ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Ambassador Yuriy […]

OIL PRICE PLUNGE North Dakota may lose billions in next few years

Dec. 19, 2014: Oil pump jacks are shown in Williston, N.D. (AP) North Dakota lawmakers are now expecting billions less in tax revenue during the next two and a half years.  Blame falling oil prices.  ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT A report from Legislative Council downgrading revenue projections by $5.5 billion points mostly to the impact of oil tax […]

RUSHED TO HOSPITAL Houston’s daughter found unresponsive in tub

ATLANTA –  The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive in a bathtub Saturday and taken to a hospital in the north Atlanta suburbs, police said. Bobbi Kristina Brown was found by her husband, Nick Gordon, and a friend and given CPR, said Officer Lisa Holland, a spokeswoman for the Roswell […]

GIVING ‘DIGNITY’ Pope Francis to offer haircuts to homeless

Jan. 28: Pope Francis receives a toy of himself as he leads his Wednesday general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican. (Reuters) Pope Francis’ ministry to the poor and less fortunate is about to go a step further, with a new Vatican barber shop where Rome’s homeless will be able to get free haircuts […]