North Korean defector had “enormous number” of parasites

A North Korean soldier who was shot at least six times by guards while defecting across the border into South Korea has an “enormous number” of parasites living in his intestines, BBC News reports.  Paramedics airlifted the soldier to a hospital in South Korea where he underwent emergency surgery after escaping on Monday. The patient More...

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By admin On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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Report sheds light on Chicago's death rate from opioids

CHICAGO — A report suggests the opioid problem in the city of Chicago, especially among African Americans, is far worse than many believe, CBS Chicago reports. Kathie Kane-Willis of the Chicago Urban League More...

By admin On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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Toxic algae becoming severe threat nationwide

MONROE, Mich. — Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21-foot motorboat – unaware that he was being poisoned.  A thick, green scum coated western Lake More...

By admin On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Dad creates comic book character with Down syndrome for his son

Chip Reece was flipping through pages of comic books in his collection when he realized something was missing: a character with Down syndrome. When Reece found out his son would have the genetic condition, the comic More...

By admin On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
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Figures reveal dire trend in Afghan opium production

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s opium production has almost doubled this year compared to 2016, while areas that are under poppy cultivation rose by 63 percent, according to a new joint survey released More...

By admin On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
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Digital pill could address a “big problem” with medication

WASHINGTON — In a first, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a so-called digital pill that contains a sensor that lets the doctor know when it’s been taken. The digital pill approved Monday More...

By admin On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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New blood pressure guidelines for “silent, deadly health crisis”

November 14, 2017, 7:16 AM| The first new blood pressure guidelines in 14 years will likely bring a major change in treatment. Eleven medical groups including the American Heart Association More...

By admin On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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New blood pressure guidelines released

November 13, 2017, 6:33 PM| High blood pressure is called the silent killer, and under new guidelines from the American Heart Association, nearly half of Americans have it — up More...

By admin On Monday, November 13th, 2017
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“He's pretty much family”: The emotional moment a woman met the man who received her husband's face

In the summer of 2016, the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota performed its first face transplant. A widow donated her husband’s face to a stranger in need. CBS News’ Tony Dokoupil More...

By admin On Sunday, November 12th, 2017
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Disneyland shuts cooling towers after Legionnaires' cases

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Disneyland shut down two cooling towers after people who visited the Southern California theme park came down with Legionnaires’ disease. A dozen cases of the bacterial lung infection More...