"Patient dumping" outside hospitals caught on tape

January 10, 2018, 6:42 PM| Video footage captured “patient dumping” outside a Baltimore hospital. CBS News justice and homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues explains how it works. Source Article from http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/patient-dumping-outside-hospitals-caught-on-tape/"Patient dumping" outside hospitals caught on tape

Widow warns raw-oyster lovers after spouse’s death

Widow warns raw-oyster lovers after spouse’s death

DALLAS — A North Texas widow has words of caution for some seafood lovers: stay away from raw oysters, CBS DFW reports. “Don’t eat raw oysters, period, ever … because you can for sure die,” said Vicki Berquist. “And they should say that on menus.”  The warning comes after Berquist’s wife, Jeanette LeBlanc, died after she […]

Babies and children hit particularly hard by the flu

Babies and children hit particularly hard by the flu

The U.S. is being hit with one of the worst flu seasons in years, with 45 states reporting widespread illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Experts warn that young children are particularly vulnerable. Shareeka Smith’s 8-month-old son, Kingston, is a patient at Texans Children’s Hospital, fighting the flu. “About four days […]

Flu can be serious for babies and kids

January 10, 2018, 11:49 AM| This flu season is looking like a bad one, and children can be at risk of serious complications. KHOU-TV’s Lauren Talarico reports from Houston, where the illness is spreading fast. Source Article from http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/flu-can-be-serious-for-babies-and-kids/Flu can be serious for babies and kids

Middle aged and out of shape? It’s not too late

Does a youth misspent lounging and lazing condemn middle-aged folks to a future of bad heart health? Maybe not, a new, small study has found. People in their 50s and early 60s can regain the heart health of someone decades younger through a regular and reasonable aerobic exercise program, no matter how long they’ve been […]

Pill-size sensor sniffs out gases that pass through your gut

A swallowable, pill-size sensor that can sense gases as it travels through the human digestive tract may one day help doctors diagnose patients’ gut conditions, such as lactose intolerance and irritable bowel syndrome, a new, small study finds.  Researchers tested the electronic sensor in seven healthy people and found that the device could accurately detect […]

Many infant sleep deaths could be prevented, CDC says

Many parents still regularly risk their babies’ lives as they put them to bed, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Analyzing data from the states, the CDC found that parents continue to practice unsafe habits that have been associated with sleep-related infant deaths, including sudden infant death […]

How dangerous are raw oysters?

How dangerous are raw oysters?

The shocking story of a Texas woman who died after contracting flesh-eating bacteria from eating raw oysters has some people worried about the safety of enjoying this popular food. Jeanette LeBlanc got sick in September after enjoying raw oysters from a local market while visiting family and friends in Louisiana. “About 36 hours later she […]

Native American tribes sue opioid industry groups

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Three Native American tribes in the Dakotas are suing opioid manufacturers and distributors, alleging they concealed and minimized the addiction risk of prescription drugs. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe and the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate sued 24 opioid industry groups in federal court on Monday. Defendants include drug manufacturers Purdue […]

"The job made me do it": Study sheds light on prison guard suicides

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Correctional Officer Scott Jones kissed his wife goodbye on July 8, 2011, and headed off to a maximum-security prison in the remote high desert of northeastern California. He never came home. Jones’ body was found a day later, along with a note explaining why the 36-year-old took his own life: “The job […]