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Phone App Helps Doctors Reframe Opioid Talks with Patients

Phone App Helps Doctors Reframe Opioid Talks with Patients

By Carla K. Johnson | Jun 16
A phone app is helping doctors have difficult conversations with patients about lowering doses of opioids.

Quickly Reporting Cancer Complications May Boost Survival

Quickly Reporting Cancer Complications May Boost Survival

By Marilynn Marchione | Jun 6
A study finds that having cancer patients use home computers to report problems like nausea and fatigue surprisingly improved survival, by almost half a year. That's longer than many new cancer drugs do.

National LGBT Health Study Seeks Participants

National LGBT Health Study Seeks Participants

By Matthew S. Bajko | Jun 1
A yearslong national health study of LGBT residents of the United States being conducted by researchers based at UCSF is now seeking participants.

FDA Approves Expanded Uses for Immunotherapy

FDA Approves Expanded Uses for Immunotherapy

May 31
The FDA expanded the approved uses for an immunotherapy drug that has successfully treated certain lung cancers and melanoma. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the cancer treatment.

How Sleep Impacts Those With Metabolic Syndrome

How Sleep Impacts Those With Metabolic Syndrome

May 29
A new study from the American Heart Association finds sleeping less than six hours a night could more than double the risk of death for people with metabolic syndrome.

Trump Budget Worries HIV, Hepatitis Advocates

Trump Budget Worries HIV, Hepatitis Advocates

By Liz Highleyman | May 28
President Donald Trump's 2018 budget proposal released this week includes major cuts to medical research and health services for low-income people that would have a devastating impact on people living with HIV, advocates said.

What to Know About Melanoma and How to Protect Yourself

What to Know About Melanoma and How to Protect Yourself

May 19
Dr. Elizabeth Hale, a clinical associate professor of dermatology at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the risks and protection.

Global Tailpipe Tests Vastly Underestimate Diesel Pollution

Global Tailpipe Tests Vastly Underestimate Diesel Pollution

By Seth Borenstein | May 17
Pollution from diesel trucks, buses and cars globally is more than 50 percent higher than levels shown in government lab tests, a new study says.

Hot Bodies: Beat Fatigue, Go From Zero to Overdrive!

Hot Bodies: Beat Fatigue, Go From Zero to Overdrive!

By Tom Bonanti | May 7
It's 2 p.m. and you've hit the wall. You've got three more hours at work ahead of you. You'd love to hit the gym and exercise, but how? You're just too exhausted!

What to Know About New Advice on Prostate Cancer Test

What to Know About New Advice on Prostate Cancer Test

By Lindsey Tanner | Apr 13
Should middle-aged men get routine blood tests for prostate cancer? An influential health panel that once said no now says maybe. It says certain men may benefit as long as they understand the potential harms.

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