(CBS) Whoever said Americans drink crappy coffee might have been thinking about the latest craze - "Cat Poo Coffee."
It's java juice made from the droppings of a cat-like creature called a civet and its fans are willing to a pay upwards of $30 for a cup of the frothy brew.Continue »
(CBS) Seizures aren't the only concern for people with epilepsy. Many also struggle with a suicide risk caused by anti-seizure medications.
Now, a new study shows that some epilepsy drugs might be more dangerous than others when it comes to suicide.
(CBS) The title says it all:
"Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Tests: Misleading Test Results Are Further Complicated by Deceptive Marketing and Other Questionable Practices."
That's the Government Accountability Office (GAO) talking, and they aren't very happy about home DNA testing kits - which promise to "help consumers and their physicians detect disease risks early so that they can take preventive steps to reduce these risks."Continue »
(CBS) Madison Avenue, New York City, circa 1963, sure looks like fun: sweet cars, gorgeous clothes, decadent affairs in palatial hotel rooms, and martini-fueled oyster feasts in the middle of the afternoon.
But then there's having to spend every day in an office that's choked with cigarette smoke, and sharing the road to the Hamptons with drivers too drunk to see.Continue »
(CBS) The demand for gastric banding surgery is growing along with Americans' waistlines, but does the weight-loss procedure make sense for teens as well as adults?
That question is now a hot topic in medical circles - and for overweight teens and their parents.Continue »
(CBS) Wouldn't it be nice if weight loss were as simple as popping a pill?
While experts agree there is no easy fix for obesity there is also no shortage of efforts to find a so called 'magic pill'. There are currently three new weight loss drugs seeking FDA approval.Continue »
(CBS) Nine years into the war in Afghanistan and seven in Iraq, a little known laboratory in San Antonio is giving horribly disfigured soldiers hope as they face their new lives.
The lab on Lackland Air Force Base is one of two major facial prosthetic programs in the Defense Department, and it has seen an unprecedented new stream of wounded soldiers.
Master Sgt. Todd Nelson is one of them.Continue »
(CBS) A petite Sacramento woman was bumped from a Southwest Airlines flight to make room for an extra-large 14-year-old who required two seats.
The 5-foot-4, 110-pound woman, who was flying standby from Las Vegas to Sacramento, was buckled up and ready to go when the teen arrived late to the gate, reported the Sacramento Bee. She was surprised when flight attendants said she would have to deplane to make room for the teen.Continue »
(CBS) The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled 30,000 "Nap Nanny" portable baby recliners after a 4-month-old Royal Oak, Mich. girl reportedly died in one of the recliners that was being used in a crib.
The child was found strapped into her harness and hanging over the side of the recliner, caught between it and the crib bumper, according to the CPSC website.Continue »
(CBS) Women suffering from postpartum depression and other mood disorders linked to pregnancy and new motherhood have long felt alone. But now that celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and "New Moon" star Bryce Dallas Howard are speaking out about their own painful experiences, perhaps women who feel less than ecstatic about being new mothers will come out of the closet and get help.