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2nd presidential debate in doubt

The second debate between President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden is in doubt after the nonpartisan commission running the debates moved the October 15 event to be virtual. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns and Politico White House correspondent and associate editor Anita Kumar spoke to CBSN's "Red & Blue" host Elaine Quijano about why the president is insisting on an in-person debate, despite potentially still being contagious with COVID-19.


New research on rheumatoid arthritis flares

New research published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests blood tests could possibly help predict rheumatoid arthritis flares. Scientists at the Rockefeller University found a new type of cell called “PRIME” cells appeared in the bloodstream a week prior to the severe pain and swelling. Dr. M. Elaine Husni, Cleveland Clinic's vice chair of rheumatology who was not involved in the study, joins CBSN to discuss the findings.


Does daily aspirin therapy work?

New research raises questions about aspirin therapy where people take daily low doses of the drug. Three reports in the New England Journal of Medicine found that among healthy senior citizens, the death rate for those taking aspirin was higher than for those who did not. The study also found an increased risk of certain types of internal bleeding among those who take the drug and no cardiac benefit. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the findings.


Benefits & risks of at-home genetic tests

It's estimated more than 12 million Americans have sent their DNA to be analyzed by companies like "23andMe" and "AncestryDNA." An editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine calls for more oversight, saying, "Our current regulatory approach to privacy in direct-to-consumer... genealogic testing has permitted the creation of a Wild West environment." Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the positives and negatives of these at-home tests.

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