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Can Magic Mushrooms Help Cancer Patients?

HEALTH | Dec 6
The hallucinogenic drug psilocybin, the active ingredient in certain mushrooms, is being used to reduce anxiety and depression in cancer patients.

Senate GOP Shies from Fight Over Medicare

LEGAL | By Andrew Taylor | Dec 4
Congressional Democrats are warning that Speaker Paul Ryan and President-elect Donald Trump are gunning for Medicare - and they are rubbing their hands in glee at the prospect of an epic political battle.

GOP Leaders Set for House Vote on Medical Research Bill

LEGAL | By Alan Fram | Nov 30
Republican leaders are ready to push through the House a compromise medical research bill that's prompted complaints from Democrats and consumer groups but seems all but certain to sail through Congress.

Another Failure in Search for Treatment to Slow Alzheimer's

SCIENCE | By Tom Murphy | Nov 28
An experimental treatment for Alzheimer's failed again in a widely anticipated study, disappointing many who had hoped Eli Lilly had finally found a way to slow the progression of the mind-robbing disease.

Prisons Fight Opioids with $1,000 Injection: Does It Work?

SCIENCE | By Carla K. Johnson | Nov 16
U.S. prisons are experimenting with a high-priced monthly injection that could help addicted inmates stay off opioids after they are released, but skeptics question its effectiveness.

Three Arthritis Pain Drugs Prove Equally Safe for the Heart

SCIENCE | By Marilynn Marchione | Nov 15
A new study gives some reassurance to arthritis sufferers who want pain relief but are worried about side effects.

Doctors Work on a Birth Control Shot for Men

SCIENCE | Oct 31
Researchers are studying the effectiveness and potential side-effects of a birth control shot for men. CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula explains.

Mother Uncovers Lasting Impact of Son's Organ Donation

SCIENCE | By Lauran Neergaard | Oct 1
Critical medical research in labs around the country depends on scientists' ability to work with human cells and organs, so they can study both normal development and how disease does its dirty work.

FDA Tentatively Approves 1st Drug for Muscular Dystrophy

SCIENCE | By Matthew Perrone | Sep 21
Federal regulators on Monday granted tentative approval to the first drug for muscular dystrophy, following an intense public campaign from patients and doctors who pushed for the largely unproven medication.

NASA Astronaut Wears Spacesuit Painted by Kids with Cancer

PERSONAL TECH | Sep 19
Some childhood cancer patients will chat Friday with an astronaut aboard the International Space Station wearing a hand-painted spacesuit they helped decorate.

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