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Ice bucket challenge inspiration Pete Frates dies at 34

Pete Frates, a former college baseball player whose determined battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease helped inspire the ALS ice bucket challenge that has raised more than $200 million worldwide, died Monday. He was 34.

Supreme Court leaves Kentucky’s ultrasound law in place

The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions.

US flu season arrives early, driven by an unexpected virus

The U.S. winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years.

Jimmy Carter released from Georgia hospital

A spokeswoman for Jimmy Carter says the former U.S. president has been released from a hospital after being treated for a urinary tract infection.

Panthers QB Newton to have surgery on foot next week

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will have surgery on his injured left foot next week, interim coach Perry Fewell said on Wednesday.

Trump administration tightens food stamp work requirements

Hundreds of thousands of Americans who rely on the federal food stamp program will lose their benefits under a new Trump administration rule that will tighten work requirements for recipients.

Permanent hair dye and straighteners may increase cancer risk

The use of hair dye and chemical hair straighteners may be associated with a higher risk of breast cancer, according to a new study.
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Woman fighting insurance company ‘penalized for having breast cancer’

Mammograms can save lives, but CBS News has learned in some cases, insurance companies are refusing to cover them – even for breast cancer survivors.

New Hanover County asks for input on possible e-cigarettes, tobacco ban

New Hanover County Health and Human Services Board will soon consider a plan than would prohibit e-cigarettes and tobacco use at county, city, and even public places.

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