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CBS St. Louis Health News
- Cosmetic Procedures On the Rise Nationwide, non-surgical procedures increased last year by 13 percent, with 9.5 million performed in America. Botox injections led the way, up 15 percent from the year before.
- Study: Kids Given Codeine Despite Risks A local pediatrician says not to let your child's doctor prescribe the powerful painkiller codeine without talking about alternatives first.
- WashU Conducting 5-Year Diabetes Trial 300 volunteers here will get either pills or injections in addition to taking metformin, the most commonly prescribed medication for Type 2 diabetes.
- Governor Quinn Wants New Medicaid Controls A review found that the Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people who had already died.
- Spike in Mumps Cases Reported Across Illinois There have been 52 cases of the viral infection reported in Morgan and Sangamon counties so far this year.
- Report: Foodborne Illnesses on the Rise Just over 19,000 people got sick last year from eating contaminated foods.
- St. Louis Avoids Second Wave of Flu There's a second wave of the flu now hitting New Jersey, Connecticut and New York, but St. Louis seems to have missed it.
- Expert: Miley Cyrus' Allergic Reaction to Antibiotics is Rare A local expert says an allergic reaction to antibiotics is pretty rare, but it can be life-threatening.
- Study Finds Effective New Hepatitis C Treatment A local liver specialist is thrilled with a new and effective treatment for Hepatitis C.
- Study: Girls Suffer Worse Concussions than Boys A local sports medicine specialist says it's not really known why girls appear to suffer worse concussions than boys—but parents need to be aware of it.