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Lawmakers Want to Study Effects of War on Veterans, Families
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Lawmakers Want to Study Effects of War on Veterans, Families

How bad are the effects of war on veterans and their families? That's what a group of bipartisan lawmakers in Washington are trying to figure out. They want research on how chemical weapons can have an impact on the health of children and grandchildren of veterans. Watch »

2 hours ago
Pentagon Mistakenly Ships Live Anthrax Samples

Pentagon Mistakenly Ships Live Anthrax Samples

The Pentagon says it inadvertently shipped live anthrax spores to as many as nine laboratories and is investigating... Read »

May 27, 2015
Americans Are Getting Even Fatter, Survey Finds

Americans Are Getting Even Fatter, Survey Finds

A new survey shows Americans are getting even fatter, with nearly 28 percent of of people in the U.S. saying they're Read »

May 27, 2015
Bay Area Doctor Uses Ecstasy to Treat Patients

Bay Area Doctor Uses Ecstasy to Treat Patients

The Federal Drug Administration is allowing a team of Bay Area psychotherapists to experiment with ecstasy to treat... Watch »

May 27, 2015
Meal Replacement Powders Popular in Silicon Valley

Meal Replacement Powders Popular in Silicon Valley

Meal replacement powders like Soylent and Schmoylent are gaining in popularity with tech workers in Silicon Valley. Read »

May 26, 2015
Study Peeks Into Healthy Brains to Hunt Alzheimer's Culprit

Study Peeks Into Healthy Brains to Hunt Alzheimer's Culprit

Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek... Read »

May 26, 2015
SIDS Risk Greater at Higher Altitudes

SIDS Risk Greater at Higher Altitudes

Lofty living may make babies vulnerable to sudden infant death syndrome, according to a Colorado study that found... Watch »

May 26, 2015
Wal-Mart's Push on Animal Welfare Hailed as Game Changer

Wal-Mart's Push on Animal Welfare Hailed as Game Changer

Wal-Mart's push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to... Watch »

May 22, 2015

"I Need Your Help": Woman Battling Anorexia in Video

Fighting for her life and asking the public for help, a severely emaciated woman from Southern California posts... Watch »

May 21, 2015
Salmonella Linked to Raw Tuna Sickens Dozens

Salmonella Linked to Raw Tuna Sickens Dozens

A salmonella outbreak likely linked to raw tuna has sickened 53 people in nine states, health officials said... Read »

May 22, 2015
Alzheimer's Simulator Helps Caretakers Understand the Disease

Alzheimer's Simulator Helps Caretakers Understand the Disease

Alzheimer's can be difficult to understand for those who do not suffer from the disease. Watch »

May 21, 2015
SF, SJ Named as America's Fittest Cities

SF, SJ Named as America's Fittest Cities

San Francisco and San Jose have been ranked as two of the country's most active cities in the American Fitness... Read »

May 20, 2015
Depression Raises Risk for Parkinson's, Study Says

Depression Raises Risk for Parkinson's, Study Says

People who suffer from depression were much more likely to develop Parkinson's disease later in their lives... Read »

May 20, 2015
Michelle Obama Packs a Punch With 5 Workout Tips

Michelle Obama Packs a Punch With 5 Workout Tips

Five years after launching her Let’s Move campaign to fight childhood obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama released a... Watch »

May 20, 2015
Michelle Obama Packs a Punch

Michelle Obama Packs a Punch

First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted a video of herself working out on Tuesday to help promote her #GimmeFive fitness... Watch »

May 20, 2015
7 Ex-Nurses Indicted After Tight Bandage Leads to Amputation

7 Ex-Nurses Indicted After Tight Bandage Leads to Amputation

Seven former South Jersey nurses have been charged in the case of a woman who needed her hand amputated after a... Read »

May 20, 2015
UC Berkeley Turns Sugar-Fed Yeast Into Drugs

UC Berkeley Turns Sugar-Fed Yeast Into Drugs

A team of UC Berkeley researchers figured out how to turn sugar-fed yeast into pharmaceuticals. Read »

May 19, 2015
Supervisor Wants to Raise Age for Tobacco Sales

Supervisor Wants to Raise Age for Tobacco Sales

Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager will propose an ordinance Tuesday that would ban tobacco and e-cigarette... Watch »

May 18, 2015
Yeast Tweaked to Produce Morphine, Opiates

Yeast Tweaked to Produce Morphine, Opiates

A team of researchers has genetically modified simple brewer's yeast so it can produce opiates like morphine —... Read »

May 18, 2015
Calif. Senate Approves Bill to Vaccinate School Children

Calif. Senate Approves Bill to Vaccinate School Children

State senators passed a bill Thursday aimed at increasing California's school immunization rates after a measles... Read »

May 14, 2015

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