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Coke, Pepsi Pledge to Reduce Calorie Consumption
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Coke, Pepsi Pledge to Reduce Calorie Consumption

Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper said Tuesday they'll work to reduce the calories Americans get from beverages by 20 percent over the next decade by more aggressively marketing smaller sizes, bottled water and diet drinks. Read »

13 minutes ago
Swift Action Could Prevent Huge Spike in Ebola Deaths

Swift Action Could Prevent Huge Spike in Ebola Deaths

The prognosis for the massive Ebola outbreak in West Africa isn't good — but swift action can greatly improve... Read »

4 hours ago
WHO: Ebola Death Rate 70 Percent, 20K Cases Expected

WHO: Ebola Death Rate 70 Percent, 20K Cases Expected

The World Health Organization says researchers expect 20,000 cases of Ebola by November, and that 70 percent... Read »

Sep 23, 2014
Sierra Leone Wraps 3-Day Ebola Lockdown

Sierra Leone Wraps 3-Day Ebola Lockdown

A three-day lockdown in Sierra Leone aimed at controlling the world's worst Ebola epidemic concluded on Sunday, with... Read »

Sep 21, 2014
Testicular Cancer Survivor Pushes Giant Ball Across U.S. to Raise Awareness

Testicular Cancer Survivor Pushes Giant Ball Across

A survivor of testicular cancer is pushing a giant, 6-foot-high inflatable ball across the country to... Read »

Sep 20, 2014
Will GGB Suicide Barrier Reduce Bay Area Jumping Suicides?

Will GGB Suicide Barrier Reduce Bay Area Jumping Suicides?

A suicide barrier will be built at the Golden Gate Bridge, after years of debate, and research shows that... Watch »

Sep 19, 2014
3 Found Guilty in Peanut Butter Salmonella Trial

3 Found Guilty in Peanut Butter Salmonella Trial

A federal jury on Friday found the owner of a peanut plant and two workers at the plant guilty in connection with a... Read »

Sep 19, 2014
Most Adults Nix Flu Shots But Rates Up for Children, Pregnant Women

Most Adults Nix Flu Shots But Rates Up for Children, Pregnant Women

As flu season approaches, health officials released data showing that fewer than 40 percent of health adults... Read »

Sep 19, 2014
Doctors Say Not to Worry After Enterovirus Confirmed in California

Doctors Say Not to Worry After Enterovirus Confirmed in California

A rare virus that has sickened dozens of children across the country has been reported in San Diego,... Watch »

Sep 18, 2014
Enterovirus Reported in San Diego

Enterovirus Reported in San Diego

A rare virus that has sickened dozens of children across the country has been reported in San Diego,... Watch »

Sep 19, 2014
Most Adults Nix Flu Shots But Rates Up for Children, Pregnant Women

Most Adults Nix Flu Shots But Rates Up for Children, Pregnant Women

As flu season approaches, health officials released data showing that fewer than 40 percent of health adults... Read »

Sep 18, 2014
Doctor Infected With Ebola Expected to Make Full Recovery

Doctor Infected With Ebola Expected to Make Full Recovery

Dr. Rick Sacra, the Massachusetts aid worker who contracted Ebola in West Africa, is now expected to make a... Watch »

Sep 17, 2014
CDC Confirms Case of Enterovirus in Connecticut

CDC Confirms Case of Enterovirus in Connecticut

A mysterious respiratory illness that has hospitalized children in several states has surfaced in Connecticut,... Watch »

Sep 18, 2014
Cases of Enterovirus Confirmed in NY, NJ, CT: Officials

Cases of Enterovirus Confirmed in NY, NJ, CT: Officials

Authorities have confirmed a case of enterovirus EV-D68 in New Jersey, the first case documented in the Garden State... Watch »

Sep 18, 2014
Artificial Sweeteners May Set Stage for Diabetes

Artificial Sweeteners May Set Stage for Diabetes

New study suggests artificial sweeteners like Sweet 'N Low, Splenda and NutraSweet may hamper the way some people's... Read »

Sep 17, 2014
American Waistlines Are Still Expanding: Study

American Waistlines Are Still Expanding: Study

A study by the Centers for Disease Control reveals that while the body mass index of Americans is stable,... Read »

Sep 16, 2014
Rebecca Alexander Discusses Battle with Usher syndrome Type III

Rebecca Alexander Discusses Battle with Usher syndrome Type III

Life lessons from a Bay Area native who refused to give up. Rebecca Alexander talks to NBC Bay Area's Kris... Watch »

Sep 15, 2014
Who Is Leading the Fight Against Ebola?

Who Is Leading the Fight Against Ebola?

Ebola has killed 2,400 people and infected some 5,000 in the space of a few months, the World Health... Read »

Sep 12, 2014
Best and Worst States to Have a Baby

Best and Worst States to Have a Baby

A new study by WalletHub ranks the best and worst states to have a baby, Today.com reported. Read »

Sep 11, 2014
Kaiser Agrees to Pay $4M Fine

Kaiser Agrees to Pay $4M Fine

Health care giant Kaiser Permanente has agreed to pay a $4 million fine over allegations it denied some... Read »

Sep 10, 2014
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