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Student Who Took Amtrak Upstate From NYC Has Measles: Officials
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Student Who Took Amtrak Upstate From NYC Has Measles: Officials

New York state health officials say an upstate college student who took an Amtrak train out of Penn Station earlier this week has been diagnosed with the highly contagious measles. The student was diagnosed at Bard College in Dutchess County, officials said, but had traveled... Watch »

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What Does the Disneyland Measles Outbreak Mean?

What Does the Disneyland Measles Outbreak Mean?

The current measles outbreak linked to Disneyland is drawing attention to pockets of children who are not immunized... Watch »

Jan 31, 2015
UC Davis Patient Tests Negative For Ebola

UC Davis Patient Tests Negative For Ebola

A patient who exhibited Ebola symptoms and was transferred to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento does not have... Read »

Jan 30, 2015
2 Disney-Linked Measles Cases in Marin Co. Kids

2 Disney-Linked Measles Cases in Marin Co. Kids

Two cases of measles have been confirmed in Marin County, the health department said on Thursday, and both children... Watch »

Jan 31, 2015
Veggies Are Most Popular Food for Super Bowl

Veggies Are Most Popular Food for Super Bowl

Many Super bowl parties will have chicken wings and pizza. But NPD Group, an independent market research firm that... Read »

Jan 30, 2015
Gates Gives Stanford $50M For Vaccine Research

Gates Gives Stanford $50M For Vaccine Research

Building better vaccines is the mission of a Stanford University research unit, which now has the help of the Bill... Watch »

Jan 30, 2015
Some Doctors Won't See Patients With Anti-Vaccine Views

Some Doctors Won't See Patients With Anti-Vaccine Views

With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on... Read »

Jan 29, 2015
Bill Would Boost CA Smoking Age From 18 to 21

Bill Would Boost CA Smoking Age From 18 to 21

A Southern California lawmaker wants to increase the legal smoking age in the state from 18 to 21 in an effort to... Read »

Jan 29, 2015
Possible Ebola Patient Treated in Sacramento

Possible Ebola Patient Treated in Sacramento

A patient being treated at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento is suspected of having Ebola. Watch »

Jan 30, 2015
Census: 1 in 5 Children on Food Stamps

Census: 1 in 5 Children on Food Stamps

Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation's economy tumbled... Read »

Jan 29, 2015
California Declares E-Cigs Are a Health Threat

California Declares E-Cigs Are a Health Threat

California health officials say electronic cigarettes are a health threat, especially to children, and should be... Read »

Jan 28, 2015
Defibrillator Glitches Spur Tighter FDA Safety Rules

Defibrillator Glitches Spur Tighter FDA Safety Rules

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requiring makers of heart-zapping defibrillators to submit more data on the... Read »

Jan 28, 2015
The Next Superfood? Bone Broth Sees Surge in Popularity

The Next Superfood? Bone Broth Sees Surge in Popularity

Although it's been around for years, broth is seeing a surge in popularity. Watch »

Jan 27, 2015
First Flu-Related Death Reported in Santa Clara Co.

First Flu-Related Death Reported in Santa Clara Co.

The first flu-related death in Napa County this season was reported Friday night, according to county public health... Read »

Jan 27, 2015
Obama Seeks Extra Funding to Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Germs

Obama Seeks Extra Funding to Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Germs

President Barack Obama wants the U.S. to invest much more in fighting antibiotic-resistant germs to prevent... Read »

Jan 27, 2015
Autism Caused by Random Genetic Mutations: Study

Autism Caused by Random Genetic Mutations: Study

Siblings with autism often have DNA mutations that are very different from each other, which suggests that autism is... Read »

Jan 26, 2015
Measles Patient May Have Exposed Hundreds to Virus

Measles Patient May Have Exposed Hundreds to Virus

Santa Clara County health officials say a person infected with measles might have exposed hundreds of people as... Watch »

Jan 26, 2015
Kaiser Nurses Reach Contract Agreement, Union Says

Kaiser Nurses Reach Contract Agreement, Union Says

Kaiser Permanente nurses in California approved a new contract that boosts pay and improves patient care along with... Read »

Jan 26, 2015
Firefighters Contain 6-Alarm Fire in Pacifica

Firefighters Contain 6-Alarm Fire in Pacifica

A growing grass fire in a Pacifica canyon early Monday morning prompted evacuations and kept several people shut... Watch »

Jan 26, 2015
Medical Pot Only OK for Sick Kids Failed by Other Drugs: MDs

Medical Pot Only OK for Sick Kids Failed by Other Drugs: MDs

With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing... Read »

Jan 26, 2015

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