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Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 05:33 PM PST

Concern Spreads About Meningitis in the Bay Area

Concern Spreads About Meningitis in the Bay Area

A third student at Santa Clara University was diagnosed with meningococcal disease, a serious and sometimes deadly infection, the Santa Clara County Health Department announced Thursday.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 04:54 PM PST

Ahead of Super Bowl, Stanford Blood Center Calls for More Donors

Ahead of Super Bowl, Stanford Blood Center Calls for More Donors

The Stanford Blood Center is calling for increased donations to gear up for Super Bowl 50. SBC supplies blood to Stanford Health Care, which is one of two designated trauma centers for the big game.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 05:27 PM PST

San Diego Company Testing Possible Diabetes Cure

San Diego Company Testing Possible Diabetes Cure

A San Diego biotech company believes it has found a possible cure for Type 1 diabetes. The La Jolla-based company, ViaCyte, in conjunction with Johnson & Johnson, is testing a stem cell treatment to cure those...

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 03:33 PM PST

Obamacare Posts Respectable Sign-Up Season

Obamacare Posts Respectable Sign-Up Season

Still facing political jeopardy, President Barack Obama's health care law beat expectations by earning solid sign-ups this year, according to figures released Thursday by the administration. About 12.7 million...

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 02:37 PM PST

Brazil Health Officials Confirm Zika Spread Via Transfusion

Brazil Health Officials Confirm Zika Spread Via Transfusion

Two people in southeastern Brazil contracted the Zika virus through blood transfusions, a municipal health official said Thursday, presenting a fresh challenge to efforts to contain the virus on top of...

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 09:17 AM PST

CDC's Warning for Women About Alcohol Sparks Backlash

CDC's Warning for Women About Alcohol Sparks Backlash

A warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention meant to caution women about the risks of drinking and pregnancy has set off a firestorm of outrage, NBC News reported.

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