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Sunday is Last Day to Finish Covered CA Applications
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Sunday is Last Day to Finish Covered CA Applications

The deadline for Californians seeking health insurance through the state's Covered California program is Sunday. Read »

5 hours ago
Flu Widespread in 29 States, CDC Says

Flu Widespread in 29 States, CDC Says

This year's flu season is striking earlier than last year's, with the virus already widespread in 29 of the 54 U.S. Read »

Dec 19, 2014
Prepackaged Caramel Apples Linked to 5 Deaths

Prepackaged Caramel Apples Linked to 5 Deaths

Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples after they were linked to five deaths and... Watch »

Dec 19, 2014
Tougher Rules on

Tougher Rules on "Alcopops" in Contra Costa

Mixing alcohol with sugar is going to be a headache for some store owners, who are now under stricter rules for how... Read »

Dec 18, 2014
Napster Co-Founder Gives $24M to Allergy Research

Napster Co-Founder Gives $24M to Allergy Research

apster co-founder Sean Parker missed most of his final year in high school and has ended up in the emergency room... Read »

Dec 17, 2014
E-Cigs Surpass Regular Cigs in Teen Use: Survey

E-Cigs Surpass Regular Cigs in Teen Use: Survey

Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use... Read »

Dec 16, 2014
Palo Alto Considering Tighter Smoking Restrictions

Palo Alto Considering Tighter Smoking Restrictions

Lighting up could soon become more challenging in Palo Alto, as the city gets ready to consider even tighter smoking... Watch »

Dec 13, 2014
Chemical in Food Packaging Linked With Lower IQ in Kids

Chemical in Food Packaging Linked With Lower IQ in Kids

Children whose mothers had highest levels of certain chemicals in their bodies while pregnant had noticeably lower... Read »

Dec 11, 2014
Mobile App Helps Diagnose Ear Infections

Mobile App Helps Diagnose Ear Infections

Need help checking for an infection? There's a tool and app for that. San Francisco based Cellscope created the... Watch »

Dec 10, 2014
Common Chemical Linked to Higher Blood Pressure

Common Chemical Linked to Higher Blood Pressure

The chemical BPA, an ingredient in plastics often used in food containers and beverage can linings, might... Read »

Dec 8, 2014
Billionaire Paul Allen Pledges $100M for Cell Science

Billionaire Paul Allen Pledges $100M for Cell Science

Software billionaire Paul Allen says he's committed $100 million to create a new institute to study human cell... Read »

Dec 8, 2014
Unproven Stem Cell Treatment Faces Controversy

Unproven Stem Cell Treatment Faces Controversy

An NBC News investigation found that some patients are turning to a controversial stem cell therapy that many... Watch »

Dec 6, 2014
Flu Shot Less Effective Due to Virus Mutation: CDC

Flu Shot Less Effective Due to Virus Mutation: CDC

Your flu shot may not be as effective as it should be this flu season, according to the Centers for Disease Control... Watch »

Dec 4, 2014
8 Percent of Americans Depressed, Few Treated: Study

8 Percent of Americans Depressed, Few Treated: Study

Nearly eight percent of Americans have depression, but only about a third of those are receiving treatment for it... Read »

Dec 3, 2014
Hershey Considers Replacing Corn Syrup With Sugar

Hershey Considers Replacing Corn Syrup With Sugar

Hershey is looking at replacing the high-fructose corn syrup in some of its products with sugar. Read »

Dec 3, 2014
News Special: Living with Lung Cancer

News Special: Living with Lung Cancer

One year ago, Molly Golbon was diagnosed with lung cancer. The 40-year old married mother of two allowed NBC Bay... Read »

Dec 2, 2014
Drug Overdose Deaths in U.S. Double: CDC

Drug Overdose Deaths in U.S. Double: CDC

Drug overdose deaths more than doubled over the past decade, U.S. health officials announced in a report released... Read »

Dec 2, 2014
Circumcision Benefits Outweigh the Risks, CDC Says

Circumcision Benefits Outweigh the Risks, CDC Says

U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical... Read »

Dec 2, 2014
Too Many Infants Still Sleep With Blankets: Study

Too Many Infants Still Sleep With Blankets: Study

Too many U.S. infants sleep with blankets, pillows or other unsafe bedding that may lead to suffocation or sudden... Read »

Dec 1, 2014
3-D Printing Gives Chance to Little Girl Born With Heart Defect

3-D Printing Gives Chance to Little Girl Born With Heart Defect

Esther Perez was born with heart defects that could have taken her young life, but thanks to a series of... Watch »

Nov 26, 2014

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