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Parents Want More Medical Marijuana Access to Treat Sick Children

Parents Want More Medical Marijuana Access to Treat Sick Children

Several parents are advocating for more medical marijuana access as they say cannabis is safer than pharmaceuticals to treat their sick children Watch »

Mar 30, 2015
Classical Music Calms Cats, Study Says

Classical Music Calms Cats, Study Says

Classical music helps calm down cats when they're undergoing surgery — but heavy metal songs have the opposite... Read »

Mar 31, 2015
Being Poor Is Bad for Kids' Brains, Study Says

Being Poor Is Bad for Kids' Brains, Study Says

A new study indicates children raised in poorer households have brains with less surface area, meaning they could be... Read »

Mar 31, 2015
Bay Area Documentary Examines Cellphone Dangers

Bay Area Documentary Examines Cellphone Dangers

A Bay Area-produced documentary about the dangers of cellphone use has people in Berkeley dialed in to the issue... Watch »

Mar 28, 2015
Boy With Rare Disorder Asks Supporters to Wear Yellow Before Operation

Boy With Rare Disorder Asks Supporters to Wear Yellow Before Operation

A 5-year-old boy with an immune disorder is asking people to wear yellow, his favorite color, on the day of his... Read »

Mar 27, 2015
Pepsi Takes Back No. 2 Spot From Diet Coke

Pepsi Takes Back No. 2 Spot From Diet Coke

Americans bought less soda for the 10th straight year in 2014, with diet sodas shrinking more than their sugary... Read »

Mar 27, 2015
WATCH: New Anti-Smoking Ads Highlight Pain, Suffering

WATCH: New Anti-Smoking Ads Highlight Pain, Suffering

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is introducing a new installment of its anti-smoking campaign... Watch »

Mar 26, 2015
Indiana Calls in CDC to Help With HIV Outbreak

Indiana Calls in CDC to Help With HIV Outbreak

Indiana health officials called on federal experts last week for help in containing an HIV outbreak that includes 55... Read »

Mar 26, 2015
New Anthrax Treatment Okayed by FDA

New Anthrax Treatment Okayed by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new anthrax treatment that helps fight infection in patients who... Read »

Mar 25, 2015
Stanford Study Warns of Dangers Caused by High Heels

Stanford Study Warns of Dangers Caused by High Heels

High heels can increase the risk of osteoarthritis, reports a Stanford study. Read »

Mar 24, 2015
Death Points to Dangers of Black-Market Cosmetic Work

Death Points to Dangers of Black-Market Cosmetic Work

The recent death of a Dallas woman who had received injections at a salon to expand the size of her buttocks follows... Read »

Mar 24, 2015
Nearly 250,000 Don't Know They Have Alzheimer's: Report

Nearly 250,000 Don't Know They Have Alzheimer's: Report

More than 500,000 Americans will have Alzheimer’s disease this year, but nearly 250,000 won’t know it, according to... Read »

Mar 24, 2015
11M Fewer Americans Uninsured Since Obamacare: CDC

11M Fewer Americans Uninsured Since Obamacare: CDC

The number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since President Barack Obama signed the health... Read »

Mar 24, 2015
Vaccine Opt-Out Rates at California Schools

Vaccine Opt-Out Rates at California Schools

Nine out of 10 kindergarteners in California had all their required vaccinations in the 2014-15 school year... Read »

Mar 24, 2015
Kaiser Permanente in San Jose Gives 15 People Free Surgeries

Kaiser Permanente in San Jose Gives 15 People Free Surgeries

Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center teamed up with other services for the county's first ever "Surgery... Read »

Mar 22, 2015
Alzheimer's Silver Bullet? Drug Might Slow Dementia

Alzheimer's Silver Bullet? Drug Might Slow Dementia

Injections of a new "silver bullet" drug could slow memory loss in people who haven't yet Alzheimer's but who do... Read »

Mar 20, 2015
Cheap Wines Chock-Full of Arsenic: Lawsuit

Cheap Wines Chock-Full of Arsenic: Lawsuit

Many popular, inexpensive brands of wine made and distributed in California, including Trader Joe's famed "Two... Read »

Mar 20, 2015
Poison Center Calls About Kids Hit 1.3 Million: Report

Poison Center Calls About Kids Hit 1.3 Million: Report

Poison centers across the country get more than 1,100 calls everyday that relate to children poisoned by medicine, a... Read »

Mar 18, 2015
Another Bat Found in Fremont Tests Positive for Rabies: Officials

Another Bat Found in Fremont Tests Positive for Rabies: Officials

Another bat has tested positive for rabies was found in Fremont -- the second rabid bat found in the area this... Watch »

Mar 18, 2015
11 Million at Risk in Premera Blue Cross Hack

11 Million at Risk in Premera Blue Cross Hack

Health insurer Premera Blue Cross said on Tuesday that a major cyberattack on its systems may have exposed the... Read »

Mar 17, 2015

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