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New York Legionnaires' Outbreak Sickens 81, Kills 7

New York Legionnaires' Outbreak Sickens 81, Kills 7

Three more people have died of Legionnaires' disease in the Bronx in an outbreak that has claimed seven lives in total and hospitalized more than 60 people, the New York City Health Department said Monday. Eighty-one cases of the disease, a severe, often lethal, form of pneumonia... Watch »

Aug 4, 2015
SJ, SF Rank High in Health, Livability: Survey

SJ, SF Rank High in Health, Livability: Survey

A new survey finds that San Jose and San Francisco are some of the best — and healthiest — cities to live in the... Read »

6 hours ago
Citing Hacking Risk, FDA Says Hospira Pump Shouldn't Be Used

Citing Hacking Risk, FDA Says Hospira Pump Shouldn't Be Used

The Food and Drug Administration said Friday it's the first time it has warned caregivers to stop using a product... Read »

Jul 31, 2015
2 Dead, 31 Sick Amid 'Unusual' Legionnaires' Outbreak in NYC

2 Dead, 31 Sick Amid 'Unusual' Legionnaires' Outbreak in NYC

Nearly three dozen cases of Legionnaires' disease, a severe, often lethal, form of pneumonia spread through the air,... Watch »

Jul 30, 2015
Boil Water Advisory Lifted in Los Altos

Boil Water Advisory Lifted in Los Altos

An advisory has been lifted for nearly 800 Los Altos residents who had been ordered to boil water that was initially... Read »

Jul 28, 2015
The Health Benefits of Having a Pet

The Health Benefits of Having a Pet

For centuries, humans have taken animal companions into their homes. But the utility of the animals goes beyond... Read »

Aug 3, 2015
Covered California Coverage Costs Increasing

Covered California Coverage Costs Increasing

The average premium will rise 4 percent in 2016, a slight decrease from the 4.2 percent jump in 2015. Read »

Jul 27, 2015
Some Cilantro Banned Over Feces, Toilet Paper in Fields: FDA

Some Cilantro Banned Over Feces, Toilet Paper in Fields: FDA

The cause of several years of intestinal illnesses among Americans appears to have been found, according to the Food... Read »

Jul 28, 2015
Medical Stickers Give First Responders Victim's Vital Health Info

Medical Stickers Give First Responders Victim's Vital Health Info

My Medical Sticker is a new way to provide first responders with vital health information about a victim. Watch »

Jul 27, 2015
Bay Area Transgender Teen's Journey: Part 2

Bay Area Transgender Teen's Journey: Part 2

Nicole Carman is at a fertility center in the East Bay, the recent Pittsburg High School graduate is here to undergo... Watch »

Aug 4, 2015
EU Regulator Recommends 1st License for Malaria Vaccine

EU Regulator Recommends 1st License for Malaria Vaccine

The European Medicines Agency has recommended approving what would be the world's first licensed malaria vaccine... Read »

Jul 24, 2015
Biden Visits Bay Area, Discusses Health Care

Biden Visits Bay Area, Discusses Health Care

Vice President Joe Biden traveled to the San Francisco Bay Area Thursday and visited a medical equipment company for... Watch »

Jul 23, 2015
Rise in Autism May Be Due to Semantics: Study

Rise in Autism May Be Due to Semantics: Study

A new study out of Penn State University suggests that the increase in autism diagnosis is due to kids being... Read »

Jul 23, 2015
Use of Morning-After Pill on Rise Among U.S. Teens

Use of Morning-After Pill on Rise Among U.S. Teens

More than one in five sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill, according to a report released... Read »

Jul 22, 2015
Gov. Brown: Millions Are Suffering Because of Climate Change

Gov. Brown: Millions Are Suffering Because of Climate Change

At a climate summit at the Vatican, California Gov. Jerry Brown said the world may have reached a tipping point... Watch »

Jul 21, 2015
State Reports First West Nile Death of 2015

State Reports First West Nile Death of 2015

California health officials say a senior citizen is the state's first person to have died from the West Nile virus... Read »

Jul 21, 2015
Early Drugs Halt AIDS, Prevent Spread, Studies Confirm

Early Drugs Halt AIDS, Prevent Spread, Studies Confirm

Two big studies detailed Monday confirm that earlier treatment for the AIDS virus not only keeps people healthy, but... Read »

Jul 21, 2015
Don't Use Laundry Pods in Homes With Kids: Consumer Reports

Don't Use Laundry Pods in Homes With Kids: Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports is warning parents that laundry detergent pods should never be used in homes where young children... Read »

Jul 17, 2015
Oregon Scientists Develop Bacon-Flavored Seaweed

Oregon Scientists Develop Bacon-Flavored Seaweed

What grows quickly, is packed with protein, has twice the nutritional value of kale and tastes like bacon? The... Watch »

Jul 17, 2015
AIDS Walk SF Raises $2.27M

AIDS Walk SF Raises $2.27M

AIDS Walk San Francisco has raised $2.27 in its 29th year, and fundraising continues through mid-August. Read »

Jul 20, 2015

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