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CDC Lab Chief Resigns After Anthrax Fumble
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CDC Lab Chief Resigns After Anthrax Fumble

The head of a CDC lab in Atlanta that possibly exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday. Read »

2 hours ago
Doctor Leading Fight Against Ebola Gets Infected

Doctor Leading Fight Against Ebola Gets Infected

A doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone has caught the deadly virus, according to the... Read »

2 hours ago
Study: Many Heavy Kids Think They're Normal Weight

Study: Many Heavy Kids Think They're Normal Weight

Nearly a third of children in a national survey didn't have an accurate idea of their own weight — most of... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
Skin Cancer on Rise in Marin: Report

Skin Cancer on Rise in Marin: Report

Marin County has the highest rate of melanoma in California, and instances of the deadly skin cancer have been... Read »

Jul 22, 2014
Fruit Sold at Trader Joe's, Costco Recalled

Fruit Sold at Trader Joe's, Costco Recalled

Wawona Packing Company, based in California's Central Valley, is recalling white and yellow peaches, white... Read »

Jul 22, 2014
Debilitating Mosquito Virus Contracted by 3 Long Island Patients: Officials

Debilitating Mosquito Virus Contracted by 3 Long Island...

Officials at a Long Island hospital have diagnosed three patients with a debilitating tropical infection... Read »

Jul 22, 2014
Official: State Can Send Inmates to Medical Site

Official: State Can Send Inmates to Medical Site

California can once again send sick inmates to an $839 million prison medical complex that was closed earlier... Read »

Jul 22, 2014
Fruit Sold at Trader Joe's, Costco Recalled

Fruit Sold at Trader Joe's, Costco Recalled

If you love stone fruits, there's a new recall you should know about. Wawona Packing Company, based in the... Read »

Jul 21, 2014
Hopkins to Pay $190M Over Gynecologist's Taped Exams

Hopkins to Pay $190M Over Gynecologist's Taped Exams

A gynecologist who secretly used a pen-like camera to record hundreds of videos and photos of his patients'... Read »

Jul 21, 2014
For Many, Summer Is the Most Stressful Season: Survey

For Many, Summer Is the Most Stressful Season: Survey

Even though summer is associated with relaxation and vacations, a third of Americans say they find it to be the most... Read »

Jul 20, 2014
Ebola May Have Been Smoldering for Years: Study

Ebola May Have Been Smoldering for Years: Study

The Ebola virus that’s killed more than 600 people so far in West Africa may have been smoldering there for... Read »

Jul 20, 2014
Teen's Death Puts Focus on Caffeine Powder Dangers

Teen's Death Puts Focus on Caffeine Powder Dangers

A few weeks before their prom king's death, students at an Ohio high school had attended an assembly on... Read »

Jul 20, 2014
AIDS Virus Diagnoses Down 30 Percent in U.S.

AIDS Virus Diagnoses Down 30 Percent in U.S.

The annual rate of diagnosis with HIV fell by more than 30 percent in the United States between 2002 and 2011, AIDS... Read »

Jul 19, 2014
Menlo Park Girl Attends Kids' State Dinner at the White House

Menlo Park Girl Attends Kids' State Dinner at the White House

Some of America's top chefs of the future dined at a special “Kids State Dinner” at White House. Read »

Jul 18, 2014
Sysco Fined Millions for Storing Food in Unrefrigerated Sheds

Sysco Fined Millions for Storing Food in Unrefrigerated Sheds

Sysco Corporation, the world’s largest food distributor, has agreed to pay $19.4 million in penalties... Read »

Jul 17, 2014
States Sue 5-Hour Energy Over Ad Claims

States Sue 5-Hour Energy Over Ad Claims

Two attorney generals from the Northwest have sued the companies responsible for the popular 5-Hour Energy... Read »

Jul 18, 2014
Painful Mosquito Virus Now in U.S.

Painful Mosquito Virus Now in U.S.

A painful virus passed on by mosquitoes that has been spreading rapidly in the Caribbean and Central America... Read »

Jul 17, 2014
Bay Area CEO Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge

Bay Area CEO Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge

The CEO of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, Scott Santarella took part in an "ice... Watch »

Jul 17, 2014
Government Inspectors Warned of CDC Lab Lapses for Years

Government Inspectors Warned of CDC Lab Lapses for Years

A slew of newly-discovered safety violations by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention were the focus of... Watch »

Jul 16, 2014
Niacin Risky as Heart Drug, Reports Find

Niacin Risky as Heart Drug, Reports Find

Niacin may cause severe side effects and doesn't seem to reduce rates of stroke, heart attack or chest... Read »

Jul 16, 2014
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