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Enteroviruses: What You Need to Know

Enteroviruses: What You Need to Know

An outbreak of an uncommon virus, Enterovirus D68, has made children in 22 states ill and has left... Watch »

Sep 19, 2014
FDA Approves Breakthrough Drug That Fights Melanoma

FDA Approves Breakthrough Drug That Fights Melanoma

The FDA approved a new drug Thursday that could change the way melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer,... Watch »

Sep 9, 2014
Silent Killer: How to Prevent Cardiomyopathy Among Athletes

Silent Killer: How to Prevent Cardiomyopathy Among Athletes

As schools open across the country, an estimated 2,000 Americans under the age of 25 can be expected to die... Read »

Sep 6, 2014
Kids' Sunglasses Recalled for Excessive Lead

Kids' Sunglasses Recalled for Excessive Lead

A Rhode Island-based sunglasses company on Thursday issued a recall of more than 200,000 sunglasses due to... Read »

Sep 5, 2014
Researchers Talk

Researchers Talk "Angelina Effect" at SF Cancer Symposium

Angelina Jolie's stunning revelation she had a preventative double mastectomy due to a genetic cancer risk... Watch »

Sep 4, 2014
Double Mastectomy: How Necessary Is the Procedure?

Double Mastectomy: How Necessary Is the Procedure?

More women are choosing to opt for a double mastectomy to prevent or treat localized breast cancer, but a new report... Watch »

Sep 3, 2014
CVS Renames Itself, Goes Tobacco Free Early

CVS Renames Itself, Goes Tobacco Free Early

CVS, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain, will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly... Read »

Sep 9, 2014
U.S. Judge Blocks Enforcement of New La. Abortion Law

U.S. Judge Blocks Enforcement of New La. Abortion Law

A federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law,... Read »

Aug 31, 2014
Widow: Defibrillator Not Used on Husband Because of Hairy Chest

Widow: Defibrillator Not Used on Husband Because of Hairy Chest

A New Mexico woman is asking Southwest Airlines to review its training policies after her husband suffered a... Read »

Aug 31, 2014
Kraft Recalls Some American Singles Cheese

Kraft Recalls Some American Singles Cheese

Kraft is voluntarily recalling 7,691 cases of four varieties of its regular American Singles cheese Watch »

Aug 30, 2014
Trans-Fat Labels on Food Deceiving: Study

Trans-Fat Labels on Food Deceiving: Study

You may be eating more bad fat than you think. Researchers at the New York Health Department checked... Watch »

Aug 31, 2014
Danger in La. Water: What to Know About Brain-Destroying Amoeba

Danger in La. Water: What to Know About Brain-Destroying Amoeba

A rare but potentially deadly brain-destroying amoeba was found in a parish water supply in Louisiana, putting... Read »

Aug 29, 2014
Ebola Outbreak Likely Started From 1 Person: Study

Ebola Outbreak Likely Started From 1 Person: Study

One infected person likely started the Ebola outbreak that is devastating West Africa, a new genetic... Read »

Aug 28, 2014

Boston Marathon Dream Wedding

If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to... View »

Aug 28, 2014
1st Human Trials of Ebola Vaccine to Start

1st Human Trials of Ebola Vaccine to Start

The U.S. government and drug maker GlaxoSmithKline will announce Thursday that they are starting the first... Read »

Sep 2, 2014
Pediatricians Recommend Later School Times for Teens

Pediatricians Recommend Later School Times for Teens

Pediatricians say delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep,... Read »

Aug 25, 2014
California: Insurers Must Cover Elective Abortions

California: Insurers Must Cover Elective Abortions

Health insurance companies in California may not refuse to cover the cost of abortions, state insurance... Read »

Aug 23, 2014
Bay Area Woman

Bay Area Woman "Brought Back to Life"

A South Bay woman is alive and well after recovering from a condition that’s usually difficult to bounce back from:... Watch »

Aug 23, 2014
Couple Accused of Trying to Enter Maternity Ward With Fake Babies

Couple Accused of Trying to Enter Maternity Ward With Fake Babies

Police in the San Joaquin Valley, California, arrested a woman on trespassing charges after they say she was trying... Read »

Aug 25, 2014
Chicken Caesar Salad Kits Sold at Sam's Club Recalled

Chicken Caesar Salad Kits Sold at Sam's Club Recalled

A California firm is recalling chicken Caesar salad kits sold at Sam's Clubs nationwide for possible... Read »

Aug 22, 2014
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