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4 Bay Area Flu Deaths Reported

4 Bay Area Flu Deaths Reported

The flu season has taken a turn for the worse in the Bay Area. New figures show the number of flu-related deaths in... Watch »

Jan 18, 2015
5 Myths About the Flu Debunked

5 Myths About the Flu Debunked

Flu is widespread across the United States, in a season made even more severe by a disappointing vaccine that's not... Read »

Jan 23, 2015
Listeria Detected in Apples From Bakersfield Grower

Listeria Detected in Apples From Bakersfield Grower

Granny smith and gala apples are being recalled nationwide after the presence of Listeria monocytogenes was confirm... Read »

Jan 17, 2015
Wendy's Drops Soda from Kids Meal

Wendy's Drops Soda from Kids Meal

Wendy's has won praise from children's advocacy groups for its recent move to stop displaying soda on its children's... Read »

Jan 16, 2015
7th Suspected Measles Case: Officials

7th Suspected Measles Case: Officials

The person is "closely connected" to the six cases reported Wednesday. Watch »

Jan 15, 2015
Flu Vaccine Barely Working This Year, CDC Says

Flu Vaccine Barely Working This Year, CDC Says

This year's flu vaccine is less effective at protecting people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said... Read »

Jan 16, 2015
Boy Finally Breathing on His Own After 65 Surgeries

Boy Finally Breathing on His Own After 65 Surgeries

After 4 years and 65 surgeries, a boy in Peoria, Arizona, is finally able to talk and breathe on his own after swal... Watch »

Jan 16, 2015
FDA Approves Pacemaker for Controlling Appetite

FDA Approves Pacemaker for Controlling Appetite

Federal regulators have approved an appetite-suppressing implant designed to treat obesity by zapping nerves that... Read »

Jan 14, 2015
Winemakers Worried About FDA Rules For Calorie Counts

Winemakers Worried About FDA Rules For Calorie Counts

Winemakers are worried about a new rule from the FDA that would require restaurants to label calorie counts in alco... Read »

Jan 15, 2015
19 Sick With Measles After Visiting Disneyland Parks

19 Sick With Measles After Visiting Disneyland Parks

Nineteen people from three states are sick with the measles after they visited Disney theme parks in California last... Watch »

Jan 13, 2015
SF-Based Fitmob Provides New Twist on Community Fitness

SF-Based Fitmob Provides New Twist on Community Fitness

They call it the Uber for fitness. A San Francisco-based app is sweeping across our area and the country. Watch »

Jan 12, 2015
Students Hospitalized After Taking Up to 12 Pills of

Students Hospitalized After Taking Up to 12 Pills of "Triple C"

Three students in Morgan Hill were transported to the hospital after school officials said they each took up to... Watch »

Jan 13, 2015
Mental Health Workers Strike in California

Mental Health Workers Strike in California

Monday marked the first day of a week-long strike for Kaiser Permanente mental health workers across California. Read »

Jan 12, 2015
Federal Judge Weighs Marijuana's Classification

Federal Judge Weighs Marijuana's Classification

A federal judge in California is weighing the constitutionality of a 45-year-old act that classifies marijuana as a... Read »

Jan 12, 2015
Kaiser Mental Health Workers Plan Week-Long Strike

Kaiser Mental Health Workers Plan Week-Long Strike

Kaiser hospitals and patients in the Bay Area are bracing for a week-long strike, as more than 2,000 mental health... Read »

Jan 11, 2015
Selfies by Men Could Indicate Anti-Social Behavior: Study

Selfies by Men Could Indicate Anti-Social Behavior: Study

Excessive selfies by men could be a red flag for anti-social behavior, according to a study. Read »

Jan 11, 2015
5 New Measles Cases Linked to Disneyland

5 New Measles Cases Linked to Disneyland

Five more people who visited Disney theme parks in California last month have fallen ill with measles, bringing the... Read »

Jan 10, 2015
Common as Dirt: New Antibiotic May Conquer Superbugs

Common as Dirt: New Antibiotic May Conquer Superbugs

Researchers may have discovered the first of a new family of antibiotics — which appears to have the ability to kill... Read »

Jan 7, 2015
Alcohol Poisoning Kills 6 a Day, Mostly Men: CDC

Alcohol Poisoning Kills 6 a Day, Mostly Men: CDC

To the surprise of even health officials, it turns out that most deaths from drinking too much involve middle-aged... Watch »

Jan 7, 2015
CDC Says Flu Now Widespread in 43 States

CDC Says Flu Now Widespread in 43 States

The annual influenza outbreak has become widespread in 43 states, an increase from 36 states a week ago, according... Watch »

Jan 6, 2015

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