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Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 at 04:10 PM PST

NY Gov. Cuomo to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

NY Gov. Cuomo to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

New York is taking steps to stop therapists from trying to change young people's sexual orientation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday, joining other states that have acted against what's known as gay...

Friday, Feb 5, 2016 at 07:12 PM PST

Students Vaccinated for Meningococcal

Students Vaccinated for Meningococcal

Worth the wait: that is how many students feel about the hours-long lines to get the meningococcal vaccine. This comes after four people at two bay area universities have tested positive for the disease.

Friday, Feb 5, 2016 at 11:51 AM PST

Zika Scare Reopens Abortion Debate in Brazil

Zika Scare Reopens Abortion Debate in Brazil

Fears over the Zika virus are reopening the debate over abortion in Brazil, where the procedure is illegal under most cases, NBC News reported. Brazilian bishops opposed a petition seeking to expand abortion...

Friday, Feb 5, 2016 at 06:00 PM PST

CDC Issues Updated Zika Guidelines

CDC Issues Updated Zika Guidelines

A Brazilian health official warned pregnant women to think twice before giving a kiss as global measures mounted Friday against the Zika virus suspected of a link to birth defects.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 06:54 PM PST

$13.5M Offered to Turn East Bay Medical Center Into Hotel

$13.5M Offered to Turn East Bay Medical Center Into Hotel

An East Bay medical center shuttered last year could soon reopen its doors to a different set of guests: hotel-goers.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 05:33 PM PST

Concern Spreads About Meningitis in the Bay Area

Concern Spreads About Meningitis in the Bay Area

A third student at Santa Clara University was diagnosed with meningococcal disease, a serious and sometimes deadly infection, the Santa Clara County Health Department announced Thursday.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 04:54 PM PST

Ahead of Super Bowl, Stanford Blood Center Calls for More Donors

Ahead of Super Bowl, Stanford Blood Center Calls for More Donors

The Stanford Blood Center is calling for increased donations to gear up for Super Bowl 50. SBC supplies blood to Stanford Health Care, which is one of two designated trauma centers for the big game.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 05:27 PM PST

San Diego Company Testing Possible Diabetes Cure

San Diego Company Testing Possible Diabetes Cure

A San Diego biotech company believes it has found a possible cure for Type 1 diabetes. The La Jolla-based company, ViaCyte, in conjunction with Johnson & Johnson, is testing a stem cell treatment to cure those...

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 03:33 PM PST

Obamacare Posts Respectable Sign-Up Season

Obamacare Posts Respectable Sign-Up Season

Still facing political jeopardy, President Barack Obama's health care law beat expectations by earning solid sign-ups this year, according to figures released Thursday by the administration. About 12.7 million...

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 02:37 PM PST

Brazil Health Officials Confirm Zika Spread Via Transfusion

Brazil Health Officials Confirm Zika Spread Via Transfusion

Two people in southeastern Brazil contracted the Zika virus through blood transfusions, a municipal health official said Thursday, presenting a fresh challenge to efforts to contain the virus on top of...

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