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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
UCSF Medical Center Among Top 10 Hospitals

UCSF Medical Center Among Top 10 Hospitals

San Francisco’s UCSF Medical Center cracked the Top 10 of a list of the country’s best hospitals published by Read »

Jul 15, 2014
Study Suggests Friends Share Certain Genes

Study Suggests Friends Share Certain Genes

A new study suggests people share more than just common interests with their friends -- they may also share genes. Watch »

Jul 15, 2014
iPads, Other Devices May Cause Rashes

iPads, Other Devices May Cause Rashes

It turns out that iPads may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals, causing some to develop... Read »

Jul 14, 2014
Employers Opting to Drop Testing for Drugs

Employers Opting to Drop Testing for Drugs

Marijuana is creating a new challenge for employers when it comes to standard employment drug testing, with... Watch »

Jul 11, 2014
NPR Host: My Husband’s Slow Death Was Unnecessary

NPR Host: My Husband’s Slow Death Was Unnecessary

NPR host Diane Rehm said her husband of 54 years had to kill himself by dehydration after his Parkinson’s... Read »

Jul 8, 2014
Reps Urge USDA to Shut Down Foster Farms Plants After Recall

Reps Urge USDA to Shut Down Foster Farms Plants After Recall

Two members of Congress are urging agriculture officials shut down all Foster Farms poultry plants amid the poultry... Read »

Jul 7, 2014
Congressman Urges FDA to Overturn Ban on Gay Blood Donors

Congressman Urges FDA to Overturn Ban on Gay Blood Donors

A Bay Area congressman is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to lift the ban preventing gay and... Watch »

Jul 7, 2014
Illinois to Vote on Employer Contraception Coverage

Illinois to Vote on Employer Contraception Coverage

A week after the U.S. Supreme Court decided on employer contraception coverage, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a Read »

Jul 6, 2014
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