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Friday, Nov 18, 2016 at 11:57 AM PST

Zika No Longer Emergency, Still 'Enduring' Threat: WHO

Zika No Longer Emergency, Still 'Enduring' Threat: WHO

Acknowledging Zika is "here to stay," the United Nations health agency on Friday lifted a 9-month-old emergency declaration and prepared for a longer-term response to the mosquito-borne virus that can result in...

Thursday, Nov 17, 2016 at 07:15 AM PST

Insulin Prices Double Since 2012

Insulin Prices Double Since 2012

Increases in insulin prices and a lack of generic options are forcing diabetic Americans to cut back on prescribed doses to stretch out their medication.

Thursday, Nov 17, 2016 at 05:15 AM PST

'Addiction Is Not a Character Flaw': Surgeon General Report

'Addiction Is Not a Character Flaw': Surgeon General Report

In what may be his last significant act as President Barack Obama's surgeon general, Dr. Vivek Murthy released a report Thursday calling for a major cultural shift in the way Americans view drug and alcohol...

Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016 at 12:19 PM PST

Major Grated Cheese Brands Hit by Nationwide Recall

Major Grated Cheese Brands Hit by Nationwide Recall

Fears of salmonella contamination have led to the recall of major grated cheese brands nationwide. 4C Food Corp. has voluntarily recalled its 4C Grated Cheese, Homestyle Grated Cheese and Cento Grated...

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 at 07:34 AM PST

Food Advocates Fear Trump Could Scrap Healthy School Lunches

Food Advocates Fear Trump Could Scrap Healthy School Lunches

Will President-elect Donald Trump remake school lunches into his fast-food favorites of burgers and fried chicken? Children grumbling about healthier school meal rules championed by first lady Michelle Obama...

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 at 07:26 AM PST

US Prisons Fight Opioids With Injections

US Prisons Fight Opioids With Injections

U.S. prisons are experimenting with a high-priced monthly injection that could help addicted inmates stay off opioids after they are released, but skeptics question its effectiveness and say the manufacturer has...

Monday, Nov 14, 2016 at 03:59 AM PST

Women Anxious About Future of Contraception Under Trump

Women Anxious About Future of Contraception Under Trump

More women are asking Planned Parenthood workers about access to birth control and other health care since Donald Trump was elected president, according to the organization's chief medical officer. Some women...

Friday, Nov 11, 2016 at 04:15 AM PST

Still Fighting: Vietnam Vets Seek Help for Rare Cancer

Still Fighting: Vietnam Vets Seek Help for Rare Cancer

They were the lucky ones who managed to make it home from Vietnam. Now, a half-century later, some veterans are finding out they, too, are victims of the war. The enemy is a known killer in parts of Asia:...

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016 at 07:14 PM PST

Businesses See Opportunity After Voters Pass Prop 64

Businesses See Opportunity After Voters Pass Prop 64

The recreational use of marijuana is now legal in California after voters on Tuesday approved Proposition 64.

Friday, Oct 28, 2016 at 06:58 AM PDT

Baby Powder Lawsuit: Woman Awarded More Than $70M

Baby Powder Lawsuit: Woman Awarded More Than $70M

A St. Louis jury on Thursday awarded a California woman more than $70 million in her lawsuit alleging that years of using Johnson & Johnson's baby powder caused her cancer, the latest case raising concerns about...

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