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Fitness Tracker Fad Runs Out of Steam

Fitness Tracker Fad Runs Out of Steam

Although sales of fitness trackers are strong, many of their owners lose enthusiasm for them once the novelty of... Read »

Jul 11, 2015
Boy Who Got Brain Infection After Swimming Dies

Boy Who Got Brain Infection After Swimming Dies

A 14-year-old boy who developed a rare brain infection after swimming in a Minnesota lake died Thursday, his family... Read »

Jul 10, 2015
Cancer Doc Gets 45 Years for Scamming Hundreds of Patients

Cancer Doc Gets 45 Years for Scamming Hundreds of Patients

A Michigan oncologist who admitted to giving hundreds of patients painful cancer treatments — many of whom didn't... Read »

Jul 10, 2015
Liberia Confirms 2 New Ebola Cases, 120 Quarantined

Liberia Confirms 2 New Ebola Cases, 120 Quarantined

Two new cases of Ebola have emerged from the same Liberian community where the virus resurged the other week, the... Read »

Jul 9, 2015
Some Anti-Depressants May Raise Birth Defects Risk: Study

Some Anti-Depressants May Raise Birth Defects Risk: Study

A large new study by U.S. and Canadian researchers suggests the use of some anti-depressant drugs early in pregnancy... Read »

Jul 9, 2015
FDA Extends Deadline for Restaurant Calorie Labels Until 2016

FDA Extends Deadline for Restaurant Calorie Labels Until 2016

Diners will have to wait until the end of 2016 to find calorie labels on all chain restaurant menus. Read »

Jul 9, 2015
Colon Cancer Deaths Down, But Not in These Areas

Colon Cancer Deaths Down, But Not in These Areas

While colon cancer deaths are down in the U.S., three regions still grapple with persistent colon cancer in their... Read »

Jul 8, 2015
Heroin Deaths Quadruple Across U.S.: Report

Heroin Deaths Quadruple Across U.S.: Report

The number of U.S. heroin users has grown by nearly 300,000 over a decade, with the bulk of the increase among... Watch »

Jul 8, 2015
Heroin Deaths Quadruple Across U.S.: Report

Heroin Deaths Quadruple Across U.S.: Report

Health officials say the number of U.S. heroin users has grown by about 300,000 over a decade. Watch »

Jul 7, 2015
CA Law Backs Organ Transplants for Medical Pot Users

CA Law Backs Organ Transplants for Medical Pot Users

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that will prevent doctors and hospitals from denying organ transplants to... Read »

Jul 6, 2015
Lightning Threat Looms as Storms Sweep U.S.

Lightning Threat Looms as Storms Sweep U.S.

Severe thunderstorms are threatening a huge swath of the U.S. from eastern Texas to the Carolinas over the... Read »

Jul 3, 2015
Health Dept. Warns Against Eating Certain Seafood

Health Dept. Warns Against Eating Certain Seafood

California public health officials are warning consumers to avoid certain types of seafood caught in Monterey, Santa... Read »

Jul 3, 2015
Woman's Measles Death the 1st in U.S. Since 2003

Woman's Measles Death the 1st in U.S. Since 2003

A Washington woman died from measles in the spring — the first measles death in the U.S. since 2003 and the first in Read »

Jul 2, 2015
World Cup Collision Sparks Concussion Concerns

World Cup Collision Sparks Concussion Concerns

Like many contact sports only recently coming to terms with the long-term risks of concussions, soccer has struggled... Read »

Jul 1, 2015
North Bay City Boosts Legal Smoking Age to 21

North Bay City Boosts Legal Smoking Age to 21

As of Wednesday, it’s illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to buy tobacco products in the North Bay city of... Read »

Jul 1, 2015
Some People Seeking Sunburns - Just for the 'Art'

Some People Seeking Sunburns - Just for the 'Art'

While most people avoid sunburns at all costs, there are some who welcome them, all in the name of "art." Watch »

Jun 30, 2015
Sugary Drinks May Kill 184,000 People Each Year: Study

Sugary Drinks May Kill 184,000 People Each Year: Study

Consumption of soda, energy beverages, and other sugary drinks may be linked to 184,000 adult deaths each year... Watch »

Jun 30, 2015
USDA May Take New Stance on Fat

USDA May Take New Stance on Fat

Dietary guidelines on how much fat a person should eat per day have been in place for decades. Watch »

Jun 29, 2015
Why More Women Than Men Have Alzheimer's

Why More Women Than Men Have Alzheimer's

Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the... Read »

Jun 28, 2015
Whole Foods Recalls Macadamia Nuts for Possible Salmonella

Whole Foods Recalls Macadamia Nuts for Possible Salmonella

Whole Foods Market is voluntarily pulling macadamia nuts from its shelves in 12 states after a possible Salmonella... Read »

Jun 26, 2015

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