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FDA Unaware of Listeria in Blue Bell Before Outbreak

FDA Unaware of Listeria in Blue Bell Before Outbreak

Federal health officials said Friday that they were never told of repeated findings of listeria at a Blue Bell Crea... Read »

May 9, 2015

"Pollen Tsunami" Causing Misery in the Northeast

Move over, pollen vortex, the pollen tsunami is here. A ferocious winter, delayed spring and even the beginnings of... Read »

May 7, 2015
CA's Carbon Emissions Goals Attainable?

CA's Carbon Emissions Goals Attainable?

California Governor Jerry Brown announced last week a new plan for reducing the state’s greenhouse gas emissions.... Watch »

May 4, 2015
What Can You do to Prevent Skin Cancer?

What Can You do to Prevent Skin Cancer?

Summer is coming! To get ready for more time in the sun, dermatologists offer advice on skin cancer prevention. Watch »

May 4, 2015
Feds Probe Safety of Hospital Hand Cleaners

Feds Probe Safety of Hospital Hand Cleaners

Federal health officials say more information is needed to establish the safety and effectiveness of common hand... Read »

Apr 30, 2015
Warriors Secret Weapon? Team Gets Sleep Advice From UCSF Researcher

Warriors Secret Weapon? Team Gets Sleep Advice From UCSF Researcher

The keys to success for the Warriors: the Splash Brothers, an energetic coach, and the fans in Oracle, right? Watch »

Apr 29, 2015
Project Open Hand Leads Food as Medicine Study

Project Open Hand Leads Food as Medicine Study

Project Open Hand and UCSF are studying the effects of feeding critically ill patients three healthy meals per day. Read »

Apr 29, 2015
These Are America's Cities With the Worst Air Pollution

These Are America's Cities With the Worst Air Pollution

Air pollution is still a "pervasive public health threat" in the U.S. — and while many of the nation's most polluted... Read »

Apr 29, 2015
German Measles Eliminated From Americas: Officials

German Measles Eliminated From Americas: Officials

German measles has officially been eradicated from North and South America, the first region of the world to vanqui... Read »

Apr 29, 2015
Report Ranks Bay Area Air Quality Among Nation's Worst

Report Ranks Bay Area Air Quality Among Nation's Worst

The American Lung Association released a report Wednesday on the nation's air quality, showing that although Bay... Read »

Apr 29, 2015
Doctors Save 3 Babies With

Doctors Save 3 Babies With "4-D-Printed" Airway Splints

Three small children who were born with a rare and often deadly defect to their windpipes are now healthy and breat... Read »

Apr 29, 2015
State of the Air 2015: SoCal Breathing Dangerous Pollutants

State of the Air 2015: SoCal Breathing Dangerous Pollutants

Air pollution remains a "pervasive public health threat" in the U.S., with almost half of Americans —... Read »

Apr 28, 2015
Why We Snack: New Clues on What Makes Us Munch

Why We Snack: New Clues on What Makes Us Munch

What drives us to snack? Two separate teams of researchers are trying to figure that out, and they've found that our... Read »

Apr 28, 2015
Chipotle Phases Out GMOs

Chipotle Phases Out GMOs

Chipotle says it has completed phasing out genetically modified ingredients from its food. The Denver-based chain... Watch »

Apr 27, 2015
Ice Cream Is Safe Despite Some Recalls: CDC

Ice Cream Is Safe Despite Some Recalls: CDC

Federal health officials say ice cream is still safe to eat — even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the... Read »

Apr 25, 2015
Ice Cream Risks: What's Behind Massive Jeni's, Blue Bell Recalls?

Ice Cream Risks: What's Behind Massive Jeni's, Blue Bell Recalls?

Major recalls from two well-known ice cream companies due to the discovery of listeria bacteria raise questions... Read »

Apr 24, 2015
Study Reveals Binge Drinking on the Rise

Study Reveals Binge Drinking on the Rise

A new 10-year study from the American Journal of Public Health is revealing a giant rise in binge drinking. Watch »

Apr 23, 2015
Ice Cream Company Recalls All Treats, Closes Shops

Ice Cream Company Recalls All Treats, Closes Shops

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams is putting sales of its frozen treats on ice across the country due to a possible lister... Read »

Apr 23, 2015
Small Doses of Insulin May Prevent Diabetes in Kids

Small Doses of Insulin May Prevent Diabetes in Kids

Researchers found giving young children small doses of insulin may work to prevent type-1 diabetes. Read »

Apr 21, 2015
Another Study Shows Vaccines Don't Cause Autism

Another Study Shows Vaccines Don't Cause Autism

A new study takes a special look at high-risk children with older siblings diagnosed with autism to show that vacci... Read »

Apr 21, 2015

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