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Effort to Overturn Mandatory Vaccination Law Advances

Effort to Overturn Mandatory Vaccination Law Advances

California's secretary of state says the proponents of a ballot measure to repeal the state's new mandatory... Read »

Jul 14, 2015
Syphilis Cases Rise Among California Women

Syphilis Cases Rise Among California Women

Cases of syphilis in women are on the rise in California, according to a new report released by the State Department... Read »

Jul 13, 2015
Recycled Water Safe for Drinking, Lab Results Show

Recycled Water Safe for Drinking, Lab Results Show

Leaders of the Santa Clara Valley Water District aim to have recycled water in the region's drinking cups in the... Watch »

Jul 14, 2015
Frozen Embryos Case Could Set Precedent

Frozen Embryos Case Could Set Precedent

A battle between ex-spouses over frozen embryos that could set a national precedent is scheduled to start Monday in... Watch »

Jul 14, 2015
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

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