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Homeless Advocates Hope Stowaway Case Changes

Homeless Advocates Hope Stowaway Case Changes "Model"

The journey of accused stowaway Marilyn Hartman is raising other issues that go beyond airport Watch »

Aug 9, 2014

School Lunches Around the World

Photographers captured the lunch fare for students in several countries earlier this month, showing a range... View »

Aug 27, 2014
Ebola Researcher on Experimental Treatment:

Ebola Researcher on Experimental Treatment: "I Would Take It Myself in...

Southern California researchers examining the Ebola virus and how it works have helped develop an... Watch »

Aug 9, 2014
9 Questions You Should Ask About the Drug

9 Questions You Should Ask About the Drug "Molly"

It's one of the most popular party drugs in circulation at the moment, but what exactly is Molly? Is it a new danger... Read »

Aug 8, 2014
Tick Bite Can Trigger Allergy to Red Meat

Tick Bite Can Trigger Allergy to Red Meat

A bug can turn you into a vegetarian, or at least make you swear off red meat. Doctors across the U.S. Watch »

Aug 8, 2014
Prop 46: CA Doctors Could Face Random Drug Testing

Prop 46: CA Doctors Could Face Random Drug Testing

Is your doctor on drugs? Supporters of California Proposition 46 say their measure would help patients find out. Watch »

Aug 7, 2014
East Bay Hospital Closes ER to Ambulances

East Bay Hospital Closes ER to Ambulances

No ambulances allowed. Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo has closed its emergency room to the Watch »

Aug 7, 2014
CDC Chief Warns Against

CDC Chief Warns Against "False Hopes" on Ebola Drugs

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that the federal government is looking... Read »

Aug 7, 2014
Tattoo Ink Causing Rash of Infections, FDA Warns

Tattoo Ink Causing Rash of Infections, FDA Warns

The Food and Drug Administration is warning tattoo parlors, their customers and those buying at-home tattoo... Read »

Aug 7, 2014
Facebook Page Rallies for One Direction to Visit Cancer Patient, 6

Facebook Page Rallies for One Direction to Visit Cancer Patient, 6

A six-year-old cancer patient in Massachusetts hoped to go to a One Direction concert this month with her... Watch »

Aug 7, 2014
NIH Scientists Closer Than Ever to Ebola Vaccine

NIH Scientists Closer Than Ever to Ebola Vaccine

National Institutes of Health scientists have been working for more than a decade on an Ebola vaccine. As the latest Watch »

Aug 6, 2014

"Gross" or "Magical": Families Burn Umbilical Cords

Cord burning has been practiced by various cultures for many years, but it's becoming more popular in the... Read »

Aug 6, 2014
UCSF Researcher Hopes to Bring Ebola to Bay Area

UCSF Researcher Hopes to Bring Ebola to Bay Area

The current outbreak of Ebola in Africa is supposedly the deadliest-yet. One UCSF researcher is hoping to bring the... Read »

Aug 6, 2014
Ebola Outbreak: 5 Things Air Travelers Need to Know

Ebola Outbreak: 5 Things Air Travelers Need to Know

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which claimed at least 887 lives, has many people wondering whether the... Read »

Aug 6, 2014
New Ebola Treatment Uses an Old Idea

New Ebola Treatment Uses an Old Idea

The experimental treatment given to the two Americans infected with the Ebola virus uses an old idea, serum, devised... Read »

Aug 6, 2014

"Gluten-Free" Label Regulations Kick In

Starting Tuesday, "gluten free" labels on packaged foods have real meaning. Until now, the... Read »

Aug 5, 2014
Safety Study: Dangers of Texting and Walking

Safety Study: Dangers of Texting and Walking

Researchers discovered teenagers are more at risk of getting hit by cars while distracted than any other demographic... Watch »

Aug 5, 2014
Mass. Doctor Heading to Africa to Help Fight Ebola

Mass. Doctor Heading to Africa to Help Fight Ebola

Dr. Nahid Bhadelia is taking her knowledge about infectious disease to Sierra Leone, where she'll be in... Watch »

Aug 3, 2014
New York Times To Run Ad From Marijuana Company

New York Times To Run Ad From Marijuana Company

The New York Times will run a full-page advertisement on Sunday for a company that helps marijuana users find... Read »

Aug 2, 2014
Toledo Tap Water Remains Off-Limits for Third Day

Toledo Tap Water Remains Off-Limits for Third Day

Residents in northwestern Ohio remained unable to use tap water for a third day after testing showed toxins... Watch »

Aug 4, 2014
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