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Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 at 01:28 PM PDT

De Niro Defends Support for Anti-Vaccine Film

De Niro Defends Support for Anti-Vaccine Film

Actor Robert De Niro defended Wednesday the controversial anti-vaccine documentary "Vaxxed: From Cover-Up To Catastrophe" that he pulled from this year's Tribeca Film Festival. Speaking on NBC's "Today" show he...

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 at 03:54 AM PDT

Napster Co-Founder Gives $250M to Cancer Research

Napster Co-Founder Gives $250M to Cancer Research

A project to speed development of cancer-fighting drugs that harness the immune system has academic and drug industry researchers collaborating and sharing their findings like never before. The newly created...

Monday, Apr 11, 2016 at 07:51 PM PDT

Mother Says Health Services Fail to Help Mentally Ill Daughter

Mother Says Health Services Fail to Help Mentally Ill Daughter

A Bay Area mother searching for treatment for her mentally ill daughter says the system is failing.

Thursday, Apr 7, 2016 at 07:16 PM PDT

Parents Try New App to Soothe Kids' 'Night Terrors'

Parents Try New App to Soothe Kids' 'Night Terrors'

Shrieking, thrashing and with no way to console them – it’s a parent’s nightmare. But for kids, it’s known as a "night terror."

Thursday, Apr 7, 2016 at 06:26 PM PDT

Teens With Sleep Issues Take Dangerous Risks: CDC

Teens With Sleep Issues Take Dangerous Risks: CDC

High school students who get too little sleep — or too much — are also more likely to drive drunk or take other risks. That's the finding of a government survey of more than 50,000 high school...

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016 at 02:58 PM PDT

Diabetes Rises Fourfold Over Last 25 Years: WHO

Diabetes Rises Fourfold Over Last 25 Years: WHO

The World Health Organization says excessive weight, obesity, aging and population growth drove a nearly fourfold increase in worldwide cases of diabetes over the last quarter-century, affecting 422 million...

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016 at 06:29 AM PDT

Allergan, Pfizer Call Off Proposed $160B Merger

Allergan, Pfizer Call Off Proposed $160B Merger

The biggest U.S.-based drugmaker, Pfizer Inc., will stay put thanks to aggressive new Treasury Department rules that succeeded in blocking Pfizer from acquiring rival Allergan and moving to Ireland — at least on...

Monday, Apr 4, 2016 at 11:55 AM PDT

Emerald Cashews Recalled Over Glass Shards

Emerald Cashews Recalled Over Glass Shards

Snyder's-Lance, Inc, makers of Emerald brand nuts, is issuing a voluntary recall of a limited number of Emerald 100 Calorie Pack Roasted and Salted Cashew Halves & Pieces product, the U.S.

Saturday, Apr 2, 2016 at 05:40 PM PDT

East Bay Crowds Come Out for Bone Marrow Drive to Save Teen Athlete

East Bay Crowds Come Out for Bone Marrow Drive to Save Teen Athlete

A 17-year-old honor student and star athlete at an East Bay high school is hoping for a Hail Mary to save his life.

Friday, Apr 1, 2016 at 10:53 PM PDT

More Zika Virus Cases Confirmed in Bay Area

More Zika Virus Cases Confirmed in Bay Area

Health officials on Friday confirmed cases of Zika virus in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.

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