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Many Preteens Have High Cholesterol: Study

Many Preteens Have High Cholesterol: Study

A news study of preteens in Texas found that about one-third of them had borderline or high cholesterol when tested... Read »

Mar 28, 2014
Marriage Healthy for the Heart?

Marriage Healthy for the Heart?

A study of more than 3.5 million Americans found that married people were less likely than single, divorced... Read »

Mar 28, 2014
Sex Harassment Study: Surprise Effect on Military Men

Sex Harassment Study: Surprise Effect on Military Men

Frightening and threatening sexual harassment in the military may cause its male victims more distress than... Read »

Mar 28, 2014
6 Million Have Enrolled on Obamacare Sites: White House

6 Million Have Enrolled on Obamacare Sites: White House

More than 6 million people have enrolled in health insurance on the new Obamacare exchanges, the White House... Read »

Mar 27, 2014
Autism Rates Jump by 30 Percent in Kids: CDC

Autism Rates Jump by 30 Percent in Kids: CDC

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a 30 percent jump among 8-year-olds... Read »

Mar 27, 2014
Marin County: Very Healthy, But Unequal

Marin County: Very Healthy, But Unequal

Marin is California's healthiest county. However, there is "wide disparity" in the strong and able area. Read »

Mar 27, 2014
Autism Linked to Prenatal Brain Growth Problems

Autism Linked to Prenatal Brain Growth Problems

A small study that examined brains from children who died found abnormal patterns of cell growth in... Read »

Mar 26, 2014
Obamacare Enrollees Could Get More Time to Sign Up

Obamacare Enrollees Could Get More Time to Sign Up

The deadline to sign up for health insurance on the Obamacare exchanges is March 31 — but people who have... Read »

Mar 25, 2014
Planned Parenthood to Open $5M Abortion Clinic in Texas

Planned Parenthood to Open $5M Abortion Clinic in Texas

Planned Parenthood will open a $5 million abortion clinic in San Antonio that adheres to the strict new... Read »

Mar 25, 2014
Air Pollution Kills 7 Million People a Year: WHO

Air Pollution Kills 7 Million People a Year: WHO

Air pollution kills about 7 people throughout the world each year, the World Health Organization said in a... Read »

Mar 25, 2014
SF Supes Speak in Favor of Proposed Soda Tax

SF Supes Speak in Favor of Proposed Soda Tax

Two San Francisco supervisors joined doctors at a community town hall meeting Monday evening to discuss a... Watch »

Mar 24, 2014
Calif. Scientists Track Deadly Food Contaminations

Calif. Scientists Track Deadly Food Contaminations

NBC Bay Area's Diane Dwyer goes inside labs to see how inspectors track down potentially deadly tainted... Watch »

Mar 25, 2014
Santa Clara Co. Shifts Approach to TB Testing

Santa Clara Co. Shifts Approach to TB Testing

Santa Clara County, which has more cases of tuberculosis that most U.S. states, will shift from testing... Read »

Mar 24, 2014
Officials: No Fukushima Radiation at Calif. Beaches

Officials: No Fukushima Radiation at Calif. Beaches

The hoopla over YouTube video purporting to show a Half Moon Bay beach awash in radiation -- linked, of course,... Read »

Mar 24, 2014
Calif. Polio-Like Virus Still a Mystery

Calif. Polio-Like Virus Still a Mystery

Doctors are trying to learn more about a mysterious "polio-like" illness that sickened a new victim... Watch »

Mar 24, 2014
Glide Church Offers Free Covered CA Enrollment Help

Glide Church Offers Free Covered CA Enrollment Help

Covered California partnered with churches and libraries across the state, offering free, in-person assistance ahead... Read »

Mar 23, 2014
California Hospital Strike Averted By Contract Deal

California Hospital Strike Averted By Contract Deal

A planned strike by thousands of University of California hospital workers was averted after contract talks yielded... Read »

Mar 24, 2014
 Wounded Pa. Soldier Seeks Chinese Stem Cell Cure

Wounded Pa. Soldier Seeks Chinese Stem Cell Cure

A York County, Pa., soldier left partially paralyzed when he was shot in Afghanistan nearly two years ago is banking... Read »

Mar 23, 2014
Listeria Recall Affects Parkers Farm Cheese, Salsa, Spreads

Listeria Recall Affects Parkers Farm Cheese, Salsa, Spreads

A major recall out of Minnesota is affecting foods sold at Costco, Wal-Mart, Target, Whole Foods and more... Read »

Mar 23, 2014
Baby Girl With Rare Disease Inspires Nationwide Support

Baby Girl With Rare Disease Inspires Nationwide Support

A fundraiser is set to take place next month for a Levittown baby girl who captured the hearts of... Read »

Mar 23, 2014
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