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Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 at 01:08 PM PDT

Congressman's Zika Warning: Jar of Mosquitoes on House Floor

Congressman's Zika Warning: Jar of Mosquitoes on House Floor

Florida Republican Rep. David Jolly brought a container of mosquitoes onto the House floor Wednesday to criticize Congress for failing to pass legislation to combat the mosquito-borne Zika virus in the Sunshine...

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 at 08:45 AM PDT

Family Grieves Loss of Newborn in Twins Viral Photo

Family Grieves Loss of Newborn in Twins Viral Photo

Days after a photo of Florida newborn twins hugging in a hospital went viral, the family is grieving the the loss of one of the boys, born with a rare medical condition. Twins Mason and Hawk Buchmeyer of...

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 at 05:20 AM PDT

Flu Season Arrives, With New Recommendations for Prevention

Flu Season Arrives, With New Recommendations for Prevention

The nasal spray FluMist has been the flu vaccine preference among many parents for years, but the American Academy of Pediatrics says kids should not get it this year. The move comes after a panel of experts...

Tuesday, Sep 6, 2016 at 01:27 PM PDT

Industry Insiders Estimate EpiPen Costs No More Than $30

Industry Insiders Estimate EpiPen Costs No More Than $30

Mylan says middlemen and suppliers have forced them to jack up the prices on EpiPens by hundreds of dollars, but two industry insiders say the company pays no more than $30 per device, NBC News reports. Some...

Tuesday, Sep 6, 2016 at 11:46 AM PDT

NY Attorney General to Investigate EpiPen Manufacturer

NY Attorney General to Investigate EpiPen Manufacturer

New York's top prosecutor said he is launching an antitrust investigation into the maker of the EpiPen. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday his office was opening the investigation into Mylan...

Friday, Sep 2, 2016 at 03:27 PM PDT

3 Common STDs Are Becoming Harder to Treat

3 Common STDs Are Becoming Harder to Treat

In the United States, drug-resistant gonorrhea is a public health problem of national concern. But untreatable gonorrhea isn't the only STD that has health officials worried, according to an NBC News report. E...

Friday, Sep 2, 2016 at 04:04 PM PDT

FDA Bans Antibacterials From Soaps

FDA Bans Antibacterials From Soaps

The federal government Friday banned more than a dozen chemicals long-used in antibacterial soaps, saying manufacturers failed to show they are safe and kill germs. "We have no scientific evidence that they...

Thursday, Sep 1, 2016 at 11:23 AM PDT

Obesity Rates Fall in Four States

Obesity Rates Fall in Four States

Obesity rates in Minnesota, Montana, New York and Ohio fell — the first time that any state has seen a decrease in the past decade, according to a report released Thursday, NBC News reported. For the majority...

Thursday, Sep 1, 2016 at 08:28 PM PDT

Zika Found in Trapped Fla. Mosquitoes, 1st in US Mainland

Zika Found in Trapped Fla. Mosquitoes, 1st in US Mainland

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said 95 more trapped mosquitoes tested negative since the three local mosquitoes with Zika were found. Intensive trapping and testing continues. The...

Thursday, Sep 1, 2016 at 12:02 AM PDT

Texting Program Helps Domestic Violence, Sex Assault Victims

Texting Program Helps Domestic Violence, Sex Assault Victims

Help is now just a text away for hundreds of domestic violence and sexual assault victims in Santa Clara County.

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