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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
Ebola Outbreak Puts UC Berkeley Program on Hold

Ebola Outbreak Puts UC Berkeley Program on Hold

The University of California, Berkeley's study abroad program in Sierra Leone is being placed on hold as West Africa... Watch »

Aug 7, 2014
Contractors Allowed to Fumble Obamacare Website: GAO

Contractors Allowed to Fumble Obamacare Website: GAO

A team at the Department of Health and Human Services failed to plan properly or watch over contractors hired to set... Read »

Jul 31, 2014
Sierra Leone Declares State of Emergency Over Ebola

Sierra Leone Declares State of Emergency Over Ebola

Sierra Leone has declared a state of emergency Wednesday to halt the spread of the largest outbreak of the... Read »

Jul 31, 2014
Bay Area Health Expert Not Concerned Over Ebola Virus

Bay Area Health Expert Not Concerned Over Ebola Virus

NBC Bay Area's Terry McSweeney shows why a Bay Area public health expert is not worried about the Ebola virus. Watch »

Jul 30, 2014
The Truth About Sunscreen

The Truth About Sunscreen

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock looks at common claims about skincare and separates the facts from... Watch »

Jul 30, 2014
Ebola Scare Briefly Closes Charlotte ER

Ebola Scare Briefly Closes Charlotte ER

A possible Ebola scare closed a Charlotte area emergency room briefly overnight amid heightened fears about... Read »

Jul 30, 2014

"We Need More": Fight Against Ebola Is Thin on Ground

The biggest outbreak of Ebola in history is affecting over 1,200 people and continues to spread with no end... Watch »

Jul 30, 2014
California Pharmacies Urged to Translate Drug Labels

California Pharmacies Urged to Translate Drug Labels

The push is on to make prescription translations mandatory in California. Watch »

Jul 30, 2014
Livermore Lab Working on Procedure to Diagnose Ebola

Livermore Lab Working on Procedure to Diagnose Ebola

With over 600 dead from the Ebola virus in Africa, scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory... Watch »

Jul 30, 2014
Reality Check: Does Pot Cause Teens to Lose 8 IQ Points?

Reality Check: Does Pot Cause Teens to Lose 8 IQ Points?

One critic said decriminalizing pot, or making it legal for public consumption--even with age... Watch »

Jul 28, 2014
Feeling the Pain of Lightning Strikes, Again and Again

Feeling the Pain of Lightning Strikes, Again and Again

A day after a lightning storm killed a one man and injured others on a California beach, survivors describe... Watch »

Jul 29, 2014
Fist Bumps Less Germy Than Handshakes: Study

Fist Bumps Less Germy Than Handshakes: Study

British researchers conducted an experiment that suggested that fist bumps are a cleaner way for people to... Watch »

Jul 29, 2014
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