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Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 at 03:08 AM PST

Guidelines Issued for CA's Assisted Suicide Law

Guidelines Issued for CA's Assisted Suicide Law

With just months until the state's assisted suicide law goes into effect, the California Medical Association has issued guidelines to doctors on writing prescriptions of lethal doses of medication for terminally...

Friday, Jan 22, 2016 at 05:49 PM PST

Zika Virus Spreads to 20 Latin American Countries

Zika Virus Spreads to 20 Latin American Countries

The Zika virus has now spread to 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries, NBC News reported. The virus is now spreading locally in Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana...

Friday, Jan 22, 2016 at 10:55 AM PST

Senators Ask WH to 'Spearhead' Study of Crumb Rubber Turf

Senators Ask WH to 'Spearhead' Study of Crumb Rubber Turf

Two senators have asked President Barack Obama to launch a "comprehensive" study into the potential health risks posed by "crumb rubber" turf, a surface made of recycled tires used on playgrounds and athletic...

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 at 04:17 PM PST

HPV Raises Risk of Head & Neck Cancers: Study

HPV Raises Risk of Head & Neck Cancers: Study

The human papillomavirus (HPV) increases the chances of head and neck cancer by at least seven times, according to a new study, NBC News reported. The study, conducted by researchers at Albert Einstein College...

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 at 09:08 AM PST

Bay Area Woman Tested for Zika Virus

Bay Area Woman Tested for Zika Virus

A Bay Area woman is being tested for what is known as the Zika virus.

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016 at 03:43 PM PST

2 Pregnant Women in Ill. Test Positive for Zika Virus

2 Pregnant Women in Ill. Test Positive for Zika Virus

Two pregnant Illinois residents have tested positive for the Zika virus, prompting a warning from the Illinois Department of Public Health for anyone traveling abroad. The two women recently traveled to...

Monday, Jan 18, 2016 at 12:38 PM PST

'Marathon Goddess' Runs for Cancer Awareness

'Marathon Goddess' Runs for Cancer Awareness

A Southern California woman known as the "Marathon Goddess" is on a mission to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer the only way she knows how: by running. Julie Weiss has run 99 marathons in her life...

Friday, Jan 15, 2016 at 12:02 PM PST

Patient Forges Friendship by Posting Adele Lyrics at Hospital

Patient Forges Friendship by Posting Adele Lyrics at Hospital

Cystic fibrosis patient posts "Hello" lyrics in hospital window, starting a friendship with workers across the street.

Friday, Jan 15, 2016 at 11:52 AM PST

1 Brain-Dead, 5 Hospitalized in France Clinical Trial

1 Brain-Dead, 5 Hospitalized in France Clinical Trial

A clinical trial in France left one volunteer brain-dead and five others hospitalized, French officials said Friday, NBC News reported. All volunteers participating in the trial at the privately-licensed...

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 12:30 PM PST

Cruise Ship Stomach Sickness Becoming Less Common: Report

Cruise Ship Stomach Sickness Becoming Less Common: Report

Health officials say cruise ship passengers are getting sick with a stomach bug less often. About 20 outbreaks are reported each year on ships that dock at U.S. ports, on average. Many draw media coverage. But

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