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Regular Sun May Produce Similar Results to Drugs: Study

Regular Sun May Produce Similar Results to Drugs: Study

Lots of beachgoers say a day in the sun makes them feel good, but a new study suggests the feeling could be... Read »

Jun 25, 2014
Human Case of West Nile in Contra Costa County

Human Case of West Nile in Contra Costa County

A man in his 60s in Contra Costa County was diagnosed with West Nile virus, the first human case in the Bay... Read »

Jun 21, 2014
Number of People Exposed to Anthrax Climbs: CDC

Number of People Exposed to Anthrax Climbs: CDC

The number of people who may have been exposed to anthrax at the CDC in Atlanta has grown to more than 80 and... Read »

Jun 20, 2014
75 Scientists Possibly Exposed to Anthrax: CDC

75 Scientists Possibly Exposed to Anthrax: CDC

Seventy-five scientists working in government laboratories are being offered treatment for anthrax "out of... Read »

Jun 19, 2014
Antidepressant Warning Raised Suicide Attempts: Study

Antidepressant Warning Raised Suicide Attempts: Study

A "black box" warning on antidepressants notifying users that the medications can increase the risk of... Read »

Jun 18, 2014
Sugary Drink Warning Label Effort Fails in California

Sugary Drink Warning Label Effort Fails in California

A legislative committee has rejected a bill that would have made California the first state in the nation to require... Read »

Jun 18, 2014
Senators Scold Dr. Oz For Diet Scams

Senators Scold Dr. Oz For Diet Scams

Dr. Mehmet Oz, a celebrity doctor who frequently touts weight-loss products on his syndicated television show,... Read »

Jun 17, 2014
'Bionic Pancreas' Astonishes Diabetes Researchers

'Bionic Pancreas' Astonishes Diabetes Researchers

A “bionic pancreas” system that automatically controls blood sugar levels helped more than two dozen people... Read »

Jun 16, 2014
Whooping Cough Epidemic in California: Officials

Whooping Cough Epidemic in California: Officials

The number of whooping cough cases in California has officially reached epidemic proportions, the... Read »

Jun 16, 2014
Molly's Journey Through the Eyes of Her Husband

Molly's Journey Through the Eyes of Her Husband

Arash Golbon, the husband of lung cancer patient Molly Golbon, shares his perspective of supporting his wife through... Watch »

Jun 13, 2014
The Health Benefits of Drinking Wine Explained

The Health Benefits of Drinking Wine Explained

After a long day, a glass of wine may help ease some tension. But did you know it could also help your health? One... Watch »

Jun 13, 2014
Genetically, There's No Such Thing as a Mexican: Study

Genetically, There's No Such Thing as a Mexican: Study

Even though medical researchers and census-takers lump Latinos and Hispanics into one group, a giant study... Read »

Jun 12, 2014
Cheesemakers Fear Wooden Board Crackdown

Cheesemakers Fear Wooden Board Crackdown

Aging cheese on wood boards is a common practice among artisan cheesemakers at home and Watch »

Jun 11, 2014
Service Dogs Not Trained to Help Kids with Autism: Complaint

Service Dogs Not Trained to Help Kids with Autism: Complaint

A pair of Bay Area families claim a nonprofit organization provided service dogs that were not properly trained... Watch »

Jun 10, 2014
Moles May Suggest Breast Cancer: Study

Moles May Suggest Breast Cancer: Study

In two new studies, two teams of researchers, one in France and one in the United States, looked at surveys... Read »

Jun 11, 2014
29 Million Americans Have Diabetes: Report

29 Million Americans Have Diabetes: Report

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting that more than 29 million American adults have diabetes... Read »

Jun 10, 2014
E-Cigarette Crackdown Spreads Across U.S.

E-Cigarette Crackdown Spreads Across U.S.

Santa Clara County on Tuesday cracked down on "e-cigarettes" so that they now fall under the... Watch »

Jun 10, 2014
Epileptic Girl Inspiration Behind Florida Medical Pot Bill

Epileptic Girl Inspiration Behind Florida Medical Pot Bill

An 11-year-old girl who suffers from epileptic seizures is the inspiration behind a bill in Florida that would allow... Read »

Jun 8, 2014
Illinois 1st State to Ban Microbeads in Cosmetics

Illinois 1st State to Ban Microbeads in Cosmetics

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Sunday that he says makes Illinois the first state to ban the sale... Read »

Jun 9, 2014
Formerly Conjoined Twins to Go Home

Formerly Conjoined Twins to Go Home

The formerly-conjoined Ezell twins are sharing an exciting milestone -- they'll soon be headed home for Read »

Jun 8, 2014
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