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How Those NYE Shots May Trash Your Immune System

How Those NYE Shots May Trash Your Immune System

Binge drinkers beware: that big hangover headed your way reveals only a fraction of the physical damage you will... Read »

Dec 31, 2014
Flu Deaths in U.S. Reach Epidemic Level: CDC

Flu Deaths in U.S. Reach Epidemic Level: CDC

A total of 15 children have died from flu complications, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has... Read »

Dec 30, 2014
Cost of Being Uninsured to Rise in 2015

Cost of Being Uninsured to Rise in 2015

The cost of being uninsured in America is going up significantly next year for millions of people, The Associated... Read »

Dec 30, 2014
Doctors Find Caffeine Helps Premature Babies

Doctors Find Caffeine Helps Premature Babies

Viagra and caffeine aren't typically something doctors would encourage parents to give their babies, but some... Watch »

Dec 25, 2014
Aetna's Drug Policy Discriminates Against HIV Patients: Suit

Aetna's Drug Policy Discriminates Against HIV Patients: Suit

A consumer advocacy group has filed a class-action lawsuit against Aetna Inc. claiming that the company's new drug... Read »

Dec 24, 2014
U.S. Moves Toward Dropping Ban on Gay Blood Donations

U.S. Moves Toward Dropping Ban on Gay Blood Donations

Federal health officials are recommending an end to the nation's lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and... Watch »

Dec 24, 2014
U.S. Moves Toward Dropping Ban on Gay Blood Donations

U.S. Moves Toward Dropping Ban on Gay Blood Donations

Federal health officials are recommending an end to the nation's lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and... Read »

Dec 23, 2014
Safeway Sued Over Caramel Apple-Related Death

Safeway Sued Over Caramel Apple-Related Death

The family of a California woman whose death was linked to prepackaged caramel apples sued the Safeway grocery chain... Read »

Dec 23, 2014
FDA Going After Sellers of Pure Caffeine Powder

FDA Going After Sellers of Pure Caffeine Powder

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is building a legal case against companies that sell pure powdered caffeine... Read »

Dec 23, 2014
Sunday is Last Day to Finish Covered CA Applications

Sunday is Last Day to Finish Covered CA Applications

The deadline for Californians seeking health insurance through the state's Covered California program is Sunday. Read »

Dec 20, 2014
Flu Widespread in 29 States, CDC Says

Flu Widespread in 29 States, CDC Says

This year's flu season is striking earlier than last year's, with the virus already widespread in 29 of the 54 U.S. Read »

Dec 22, 2014
Prepackaged Candy Apples Recalled

Prepackaged Candy Apples Recalled

Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples after they were linked to five deaths and... Watch »

Dec 25, 2014
Tougher Rules on

Tougher Rules on "Alcopops" in Contra Costa

Mixing alcohol with sugar is going to be a headache for some store owners, who are now under stricter rules for how... Read »

Dec 18, 2014
Napster Co-Founder Gives $24M to Allergy Research

Napster Co-Founder Gives $24M to Allergy Research

apster co-founder Sean Parker missed most of his final year in high school and has ended up in the emergency room... Read »

Dec 17, 2014
E-Cigs Surpass Regular Cigs in Teen Use: Survey

E-Cigs Surpass Regular Cigs in Teen Use: Survey

Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use... Read »

Dec 16, 2014
Palo Alto Considering Tighter Smoking Restrictions

Palo Alto Considering Tighter Smoking Restrictions

Lighting up could soon become more challenging in Palo Alto, as the city gets ready to consider even tighter smoking... Watch »

Dec 13, 2014
Chemical in Food Packaging Linked With Lower IQ in Kids

Chemical in Food Packaging Linked With Lower IQ in Kids

Children whose mothers had highest levels of certain chemicals in their bodies while pregnant had noticeably lower... Read »

Dec 11, 2014
Mobile App Helps Diagnose Ear Infections

Mobile App Helps Diagnose Ear Infections

Need help checking for an infection? There's a tool and app for that. San Francisco based Cellscope created the... Watch »

Dec 10, 2014
Common Chemical Linked to Higher Blood Pressure

Common Chemical Linked to Higher Blood Pressure

The chemical BPA, an ingredient in plastics often used in food containers and beverage can linings, might... Read »

Dec 8, 2014
Billionaire Paul Allen Pledges $100M for Cell Science

Billionaire Paul Allen Pledges $100M for Cell Science

Software billionaire Paul Allen says he's committed $100 million to create a new institute to study human cell... Read »

Dec 8, 2014

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