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Young Bride Killed by Brain-Eating Amoeba

Young Bride Killed by Brain-Eating Amoeba

Koral Reef was only 20 years old when she developed a rare, brain-eating amoeba that eventually claimed her life. Watch »

Apr 6, 2015
Girl Hooked Up to

Girl Hooked Up to "Robotic Lung" While Battling Severe Flu

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital held picture day on Friday -- not a promotional shoot for doctors and nurses, but... Watch »

Apr 5, 2015
Blue Bell Suspends Operations at Oklahoma Plant

Blue Bell Suspends Operations at Oklahoma Plant

Blue Bell Creameries has voluntarily suspended operations at an Oklahoma plant that officials had previously... Watch »

Apr 4, 2015

"The Baby's Coming Now!" Woman Gives Birth in LA Courthouse

A woman who stopped inside a downtown Los Angeles courthouse to pay a bill left with a little bit more than a... Watch »

Apr 3, 2015
14 Attorneys General Urge Congress to Investigate Herbal Supplement Industry

14 Attorneys General Urge Congress to Investigate Herbal Supplement...

Fourteen attorneys general asked Congress to launch an investigation of the herbal supplements industry and to... Read »

Apr 2, 2015
WATCH: New Heat-Sensitive Socks for Diabetics

WATCH: New Heat-Sensitive Socks for Diabetics

Remember mood rings? Researchers have developed heat-sensitive socks that change color to monitor circulation in... Watch »

Apr 2, 2015
Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Take Drugs Daily to Relax: Survey

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Take Drugs Daily to Relax: Survey

Nearly one in five Americans report using some sort of drug every day that alters their mood or helps them relax... Read »

Apr 1, 2015
Tips for Coping With Spring's

Tips for Coping With Spring's "Intense" Allergy Season

While many are looking forward to milder spring temps following a winter that saw record cold and snow, some experts... Read »

Apr 1, 2015
Parents Want More Medical Marijuana Access to Treat Sick Children

Parents Want More Medical Marijuana Access to Treat Sick Children

Several parents are advocating for more medical marijuana access as they say cannabis is safer than pharmaceuticals... Watch »

Mar 30, 2015
Classical Music Calms Cats, Study Says

Classical Music Calms Cats, Study Says

Classical music helps calm down cats when they're undergoing surgery — but heavy metal songs have the opposite... Read »

Mar 31, 2015
Being Poor Is Bad for Kids' Brains, Study Says

Being Poor Is Bad for Kids' Brains, Study Says

A new study indicates children raised in poorer households have brains with less surface area, meaning they could be... Read »

Mar 31, 2015
Bay Area Documentary Examines Cellphone Dangers

Bay Area Documentary Examines Cellphone Dangers

A Bay Area-produced documentary about the dangers of cellphone use has people in Berkeley dialed in to the issue... Watch »

Mar 28, 2015
Boy With Rare Disorder Asks Supporters to Wear Yellow Before Operation

Boy With Rare Disorder Asks Supporters to Wear Yellow Before Operation

A 5-year-old boy with an immune disorder is asking people to wear yellow, his favorite color, on the day of his... Read »

Mar 27, 2015
Pepsi Takes Back No. 2 Spot From Diet Coke

Pepsi Takes Back No. 2 Spot From Diet Coke

Americans bought less soda for the 10th straight year in 2014, with diet sodas shrinking more than their sugary... Read »

Mar 27, 2015
WATCH: New Anti-Smoking Ads Highlight Pain, Suffering

WATCH: New Anti-Smoking Ads Highlight Pain, Suffering

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is introducing a new installment of its anti-smoking campaign... Watch »

Mar 26, 2015
Indiana Calls in CDC to Help With HIV Outbreak

Indiana Calls in CDC to Help With HIV Outbreak

Indiana health officials called on federal experts last week for help in containing an HIV outbreak that includes 55... Read »

Mar 26, 2015
New Anthrax Treatment Okayed by FDA

New Anthrax Treatment Okayed by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new anthrax treatment that helps fight infection in patients who... Read »

Mar 25, 2015
Stanford Study Warns of Dangers Caused by High Heels

Stanford Study Warns of Dangers Caused by High Heels

High heels can increase the risk of osteoarthritis, reports a Stanford study. Read »

Mar 24, 2015
Death Points to Dangers of Black-Market Cosmetic Work

Death Points to Dangers of Black-Market Cosmetic Work

The recent death of a Dallas woman who had received injections at a salon to expand the size of her buttocks follows... Read »

Mar 24, 2015
Nearly 250,000 Don't Know They Have Alzheimer's: Report

Nearly 250,000 Don't Know They Have Alzheimer's: Report

More than 500,000 Americans will have Alzheimer’s disease this year, but nearly 250,000 won’t know it, according to... Read »

Mar 24, 2015

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