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MRSA Breaks Out Among Firefighter Trainees in New York

MRSA Breaks Out Among Firefighter Trainees in New York

A handful of probationary firefighters training on New York's Randall's Island have contracted... Read »

Aug 14, 2014
Eating More Salt Is Okay, New Study Finds

Eating More Salt Is Okay, New Study Finds

A new study suggests that it's safe for healthy people to eat about twice as much salt as currently... Read »

Aug 13, 2014
American With Ebola Getting Stronger, Husband Says

American With Ebola Getting Stronger, Husband Says

The U.S. woman who contracted Ebola while working as an aid worker in Liberia is gaining back her strength,... Read »

Aug 13, 2014
Georgia Firm Recalls 15K Pounds of Chicken Nuggets

Georgia Firm Recalls 15K Pounds of Chicken Nuggets

A Georgia-based meat company is recalling over 15,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets after reports surfaced... Read »

Aug 13, 2014

"It's a Mask": Humor Hides Darker Issues in Comedy World

Lined up outside the Laugh Factory in Hollywood, it happens every Tuesday: aspiring comedians signing up to... Watch »

Aug 12, 2014
Big Tobacco Attempts a Major Makeover

Big Tobacco Attempts a Major Makeover

Big Tobacco is looking to shed its morbid image by pitching "smokeless" e-cigarettes, championing... Read »

Aug 10, 2014
California Debates “Yes Means Yes” Sex Assault Law

California Debates “Yes Means Yes” Sex Assault Law

College students have heard a similar refrain for years in campaigns to stop sexual assault: No means no. Read »

Aug 11, 2014
Meet the Man Keeping U.S. Safe From Ebola

Meet the Man Keeping U.S. Safe From Ebola

Tom Frieden started his career as a public-health detective, fighting outbreaks of tuberculosis in New York... Read »

Aug 10, 2014
25 Years Ago, Different Ebola Outbreak in Virginia

25 Years Ago, Different Ebola Outbreak in Virginia

Americans' introduction to the Ebola virus came 25 years ago in an office park near Washington Dulles International... Read »

Aug 10, 2014
Liberian President Apologizes for Ebola Deaths

Liberian President Apologizes for Ebola Deaths

The president of Liberia apologized on Saturday for the high death toll among the country's healthcare... Read »

Aug 10, 2014
Oakland Entrepreneur Aims to Help West African Women With Superfood

Oakland Entrepreneur Aims to Help West African Women With Superfood

Gram for gram -- it has twice the protein found in yogurt and four times the amount of calcium in Watch »

Aug 9, 2014
Whooping Cough Cases Spike in Santa Clara County

Whooping Cough Cases Spike in Santa Clara County

It is being called an epidemic: Cases of pertussis, better known as whooping cough, are spiking across... Watch »

Aug 9, 2014
Homeless Advocates Hope Stowaway Case Changes

Homeless Advocates Hope Stowaway Case Changes "Model"

The journey of accused stowaway Marilyn Hartman is raising other issues that go beyond airport Watch »

Aug 9, 2014

School Lunches Around the World

Photographers captured the lunch fare for students in several countries earlier this month, showing a range... View »

Aug 27, 2014
Ebola Researcher on Experimental Treatment:

Ebola Researcher on Experimental Treatment: "I Would Take It Myself in...

Southern California researchers examining the Ebola virus and how it works have helped develop an... Watch »

Aug 9, 2014
9 Questions You Should Ask About the Drug

9 Questions You Should Ask About the Drug "Molly"

It's one of the most popular party drugs in circulation at the moment, but what exactly is Molly? Is it a new danger... Read »

Aug 8, 2014
Tick Bite Can Trigger Allergy to Red Meat

Tick Bite Can Trigger Allergy to Red Meat

A bug can turn you into a vegetarian, or at least make you swear off red meat. Doctors across the U.S. Watch »

Aug 8, 2014
Prop 46: CA Doctors Could Face Random Drug Testing

Prop 46: CA Doctors Could Face Random Drug Testing

Is your doctor on drugs? Supporters of California Proposition 46 say their measure would help patients find out. Watch »

Aug 7, 2014
East Bay Hospital Closes ER to Ambulances

East Bay Hospital Closes ER to Ambulances

No ambulances allowed. Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo has closed its emergency room to the Watch »

Aug 7, 2014
CDC Chief Warns Against

CDC Chief Warns Against "False Hopes" on Ebola Drugs

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that the federal government is looking... Read »

Aug 7, 2014
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