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Friday, Jul 7, 2017 at 05:26 AM PDT

Doctors Are Prescribing Fewer Opioids in Much of US: CDC

Doctors Are Prescribing Fewer Opioids in Much of US: CDC

Overall opioid prescription rates have been falling in recent years, but the powerful drugs have become more plentiful in more than 1 in 5 U.S. counties, a report released Thursday finds. The amount of opioids...

Thursday, Jul 6, 2017 at 03:40 PM PDT

Painkiller Maker Stops Sales at FDA Request Because of Abuse

Painkiller Maker Stops Sales at FDA Request Because of Abuse

The maker of painkiller Opana ER is pulling the drug off the market at the request of federal regulators because of abuse. Endo International PLC said Thursday it will voluntarily stop selling the pills,...

Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 12:21 PM PDT

Smelling Your Food Makes You Fat: UC Berkeley Study

Smelling Your Food Makes You Fat: UC Berkeley Study

The university compared three types of mice: those without the ability to smell, those with and those that had a boosted sense of smell.

Thursday, Jul 6, 2017 at 10:32 AM PDT

Tumor Gene Testing Urged to Tell if Drug Targets Your Cancer

Tumor Gene Testing Urged to Tell if Drug Targets Your Cancer

Colon cancer. Uterine cancer. Pancreatic cancer. Whatever the tumor, the more gene mutations lurking inside, the better chance your immune system has to fight back. That's the premise behind the recent approval...

Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017 at 08:45 AM PDT

Ice Bucket Challenge Originator to Get Help With Medical Bills

Ice Bucket Challenge Originator to Get Help With Medical Bills

The man who inspired the ice bucket challenge to raise millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig's disease research will have his own medical bills covered for a while. The Salem News reports that Pete Frates and his...

Tuesday, Jul 4, 2017 at 02:01 AM PDT

Eggs of Mosquito That Can Transmit Zika Found in Pasadena

Eggs of Mosquito That Can Transmit Zika Found in Pasadena

Eggs from the type of mosquito that can transmit Zika, dengue and chikungunya have been detected for the first time in Pasadena, city officials said Monday.

Monday, Jul 3, 2017 at 05:40 PM PDT

Got Chocolate Milk? San Francisco Schools Say No

Got Chocolate Milk? San Francisco Schools Say No

Chocolate milk will no longer be served during lunchtime to elementary and middle school students in San Francisco. District officials said the decision is based on kids consuming too much sugar during school...

Monday, Jul 3, 2017 at 12:21 PM PDT

Soy 'Milk'? Even Federal Agencies Can't Agree on Terminology

Soy 'Milk'? Even Federal Agencies Can't Agree on Terminology

Dairy farmers want U.S. regulators to banish the term "soy milk," but documents show even government agencies haven't always agreed on what to call such drinks. The U.S. Department of Agriculture "fervently"...

Sunday, Jul 2, 2017 at 09:44 PM PDT

Marrow Recipient Meets Her Donor

Marrow Recipient Meets Her Donor

Trish Tran, a 14-year-old Sacramento girl, was able to meet the man who saved her life. Trish was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia in May 2015 and needed a marrow donor. Her need was fulfilled thanks to Conrado...

Friday, Jun 30, 2017 at 06:01 PM PDT

Tuberculosis Scare at Vallejo 24 Hour Fitness Gym

Tuberculosis Scare at Vallejo 24 Hour Fitness Gym

Patrons at 24 Hour Fitness gym in Vallejo are on edge after a member tested positive for tuberculosis.

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