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Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 at 05:50 AM PST

Caffeine May Help Fight Cardiovascular Disease: Study

Caffeine May Help Fight Cardiovascular Disease: Study

Scientists used blood samples and studies medical and family history for people in their study. In this research, a connection was found between that inflammatory process and caffeine consumption.

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 at 12:12 PM PST

18M Will Lose Health Insurance With ACA Repeal: Analysis

18M Will Lose Health Insurance With ACA Repeal: Analysis

About 18 million people would lose or drop their health insurance in the first year after Obamacare is repealed, the Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday. The nonpartisan federal agency also found that...

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 at 10:06 AM PST

Abortions in US at Lowest Level Since Roe v. Wade: Survey

Abortions in US at Lowest Level Since Roe v. Wade: Survey

Even as the election outcome intensifies America's abortion debate, a comprehensive new survey finds the annual number of abortions in the U.S has dropped to well under 1 million, the lowest level since 1974....

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 10:45 AM PST

UCSD Gets $10.5M to Research Human Breast Milk

UCSD Gets $10.5M to Research Human Breast Milk

The University of California, San Diego will receive $10.5 million from Switzerland’s Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation to research the mysteries of human breast milk.

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 at 05:05 PM PST

The Pros and Cons of Marijuana Use

The Pros and Cons of Marijuana Use

Marijuana use may help with chronic pain and nausea, but a new study says there are also negative consequences for young children and those at risk for certain mental illnesses. Experts from the National...

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 at 07:25 AM PST

Ziploc Freezer Bags Help Premature Babies Stay Warm: Study

Ziploc Freezer Bags Help Premature Babies Stay Warm: Study

Nurses in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Texas Health Fort Worth developed a program to keep fragile babies warmer. It has led to a decrease of very low birth weight babies being admitted to the NICU...

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 at 08:42 AM PST

CVS Puts Out Cheaper Generic Competitor to EpiPen

CVS Puts Out Cheaper Generic Competitor to EpiPen

CVS is now selling a rival, generic version of Mylan's EpiPen at about a sixth of its price, just months after the maker of the life-saving allergy treatment was eviscerated before Congress because of its...

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 at 12:04 PM PST

4 New Flu Deaths Reported in San Diego County

4 New Flu Deaths Reported in San Diego County

Four new flu-related deaths in San Diego County were confirmed Wednesday by health officials.

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 at 01:17 PM PST

Trump Asks Vaccination Skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to Lead Vaccination Safety Commission

Trump Asks Vaccination Skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to Lead Vaccination Safety Commission

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a vocal vaccination skeptic, said Tuesday that President-elect Donald Trump has asked him to "chair a commission on vaccination safety and scientific integrity" and that he has accepted....

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 at 05:46 AM PST

Holiday Twinkies, Palmer Candy Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns

Holiday Twinkies, Palmer Candy Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns

Hostess Brands and Palmer Candy Company have recalled holiday-themed sweets over concern the desserts may be contaminated with the harmful Salmonella bacteria. Hostess Brands recalled its Holiday White...

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