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Flu Widespread in 29 States, CDC Says
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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. states and territories, the CDC said Friday, NBC News reported. Read »

Dec 19, 2014
Prepackaged Caramel Apples Linked to 5 Deaths

Prepackaged Caramel Apples Linked to 5 Deaths

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

Dec 19, 2014
ER Visits, Flu Cases on Rise in San Diego County

ER Visits, Flu Cases on Rise in San Diego County

Emergency Department visits are on the rise this week, as our cases of influenza in San Diego County, health... 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
One Year After Declared Brain Dead, Jahi McMath Still Hooked on Machines

One Year After Declared Brain Dead, Jahi McMath Still Hooked on...

A year ago, 13-year-old Jahi McMath underwent a tonsillectomy and tissue removal at Children's Hospital in Oakland... Read »

Dec 12, 2014
CA's Whooping Cough Epidemic Worst in Decades

CA's Whooping Cough Epidemic Worst in Decades

Health officials are concerned about the worst whooping cough epidemic recorded in California seven decades. Read »

Dec 11, 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
Groundbreaking Study to Examine Unexplained Deaths

Groundbreaking Study to Examine Unexplained Deaths

A new clinical study in La Jolla hopes to unravel multiple unexplained deaths in San Diego county by sequencing... Read »

Dec 10, 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
Doc Sold Pills for Designer Handbags, Wine

Doc Sold Pills for Designer Handbags, Wine

A Del Mar doctor was sentenced Monday to nearly five years in prison for selling oxycodone and other addictive... Watch »

Dec 9, 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
Unproven Stem Cell Treatment Faces Controversy

Unproven Stem Cell Treatment Faces Controversy

An NBC News investigation found that some patients are turning to a controversial stem cell therapy that many... Watch »

Dec 6, 2014
New Public Toilet Opens Downtown

New Public Toilet Opens Downtown

The city's first 24/7 "Portland Loo" public toilet opened to the public Wednesday after a ribbon cutting... Watch »

Dec 5, 2014
Flu Spreading at Faster Rate Than in 2013

Flu Spreading at Faster Rate Than in 2013

Influenza is spreading and sickening locals at a faster clip than last year’s flu season, the deadliest in San Diego... Read »

Dec 3, 2014
8 Percent of Americans Depressed, Few Treated: Study

8 Percent of Americans Depressed, Few Treated: Study

Nearly eight percent of Americans have depression, but only about a third of those are receiving treatment for it... Read »

Dec 3, 2014
Hershey Considers Replacing Corn Syrup With Sugar

Hershey Considers Replacing Corn Syrup With Sugar

Hershey is looking at replacing the high-fructose corn syrup in some of its products with sugar. Read »

Dec 3, 2014
Drug Overdose Deaths in U.S. Double: CDC

Drug Overdose Deaths in U.S. Double: CDC

Drug overdose deaths more than doubled over the past decade, U.S. health officials announced in a report released... Read »

Dec 2, 2014
Circumcision Benefits Outweigh the Risks, CDC Says

Circumcision Benefits Outweigh the Risks, CDC Says

U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical... Read »

Dec 2, 2014
Too Many Infants Still Sleep With Blankets: Study

Too Many Infants Still Sleep With Blankets: Study

Too many U.S. infants sleep with blankets, pillows or other unsafe bedding that may lead to suffocation or sudden... Read »

Dec 1, 2014

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