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Obama Seeks Extra Funding to Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Germs
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Obama Seeks Extra Funding to Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Germs

President Barack Obama wants the U.S. to invest much more in fighting antibiotic-resistant germs to prevent re-emergence of diseases conquered long ago. The White House said Tuesday that Obama will ask Congress to nearly double its funding to fight antibiotic resistance to... Read »

Jan 27, 2015
Autism Caused by Random Genetic Mutations: Study

Autism Caused by Random Genetic Mutations: Study

Siblings with autism often have DNA mutations that are very different from each other, which suggests that autism is... Read »

Jan 26, 2015
Medical Pot Only OK for Sick Kids Failed by Other Drugs: MDs

Medical Pot Only OK for Sick Kids Failed by Other Drugs: MDs

With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing... Read »

Jan 26, 2015
Bird Flu Found at Foster Farms Turkey Ranch in California

Bird Flu Found at Foster Farms Turkey Ranch in California

Hundreds of turkeys at a Central California ranch are being killed to prevent the spread of a type of avian flu that... Read »

Jan 26, 2015
CA Law Makes It Harder to Skip Vaccinations

CA Law Makes It Harder to Skip Vaccinations

Fewer California parents opted out of vaccinations for their children entering kindergarten last year following the... Read »

Jan 24, 2015
New Numbers Released in Measles Outbreak

New Numbers Released in Measles Outbreak

California health officials released new numbers Friday in the ongoing measles outbreak. Read »

Jan 23, 2015
Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome

Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome

Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome, often associated with facial birthmarks, which means... Watch »

Jan 23, 2015
Medical Bills Could Cost Family Their Home

Medical Bills Could Cost Family Their Home

Sell your house to pay for your healthcare. That's exactly the situation one East Bay family is facing. Watch »

Jan 23, 2015
New USDA Standards Follow Salmonella Outbreak

New USDA Standards Follow Salmonella Outbreak

Standards proposed Wednesday by the Agriculture Department aim to reduce rates of salmonella and campylobacter... Read »

Jan 22, 2015
E-Cigs May Be More Toxic Than Real Cigarettes: Study

E-Cigs May Be More Toxic Than Real Cigarettes: Study

A new study suggests that formaldehyde levels in e-cigarettes may be five to 15 times higher than in regular... Read »

Jan 22, 2015
3 New Measles Cases Confirmed in SD

3 New Measles Cases Confirmed in SD

Three new cases of measles have been confirmed in San Diego County, bringing the total number of local cases to 13... Watch »

Jan 22, 2015
Disneyland Employees Get Measles as Outbreak Spreads

Disneyland Employees Get Measles as Outbreak Spreads

Five Disneyland workers contracted measles at the Anaheim park, including two employees who had vaccinations, health... Watch »

Jan 21, 2015
Hidden Risks of Going Gluten-Free

Hidden Risks of Going Gluten-Free

Consumer Reports says gluten-free diets are not healthy for most people. Watch »

Jan 20, 2015
Teens Not Vaccinated for Measles Barred From SoCal School

Teens Not Vaccinated for Measles Barred From SoCal School

Twenty students who have not been vaccinated against the measles are not be allowed on the campus of Huntington... Watch »

Jan 20, 2015
Common Measles Questions Answered

Common Measles Questions Answered

As the number of confirmed measles cases grows in Southern California, NBC4’s Dr. Bruce Hensel answers common... Read »

Jan 19, 2015
Timeline: San Diego County Measles Cases

Timeline: San Diego County Measles Cases

A timeline of the measles cases reported in San Diego County after an outbreak was reported in January 2015. Read »

Jan 21, 2015
Possible Measles Cases Reported in North County

Possible Measles Cases Reported in North County

Health officials were releasing the locations frequented by the patients since Dec. 30. Read »

Jan 19, 2015
Measles Outbreak Spreads Beyond Disney: Officials

Measles Outbreak Spreads Beyond Disney: Officials

A total of 51 measles cases have now been reported in the wake of an outbreak linked to Disney theme parks in... Watch »

Jan 17, 2015
5 Myths About the Flu Debunked

5 Myths About the Flu Debunked

Flu is widespread across the United States, in a season made even more severe by a disappointing vaccine that's not... Read »

Jan 23, 2015
Wendy's Drops Soda from Kids Meal

Wendy's Drops Soda from Kids Meal

Wendy's has won praise from children's advocacy groups for its recent move to stop displaying soda on its children's... Read »

Jan 16, 2015

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