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Woman's Measles Death the 1st in U.S. Since 2003

Woman's Measles Death the 1st in U.S. Since 2003

A Washington woman died from measles in the spring — the first measles death in the U.S. since 2003 and the first in the state since 1990, health officials said Thursday. The woman, who was not identified, lacked some of the measles' common symptoms, such as a rash, so the virus... Read »

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World Cup Collision Sparks Concussion Concerns

World Cup Collision Sparks Concussion Concerns

Like many contact sports only recently coming to terms with the long-term risks of concussions, soccer has struggled... Read »

Jul 1, 2015
Some People Seeking Sunburns - Just for the 'Art'

Some People Seeking Sunburns - Just for the 'Art'

While most people avoid sunburns at all costs, there are some who welcome them, all in the name of "art." Watch »

Jun 30, 2015
Sugary Drinks May Kill 184,000 People Each Year: Study

Sugary Drinks May Kill 184,000 People Each Year: Study

Consumption of soda, energy beverages, and other sugary drinks may be linked to 184,000 adult deaths each year... Watch »

Jun 30, 2015
Gov Approves School Vaccine Law

Gov Approves School Vaccine Law

California's governor signed the controversial school vaccine bill into law Tuesday. Watch »

Jun 30, 2015
Stroke Procedure Can Save Thousands of Lives

Stroke Procedure Can Save Thousands of Lives

A clot removal procedure is now on the list of standard care. Watch »

Jun 29, 2015
Calif. Lawmakers Pass Strict School Vaccine Bill

Calif. Lawmakers Pass Strict School Vaccine Bill

California lawmakers have passed a contentious bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws... Read »

Jun 29, 2015
Why More Women Than Men Have Alzheimer's

Why More Women Than Men Have Alzheimer's

Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the... Read »

Jun 28, 2015
Whole Foods Recalls Macadamia Nuts for Possible Salmonella

Whole Foods Recalls Macadamia Nuts for Possible Salmonella

Whole Foods Market is voluntarily pulling macadamia nuts from its shelves in 12 states after a possible Salmonella... Read »

Jun 26, 2015
California Vaccine Bill Clears Major Hurdle

California Vaccine Bill Clears Major Hurdle

California's Assembly on Thursday approved a hotly contested bill requiring that nearly all public schoolchildren be... Read »

Jun 25, 2015
Covered California to Cap Costs of Specialty Drugs

Covered California to Cap Costs of Specialty Drugs

Rate changes set to take effect in 2016 for Covered California participants will set policy for all insurance... Read »

Jun 25, 2015
New Meningitis Vaccines Get Partial Endorsement

New Meningitis Vaccines Get Partial Endorsement

Federal panel's vote may prompt some colleges to require freshmen to get the shots, some experts said. Read »

Jun 24, 2015
Will More Employers Use Psychiatric Fitness Tests?

Will More Employers Use Psychiatric Fitness Tests?

NBC 7's Elena Gomez looks at whether employers will soon require mental health checks as well as background checks. Watch »

Jun 24, 2015
Man Wins $500K After Phone Records Doctors Mocking Him

Man Wins $500K After Phone Records Doctors Mocking Him

A Vienna, Virginia, man was awarded $500,000 in court after suing doctors he recorded mocking and insulting him... Watch »

Jun 25, 2015
Nearly 10K Cases of Ranch Salad Dressing Recalled

Nearly 10K Cases of Ranch Salad Dressing Recalled

A New Jersey-based company is voluntarily recalling nearly 10,000 cases of Wish-Bone Ranch salad dressing sold in... Read »

Jun 24, 2015
GMO Lamb With Jellyfish Protein Sold for Meat in France

GMO Lamb With Jellyfish Protein Sold for Meat in France

France's national agricultural institute is investigating how a lamb whose mother had been genetically modified with... Read »

Jun 23, 2015
Public Weighs in on Escondido Hospital Closure

Public Weighs in on Escondido Hospital Closure

A North County hospital that is losing more than $20 million a year may soon close its doors after six decades of... Watch »

Jun 23, 2015
Action Needed Now to Slow Climate Change: WH

Action Needed Now to Slow Climate Change: WH

Failure to act on climate change could cause an estimated 57,000 deaths a year in the United States from poor air... Read »

Jun 23, 2015
Skinny Jeans Land

Skinny Jeans Land "Fashion Victim" in Hospital for Days

An Australian woman was hospitalized for four days after her skinny jeans cut off the blood flow to her calves and... Read »

Jun 27, 2015
General Mills to Drop Artificial Ingredients in Cereal

General Mills to Drop Artificial Ingredients in Cereal

General Mills is dropping artificial colors and flavors from its cereals, the latest company to respond to a growing... Read »

Jun 22, 2015

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