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Some Cilantro Banned Over Feces, Toilet Paper in Fields: FDA

Some Cilantro Banned Over Feces, Toilet Paper in Fields: FDA

The cause of several years of intestinal illnesses among Americans appears to have been found, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA announced on Monday that it has identified the cause of hundreds of U.S. cases of cyclosporiasis after health officials found human... Read »

Jul 27, 2015
Judge Stokes Right-to-Die Debate

Judge Stokes Right-to-Die Debate

In a ruling issued Monday, a San Diego judge dismissed a right-to-die lawsuit while stoking the debate regarding... Read »

Jul 27, 2015
SD Judge to Dismiss Right-to-Die Lawsuit

SD Judge to Dismiss Right-to-Die Lawsuit

A San Diego judge indicated he will throw out a lawsuit filed by three patients and a doctor claiming that... Watch »

Jul 24, 2015
EU Regulator Recommends 1st License for Malaria Vaccine

EU Regulator Recommends 1st License for Malaria Vaccine

The European Medicines Agency has recommended approving what would be the world's first licensed malaria vaccine... Read »

Jul 24, 2015
Rise in Autism May Be Due to Semantics: Study

Rise in Autism May Be Due to Semantics: Study

A new study out of Penn State University suggests that the increase in autism diagnosis is due to kids being... Read »

Jul 23, 2015
How to Pick the Right Surgeon

How to Pick the Right Surgeon

For the first time, you can get an idea of how many surgeries doctors have performed and how many complications... Watch »

Jul 23, 2015
Protect Yourself Against West Nile Virus After Rainfall

Protect Yourself Against West Nile Virus After Rainfall

After the weekend’s record-breaking rainfall, San Diego County health officials are reminding people to be... Read »

Jul 22, 2015
Use of Morning-After Pill on Rise Among U.S. Teens

Use of Morning-After Pill on Rise Among U.S. Teens

More than one in five sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill, according to a report released... Read »

Jul 22, 2015
UCSD Health, Hospitals Rank No. 1 in San Diego

UCSD Health, Hospitals Rank No. 1 in San Diego

UC San Diego Health and its associated hospitals have been ranked No. 1 in San Diego and recognized by the U.S. News Read »

Jul 21, 2015
Judge Denies UCSD Motion in Alzheimer's Research Lawsuit

Judge Denies UCSD Motion in Alzheimer's Research Lawsuit

Suit accuses prominent Alzheimer's disease researcher of conspiring to take research data. Read »

Jul 21, 2015
Early Drugs Halt AIDS, Prevent Spread, Studies Confirm

Early Drugs Halt AIDS, Prevent Spread, Studies Confirm

Two big studies detailed Monday confirm that earlier treatment for the AIDS virus not only keeps people healthy, but... Read »

Jul 21, 2015
Don't Use Laundry Pods in Homes With Kids: Consumer Reports

Don't Use Laundry Pods in Homes With Kids: Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports is warning parents that laundry detergent pods should never be used in homes where young children... Read »

Jul 17, 2015
Oregon Scientists Develop Bacon-Flavored Seaweed

Oregon Scientists Develop Bacon-Flavored Seaweed

What grows quickly, is packed with protein, has twice the nutritional value of kale and tastes like bacon? The... Watch »

Jul 17, 2015
Nearly 2 Million Pounds of Chicken Recalled

Nearly 2 Million Pounds of Chicken Recalled

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Illinois-based Aspen Foods is recalling nearly 2 million pounds of raw... Read »

Jul 17, 2015
Effort to Overturn Mandatory Vaccination Law Advances

Effort to Overturn Mandatory Vaccination Law Advances

California's secretary of state says the proponents of a ballot measure to repeal the state's new mandatory... Read »

Jul 14, 2015
Our Brains Change What We See

Our Brains Change What We See

A research study at the UCSD School of Medicine found our vision is influenced by our knowledge and experience. Read »

Jul 13, 2015
Fitness Tracker Fad Runs Out of Steam

Fitness Tracker Fad Runs Out of Steam

Although sales of fitness trackers are strong, many of their owners lose enthusiasm for them once the novelty of... Read »

Jul 11, 2015
Boy Who Got Brain Infection After Swimming Dies

Boy Who Got Brain Infection After Swimming Dies

A 14-year-old boy who developed a rare brain infection after swimming in a Minnesota lake died Thursday, his family... Read »

Jul 10, 2015
Cancer Doc Gets 45 Years for Scamming Hundreds of Patients

Cancer Doc Gets 45 Years for Scamming Hundreds of Patients

A Michigan oncologist who admitted to giving hundreds of patients painful cancer treatments — many of whom didn't... Read »

Jul 10, 2015
Liberia Confirms 2 New Ebola Cases, 120 Quarantined

Liberia Confirms 2 New Ebola Cases, 120 Quarantined

Two new cases of Ebola have emerged from the same Liberian community where the virus resurged the other week, the... Read »

Jul 9, 2015

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