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Friday, Nov 25, 2016 at 08:41 PM PST

Millions May Be Misdiagnosed as Allergic to Penicillin

Millions May Be Misdiagnosed as Allergic to Penicillin

Some 90 percent of those diagnosed with a penicillin allergy can actually tolerate the antibiotics, according to a study presented recently at the annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and...

Friday, Nov 25, 2016 at 11:21 AM PST

Boy Disfigured by Chimps in Africa Thrives After US Surgery

Boy Disfigured by Chimps in Africa Thrives After US Surgery

A Congolese boy who was severely disfigured in a chimpanzee attack is marveling doctors with his resiliency a year after he was brought to New York to undergo reconstructive surgery. Nine-year-old Dunia...

Thursday, Nov 24, 2016 at 08:42 AM PST

Love Your Pets, Just Don't Feed Them Turkey

Love Your Pets, Just Don't Feed Them Turkey

Thanksgiving is about sharing, but that doesn't include Fido.

Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016 at 04:03 PM PST

US Abortion Rate Falls to Lowest Level in Decades: CDC

US Abortion Rate Falls to Lowest Level in Decades: CDC

The number and rate of abortions tallied by federal authorities have fallen to their lowest level in decades, according to new data released Wednesday. The latest annual report by the Centers for Disease Control...

Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016 at 04:11 AM PST

Zika-Caused Birth Defect May Become Clear Only After Birth

Zika-Caused Birth Defect May Become Clear Only After Birth

Researchers say a severe birth defect caused by Zika infection may not be apparent at birth but develop months afterward, further confirmation that the virus can cause unseen damage to developing babies. The...

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016 at 12:19 PM PST

Chipotle Customers Sue Chain Over '300-Calorie' Burrito

Chipotle Customers Sue Chain Over '300-Calorie' Burrito

A sign at Chipotle seemed to imply that its new chorizo burrito only had 300 calories.

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016 at 09:24 AM PST

Zika Birth Defect May Appear Months After Birth: CDC

Zika Birth Defect May Appear Months After Birth: CDC

Babies whose mothers are infected with the Zika virus may develop small heads months after birth, meaning the birth defect may still affect infants who don't immediately present with it, according to new...

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016 at 07:49 AM PST

3 Local Institutes Receive Grants for Cancer Research

3 Local Institutes Receive Grants for Cancer Research

Three San Diego-area research institutions have received grants from the Cary, N.C.-based V Foundation for Cancer Research.

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016 at 08:57 AM PST

Heinz Voluntarily Recalls Pork Gravy After Labeling Issue

Heinz Voluntarily Recalls Pork Gravy After Labeling Issue

Heinz is voluntarily recalling about 500 cases of its HomeStyle Bistro Au Jus Gravy because some jars have been mislabeled as Heinz Pork Gravy without mentioning it contains milk and soy. The labeling issue...

Monday, Nov 21, 2016 at 07:40 PM PST

Dementia Rates Might Be Declining, New Study Finds

Dementia Rates Might Be Declining, New Study Finds

Rates of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia appear to have fallen considerably since 2000, and better education may be partly responsible, researchers reported Monday. Better treatment for diabetes...

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